Event Information

26th September 2018

Dubai, UAE


Hotelier Middle East hosted its eighth annual Great GM Debate on the 26th September 2017 at Le Méridien Dubai. The conference provided more than 200 general managers and corporate hoteliers with a forum to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they face on a day-to-day basis, and to learn from the best practice of their peers in a mutually supportive environment.


2017 Programme Highlights

  • Looking Ahead: Market Insights & Forecast
  • War Games – Fighting the Rate War
  • In Conversation With…
  •  An Engaged Workforce is a Productive Workforce
  • Destination UAE – Promoting the United Arab Emirates to the World
  • Food & Beverage Focus – Is it Time to Ditch the Discounts?


The Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate brings together the cream of the region’s hotel industry. Attendance is by invitation only for General Managers and Corporate Hoteliers and represents the decision makers leading the Middle East and shaping the sector’s future.

As such, it is an ideal place to position your brand, meet potential customers and existing clients.

Featured Speakers

Dan Flannery

Gerald Lawless

Christopher Hewett

David Prince

Pierre Delfau

David Allan

Cyril Warsono

Mariano Faz

Advisory Panel

Sven Wiedenhaupt

Sandra Tikal

David Allan

Pierre Delfau

Laurent A. Voivenel

Pascal Dupuis