30 Sep 2019 Oberoi Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Creating Destinations

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...

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Creating Destinations

Oberoi Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, UAE 30 Sep 2019

Retail & Hospitality Summit – Creating Destinations

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.

FIND NEW WAYS OF THINKING

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.

STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

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.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Key themes and topics that will be discussed

30 SEP 2019 - Oberoi Hotel business Bay, Dubai, UAE
  • 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

CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:00AM

Registration and Networking

8:00AM - 8:55AM

8:55AM

Doors Open

8:55AM

9:15AM

Keynote Address by TBC

9:15AM - 09:30AM

09:30AM

How is the construction industry keeping pace with changing market trends in the GCC’s retail and hospitality landscape?

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?

Discussion Points:

  • Key trends in the GCC retail and hospitality sectors
  • How are developers adapting their development models in response to changing demand?
  • What are the key demands from developers when it comes to new build retail and hospitality projects?
  • The challenges around creating lifestyle experiences for consumers
  • How can developers differentiate their offerings in a crowded marketplace?
  • Discuss the growing prevalence of mixed-use hospitality projects
  • The rise of co-living/co-working spaces
  • The challenges around taking existing assets and refurbishing/modernising them to meet current market demands

Panellists: TBC

10:20AM

Presentation 1 - TBC

10:20AM - 10:35AM

10:35AM

Networking Break 1

10:35AM - 10:45AM

10:50AM

Building environmentally friendly retail and hospitality environments that set the benchmark for sustainability

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?
Discussion Points:

  • The challenges around creating environmentally friendly retail and hospitality spaces in the GCC
  • Sustainability measures currently being implemented in regional retail and hospitality projects and their impact
  • How designers, consultants, contractors and developers can work together to create sustainable spaces
  • Balancing the need for sustainability with consumer demand
  • How intuitive design can mould green practices
  • How the utilisation of natural elements can create environmentally friendly spaces
  • What the challenges are around green building in the GCC and how they can be addressed
  • How developers are leading the sustainability charge in the region

Panellists: TBC

11:40AM

Presentation 2

11:40AM - 11:55AM

11:55AM

Coffee Break

11:55AM - 12:05PM

12:10PM

Utilising technology to create intelligent and responsive retail and hospitality environments

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?

Discussion points:

  • How has the design and construction of retail and hospitality spaces changed in response to the technological requirements of the modern-day consumer?
  • What are the applications of modern technology in the retail and hospitality space and how has it changed the way developers and designers think?
  • What are the challenges facing contractors in this modern day, digitally enabled project landscape?
  • How can data analysis help developers, designers and contractors build better projects that are in turn with the demands of the modern consumer?
  • How will artificial intelligence and machine learning help improve the productivity and performance of these spaces as physical assets?
  • What comes next and how can the construction and real estate development industries best prepare for it?

Panellists: TBC

01:00PM

Presentation 3

01:00PM - 01:15PM

01:15PM

Closing Remarks and Lunch

01:15PM

ONLY 300 AVAILABLE SEATS Register early to guarantee your attendance This is an exclusive event for professionals within the construction industry.
Complete the online form to register your interest and you will receive an email acknowledging your registration.

Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors & Partners

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GOLD SPONSOR
Omnium
Silver Sponsor
RSP
Intelligence Partner
ProTenders
Knowledge Sponsor
RICS
Media Partner
Big Project ME
Media Partner
ME Consultant
Media Partner
MEConstructionNews.com
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Sponsorship

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.

As a sponsor of the RHC Summit, we can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your objectives. Get in touch with us now.

Promote your brand

Align your brand with the GCC’s most respected monthly construction magazines and influence the audience that matters most to you – the contractors and consultants of the Middle East region. Contact

Key industry attendance

The RHC Summit offers you a chance to reach out to the entire construction industry, with consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and specialist engineers from across the GCC in attendance, as well as key government representatives. Contact

Engage with a captive audience

Reach out to a captive audience of decision makers and influencers, who are involved in purchasing or specifying products and services. Contact

Tailor-made packages

As a sponsor of the RHC Summit, you can create a package that is tailor-made to help you reach your marketing goals. Over the term of the sponsorship, your benefits may include logo recognition in print and e-communications and press releases, on-site branding and access to planned future events from CPI Construction. Contact

EVENT

INFORMATION

Retail & Hospitality Construction Summit

30 September 2019
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue Address

Oberoi Hotel Business Bay
Dubai, UAE

Information

info@cpitrademedia.com
+971 4 375 5470

Office

Dubai Studio City
Office 207 – 209, Building 3
Dubai, UAE

GET IN TOUCH

CONTACT US

Content

Gavin Davids
+971 4 375 5480
gavin.davids@cpitrademedia.com

Jason Saundalkar
+971 4 375 5475
jason@cpitrademedia.com

Sponsorship

Andy Pitois
+971 4 375 5473
andy.pitois@cpitrademedia.com

Jude Slann
+971 4 375 5714
jude.slann@cpitrademedia.com

Marketing

Sheena Sapsford
+971 4 375 5498
sheena@cpitrademedia.com

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