07MonMarch

All Day
Delegate arrivals
19:30 - 22:30 Badr Lounge & Terrace
Welcome Dinner
Badr Lounge & Terrace

The welcome dinner kicks-off the social aspect of the event with high-level networking, valuable conversations and outstanding food and beverage from the Fairmont Ajman team, served on the Badr Lounge & Terrace with impressive views and convivial atmosphere.

08TueMarch

09:00 - 10:00 Emerald Room
The Culinary Perspective
Johan Valentine, Corporate Director of Culinary - Rotana Hotels Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder - Gates Hospitality Andreas Krampl, Senior Director Culinary EMEA - Marriott International
Andreas Krampl, Senior Director Culinary EMEA - Marriott International
Naim Maadad, Chief Executive and Founder - Gates Hospitality
Johan Scott Valentine, Corporate Director of Culinary - Rotana Hotel Management Corporation PJSC
10:00 - 10:15 Ballroom Foyer
Collect Meeting Schedules & Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:40 Topaz Ballroom
One-to-One Business Meetings
12:45 - 13:45 Spectrum Restaurant
Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 Emerald Room
The Roaring 20’s - Hospitality Trends and Projections for the Decade Ahead
Joseph Chalfoun, Area Director of Restaurants and Bars, MEA - Radisson Hotel Group Christian Abell, CO and Founder - Architaste
Christian Abell, CO and Founder - Architaste
Joseph Chalfoun, Area Restaurants & Bars Director Middle East & Africa - Radisson Hotels Group
15:00 - 16:25 Topaz Ballroom
One-to-One Business Meetings
16:25 - 16:40 Ballroom Foyer
Coffee Break
16:40 - 18:05 Topaz Ballroom
One-to-One Business Meetings
18:05 - 19:30
Free time
19:30 - 22:30 BAB AL BAHR BEACH BAR & GRILL
Networking Dinner and Drinks at the Bab Al Bahr Beach Bar & Grill, at the Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott
BAB AL BAHR BEACH BAR & GRILL

Join us for an evening of networking at the Ajman Saray’s stylish beach bar, where the chef team have put together an innovative menu with market-style service, that celebrates fresh, local produce and authentic flavours. Indulge in exceptional F&B in this relaxed yet luxurious setting, while enjoyably developing relationships with industry leaders.

09WedMarch

09:00 - 10:00 Emerald Room
Sustainable Strategies for a Changing Landscape
Philip Halanen, Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Jeffery Smith - Vice President Sustainability - Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Shahbaz Tiavar, Vice President Procurement Global, Pre-Opening & IMEAT - Accor Hotels
Shahbaz Tiavar, Vice President Procurement Global, Pre-Opening & IMEAT - Accor Hotels
Jeffery Smith - Vice President Sustainability - Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Philip Halanen, Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
10:00 - 10:15 Ballroom Foyer
Coffee Break
10:15 - 12:40 Topaz Ballroom
One-to-One Business Meetings
12:45 - 13:45 Spectrum Restaurant
Lunch
13:50 – 14:50 Emerald Room
Inspiring the Next Generation of Hospitality Professionals
Greg Wright, Co-Founder & Managing Partner- Food People Michael Kitts, Director of Culinary Arts - The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management David Singleton, Partner - Socius Group
David Singleton, Partner - Socius Group
Michael Kitts, Director of Culinary Arts - The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Greg Wright, Co-Founder & Managing Partner- Food People
15:00 - 17:25 Topaz Ballroom
One-to-One Business Meetings
17:25 - 20:00
Free time
20:00 - 23:00 KIYI RESTAURANT
Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner
KIYI RESTAURANT

The farewell cocktail party and dinner is in the lively and interactive Kiyi Restaurant, with a traditional Turkish theme that highlights the country’s rich culinary heritage. The networking dinner offers a final chance to cement the meaningful industry friendships established throughout the event, as you enjoy wonderful flavours and innovative beverages in a celebratory atmosphere.

10ThurMarch

All Day
Delegate Departures