Unprecedented demand for the GM Leaders Conference

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 3 years ago

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There are less than 24 hours to go until the third edition of the GM Leaders Conference presented by Rikan, which has received unprecedented interest from the region’s hotel general managers this year.

GM Leaders Conference 2017

GM Leaders Conference 2017

The event, being held at The W Dubai Al Habtoor City will see over 200 general managers and senior hotel figures from across the region in attendance.

Registration is free of charge for hotel general managers and senior corporate hoteliers. There are limited spaces available so please email Mark Anthony Monzon at mark@bncpublishing.net if you are interested in attending.

One of the highlights of the event is sure to be courtesy of Luxury Fleet Partner Cadillac, who will be giving away a Cadillac XT5 to four lucky general managers at the event, for one week each.

Registration and networking begins at 8am with welcome addresses from presenting sponsor Rikan and host GM Jason Harding, complex general manager at The St. Regis, W and Westin Hotel – Al Habtoor City.

The conference will tackle the key topics, trends and challenges impacting the industry, with a morning of thought-provoking panel debates and expert speaker sessions.

The keynote speech is from Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), who will explore how the hotel industry can prepare for life after Expo 2020. There will also be sessions on how VAT will impact the hospitality industry and a market overview from STR.

Panel sessions include “Adapting to Changing Guest Demands”; “Battling with the OTAs”; and “Attracting New Markets”, with a strong line-up of panellists combining a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

The final session will be a presentation from ResNet World on “GDS… The misunderstood Revenue Channel”.

Some of the most prominent, influential companies in the region are sponsoring the event, with Rikan confirmed as presenting sponsor; Platinum Sponsor, Du; Luxury Fleet Partner, Cadillac; and The Hotel of Choice, W Dubai Al Habtoor City.

Also supporting the event are: Lavazza, Eurocoffee, Electrolux, TSSC, Pulsar Foodstuff Trading, The Gourmet Olive Market, Assa Abloy, EP World and TCL.

A networking lunch with interactive workshops will take place at 1.05pm, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and learn more about the latest products on the market.

If you are a general manager working in the Middle East’s hotel industry, register your attendance free-of-charge today by contacting Mark Anthony Monzon: mark@bncpublishing.net

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Diarmuid O’Malley: dom@bncpublishing.net or Fred Dubery: fred@bncpublishing.net.

Access the full agenda and details of confirmed speakers by clicking on this link.


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