Haitham Mattar, chief executive, Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

With Bench Events confirming it will take the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to Ras al Khaimah next year, Haitham Mattar, chief executive with the Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, explains how important the event will be for the development of the hospitality sector in the emirate.

Also on the agenda are new infrastructure developments and his plans for tourism in 2018.