The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS), which is set to take place from September 19-21 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, has confirmed the attendance of 50 senior leaders from the industry’s most dynamic and leading hospitality companies.
Jonathan Worsley, chairman of The Bench, said: “We are thrilled to have signed up our first 50 speakers in what is set to be an exceptional lineup of global and regional leaders, representing some of the world’s most respected hospitality brands and organizations. We are working with them and our Advisory Board members on the program to address the most pertinent developments and challenges in the industry and spark conversations that will accelerate progress and lead the change.”
Titled “Lead the Change,” the 18th edition of the show will be bringing together 50 leaders from some of the world’s most dynamic hospitality brands, including: Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group Hotels & Resorts; Puneet Chhatwal, MD, and CEO of Indian Hotels Company Limited; Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor Hotels; Guy Hutchinson, president and CEO at Rotana; Sandeep Walia, COO at Marriott International; Khalid Anib, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Hotels; Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality; Haitham Mattar, MD MEA & South West Asia at IHG Hotels and Resorts; Dimitris Manikis, president EMEA at Wyndham Hotels, Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, president Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Hilton, as well as Chris Newman, executive director hotel development at NEOM; Agnès Roquefort, chief development officer at Accor and Elie Younes, chief development officer at Radisson.
Members of the global food and beverage investment community who will be coming together on the first day of FHS for the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) include: Alan Laughlin, CEO of Vapiano; Annick van Overstraeten, CEO of Le Pain Quotidien; Edward Devenport, CEO of Incipio Group; Ed Loftus, restaurant group director of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group; and Naim Maadad, chief executive and founder of Gates Hospitality.