Item No Time / Duration Event / Speakers / Panelists / Themes
01 1000 – 1100 Delegate registration starts  / tea and coffee will be served / networking
02 1130 -1140 Welcome Remarks: Utkarsh Faujdar, GM, HIH, Advisory Panel Member
03 1140 – 1200 Keynote Speech: Ibrahim Saleem (Bandhu)
04 1200 – 1220 Keynote Speech: Daniel Welk, Vice President Operations, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton
05 1220 – 1235  
06 1235 – 1300 Presentation by Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA); Tourism Related Taxation, followed by a Q&A with audience
07 1300 – 1345 Lunch Break /Networking
08 1345 – 1405 Presentation: Graeme D’Arcy, Hotels Area Manager, Booking.com
09 1405 – 1415
10 1415 – 1425 Presentation by Dr Simad Saeed, Managing Director (CDE Consulting)
11 1425 – 1500 Panel 1: Guest Transfers; what the future holds
A.U.M. Fawzy, CEO, Trans Maldivian Airways, Abdulla Niyaz, Deputy Head of Maldivian Ground Operations, Island Aviation, Captain Ismail Fayez, Villa Air

Moderator: Dr Simad Saeed, Managing Director (CDE Consulting)

12 1500 – 1510
13 1510 – 1525 Presentation by Jesper Hougaard, Managing Director, Serena Spa; Non- room revenue from resorts / Q&A
14 1525 – 1535  
15 1535 – 1545 Presentation by Abdulla Ghiyas, President, MATATO; Destination Marketing Trends
16 1545 – 1630 Panel 2 – Trends in Destination Marketing
Panelists: Jean-Christophe Nager, GM Huvafenfushi (representing The Small Maldives Island Co.), Mohamed Shafraz, Deputy Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media, Kandima Maldives;

Moderator: by Abdulla Ghiyas

17 1630 – 1640
18 1640 – 1650 Closing remarks; Mohamed Mamduh, Managing Editor, Hotelier Maldives
19 1700 – 1900 Refreshments / Networking

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