Programme

DAY ONE Tuesday 25th April 2017Full Programme

AHIC’s PechaKucha Night

16:00 - 17:00

AHIC’s PechaKucha Night: The Hotel of the Future

17:00 - 18:00

AHIC’s PechaKucha Night: Smart Buildings of the Future

18:00 - 20:00

AHIC OPENING NIGHT NETWORKING RECEPTION Hosted by Jumeirah Group

DAY TWO Wednesday 26th April 2017Full Programme

8:00 - 8:45

Registration

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 9:30

Keynote: In Conversation With Chris Nassetta

9:30 - 10:15

Global Catalysts for Change

10:15 - 11:00

The 2017 Macroeconomic Outlook for Middle East Hospitality

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:30 - 12:10

Stripping away the segments

12:10 - 12:30

Keynote session: Time To Face The Brutal Hotel Brand Facts

12:30 - 13:00

Do you really need an international brand?

13:00 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

White Label Operators

14:30 - 15:00

An A-Z of Reflagging your Hotel

15:00 - 15:10

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

15:10 - 15:40

The Investment Climate warms up to the Mid-Market

15:40 - 16:00

Your Final Caffeine Fix: The Sponsors Showcase

16:00 - 16:10

Stream A: Knowledge Platform: Understanding the Dubai guest

16:10 - 16:40

Stream A: Dubai and The Next Five Years 2017-2022

16:00 - 16:40

Stream B: Getting Restaurants Right: How to generate ROI on F&B

16:40 - 17:10

Stream A: FOCUS ON THE UAE - RAK in the Spotlight:

16:40 - 17:10

Stream B: Medical, Wellness, Culture, Heritage or Entertainment:

17:10 - 17:40

Stream A: FOCUS ON THE UAE - Abu Dhabi in the Spotlight

17:10 - 17:40

Stream B: HOSPITALITY FORUM - Concepts for the GCC

18:00 - 20:00

AHIC Evening Reception Hosted by Emaar Properties

DAY THREE Thursday 27th April 2017Full Programme

8:00 - 8:45

Networking Breakfast in Sponsors Showcase

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome Back

9:00 - 9:40

A 360° approach to asset management

9:40 - 9:50

Knowledge Platform: A Comparison of Key Investment Markets in the US and Europe

9:50 - 10:30

Investment beyond the Middle East

10:30 - 11:00

The China Effect: Moving Chinese investment from the US to the Middle East

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Refreshments and Networking in Sponsors Exhibition Zone

11:30 - 12:00

Stream A: Hotel Room Investments: The alternative model

11:30 - 12:00

Stream B: The Mega Projects you need to know

12:00 - 12:30

Steam A: Upscale is the new luxury

12:00 - 12:30

Stream B: Mega projects and master plans

12:30 - 13:00

Global Travel Trends

13:00 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:15

The Big Waste Wake-Up Call

14:15 - 14:30

The Big Talent Wake-Up Call

14:30 - 15:00

AHIC AWARDS PRESENTATION

15:00 - 15:30

Keynote

15:30 - 15:45

Closing Remarks