Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing 2017

   Bench Events are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing to be held at the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall in Malé from 30 November - 1 December 2017, following on from the Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC).  

The Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing will attract a high-level gathering of international investors, developers, hotel owners and operators, business leaders and government officials, and it is anticipated that investors and delegates from AHTIC in Colombo will also travel to Malé for the briefing. The briefing is organised by Bench Events, in partnership with Luxury Collections and will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, under the patronage Mr Moosa Zameer, Tourism Minister of the Maldives.

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The briefing will comprise:

Investment Project Showcase   The Maldives currently has more than 160 hotel projects looking for investment. The Investment Project Showcase will take place from 09:00 - 17:00 on Thursday, 30 November at the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall in Malé and will provide an excellent opportunity for the International and Regional audience to meet and assess these opportunities. If your company has hotels or hotel projects under development, and are seeking investment or potential business partners, to showcase your projects to, and you would like to be included in the project showcase, please contact Matthew Weihs for more information.
FAM Trips   On Friday 1 December we will be arranging FAM trips to various islands around the region to show potential investors and partners the projects available for collaborations. These will include a range of both public and private investment opportunities.
Conference Sessions   A half-day high-level overview of the hotel industry in the Maldives, providing valuable insight into the future of hospitality in the region.
Networking Reception   The Networking Reception is a perfect way to wrap up the first day of the briefing, providing a fantastic opportunity to continue networking with clients, whilst enjoying fine food and wine.

Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, 30 November

09:00 - 09:30    Registration and Welcome Coffee in the Project Showcase
09:30 - 09:45   Introduction & Welcome Remarks 
09:45 - 10:15   Review of key hotel performance indicators & pipeline with a focus on Maldives
10:15 - 10:45   Panel session: Maldives overview: What are the key challenges and opportunities in the market at the moment? Where are there gaps in the market?
10:45 - 11:15   Conversation with the Minister of Economic Development – followed by Q&A
11:15 - 11:45   Coffee & Networking in the Project Showcase
11:45 - 12:15   Case study: End to end investment story
12:15 - 13:00   Panel session: Looking at the development process
13:00 - 14:00   Networking Lunch in Project Showcase
14:00 - 18:00   Project showcase – ongoing
18:00 - 21:00   Reception at an island resort

​Friday, 1 December

10:00 - 16:00   FAM Trips to Investment Projects
17:00 - 19:00   Closing Reception

Please note the Agenda is subject to change.


As a delegate of the Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference you are invited to attend the Maldive Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing for just $100. To register for the Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, please click here.

If you would ONLY like to attend the Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing, the registration fee is $500. Please click here to register.

To find more about the more about attending the Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing, please contact Sally Marwaha, +44 7815 081926.

If you are interested in presenting your investment project in the Investment Project Showcase, please contact Matthew Weihs, +44 7858 511012.