2022 Agenda

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Monday 19 September

07:00 - 11:00

Experiences

FHS HAMA Golf Tournament

Dubai Creek Resort Golf Club, limited to 32 FHS Delegates.

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07:00 - 12:00

Experiences

FHS Tennis Tournament

Jumeirah Beach Hotel tennis courts, limited to 16 FHS Delegates.

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10:00 - 11:00

Registration Opens

10:00 - 12:00

Experiences

World’s Largest Vertical Farm – Site Visit

Bustanica- Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, limited to 40 FHS Delegates.

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11:00 - 11:05

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Welcome To GRIF @ FHS

James Hacon

Chief Marketing Officer, MAPAL Group

11:00 - 12:00

Creativity Stage

Hospitality Asset Managers Association - MEA Annual General Meeting

11:05 - 11:25

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Hotel F&B: Thinking Beyond Concepts

Moderator
Dan Clayton

Strategy and Insight Director, Keane LLC

In conversation with

Emma Banks

Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development EMEA, Hilton

Lloyd Carter

Director of Restaurant and Bar Design and Partnerships, IHG Hotels & Resorts

11:15 - 12:00

Experiences

Fish Farm - Site Visit

Jebel Ali, limited to 20 FHS Delegates.

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11:25 - 11:45

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Accelerating Entrepreneurial Brand Growth

Moderator
Irina Orlandini

Founder & CEO, Spaecial

In conversation with

Fay Economides

Executive Director, M Management Company

Roaya Saleh

President & Founder, RS Management WLL

11:45 - 12:00

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Successfully Growing & Localising A Global Brand

Moderator
Petra B Spanko

Regional Director, Katch International

In conversation with

Annick Van Overstraeten

Chief Executive Officer, Le Pain Quotidien

12:00 - 12:20

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Winning With A Multi-Brand Portfolio

Moderator
David Singleton

Founder, ōrāculī

In conversation with

Edward Devenport

Chief Executive Officer, Incipio Group

Pauline Ibrahim

Chief Financial Officer, Blackspoon

Tyrone Reid

Group CEO , MMI and Emirates Retail Leisure

12:20 - 12:50

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

How Important Are Awards To Success Of Aspirational & Destination Dining?

Moderator
Claudia de Brito

Freelance Journalist & Academy Chair, World's 50 Best Restaurants

In conversation with

Nicolas Budzynski

Global Operations Director, LPM Restaurant & Bar

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

Panchali Mahendra

Managing Director, Atelier House Hospitality

12:30 - 12:45

Networking Coffee Break

12:50 - 13:10

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Embracing Responsible Consumerism

Moderator
Hilari Voorthuis

Food & Beverage Manager, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor

In conversation with

Michael Ingemann

Director, I am Döner

Omar Shihab

Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, BOCA

13:10 - 13:25

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

The Future Of Food Halls

Moderator
Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA Associates DMCC

In conversation with

Peter Bruun

COO & CEXO, Boxooo International Ltd

13:25 - 13:30

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Restaurant Franchise Of The Year Award

Award given by Dentons

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Global Head of Franchise Group, Dentons

Karolina Cotronei

Senior Associate, Dentons

13:55 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:00

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Does Food Delivery Really Have A Sustainable Future?

Moderator
Mohamed Fayed

Chief Executive Officer, Grub Tech FZ-LLC

In conversation with

Hayder Alnashie

CEO & Founder, Dash Hospitality Group

Andy Holman

Special Board Advisor, eathos, Rosa's Thai & Advanced Restaurant Consultants

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH BRANDS and Locale.ae

15:00 - 15:40

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Will Restaurants Continue To Be An Attractive Investment Proposition?

Moderator
James Hacon

Chief Marketing Officer, MAPAL Group

In conversation with

Ramzy Abdul Majeed

Chairman & CEO, Big On Hospitality

H. Ashton Crosby

Managing Director, Capdesia

Mohammed Jawa

Founder & Chairman, MJS Holding

Craig Rachel

Director - M&A, AlixPartners

15:30 - 16:30

Experiences

Museum of the Future – Site Visit

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, limited to 40 FHS Delegates. Please be advised that registration for Museum of the Future – Site Visit is now full.

