Future Hospitality Summit confirms first 50 speakers

Madinat Jumeirah

With the event slogan 'Lead the Change', industry thought leaders head the bill 

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) has confirmed the first 50 speakers for the region’s flagship hospitality investment platform taking place 19 to 21 September 2022 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

Co-organised by The Bench and MEED, FHS comprises conferences, awards, workshops and networking opportunities. 

Highlights include the 18th edition of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) Marketspace with a focus on Morocco, and the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge Finals.

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Leaders from some of the world’s most dynamic hospitality brands confirmed to speak include:

Jumeirah Group Hotels & Resorts CEO José Silva
Indian Hotels Company Limited MD and CEO Puneet Chhatwal
Minor Hotels Group CEO Dillip Rajakarier
Rotana president and CEO Guy Hutchinson
Marriott International chief operations officer Sandeep Walia
Abu Dhabi National Hotels CEO Khalid Anib
Kerten Hospitality CEO Marloes Knippenberg
IHG Hotels & Resorts managing director, MEA & South West Asia, Haitham Mattar
Hilton president Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Jochem-Jan Sleiffer
Neom executive director, Hotel Development, Chris Newman
Accor chief development officer Agnès Roquefort
Radisson chief development officer Elie Younes


The Bench chairman Jonathan Worsley said: “We are thrilled to have signed up our first 50 speakers in what is set to be an exceptional line-up of global and regional leaders, representing some of the world’s most respected hospitality brands and organisations. 

"We are working with them and our Advisory Board members on the programme to address the most pertinent developments and challenges in the industry and spark conversations that will accelerate progress and lead the change.”

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