Continued growth in the hospitality sector in the GCC has led to renewed interest amongst developers and investors alike, who are looking to introduce more brands, diversify their portfolio and consolidate their presence in the ever lucrative gulf market. With Saudi Arabia and UAE already having a large inventory of the leading brands and still expanding, the focus is also on Qatar given the excitement around the World Cup 2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has announced that their target is to attract 7 million visitors per year by 2030. The QTA has set out a tourism strategy outlining their approach for growing the tourism and hospitality market in the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030.
The Hospitality Business Conclave will bring together the leading stakeholders from the hospitality industry representing the leading operators, developers and investors who will gather for a day at the most compact, comprehensive and all-encompassing summit to deliberate on the hotels of the future and also meet world class suppliers from all aspects of a hotel operation to meet their current and future project requirements.


The world's leading experts from the industry are coming to The Hospitality Business Conclave 2016 to inspire you and share their insights.




Christoph K. Franzen

Area Vice President for Qatar & the Sultanate of Oman

General Manager Grand Hyatt Doha

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Nigel Hattersley

Nigel Hattersley

Regional Director, Information Technology

Middle East

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Tarek Issa

Tarek Issa

Director of Projects & Technical Services

QNCC Qatar National Convention Center

AMLAK Holding – a Member of Qatar Foundation

Austine Jarome

Austine Jarome

Director of Purchasing

Al Faisaliah Hotel &

Hotel Al Khozama Management Company

Gianrico Esposito

Gianrico Esposito

General Manager

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Robin Kurian

Robin Kurian

Director of Information Technology

Sheraton Doha Resorts & Convention Hotel

Amr Zalabani

Amr Zalabani

Director of Information Technology

W Doha Hotel & Residences

Tarek Hassib

Tarek Hassib

General Manager

Katara Hospitality

Anna Derygo

Director of Food & Beverage

InterContinental Hotels Group



Key Take Aways:

  • Project updates from the leading stakeholders of the biggest hospitality projects in the GCC
  • Special focus on Qatar, and factors favoring easy business in the hospitalty sector
  • Keeping up with the technological advancements to enhance guest experience and increase brand loyalty 
  • Meet and network with industry thought leaders, world class suppliers and investors under one roof 
Who will attend?
Senior leaders from leading Hotel Operators, Owners and Developers.
General Managers F&B Managers Interior Designers
CEO's Procurement Heads Architects
Development Managers IT Heads Project Directors


Thanks, it was a very supportive day and I am really using one of the companies now!
Ahmed Omaia- Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel
Thanks a lot, really it was a great event for Hospitality in Jeddah. I hope it will be held every year.
Ahmed El Fakharany- Alesayi Hospitality
Really, it was a very good experience and we got lot information from some companies whom we’ve told them to communicate related to our requirements.
Bharathan- Crowne Plaza Jeddah
Thanks for your mail and follow ups. The event was useful whereas we have already started liaising with couple of exhibitors. Your organizing committee was very good and please do convey my commendations to them.
Imran Saleem- Hilton
Thank you for all your efforts in The Hospitality Business Conclave in Jeddah, It was very useful and successful, hope next event will be even better.
Nayef Qattami- Jeddah Hilton & Qaser Al Sharq – Awaldorf Astoria Hotels
We really had a good time, and were able to meet some of the important suppliers for our renovations in our Hotel.  Next time hopefully you can include more companies from solution providers.
Saji Thomas- Trident Hotel – Jeddah
Thank you very much. The conference was really very productive and we met with some suppliers like Megaman for LED light and now we are in process of making an official deal with them.
Tauseef Iqbal- Raffles Makkah Palace
We met some suppliers which we are looking to get ideas from about solutions that we need.
Jumaron Ousmand- Hilton Suited Makkah
Welcoming, Cooperative and very professional team…Appreciate the reactivities.
Saif Nabulsi- Brot Mirror 
Register your interest by filling out the form below or send an email to [email protected] to know more about the delegate packages.


The Hospitality Business Conclave 2016 will bring together the leading stakeholders from the operating, owning and designing companies who will discuss, deliberate and meet world class solution providers in the most exclusive format to understand mutual opportunities and carry Qatar into the next phase of hospitality expansion.


Listen to what kind of hospitality projects are being implemented in Qatar and across the world through presentations and case studies

Sit across the table with pre-screened and pre-qualified buyers over one on one meetings to discuss their project requirements

Participate in panel discussions and think tank sessions to establish your thought leadership and get noticed by the right stakeholders


Present your solutions and ideas through specially designed product presentations and elevator pitches

Network with your target market in the most exclusive and candid business environment over networking coffee and lunch breaks and over a gala cocktail reception

Get noticed through extensive branding and marketing initiatives


To know more about how you can tailor make your packages and maximise your benefits, Email [email protected].


Innovation Lounge Partners

Established in 1978 for over three decades the Joseph Group of Companies has been serving the GCC and neighboring markets with ever increasing success, providing all forms of signage solutions and sign –related services. Handling prestigious projects on turn‐key basis and working with international designers, consultants, architects and engineers of repute has help make the Joseph Group a pioneer in setting new standards of quality within the signage industry.

Joseph Group recently has 6 divisions, Joseph Advertisers, Joseph Sign System, Joseph Graphics, Joseph Industries, Joseph Digital Solutions and Joseph General Maintenance.

Joseph Group is based in Jebel Ali Industrial Area with staff strength of over 1,250 qualified and well experienced personnel. We also have offices in other Emirates of UAE, Oman and Qatar.

We cater different sectors like Hotels, Banking, Shopping Malls, Automobiles, Residential Communities, Residential and Commercial Towers etc.




The shining jewel of Qatar, Doha is a multicultural city, home to most of the country's population as well as expatriate communities from a range of origins. Shopping abounds in the city's plentiful malls, while the Corniche impresses visitors with picturesque architecture and dazzling views of the harbor. Doha boasts myriad cultural facilities, including the futuristic Education City and the National Museum. Having hosted the 2006 Asian Games, the city is home to many sports complexes as well.

Event Format

Keynote Presentations

Hear from the thought leaders and stakeholders from the global hospitality industry. Compact keynote sessions will help you grasp the vision of these leaders and also give you the perfect opportunity to discuss your challenges and doubts with the best in the industry

Case Studies

Stories from pilot projects and wide scale implementations of the latest technologies to help you identify with the challenges and benefits associated with hospitality projects. Hear from the Industry Leaders on what is working for them as they shed light on how these projects are impacting their bottom line

Interactive Panel Discussions

Carefully handpicked panellists from the operating companies will share their views on the upcoming technologies and delegates get to be a part of the discussion through interactive Q&A sessions

Roundtable Discussions

Sit across the table with peers from your industry in a very exclusive and candid setup to discuss specific technologies and emerging, market trends. These discussions are chaired by top industry leaders who will make sure that every participant is contributing and you get a 360 degree view on decided topic. The agenda is decided dynamically based on inputs from the participating delegates

One on One Business Meetings

Discuss your project requirements with world class suppliers and solution providers over pre-scheduled business meetings. This ensures that you get the maximum return on the time that you invest and go back to your organization with substantial information to help you in your hospitality projects


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