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Speakers

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Promising Opportunities in Hospitality - Monday 2/4/2018

12:30 - 1:20 International Standards in Hotels Operation

Moderator
 
Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

Topics
  • Best Practices to maximize profit: Owners perspectives
  • Maximizing Revenues in Restaurants and Hotels Services
  • Operation Management Cost in Hotels
  • Information Management in Hotels Hotels
  • Chains Trade Mark
  • International Expereinces in Hotels Management
Panelists
 
Mr. Rana Mukherji

General Manager, Bespoke Hotels MEA


 
Ms. Maram Kokandi

General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road, in Saudi Arabia


 
Mr. Hussam Alhuzaimi

The Hotel Manager


 
Mr. Henk Meyknecht

Chief Operating Officer- Middle East Africa - Kempinski Hotels

1:30 - 2:20Economic Impact of Hospitatlity Investment

Moderator
 
Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

Topics
Funding:
  • local funding: services and channels
  • Developments in Tourism Sector funding process
Impacts:
  • Economic Impact of Hotels investment
  • Trends and Expereinces in Stimulating Hotels Investment
  • TheTargted Markets for Hotels investment
Panelists
 
Mr. Talat Zaki Hafiz

Secretary General - Media & Banking Awareness Committee​


 
Mr. Amer Alnady

Senior Vice President within the Hotels and Hospitality Group, at the Global Hotel Desk


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Mr. Saheel Lalit

hospitality and investment advisory within the MENA region


 
Mr. Abdulrahman Bajnaid

CEO Rafal Real State

2:30 - 3:20Managing Operating Serviced Apartments

Moderator
 
Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

Topics
  • Results from Jeddah Serviced Apartment Workshop
  • Economic Impact Investment Opportunitites in Serviced Apartment
  • Trageted Markets and Segments for Serviced Apartment
  • Competition between Serviced Apartment and Hotels
  • International Expereinces in Operating Serviced Apartment
Panelists
 
Mr. Jeff Swanson

Managing Director - Europe, Middle East Africa for RMS Europe.


 
Mr. Mohamed Awadalla

CEO TIME HOTELS L.L.C.


 
Mr. Saad A. Al-Qahtani

SCTH


 
Dr. Abdulrazaq Alwafi

Saudi Hotels Association


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Mr. Anusche Amanpour

Business Development

3:40 - 4:30Future Trends in Hotels Industry

Moderator
 
Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

Topics
  • International Future Trends in Hotels Investments
  • Opportunities and Indicators with Future Forcasting in Hotels Investment
  • Privileges Facilities to Attract Targted Markets
  • Developments in Hotels Services and its Future
  • International Hotels Chains and Trade Marks Expereinces
Panelists
 

Mr. Amer Alnady
Head of Hotels Hospitality MENA and SVP Global Hotels Desk

 
Ms. Engy Naguib

Consultant -Euromonitor International


 
Ms. Lama Al-Fozan

Key Account Manager - Investement Authority


 
Mr. Shadi Dawi

GCS Group Director of Operations Business Development


 
Mr. Christopher Lund

Associate Director Colliers International

4:40 - 5:30Best Practices to Save Cost in Hospitatlity Entities

Moderator
 
Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

Topics
  • Average daily Hotels consumption of electricity
  • Average daily Hotels consumption of Water
  • Mechanisms and Techniques for Developing and Supporting Energy Efficiency and Saving Costs in Hotels
  • Recycling Grey Water in Hotels
  • Investment in Energy Saving Systems Solutions.
  • Enviromnetal Standards for The Hotels Buildings
Panelists
 
Mr. Hassan Younes

Director, Griffin Consultants / Energy Engineers


 
Mr. Iftikhar Hamdani

General Manager, Ramada Hotel Suites


 
Mr. Talal Mahmoud Al-hashim

SABIC


 
Mr. ​ Abdulwhab Al Bogami

Architect Engineer - Facilities Security Forces MOI​​


 
Dr. abdulrahman Al-Shehri

senior manager water operation - NWC

5:30 - 6:20Hotels and other sectors Integration

Moderator
 
Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

Topics
  • Best parcatices to Attract Hotels Chains
  • Operating and Training to Keep Sustainability
  • Relaxing Services in Hotels(GYM, SPA)
  • Technical Solutions to SaveTime Cost
  • Safety Security needs for Hotels
  • Furnishing and Interior Design for Hotels
Panelists
 
Ms. Jumana Chaouli

Assistant CEO and Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication.


