Sunday 07 May

13:00 - 17:00


GRIF Culinary Tours

As part of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), we will take you on a culinary journey like no other as you discover the trailblazers who are redefining the F&B scene in Saudi Arabia.

Immerse yourself in a world of innovative and sensational restaurant concepts, as you meet the masterminds behind them. Get a glimpse behind the scenes, and unlock the secrets of their success, as they share their expertise and reveal the art of culinary transformation in Saudi Arabia.

Here are the venues we will be taking you to,

  • LPM Riyadh hosted by Nicolas Budzynski, Global Director of Operations, LPM Restaurants
  • The Brasserie hosted by David Hayden, Executive Chef, Al Faisaliah
  • MAMO Michelangelo Riyadh hosted by Tunji Olapido, MAMO Chef
  • Yauatcha hosted by Mehmet Safa Sihlaroglu, General Manager, Yauatcha Riyadh
  • Meraki hosted by Sanjay Dwivedi, Chef Patron & Culinary Director and Olivier Eynard, Co-Founder, Meraki

17:30 - 19:00

Networking Area

Registration Opens at Al Omsiat Ballroom


18:30 - 20:30

Networking Area

Welcome Reception - Hosted By Al Khomaza

Join us at the opening reception of FHS Saudi Arabia, kindly hosted by our host sponsor Al Khozama

Monday 08 May

08:00 - 10:00

Registration Opens at Prince Sultan Grand Hall

09:00 - 10:45

Summit Stage



The Evolution of the Saudi hospitality sector – A market snapshot of opportunities as they relate to the hotel, restaurant and hospitality sector. Understanding the fundamentals underpinning the market, its growth and future plans for development in line with Vision 2030.

-    What are the population demographics?

-    What has come online and what is in the pipeline? An analysis of the giga projects. 

-    Consumer preferences and behaviours 

-    Where are we with Vision 2030?

Dr. Martin Berlin

Partner - Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC Middle East

10:45 - 11:00

Networking Area

Networking Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Summit Stage


Welcome to The Future Hospitality Summit and Opening Remarks

HH Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid Al Saud

Secretary General, King Faisal Foundation (KFF), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Al Khozama

11:30 - 12:00

Summit Stage


Connecting Saudi to the World and Enabling Vision 2030

12:00 - 12:40

Summit Stage


Industry Leaders Share Their Insight on How They Are 'Investing in Change'?

Khalid Saud Abu Haimed

Chief Executive Officer , Al Khozama

Federico J. González

Chief Executive Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

Jerry Inzerillo

Group CEO, Diriyah Gate Company Ltd.

James Riley

Group Chief Executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

12:40 - 13:00

Summit Stage


Hospitality's Response to Climate Change

Widad Taleb

Senior Reporter, CNN Business Arabic

In conversation with

Glenn Mandziuk

Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Area

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Summit Stage


The Reinvention of Hospitality Space

Marco S. Rentsch

Partner - Global Consulting Hospitality & Tourism Center of Excellence, PwC Middle East

In conversation with

Christopher Godfrey

Global CEO, HBA

Choon Quek

Chief Transformation Officer & CTO, Saudi Tourism Authority

Ian Wilson

Regional Director for Hospitality, THE LINE, NEOM

14:30 - 15:00

Summit Stage


Exploring the Prospects for the Western Region Mega Projects from Vision to Reality

Eng. Ahmed bin Wasl Al Juhani

Chief Executive Officer, Rua Al Madinah Holding

15:00 - 15:40

Summit Stage


The Business of Luxury and Wellness in a Changing World

Ruben Toral

Director of Health & Wellness, QUO Global

In conversation with

Mark De Cocinis

Chief Executive Officer, Boutique Group

Neil Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer, Six Senses

Agnès Roquefort

Chief Development Officer, Luxury & Lifestyle, Accor

15:40 - 16:00

Summit Stage


Project Announcement & Signing Ceremony

16:00 - 16:30

Networking Area

Networking Coffee Break

16:30 - 16:45

Summit Stage


Introduction to One of 'The Largest Hospitality Projects In The World' Followed by an Announcement and Signing Ceremony

Ahmed Omar Bin Madhi

Chief Investment Officer, Rua Al Madinah Holding Company

16:45 - 17:00

Summit Stage


Using the Capabilities of Immersive Technologies, CGI and the Metaverse to create a Digital Twin for a Saudi project

Tom Wood

Chief Executive Officer, The Boundary Architectural Visualisation

17:00 - 17:40

Summit Stage


Is Your Brand Future Sensing WEB3 and the Metaverse? How AI will impact the Hospitality Industry and Investment?

