Platinum sponsors Ministry of Brazil, Sovereign Hospitality Holdings, The Rezidor Hotel Group and Wyndham Worldwide.
Gold sponsors Accor Hospitality, Aldar Hotels & Hospitality, Almulla Hospitality, Arabian Travel Market, Corinthia Hotels, Davis Langdon LLP, Deloitte & Touche (M.E.), ESPA International UK, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International , Golden Tulip , Hamilton Hotel Partners, Horwath HTL, HVS, Jebel Ali International, King Sturge, Langham Hotels International , Layia Hospitality, Molinaro Koger, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, OBM International, Rotana Hotels, Shaza Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, Taj Hotel Resorts & Palaces, TRI Hospitality Consulting, Vision Hospitality Asset Management, WATG.
Media partners AME Info, CNN, Destinations of the World News, Hospitality News Magazine, HotelNewsNow.com, Hotel Analyst, Hotelier Middle East, Institutional Investor, Sleeper and TTN.
Supporters Bang & Olufson, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, IBAHN, IH&RA, ITP, Villeroy & Boch, WTTC.
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, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), Sovereign Hospitality Holdings, The Rezidor Hotel Group an
- The First AHIC innovation award announced at last day of conference
- Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to present Mohamed Alabbar with Leadership Award
- Record turn-out for Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
- Islamic travel demand represents 10% of the global travel market, and growing;