23rd September 2021 (1)

Inaugurated in 2016, the Hotelier Maldives GM Forum is the only dedicated forum taking place in the country for resort general managers. Providing over 50 GMs a forum to discuss the unique challenges they face on a day to day basis, and to learn from the best practice of their peers in a mutually supportive environment.

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GM Forum ‘21 Highlights: Presentation by Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner

Tropical Fitness Pvt Ltd, Wellness Partner of GM Forum ’21 and Official Distributor of Technogym in the Maldives, presented at the event; The presentation was given by Angelo Goggioli, International Key Account Manager Hospitality & Residential, Technogym. Joining him on stage was Maurizio Placuzzi, Sub-Continent Area Manager, Technogym, and Mariyam Imna, Director, Tropical Fitness. Angelo explained […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Panel Discussion- ‘Human Resource Challenges’

The third panel at the GM Forum 2021 discussed ‘Human Resource Challenges’ (in the context of the Maldives hospitality industry). Moderated by Vaibhav Garg, Director of Talent & Culture, Accor Hotels Maldives, panelists included Zeenath Solih, Dean, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, The Maldives National University and Adam Haleem, Director of Programmes, Maldives Institute […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Panel Discussion – ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’

The first panel at the GM Forum 2021 discussed ‘Connectivity in the New Normal’. Moderated by Ibrahim Saleem Bandhu, panelists included Mohamed Mihad, MD, Island Aviation Services and Ahmed Maumoon, Deputy CEO, Manta Air. The panel highlighted the current issues and solutions for airport connectivity in the new normal, including domestic transportation to the south […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Emilio Fortini

Emilio Fortini, general manager at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and chairman of Marriott Business Council gave the second keynote speech at this year’s GM Forum, held on 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. Emilio talked about the various challenges of the pandemic and the positive recovery of Maldives. “It’s difficult for […]

GM Forum ’21 Highlights: Keynote Speech by Dr Abdulla Mausoom

The fifth edition of Hotelier Maldives GM Forum took place on 23rd September 2021 at Paradise Island Resort, Maldives. This year’s Forum saw the presence of over 90 delegates representing 50 hospitality brands. The first keynote speech was given by Minister of Tourism, Dr Abdulla Mausoom. In his speech, Minister highlighted Maldives being removed from […]

GM Forum ’21; Maldives Looking to a Busy Season to End the Year

Panel Discussion on  ‘Trends in Destination Marketing’, featuring Thoyyib Mohamed of Visit Maldives and Abdulla Ghiyas of PATA Maldives Chapter at Hotelier Maldives GM Forum ‘21 UK online searches for the Maldives have hit the roof since the announcement they were coming off the UK’s travel red list. Abdulla Ghiyas, Chair of PATA, Maldives Chapter, told […]