NewsNovember 30, 2023

ISHC announces its 2024 Annual Conference to be held for the first time in the United Arab Emirates

ATLANTA, GA, November 30, 2023 — The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) announced today that it will hold its 2024 Annual Conference, 26-28 September 2024, at the St. Regis Dubai, The Palm. This will be the first time the conference will be held in the Middle East. ISHC is considered the leading source of global hospitality expertise, boasting over 200 members spanning more than 26 countries in over 50 functional areas across the hospitality spectrum. Members are leaders in their respective areas of expertise. During its 35-year history, ISHC has hosted meetings 48 times in 28 U.S. cities,15 international cities, and once virtually.

“Over the last several years, ISHC has grown significantly in the Middle East. We are excited to continue our expansion and to bring others from the global hospitality community to the region by hosting our marquee annual event in Dubai,” said Andrea Belfanti, CEO of ISHC.

“Dubai is a dynamic city which has demonstrated incredible growth and innovation in the tourism and hospitality industry,” said Tea Ros, Chair of ISHC and Managing Director of Strategic Hotel Consulting. “In addition to its iconic landmarks, the city is home to key industry experts, creators, and innovators, which will allow us to bring together a line-up of exceptional speakers to explore a range of relevant and forward-thinking topics. We are confident that Dubai, one of the world’s more remarkable cities, will deliver an unforgettable experience for the ISHC community.”

Attendees at the ISHC Annual Conference include ISHC Members, candidates for membership, speakers, Friends of the Society Sponsors, and media partners. Past speakers include leaders from major hotel brands, airlines, OTAs, ministers of tourism, and impactful leaders from various industries. The 2024 program is in progress but will continue the long tradition of industry-leading education that is forward-thinking, thought-provoking, and inspiring.

“As our membership roster continues to grow and become more geographically diverse, with members on six continents and expansion of services globally, including steady increases in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, it only makes sense that Dubai, with its cosmopolitan flair and a plethora of luxury hospitality assets, is the venue for our 2024 Annual Meeting,” commented Cliff Risman, ISHC Friends of the Society Committee Chair and PartnerFoley & Lardner LLP.