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Register now: GM Leaders Conference 2020

Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s GM Leaders Conference 2020 is set to take place on April 6, 2020 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. To register, please click here. To view the full agenda, please click here.

The Event
It is no secret that Dubai’s tourism industry is built on strong foundations, reinforced by its location, the local government’s support, extensive investment, attractive regional offerings and initiatives. One of the most visited cities in the world, its hospitality sector is a vector for growth.

Dubai’s hospitality performance remains resilient, with KPMG studies showing that occupancy levels are among the highest in the world (78%). The tourism and hospitality sector is critical to Dubai’s economic future: it is predicted to sustain its share of the emirate’s GDP at 10% over the next ten years.

The emirate’s Expo 2020 agenda has driven considerable activity and investment in the sector. Now that a number of commitments are underway, it is important that participants in the industry begin thinking about the future, to ensure the success of Dubai’s hospitality industry beyond Expo 2020.

Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s GM Leaders Conference 2020 is expected to attract more than 200 general managers and hospitality professionals from across the region to discuss the challenges, trends and opportunities. Our panels of experts will discuss some of the most pressing topics, including changing industry dynamics amid the rise of mid-scale properties, women in leadership, redefining luxury and contemporary offerings, promoting hotels in light of new social media rules and more.

We will also have expert panels that will address what the actual effect of Expo 2020 will be on hotels in the GCC as we move closer to the global happening, in addition to a keynote speech with extensive insights on the ever-evolving market. Moreover, the GM Leaders Conference will provide professionals with unrivalled networking opportunities, along with a showcase of the latest products from top suppliers.

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