Agenda

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Time
Topics
7.30 - 9.00 7.30 - 9.00
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by RateGain
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WELCOME ADDRESS
thumbnail image Bob Gilbert - President, HSMAI 
thumbnail image Mona Faraj - Managing Director, HSMAI-ME

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OPENING KEY NOTE: A Global view of the Consumer trends and their impact on distribution.
thumbnail image Lorraine Sileo - Senior Vice President, Research and Business Operations, PhocusWright Inc.
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Market Outlooks – Key Note on 2018 Trends & Future Outlook
thumbnail image Philip Wooller - Area Director Middle East & Africa, STR
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Are your Rates Leaking?
thumbnail image Charlie Osmond - CEO, Triptease

PANEL: 

Flavio Leoni - VP Sales, Distribution, Loyalty and Marketing, AccorHotels Middle East and Egypt
Thomas Grundner - VP Sales & Marketing, JA Resorts & Hotels
Sebastien Doussin - VP Ground Services & YalaGo, Dnata

Mohamed Manfalouti - Associate Director, Market Management, Agoda
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COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by RateGain
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The owner’s perspective “Think Like an Owner” 
thumbnail image Mariano Faz - Head of Asset Management, The First Group

PANEL:
Stuart Cameron - VP Asset Management, Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties
Claudio Capaccioli -
CEO, H Hospitality Collection
Bastien Blanc
- VP Operations MEA, IHG
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Big Data, Too much or Too little
thumbnail image Carson Booth - CEO, Snapshot
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Effective digital marketing to drive revenue
thumbnail image Terry Kane - Senior Executive, Facebook & Instagram Middle East & North Africa
PANEL:
David Abidaoud - Director Digital & Social, Expo 2020
Avi Arya
- Internet Moghuls, CEO
Mark Forrester - Chairman, 80 Days
Mohamed Hussein - Regional Director, Digital Marketing Luxury Hotel - ME, AccorHotels
Jitendra Jain - VP Digital, Loyalty & Portfolio Marketing MEA, Marriott International 
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LUNCH Sponsored by Fornova 
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Executive Interview: Amadeus 
Speaker: Antoine Medawar -  SVP, Retail Middle East Africa and Managing Director - Middle East & Africa
Interviewer: Lorraine Sileo - Senior Vice President, Research and Business Operations, PhocusWright Inc
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DTCM Digital Maturity Report Presentation
AbdelRahman El Housseiny - Advisor - Project Management Office, DTCM
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You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure! But what is the right Measure?

thumbnail imageMichael Grove - Director of Hotel Intelligence and Customer Solutions, EMEA, HotStats
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Rethinking Value Propositions and Competitiveness of Hotel Restaurants and Bars 
thumbnail image Fraser Duncan-Smith - Director - Global Food and Beverage, TFG Asset Management

PANEL:
Naim Maadad - Founding Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality
Donna Benton
- Founder & Chairman, the Entertainer
Fay Economidies - Executive Managing Director, M Management Company
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NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK Sponsored by RateGain
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How will Blockchain Technology Enable Distribution and Loyalty?
CS Ramachandran
- Director RM SEA, MEA, Preferred Hotels Group
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Is Central RM the solution to effective RM?
thumbnail imageFrancesco Sostero - Head of Marketing, Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC  
PANEL:
Sarah Allen - Vice President Revenue Strategy & Analytics, Marriott International - ME & Africa
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
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MICE on the run!!!      
Heather Hart - Director, Product Management SmartSpace, IDeaS
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CLOSING OF THE DAY
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CLOSING COCKTAIL RECEPTION at Layali Al Qasr Sponsored by Duetto

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