Venue
Roda Al Bustan Hotel
Roda Al Bustan Hotel, Casablanca St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Event Date Mon Oct 22 BST - Wed Oct 24 BST (about 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Oct 22 12:00am - Wed Oct 24 12:00am
Location Roda Al Bustan Hotel
Casablanca St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Region EMEA
Details

If history has taught us anything, just building the attractions, museums and the venues is simply not enough.

The mission and the critical factor is all about the attracting and satisfying a critical number of visitors to build a world-class tourism market.

Who should attend?
• Ministries and Municipalities
• Tourism Authorities
• Cultural, Heritage and Antiquities Authorities
• Museums
• Cinema Operators
• Theme Parks and Water Parks Operators
• Family Entertainment Centres
• Mall Developers and Operators
• Hospitality and Airlines
• Hotels and Resorts
• IP and Brand Owners
• Investors
• Creative Artists and Content Owners
• Stadiums and Venues
• Architecture and Design Firms
• Tech and Solution Providers

Why Attend?
• Learn From the Best Minds Across the Industry on Leading Strategies to Set Middle East Apart
• Uncover Insights Into Cutting-edge Technology Driving Visitor Experience in Destinations
• Gain Exclusive Access to Top Government Officials Driving Investment in the Middle East
• Discover How Middle East Is Attracting Investments to Position the Country as an Global Tourism Hub
• Create Powerful Relationships From Valuable Face-time With Influential Stakeholders in Middle East and Hold Meaningful Conversations for Future Business Partnerships

Speakers

2018 Speakers

Dr. Abdul Qader bin Othman Amir
Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA)

Dr. Khaled Altareri
Vice General Manager, Ministry of Commerce & Investment, Saudi Arabia

Fawaz Alharbi
Head of Projects, Jeddah Economic Company, Saudi Arabia

Claude Attala
Chief Hospitality & Retail Officer, Shamayel United Development Company, Saudi Arabia

Peter Walichnowski
CEO, Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN)

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen
Chief Executive Officer, Novo Cinemas

Umberto Fanni
Director General, Royal Opera House Muscat

H.H Sheikh Majid Al Mualla
Divisional Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations Centre, Emirates Airline

H.E. Saeed Al Nabooda
Director General, Dubai Culture

H.E. Eng. Rashad M. Bukhash
Chairman, Architectural Heritage Society, UAE

Haitham Mattar
Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Franco Dragone
Founder and Artistic Director, Dragone - La Perle, Belgium

Chris Michaels
Digital Director, The National Gallery, London

Jennifer Suggitt
Head of Corporate Relations, The British Museum, London

William T. Mannarelli
Director Area Patrimonial, FC Barcelona, Spain

Sophie Brendel
Director of Marketing and Communications, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Alfred Abi Antoun
Head of KSA and Egypt, Retail, JLL

Pierric Duthoit
Sector Lead Branding, Middle East, North Africa, Google

Eng. Shatha Al Mulla
Head of Research and Studies Unit, Architectural Heritage and Antiques Department Dubai Municipality

Anna Paolini
Director, Regional Office, UNESCO

Mohamed Awadalla
CEO, TIME Hotels

Terry Kane
Head of Auto, Finance, Telco & Travel, Facebook & Instagram

Dr. Zaki Aslan
Director, ICCROM-ATHAR

Fabrizio Puglisi
Tourism & Destination Marketing Consultant / GCC Tourism Expert, Destination Italia

Khalid Anib
CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Olivier Harnisch
Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

Daphne Blouet
Visitor Operations and Audience Development Manager, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Kristin Hibbs
Head of Design, The Science Museum, London

Tom Davis
Director, Theatre Projects Consultants,

Alexander Schneider
Vice President, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts EMEA

Andreas Plum
General Manager at Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection

Hani Zaitoun
Vice President & Head of Coverage and Placements, Al Mal Capital

Karim ElGuanaini
Director Corporate Affairs and Sponsorships Destination Management, Miral

Samer Kahil
Chief Financial and Investments Officer KIDZ Holding S.A.L, Lebanon

Dr. Mashari Al Naim
General Supervisor, National Urban Heritage Center, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Saudi Arabia

John Lickrish
Chief Executive Officer, Flash Entertainment

Ahmed Al Rayyes
Chief Commercial Officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts, UAE

Abdulla Al Shammari
Senior Business Development Manager, Flash Entertainment

Mazen A. Al-Jabri
Director General, Socio Economic Development, Economic Cities Authorities, Saudi Arabia

Maged El Naggar
Chief Executive Officer, MAG Leisure Lifestyle and Entertainment

Hathal Al Otaibi
Chief Executive Officer, Alandulus Properties

Dr. Hissa Almasoud
Director of Dubai Public Library, Dubai Culture

Hj Saberi Hj Sepawi
Head of Group Employee Development, Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels, Malaysia

Salem Al Sulaimani
Senior Operations Manager, Flash Entertainment

Amy Hedrick
CEO, Clean box

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Partners

PLATINUM PARTNER:
• FLASH

GOLD PARTNERS:
• LEGACY GGE
• BLUE RHINE INDUSTRIES
• ITEC ENTERTAINMENT

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS:
• AI Ahli Holding Group
• rethink LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

CINEMA TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
• BARDAN CINEMA
• SEVERTSON screens

AR/VR UV CLEAN TECH PARTNER:
• CLEANBOX

CINEMA SCREEN TECHNOLOGY PARTNER:
• SRONG MDI SCREEN SYSTEMS

F&B PARTNER:
• C. Cretors & Company

RETAIL & HOSPITALITY CONSULTING PARTNERS:
• RCG Retail Consulting Group
• HOSPITALITY LUMEN CONSULTANTS

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN PARTNER:
• KCC

DISPLAY SOLUTIONS PARTNER:
• LPFLEX

FOOD SERVICE PARTNER:
• Transmed

STRATEGIS PARTNER:
• cinemeccanica

3D CINEMA SYSTEMS PARTNER:
• XPANDDVISION

NETWORKING PARTNERS:
• MOBILIARIO
• DepthQ Lightspeed Design, Inc
• temppo
• simtec Systems
• Zubair Furnishing LLC
• CLCORP MASTERS OF PERCEPTION

PARTNER:
• ROPES COURSES