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15:40 - 16:00

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Knowing When To Bring In The Right Help To Grow

Moderator
Mark Stretton

Managing Director, Fleet St Communications

In conversation with

Bassam Elia

Co-Founder, Chopstix Group

Menashe Sadik

Co-Founder, Chopstix

16:00 - 16:15

Networking Coffee Break

16:15 - 18:00

Creativity Stage

GRIF

Workshop: How To Build A Successful Hospitality Franchising Business

Franchising can bring important business benefits by sharing risk and leveraging the resources and skills of both franchisor and franchisee.  However, the challenge for the restaurant industry has been that a basic royalty fee model does not reward the franchisor sufficiently for innovation and investment. New models are therefore emerging in the industry.  In this workshop, we will look at the best financial and business models for restaurant and hospitality franchising.  We will examine the key success factors to successful franchising, including investment in your brand and a franchising toolkit that facilitates quality control and know-how transfer. Please download a copy of the "7 steps guide to successful franchising" from the event app.

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Moderator
Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Global Head of Franchise Group, Dentons

In conversation with

Kieran Mallon

Managing Director, Baker Street Hospitality Group

16:30 - 18:00

Summit Main Stage

Sustainable Hospitality Challenge

The Sustainable Hospitality Challenge - "Remote"

The SHC has challenged students from over 40 leading international hotel schools to address a real-life case study and this year's challenge is titled "Remote" - Neom is a city attempting to do what has never been done before, with a vision of what a new future might look like.  Located in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia, it will be a home for people who dream big and want to be a part of building a new model of sustainable living, working and prospering. The finalists of this year's long challenge will pitch their innovative ideas to a prominent jury of senior industry leaders with the finalists being acknowledged on stage on 20th September.

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Tim Cordon

Area Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Marc Descrozaille

Chief Operating Officer - IMEA , Accor

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East Africa & Turkey, Hilton

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operations Officer, Middle East, Marriott International

17:00 - 18:00

Experiences

Turtle Lagoon – Site Visit

Jumeirah Al Naseem, limited to 20 FHS Delegates.

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17:30 - 18:30

Experiences

Sunset Talks At The Mina A'Salam

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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Moderator
Gaurav Sinha

CEO, Insignia Worldwide

In conversation with

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder, Healing Hotels of the World

Tim Kobe

CEO/Founder, Eight Design FZ LLC

Nicolas Mayer

Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA; Managing Partner Global Center of Excellence Tourism & Hospitality, PwC Middle East

18:30 - 21:00

FHS

Opening Reception At The Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, Hosted By Jumeirah

We are thrilled to welcome you back once again to Madinat Jumeirah where the first hotel investment conference was held almost two decades ago. For the Opening Reception, we will take you on a curated food and beverage journey designed by Jumeirah's award-winning chefs that showcases the Arabian hospitality Jumeirah is well-known for.

Tuesday 20 September

09:00 - 09:10

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Welcome To The Future Hospitality Summit

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

Gemma Greenwood

Director, Content Inc

09:10 - 09:30

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Mapping Out The Future Of Tourism

Moderator
Gemma Greenwood

Director, Content Inc

In conversation with

Hoor Al Khaja

Associate Vice President, International Operations, , Department of Economy and Tourism - Dubai

09:30 - 10:05

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

From War, ESG, Supply Chain Chaos To Food Security - How Do Leaders Manage This Challenge & Will Dubai Keep Its Crown?

Pat Thaker

Editorial Director, Middle East & Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit

09:45 - 10:30

Future Stage

FHS

Elevating The Role Of Hospitality Tech In Driving Operational Efficiency Post Recovery

Moderator
Anantha Narayanan

Chief Technology Officer, Quadriga Systems Limited

In conversation with

Samir Abi Frem

Chief Executive Officer, Lokalee

Will Douglas

Director of Information Systems, MENA, Premier Inn

Sanjay Sharma

Head of Information Technology , Jumeirah Group

Roger Tabbal

VP Global Guest Technology & Innovation, Accor

10:05 - 10:25

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

It Was The Worst Of Times, It Was The Best Of Times – But Where To Now?

