As part of its efforts to spur growth in the hospitality sector
Dubai: Hospitality Network has announced the launch date of the 2023 MEA Partner Conference, which will be held from November 7 to 9 at the Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts in Dubai, bringing together the best of the hotel industry, by special invitation. Leaders in the MEA region with the aim of promoting collaboration, promoting innovation and supporting sustainable practices within the sector.
In the first half of this year, Dubai saw a record number of tourists, surpassing the level recorded before the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, as it received 8.55 million international visitors who stayed at least one night, registering a significant increase. Compared to the same period of previous years. At the same time, Saudi Arabia’s tourism revenue tripled in the first quarter of 2023 to reach 37 billion Saudi riyals in the first three months of 2023, with more than 7.8 million tourists visiting the Kingdom in the first three months of 2023. . Together, these developments contribute to strengthening the Middle East’s position as a major global tourism destination. The launch of the 2023 Middle East and Africa Stakeholder Conference aims to promote the growth of the sector and provide a key platform for stakeholders in the hospitality industry to address the ever-changing challenges.
The 2023 MEA Stakeholder Conference is expected to attract more than 500 decision makers, including hoteliers, mega project developers, operators and key consultants managing and developing hundreds of hotels in the region. Discussion sessions on the latest trends and challenges facing the industry will contribute to promoting investment in innovation and sustainability, which are considered key drivers to accelerate the pace of sector growth. The conference will serve as a meeting point for various sectors such as IT, engineering and technical services, design and procurement, helping to improve inter-sector communication and facilitate knowledge exchange.
On this occasion, Martina Bjorkenauer, General Manager of The Hospitality Network, emphasized the importance of this event: “We are keen to bring together the best leaders in the hospitality industry in the Middle East and Africa region, which has huge and promising growth. capacity, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, is witnessing unprecedented growth in this sector.” The 2023 MEA Stakeholder Conference will be an ideal platform for attendees to network and build key relationships, gain ideas and insights from industry experts, and explore innovations. What is to come in this ever-evolving, dynamic region. Solutions for the growing number of hospitality projects.
The conference is expected to offer a diverse agenda and include influential and influential speakers from prestigious companies such as Red Sea International, Ro Al Madinah Holding Company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts and STR. The event promises to deliver fruitful networking sessions, exciting presentations by experts in the hospitality industry and face-to-face meetings and encounters.
For hospitality industry professionals, the upcoming conference dates on their agenda are “Saudi Hospitality Stakeholders Gathering 2024” in Riyadh on May 14 and “Europe, Middle East and Africa Stakeholders Conference 2024” in November 2024 in Dubai. . These upcoming events will build on the success of the 2023 MEA Stakeholder Conference and support the hotel industry by providing valuable opportunities for networking, learning and collaboration.
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