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As it happened 2018

GIOHIS 2018 was held at the Yas Viceroy in late January 2018 and brought together 220 attendees of whom almost 90 were speakers – and these included over 30 Chief Executives and equivalent. Delegates were able to enjoy controversial discussions including  Suchad Chiaranussati, founder of SC Capital, SE Asia’s largest discretionary real estate fund manager taking on Carmen Hui of Booking.com on the role and impact of OTAs vis-a-vis hotel owners;  and a no-holds-barred debate between Jalil Mekouar , CEO – Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim, Russel Sharpe, COO, Citymax Hotels, Luca Bandecchi, Vice Chairman, SBK Holding Hospitality Committee and Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group on whether Dubai is getting overbuilt and heading for a hard landing.

Our 18 round tables, intimate gatherings which dig that bit deeper into controversial topics, were also greatly enjoyed. And of course, last but not least, excellent networking receptions at the Viceroy and the Ritz Carlton perfectly rounded off each day.

 

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