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Monday 19 September

10:00 - 11:00

Registration Opens

10:00 - 12:00

Experiences

World’s Largest Vertical Farm – Site Visit

11:00 - 11:05

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Official Welcome

James Hacon

Chief Marketing Officer, MAPAL Group

11:05 - 11:35

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Hotel F&B: Thinking Beyond Concepts

Moderator
Dan Clayton

Director of Strategy and Insights, KEANE

In conversation with

Emma Banks

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

Lloyd Carter

Director of Restaurant and Bar Design and Partnerships, IHG

11:35 - 11:55

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Accelerating Entrepreneurial Brand Growth

Moderator
Irina Orlandini

Founder & CEO, Spaecial

In conversation with

Fay Economides

Founder, Mythos

Roaya Saleh

President & Founder, RS Management WLL

11:55 - 12:10

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

12:10 - 12:40

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

12:40 - 13:05

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

Panchali Mahendra

Managing Director, Atelier House Hospitality

13:05 - 13:10

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Restaurant Franchise Of The Year Award

13:10 - 13:40

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 16:00

Creativity Stage

AHIF Marketspace

13:40 - 14:05

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Embracing Responsible Consumerism

Moderator
Hilari Voorthuis

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

In conversation with

Michael Ingemann

Chairman, Nordic Harvest, Non-Executive Director; I am Doner

14:05 - 14:35

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Does Food Delivery Really Have A Sustainable Future?

Moderator
Mohamed Al Fayed

Chief Executive Officer, GrubTech

In conversation with

Hayder Al Nashie

Chief Executive Officer, Dash Hospitality

Andy Holman

Chief Executive Officer, Eathos

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH Brands and Locale.ae

14:35 - 15:05

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Will Restaurants Continue To Be An Attractive Investment Proposition?

Moderator
Olga Lapanovich

Director, Atelier EPJ

In conversation with

Ramzy Abdul Majeed

Chairman & CEO, Big On Hospitality

H. Ashton Crosby

Managing Director, Capdesia

Craig Rachel

Director - M&A, AlixPartners

15:05 - 15:25

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

The Future Of Food Halls

Moderator
Sarah Jane Grant

Director, LXA

In conversation with

Peter Bruun

COO & CEXO, Boxooo International Ltd

15:25 - 15:45

Summit Main Stage

GRIF

Knowing When To Bring In The Right Help To Grow

Moderator
Mark Stretton

Managing Director, Fleet Street Communications

In conversation with

Bassam Elia

Co-Founder, Chopstix

Menashe Sadik

Co-Founder, Chopstix

15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00

Future Stage

GRIF

Workshop: How To Build A Successful Hospitality Franchising Business

“Best Financial And Business Models, Market Trends, Benefits And Risks“

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Global Head of Franchise Group, Dentons Europe

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.

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 , Special Advisor, UNWTO

Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Hotel School The Hague

Chris Newman

Executive Director - Hotel Development , Neom

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Türkiye , Hilton

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operations Officer, Marriott International

17:00 - 18:00

Experiences

Jumeirah Al Naseem Turtle Lagoon – Site Visit

17:00 - 18:30

Experiences

Moonlit Monologues At The Mina A'Salam

By invitation only

Gaurav Sinha

Chief Executive Officer, Insignia Worldwide

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 - 09:40

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Mapping Out The Future Of Tourism

Moderator
Gemma Greenwood

Director, Content Inc

In conversation with

Issam AbdulRahim Kazim

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing

José Silva

Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group Hotels & Resorts

09:30 - 11:00

Future Stage

FHS

The Knight Frank Investors Briefing

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

Harmen De Jong

Partner – KSA 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

Turab Saleem

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

Ben Walker

Partner - Head of Project & Building Consultancy, Knight Frank

09:40 - 10:10

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

10:10 - 10:30

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

10:30 - 11:00

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Global Development Leaders & Their Attitude To Risk

Agnès Roquefort

Global Chief Development Officer, Accor

Elie Younes

Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

11:00 - 11:20

Networking Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:50

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 Global, Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures

In conversation with

Puneet Chhatwal

MD & CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited

Dillip Rajakarier

Chief Executive Officer, Minor Hotels

11:30 - 13:00

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

11:30 - 12:00

Future Stage

FHS

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

Obediah Ayton

Managing Partner, Synaptech Capital

Frederico Fernandes

Managing Director GCC, Vports

11:50 - 12:20

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Integrated Resorts & Their Impact On The Economy

Moderator
James Wrenn

Head of Hotel Asset Management, Colliers MENA

In conversation with

Abdullah AlAbdouli

Chief Executive Officer, Marjan

Chris Gordon

President, Wynn Development

Alison Grinnell

Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

12:20 - 12:50

Summit Main Stage

FHS

The Impact of Development Banks On Emerging Tourism Markets

12:50 - 13:30

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

The Evolving World Of Finance

Moderator
Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President, HAMA 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

Patrick Antaki

Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Management Holding (HMH)

Markus Lehnert

SVP International Hotel Development EMEA, Marriott International, Inc.

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

14:15 - 15:00

Future Stage

FHS

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

Jeroen Greven

Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

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-Lodging 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

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

LEED-AP Design & Architecture, NEOM Hotel Development

In conversation with

Xander Bueno

Owner , Treating Life Well

Dr. Shamir Ghumra

Head of Building Performance Services, BRE

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder & CEO, Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)

15:20 - 15:50

Innovation Stage

FHS

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

Moderator
Alexander Suski

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ishraq Hospitality

In conversation with

Hala Matar Choufany

President- Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

Jad Shamseddin

Chief Operating Officer, Aleph Hospitality

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!