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

10:25 - 10:50

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Global Development Leaders & Their Attitude To Risk

Moderator
Edie Rodriguez

Member of the Board of Directors , Saudi Tourism Authority

In conversation with

Agnes Roquefort

Global Chief Development Officer, Accor

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Global Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

10:30 - 11:00

Future Stage

FHS

Focus on China - Are You Prepared For The Biggest Tourism Market?

Moderator
Sarah Hedley Hymers

Editorial Director, Connecting Travel

In conversation with

Marcus Lee

Chief Executive Officer, China Travel Online

10:50 - 11:05

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

FHS

Future Stage

The Knight Frank Investors Briefing

The Project Lifecycle Of Hotel Investment And How To Avoid Challenges Faced By Owners By invitation only

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Turab Saleem

Partner - Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Advisory - MENA, Knight Frank

Harmen De Jong

Partner - Real Estate Strategy & Consulting, Knight Frank

Shehzad Jamal

Partner StratCon –Healthcare | Education | Real Estate, Knight Frank

Daniel Pugh

Partner - Head of Hospitality Valuation & Advisory, Knight Frank

Ben Walker

Partner - Head of Project & Building Consultancy, Knight Frank

11:15 - 11:45

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Challenges & Opportunities From Asian Hospitality Giants - From Global Expansion, Supply Crunch, Inflation To Sustainability

Moderator
David Keen

Founder & CEO, QUO, Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures

In conversation with

Puneet Chhatwal

MD & CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim

Chief Executive Officer, Tetra Hospitality and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA

Dillip Rajakarier

Group CEO, Minor International & CEO Minor Hotels

11:30 - 12:15

Creativity Stage

FHS

The EIU Workshop - Your Questions Answered From Those Challenges Facing The Private Sector From ESG, Inflation, Supply Chain Chaos To Localisation

Pat Thaker

Editorial Director, Middle East & Africa, The Economist Intelligence Unit

11:45 - 12:20

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Integrated Resorts & Their Impact On The Economy

Moderator
James Wrenn

Director - Head of Hotel Advisory, MENA Region, Colliers

In conversation with

Abdullah AlAbdouli

Chief Executive Officer, Marjan

Chris Gordon

President, Wynn Development

Alison Grinnell

Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

12:00 - 13:30

Future Stage

FHS

What's Driving Investment Opportunities In Morocco

12:00 - 12:10     Moderator: Richard Dean, Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio; Director, Roar Interior Design                              Imad Barrakad, Chief Executive Officer, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT 12:10 - 12:20     What Are The Numbers Telling Us – How Is Morocco Performing And What Is The Outlook?                              Philip Wooller, Area Director, Middle East & Africa, STR 12:10 - 12:45      Diving Into Real Projects – Showcase Of Investment Opportunities                              Moderator: Richard Dean, Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio; Director, Roar Interior Design                              Salim Mikram, Managing Partner, Istich Consulting 12:45 - 13:10      Investor's Discussion Round                              Moderator: Bani Haddad, Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality                              Ewan Cameron, Director Africa, Westmont Hospitality Group                              Hamza Farooqui, Founder & CEO, Millat Investments 13:10 - 13:30     Diving Into Real Projects – Showcase Of Investment Opportunities                             Moderator: Richard Dean, Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio; Director, Roar Interior Design                             Jihane Touzani, Sales & Marketing Director, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Moderator
Richard Dean

Director, Roar Interior Design, Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio

In conversation with

Imad Barrakad

Chief Executive Officer, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Ewan Cameron

Director Africa, Westmont Hospitality Group

Hamza Farooqui

Founder & CEO, Millat Investments

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

Salim Mikram

Managing Partner, Istich Consulting

Jihane Touzani

Sales & Marketing Director, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Philip Wooller

Area Director, Middle East & Africa, STR

12:20 - 12:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Announcement - Signing Ceremony

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

12:30 - 12:50

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Hard Talk With H.E Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Moderator
Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association, MEA

In conversation with

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi

Chairman, ENBD REIT and Edelman Middle East

12:50 - 13:30

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Evolving World Of Finance

Moderator
Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association, MEA

In conversation with

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Kapil Jobanputra

Head, Commercial Real Estate, AME, Standard Chartered Bank

Zain Qureshi

Chief Executive Officer, Advice Re Capital

Vijay Raghavan

Director, Golden Sands Hotel Co. LLC.

