1. AHIC Leadership Talk - Sustainable investment tourism development for the future
Clients are increasingly conscious of the need for conservation and yet hungry for new, more personalised travel experiences. How can we foster a new, positive relationship between tourism and the environment AND provide a sustainable investment opportunity? Jay Rosen, Head of Investment & Finance, The Red Sea Development Company
2. Creating a world class resort destination
Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDTalk in conversation with Nicholas Naples Chief Executive Officer, Public Investment Fund, Amaala
3. Outward investment and travel from China
The impact of the Belt and Road Initiative on the hospitality and tourism industry worldwide and what is the ideal structure for attracting Chinese investment? Dr. Adam Wu, Chief Operating Officer, China Invests Overseas by CBN Hongdeng Bian, China Baobel International Investment Group and Silk Road Tourism Development Company Benson Huang, Chairman of the Board & Managing Director, Sichuan New World Investment Group Dustin Pan, Senior Vice President, Oceanwide Investment and Securities
4. What are the benefits of management companies vs third party management companies?
Damien Rizzi, Head of Asset Management – Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer Khalid Anib, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels, PJSC Aaron Greenman, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development – EMEA, Interstate Hotels & Resorts Bani Haddad, Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality Jad Shamseddin, Managing Director – Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group
5. Dubai 2020 – What is in store for the hotel industry based on previous mega events?
Looking at Milan Expo, London Olympics, World Cups and other Mega Events around the world to try and see what patterns can be determined. What can data tell us about what is on the horizon in the lead up, during and post Expo 2020? Sarah Duignan, Director of Client Relationships, STR
6. Midmarket resorts and non-traditional midmarket investment opportunities
Beyond traditional four- and three-star hotel products where are the emerging opportunities for investors to get value for money? Christopher Lund, Head of Hotels – Middle East & North Africa, Colliers International Abdullah Al Abdooli, Managing Director & CEO, Marjan Rami A. Moukarzel, Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa, Louvre Hotels Group María Zarraluqui, Global Head of Development, Meliá Hotels International
7. The Edge of Wildness - Adventure tourism luxury concepts
Looking at the untapped potential of this market. What are the key things that need to be in place to drive this segment? Where is the potential for investors? What are some success stories to learn from? Nick van Marken, Bench Events Advisory Board Member Luca Franco, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Luxury Frontiers Adrian Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer, Mantis Collection James McBride, Partner & CEO, NIHI Hotels
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