Mahmoud Abdulhadi is Deputy Minister for Investment Attraction at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Tourism. Having joined in July 2020, Abdulhadi leads the Ministry’s investment attraction activities with the aim of expanding Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector. He and his team are responsible for enabling and facilitating domestic and international private sector investment, supporting sector development by creating opportunities and updating regulations, as well as managing investor relations to create a sustainable investment environment for the private sector.
To execute this mandate, Abdulhadi draws on 17 years of experience at UBS where he was latterly Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking at UBS Saudi Arabia. During his career at UBS, Abdulhadi worked on a variety of transactions in M&A and equity capital markets spanning multiple sectors including infrastructure, entertainment, telecoms, oil and gas, financial institutions and agriculture to name a few.
Abdulhadi holds a master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
- Advisor & FURAS supervisor – Deputyship of Investment and Revenue – MoMRAH
- City Planning Engineer & Master of real estate development
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DISCOVER EXCITING SAUDI DESTINATIONS.
MEET GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND AUTHORITIES
LEARN AND DISCUSS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.
Launched in Al Ahsa in February 2022, Destination Tomorrow is a high-profile, in-person investment conference hosted by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism. The second conference of the series will be hosted in Al Baha.
The conference features government-led programmes, addressing an audience of investors, tourism operators, hotel brands, travel agents and a selection of public & private industry organisations . There will be tonnes of critical informational sessions handpicked for investors from and outside the region. Each event has been carefully designed for investors to experience the potential of Al Baha, and connect with partners and respective authorities to make the most out of their time at the event.
Networking lunches, evening receptions and key site visits allow multiple opportunities for delegates to initiate deal discussions, while the conference sessions provide knowledge-exchange opportunities to better understand investment ROI.
If you are an investor looking to attend Destination Tomorrow in 2022, please register your interest here
- Showcase Saudi destinations to local & national investors, and international operators.
- Help generate understanding of the masterplans, infrastructure support and investment tools available so attendees can evaluate where the opportunities are.
- Convey tourism strategies in place for Al Baha.
- Create a constructive dialogue with all key stakeholders; international operators, investors, relevant infrastructure authorities, local tourism businesses and destination management agencies.
- Develop new synergies and partnerships within the tourism ecosystem of Al Baha.
DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDERS
COLLABORATIVE & INSIGHTFUL
An invitation-only event, the conference will cater to those prequalified by the organisers to fit the criteria of destination tourism investment decision makers.
The event provides the opportunity for networking and meaningful dialogue between stakeholders from the private and public sectors.
INNOVATIVE & IMMERSIVE
Destination Tomorrow brings to life, the vision for future of tourism development in Saudi Arabia. By delving deep into the character of each destination, the organisers have created content as well as real, virtual and hybrid experiences which capture the culture, heritage and future vision for Al Baha.
The conference features site visits where participants will join our team of experts who will detail opportunities and explain upcoming projects relevant to attracting tourism and further developing relevant infrastructure.
SITE TOURS FOR INVESTORS
Al Bahah has a diverse landscape, including mountains, large tracts of agricultural land, and valleys, among others. Shada Mountain Reserve is one of the most important attractions, housing the region’s largest variety of flora, as well as diverse wildlife, making it attractive to sightseers and nature lovers. The region is a top destination for hiking due to its unique mountain trails and attracts adventure enthusiasts.
Al Baha’s opportunities aim to target all price points (with a focus on midscale and budget segments) for the following offerings: Culture & Heritage, Adventure, Sports and Wellness.
The conference this year includes site tours and family retreats for the investors attending to Shada Mountain Reserve, Wadi Al Ahseba, Zee Ain Heritage Village, and multiple other hotels and resorts.