13:30 - 14:15

Networking Lunch

14:15 - 14:50

Innovation Stage

FHS

The Better Hotel Investment? Why Budget Lifestyle Hotels Are The Future

Moderator
Edie Rodriguez

Member of the Board of Directors , Saudi Tourism Authority

In conversation with

Patrick Antaki

Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Management Holding (HMH)

Markus Lehnert

SVP International Hotel Development EMEA, Marriott International

Stephen Kamat

Vice President Brands, Marketing & Communications, Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Marie-Noële Schwartzmann

Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

14:15 - 14:45

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Innovations Driving The Cost Challenges Of Responsible Procurement & Sourcing

Moderator
Richard Dean

Director, Roar Interior Design, Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio

In conversation with

Emma Banks

Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development EMEA, Hilton

Atul Chopra

Founder & CEO, Fresh On Table DWC LLC

Brett Whitfield

Senior Vice President & Head of Global Procurement, Jumeirah Group

14:20 - 15:00

Future Stage

FHS

A Game Changer For The Industry! The Future Of Education In The Metaverse

Moderator
Jeroen Greven

Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

In conversation with

Nyla Khan

Cofounder, Mirai Partners

Ian Millar

Senior Lecturer, EHL Hospitality Business School

Adnan Sawadi

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Transformational Development & Knowingo

14:45 - 15:00

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Sustainable Design: What Are The Designers Dreaming-up?

Tim Peck

Chairman, OBMI

14:50 - 15:20

Innovation Stage

FHS

The Rise of Experiential Eco Centric Hotels In The Middle East

Moderator
Gemma Greenwood

Director, Content Inc

In conversation with

Noelle Homsy

Co-Founder, ENVI Lodges

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

Rami Moukarzel

Managing Partner, Earth Hotels

15:00 - 15:40

Future Stage

FHS

How To Build Investable Startups And Recognizing Where Disruption Is Needed In Legacy Hospitality Groups

Moderator
Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

In conversation with

Saeed Alnofeli

Director, In5 - Tecom Group

Obediah Ayton

Managing Partner, Synaptech Capital

Frederico Fernandes

Managing Director GCC, Vports

Antoine Medawar

Chairman Founder , Exploretech

15:00 - 15:15

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Future Of Green Infrastructure & How It Will Transition To The Future Of Hospitality

Alaa Abusiam

Chief Executive Officer, Egis, Middle East

15:15 - 15:50

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Data Driven Sustainable Investments & Regulations Driving Change - From Green Washing To Science Based Benchmarks

Moderator
Morgan Tuckness

Senior Manager Design & Architecture Hotel Development, NEOM

In conversation with

Xander Bueno de Mesquita

Owner, Treating Life Well

Dr. Shamir Ghumra

Head of Building Performance Services, BRE

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder & CEO, Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)

15:20 - 16:00

Innovation Stage

FHS

Third-Party Management On The Rise: What Hotel Owners Should Consider

Moderator
Rabih Feghali

Board Member, Hospitality Asset Manager's Association MEA

In conversation with

Hala Matar Choufany

President - Middle East, Africa & South Asia , HVS - Dubai

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

Euan McGlashan

Global Founder & CEO, Valor Hospitality Partners

David Todd

Head of Operations, Middle East and Africa , IHG Hotels & Resorts

15:50 - 16:10

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30

Future Stage

FHS

How Will You 'Lead The Change'?

Special Open Mic Sessions. This is a unique opportunity to address FHS delegates, and present innovations, strategic leadership or sustainable practices. Open to registered delegates only!

