GM Forum ‘21 Keynotes and Panel Discussions

GM Forum 2021, scheduled for 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort will feature three keynote speeches, three panels discussions and two presentations.

The first keynote will be by Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Maldives Minister of Tourism, followed by a keynote by Emilio Fortini, general manager of Sheraton Maldives Fullmoon Resort & Spa and chairman, Marriott Business Council. The third keynote will be given by Najib Khan, CEO, Ooredoo Maldives.


The panel discussions featured in this year’s Forum are; ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’, featuring Mohamed Mihad, MD, Island Aviation Services Limited and Ahmed Maumoon, deputy CEO, Manta Air, and moderated by Ibrahim Saleem Bandhu; ‘Trends in Destination Marketing,’ featuring Thoyyib Waheed, MD, MMPRC / Visit Maldives and Abdulla Ghiyas, Chair, PATA Maldives, and moderated by Sharaz Hafiz, deputy director, digital marketing and social media, Pulse Hotels & Resorts. The third panel, looking at ‘Human Resource Challenges’ will feature representatives from the Maldives National University and Maldives Institute of Technology (MIT), and will be moderated by Vaibhav Garg, director for talent and culture, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives.

The two presentations to be made at the Forum are ‘Data-driven Storytelling,’ by IDeaS Revenue Solutions (Singapore), and Training Needs Analysis of the Tourism Sector, by representation of Meery Project, Ministry of Higher Education, Maldives.


GM Forum ‘21 is scheduled for 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort. General managers and corporate hoteliers representing hospitality brands and properties operating in the Maldives are entitled for free delegates passes.

If you are a GM or a corporate hotelier wishing to attend, please register here.

If you would like to sponsor or have an inquiry, please email or or call +7910858 and +960 7999008

Images: GM Forum 2019, Bandos Maldives

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