Leaders & Change-Makers as Special Guest Speakers
- Future Hospitality Summit will welcome a comprehensive line-up of hospitality and government leaders, industry captains, founders, change-makers, insight experts, and media, on 26-27 October.
- The jam-packed line-up includes Arne Sorenson (Marriott International), Arnold W. Donald (Carnival Corporation), Gloria Guevara (WTTC), Alexandre de Juniac (IATA), Geoffrey JW Kent (Abercrombie & Kent), and more.
- Media registration for the hybrid summit is now open; Register HERE to avoid missing out.
Riyadh, KSA (October 2020): Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) – the hybrid virtual conference developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry – has revealed its exciting line-up of special-guest speakers, as it gets ready to bring the hospitality world together, live from Riyadh and around the world, on 26 and 27 of October. The summit’s carefully curated line-up of speakers will discuss, reimagine and pave a new path towards the future of hospitality in the Middle East and across the globe. In doing, the virtual event aims to provide an innovative, inspirational and important platform to bring the industry together at an unprecedented time
Organised by the Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, as part of The International Conferences Programme, honouring the G20 Saudi presidency year 2020, and powered by Bench Digital – Future Hospitality Summit will be officially opened by H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb, Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia.
LIVE STAGE SESSIONS
The Future Hospitality Summit team is curating a comprehensive 3-pillar programme for the industry, to understand the new landscape, collaborate and assess opportunities, and innovate to recreate the industry’s future. The programme sessions will be live, and attendees can join the discussion while their favourite speakers are delivering their sessions.
NETWORK WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
When an attendee enters the networking area, the FHS system matches him/her with another decision-maker in the room for a quick video call. Attendees can easily ‘exchange business cards’ by clicking on the connect button.
Roundtables are exclusively designed for more focused interactions and discussions on specific industry topics. Here, a select number of attendees can join a multi-screen live video conversation to exchange business ideas and industry knowledge.
A LINE-UP OF CREATORS, INNOVATORS & MENTORS
Future Hospitality Summit’s line-up of 100+ guest speakers includes:
Industry Insight Experts
About Future Hospitality Summit
Organised by the Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, as part of The International Conferences Programme honouring 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. On 26 and 27 October 2020. This hybrid virtual conference will host over 100 leading industry speakers and more than 6,000 participants from around the world. The event is being delivered on a tried-and-tested, 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:
- Relevant for a post-pandemic world;
- Attractive to tomorrow’s international traveller & consumer;
- Supportive of entrepreneurs and innovation;
- Sustainable for the global economy and the environment; and
- Attractive to tomorrow’s workforce.
To find out more and register your participation, visit FutureHospitalitySummit.com.
About Bench Digital
Bench Digital is a sister company of Bench Events, a global business events organizer with more than two decades of experience in delivering premium hospitality and aviation conferences. With a global footprint in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America – Bench Events organizes the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), Adria Hotel Forum, AviaDev Europe and AviaDev Africa, to name a few.
In April 2020 Bench Digital ran Hospitality Tomorrow, their first virtual conference which attracted more than 6000 registrations from across the world. The success of this event has led to the launch of several online forums including 3 more Hospitality Tomorrow events, Real Estate Tomorrow, Africa Tomorrow, GRIF Marketplace and AviaDev Online. In August 2020, Bench Digital helped deliver a transitional event for the industry, facilitating over 72,000 pre-scheduled video meetings for the renowned Virtuoso Travel Week.