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Moderator
Aradhana Khowala

CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners and Chair of the Global Advisory Board, The Red Sea Company, Aptamind Partners, CEO & Founder

Moderator
Catherine Monthienvichienchai

Chief Branding Officer, QUO Global

In conversation with

Alexander Sassen

Lecturer Finance & ESG, Hotelschool The Hague

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder, Healing Hotels of the World

Nivesh Bhagtani

Senior Business Research & Development Executive, MJS Holding, Founder, Young Hotelier Network

Christian Abell

Creative Officer & Founder, Architaste

Elham Bolooki

Experiential Learning Manager & Senior Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism

Pallavi Dean

Founder & Creative Director, Roar

Gauthier Guillaume

Founder, CEO & Creative Director, GG&Grace International

Amruda Nair

Director, Araiya Malta Limited

Shwetank Singh

General Manager Operations, Arenco Real Estate

David Thomson

Senior Vice President, TFG Hospitality

16:10 - 16:30

Innovation Stage

FHS

Innovative Franchise Models: Equity Participation And Manchise

Franchising can bring important business benefits by sharing risk and leveraging the resources and skills of both franchisor and franchisee. However, the challenge for the restaurant industry has been that a basic royalty fee model does not reward the franchisor sufficiently for innovation and investment. New models are therefore emerging in the industry. The panel will discuss new financial and business models for restaurant and hospitality franchising. Please download a copy of the "7 steps guide to successful franchising" from the event app.

Moderator
Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Global Head of Franchise Group, Dentons

In conversation with

Nadim Majdalani

CEO, Eathos Ltd

Kurt Zdesar

Founder, Chotto Matte

16:10 - 16:25

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Accelerating Sustainable Development & Operations In The Hospitality Sector

Moderator
Sarah Hedley Hymers

Editorial Director, Connecting Travel

In conversation with

Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts

16:25 - 16:40

Summit Main Stage

Sustainable Hospitality Challenge

Sustainable Hospitality Challenge - Winner Presentation & Award Giving

Paul Griep

Founder Sustainable Hospitality Challenge; Director Industry Relations, Hotelschool The Hague

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague

16:30 - 17:30

Creativity Stage

FHS

Round Table Discussion - Your Questions Answered From Data Driven Sustainable Investments & Regulations Driving Change - From Green Washing To Science Based Benchmarks

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder & CEO, Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)

Xander Bueno de Mesquita

Owner, Treating Life Well

Dr. Shamir Ghumra

Head of Building Performance Services, BRE

16:30 - 17:00

Innovation Stage

FHS

Can Hospitality Become The Change Agent For Humanity?

Moderator
Anne Biging

CEO & Founder, Healing Hotels of the World

In conversation with

Yuki Kiyono

Global Head of Wellness and Spa, AMAN

16:40 - 17:20

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

A Discussion With Industry CEO's

Moderator
Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague

Moderator
Son-Trang Nguyen

Young Leader, QUO Global

In conversation with

Guy Hutchinson

President & CEO, Rotana Hotels Management Corporation PJSC

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East Africa & Turkey, Hilton

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operations Officer, Middle East, Marriott International

17:00 - 17:45

Innovation Stage

FHS

Overcoming The Challenge Of Supply Chain Management In The Hospitality Industry

Moderator
Tini Meyer

Co-Founder, interior360

In conversation with

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer, TIME Hotels

Thomas B. Meier

Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group

Wenceslaus Vedanayagam

Executive Director of Finance and Administration MENA Region, Louvre Hotels Group

Rachel Willacy

Regional Head of Procurement, Compass Project Consulting

17:20 - 17:45

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Learnings A Year On - Entrepreneurs Speak Frankly Of Their Challenges & What They Would Do Differently

Moderator
Gemma Greenwood

Director, Content Inc

In conversation with

Jalil Mekouar

Founder & CEO, inHovate Solutions

Chris Nader

Co-Founder & CEO, ENVI Lodges

Fuad Sajdi

Founder and CEO, Toggle Market

17:45 - 18:15

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

And To Close The Day….The Story Of Transformation & Rebirth Of A Global Brand

James Hacon

Chief Marketing Officer, MAPAL Group

Alan Laughlin

CEO, Vapiano

18:15 - 18:20

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Closing Remarks

18:30 - 21:30

FHS

Networking Reception At Address Fountain Views On The Terrace Hosted By Emaar

A trilogy of luxury skyscrapers gracing Downtown Dubai’s spectacular skyline, Address Fountain Views is a premium entertainment gateway that offers limitless access to superlative luxury, uplifting leisure and the world’s most remarkable retail. We look forward to welcoming FHS guests to showcase our luxury hospitality.

