Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

21-22 January 2020 | Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

Programme

GRIF KSA SHIC – Day 1 SHIC – Day 2

SHIC Day One - Tuesday 21 January 2020

At-a-glance →

09:00

registration opens

Networking

09:00 - 14:30

Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) KSA Sessions

15:00 - 15:30

Localisation & Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry

Discussion Room

Oseid Mohammed Faqih Vice President End Users & Segments – Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia

15:00 - 18:00

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS – INVESTMENT TRACK

15:00 - 16:30

The Three Minute Pitch to Owners

Each presenter will be given 3 minutes to pitch to owners followed by two minutes Q&A from the judges.

Judges

Rabih Feghali Hospitality Director – The Red Sea Development Company

Ali Manzoor Partner, Hospitality and Leisure – Knight Frank

Filippo Sona Managing Director, Global Hospitality – Drees & Sommer

LODGING 3.0:

How are brands are adapting to offer new types of accommodation to “transform” experiences and connect guests to nature and culture?  From eco, wellness, agro farming, adventure and other adaptive experiences.

Shaza Hotels

Noelle Homsy Development Manager – Shaza Hotels

Cloud7Hotels

Mishary Alhajery Country Director, Saudi Arabia – Kerten Hospitality

Six Senses

Olivier Boppe Director of Development – Six Senses

Mantis

Paul Gardiner Chief Executive Officer – Mantis Collection

DARA

Reem Garash Chief Executive Officer – Shada Hospitality Co.

followed by

LOYALTY SCHEMES & DRIVING DISTRIBUTION

How loyalty programmes add value to an owner in the KSA and how their programme supports loyalty and bookings from Saudi travellers or from source markets to the Kingdom.

Accor Live Limitless

Devret Pattani Development Manager – Accor

Marriott Bonvoy

Shady Hassan Senior Director, Lodging Development – Marriott International, Middle East & Africa

Hilton Honours

Amir Lababedi Managing Director Development, MENA – Hilton

IHG Rewards Club

Ahmad Shaban Director of Commercial, KSA – IHG

16:30 - 17:00

The road to investment in Saudi Arabia

Why invest in the Kingdom? 

PRESENTATION BY

Majed Al Ghanim Managing Director of Tourism and Quality of Life Sector – Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH

Rani Majzoub Head of Advisory, Markets & Operations - Saudi Arabia – JLL

17:00 - 17:30

Asset Management - What Owners need to Know

Rene Beil Managing Director – Beaufort Global Partners LLC

In conversation with

Donald Bremner Managing Director – Stirling Hospitality Advisors

Olivier Harnisch Head of Hospitality – Public Investment Fund

17:30 - 18:00

When Should Owners look at Franchising?

Ignace Bauwens Chief Operating Officer – Roya International

In conversation with

Panos Loupasis Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa – Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Jad Shamseddin Chief Hospitality Officer – Ajlan & Bros Holding Group

Rebecca Viani Director of International Development, EMEA – Darden Restaurants

17:00 - 18:00

Workshop Track

Discussion Rooms are open to discussion and dialogue but there will be a limited number of seats available in each room.

17:00 - 18:00

Engagement using Artificial Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry

Discussion Room

Tomy Varghese Director – Times World

17:00 - 18:00

Delivering Projects on time and cost and best practice in project development ​

Discussion Room

Maroun Deeb Head of the Project & Development Services, MEA – JLL

Martin McLean Founder-Director – Compass Project Consulting

Alessandro Tedesco Chief Operating Officer – FEBC International

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Card Exchange

Networking

19:30 - 22:30

OPENING RECEPTION & ARABIC DINNER

Networking

Hosted by Dur Hospitality at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel.