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SHIC launches Young Leader Award

RIYADH, December 31, 2018

The Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) has launched a dedicated award celebrating hospitality leaders of the future.
 
The SHIC Young Leader Award will recognise Saudi Arabia’s exceptional young talent in the hospitality sector.
 
The second edition of the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) takes place on January 21 and 22 at the new Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. 
 
Following incredible support from the AHIC Advisory Board and partners, the SHIC Young Leader Award is open to Saudi nationals aged 30 years and younger, with the recipient of the award achieving wide recognition from the industry, as well as a full access pass to SHIC and a two-day leadership course at the prestigious Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai, including flights and accommodation.
 
Jonathan Worsley, chairman of bench events and co-founder of SHIC, explained: “It is important for the future of our industry to nurture the workforce of tomorrow and showcase young leaders at events like SHIC and AHIC. The hospitality industry needs young talent to succeed in growing the industry and helping to facilitate world-class projects like those planned in Saudi Arabia.”
 
Testament to the significant role that young talent plays in the continued growth of the kingdom’s burgeoning hospitality sector, the judging panel includes a veritable who’s who of the region’s hospitality leaders, including Dr Badr Al Badr, chief executive officer at DUR Hospitality; Shuja Zaidi, principal at Equinox Hospitality; and Gasem Al Maimani, CEO at Taiba Holding Company.
 
Nominations for the SHIC Young Leader Award are open now and can be made online at https://www.arabianconference.com/shic/young-leader-award until 6th January 2019. 
 
The winner will be announced at a special ceremony during SHIC.
 
SHIC will feature keynote sessions from the kingdom’s leading industry experts,  including interviews with Eng Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Issa, chairman of Dur Hospitality Company; and Abdullah AlDawood, group CEO of Altayyar Travel Group.
 
Organised by Saudi Event Management and Marketing (Semark), in partnership with Bench Events, Meed and DUR Hospitality, SHIC will provide a forum for more than 300 hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to discuss the growth of the hospitality industry in the kingdom.
 
Access to the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference is available in conjunction with the AHIC VIP Package which includes other high-end experiences and access to exclusive content at AHIC 2019. -TradeArabia News Service



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