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Record Numbers expected at 2008 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Friday, 12 October 2007

The fourth Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) is set to beat all previous attendance records with 1,000+ delegates expected in Dubai next year, between May 3-5, 2008.

Conference organiser, Jonathan Worsley, said levels of interest continued to surge from both within the region and from overseas, with delegate numbers looking to more than double in the four years since its launch.

AHIC attracts investors, developers, operators, financiers, consultants, architects and design specialists, further confirming the dynamism of the regional hotel industry.

Worsley said that the primary objectives for AHIC were four-fold, "From the outset, we were looking to raise awareness of the region's tourism industry; to create a forum for the discussion and establishment of best practice and to encourage high level networking opportunities.

"Above all, we wanted to facilitate a conference that became the leading hotel investment conference in the Middle East that attracted key decision makers from the region and beyond." Worsley said that these objectives were being enthusiastically endorsed by the industry and that the surge in attendance stands as a sign of AHIC's acceptance as a premier event for the region's hospitality investment sector.

AHIC is one of the fastest growing conferences in its sector of which nearly 50% of delegates come from outside the Middle East.

The agenda for the 2008 will cover topics such as the environment and sustainability, pipeline dynamics, new destinations, staffing, fractional ownership and design issues.

In addition, the conference will host a special half-day summit on India for the first time.

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