Serviced Apartment Summit MEA returns for second edition

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by Sophia Soltani | Published 4 years ago

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The Serviced Apartment Summit MEA will return for a second year and is set to take place at The Fairmont Hotel, Palm, Dubai on October 30 and 31.

The two-day conference will cover a variety of industry topics and sectors including: serviced apartments, branded residences, aparthotels, extended stay hotels, corporate housing  and short-term rentals. dsc_4045

The inaugural Summit – which took place last year, attracted more than 150 delegates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, France, Ireland, the UK, and Montenegro.

The 2016 event will feature a full day’s conference agenda, a cocktail reception and a speed business card swap with industry heavyweights, experts and analyst speakers set to cover serviced apartments, branded residences and aparthotels to name a few.

Topics to be covered include investment, operations, branding, legal issues, shariah compliant finance, local market performance and regional hot spots.

Confirmed as speakers inlcude

  • Mohammed Al Marzooqi, Cheval Residences
  • Gregg Anderson, The Registry Collection
  • Guus Baker, Frasers Hospitality
  • Anil Bhardwaj, AA Almoosa Enterprises
  • Piers Brown, International Hospitality Media
  • Dan Cross, Nexa Digital
  • Francine Heywood, GuestRevu
  • Guy Hutchinson, Rotana Hotels
  • Francine Heywood, GuestRevu
  • Shaun Hinds, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality
  • Judy Hou, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
  • Robert Kioko, Unlimited Directions Kenya
  • Christopher Lovold, Bespoke Hotels International
  • Tara Marlow, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Hala Matar Choufany, HVS
  • Jaidev Menezes, Emaar
  • Gareth Morris, Change The Picture
  • Joe Sita, IFA Hotel Investments
  • Patrick Smith, IFA Hotel Investments
  • Filippo Sona, Colliers International
  • Jeremy Scott, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Al Mohannad Sharafuddin, Arabian Falcon
  • Shafi Syed, Jumeirah Group
  • Nick Turner, Bespoke Hotels International
  • Norbert Vas, Archipelago International
  • George Westwell, Cheval Residences
  • Philip Wooller, STR Global

The event’s sponsors include Bespoke Residences, Cheval Residences, Colliers International, IFA Hotel Investments, Frasers Hospitality, RCI, The Registry Collection, Al Tamimi & Company, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, Staycity and Katten Law.

The Serviced Apartment Summit brand was launched with a London event in 2013, and has grown rapidly each year. The 2016 event attracted more than 300 delegates and was run concurrently with the new Short-Term Rentalz conference.

For more information and for speaker, sponsorship and exhibtion enquries across Serviced Apartment Summit events in Europe, the US and the MEA contact Piers Brown: +44 (0)20 8340 7989.

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