Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi returns as the event venue. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi returns as the event venue.

Abu Dhabi's Aldar Properties PJSC will once again support the Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (GIOHIS) as founding patron when it returns to Abu Dhabi for the third consecutive year. 

GIOHIS has brought the region’s hotel owners and investors together in Abu Dhabi for the last two years to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the hospitality industry.

Run by the global hotel owners’ alliance, HOFTEL, GIOHIS will present a forum to debate themes such as investing in frontier markets, the merging of hotel and residential offerings, and coping with downturns and disruptors.

Speakers currently confirmed include: HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, Abu Dhabi TCA; Khalid Anib, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels; Joe Sita, CEO, IFA; Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality; Mustafa Al Hasmimi, chief hospitality officer, Wasl; Olivier Chavy, CEO Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts; and Jalil Mekouar, CEO Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

GIOHIS 2018 will take place at one of Aldar’s hospitality assets, the Yas Viceroy in Abu Dhabi from 29 to 30 January, with around 90 speakers, including 35 hospitality industry CEOs, confirmed to participate.

The event will offer a global range of perspectives with speakers attending from across the globe, including Malaysia, Uganda, Thailand, Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, South Africa, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Finland, the UK, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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