24 - 26 MAY 2022

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

#THEHOTELSHOW

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THE HOSPITALITY ENGINEERS MIDDLE EAST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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IMAGINEERING THE FUTURE OF ENGINEERING

Smart engineering and maintenance operations are the backbone of all good hotels, controlling a substantial percentage of operating budgets and exerting huge influence over the smooth running of their properties and in particular, guest perceptions, safety and security.

The Hotel Show is proud to welcome THEME 2021: The Hospitality Engineers Middle East 2021 annual conference on the afternoon of DAY at the Dubai World Trade Center. THEME is the first of its kind in the Middle East: an association of hotel and hospitality engineers that aims to regulate professional standards, skills development and build alliances among engineers across the region.

Running on the afternoon of Wednesday the 2nd of June and completely free-to-attend, this highly concentrated one-day meeting will provide all hospitality engineering professionals with an opportunity to network and learn from leading technical and management staff from across the region. A series of short, solution focused discussions and debates will address key technical, management, communication and career advancement techniques and issues facing this vital profession at this vital time.

CPD certificates of attendance will be provided to all participants, and the day will conclude with the presentation of special recognition awards for outstanding performance in the field over the last year.

Confirmed Speakers at
The Hospitality Engineers Middle East Annual Conference

Iftikhar Hamdani

Iftikhar Hamdani

Area General Manager

Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel | Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

Andrea Busato

Andrea Busato

Regional Director of Engineering

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Jamey Ford

Jamey Ford

Director, Global Engineering & Asset Management

Kerzner International

Bachir Rajji

Bachir Rajji

Area Director of Engineering Design and Technical - Middle East, Africa-Indian Oceans & Pakistan

Radisson Hotel Group

Devinder K. Sharma

Devinder K. Sharma

Senior Regional Director of Technical Services – Europe, Middle East, Africa and India

Swiss-Belhotel International

Rohit Salunke, CHFE

Rohit Salunke, CHFE

Director Technical Services, Facilities

The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences, Dubai

Gaetan Lavoie

Gaetan Lavoie

Corporate Director of Technical Services

TIME Hotels

P.D.Reddy

P.D.Reddy

Director of Engineering

Mandarin Oriental

Reynu Dabass

Reynu Dabass

Head of Engineering

Park Hyatt Dubai and Dubai Golf

Harpreet Singh Chattwal

Harpreet Singh Chattwal

‎Area Senior HR Director- Middle East & Africa

Radisson Hotel Group

Gurdish Singh Sabharwal

Gurdish Singh Sabharwal

Regional Director Engineering & Technical Services

The Oberoi Group & Founder of THEME

Ranjeet Bhardwaj

Ranjeet Bhardwaj

Director Technical Operations

Gtech Technical, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences & Founder of THEME

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DISCUSSION POINTS WILL INCLUDE;

  • Engineering laws, inspections and regulations: does hospitality need to rethink its current approach?
  • Quantifying the overall cost and value of engineering operations to your property
  • Assessing the quality and cost of outsourced vs. in-house engineering and maintenance
  • Incentivising engineering to drive performance: which KPIs and reward systems lead to improved results?
  • Engineering and leadership career paths: why do so few hospitality engineers become GMs?

 

CO-CHAIRS:

  • Gurdish Singh Sabharwal, Regional Director Engineering & Technical Services The Oberoi Group & Founder of THEME
  • Ranjeet Bhardwaj, Director of Engineering, Al-Mulla Holding & Co-Founder of THEME