RCI and The Registry Collection co-host masterclass at AHIC

29th Apr 2012
RCI and The Registry Collection co-host masterclass at AHIC

RCI and The Registry Collection programme are returning as co-hosts of a topical Masterclass at this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC).

The class will be hosted in partnership with Bench Events and MEED, co-organisers of the conference.

The event offers an interactive Masterclass providing valuable insight into alternative developer finance strategies for key industry stakeholders including hotel brands, resort owners, investors and industry consultants.

Interactive panel discussions with notable industry experts include mixed-use development strategies, luxury branded real estate and considerations for launching a shared-ownership product in the new economic climate.

“RCI and The Registry Collection® program are very excited to be co-hosting the Masterclass for the third year running,” said Shafi Syed, regional director for RCI MENA. “This year we have a much broader theme covering leisure real estate, which is truly relevant to the region, and an exciting line-up of fantastic speakers.”


This year’s event includes a panel of luminary speakers including: Scott Woroch, executive vice president global, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Samer Abu Ayash, senior vice president, Kingdom Hotel Investments; and Jurgen Baumhoff, COO, Emaar Hospitality Group, among others. The speakers will share their experiences on mixed-use strategies, highlighting how it has influenced the investment profile of the developments. They will also discuss the state of luxury branded residential market and highlight success stories from the region’s shared ownership projects.

“The Masterclass has been a great success over the last two years and we are expecting the same this year through our continued partnership with RCI and The Registry Collection,” said Jonathan Worsley, chairman & CEO, Bench Events.

“This year promises to be a fantastic forum for key developers, investors and hotel brands to discuss why shared ownership continues to be so relevant today,” said Dimitris Manikis, vice president of Business Development, RCI EMEA. “In these economic times, it is increasingly important to capture long-term customer loyalty and create new revenue streams. This really is a noteworthy event for the hospitality and leisure real estate industries.”


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