Conference Patron

This event was made possible by the gracious support of our event patron, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of Dubai Dept for Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates.

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Global Catalysts for Change

The ongoing digital revolution, emerging internet of things and advent of the sharing economy are having a profound effect on the way people do business across the world. It’s high time they were seen as enablers, not disruptors, and hospitality investors, developers, owners and operators alike have the chance in 2017 to capitalise on these for future growth, profitability and success. You too can accelerate change and embrace a new future. AHIC returns for its 13th year on 25-27 April 2017.

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"If you are a serious player in the Hospitality Sector in the Middle East you need to be at AHIC."

Jeff Robinson, Hospitality Sector Leader, Aurecon

Sponsor or Exhibit

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), hosts over 700 of the most powerful people in the hospitality industry each year, of which 70% are director level or above. View the 2016 event report for more detailed audience information. Would you be interested in showcasing your brand to this highly targeted audience, with large spending power? In 2016, CEO’s were in attendance from: Al Marjan Island, Action Hotels, Emaar, Marriott, Accorhotels, IFA Hotel Investments, Emaar Middle East and many more...

AHIC PechaKucha

Enjoy the launch of the AHIC PechaKucha! PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas and work. AHIC will be hosting global architectural and design talent, using the PetchaKucha format of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. The future of hotel design and a look at the next generation of smart buildings will be the topics in this fun and dynamic launch to the conference.


120+ global industry leaders will inspire you to embrace the future of hospitality in the context of ‘anytime, anywhere’ connectivity. Each speaker is an expert in their field and will collectively take you on a journey to hear first-hand information that will transform your thinking and your business. All change must be considered against a macroeconomic outlook and its practical implications for the market in question. Find out how regional circumstances will interact with global gamechangers.

AHIC16 Highlights

AHIC 2016 came at a crucial phase in the development of the region’s tourism and hospitality sectors. As the meeting place for the leaders of the region’s tourism and hospitality industry, AHIC 2016 brought the hotel investment community together to connect, learn and collaborate in order to face the challenges ahead. Get the Post Event Summary & Insight PLUS, take a look at the highlights video and full plenary sessions.

"AHIC consistently provides a steady platform to meet like-minded professionals across hotel/hospitality development development within the MENA region and beyond."

Amit Nayak, Managing Director, High Point Hospitality

Thank you to the AHIC 2017 Sponsors

AHIC’s sponsors are experts in the field of hotel investment. They are at the forefront of this growing industry and leading the way in this sector.