Platinum sponsors Ministry of Brazil, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), Sovereign Hospitality Holdings, The Rezidor Hotel Group an
Emerald sponsors The Address Hotels and Resorts, Accor Hospitality Middle East, ESPA International UK, Hilton Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Jumeirah Group
Gold sponsors Aldar Hotels & Hospitality, Almulla Hospitality, Arabian Travel Market, Corinthia Hotels, Davis Langdon, Deloitte & Touche (M.E.), Fairmont Raffles Hotels International , Golden Tulip MENA, Hamilton Hotel Partners, Horwath HTL, HVS, IBAHN, Jebel Ali International Hotels, King Sturge, Langham Hotels International, Layia Hospitality, Molinaro Koger, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, OBM International, Rotana Hotels, Siemens, Shaza Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, Strategic Solutions, Taj Hotel Resorts & Palaces, THR, TRI Hospitality Consulting, Vision Overseas Holdings, WATG.
Media partners ATM, BTN, Destinations of the World News, DVV Media, Eye of Dubai, Hospitality News Magazine, Hospitality-Interiors.com, Hospitality.net.org, Hotelier Middle East, HotelNewsNow.com, Hotel Analyst, Hotelier Middle East, Institutional Investor, Sleeper, The Times Middle East and TTN.
International Broadcast Partner CNN
Official Arabic Speaking Broadcaster CNBC
Official Online Media Sponsor – AME Info
Official AHIC Video Producers – Decision Makers TV
Supporters Bang & Olufson, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Dubai Convention Bureau, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, IH&RA, International Tourism Partnership (ITP), Villeroy & Boch, WTTC.
Notes to Editors:
About the organisers:
As organisers of top conferences for the hotel and investment industry, Bench Events is a growing entity which currently hosts hotel investment conferences in Berlin, Dubai and Moscow in partnership with other leading providers. Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events is one of the organisers and founders of the International Hotel Investment Forum held each year in Berlin. In 2005, he was responsible for launching the successful Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai and in 2008, hosted the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference in Moscow. Worsley sits as an advisor to the World Travel & Tourism Council which represents many of the leading companies operating worldwide in the travel and tourism industry. He is also a shareholder and board director of STR Global which is the new entity for global benchmarking outside North America following the merger of The Bench, Smith Travel Research and Deloitte’s Hotel Benchmark.
- Platinum sponsors Ministry of Brazil, Sovereign Hospitality Holdings, The Rezidor Hotel Group and Wyndham Worldwide.
- The First AHIC innovation award announced at last day of conference
- Record turn-out for Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
- Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to present Mohamed Alabbar with Leadership Award
- Three tourism ministers to debate Islands destination marketing