 
Mr. Martin Kubler FIH

Lecturer, and In​​terim Manager( sps:affinity - Strategic Partnership Solutions)


 
Mr. Franklin Fernandez

BA inTourism Management with experience travel industry


 
Mr. Sameer Bagul

Cleartrip, online booking travel agent in Middle East

Tourism Where Industries Come Across - Tuesday 3/4/2018

12:30 - 1:20 Intelligent Technical Solution in Tourism

Moderator
 
Mr. Abdullah Al-Sebiei

Topics
  • Role of technology solutions in managing and meeting needs leading to a unique travel experiences.
  • Technology Solutions in Solving tourism sales and distribution challenges
  • Fututre Trends of Technology Solutions in the Saudi Tourism Sector
  • International Competition to Develop Tourism Services
Panelists
 
Ammar Shannar

Hotels operational systems


 
Mr. Yasser Alahmad

Founder and CEO Sawah Application


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Mr. Alexander​ Morriss

Director of Affiliate Partnerships, Middle East, Expedia Affiliate Network


 
Mr. Ramzi Maaytah

Founding Partner Levant consulting LLC


 
Mr. AbdulRahman AlRimawi

Operations Manager - gurfati.com

1:30 - 2:20Tourism Experience: Diverse- International Practices

Moderator
 
Mr. Youssef al-Ghanami

Topics
Successful experiences in the tourism experience:
  • Transportation: Requirements of suitable transportation channels to meet international markets - Egypt experience
  • Tourism Guiding : Guiding Skills to reach Tourists satisfactions
  • Accommodation: Hotels Services Products to Serve Visitors
  • Tourism attraction: Management Sustainability of Tourism Attractions to Serve Tourists - experience
  • Handcrafts and the Tourists Gifts from The Visit
Panelists
 
Mr. Abdullah Alsurkal

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding


 
Mr. Mike Fabricius

Tourism Consulting and Management


 
Mr. Walid El Batouty

board member of the World Federation Tourist Guide Association (WFTGA)


 
 

2:30 - 3:20Tourism & Cultrual Event Indusrty

Moderator
 
Mr. Youssef al-Ghanami

Topics
  • Tourism Events Diversity
  • Tourism Events to Satisfy Market Needs
  • Developing Events to Reach International Standards
  • International Experiences in developing tourism events
  • Culutral Heritage : Investment - Sustainability
Panelists
 
Dr. Suleiman Farajat

Commissioner for Tourism - Petra Tourism Authority


 
Mr. Jonathan Martin
Global Events Expert Film Productions


 
Mr. Emad Manchi

Professor of Events Management and Administration - King Saud University​


 
Dr. Elisabeth Stoney

Assistant Professor - Zayed University


3:40 - 4:30Tourism Patterns & Services - Internationa Trend

Moderator
 
Youssef al-Ghanami

Topics
  • A general definition of tourism patterns and the directions for development.
  • The concept and components of the tourism patterns: Medical tourism, Heritage tourism, Ecotourism.
  • Recent developments, Ideas, and Latest techniques in each pattern.
  • Partners in Each Pattern.
  • The importance of providing a geographical map of tourism patterns in the regions.
  • Health and medical Tourism - Middle East.
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Worldwide
Panelists
 
Mr. Yunus Saleem

CEO -Global Treatment Services


 
Mr. Donald Hawkins

Professor Emeritus of Management and Tourism Studies, GW University


 
Mr. Ali Al-qahtani

Saudi Hiking


 
Mr. Abdulaziz Al Aboudi

Senior Trainer - Team Leader of Saudi Divers

4:40 - 5:30International Practices in Building Packages

Moderator
 
Mohannad Abo Ebaid

Topics
  • Communicating International Markets
  • Building and Organizing Packages for Foriegner tourists
  • Channels Tools to Target International Markets
  • International Expereinces to Attract Targted Makets
Panelists
 
Ms. Manhil M. Al Mohaimeed

Al Muayed Travel - KSA


 
Mr. Marcus Bauer

Sustainable Tourism Management


 
Mr. ​Fadi Abu Areesh

CEO of Al-Thuraya Group Former Deputy Chairman of Jordan Society of Tourism & Travel Agents (JSTA)


