H.E Mr. Ahmed Al Khateeb
H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb

Minister of Tourism

SAUDI ARABIA

“The tourism sector is unique in its ability to boost economies, enrich lives and bridge cultural gaps. As the industry begins to emerge from the shadow of the past year, Saudi Arabia is leading the way in encouraging collaboration and action to rebuild a strong and sustainable path forward. At the Future Hospitality Summit, we will welcome global industry leaders to work together in mapping out a new direction for the sector and building a brighter future for stakeholders at every level.”

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Welcome to Future Hospitality Summit 2020!

Organized by Ministry of Tourism, Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat as part of The International Conferences Program, honoring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020 - and powered by Bench Digital, Future Hospitality Summit has been developed to tackle the big ideas and challenges facing the hospitality industry in both the Kingdom and the world.

Join us on 26 and 27 October 2020 for this 'hybrid' virtual conference, along with 6000+ participants from around the world.

The event is being delivered on a cutting edge digital event platform managed by Bench Digital - providing an immersive live experience including a virtual exhibition, one-to-one video networking and integrated chat features for all participants.

The conference has been designed to dig deep into how we create a hospitality industry that is:

  1. Relevant for a post-pandemic world;
  2. Attractive to tomorrow’s international traveller & consumer;
  3. Supportive of entrepreneurs and innovation;
  4. Sustainable for the global economy and the environment; and
  5. Attractive to tomorrow’s workforce.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS

6000+ ATTENDEES

100+ SPEAKERS

150+ COUNTRIES

INNOVATIVE // INSPIRATIONAL // IMPORTANT

  • FHS is a platform to bring the industry together at an unprecedented time
  • Different levels of access to provide the opportunity for FHS to both have wide international reach and also targeted high - level invitation only meaningful discussions amongst invitation-only attendees
  • Carefully tailored to address the current and future challenges of the hospitality sector, bringing in international thought leaders to help pave the way to ‘what is next’
  • Connecting people across countries to enable them to share experiences and potential solutions

ADVISORY BOARD

Olivier Harnisch

Head of Hospitality, Public Investment Fund (PIF)

Ufi Ibrahim

Founder and Chief Executive, Energy and Environment Alliance

Gloria Guevara Manzo

CEO & President, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Haitham Mattar

Senior Advisor, Saudi Tourism Authority

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to the Secretary General, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President, Hilton MEA & Turkey

Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, Accor Hotels Middle East & Africa

WHO IS GOING TO ATTEND?



DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME
KSA TAKES LEADERSHIP POSITION
FOR THE GLOBAL INDUSTRY

The big objective of the Future Hospitality: Hybrid Summit is to deliver an event carefully designed to help the industry position itself for the new world. At this time when the industry is in crisis Saudi Arabia is bringing the industry together to map out the rebuilding of the tourism and travel sector and shape what it will look like moving forward.

DEDICATED PROGRAMME FOR
TOMORROW’S WORKFORCE

Globally, attracting talent into the hospitality sector is imperative for sustaining the industry.

We must develop a skilled hospitality workforce quickly to keep pace with the demand being created from the hospitality sector. In Saudi Arabia, 253 new hotels are coming online by 2030.

FHS is a forum for the industry to address this issue - and also to engage with the hospitality workforce of the future and promote the sector as an attractive career path


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