The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), estimates a requirement of about 160,000 new rooms by 2020 in Dubai, with a further 10,000 plus rooms that need to undergo refurbishment prior to the Expo 2020.


Now in its 16th global edition, Hospitality Expansion – Middle East introduces more than 100+ pre-screened buyers including owners, operators, technology heads, consultants, and F&B buyers from the Middle East hotels to the best solution providers in a focused 5-star business-to-business environment.

It is taking place on November 25 – 26, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

The initiative offers unmatched quality of delegates who attend ‘BY INVITATION ONLY’ and are pre-qualified to be having a confirmed requirement for products and services.




Panel discussions

Be part of interactive panel discussions led by industry thought leaders – discussing on the most relevant and trending topics selected by our advisory panel comprising of a select group of industry experts.


Keynote presentations

Learn about latest challenges and upcoming trends in the hospitality industry through these high level keynotes delivered by the best in the industry, coupled with product presentations by attending solution providers.


One-to-one meetings

Pre-arranged one-to-one meetings are conducted between solution providers and their choice of delegates. Prior notification ensures these meetings are held between those who already know each other and are well prepared for the meetings.


Networking dinner

The networking dinner at the end of the meeting provides a perfect setting for meeting and networking with the who’s who of the Middle East’s Hospitality industry.


Product showcasing

The initiative’s exhibition gives the solution providers an opportunity to showcase their range of solutions and allow participating delegates to have a hands-on experience of their products.


Think-tank sessions

Leading industry experts conduct think-tank sessions that focus on latest trends and issues affecting the industry. Delegates join these sessions to discuss and put forward their views and collectively arrive at a conclusion.


Series history

List of all initiatives under the Hospitality Series


Event calendar

List of all upcoming initiatives, dates and venues


2013 initiative

2013 post-event report along with the list attendees


Past Speakers


Laurent A Voivenel

HMH – Hospitality Management Holding

Gavin M Faull

Chairman and President,
Swiss-Belhotel International

Henning Fries

MD – Hospitality
Al Habtoor Group

Titus Van Der Verf

Managing Director
The Parker Company


The event gave us the opportunity to meet purchase managers and decision makers of hotels who we generally aren’t able to reach.

Very focused event and I got to meet only the people I wanted to. My team will be following up with the leads and potentials we got here.

It was an opportunity to meet important people in the industry. Quality and not quantity is what the event was focused on, which is not seen in most events.

Excellent concept and better than normal exhibitions. One-to-one meetings give better mileage in terms of actual business and good return on investment.

One-to-one meetings were fantastic. Meeting the right people in a right platform was the highlight of the Congress.


Past buyers & sponsors