Programme

DAY ONE Tuesday 25th April 2017Full Programme

17:00 - 18:00

Networking Business Card Exchange

18:00 - 21:00

OPENING NIGHT NETWORKING RECEPTION : Jumeirah Group welcomes AHIC

DAY TWO Wednesday 26th April 2017Full Programme

8:00 - 8:30

Registration and Welcome Breakfast in the Sponsors Showcase

8:30 - 8:45

Welcome Remarks by

8:45 - 9:15

Global CEO series - Catalysts of Change - Keynote

9:15 - 9:30

Exclusive Research Report: Global Megatrends and their impact on Hospitality in the Middle East

9:30 - 10:15

Catalysts of Change

10:15 - 11:00

The 2017 Macroeconomic Outlook for Middle East Hospitality

11:00 - 11:15

Global CEO Series - Catalysts of Change

AHIC Pecha Kucha: The Hotel of the Future

11:15 - 11:45

Morning Refreshments and Networking in Sponsors’ Showcase

AHIC Pecha Kucha: The Hotel of the Future

11:45 - 12:25

Stripping Away the Segments

12:25 - 12:40

Time To Face The Brutal Hotel Brand Facts

12:40 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:30

Brand Clinic - Do you need an International Brand?

14:30 - 15:30

Knowledge Platform - Performance and Pipeline for the Three - Four Star Segment

The Investment Climate warms up to the Mid-Market

Stream 1 - The Owners Intelligence Den

15:30 - 16:00

An A-Z of Reflagging your Hotel

16:00 - 16:30

Medical, Wellness, Culture, Heritage or Entertainment

16:30 - 17:00

Hotel Room Investments: The Alternative Model

17:00 - 17:30

White Label Operators

Stream 2 - The Conversation Den - Focus on the GCC

15:30 - 16:00

Upscale is The New Luxury

16:00 - 16:30

Concepts for the GCC

16:30 - 17:00

RAK in the Spotlight - Capitalising on the Upward Curve in Ras Al Khaimah

17:00 - 17:30

Abu Dhabi in the Spotlight

Stream 3 - The Research Den

15:30 - 16:00

PwC – Diving into the five Global Megatrends and how they relate to Middle East Hospitality

16:00 - 16:15

Thematic Content Programming for Destinations

16:15 - 16:30

The AHIC BLP Market Sentiment Survey Review

16:30 - 16:45

The Big Waste Wake-Up Call

AHIC Pecha Kucha: The Future of Hotel F&B Design

16:45 - 17:25

Getting Restaurants Right - How to generate ROI on F&B

AHIC Pecha Kucha: The Hotel of the Future

18:00 - 20:00

AHIC Evening Reception Hosted by Emaar Hospitality Group

DAY THREE Thursday 27th April 2017Full Programme

8:00 - 8:45

Networking Breakfast in Sponsors Showcase

8:25 - 8:30

Welcome Back

8:30 - 9:00

Coffee and Keynote

AHIC Pecha Kucha: Six Technologies that will Shape the Future of Hotels

9:00 - 9:30

A 360° approach to asset management

9:30 - 10:00

Investment beyond the Middle East

10:00 - 10:20

Global CEO Series - Catalysts of Change

10:20 - 10:40

Knowledge Platform - Middle East Asset Price Index

10:40 - 11:10

Mega Projects and Master Plans

AHIC Pecha Kucha: The Seven Secrets of Successful Storytelling in Hotel Design

11:10 - 11:40

Coffee break

11:40 - 12:30

Dubai and The Next Five Years 2017-2022: Understanding the Dubai Guest

What is the Outlook for Dubai’s Hospitality Industry Post-2021?

Developing Dubai as a Resort Market

12:30 - 12:45

The Big Talent Wake-Up Call

12:45 - 13:00

Global CEO Series - Catalysts of Change

13:00 - 13:15

AHIC Announcement: “Showcasing Local Talent - Anticipating the Future”

13:15 - 14:00

PRESENTATION OF THE AHIC 2017 AWARDS

14:00 - 15:30

Networking Lunch

14:30

Tour to Dubai Resorts