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Promising Opportunities in Hospitality - Monday 2/4/2018

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

Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

  • 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
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

Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

  • local funding: services and channels
  • Developments in Tourism Sector funding process
  • Economic Impact of Hotels investment
  • Trends and Expereinces in Stimulating Hotels Investment
  • TheTargted Markets for Hotels investment
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

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

Mr. Abdullah al-Shahri

  • 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
Mr. Jeff Swanson

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

Mr. Mohamed Awadalla


Mr. Saad A. Al-Qahtani


Dr. Abdulrazaq Alwafi

Saudi Hotels Association

Mr. Anusche Amanpour

Business Development

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

Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

  • 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

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

Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

  • 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
Mr. Hassan Younes

Director, Griffin Consultants / Energy Engineers

Mr. Iftikhar Hamdani

General Manager, Ramada Hotel Suites

Mr. Talal Mahmoud Al-hashim


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

Mr. Fahd Al Fheed

  • 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
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

Mr. Abdullah Al-Sebiei

  • 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
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

Mr. Youssef al-Ghanami

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
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

Mr. Youssef al-Ghanami

  • 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
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

Youssef al-Ghanami

  • 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
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

Mohannad Abo Ebaid

  • Communicating International Markets
  • Building and Organizing Packages for Foriegner tourists
  • Channels Tools to Target International Markets
  • International Expereinces to Attract Targted Makets
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

Mr. Mohammad Alhazmi

Entrepreneur and travel expert​

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

Mohannad Abo Ebaid

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

Ali Al Gofaily

  • 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
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

Ali Al Gofaily

  • 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
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


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

Ali Al Gofaily

  • Opportunities to Fund SMEs
  • Enabling And Developing SME's
  • Launching Projects:Procedures and Regulations t
  • SME's Funding And Rehabilitation
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

Ali Al Gofaily

  • Transforming Ideas to Projects
  • Entrepreneurship to Develop Youth Skills
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

Ali Al Gofaily

  • 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
Mr. Nasser Al-Nashmi

National Tourism Human Resources Development Center (TAKAMOL) SCTH

Mr. Tariq Dowidar

Regional Manager – intercontinental hotel