First speakers announced for Future Hospitality Summit 2023

First speakers announced for Future Hospitality Summit 2023

The theme of 19th edition of FHS is ‘Focus on Investment’

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) has confirmed the first speakers for the it's hospitality investment platform taking place from 25 to 27 September 2023 at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

Organised by The Bench, FHS brings together the Middle East and Africa's industry leaders for discussions, deal-making and insight on the continued growth of the region's hospitality and tourism sectors.

Confirmed speakers include Accor chairman & CEO Sébastian Bazin; Accor global chief development officer Camil Yazbeck; Rotana president & CEO Guy Hutchinson; Hilton chief financial officer and president of Global Development Kevin Jacobs, and JLL Hotels & Hospitality global CEO Gilda Perez-Alvarado.

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The Bench chairman Jonathan Worsley said: “We are excited to announce our first speakers as part of what is set to be an exceptional line up of distinguished regional and global industry leaders, representing some of the world’s most respected hospitality brands and investment organisations. 

“FHS, alongside the 19th edition of our flagship event, the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), will be making its debut in Abu Dhabi thanks to our host sponsors, Abu Dhabi Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Miral and Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.”


Under the theme ‘Focus on Investment’, FHS 2023 will comprise several content tracks, including Investment, Operating Models, Innovation, the Future of Tourism and ESG. 

In addition to main stage keynotes, interviews and panel discussions, the event will feature a series of networking opportunities, excursions, master classes and workshops.

For more information and registration for delegate passes, visit 

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