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Agenda - Middle East Conference 2018

The program will feature engaging sessions and topics. Times below are subject to change. Click here for full program descriptions!

Monday, 22 January

14:00 - 17:00 Registration Open Foyer

Tuesday, 23 January

08:00 - 18:30 Registration Open Foyer
08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open Foyer
09:00 - 09:20 Welcome Remarks Majlis Al Salam
09:20 - 10:05 Building a Team Worth More Than the Sum of Its Parts
  • Dawn Metcalfe, PDSi
Majlis Al Salam
10:05 - 10:15 Sponsor Presentation - KNX Association Majlis Al Salam
10:15 - 11:00 Break -  Exhibits Open Foyer
11:00 - 12:00 Blockchain and Hospitality Majlis Al Salam
12:00 - 12:45 One on One: Jumeirah's Journey Majlis Al Salam
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Hanayaa Restaurant
14:00 - 14:45 Reinvigorate your Executive Committee Majlis Al Salam
14:45 - 14:50 Sponsor Presentation - iLumio Majlis Al Salam
14:50 - 15:35 VAT Implementation in the Middle East Majlis Al Salam
15:35 - 16:20 Break - Exhibits Open Foyer
16:20 - 17:30 Aligning HTNG with Industry Priorities (Hoteliers & Consultants Only)  Majlis Al Salam
17:30 - 19:00 Welcome Reception - Exhibits Open Foyer

Wednesday, 24 January

08:30 - 16:00 Registration Open Foyer
08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee - Exhibits Open Foyer
09:00 - 09:45 The AI Age: How Will Machine Learning and Intelligence Impact Travel and Hospitality? Majlis Al Salam
09:45 - 10:15 Case Study: Using AI and Machine Learning to Improve the Guest and Employee Experience Majlis Al Salam
10:15 - 10:25 Sponsor Presetnation - HFTP Majlis Al Salam
10:25 - 11:10 Break -  Exhibits Open  Foyer
11:10 - 12:05 IT Leadership Panel Majlis Al Salam
12:05 - 12:10 Sponsor Presentation - Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Majlis Al Salam
12:10 - 13:00 Are You Ready for GDPR?
  • Richard Chudzynski, PwC
Majlis Al Salam
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch Hanayaa Restaurant
14:30 - 15:30 GDPR Drill Down and Q&A
  • Richard Chudzynski, PwC
Majlis Al Salam
15:30 - 15:45

Closing Remarks

Majlis Al Salam
15:45 - 17:00 Closing Reception - Exhibits Open Foyer