Jacky Maranan. Jacky Maranan.

Invest Northern Ireland business development manager Jacky Maranan shares her views ahead of the Executive Housekeeper Forum

Why is it important that you support the Hotelier Middle East: Executive Housekeeper Forum?

We’re looking to target housekeepers with products from our client’s companies which includes cleaning products, food stuffs and linen. We will like to showcase Northern Ireland companies prevalent in the housekeeping sector with products such as cleaning and hygiene, linen, technology, mini-bar and food and drink.

What do you think are the main challenges facing housekeeping professionals in 2017?

Sourcing the right products that will meet guests’ needs


What most excites you about the UAE hospitality industry in 2017?

The number of new hotels opening and the high quality of recent launches. The Hospitality sector is rapidly expanding and the demand of travellers have changed. How the hotels keep up with the emerging industry trends while achieving the highest standards of service is something to pay close attention to.

What are the main topics you expect to come up at the Hotelier Middle East: Executive Housekeeper Forum?

Pricing, uniqueness and what guests really want

What are the latest product launches from your company?

Snacks - including nuts and dried fruits; hot drinks - teas and coffees, UHT milk pods; cold drinks- water, coconut water; cleaning products - bathrooms, kitchens, floors; linens - bedroom and dining room linens; refrigeration and display products - cold room storage and food display equipment.

What other news can we expect from your company in 2017/2018?

Northern Ireland companies will continue to be on top of their game when it comes to supplying quality products to hotels and restaurants in the region.

Where: Grosvenor House Dubai
When: May 3, 2017
For speaking opportunities: louby.maktari@itp.com
To attend: michael.mcgill@itp.com
For sponsorship opportunities: stephen.price@itp.com
Website: http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/conferences/housekeepers

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