22-23 January 2018
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Benjamin Piper, Partner & Design Principal at Killa Design

Benjamin Piper

Partner & Design Principal
Killa Design

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Benjamin.

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Conference Day One: Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

11:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing the competitiveness of hotels and resorts and envisioning the future of the regional economy

The Middle East holds one of the largest hotel development pipelines in the world with more than 300 hotels in the construction phase. Therefore, competition across the region is extremely high and hotel owners and operators have to continuously upgrade their infrastructure to increase their market share and stay competitive.

In this session, leading hoteliers will discuss what their plans are to ensure the future competitiveness of their hotels.

This session will address:
  • Key driving factors behind the impressive pipeline of hotels coming up in the Middle East
  • Life after Expo 2020: Future plans to ensure the continued prominence of the hospitality industry after the expo is over
  • Strategies to cope with the supply and demand challenges and maintaining high Average Daily Rates given the rising competitiveness

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

9:00 AM How 3D printing will transform hotel design

While employing 3D printing for the construction industry seems extraordinary, some developers are already experiment with adapting 3D printing technology in constructing everyday  structures, villas, offices and even hotels. This tech talk will express how hotel owners and developers can take advantage of 3D printing to  deliver highly customised spaces for hotel guests, and how this technology will transform the  hospitality industry in the coming years.