Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

2021 | Dubai, UAE


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

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

At-a-glance →

07:00 - 11:00

The AHIC Golf Tournament hosted by Dubai Golf

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome Back

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines Managing Director Middle East , Co-Founder, GRIF – Bench Events

11:05 - 11:30

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

Richard Dean Presenter at Dubai Eye Radio – Director of Roar Interior Design

In conversation with

Simon Williams Chief Economist, CEEMEA, Managing Director, Global Banking and Markets – HSBC Bank Plc

11:30 - 12:00

A Focus on Golf

Golf tourists are the highest average spenders in the world.  How can golf tourism be leveraged for the benefit of a hotel?   What operational adaptations need to be made for the new world? How can golf compliment real estate development and a hotel while enhancing the value of the business?

Robbie Greenfield Sports Presenter – Dubai Eye 103.8

In conversation with

Mark Chapleski President – Troon International Division

Christopher May Chief Executive Officer – Dubai Golf

Tom Phillips Head of Middle East – PGA European Tour

11:30 - 12:30

Owners off the record

Round Table

Looking at getting the most from your asset and your operator. This is an invitation only session

Scott Antel – Partner Hospitality & Leisure Legal Advisor

Anil Bhardwaj Director – A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

12:00 - 12:40

Investing in wellness the right way to ensure ROI

What factors you need to consider when developing your wellness offering to ensure it is in line with market needs as well as done in a way which ensures return for the investor.

Kathryn Moore Founder & Managing Director – Spa Connectors & Hall of Wellness Awards

In conversation with

Leo Downer Executive Director, TLC Health Travel Ltd – Co-founder of Harmony Sustainability Tourism

Puczkó László CEO & Co-Founder, Health Tourism Worldwide – Associate Global Wellness Research Director, TLC

Nicki Page Founder & ED – TLC

Jean-Paul Riby Chief Executive Officer – Sun Hospitality Group

Daniella Russell Spa and Wellness Consultant and Mentor – Daniella Russell Harper DRG / TCL

12:40 - 13:10

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

How do you mitigate against the fluctuations of Hospitality Real Estate Life Cycles through economic and geopolitical uncertainties?  How are asset managers preparing for a long-term sustainable future with risk adjusted return and strategic planning?

René Beil President, HAMA MEA – Managing Director, Beaufort Global

In conversation with

Stuart Etherington Vice President Hospitality Asset Management – Dubai Holding

Simon Hasdell Vice President, Asset Management – IFA Hotels & Resorts

B. R. Kiran Chief Portfolio Officer – Miral Asset Management

Amit Nayak,CHA Vice President and Board Member – HAMA MEA

12:40 - 13:15

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

What are the ways to integrate fitness concepts into hotels now that guests are proactive about health and fitness? 

Jonathan Worsley Chairman – Bench Events

Explore with:

Mark Arnall, Fitness Trainer at F1 Champions, who has been mastering the art of training on the road for 25 years and Tea Ros, Founder & Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

13:10 - 13:40

Building Back Better

Learning from the winners during the pandemic and what it means for your business

Henry Mason Evangelist at Large – TrendWatching

13:40 - 14:10

Building Back Better - Rethinking your hotel workforce

What has been learnt in last six months about operational efficiencies that can be carried forward for the future? How can we look at job roles and functions with a hotel differently when we think outside the box?

Donald Bremner Managing Director – Stirling Hospitality Advisors

In conversation with

Hassan Ahdab President of Hotels Operations – Dur Hospitality

Giuliano Gasparini Senior Vice President – Asset Management, Hospitality & Leisure – Aldar Properties PSJC

Zoltan Kali Senior Vice President – Omran Hospitality

Clive Smith Managing Director - Hotels Division – Al Hokair Group

14:00 - 14:45

AOTR - Round table with the bankers


What are they really thinking? What can you expect and how should you go about it in the current market?

Cyril Lincoln Head - Real Estate, Investment Banking Group – ADCB

Amro Nahas Partner & Managing Director – Ritz Banc Group

Zain Qureshi Head of Real Estate – Mashreq Bank

Richard Thompson Editorial Director – MEED