Wednesday 21 September

07:00 - 08:00

Experiences

Group Fitness Class

J Club – Madinat Jumeirah, limited to 30 FHS Delegates.

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07:00 - 08:00

Experiences

Yoga Class

Talise Spa – Jumeirah Al Qasr, limited to 20 FHS Delegates.

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09:00 - 09:40

Innovation Stage

FHS

A Gloves-off Conversation Exposing The Disconnect Between Owner, Operator & What Guests Actually Want

Moderator
Scott Antel

Owner/Founder, Scotts FZ

In conversation with

Maher Abou Nasr

Vice President, Operations - KSA, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Almoosa Enterprises LLC (The Arenco Group)

Erwan Tarouilly

Acting CEO & Chief Financial Officer, Ishraq Hospitality, part of Mohamed and Obaid Almulla

Tatiana Veller

Managing Director, Stirling Hospitality Advisors

09:00 - 09:02

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Welcome Back

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

09:02 - 09:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Turbulent Times For Tourism And The Aviation Sector

Moderator
Nicholas Wyatt

Head of Research & Analysis, Travel & Tourism, GlobalData

In conversation with

Kashif Khalid

Regional Director - Middle East & Africa, IATA

09:30 - 11:00

Future Stage

FHS

The Startup Den: Business Startups That Are Transforming The Industry

Applications for Startup Den have now been closed.

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Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

Saeed Alnofeli

Director, In5 - Tecom Group

Obediah Ayton

Managing Partner, Synaptech Capital

Yadhushan Mahendran

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The Concept

Antoine Medawar

Chairman Founder , Exploretech

Cyrus Alavi

CEO & Founder, NÜWATER

Marco Antonio Caporale

Entrepreneur, Heima

Thomas Eliopoulos

Founder/CEO, Nourish

Lorelei Regragui

MasterKey Keeper (Founder & CEO), StayK

Stephanie Schachtschabel

Founder, Welcome to the World

Adeel Shah

CEO & Co-Founder, Rakam Tech

Stacey Sharp

Founder/CEO, RetreatMi

Selena Souah

Founder & Chairman, REGCARD

Benjamin Mouflard

Co-Founder & CEO, Chatfood

Mohannad Zikra

Chief Executive Officer, Stella Stays

09:30 - 10:10

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Destinations 'Leading The Change'

Moderator
Turab Saleem

Partner - Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Advisory - MENA, Knight Frank

In conversation with

Badr Alherbish

Executive Director of Strategy, Tourism Development Fund

His Excellency Ahmed Al Qaseer

Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq

Imad Barrakad

Chief Executive Officer, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Raki Phillips

Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

09:40 - 09:50

Innovation Stage

FHS

Overview Of Travel And Tourism In Africa

Engy Naguib

Senior Engagement Manager, Public Sector and Tourism MEA, Euromonitor International

09:50 - 10:30

Innovation Stage

FHS

Investment Opportunities - Development Bright Spots In Africa

Moderator
Amr Elsayed Anwar Mohamed ElNady

Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA , Jones Lang LaSalle

In conversation with

Ewan Cameron

Director Africa, Westmont Hospitality Group

Hamza Farooqui

Founder & CEO, Millat Investments

Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & CEO, Kasada Capital Management

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels (a member of The Diar Group)

10:10 - 10:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

World Cup Briefing - A Transformational Global Event Stimulating Tourism Initiatives In The Region

Moderator
Martin Berlin

Partner - Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC Middle East

In conversation with

Shabib AlMaamari

Managing Director , Visit Oman

Berthold Trenkel

Chief Operating Officer, Qatar Tourism

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40

Innovation Stage

FHS

Middle East Hotel Development Picks Up The Pace - What Is Hot At The Moment?

