With just a week to go before the much-anticipated Future Hospitality Summit debuts in Dubai, the Middle East and Africa’s hotel, travel and tourism industry is gearing up for strong debate, exclusive announcements, unrivalled networking and superb experiences at the region’s most prestigious hospitality investment event.
Kicking off on Monday, September 19, FHS brings together almost 950 hospitality investment decision makers for three days of discussions, initiatives and exciting industry announcements, as well as a host of networking events, sports and fitness sessions, and opportunities to visit some of Dubai’s newest attractions.
Hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organised by The Bench and MEED, FHS unites the investment communities of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and African Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) to address key topics and set the industry’s future agenda – all under the theme of Lead the Change.
“With just a few days left until the hospitality fraternity descends on Dubai, we’re delighted to share some of the highlights, key events and attractions on offer at FHS,” said Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of The Bench.
“With its action-packed agenda, great networking events, educational outings and everything in between, FHS will deliver ground-breaking ideas, hot debate and so much more. While business is of course the main order of the day, we’ve put together a range of fun events, including sports tournaments and offsite visits, for an all-round educational, balanced and enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming the hospitality world to Madinat Jumeirah for the region’s flagship hospitality investment forum.”
On the agenda
The carefully-crafted FHS program features topflight presentations from 185 speakers – including government leaders, hotel investors, owners, developers and industry experts – who will address technology, talent, investment, innovation, the continued post-pandemic recovery and more across 40 sessions.
On day one is GRIF, with leading industry members taking centre stage to debate the hottest topics affecting the region’s food and beverage industry. Days two and three focus on hotel, resorts and tourism, addressing pressing industry topics including sustainability, innovation, investment trends, economic issues, procurement and staff recruitment and retention.
New ways to network
FHS 2022 in Dubai provides eight unmissable networking sessions, including the opening reception on the first day, hosted by Jumeirah. Taking place at Mina A’Salam, the event will showcase the best in Arabian hospitality from Jumeirah’s award-winning chefs. Plus, delegates can take their FHS experience to new heights and discover the best in high end hospitality at Emaar’s networking reception at the Address Fountain Views, a trilogy of luxury skyscrapers, at the heart of Downtown Dubai. The event gets under way at 6.30 pm on the second day of the event.