First Hospitality Careers for GCC Nationals Symposium Sponsored by Roya International on May 7 at AHIC 2015.
DUBAI – AHIC 2015 in collaboration with Roya International is delighted to announce they will be hosting the first of its kind students outreach programme ‘Hospitality Careers for GCC Nationals Symposium’ on May 7 from 2:30-3:30pm at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
The Symposium will offer a unique platform for students to learn first-hand from world-renowned experts about the hospitality industry; where to start from, what career opportunities the industry provides and how they can find them.
Ahmed Ramdan, Roya International Founder and Group CEO, an Emirati pioneer in the hospitality industry, will head the Symposium with key regional decision makers including: Mustapha Al Hashimi, CEO Hospitality and Leisure at Wasl Hospitality, Saad A Al-Qahtani, Manager of Accomodation at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, and Farida Al Raisi, Director of Human Resources at Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on hosting the Symposium, Ahmed Ramdan said: “We are all very grateful to AHIC and Benchmark for supporting this important and unique GCC outreach program. All of us will gain from direct talks with promising young students to see how they see us and what they want.”
Ahmed added: “We have to introduce the benefits of the hospitality industry directly to the students as most of them are unaware that you don’t have to go to hotel school to have a great career in hospitality. All good opportunities need investment, time and energy to make it happen. This is a critical issue for the future of the hospitality industry in the GCC and we want to really open the discussion.”
The Future of Local talent (Hospitality Careers for GCC Nationals) Symposium will also see participation from career bound seniors from NYU’s Abu Dhabi campus elite Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Scholars Program, who will be attending AHIC and talking openly about how they see the hospitality industry as a profession.
AHIC 2015 takes place this year from 5-7 May at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The programme includes an exciting line up of speakers, plus insightful panel discussions and breakout sessions.
The Conference is organised by Bench Events and MEED, and will include key participants such as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Jumeirah Group, Platinum Sponsors, Accor, Al Habtoor Group, Hilton Worldwide, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Hotel Group as Emerald Sponsors. Centara Hotels & Resorts, Citymax Hotels, Colliers International, Crystal International Standards, ESPA, Faithful + Gould, FRHI Hotels & Resorts, Golden Tulip, Hodema Consulting Services, HVS, Insignia Worldwide, Invest Tourism Maldives, JA Hotels & Resorts, JLL, Melia Hotels International, Premier Inn, PwC, Roya, Shaza Hotels, STR Global, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces and Yas Marina Circuit as Gold Sponsors.
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