The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference will take place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai. The Conference is set to bring together over 100 housekeeping and hospitality professionals from across the UAE and wider Middle East to discuss ever changing housekeeping practices, evolving technologies and cost effective waste management solutions.
08:00 AM – Registration, networking and coffee
09:00 AM – Welcome address from Hotel News ME
Sophia Soltani, Editor, Hotel News ME
09:10 AM – Opening Keynote speech and presentation.
Feryal Haddon, Director of HR at the Hilton Resort and Spa Jumeirah
09:30 AM – Panel Session: Tech-talk
Prabhat Shukla, Executive Housekeeper, Intercontinental Doha The City.
Erkan Tatlidil, Managing Director of Evonade
Tatjana Ahmed, Housekeeping Manager and functional specialist housekeeping, Grand Hyatt Dubai.
Pamini Hemaprabha, executive housekeeper, regional rooms specialist and master trainer Emirates Palace
Session brief: In recent years, the industry has seen the start of technological change. The long neglected department of housekeeping is now being recognised as the integral and essential operation it is and has been. This panel session will uncover how the housekeeping department is steadily adopting technology to increase efficiency and provide a seamless guest experience alongside the areas tech-teams fail to address.
10:15 AM – Stressbuster session
Suman Suneja, Laughing Souls Founder
It is often said that laughter is the key to a longer life. During this session laughing master, Suman K. Suneja will showcase how laughing yoga – a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter can reduce physical and mental stress after a hard day of housekeeping.
10:45 AM – Expert Session: Sustainable training
Marie-Helene Westholm-Knebel, Senior Technical Officer, Emirates Green Building Council.
With an increase in corporate policies related to sustainability and CSR as well as a stronger focus of tourism authorities on these essential initiatives and their implementation, the need for continuous training of staff beyond induction is critical to keep up-to-date with the latest standards and benchmarks. Emirates Green Building Council will present new training opportunities which will help properties start their journey toward enhancing/improving their sustainability standards by making their staff active players and empowered champions.
11:10 AM – COFFEE BREAK
11:40 AM – Panel Session: Suppliers Vs the buyers
Gopal Ampili, Executive Housekeeper, Hilton Doha.
Hari Sudhakar, Executive Housekeeper, Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah.
Marjona Aslitdinova, Executive Housekeeper, Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana.
Sandeep Indulkar, CEO and Founder, Kraft procurement ZEKE and Hoteline.
Vinayak C. Mahtani, CEO, Unique Precise International.
Session brief: In a panel session first, delegates will hear housekeepers battle it out with the suppliers to see how new products and services can better cater their departments and what new innovations the housekeepers are really looking for.
12:30 PM – Interactive workshop
Presented by FCS Computer Systems
Eric Rogers, Vice President EMEA
13:00 PM – LUNCH
14:30 PM – CLOSE OF CONFERENCE
It is free for all hospitality, housekeeping professionals working within hotel establishments to attend. To register, contact: email@example.com