2017 Middle East Conference Agenda



 
 Agenda 
 Please note, times and sessions are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be located in Loulou'a Ballrooms 1, 2, 3 and meals will be in Loulou'a Ballroom 4 & 5.
 Tuesday, 24 January
 15:00 - 19:30  Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 18:00 - 19:30  Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 
 Wednesday, 25 January
 08:00 - 18:30   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:00 - 09:00   Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open
 Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 09:00 - 09:20  Welcome Remarks
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 09:20 - 10:20   Seven Secrets to Future-Proofing in the Age of Intelligence
       
Tariq Qureishy, MAD Talks     
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 10:20 - 10:30  Sponsor Presentation - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise  Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 10:30 - 11:15   Break - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 11:15 - 12:15   The Guest Journey Goes Digital
      Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited (Moderator)
      Amro Khoudeir, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
      Jeroen Wisse, AccorHotels
      Nancy Wolff, Jumeirah Group
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 12:15 - 12:25   Ten Minute Win - Jumeirah Group, Burj Al Arab Arrival Experience
      
Zalikha Al Bastaki, Jumeirah Group
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 12:25 - 12:35  Ten Minute Win - Mövenpick's Journey to Cloud 9
      Kevin McCarthy, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 12:35 - 13:50  Lunch - Exhibits Open   Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5 
 13:50 - 14:35  Hacking the Connected Hotel
      Ted Harrington, Independent Security Evaluators
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3 
 14:35 - 14:45  Sponsor Presentation - Cisco  Loulou's Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 14:45 - 15:15  Update: Current and Future HTNG Workgroups
     
Stephan Barratt, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
     
Bryan Steele, Jireh-Tek Limited
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3 
 15:15 - 16:00  Break - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 16:00 - 17:00  Don't Get Angry, Get Approval!
     
Fraser Hickox, The Conceptual Group (Moderator)
     René Beil, Beaufort Global Partners LLC
     Donald Bremner, Stirling Capital Management
     Stuart Etherington, Dubai Properties Group
     Harry Johnson, Omran
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3 
 17:00 - 18:00  Reception - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 18:00 - 19:30  Dinner  Ritz-Carlton Lawn
 
 Thursday, 26 January
 08:00 - 14:00   Registration Open  Ballroom Foyer
 08:00 - 09:00   Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 09:00 - 10:30   Managing Change Before Change Manages You
     
Colin Abercrombie, Abercrombie Training & Management Consultancy
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 10:30 - 10:40  Sponsor Presentation - Ruckus Wireless, Inc.  Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 10:40 - 11:25   Break - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5
 11:25 - 11:35  Ten Minute Win - Jumeirah Group, 'Uber' for Buggies
     Zalikha Al Bastaki, Jumeirah Group
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 11:35 - 11:45  Sponsor Presentation - Harman   Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 11:45 - 12:35  IT Leadership Panel
     
Ted Horner, E. Horner & Associates Pty Ltd (Moderator)
     
Samir Abi Frem, Rotana Hotels Management Corporation
     Floor Bleeker, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
     Monika Nerger, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
 Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3
 12:35 - 12:45  Closing Remarks  Loulou'a Ballroom 1, 2, 3 
 12:45 - 14:00  Lunch - Exhibits Open  Loulou'a Ballroom 4, 5