16:10 - 16:40

Innovation Stage

FHS

Innovative Franchise Models. Equity Participation And Manchise

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Global Head of Franchise Group, Dentons Europe

16:10 - 16:25

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Accelerating Sustainable Development & Operations In The Hospitality Sector

Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts , Special Advisor, UNWTO

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

16:30 - 17:30

Creativity Stage

FHS

Round Table Discussion

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder & CEO, Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)

Xander Bueno

Owner , Treating Life Well

Dr. Shamir Ghumra

Head of Building Performance Services, BRE

16:40 - 17:10

Innovation Stage

FHS

Overcoming The Challenge Of Supply Chain Management In The Hospitality Industry

Thomas B. Meier

Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group

Rachel Willacy

Regional Head of Procurement, Compass Project Consulting

16:40 - 17:20

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

A Discussion With Industry CEO's

Moderator
Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Hotel School The Hague

Moderator
Son-Trang Nguyen

Young Leader, QUO Global

In conversation with

Guy Hutchinson

President & CEO, Rotana

Chris Newman

Executive Director - Hotel Development , Neom

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Türkiye , Hilton

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operations Officer, Marriott International

17:10 - 17:45

Innovation Stage

FHS

Can Hospitality Become The Change Agent For Humanity?

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder, Healing Hotels of the World

17:20 - 17:45

Summit Main Stage

FHS

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

Jalil Mekouar

Founder & CEO, inHovate Solutions

Chris Nader

Co-Founder, ENVI Lodges

Fuad Sajdi

Co-Founder & 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

Chief Executive Officer, 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

07:00 - 08:00

Experiences

Yoga Class

09:00 - 09:05

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Welcome Back

09:05 - 09:30

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Turbulent Times For Tourism And The Aviation Sector

Moderator
Nicholas Wyatt

Head of R&A, Travel & Tourism, Global Data

In conversation with

Kashif Khalid

Regional Director - Middle East & Africa, IATA

09:10 - 09:45

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

Tatiana Weller

Managing Director, Stirling Hospitality Advisors

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

Imad Barrakad

Chief Executive Officer, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development – SMIT

Raki Phillips

Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

09:30 - 11:00

Future Stage

FHS

The Startup Den: Business Startups That Are Transforming The Industry

Mark Aitchison

Founder & CEO, EightClouds

Obediah Ayton

Managing Partner, Synaptech Capital

Frederico Fernandes

Managing Director GCC, Vports

Antoine Medawar

Founder, ExporeTECH.io

09:45 - 09:55

Innovation Stage

FHS

Overview Of Current Climate On Deals In Africa

Engy Naguib

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

09:55 - 10:30

Innovation Stage

FHS

Investment Opportunities - Development Bright Spots In Africa

Moderator
Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, the Bench

In conversation with

Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, 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

10:30 - 11:00

Innovation Stage

FHS

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development Middle East & Africa, Hilton

Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Laure Morvan

Chief Development Officer India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor Hotels Middle East & Africa FZ-LLC

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:25

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

Interview With A Saudi Arabian Leader

Moderator
Christopher Lund

Executive Director, Head of Hotels MENA, Colliers

In conversation with

Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality

11:25 - 11:40

Summit Main Stage

AHIC

NEOM Investment Opportunities

Dr. Manar Al Moneef

Chief Investment Officer, NEOM

11:30 - 11:50

Innovation Stage

FHS

Exploring The MetaVerse And Going Digital

Gauthier Guillaume

Founder, CEO & Creative Director, GG&Grace International

11:40 - 12:10

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Exploring The Future Of Hospitality

Moderator
Ali Manzoor

Head of Hospitality, Hotels & Tourism, CBRE Middle East

In conversation with

Louis Abboud

Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ennismore

11:50 - 12:30

Innovation Stage

FHS

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

Olivier Hennion

Managing Director, IT Hospitality Group

12:10 - 12:20

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

12:20 - 13:00

Summit Main Stage

FHS

It All Starts With One Person - What Are Some Radical Hospitality Industry Initiatives Driving Diversity & Inclusion That We Should All Be Championing?

Moderator
Michael Levie

Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures & CitizenM

In conversation with

Elham Bolooki

Experiential Learning Manager & Senior Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism

Ellen Dubois du Bellay

Chief Human Resources Officer, Jumeirah Group

Hafsa Qadeer

CEO & Founder, iminclusive

Assia Riccio

Founder & CEO, Evolvin' Women

12:30 - 13:00

Innovation Stage

FHS

How Hotel Developers Battle Rising Construction Costs?

13:00 - 13:15

Summit Main Stage

FHS

Lead The Change - Winner Presentation & Award Giving

Lifetime Achievement Award - Winner Presentation & Award Giving Young Leader Award

13:00 - 13:30

Innovation Stage

FHS

Evolution In Developing And Retaining Leaders Of Tomorrow

Nivesh Bhagtani

Founder, Young Hotelier Network

13:15 - 13:30

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

Innovation Stage

FHS

Student Leadership Workshop

Elham Bolooki

Experiential Learning Manager & Senior Instructor, Dubai College of Tourism

Michael Levie

Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures & CitizenM

José Silva

Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group Hotels & Resorts

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Türkiye , Hilton