Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference

26 February 2018

Marriott Convention Center, Riyadh Marriott Hotel

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With Saudi Arabia’s economic landscape transforming faster than we’ve ever seen in the recent past, we must address what this means for the hospitality sector in the Kingdom and in the wider Middle East and North African region – we need to ‘Focus on the Future’.

Our team has been working hard in collaboration with DUR Hospitality, our strategic partner in Saudi Arabia, and AHIC’s sponsors to put together a powerful programme for the newly launched Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference - an AHIC event taking place at the Marriott Hotel in Riyadh on 26 February.

Confirmed Speakers

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud photo

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

President, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage

Bio
Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud photo

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Chairwoman, GURA - Global United Centre for Research and Analysis,

Bio
Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Bio
Hussain Al Rakhis photo

Hussain Al Rakhis

Hussain Al Rakhis

General Manager- KSA, Action Hotels Company

Bio
Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif photo

Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif

Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif

Chief Executive Officer, Jabal Omar Development Company

Bio
Mohamed Awadalla photo

Mohamed Awadalla

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer, Time Hotels

Bio
Jaan Albrecht photo

Jaan Albrecht

Jaan Albrecht

Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Bio
Terence Baker photo

Terence Baker

Terence Baker

Senior reporter, Europe, Hotel News Now / STR

Bio
Abdellah Essonni photo

Abdellah Essonni

Abdellah Essonni

Chief Hospitality Officer, Maad International Co.

Bio
Olivier Granet photo

Olivier Granet

Olivier Granet

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer - Middle East and Africa, AccorHotels

Bio
Maram Kokandi photo

Maram Kokandi

Maram Kokandi

General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson, Madinah Road, Jeddah

Bio
Alex Kyriakidis photo

Alex Kyriakidis

Alex Kyriakidis

President and Managing Director - MEA, Marriott International

Bio
Gerald Lawless photo

Gerald Lawless

Gerald Lawless

Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council; Chairman, Irish Business Network; Honorary President, Jumeirah Group

Bio
Nick van Marken photo

Nick van Marken

Nick van Marken

Industry Executive

Bio
Anita Mendiratta photo

Anita Mendiratta

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & President of Cachet Consulting

Bio
Chaymae Samir photo

Chaymae Samir

Chaymae Samir

Founder of CS Ventures; CEO of SouthLabs

Bio
Hatem Samman photo

Hatem Samman

Hatem Samman

Chief Strategy Officer, General Entertainment Authority

Bio
Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, IWG (Insignia Worldwide Group)

Bio
Filippo Sona photo

Filippo Sona

Filippo Sona

Director, Head of Hotels, (MENA Region), Colliers International

Bio
Richard Thompson photo

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director, MEED

Bio
Philip Wooller photo

Philip Wooller

Philip Wooller

Area Director Middle East, STR Global

Bio
Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman and Founder, Bench Events

Bio

Outline Agenda

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome Remarks

Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

09:45 - 10:15

The Future of Saudi Tourism – Transitioning to Tomorrow

Getting into the mindset of Vision 2030 and providing insight on the masterplan and building a sustainable and successful platform for growth.

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud photo

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud photo

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

10:15 - 10:45

Destination Development

How can Saudi Arabia develop a destination with world-class offerings to hold their own against the best in the region?

Anita Mendiratta photo

Anita Mendiratta

Gerald Lawless photo

Gerald Lawless

10:45 - 11:30

Leaders’ Perspective

Understanding the thoughts and goals of the regions hospitality leaders that are paving the way to realising Vision 2030.

Nick van Marken photo

Nick van Marken

Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Olivier Granet photo

Olivier Granet

Alex Kyriakidis photo

Alex Kyriakidis

11:30 - 12:00

COFFEE BREAK

networking

12:00 - 12:15

Pipeline Perspective

As the focus turns to growth in the Kingdom, is there a danger of oversupply in the market?

Philip Wooller photo

Philip Wooller

12:15 - 12:30

Round up of Transformational and Infrastructure Projects

The Saudi market will expand dramatically in the coming years and so will the infrastructure around the country. What projects are up and coming, and where will the biggest impact be felt?

Richard Thompson photo

Richard Thompson

12:30 - 13:00

Transformational Development in The Holy Cities

Looking at the developments, infrastructure and projects coming online that will grow and sustain an ever-evolving market around two of the oldest cities in tourism.

Jaan Albrecht photo

Jaan Albrecht

Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif photo

Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif

Abdellah Essonni photo

Abdellah Essonni

13:00 - 13:40

Building the Path to a Brighter Saudi – Driving Domestic Tourism

A new generation of Saudi travellers are emerging and keeping them engaged is the new challenge. What projects, initiatives and sectors are going to drive domestic tourism around the country.

Hatem Samman photo

Hatem Samman

13:40 - 14:40

LUNCH

networking

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