Moderator
Martin Berlin

Partner - Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC Middle East

In conversation with

Chadi Hauch

Regional VP Lodging Development, Middle East, Marriott

Carlos Khneisser

VP Development MEA, Hilton

Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Laure Morvan

Chief Development Officer India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor

11:00 - 11:25

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Hard Talk With Hospitality Leaders in Saudi Arabia

Moderator
Christopher Lund

Executive Director, Head of Hotels MENA, Colliers

In conversation with

Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotel Operation, Dur Hospitality

Samy Boukhaled

Vice President Hotels, Elaf Group

11:25 - 12:05

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Exploring The Future Of Hospitality

Moderator
Ali Manzoor

Head of Hospitality, Hotels & Tourism, CBRE Middle East Region

In conversation with

Louis Abboud

Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ennismore

Mohammed Al Otaibi

CEO, Ajdan Real Estate Development Company

Omar El Hoss

Senior Director - Commercial Management, Dubai World Trade Centre

Marko Vucinic

Director of Hospitality and Real Estate Development, Tourism Development Fund

11:40 - 12:10

Innovation Stage

FHS

Trends & Their Impact On Hospitality Design & Branding

Moderator
Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA Associates DMCC

In conversation with

Elyza Falzon

Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MENA, Hilton

Gauthier Guillaume

Founder, CEO & Creative Director, GG&Grace International

Stephen Laucirica

Senior Director Design & Engineering IMEA, IHG Hotels & Resorts

12:05 - 12:20

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Announcement - Signing Ceremony

12:10 - 12:40

Innovation Stage

FHS

Evolution In Developing And Retaining Leaders Of Tomorrow

Moderator
Olivier Harnisch

Founder, Lunasole Hospitality

In conversation with

Adnan Aleid

Tourism Expert

Nivesh Bhagtani

Senior Business Research & Development Executive, MJS Holding, Founder, Young Hotelier Network

Shenin Hamid

Founder and CEO, Inspire Events and Activations

12:20 - 12:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

The Great Resignation Or Confirmed Desperation? A Keynote On How The Hospitality Industry Can Survive The Talent Crisis

Aradhana Khowala

CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners and Chair of the Global Advisory Board, The Red Sea Company, Aptamind Partners, CEO & Founder

12:30 - 13:15

Summit Main Stage

FHS

It All Starts With One Person - How Can the Hospitality Industry Champion Positive Empowerment While Being Diverse & Inclusive?

Moderator
Michael Levie

Co-Founder, Kube Ventures

In conversation with

Elham Bolooki

Experiential Learning Manager & Senior Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism

Ellen Dubois du Bellay

Chief Human Resources Officer, Jumeirah Group

Julia Miller

Senior Director, Human Resources, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton

Hafsa Qadeer

CEO & Founder, ImInclusive

Assia Riccio

Founder & CEO, Evolvin' Women

13:15 - 13:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

FHS 2022 Awards Presentation

Lifetime Award for Services to the Industry - Ranjan Nadarajah Leadership Award - Amit Nayak, CHA, Vice President, Hospitality Asset Manager's Association, MEA  Be The Change Award - Assia Riccio, Founder & CEO, Evolvin' Women

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Founding Patron, AHIC; President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman, Dubai Airports; Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group; Chairman, Dubai Holding

Ranjan Nadarajah

Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association, MEA

Assia Riccio

Founder & CEO, Evolvin' Women

13:30 - 13:35

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Closing Remarks

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

13:30 - 14:30

Networking Lunch & End Of Conference

14:00 - 16:00

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Student Leadership Workshop

Moderator
Fadia Shafi

Student, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Moderator
Yuvraj Bhagtani

Student, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

In conversation with

Jeroen Greven

Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, The Bench

Gauthier Guillaume

Founder, CEO & Creative Director, GG&Grace International

Michael Levie

Co-Founder, Kube Ventures

Thomas B. Meier

Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East Africa & Turkey, Hilton