Future Hospitality Summit to kick off from May 24 in Saudi Arabia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The second edition of the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will bring together government leaders, hotel investors, owners, developers, and operators to discuss the growth of the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia.

The event, hosted by Dur Hospitality, will take place on May 24 and 25 at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia.

According to the statement, “Under the theme ‘Reimagined Horizons’, the program for FHS Saudi Arabia will be shaped with the help of its newly launched Advisory Board comprising a carefully curated group of senior industry leaders, to ensure the program addresses the most pressing needs of the market.”

Mr. Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of The Bench said that, “Our focus will be on the future of our industry, and delegates will have over 40 opportunities to deliberate, learn and network over two exciting days. With a range of different formats from main stage presentations, workshops, and panel discussions to interviews, break-out sessions, and networking opportunities, we look forward to facilitating ground-breaking conversations on what’s next for the hospitality industry.”

“We’re thrilled to bring three investment communities under one roof at FHS Saudi Arabia this year; Saudi Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), and AVIADEV, which are all represented in our action-packed program in Riyadh later this month,” Mr. Worsley added.

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Hilton – MEA & Turkey

“Saudi Vision 2030 sets the stage for an incredible future for sustainable tourism in the Kingdom. Across nine brands, Hilton is growing its portfolio to more than 75 hotels in the coming years – creating opportunities for our guests to experience Hilton’s Saudi hospitality in many new destinations. Whether it’s a locally flavored welcome, remarkable culinary experiences, diversity of our teams, or sustainable innovations in our hotel operations – we are excited about the Saudi opportunity and see a bright future ahead.”

As per the statement, FHS Saudi Arabia will kick off with a Moroccan-themed opening reception showcasing the group’s unique hospitality concepts.

Dur’s CEO Mr. Sultan bin Badr Al Otaibi stated that, “It’s a great pleasure to host such a grand event debuting the new era of hospitality and redefining the future of this vibrant industry while creating numerous opportunities to drive collaboration and joint leadership action from across the global hospitality sector.”

The GRIF community will be the first to take the stage at FHS with a series of sessions dedicated to the Kingdom’s F&B investment scene, including a focus on dining trends, new brands and concepts, levering restaurant technology, as well as food sustainability and security, as per the reports.

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