Crossroads Maldives to host GM Forum 2020
Crossroads Maldives will be the venue for the annual General Manager’s (GM) Forum, organiser Hotelier Maldives has announced.
Organised by the country’s only dedicated audited publication for hospitality professionals, developers and hotel operators, the next GM Forum has been scheduled for April 2, 2020. It will be the fifth in the series that started in 2016 at Hulhule Island Hotel (HIH). Since then, the forum has been hosted at Kurumba Maldives and Bandos Maldives.
The day-long forum and networking event for GMs, hoteliers and hotel suppliers highlights pertinent issues affecting the hospitality industry with a special focus on the Maldives region. The event also attracts speakers from international hospitality brands, internationally based service providers such as STR and dNATA and IdEAS, in addition to principals from hotel suppliers and service providers.
The keynotes and panel discussions are complemented by product demonstrations and product launches by suppliers. In addition, suppliers also get to display their brands on the sidelines of the Forum and networking event.
Previous speakers at the GM Forum have included MU Maniku, Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) and Universal Resorts’ Chairman, Hussain ‘Champa’ Afeef, Chairman of Crown & Champa Resorts, and Ahmed ‘Bandhu’ Saleem, Director at Cyprea Group. Leading C Suite corporate hoteliers representing the hotel chains currently operating properties in the Maldives, including Hilton and Marriot, have also delivered keynote speeches at the forum.
The main themes for GM Forum 2020 are sustainability and human capital. Keynotes and panels will be curated to reflect this and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Whilst the GM Forum is primarily by invitation only, a small number of seats are reserved for suppliers and other stakeholders wishing to attend. These seats are given on a first come first served basis.