Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

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

Speaker profile

Emma Banks

VP F&B Strategy & Development, EMEA
Hilton International

Based at Hilton’s MEA Regional Office in Dubai, Emma Banks is responsible for F&B strategy and development across EMEA, supporting Hilton’s trading and future pipeline of hotels.


Emma was appointed Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development, EMEA, Hilton in February 2019.

Emma has a wealth of experience in the Food & Beverage sector. Prior to her role at Hilton, she was at Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) - the dedicated restaurant division of the UAE based Jumeirah Group. Emma started her JRG career as Operations Director in 2013, progressing to Managing Director in 2018.

Her earlier career included operations and business development roles in the UK and the Middle East.

Emma holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Leeds University.