ABOUT HOTEL INNOVATION SUMMIT KSA

As part of the KSA’s Vision 2030, the country aspires to raise the contribution of the tourism sector to the domestic product to rise to over 10 percent. Post pandemic, KSA’s travel and tourism industry has grown by over 12 percent.

To meet the growing international and local tourism demands, the country has introduced several Tourism Initiatives as part of Vision 2030. As per World Travel Organisation, KSA is the world's fastest growing tourism destination. The country aims to position itself as a top tourist destination, with a planned investment of $810 billion towards various tourist and leisure attractions. The country aims to attract over 100 million visitors to the country by the year 2030. To keep up with the tremendous influx of visitors there is a huge focus on developing giga projects to help create a new landscape for luxury hospitality destinations in the Kingdom.

Several ambitious projects are expected to home several new luxury properties; billions of dollars are being invested towards mega projects like AMAALA, US$10 billion towards Qiddiya and Red Sea, US$500 million being invested towards NEOM.

As a result of the enormous growth in religious tourism over the past few years, the Kingdom aims to increase international religious tourism to 30 million people by 2030.

The Hotel Innovation Summit KSA is taking place on 14 - 15 May 2024 in Riyadh, to bring together the top stakeholders across the hospitality industry to discuss these exciting visions and learn more about upcoming projects.

2024 Advisors

Speakers

Mohammed Marghalani

Chief of Franchised Assets Operations PIF Projects
Mohammed Marghalani

Dr. Ehab Abdo

Head of PMC - KSA AtkinsRéalis
Dr. Ehab Abdo

Denis Sorin

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Amsa Hospitality
Denis Sorin

Khaled Gharaibeh

Senior Commercial Manager RUA Al Madinah Holding
Khaled Gharaibeh

Nader Ibrahim

Cluster General Manager Marriott International
Nader Ibrahim

Marina Krasnobrizhaya

General Manager The St. Regis Riyadh
Marina Krasnobrizhaya

Cladys Magagna

Corporate Director of Food and Beverage Al Khozama
Cladys Magagna

Faiyad Peterson

Country Director ‑ KSA Cundall
Faiyad Peterson

Ihab El Haddad

Director of Design and Development PIF Projects
Ihab El Haddad

Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer - HMC PIF Projects
Marc Dardenne

Mohamed Jouni

Country Director of Business Development - KSA Shaza Hotels
Mohamed Jouni

Samy Boukhaled

Vice President - Hotels Elaf Hotels
Samy Boukhaled

Salem Al Shahrani

Managing Director Accor Hotels
Salem Al Shahrani

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