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The Future Hospitality Summit Debuts in Dubai

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will debut in Dubai this September, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.

Hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organised by The Bench and MEED, FHS brings together the investment communities of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and AviaDev under one roof. Other conference tracks include Sustainability & Innovation, Startup Den and The Future of Human Capital.

The three-day summit takes place at Madinat Jumeirah from September 19-21, uniting government leaders, hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to discuss the industry’s hot topics, set the scene for the future and network with elite players in their field.

“Following the resounding success of FHS Saudi Arabia in May, we’re now gearing up for the highly anticipated FHS in Dubai,” said Jonathan Worsley, chairman, The Bench. “As the flagship hospitality investment platform in the region, the event promises to be a hive of activity, with an action-packed programme, a plethora of top-level speakers and exciting industry announcements to reinforce the pivotal role of the ever-growing hospitality and tourism sectors in the MENA region. We look forward to welcoming the most respected, experienced and influential names in hospitality and tourism to this prestigious event.”

FHS in Dubai will centre around the main event theme Lead the Change, which the FHS Advisory Board – a carefully curated group of senior industry leaders – discussed at Al Jaddaf Rotana last week to help shape the programme by sharing insights and discussing the most important focus areas, challenges and trends for the industry. The FHS programme will feature a wide range of topics under the main event theme including the continued post-pandemic recovery and hospitality investment forecast and climate, sustainability, technology, innovation, wellbeing, leadership and talent.