29MonApril

All Day Hotel Lobby
Delegate arrivals

We will be there to meet you as you arrive at the hotel

19:30 - 22:30HIDDEN BAR AND TERRACE
Welcome Dinner
Welcome Dinner - Hidden Bar

30TuesApril

09:00 - 10:00 YASMINE BALLROOM
The Importance and Power of a Brand
Candice D’Cruz, Vice President, Luxury Brand Marketing & Management MEA, Marriott International Robbie Bargh, Founder/Director, Gorgeous Group
Candice D'Cruz, Vice President, Luxury Brand Marketing & Management, Marriott International, Middle East & Africa
Robbie Bargh, Founder/Director, Gorgeous Group
10:00 - 10:15 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM FOYER
Collect Meeting Schedules & Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:40 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM
One-to-One Business Meetings
12:45 - 13:45 AQUA RESTAURANT
Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 YASMINE BALLROOM
Navigating the Restaurant & Bar Landscape in the Middle East
Christian Abell, Vice President Food & Beverage MEA, Marriott International Christian Gradnitzer, Senior Director of Food & Beverage Operations MEA, Hilton Worldwide Russell Scott, Vice President Food & Beverage MEA, Luxury Brands, Accor Hotels
Christian Abell, Vice President Food & Beverage MEA, Marriott International
Christian Gradnitzer, Senior Director of Food & Beverage Operations MEA, Hilton Worldwide
Russell Scott, Vice President Food & Beverage MEA, Luxury Brands, Accor Hotels
14:55 - 16:20 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM
One-to-One Business Meetings
16:20 - 16:35 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM FOYER
Coffee Break
16:35 - 18:00 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM
One-to-One Business Meetings
18:00 - 19:15
Free time
19:15 LOBBY
Meeting in Lobby for coach departure
19:30 - 22:30 BUDDHA BAR BEACH LOUNGE AT THE ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND
Networking Dinner and Drinks
Buddha Bar

Join us at the legendary Buddha Bar for an evening of sunset vibes, sumptuous food, delicious cocktails and networking in a stunning setting on the beach at Saadiyat Island.

01WedMay

09:00 - 10:00 YASMINE BALLROOM
Concept Creation and Bucking the Trend
Colin Clague, Executive Chef, Rüya Parolio, Creative Director/ Founder, Parolio & Euphoria Lab Samer Hamadeh, Founder, Aegis Hospitality
Samer Hamadeh, Founder, Aegis Hospitality
Parolio, Creative Director/ Founder, Parolio & Euphoria Lab
Colin Clague, Executive Chef, Rüya
10:00 - 10:15 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM FOYER
Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:40 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM
One-to-One Business Meetings
12:45 - 13:45 AQUA RESTAURANT
Lunch
13:50 – 14:50 YASMINE BALLROOM
Training and Retaining the Industry Front Line
Richard Vivian, Head of Training, Transguard Group Belinda Jiskoot, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Marriott International, MEA Sunjeh Raja, Director & CEO, International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai
Sunjeh Raja, Director & CEO, International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai
Belinda Jiskoot, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Marriott International, MEA
Richard Vivian, Head of Training, Transguard Group
14:55 - 17:20 ROSEWOOD BALLROOM
One-to-One Business Meetings
17:20 - 20:00
Free time
20:00 - 23:00 GLO
Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner
Glo

02ThurMay

All Day HOTEL LOBBY
Delegate Departures