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Accommodating the Entertainment Industry

Al Omsiat Ballroom | Al Faisaliah Hotel | King Fahad Rd. | Olaya | Riyadh 11491 | Saudi Arabia

Past event
17 October 2018, 08:30 - 11:30

CMS and Drees & Sommer are delighted to invite you to an interactive conference, which will seek to unpack some of these developments in the Kingdom.

Following recent reforms and the relaxation of visa regulations, Saudi Arabia is poised to capitalise on these factors as it nurtures a vibrant leisure and entertainment sector, supported by a new generation of hotels. Saudi Arabia has set the stage for leisure tourism expansion, in line with its targets to welcome 30 million visitors annually by 2030, and a plan to invest US$64 billion in its entertainment industry.

Agenda

08:30

Coffee/breakfast/networking

09:00

Introductions

Feras Al Shawaf (Managing Partner, Riyadh), John O’Connor (Co-Managing Partner, Dubai) and Filippo Sona (Drees & Sommer)

09:30

Accommodating the Entertainment Industry

Update on the entertainment sector in KSA, Vision 2030 and the opportunities this presents for hotels investors/owner - Filippo Sona (Drees & Sommer), Feras Al Shawaf (Managing Partner, Riyadh) and Rob Flaws (Head of TMT for the Middle East)

09:55

Presentation

How hotel structures can accommodate the entertainment sector – what impact does this have on your hotel contracts? - John O’Connor (Co-Managing Partner, Dubai), Tom Page (Partner, United Kingdom) and Filippo Sona (Drees & Sommer)

10:10

Panel Session

10:40

Update on digitisation in the hospitality sector 

Rob Flaws (Head of TMT for the Middle East)

10:55

Construction topics 

Issues in the TSA, and how to refit your hotel to maximise revenue - Nick Kramer (Head of Commercial Construction)

11:20

Q&A

11:30

Close - Networking/coffee