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Event Date Mon Nov 2 +04 - Tue Nov 3 +04 (about 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Nov 2 2:00am - Tue Nov 3 5:00am
Location Virtual Event
Region EMEA

Establishing Your Country as a Destination for Design, Development and Construction to Boost Tourism Through Leisure and Hospitality Projects

The conference provides a snapshot on how destinations are being developed through infrastructure, hospitality and leisure projects in the region and the X factor behind these projects. It will give insights on how Ras Al Khaimah has developed to becoming a leading destination on the map through its eco-friendly desert resorts and luxury mountain resorts.

Attendees will gain insights on the scope of current and upcoming projects the region has in store for hoteliers, consultants, contractors and technology providers either looking for new business or expanding their current portfolio in the tourism and hospitality sector

The Destination X Infrastructure conference brings together the tourism industry's most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, expansion, finance, franchising, design, construction, and operations of hotels, large-scale developments and leisure attractions to accelerate tourism in the Middle East region.


2020 Speakers

Florian Sengstschmid
CEO, Azerbaijan Tourism Board

Dr. Khaled Bin Abdullah Altareri
MICE Tourism Advisor, Ministry of Commerce and Investment - KSA

Sumathi Ramanathan
Director, Destination Marketing, Expo 2020

Steven Velegrinis
Head of Master Planning, AECOM

Lennard Francois Otto
Chief Executive Officer, IMG Worlds of Adventure

Philip Wooler
Area Director Middle East & Africa, STR

Hala Matar Choufany
President, HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia

Benjamin Piper
Partner and Design Principal, Kila Design

Ewa Juszczyk
Senior Associate Director, Benoy

Prateek Kumar
Regional Vice President EMEA, Dusit International

Philip Mackenzie
Consultant Hotels (MENA Region), Collier’s International

David Todd
Head of MEA Operations, IHG

Desmond Hatton
General Manager, Dusit Thani

Colin Baker
Regional Director Middle East, Staywell Group, Park Regis Hotel

Arch. Ihab El Haddad
Corporate Director of Design & Technical Services, Shaza Hotels

Najee Syriani
Vice President Projects, Rotana Hotels

Cheryll Java-Cajandab
Founder and Creative Director, Stellar Concepts Interior Design

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors and Partners

• Azerbaijan

• Marjan

• Grant Thorton

• Four Seasons Hotel