Bringing collectively authorities leaders, lodge buyers, homeowners, builders and operators at what is ready to be the most important Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) so far, FHS Saudi Arabia will happen from 7-9 Could on the Al Faisaliah Resort in Riyadh.

Launched in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s G20 Secretariat in 2020, FHS Saudi Arabia is essentially the most influential hospitality funding convention for business leaders and senior decision-makers within the hospitality business of Saudi Arabia and past. This would be the sixth business convention organised by The Bench for the Saudi market. 

“We’re thrilled to be again in Riyadh in Could following the overwhelming success of our sold-out 2022 version, and we’re delighted to be in a brand new and bigger venue this yr because of our host sponsors Al Khozama Funding Firm and Al Faisaliah Resort,” mentioned Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of The Bench. “The demand for our hospitality occasions in Saudi Arabia continues to develop and with the Kingdom named because the quickest increasing tourism business inside the G20 nations within the UNWTO Tourism Barometer, there shall be a lot to share about tourism and hospitality funding and growth at FHS Saudi Arabia this yr.”

This yr’s convention theme, ‘Spend money on Change’, highlights the significance of the constructive change that may be introduced ahead by means of the funding in time, mind and experience within the hospitality business to maintain up with altering occasions and developments to higher form the way forward for the business.

The action-packed three-day convention agenda will embody tracks from the World Restaurant Funding Discussion board (GRIF) and may have a powerful deal with sustainability, innovation, start-ups and human capital growth.

“Delegates may have over 50 alternatives to community, study and talk about with periods that vary in format from principal stage shows, ‘laborious discuss’ interviews and panel discussions to case research, culinary excursions and devoted networking time,” added Worsley.  

The primary day is devoted to the World Restaurant Funding Discussion board (GRIF) targeted on F&B funding and growth within the Kingdom and past. It will embody GRIF’s signature Culinary Excursions that includes LPM, The Brasserie, Mamo Michelangelo, Meraki and Yauatcha in Riyadh. The principle FHS programme will kick off with the opening reception hosted by Al Khozama on Sunday night.

“We’re thrilled to host the following Future Hospitality Summit at Al Faisaliah Resort. It’s an honor to convey collectively business leaders and innovators to debate the way forward for hospitality and form the course of our business. Our workforce is happy to showcase our distinctive services and supply an unforgettable expertise for all attendees. We stay up for welcoming delegates to our property and create lasting reminiscences collectively,” mentioned Richard Johnson, GM of Al Faisaliah Resort. 

The official opening of the 2023 version of FHS Saudi Arabia will happen on Monday 8 Could with welcome remarks by His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid Al Saud, Secretary Normal of the King Faisal Basis and Chairman of the Board of Administrators of Al Khozama.

Plenary periods on Monday 8 Could will cowl all kinds of subjects together with the evolution of the Saudi hospitality sector with a market snapshot within the FHS Intelligence Den, a panel dialogue on the reinvention of hospitality area, a panel on the usage of immersive applied sciences resembling AI and the metaverse, in addition to the enterprise of luxurious and wellness in a altering world, and a panel dialogue on the principle theme of the convention the place business leaders will share their perception on how they’re investing in change.

Ian Wilson, Regional Director of Hospitality for THE LINE, NEOM, shall be collaborating within the panel on the reinvention of business areas and the way lodge, retail and F&B sectors are merging to supply extra worth to prospects.

As well as, there shall be a number of on-stage interviews together with a dialog between Glenn Mandziuk, Chief Govt Officer of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, and CNN’s Senior Reporter for Enterprise Arabic, Widad Taleb, concerning the hospitality business’s response to local weather change; a CEO Dialogue on Actual Property Growth and Hospitality Masterplans with Chris Lund, Govt Director, Head of Hospitality & Tourism MENA area at Colliers, and a Exhausting Discuss session with Winnie Chiu JP, President and Govt Director Dorsett Hospitality Worldwide; Govt Director, Far East Consortium and Chairman of AGORA Hospitality Group and Oliver Bonke, Chief Govt Officer & Chairman of the Board of Administration of Deutsche Hospitality on  the return of Chinese language outbound travellers and their affect on the way forward for tourism

Additionally talking at FHS Saudi Arabia is Eng. Ahmed bin Wasl Al Juhani, Chief Govt Officer of Rua Al Madinah Holding, and he mentioned: “Rua Al Madinah Holding’s flagship challenge is creating the world on the east of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. The challenge will add 47,000 lodge rooms, starting from five-star properties that provide direct views to the mosque, to two-star lodging that cater to varied guests with totally different wants and preferences. The challenge goals to counterpoint the expertise of anticipated 30 million guests by yr 2030 aligned with the Imaginative and prescient 2030 goal.” 

The primary day will conclude with a networking reception at Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Assortment Resort, hosted by Radisson Resort Group.

Elie Younes, Govt Vice President & World Chief Growth Officer of Radisson Resort Group, mentioned: “We stay up for welcoming delegates to a networking and enjoyable reception at Mansard Riyadh, A Radisson Assortment Resort, our newest Radisson Assortment Resort within the Kingdom. We stay up for seeing everybody there for a memorable night to calm down, have some enjoyable, forge new relationships, and strengthen present ones.”

The ultimate day of FHS Saudi Arabia will deal with the way forward for lodge funding and growth. Matters that shall be tabled embody attracting funding within the hospitality business to speed up progress and gasoline a sustainable future; vacation spot and lodge growth in Saudi Arabia; the evolution of investing in holistic hospitality and activating innovation; acceleration and funding and urbanisation, and the event of latest cities, to call however a number of.

As well as, there shall be a panel dialogue with business leaders, together with Aseel Bondagjy, Resort Expertise Growth Lead at NEOM, and Mae Al Mozaini, Founder & CEO of The Arab Institute for Girls’s Empowerment-Nusf, on the best way to encourage the following technology of staff, the place to coach them, and the sources of expertise acquisition, in addition to two on stage case research that can cowl life-style funds within the Kingdom and the way the private and non-private sector are working collectively to allow Imaginative and prescient 2030 in Saudi Arabia.

FHS Saudi Arabia will conclude with a go to to Diriyah Gate, a seven sq. kilometre mixed-use historic, tradition and life-style vacation spot, set to develop into the Kingdom’s historic and cultural coronary heart.

New this yr – Battle of the Manufacturers

New at FHS Saudi Arabia this yr is the ‘Battle of the Manufacturers’, judged by an esteemed panel of judges and a novel alternative for lodge operators and entrepreneurs to current their new manufacturers to the Saudi market. Analysis signifies that Saudi lodge homeowners and builders are searching for recent model ideas to enrich present manufacturers which can be already out there. This would be the final platform for revolutionary and sustainable lodge ideas to showcase their manufacturers which have but to launch within the thrilling hospitality panorama of Saudi Arabia. 

For the primary time at FHS Saudi Arabia – Begin Up Den

The Bench is keen about supporting start-ups and offering a possibility for entrepreneurs to pitch their enterprise mannequin to a senior panel of judges and buyers. Following the success of the Begin Up Den at FHS in Dubai final September, this would be the first time that start-ups have the chance to pitch their enterprise to business delegates in Saudi Arabia. Prizes embody incubation by means of STA offering workplaces inside the Saudi hospitality business. Register right here.

For extra info on the 2023 FHS occasion collection please go to https://www.futurehospitalitysummit.com/. For FHS Saudi Arabia occasion registrations click on right here.


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