Dates set for the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2007

The countdown is now officially underway for next year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), as event organisers, The Bench, set the dates for April 28-30 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

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By  Sarah Gain Published  October 3, 2006

The countdown is now officially underway for next year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), as event organisers, The Bench, set the dates for April 28-30 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. “As well as an unparalleled networking event, the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference focuses on issues that concern every player in the regional industry, from mega-projects to financing, and areas such as fractional ownership and human resources,” said Jonathan Worsley, chairman of The Bench. “Together with members of our advisory panel, we are now evaluating topics of interest to set the agenda for 2007, and are looking to cover key issues such as global aspirations and sustainable development.” The first AHIC event in 2005 quickly sold out its 525 delegate spaces, 2006’s increased allocation of 800 spaces went almost as quickly and for 2007 organisers have again expanded the event, looking to reaching the 1000 delegate mark. With some of the biggest names in global tourism already invited it is likely to sell out just as quickly. “The entire event is geared towards networking and the sharing of ideas and this is the repeated delegate feedback. Tourism has become so important in this region and, particularly in Dubai, there is an incredible amount of business being done,” said Worsley. “Also, it’s not often that the eminent tourism leaders can get together under one roof and have time to discuss the vision for the future. The whole event is focused on communication and this is the biggest attraction. It is more a high level networking event with a conference element,” he added. AHIC is held as a precursor to the more exhibition-focused Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, which will take place in May.

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