Future Hospitality Summit 2023 Programme Released

Future Hospitality Summit 2023 Programme Released

This year’s programme was announced by The Bench CEO Jonathan Worsley 

Organised by The Bench, the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will bring together the Middle East and Africa's industry leaders for discussions, deal-making and insight on the continued growth of the region's hospitality and tourism sectors from 25 to 27 September 2023 at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

The initial list of speakers was confirmed last week and now the organisers have revealed some programme highlights.

These include the Start-Up Den at FHS, which allows 10 innovative hospitality startups to present their business concept to a panel of judges. The winner will be in with a chance to receive business incubation, mentorship and funding. 

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The summit will also host the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge Finals. The theme of this year’s challenge is ‘One with Nature’, focusing on the urgent need to preserve and regenerate ecosystems. 

Primarily inspired by NEOM’s respectful relationship with nature, this year’s challenge touches upon regenerative tourism. The five finalist teams will compete against each other on the first day of the Summit.


In addition, networking activities include site tours to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Beach Mangrove Forest and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The wellness programme includes a guided running and strength training sessions and a yoga class. 

The networking programme has proven very popular in the past so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by visiting 

For more information and to see the full programme, visit 

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