Guest Country Partner

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the world's fastest growing tourism destinations, it boasts a rich culture and long-standing history dating back 7000 years. Ras Al Khaimah's industry collaborates closely with governement and other stakeholders in order to position itself as an innovative destination with continuing development of its tourism infrastructure, sustainable investment opportunities and enhancement of the quality of life for its residents.

Innovation Partners

Category Transaction

The Travel Corporation (TTC) currently operates in 70 countries, serving over 1.9 million customers annually. At TTC we are as diverse as the travel experiences we offer, over 30 brands, and we see our team as our greatest asset. We are family owned and these family values reflect within our teams. Sustainability and conservation are our part of our core values, so the TreadRight Foundation sits at the heart of TTC’s commitment to leave a positive impact and ensure the places we live in and visit remain vibrant for generations to come. We believe that an innovative culture is vital to our success. So, from using artificial intelligence to read handwritten comments, to using machine learning to uncover customer preferences and simplifying processes through robotics, we are using the latest of what technology has to offer to better understand our customers and support our travel agents.

Category Hospitality

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), and its subsidiaries, bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. Incorporated by the founder of the Tata group, the company opened its first hotel  - The Taj Mahal Palace in Bombay in 1903. IHCL operates 170 hotels including 25 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 courntries and in over 80 locations. IHCL is amongst South Asia's largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. 

Category Destination

Smart Hospitality Solutions (SHS) is a specialist hotel operating and management company and positioned to be an industry innovator and game changer in hospitality management. The founders of SHS have successfully opened and operated over 200 hotels across the world with internationally-recognized brands within the Kempinski, Swissotel, Peninsula, Hyatt, Mandarin, Starwood and InterContinental brand umbrella’s. From design and architecture reviews to brand evaluations and debt sourcing, the SHS differentiator is a hands-on approach and operational expertise that ensures success of the launch, the company and value to investors over a very long time.


Networking Partner

The Swiss Business Councils (SBC) are non-profit organisations, licensed by their respective Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and were originally established in Dubai in 1996 and in Abu Dhabi in 2000. The Swiss Business Council Abu Dhabi and the Swiss Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirate are two separate legal entities. Since its creation, the two independent entities successfully promote the interests and activities of companies and individuals with connections between the UAE and Switzerland.