Up to 600 expected to attend 10th AHIC today

Up to 600 delegates, guests and speakers are expected at the opening session of the 10th annual Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) which begins in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah today.

Features of AHIC’s first day will include:

• The presentation of the annual AHIC Leadership Award to Prince Sultan Bin Salman Al Saud, president and chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Dubai Airports and chairman and chief executive officer of the Emirates Group

• A live on-stage interview with Khalaf al-Habtoor, chairman of the Habtoor Group

• A discussion about Dubai’s vision to 2020 involving chief executive office of the Dubai World Trade Centre and director general of Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing Helal Almarri, Jumeirah Group president and chief executive officer Gerald Lawless and chief executive officer of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths

• A presentation by Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, executive chairman of Shuaa Capital.

AHIC is the premier annual event for the global hotel investment industry held in the Middle East region. It is organised by Bench Events and MEED.