Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Samer S. Hamadeh

Founder
Big Mouth Concepts


Samer S. Hamadeh is the Founder of Big Mouth Concepts, a concept development & management consultancy specialized in hospitality & nightlife.

Samer is most known for producing major events & music festivals and for creating highly disruptive hospitality brands OneOnOne (2009,) Republique (2011) & Stereo Arcade (2015). All were incredibly popular in their own right & earned him a reputation as being a disruptive concept creator. Samer created & launched his latest concept, Akiba Dori in Dubai in 2018 and is set to open in Abu Dhabi in Q4 2021, with an additional 2 new outlets in Dubai by Q1 2022. Akiba Dori is one of a handful of brands that were made in the UAE to go global with branches set to open in Saudi Arabia in Q4 of 2021 before making the jump to Madrid, Spain for the first European outpost for the brand in 2022.

Samer is on the 2021 advisory board of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and is an advisor to Madrid-based hospitality tech startup The Burger Index. He is also on the steering committee of the Dubai outpost of London-born private member’s club The Arts Club.

Known for his outspoken attitude towards the hospitality industry, Samer is regularly in the press discussing business candidly & has been featured on the Caterer Middle East Power 50 List & the Arabian Business DXB100 List of people helping shape the future of Dubai.


See Samer S. Hamadeh speak in the following sessions:

10:25 – 10:55
Scaling up - driving and sustaining growth during uncertain times