The UAE’s thriving hospitality industry, enjoying an impressive track record for its consistently high occupancy rates and sustained capacity expansion drive, is set for a new phase of exponential growth that is expected to catapult the Emirates to the ranks of the world’s most sought-after destinations for international visitors by 2020, when Dubai will be hosting the World Expo.

Sequential to the success of the first conference in 2016, HSMAI UAE will host the 2nd Middle East Conference on 18th October 2017 at Dusit Thani, Dubai. This one-day conference will look to attract over 150 of the industry’s leading hotel practitionersfrom the fields of revenue management, marketing, sales, and distribution. A day full of spirited discussion and networking focused on how hotels can grow their business and improve their profitability.


HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales, marketing, and revenue management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. Founded in the United States in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide. The HSMAI Foundation was established in 1983 to serve as the research and educational arm of HSMAI.


  • Andrew Burgess
    APAC & Middle East Director, TINT
  • Alana Witte
    Founder, The Chief Guest Officer
  • Alex Lee
    Senior Vice President, Marketing, Revenue, & Distribution Jumeirah Group
  • Alexander Suski
    Director of Sales and Marketing
    Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Africa
  • Amer Al Halabi
    General Manager, EMEA
  • Daniel Weihrauch
    Consulting Partner MEA
    RAIN Group
  • Bilal Kabbani
    Industry Head Travel, Google
  • Guy Barnes
    Director of Strategic
    Accounts, IDeaS
  • Laurent A. Voivenel
    Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for Middle East
  • Niklas Schlappkohl
    Senior Director,
    Travel Solutions - Global Client Solutions
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  • Patrick Andres
    CManaging Director, Asia-Pacific Rainmaker Asia-Pacific

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