Future Hospitality Summit debuts in Dubai, bringing together almost 950 decision makers from within hospitality industry.
Future Hospitality Summit (FHS), a leading conference and event in the hospitality industry organized by The Bench and MEED, will launch on 19 September and run until 21 September at Madinat Jumeirah. According to the organizers, nearly 950 hospitality industry investment decision makers are registered for the three-day event.
Future Hospitality Summit: A gathering of investment communities
Future Hospitality Summit brings together the investment communities of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) in a platform of discussion, networking and collaboration. This year’s theme for the event is Lead the Change.
“With just a few days left until the hospitality fraternity descends on Dubai, we’re delighted to share some of the highlights, key events and attractions on offer at FHS,” said Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of The Bench. “With its action-packed agenda, great networking events, educational outings and everything in between, FHS will deliver ground-breaking ideas, hot debate and so much more. While business is of course the main order of the day, we’ve put together a range of fun events, including sports tournaments and offsite visits, for an all-round educational, balanced and enjoyable experience.”
The event program includes presentations from 185 speakers, including government leaders, hotel investors, owners, developers and industry experts. The topics under discussion across 40 sessions will include technology, talent, investment, innovation, the continued post-pandemic recovery and more.
Day one of the event sees industry members debating the most important topics facing the region’s food and beverage industry, while days two and three focus on hotels, resorts and tourism, addressing issues such as sustainability, innovation, investment trends, economic issues, procurement and staff recruitment and retention. The event also includes eight networking sessions.
FHS will feature a series of special events, including the finals of the 2022 Sustainable Hospitality Challenge, a global competition which brings together students who will present their ideas forinnovation and sustainability. An Open Mic session will give attendees the chance to address the FHS audience. Start-Up Den will present startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and investors and leading stakeholders in the hospitality industry will be acknowledged at the Lead the Change Winner Presentation and FHS Award Ceremony.
Developments in the African tourism sector will covered on Wednesday, 21 September with two presentations titled ‘Overview Of Travel And Tourism In Africa’ and ‘Investment Opportunities – Development Bright Spots In Africa’.
The full agenda can be seen here.
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