Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

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The AHIC Arabian Young Leader Award 2019 will be presented on 10 April at a special ceremony during the 15thedition of AHIC, which takes place at the AHIC Village in Ras Al Khaimah. 

Created in collaboration with the AHIC Advisory Board and Partners, the first Arabian Young Leader Award is open to GCC Nationals aged 30 years and younger that have been working in the Middle East hospitality sector for at least two years.

Entries for the award are now open. Complete the form below to nominate yourself

Nominations

(Deadline 18 March)

The nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • A one-minute video of themselves explaining why they should win this award
  • Their relevant CV outlining their experience and accomplishments
  • A testimonial from a credible reference on why the nominee deserves the Young Leader Award 

The winner will receive:

  • Three-day access pass to AHIC 2019 
  • Full tuition fee covered for the EAHM Executive Certificate programme that is facilitated in line with the MBA program. It is for those managers who work full time but would like to gain valuable experience, further their knowledge within the hospitality industry and increase their network by connecting and meeting professionals from different hotels and companies. 

Meet the judges

Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Dur Hospitality

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer – Dur Hospitality

Bio
Filip Boyen photo

Filip Boyen

Forbes Travel Guide

Filip Boyen

Chief Executive Officer – Forbes Travel Guide

Bio
Hala Matar Choufany photo

Hala Matar Choufany

HVS

Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia – HVS

Bio
Marc Dardenne photo

Marc Dardenne

Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer – Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Bio
Jennifer Fox photo

Jennifer Fox

Bench Events Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Fox

– Bench Events Advisory Board Member

Bio
Pascal Gauvin photo

Pascal Gauvin

IHG

Pascal Gauvin

Managing Director - IMEA – IHG

Bio
Olivier Harnisch photo

Olivier Harnisch

Emaar Hospitality Group

Olivier Harnisch

Chief Executive Officer – Emaar Hospitality Group

Bio
Rudi Jagersbacher photo

Rudi Jagersbacher

Hilton

Rudi Jagersbacher

President, Middle East, Africa & Turkey – Hilton

Bio
Gasem Al Maimani photo

Gasem Al Maimani

Taiba Holding Company

Gasem Al Maimani

CEO – Taiba Holding Company

Bio
Amine Moukarzel photo

Amine Moukarzel

Louvre Hotels Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, MENA Region – Louvre Hotels Group

Bio
Dr Scott Richardson photo

Dr Scott Richardson

Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Dr Scott Richardson

Executive Dean – Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Bio
Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

Insignia

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO – Insignia

Bio
Kevork Deldelian photo

Kevork Deldelian

Kevork Deldelian

Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

Bio

Please complete this form to register as a nominee for the award. Email your queries to Mina Khan at Mina.Khan@benchevents.com.

Age

Please provide us with a testimonial written by your reference and his/her contact details. Word limit: 500 words. The referee must include the age of the nominee.

Please record a one-minute about why should you be nominated for AHIC Young Leader Award. Email your video to: mina.khan@benchevents.com. You may use wetransfer or a dropbox link. In the box below, specify the email that you will be sending it through.