Thank you for joining us in Al Ahsa and Al Baha and making the conference a success!
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 took place in Al Baha.
The conference featured government-led programmes, addressing an audience of investors, tourism operators, hotel brands, travel agents and a selection of public & private industry organisations. There were tonnes of critical informational sessions handpicked for investors from and outside the region. Each event was carefully designed for investors to experience the potential of Al Ahsa and 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 allowed multiple opportunities for delegates to initiate deal discussions, while the conference sessions provided knowledge-exchange opportunities to better understand investment ROI.
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2022 SPEAKERS INCLUDED
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
See all speakers for our 2022 programme here:
DESTINATION TOMORROW PODCAST SERIES
- Showcase Saudi destinations to local & national investors, and international operators.
- Help generate an understanding of the masterplans, infrastructure support and investment tools available so attendees can evaluate where the opportunities are.
- Convey tourism strategies in place for the regions.
- 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 the regions.
DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT STAKEHOLDERS
COLLABORATIVE & INSIGHTFUL
As an invitation-only event, the conference catered to those prequalified by the organisers to fit the criteria of destination tourism investment decision-makers. The event provided the opportunity for networking and meaningful dialogue between stakeholders from the private and public sectors.
INNOVATIVE & IMMERSIVE
Destination Tomorrow brought to life, the vision for the future of tourism development in Saudi Arabia. By delving deep into the character of each destination, the organisers created content as well as real, virtual and hybrid experiences which captured the culture, heritage and future vision for Al Baha.
The conference featured site visits where participants joined our team of experts who discussed opportunities and explained upcoming projects attracting tourism and developing relevant infrastructure.