Qatar gears up to host Hotelier Summit Middle East
DOHA, March 13, 2017
In an endeavour to redefine the way hotel owners develop, own, operate and service their hospitality projects, international events organiser IDE Consulting Services is presenting the 11th edition of the Hotelier Summit Middle East in Qatar this May.
From May 17-18, the summit will bring together the top stakeholders of the Middle East hospitality sector to engage in focussed face-to-face business meetings. The ultimate vision of the initiative is to create a seamless procurement cycle that eliminates cost overruns and budget overruns during the development and maintenance of a hotel project.
“One of the reasons why the Hotelier Summit Middle East is so successful is because suppliers directly meet their target customers. We qualify each delegate prior to the summit to create a deal-flow platform at the event,” said Amritha Gowda Mitta, head of Supplier Acquisition – Middle East, IDE.
“In the very first scheduled meeting of the Hotelier Summit Middle East 2016, JRD International closed a deal with Aces Properties for their high quality wall panels and coverings. This is the first time a deal closed within minutes of the start of the summit. Another deal closed on the table was between Asala Holding and FC Frost from the UK for their bespoke architectural washroom products,” added Gowda.
IDE follows a meticulous qualification method for each buyer and supplier attending the summit. The Projects Team works on inviting buyers that have upcoming or ongoing hospitality projects in the region and the Supplier Acquisition Team qualifies global suppliers based on their ability to cater to demanding Middle East market.
“The Middle East and Africa will welcome 316 new hospitality projects in 2017, opening the doors to more than 80,000 new rooms for tourists. In this context, the launch of Hotelier Summit Middle East is timed to facilitate partnerships and learn from the experience of mature markets from the region and beyond,” said Ganesh Babu, director at IDE.
“The safe, secure climate of the GCC region, easy visa rules, high-quality lifestyle and ease of doing business have been essential elements encouraging investments in the region to boost the growth of the hospitality industry,” added Ganesh Babu.
The summit offers various networking opportunities, enabling participants to build targeted connections and exchange information. In addition, conference agenda will offer insights on the current state of the hospitality industry and outline action plans that are adaptable to the ever-evolving marketplace.
“In terms of marketing traction and brand visibility, the Hotelier Summit Middle East is an avenue where companies are able to quantify their return on investment. The attending delegates are procurement decision makers associated with the top brands in the Middle East hospitality segment. This unique mix gives our suppliers the unique opportunity to directly meet their target audience face-to-face under one roof,” said Vyshak Simha, marketing head at IDE. - TradeArabia News Service