Ivanka Trump confirmed as keynote speaker at AHIC 2015

22nd Apr 2015

The organisers of AHIC 2015 announced officially earlier that Ivanka Trump will speak at this year’s conference on the topic of ‘The Future of Luxury and the Next Generation of Luxury Traveller’.

The world renowned real estate executive and entrepreneur will share her unique perspective on the luxury hotel market as founder and operator of the Trump Hotel Collection. 

The keynote question session will be led by Susan Harmsworth, founder of ESPA, on Thursday May 7th at 09.30 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

The Trump Organisation is the world’s foremost luxury real estate developer with a portfolio that includes the world’s most recognisable developments. 

The Trump Hotel Collection is one of the fastest growing luxury hotel brands in the world with 16 properties in its global hotel portfolio, including 12 operational, four scheduled to open in 2015/16 and a strong pipeline of projects globally. 

Ivanka Trump will engage in a dialogue on various aspects of the luxury travel sector through the lens of her experience with the Trump Hotel Collection, sharing insight on the keys to success, such as a new generation of style, inspired design and uncompromising service and amenities.

“I’m thrilled to be a keynote speaker at this year’s AHIC and share my thoughts on the future of luxury travel and Trump’s approach to delight the next generation of luxury traveller,” said Ivanka Trump, executive vice president, development and acquisitions for the Trump Organisation.

“We’re dedicated to bringing the finest projects to the market, in terms of both physical properties and the highest calibre of service. 

“And, success is only achieved through vivid attention to detail. 

“There is a point in time when you really can’t build a taller building or a better amenitized project. 

“Then comes the refinement of all of those things.”

Ivanka is a frequent visitor to Dubai as she continues to oversee the development of Trump International Golf Club, Dubai, the super-luxury residences, Trump Estates and Trump PRVT. 

The Trump Hotel Collection has established its regional headquarters in Dubai, and are expanding their portfolio, targeting Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Jeddah, among other major cities in the region.

Commenting on the session with Trump, Harmsworth said: “As leaders in luxury spa, wellness and lifestyle, ESPA have spent over 20 years sharing our visionary services with some of the finest hotels across the world.

“I am therefore delighted to be leading a discussion on luxury with revered businesswoman and industry expert Ivanka Trump, who no doubt will share her fascinating insights with us.”

According to recent reports, the UAE has been identified as the top ‘up and coming’ luxury experiences and destinations for 2015, among other countries including Africa Safaris, South Africa, Croatia, Vietnam and Cuba.

AHIC 2015 takes place this year from May 5th-7th at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

The programme has an exciting line up of speakers this year and includes insightful panel discussions and breakout sessions.

A full agenda can be found here.


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