Future Hospitality Summit Lines Up Star-Studded Cast To Tackle Challenges Facing Industry

by Olamilekan Okeowo

Come October 26-27, 2020 a star-studded list of hospitality and government leaders, industry captains, founders, change-makers, insight experts will come together live from Riyadh and around the world for the Future Hospitality Summit, FHS; a hybrid virtual conference to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry.


The rich lineup includes Arne Sorenson (Marriott International), Arnold W. Donald (Carnival Corporation), Gloria Guevara, The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, Alexandre de Juniac of The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Geoffrey JW Kent (Abercrombie & Kent), and many more.


The event organized by the Ministry of Tourism Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, as part of The International Conferences Programme, honoring 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.


According to a statement from the organizers, 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.


The Future Hospitality Summit team is curating a comprehensive 3-pillar program for the industry, to understand the new landscape, collaborate and assess opportunities, and innovate to recreate the industry’s future.


The program sessions will be live, and attendees can join the discussion while their favorite speakers are delivering their sessions” the statement disclosed.


Speaking further, the organizer disclosed that the event will provide Industry professionals to network.


“When an attendee enters the networking area, the FHS system will match 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” the statement from the organizers said.


“The event will also provide an opportunity for the Summit’s line-up of 100+ guest speakers to engage in Roundtables which are exclusively designed for more focused interactions and discussions on specific industry topics. At the Roundtable, a select number of attendees can join a multi-screen live video conversation to exchange business ideas and industry knowledge.”

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