Agenda

HSMAI Middle East Chapter
December 4, 2018 | Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7.30 - 9.00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE BREAK
9.00 - 9.20


WELCOME ADDRESS
Bob Gilbert - President, HSMAI 
Mona Faraj - Managing Director, HSMAI-ME
9.20 - 9.40



OPENING KEY NOTE
A Global view of the Consumer trends and their impact on distribution.

Lorraine Sileo - Senior Vice President, Research and Business Operations, PhocusWright Inc.
9.40 - 10:05

Market Outlooks – Key Note on 2018 Trends & Future Outlook
Philip Wooller
- Area Director Middle East & Africa, STR
10.05 - 10.50





Are your Rates Leaking?
MODERATOR: 
Charlie Osmond - CEO, Triptease
PANEL: 
Flavio Leoni- VP Sales, Distribution, Loyalty and Marketing, AccorHotels Middle East and Egypt
Gennaro VitaleHead of Sourcing Middle East, Hotelbeds Group
10.50 - 11.15
COFFEE BREAK
11.15 - 11.55








The owner’s perspective “Think Like an Owner” 

MODERATOR:
Mariano Faz - Head of Asset Management, The First Group


PANEL:
Bastien Blanc - VP Operations MEA, IHG
Stuart Cameron - VP Asset Management, Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties
Jalil Mekouar - CEO, Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim

11.55 - 12.20

Big Data, Too much or Too little
Carson Booth,
CEO, Snapshot
12.20 - 13.05






Effective digital marketing to drive revenue

MODERATOR:
Terry Kane - Senior Executive, Facebook & Instagram Middle East & North Africa

PANEL:
Avi Arya - Internet Moghuls, CEO
Mark Forrester - 80 Days, Chairman
13.05 - 14.15 LUNCH
14.15 - 14.40
Executive Interview: Amadeus Hospitality Solutions
Antoine Medawar,
Senior Vice President, Retail Middle East Africa and Managing Director - Middle East & Africa
14.40 - 15.05

How will Blockchain Technology Enable Distribution and Loyalty?
CS Ramachandran
- Director RM SEA, MEA Preferred Hotels Group
15.05 - 15.30
You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure! But what is the right Measure?
15.30 - 16.15








Rethinking Value Propositions and Competitiveness of Hotel Restaurants and Bars
MODERATOR:
Fraser Duncan-Smith - Director - Global Food and Beverage, TFG Asset Management

PANEL:
Donna Benton - Founder & Chairman, the Entertainer
Fay Economidies - Executive Managing Director, M Management Company
Naim Maadad - Founding Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality
16.15 - 16.50 COFFEE BREAK
16.50 - 17.15 Man vs Machine
17:15 - 17:57





Is Central RM the solution to effective RM?
PANEL:
Sam El Asmar - VP Revenue and Distribution, Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC
Moustafa Menoon - Regional Director of Revenue Management, Accor
Marieke Siefers  - Senior Director, Global Revenue Management, Jumeirah Group

17.57 - 18.25

MICE on the run!!!
Neil Corr
- Regional Head of Advisory Services, Ideas
18.25 - 18.55
CLOSING OF THE DAY
18:55 - 21:00
CLOSING COCKTAIL RECEPTION