Hotel Investment & Development Summit Agenda

3 March 2013         Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events

Investing in hotel developments to exploit the increased demand in the Kingdom

09.30
Registration and refreshments
 10.00  Welcome address

  Filippo Sona, Head of Hotels & Resorts/Hospitality MENA, Colliers International, UAE

10.15
CAPITALIZING ON INCREASED RELIGIOUS TOURISM IN THE HOLY CITIES

Shuja Zaidi, VP Projects Saudi Arabia & General Manager, Makkah Hilton & Towers, KSA

11.15 
 MEETING DEMAND FOR BUDGET HOTELS IN THE KINGDOM
Filippo Zona, Head of Hotels & Resorts/Hospitality MENA, Colliers International, UAE
11.45
STRATEGIES FOR ATTRACTING LIQUIDITY AND LENDER INTEREST

Dr. Ibrahim Fahad Alghofaily, President of Arriyada Economic Consultant Center, Alinma Bank board member, KSA

Dr. Sobhi Agha, Vice President, SAB Property, KSA
Salman M. Al-Asmari, CEO, Adeem Capital, KSA
 
12.30
Prayer and Networking Break
1.00
DEVELOPING LOW AND MIDSCALE HOTELS TO INCREASE REVENUES IN GROWING SEGMENTS

Taras Ettl, Vice President of Development MEA, InterContinental Hotels Group, UAE
Olivier Granet
, Development Director, Accor Middle East, UAE
Samer Sabra, VP Investment and Development, Riyada International Hotels & Resorts Company, KSA

David Vely, SVP Development, Premier Inn MEA, UAE

2.00
PARTNERING WITH HOTEL OPERATORS AT A DESIGN STAGE TO MINIMIZE CONSTRUCTION COSTS

Elie Milky, VP Business Development MEA, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, UAE
Yazan Al Shouly, Associate Director - Acquisitions & Development EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, UAE

2.45
MAXIMIZING RETURNS ON HOTEL INVESTMENTS
Muhammad Al Amir, Managing Director, Riyada International Hotels & Resorts Co., KSA
Oliver Granet, Development Director, Accor Middle East, UAE
3.30
Closing remarks and close of Hotel Investment and Development Summit
3.40 
 Networking Lunch
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