Future Hospitality Summit Ready to Set New Benchmark for Virtual Events & Digital Experiences, from 26-27 October

  • Organised by the Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, Future Hospitality Summit will utilise the latest virtual event technology to bring the hospitality world together, live from Riyadh and across the world on 26th and 27th of October.
  • Bench Digital will deliver the hybrid virtual conference on a cutting-edge digital event platform – providing a truly immersive and world-class live experience for more than 6,000 online attendees.
  • For anyone operating within the hospitality sector or looking to develop a career in the global travel, tourism and leisure industries, registration for this online event is free. Register HERE.

 Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) – the hybrid virtual conference developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry – is overcoming the obstacles involved in organising a major event in 2020, by utilising the latest digital event technology to lead the way in successfully hosting one of the most impactful gatherings of the world’s hospitality community.

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 – FHS will be powered by Bench Digital’s tried-and-tested, cutting-edge, digital event platform, providing an interactive and world-class live experience. The immersive two-day conference experience will be packed with features that allow attendees to engage and interact with not only the live content on offer, but also with other attendees and guest speakers, as part of a comprehensive 3-pillar programme.

More than 6,000 online attendees will experience all the best features of an offline conference in a virtual world, as they take advantage of an online exhibition space, one-to-one video networking, integrated chat features for all participants, and more. As a market leader in the delivery of virtual conferences, Bench Digital is perfectly positioned to ensure FHS provides a unique, innovative, inspirational, and important platform to bring the industry together and rebuild confidence in the global community.  In doing so, FHS aims to get the conversation started and establish the critical connections required to build relationships, unity and actionable ways to support one another for a stronger response for a stronger future.

By incorporating advanced intuitive tools into its digital platform, Bench Digital will enable FHS attendees to effortlessly engage and interact with each other, make new connections, and attend sessions live from their homes or offices, while a comprehensive line-up of industry leaders and change-makers discuss, reimagine and pave a new path towards the future of hospitality in the Middle East and across the globe. To enhance the hybrid experience even more, a state-of-the-art FHS studio has been set up in Riyadh to host Saudi-based speakers and moderators’ sessions, which will be live streamed around the world for virtual attendees.

Innovation is the key to adapting to so many of the challenges we face. Future Hospitality Summit is about bringing the hospitality industry together virtually, at a time when it is not yet possible to meet physically. To do this, we are utilising a powerful digital event platform to unite the global community online and facilitate important conversations, critical connections, strategic relationship building, and collaborative support. This positions us to set a new benchmark for the execution of virtual conferences and online experiences, capable of stimulating the recovery and growth of not only the hospitality sector, but also various other industries all over the world,” commented Jonathan Worsley, Chairman & Founder of Bench Digital

“Our young and versatile team has quickly and effectively adapted to current circumstances, and that has made all the difference in helping the industry to move forward and find new ways to connect people. Through the use of this innovative, cutting-edge, best-in-class technology, we are bringing our community together at a critical time, to map out a stronger and more sustainable path for the industry. At its core, this event is about building relationships and creating opportunities, by keeping the industry talking, collaborating and innovating towards a better future,” he added.

Registration is now open for anyone operating within the hospitality sector, or for professionals looking to develop a career in the global travel, tourism and leisure industries Register for free HERE, and discover a comprehensive three-pillar programme, which has been developed in collaboration with industry creators, innovators and mentors, with particular focus on understanding the new landscape, collaborating and assessing opportunities, and innovatively recreating the industry’s future.

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.