The fourth edition of the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is scheduled to take place on April 3, 2019, at Bandos Maldives, one of the first resorts to open in the country, and located 15 minutes from Velana International Airport by speedboat.

As in previous years, the next GM Forum will look at significant trends and challenges affecting the Maldives tourism industry. Some of the keynote speakers featured in previous GM Forums include owners, general managers and key industry figures.

Topics to be covered in the next GM Forum include hotel safety and security, sustainable tourism, the skills gap and educational opportunities in the hospitality sector, airport connectivity and impact of regional airports on guest transfers, and women working in the hospitality industry.

In addition to prominent members of the tourism, travel and hospitality community, groups and individuals leading in research and innovation in the sector will also be invited to make presentations and participate in Q&A’s and panel discussions in the coming GM Forum. Registration for GM Forum 2019 will be opened in early 2019 and announced through

GM Forum 2016’s first panel on Competitiveness of Established Resorts.
GM Forum 2016 saw the attendance of 20 general managers and over 52 other delegates including resort owners, government officials and key businessmen.
Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director for the Asia Pacific Region at STR delivering his keynote address at the GM Forum 2017.
GM Forum 2017’s panel on Renovations - The Importance of Reinvesting in Properties.
Daniel Welk, Vice President, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton, delivering his keynote speech at the GM Forum 2018.
Over 150 delegates representing over 40 hospitality brands attended GM Forum 2018.