Dubai

Event Schedule

19th September 2017 | The H Dubai

09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Reception – Foyer 2nd Floor

09:20 – 09:35

Change Table Session 1

09:35 – 09:40

Welcome Words

09:40- 10:00

Networking Tips: How to Turn Strangers Into Business Relationships

by Saana Azzam | MENA Speakers

10:00- 10:20

Change Table Session 2

10:20- 10:30

Creative Spark “Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort”

 

by Isabel Pintado | Wilson Associates

 

10:30- 10:40

Creative Spark “Rotana TECOM

by Julia Dempster | Interior Motives

10:40 – 10:50

Creative Spark “Burj Alshaya – Four Seasons”

by Lisa Cholmondeley | Gensler

10:50- 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20- 11:40

Change Table Session 3

11:40- 12:10

Creative Spark Round Up

Moderation:

Sana Mahmood | Paiza Group

With:

Isabel Pintado

Wilson Associates

Julia Dempster

Interior Motives

12:10- 12:30

Change Table Session 4

12:30 – 13:00

Panel Discussion

Digitalisation in hotels: disruptor or experience enhancer?

At its very core, hospitality is powered by people and the human connection. But is the digital age a disruptor? Is digitalisation only about robotic self check-ins, convoluted in-room tablets and masses of stored personal information?   

Moderation:

Mark Eacott | BLINK Design Group

With:

Laurent A. Voivenel

Swiss-Belhotel International

Tariq Qureishy

MAD Talks

Anton Schubert

Futurice

13:00 – 14:15

Lunch at Nur Al Ain Room 

14:15- 14:35

Change Table Session 5

14:35 – 14:55

Hospitality Development Middle East – Big Projects and Big Players

by Caroline List TOPHOTELPROJECTS

14:55- 15:15

Change Table Session 6

15:15 – 15:40

The emergence of Hotel Asset Management in the Middle East

by Fredrik Jonsson Mereha

15:40- 16:00

Change Table Session 7

16:00 – 16:25

Economy Development Middle East

by Erlend Heiberg Horwath HTL

16:25 – 16:45

Change Table Session 8

16:45- 16:55

Winner Announcement

16:55- 17:25

Tour in the Hotel

17:25 – 19:00

Drinks Reception at GLOW