November, 2018Dubai, UAE

Address Boulevard #SASMEA

Serviced Apartment Summit
Middle East and Africa 2018

The only b2b conference in the MEA region for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors.

General Info
About the SASMEA Summit

The 2017 Serviced Apartment Summit Middle East and Africa was held on 12-13 of November, at Address BoulevardMohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Downtown Dubai, PO Box 214477 Dubai, UAE.

It featured more quality speakers and informed content, more breakouts, more networking, more new business opportunities and more exhibitor engagement to help drive your business forward within the region.

The MEA region already has a fast-growing hospitality development pipeline with a wide range of projects from local and international developers and operators. The area is rapidly becoming a global hot spot for the serviced apartment, branded residence and extended stay sectors, with activity levels ramping up considerably.

A recent Colliers International report said at least 10,000 additional serviced apartment units were needed to fulfill projected demand in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar. Serviced Apartment Summit MEA is the response to demand from the industry for a dedicated forum for networking, education and sharing best practice.

Information about SASMEA 2018 coming soon.

The Stats
  • $23 billion Dubai's Expo 2020 predicted to add $23 billion to UAE GDP
  • 8.3% - the Middle East travel and tourism sector as a proportion of $328.1 billion total GDP by 2025
  • 104,842,000 International UAE visitors spending $109.1 billion (wttc)
  • 19 million annual theme park admissions by 2020 (Colliers International)
  • 421% increase in Airbnb revenues Y on Y in Dubai (Chestertons)
  • $180 billion projected value of the global family tourism market in 2018, up from $130 billion in 2013
  • 73 number of major attractions that will be housed within Dubai’s latest leisure megaproject, Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • 53.5 million predicted GCC population by 2020, 24% will be aged 15 and under
  • Dubai is now the fourth most visited global city
  • 158,441 hotel rooms in 555 projects under contract (STR December 2016)
  • 1 serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental conference and exhibition for the Middle East and Africa
Who Should Attend

Attendees include:
• Serviced apartment, branded residence and corporate housing operators
• Serviced apartment, branded residence and corporate housing developers
• Extended stay hotel operators and developers
• Corporate and HNWI hospitality and real estate investors
• Bankers, private equity funds and other lenders
• Advisory and consultancy specialists
• Real estate brokers
• Real estate support services
• Corporate travel buyers
• Short-term rental companies
• Lawyers
• Travel management companies
• Suppliers / Service providers

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