Susan Furness

Founder & CEO, Web3 Strategist

In conversation with

Jimi Daodu

Founder & CEO, Vault Hill

Beverly Rider

Chief Executive Officer, TONOMUS Venture Studio, NEOM

17:40 - 17:50

Summit Stage


Closing Remarks

18:30 - 21:30

Networking Area

Networking Reception at Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel Hosted by Radisson Hotel Group

At the Mansard Riyadh, the delegates will experience the grandeur of French-inspired architecture combined with Arabian hospitality as they walk through the hotel's beautiful plaza, lined with Parisian-named buildings - all of which will be decorated with subtle hints of blue and beige to create a calming and timeless atmosphere.

The reception will offer a variety of international and Arabic dishes, with food carts and beverage bars set up as street vendors. The live food stations will be styled as food carts or storefronts, and waiters will offer tray-passed welcome drinks, dates, and Saudi coffee upon arrival. 

Throughout the evening, the atmosphere will be enhanced by ambient music from a house musician, a laser display with alternating logos and quotes from notable people in the field, and classic movies projected on the walls of the villas.

Tuesday 09 May

09:00 - 09:15

Summit Stage


Welcome Back & Opening Remarks

09:15 - 09:30

Summit Stage


Investment Holding Saeed Raddad Group Announcement and Signing Ceremony

Abdullah Al Zahrani

Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Sector, SRACO Co.

Kamal Darwish

Chief Executive Officer , SECC Group

09:30 - 10:00

Summit Stage


Attracting Investment in the Hospitality Industry to Accelerate Growth and Fueling a Sustainable Future

Saleh Habdan Al Habdan

Chief Executive Officer, Taiba Investments

Dr. Raeyd Aldakheel

Chief Executive Officer, Mawten Real Estate Company

10:00 - 10:10

Summit Stage


Setting the Scene for Destination & Hotel Development in Saudi Arabia

Sarah Gasim

Senior Vice President and Head of Hotels, JLL KSA

10:10 - 10:50

Summit Stage


How Brands are Supporting Development of the Saudi Hospitality Market and Catering to the Domestic Market

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim

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

Dimitris Manikis

President, Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Haitham Mattar

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

Sandeep Walia

Chief Operations Officer, Middle East, Marriott International

10:50 - 11:10

Networking Area

Networking Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:40

Summit Stage


Case Study - Private and Public Sector collaborate to accelerate lifestyle developments and promote new destinations #vision2030

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

In conversation with

Mahmoud Abdulhadi

Deputy Minister, Investment Attraction, Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Al Amir

Chief Executive Officer, AIMS Hospitality

Elias Abou Samra

Chief Executive Officer, Rafal Real Estate Development Company

11:40 - 12:00

Summit Stage


The Evolution of Investing in Holistic Hospitality

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder, Healing Hotels of the World

HE Gloria Guevara Manzo

Chief Special Advisor, Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia

12:00 - 12:20

Summit Stage


Activating Innovation, Acceleration and Investment in the Hospitality Industry

Amir Amidi

Managing Partner, Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation, Plug and Play

Abdulsalam Alkuwaity

Founder & CEO , SEA Ventures

12:20 - 13:00

Summit Stage


Hard Talk with a Special Guest followed by Empowering Youth and Embracing Diversity. What can the industry do to attract and retain Saudis?

Shaikha Al Nowais

Corporate Vice President of Owner Relationship Management, Rotana

Jana Bader

General Manager, Saudi Arabia, The Bench

Aseel Hussain Bondagjy

Hotel Talent Development Lead, NEOM Hotel Development

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Area

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Summit Stage


Urbanisation and Development of New Cities

14:20 - 15:00

Summit Stage


The Power of Collaboration from Original Concept Design to Opening and Modern Methods of Construction

Dr. Adel Ezzat

Chief Executive Officer, Elaf Group

Ahmed Gamal

Chief Executive Officer, BEC Arabia

Sinclair Hutcheson

Head Architecture, Dar Engineering

15:00 - 15:30

Summit Stage


Case Study of a Lifestyle Fund in the Kingdom

Ali Manzoor

Head of Hospitality, Hotels & Tourism, CBRE Middle East

In conversation with

Louis Abi Abboud

Chief Development Officer and Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa & Turkey , Ennismore

Assem Raqaban

Head of Real Estate, Al Rajhi Capital

15:30 - 16:00

Summit Stage


Announcement & Signing Ceremony

16:15 - 19:00


Visit to Diriyah Gate

Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the birthplace of Saudi Arabia, the Diriyah Gate. FHS Saudi Arabia 2023 includes an exclusive site tour where you will discover the rich history and culture of this extraordinary location. The tour will begin with a visit to At-Turaif, a UNESCO World Heritage site, followed by a stop at the breathtaking Bujairi Terrace.