22-23 January 2018
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE
Olivier Harnisch, CEO at Emaar Hospitality Group

Olivier Harnisch

Emaar Hospitality Group

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

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Conference Day One: Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

9:30 AM Attracting millennials through sustainable and smart design concepts

Experts predict that millennials will make up over 50 per cent of the world’s hotel guests by 2020.
This is why hotel brands are rushing to meet and exceed the needs of these travelers.

This presentation will express how hotels can meet the expectations of tech-savvy guests while simultaneously renovating and upgrading their infrastructure and offering sustainable design concepts to embrace millennials and secure future revenue.

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