 
Mr. Mohammad Yousef

Ramasside Tours Founder Chairman


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Mr. Mohammad Alhazmi

Entrepreneur and travel expert​

4:40 - 5:30International Practices in Building Packages

Moderator
 
Mohannad Abo Ebaid

Topics
Panelists
 
Dr. Adnan al jaber
Director of Preservation & Documentation – National Built Heritage Center


 
Mr. Sami al-Bawardi
President of Tourism & Heritage Association - Shaqraa​


 
Mr. Hazem Abdelfattah

Urban Development Specialist - The World Bank

Youth - Investment and Jobs Opportunities – Wednesday 4/4/2018

12:30 - 1:20Saudi Entrepreneurs Experiences

Moderator
 
Ali Al Gofaily

Topics
  • Boosting Youth to Be Involved in Tourism Industry
  • A Briefing about Each Initiative: Scholars’ Perspective
  • Youth Abilities to Start SME's
  • Saudi Youth Abilities to Operate Manage Projects
Panelists
 
Mr. Bassam Almohamdi

Founder CEO FlyAkeed


 
Mr. Mohammed Al-Ruwaij

Founder and CEO Burgerizzr


 
Ms. Sarah Gasim

Managing Director at Hotel Assets Hospitality Management Company Owned by Jabal Omar​


Ms. Latifah Al-Tamimi

CEO - Gathern APP


 
Mr. Saeed Asiri

Deputy Manager - Rafal Hotel Kempinski

1:30 - 2:20 International Experiences

Moderator
 
Ali Al Gofaily

Topics
  • Vocational Tourism Training: Actual and Future Needs.
  • Training’s Role in Preparing Human Resources in Tourism and Hotel Sector.
  • Effective Partnership between Owners, Training Centers and Institutions.
  • Working in Tourism Sector, and Job Progression Potentiality
  • Training Programs Ended With Recruitment” Experiences
  • Vocational Training Program: International Experiences
Panelists
 
Dr. Talal Harigi

Excutive Director FHM Training Center


 
Mr. Majed alsubaie

Abdul Mohsen Alhokair Higher Institute for Hospitality


 
Mr. Francis Hughes

Dean Laureate Vocational Saudi Arabia


 
Dr.Suzy Hatough

Dar Al Diafa for Hospitality and Tourism Education Consultancy


 
Mr. Salah OUMOUDDEN

Operation Manager and hotel Representative​ - Accor Hotels


 
Dr. Ibrahim bin Mahmoud Al-sini

Dean of Tourism College – King Abdulaziz University

2:30 - 3:20 Stimulating Tourism SMEs

Moderator
 
Ali Al Gofaily

Topics
  • Opportunities to Fund SMEs
  • Enabling And Developing SME's
  • Launching Projects:Procedures and Regulations t
  • SME's Funding And Rehabilitation
Panelists
 
Mr. Fahad Almalki

Business Development - The centennial fund


 
Mr. Meshal Alkahtani

GM ,Supporting Develeopment projects Department - Social Development Bank


 
Mr. Hammam bin Abdul Aziz Hashim

General Manager of Kafalah program of financing SMEs


 
Mr. Zamil Abdulrahman Al-Aqeel

Director of Branches - Agricultural Development Fund

3:40 - 4:30 Investment Opportunities in Tourism Sector

Moderator
 
Ali Al Gofaily

Topics
  • Transforming Ideas to Projects
  • Entrepreneurship to Develop Youth Skills
Panelists
 
Dr. Salman mohysen

GM. Royal Inn Al-Nokhba Hotel


 
Mr. Saleh Althunian

GM. Ritaj Al Rayan Hotel Mecca


 
Mr. Rashed Al Fouzan

Director of CNBC Arabia Offices in Saudi Arabia


 
Mr. Fahad Alalshaikh

Industrial Engineer - High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh

4:40 - 5:30Localization of Professions in The Tourism Sector

Moderator
 
Ali Al Gofaily

Topics
  • Tourism Institutions: Young Leaders Rehabilitation
  • The Experience of Tourism Institutions in Localization of jobs
  • Localization of Jobs Challenges in Tourism Sector
  • Job Opportunities Created by New Tourism Enterprises
  • Employees Rehabilitation and Training and Developing National Manpower
Panelists
 
Mr. Nasser Al-Nashmi

National Tourism Human Resources Development Center (TAKAMOL) SCTH


 
Mr. Tariq Dowidar

Regional Manager – intercontinental hotel