With major events on the horizon for the GCC, the regional hospitality and tourism industries are expected to have a significant impact on the construction and real estate development sector. Data has shown that the retail and hospitality sector have been the UAE’s fastest growing industries over the last 15 years.
According to analysts, the value of the GCC hotel projects market is forecasted to increase from $11.15 billion in 2018 to $11.61 billion in 2019, while the UAE’s own hospitality market is expected to reach $7.6 billion by 2022, growing at a five-year CAGR of 8.5% between 2017 and 2022. In 2019 alone, Dubai’s hotel supply is expected to reach 132,000.
Meanwhile, the retail sector has been projected to grow by 5.6% from 2018 to 2021, with retail sales predicted to reach $43.75 billion by 2021. In the UAE, Dubai alone accounts for 49% of all shopping malls in the country, followed by Abu Dhabi with 36%, and these figures show no signs of dropping, with retail construction continuing at pace.
As such, regional developers are showing increased interest in developing mixed-use projects that combine hospitality, entertainment, retail and residential elements, thereby allowing for the diversification of economies away from oil revenues.
With investment in tourism infrastructure on the rise, developers are now looking to create destinations that will attract international tourists, local visitors and residential tenants. Therefore, Big Project ME is looking to host a summit that will focus on the key issues and topics around retail and hospitality construction and development.
Through a series of presentations and panel discussions, the 2019 Retail and Hospitality Summit will offer construction professionals an opportunity to discuss, debate and define the key issues and challenges facing the construction industry as it works to meet the demands placed upon it.
The 2019 Retail and Hospitality Summit will provide professionals with the opportunity to network with industry experts, regional thought leaders and decision makers from a variety of fields, sectors and countries.
Listen and learn from the regions foremost experts as they explain how the construction industry can answer the demands and needs of the ever-expanding tourism and hospitality sectors in the GCC.
Learn from industry leaders how your company can position itself as a leader in hospitality and tourism construction. Hear about and see real examples of how iconic projects are being built, keeping in mind the needs of visitors – both local and international.
The RHC Summit presents you with an opportunity to interact and discuss how RHC Summit can benefit your company with the region’s leading experts. With several breaks scheduled for networking, you’ll be able to get one-on-one time with panellists and presenters, following on from interactive Q&A sessions and a CPD workshop.
Designing and building retail and hospitality projects
Development trends in the GCC
Developing destination projects for generations to come
Creating mixed-use projects that combine residential, retail and hospitality elements
Sustainable practices and utilising technology to design destinations
Designing experiences and creating memories
Investing in retail and hospitality
8:00AM - 8:55AM
9:15AM - 09:30AM
09:30AM - 10:15AM
As technology continues to change the rules of engagement in both the retail and hospitality sectors, how are the region’s developers, consultants and contractors keeping up with the changing demands of consumers? Can the construction industry help keep these key sectors for the GCC competitive and up to the challenge?
10:20AM - 10:35AM
10:35AM - 10:45AM
10:50AM - 11:35AM
What does a sustainable retail space look like in 2019? How can effective environmental measures be embedded into a large-scale hospitality project? Can intuitive design help move guests and customers towards green practices without forcing it upon them? What can the construction industry do to help improve the efficiency and green rating of retail and hospitality spaces in the GCC?
11:40AM - 11:55AM
11:55AM - 12:05PM
12:10PM - 12:55PM
How is modern technology shaping the way retail and hospitality spaces are designed and built? Can data analysis help developers create spaces that are responsive to consumer needs? Will Artificial Intelligence revolutionise the way consumers interact with physical spaces? What is being done by the regional construction and real estate development industries to prepare for a digitally enabled future?
01:00PM - 01:15PM
The RHC Summit offers you a chance to reach out to all relevant industry professionals as well as key government representatives. Engage with a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in specifying products and services that you supply.
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30 September 2019
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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