Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Programme at-a-glance

Day One - Tuesday 9th April 2019

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10:00 - 13:00

Workshop: GRIF in RAK

DAY OF DISRUPTION

14:00 - 14:20

Innovating for tomorrow, identifying the truly white space

14:20 - 14:40

How is the Coca-Cola Company innovating, disrupting and playing the long-game?

14:40 - 15:00

Looking at how a smarter adoption of technology can future proof the hospitality business?

15:00 - 15:30

Could blockchain revolutionise the hospitality industry?

15:30 - 15:50

Designing the future hotel – Every hotel can and should be a design hotel

15:50 - 16:10

How to be at the leading edge of technology adoption

16:10 - 16:40

Disrupting traditional lifestyle luxury – Changing the business model

16:40 - 17:00

Nutrition – The future protein for the planet

17:00 - 18:00

The Five Minute Pitch – Innovation

18:00 - 19:00

Speed networking

19:00 - 21:00

AHIC Opening reception

Day Two - Wednesday 10th April 2019

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08:00 - 08:45

Registration and Coffee in the Sponsors’ Showcase

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome remarks

09:00 - 09:15

Official opening by conference host and patron

09:15 - 10:00

The world we live in and a review of global economic prospects and perspectives

10:00 - 10:30

Searching for sunshine, praying for performance and what about the future?

10:30 - 11:00

AHIC leadership talk - What is your compass in times of disruption, innovation and global turmoil?

11:00 - 11:30

Morning Refreshments and Networking in Sponsors’ Showcase

11:30 - 11:45

AHIC leadership talk - The Trust Crisis

11:45 - 12:30

Synchronised for success?

12:30 - 12:45

Sustainable investment tourism development for the future

12:45 - 13:15

The Edge of Wildness - Adventure Tourism Luxury Concepts

13:15 - 13:45

Resorts and Non-Traditional Midmarket Investment Opportunities

13:45 - 14:45

Lunch in the AHIC Village & Beach Bar

14:45 - 15:00

Designing Data-Driven Human Experiences

15:00 - 15:15

Wellness, Eco, Agri and Adventure Tourism for The Avocado Generation

15:15 - 15:30

Creating More Than Hotel Rooms; Looking at Blended Real Estate Solutions for Living

15:30 - 15:45

Dubai 2020 – What is in Store for the Hotel Industry Based on Previous Mega Events?

15:45 - 16:15

Walking the catwalk with the fashion entrepreneurs - where should fashion brands look for growth?

16:15 - 17:00

A Deep Dive Into Saudi Arabia

14:45 - 15:15

Valuations in the Middle East

15:15 - 15:45

Investor perspective: Alternative structures for finance and sources of funding for hotels; how do you bring in capital to hotel investments?

15:45 - 16:15

Alternatives to the big boys – Meeting the changing needs of consumers and owners

16:15 - 16:45

The Development Den: Speeding up the development process

16:45 - 17:30

SPACE SESSION: Construction & Development with the Future of the Planet and Your Future Bottom Line at the Forefront

14:45 - 16:30

Leadership masterclass: Leading by example with the nine habits of trust

17:00 - 18:30

Three minute pitch: New concept brands pitch to owners

18:30 - 20:00

AHIC EVENING RECEPTION

Day Three: Thursday, 11th April 2019

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07:00 - 07:45

Getting Active with AHIC – Run or Yoga

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Back

09:00 - 09:30

The Growth of Asset Management in the UAE – Why it is Paying Dividends for Owners

09:30 - 10:00

Franchising – is it the future in the GCC? What does it take to do it well?

10:00 - 10:30

What are the Benefits of Management Companies vs Third Party Management companies

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and refreshments break

11:00 - 11:15

Creating a world class resort destination

11:15 - 11:45

​Uncovering KSA

11:45 - 12:15

Technology leadership panel

12:15 - 13:00

What can hotel investors learn from the world of luxury retail and yachts

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch at the AHIC Village and beach bar