Event Information

September 2019

Dubai, UAE




Hotelier Middle East hosted its ninth annual Great GM Debate on the 10th September 2018 at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. The conference provided more than 200 General Managers and Corporate Hoteliers with a forum to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they face on a day-to-day basis, and to learn from the best practice of their peers in a mutually supportive environment.


Now in its ninth year, the Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate continues to grow in scope and size with an increasingly diverse number of hospitality brands in attendance. This year-on-year growth reflects the continued relevance of The Great GM Debate to the UAE’s hotel industry, and the opportunities it provides sponsors.

The Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate brings together the best of the region’s hotel industry. Attendance is by invitation only for General Managers and Corporate Hoteliers and represents the decision makers leading the Middle East and shaping the sector’s future.

As such, it is an ideal place to position your brand, meet potential customers and existing clients.

Featured Speakers

Devina Divecha

Christopher Hewett

Ignace Bauwens

Laurent A. Voivenel

Elie Milky

Marloes Knippenberg

Martin Kubler

James Berry

Advisory Panel

Samir Arora

Olivier R. Harnisch

Patria Puyat

Siddhartha Sattanathan

Andreas Plum

Omar Souab