Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

17 – 19 April 2018

AHIC Village, Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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2018 Programme

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Day Three – 19 April 2018

At-a-glance →

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Back

Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

09:00 - 09:30

The Fiscal Perspective

In a tight economic climate, investors must be sure that they are
financing and preparing their investments correctly. What do the
bankers think? Where are your biggest opportunities and risks?

Oliver Ebner photo

Oliver Ebner

Cyril Lincoln photo

Cyril Lincoln

Shane Moore photo

Shane Moore

09:30 - 10:00

Industry Forces – How to harness the power of Digital Distribution

What is the current state-of-affairs in a market where hotels are
pushing direct booking, but are relying on distribution platforms that
are becoming increasingly stronger. What can owners do to get the
best of both worlds?

Filippo Sona photo

Filippo Sona

Maksim Izmaylov photo

Maksim Izmaylov

Terry Kane photo

Terry Kane

Charlie Osmond photo

Charlie Osmond

Joost Vermuelen

10:00 - 10:20

Global CEO in the Hot Seat – Focus on the Future

Federico J. González photo

Federico J. González

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:10

Industry Insight – Trendlines Survey Results

Insights into the
consumer. What do they want to from our industry and how can you
apply this to your business model?

Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

11:10 - 11:30

Global Perspective with Stephen Sackur Presenter HARDtalk, BBC – Focus on the Future; One Way One Belt

One of the most valuable economy in the world is also one of the
largest emerging markets for hospitality. How has Groupe du Louvre
harnessed the power of its Chinese owners to overhaul their business

Stephen Sackur photo

Stephen Sackur

Amine Moukarzel photo

Amine Moukarzel

Pierre-Frédéric Roulot photo

Pierre-Frédéric Roulot

11:30 - 12:00

Tapping into the Millennial Mindset, why investors need to broaden their thinking

generating revenue beyond the room, revolutionising the traditional hotel model and creating cool, covetable properties
with enviable returns for owners.

Michael Bisordi photo

Michael Bisordi

Olivier Harnisch photo

Olivier Harnisch

Amar Lalvani photo

Amar Lalvani

12:00 - 12:30

Collaborative Asset Management

Moving from a revenue management to cost management market. How are owners and operators working together to maximise ROI?

Ignace Bauwens photo

Ignace Bauwens

Mariano Faz photo

Mariano Faz

12:30 - 13:00

Focus on Value Engineering

How can you build ROI into the foundations? The Hotel Model in the GCC has changed forever along with its status as an emerging market. Market maturity means that owners and investors need to develop with the end in mind.

Mohamed Awadalla photo

Mohamed Awadalla

13:00 - 13:30

Acquiring the Next Generation

An inside look at the modern approach to expansion and innovation. AccorHotels’ acquisition strategy is creating the travel industry it wants to see through its acquisitions of portfolios, brands and startups.

Gaurav Bhushan photo

Gaurav Bhushan

Christoph Hoffmann photo

Christoph Hoffmann

13:30 - 14:30

Closing Keynote

13:30 - 14:30



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