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Ivanka Trump to speak on luxury at Dubai event

Daughter of Donald Trump to discuss the future of luxury and the next generation of luxury traveller

Ivanka Trump to speak on luxury at Dubai event
Ivanka Trump will discuss luxury at AHIC 2014

Ivanka Trump, the executive vice president of development & acquisitions at The Trump Organization and daughter of property tycoon Donald Trump, has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference.

The organisers of the event, which takes place at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on May 5-7, have revealed details of some of the confirmed speakers, as well topics which will shape the agenda.

Trump, whose company is currently involved in two major golf projects in Dubai and has a global hotel portfolio, will discuss the future of luxury and the next generation of luxury traveller, according to an announcement by organisers Bench Events and MEED.

Meanwhile, other speakers lined up include Marriott International president and CEO Arne Sorenson, Majid Al Futtaim Properties CEO Simon Barlow, ARTIC CEO Rutger Smits and Katara Hospitality COO Christopher Knable.

Among the key topics and questions shaping the agenda are:

Is there quantifiable power in Social Media?

Getting the right operator for the right price

Building mid-market and budget hotels

Maximising ROI in F&B

Lifestyle Products and the “Next Gen” traveler

Last year’s AHIC, the 10th edition of the event, attracted at least 664 delegates from more than 40 countries.

Among the highlights was a keynote speech from HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, who will shortly step down as executive chairman of investment bank SHUAA Capital, who predicted that hospitality stood to benefit from another global economic boom.

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