The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS), a global hospitality investment event, will debut in Dubai at Madinat Jumeirah from September 19-21, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.
The event will be hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organised by The Bench and MEED. The three-day summit will make sure to bring together the investment communities of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and AviaDev under one roof, including government leaders, hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to discuss the industry’s hot topics, set the scene for the future and network with elite players in their field.
Chairman of The Bench Jonathan Worsley says that following the resounding success of FHS Saudi Arabia in May, the company is now gearing up for the highly anticipated FHS in Dubai
“As the flagship hospitality investment platform in the region, the event promises to be a hive of activity, with an action-packed programme, a plethora of top-level speakers and exciting industry announcements to reinforce the pivotal role of the ever-growing hospitality and tourism sectors in the MENA region. We look forward to welcoming the most respected, experienced and influential names in hospitality and tourism to this prestigious event,” adds Worsley.
According to a press release, FHS in Dubai will centre around the main event theme ‘Lead the Change,’ which the FHS Advisory Board, a carefully curated group of senior industry leaders, discussed at Al Jaddaf Rotana last week to help shape the programme by sharing insights and discussing the most important focus areas, challenges and trends for the industry. Apart from this, the FHS programme will feature a wide range of topics under the main event theme including the continued post-pandemic recovery and hospitality investment forecast and climate, sustainability, technology, innovation, wellbeing, leadership and talent.
“We are delighted to have welcomed industry peers to the reception at Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel. The region is currently one of the most exciting and dynamic places to be worldwide, especially for the tourism and hospitality industry. The second half of the year will be exceptionally busy with mega events taking place in the region. I am positive the momentum will continue and believe hotel groups will see accelerated development and growth across the region,” says Guy Hutchinson, President & CEO for Rotana.
Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group José Silva says that the company is proud to partner with the Future Hospitality Summit, to bring industry leaders together from across the globe, to share their insights and set the stage for a successful and sustainable future.
Attendees can look forward to a number of investment sessions, high-level networking opportunities, exclusive signings and much more during FHS, which is also home to the finals of the 2022 Sustainability Hospitality Challenge, a global competition for students to turn their ideas for innovation and sustainability into a reality, says a press statement.