HOTELS: INNOVATE Dubai is set to bring together the best in the hospitality industry on January 14th from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Capital Club Dubai.
Organized by Nikita Sarkar, CEO and founder of hospitality business consulting company the NSN Group, HOTELS: INNOVATE Dubai will facilitate candid discussions among thought leaders, jumpstart new ideas, create trends, and strengthen business opportunities. Attendees will spend the afternoon with their peers in hospitality, travel, tourism, and real estate exploring how hotels and tourism act as anchors for economic development.
“Our unique proposition is to go beyond the available data to uncover insights that lead to the success of innovative and creative collaborations,” Sakar says. “We want this event to be a launchpad for the creation of communities of like-minded professionals who operate locally but think globally.”
In place of a keynote speaker, this year will include a special feature interview with Gundeep Singh, founder and CEO of the Change Initiative (TCI), in conversation with radio host Zahra Soar. The interview will explore the many facets of sustainability and how its impact is necessary to integrate the social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
Panels at this year’s forum include the Taste Makers panel titled “Designing for the Future,” which will focus on how the latest trends in architecture, marketing, and technology can revolutionize the design and development of hospitality products and services.
In addition, the “Mixed Use Development & Mega Events” Power Players panel will highlight opportunities for urban transformation in the context of hospitality projects that encourage economic growth and sustainable development. Industry leaders will share insights on creating visionary strategies that harness the momentum of creating exciting models of development.
Speakers this year include a robust group of experts and industry leaders including Hubert Viriot, CEO of Yotel; Philippe Zuber, COO of Emaar Hospitality Group; Holley Chant, executive director of KEO International Consultants; and Simon Barlow, CEO of hotels at Majid Al Futtaim, amongst others.
“Overall, we want our audience to feel inspired, and take away key market highlights and a glimpse into these leaders’ priorities, plans, and outlook for the new year and beyond,” Sarkar says.