Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

29 September - 1 October 2020 | Live + virtual across Dubai

Programme at-a-glance

Day One - Tuesday 29 September 2020

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AHIC Virtual Investment Den

AHIC off the record

09:00 - 10:00

Live at the Mandarin Oriental - Session 1

10:30 - 11:30

Live at the Mandarin Oriental - Session 2

11:00 - 11:10

Welcome Remarks

11:10 - 11:35

The Investors’ perspective: ‘After the Apocalypse’ how have investors changed their businesses and what have they learned?

11:35 - 12:00

Is the pandemic impacting the wider investor profile of the sector?

12:00 - 13:30

Hotel Investment Outlook 2020 and Beyond: Year-to-date characteristics and path to global recovery

13:30 - 13:50

One-on-One with Kenneth Macpherson

14:00 - 15:00

The Transformation of Management Agreements

14:30 - 14:50

Designing the vertical resort

14:50 - 15:10

Adapting properties under construction for the new world

15:10 - 16:00

How sustainability will transform tomorrow and embedding sustainability in the early stages of hotel development

16:00 - 16:30

A Focus on Investment Opportunities in Saudi and how they can be accessed

16:00 - 18:00

Live at Burj Al Arab & broadcast around the globe

GRIF @ AHIC: A Focus on the Future of Hotel F&B

16:00 - 16:10

Welcome Remarks

16:10 - 16:30

One-on-one with José Silva

16:30 - 16:50

Value creation for real assets in the new normal

16:50 - 17:10

Interview with Emma Banks

17:10 - 17:35

Hotel F&B strategies for the future

17:35 - 17:45

Dubai Restaurant Group Update

17:45 - 18:10

Creating a culture of culinary excellence

Day Two - Wednesday 30 September 2020 - Live plenary Sessions at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR

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Start the day with an AHIC Run, Roya Tennis Tournament or Yoga.

07:00 - 09:00

5Km Run followed by Breakfast at the Wyndham Dubai Marina sponsored by The First Group

08:30 - 09:30

Yoga with Zee

09:30 - 10:30

Owners off the record

10:45 - 11:00

Welcome Remarks

11:00 - 11:40

Presentation of the 2020 AHIC Leadership Award to H.E. Helal S. K. Almarri

11:40 - 12:00

Global Hotel Performance Update

12:00 - 12:30

The industry perspective on the new normal

12:30 - 12:45

Fettah Tamince on the Future of All-Inclusive

12:45 - 13:00

Expo 2020 Update

13:00 - 13:30

AHIC Insights CEO Chat

13:30 - 14:00

The journey to alternative management: when does franchise work and what other options are available?

AHIC Your Way Breakout Streams – Includes AHIC interactive & AHIC off the record sessions

14:00 - 14:20

Is the hotel industry fit for a Post-COVID world?

14:15 - 14:40

Conversions, rebrands and soft brands: what are the developers seeing in the market? Where is the movement in the current market? Are there opportunities?

14:20 - 14:45

How will big data and AI translate into asset performance and value?

14:40 - 15:10

Building Back Better: Real estate evolution to meet the changing demands for community build online and in real life.

14:45 - 15:15

How have the operators and owners embraced technology in this period?

15:30 - 16:30

Plug & Play session

16:00 - 18:00

Behind the scenes at the new Hotel Indigo Downtown Dubai

Day Three - Thursday 1 October 2020 - The Day of Transformation at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

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07:00 - 11:00

The AHIC Golf Tournament hosted by Dubai Golf

10:00 - 11:00

Owners off the record

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome Back

11:05 - 11:30

Big picture Macro Economist – What is the outlook globally and for the GCC?

11:30 - 12:00

A Focus on Golf

12:00 - 12:25

Investing in wellness the right way to ensure ROI

12:30 - 13:00

Strategic Asset Management Plan: looking at the long term and how are owners preparing for an uncertain future

12:30 - 12:50

The (R)evolution of Hotel Fitness: Is exercise moving outdoors or into the guest room?

13:00 - 13:30

Building Back Better

13:30 - 14:00

Building Back Better - Rethinking your hotel workforce

14:00 - 14:45

AOTR - Round table with the bankers