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2020 knocked the world off its feet, and the tourism sector fell the hardest. It was a year that emphasised uncertainty, revealed shortcomings, and widened existing gaps. In 2021, the industry fought back by investing heavily in digital transformation and being adaptive to “the new normal”. Thanks to the brainpower and agility from our authorities and the private sector in the region, the industry has benefitted from being amongst the most proactive globally.
In 2022, the industry will have to start playing offense, and not just defence.
Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s GM Leaders Conference 2022 expects more than 200 general managers and hospitality professionals from across the region to Discuss, Debate, and Deliver. A panel of industry experts will address key topics, there will also be an essential keynote speech, unrivalled networking opportunities, and product showcases from top suppliers.
OPENING REMARKS BY
KEYNOTE SPEECH BY
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE INDUSTRY
The biggest takeaways from the pandemic, including key digital transformation initiatives across the region and the increasing demand from consumers to shop online.
RECRUITMENT, RETENTION, AND EFFECTIVE HOTEL MANAGEMENT
How the hospitality industry addressed the crucial issue of attracting and retaining staff during unprecedented times and the rise in outsourced Back of the House services.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR
NO PLANET B: WHAT GREEN REALLY MEANS
An honest conversation about what it really means to go green. What the hospitality and F&B sector has done to meet the need for more sustainable practices and what more must be done.
CLOUD KITCHENS: A NEW MODEL OF OPERATIONS FOR HOTELS
A conversation with cloud kitchen concepts on how this new model of operations can benefit the hotel industry. What are the advantages, how can hotels get started, and examples of existing cloud kitchen models.
CLOSING REMARKS & LUNCH
Director, Business Stakeholders and Government Relations, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal Views, Radisson Resort RAK
Group HR Director at Sunset Hospitality Group
Resort Manager - Anantara World Islands
General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel
General Manager of Zaya Nurai Island
Senior Business Development Manager, InSinkErator MEA for Emerson
Founder and CEO of Sweetheart Kitchen
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder – GrubTech
General Manager, Jumeira Rotana and BurJuman Arjaan
Vice President Cloud Kitchens talabat
General Manager Hyatt Regency Dubai, and Galleria
Hotel Manager, Palazzo Versace Dubai
General Manager of Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina
General Manager Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
General Manager, Millennium Place Barsha Heights
Chief Executive & Founder - Gates Hospitality
Editor in Chief - Hotel & Catering News Middle East
International Presenter and Speaker