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FHIS is an international platform by The Bench where some of the world's most influential hospitality investment decision makers connect, exchange knowledge, explore new partnerships and shape the future of the hospitality sector.

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FHIS event series

Saudi Arabia

7-9 May 2023
Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh

FHIS returns to Saudi Arabia after an incredible and sold-out event in 2022. The conference programme will include tracks from the Saudi Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) with a continued focus on sustainability, innovation, startups and human capital development.

Abu Dhabi

25-27 September 2023
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

From Dubai in 2022, to Abu Dhabi 2023! FHIS takes place at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island for the first time. Building upon 19 years of our legacy with the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), our Abu Dhabi event focuses on exciting new international hospitality investment opportunities, sustainable and innovative concepts from around the world, and leading global hotel brands that are shaping the industry.

Latest podcasts

Episode 20: Amir Lababedi, Managing Director Development MENA, Hilton

In this episode of the FHS Podcast, Amir Lababedi, Managing Director Development MENA, Hilton talks to Ali Shahid, Marketing Director, The Bench about his role and responsibilities at Hilton and what the operations look like for the hotels in Riyadh at this time of the year.

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Episode 19: Martin Berlin, Partner, Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC Middle East

Martin Berlin, Partner, Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC Middle East talks to Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, The Bench about his role at PwC and his participation at the Future Hospitality Summit 2022.

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Episode 18: Patrick Antaki, Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Management Holding

Patrick Antaki, COO, Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) joins the FHS Podcast to talk to Jana Bader, General Manager KSA, The Bench about HMH's operations over the past few years.

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Episode 17: Tim Cordon, Area SVP, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Tim Cordon, Area SVP, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group talks to Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, The Bench about Radisson's operations over the past few years and the difference in performance before and after the pandemic.

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Latest industry news

Hospitality’s highest flyers honoured at FHS Awards

Ranjan Nadarajah, Amit Nayak, and Assia Riccio recognised at the Future Hospitality Summit in Dubai.

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ENVI Lodges partners with Afyaa Group to add 3 more ecolodges to its Saudi portfolio, set to open in Al Ahsa between 2024 and 2026

The first lodge, set to open in the first quarter of 2024, is located on a privately owned date farm and will offer 25 biophilic pods with private plunge pools, nestled between palm trees.

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TDF Signs MoU with Saudi Endeavor Network to Support Entrepreneurs in Tourism Sector

The MoU will contribute to promoting the development of entrepreneurs within tourism sector.

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The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge announces 2022 winner at Future Hospitality Summit

Cornell University was awarded with their concept NIMBUS – a soaring collection of self-contained luxury hotel rooms.

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