Programme

Under the 2025 Tourism Vision plan Iran is expecting to increase the number of tourism arrivals from 4.8 million in 2014 to 10 million by 2019. The Tourism Organization of Iran also seeks to attract 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025. The 4.8 million tourists brought around $6.5 billion in revenue to the country despite all sanctions and limitations. It is expected that by 2025, the country will receive $30 billion from tourism income.

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Day OneFull Programme

Tehran International Tourism Exhibition

18:30 - 20:30

Networking Reception Hosted by ILIO Italian Restaurant

Day TwoFull Programme

8:00 - 8:45

Registration, morning coffee & pastries in the Sponsors’ exhibition

8:45 - 9:15

Welcoming remarks - Recitation of Holy Quran

9:15 - 10:15

Iran: Economic outlook & perspective

10:15 - 11:00

The CEO’s Panel - Iran’s Hospitality Opportunities and Challenges, Adaptability and Expectations

11:00 - 11:10

The Future of Hospitality Education

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee Break in the Sponsors’ Exhibition

11:30 - 12:00

Present Your Project

12:00 - 12:15

Local and International Perspective of Development in Iran

12:15 - 12:55

A Deep Dive into Development Challenges

12:55 - 13:15

Case Study on the Fereshteh Pasargad Hotel

13:15 - 14:35

Networking Lunch & Prayers

14:15 - 15:15

The World of Low Yield, High Ambitions & All in between

15:15 - 16:00

How to Choose a Brand - What to Look Out For and Why Brands Matter

16:00 - 16:30

The Old to New – Why Standalone Hotels are Very Lonely

16:30 - 16:50

The Iran Food & Beverage Landscape - Hosted by GRIF

16:50 - 17:20

Educational Session

17:30 - 18:30

Networking Express

18:30 - 20:30

Gala Reception Hosted by the Owner and Developer of Gran Melia Ghoo

Day ThreeFull Programme

8:00 - 8:45

Morning coffee and pastries in the Sponsors’ exhibition

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome Back

9:15 - 10:20

How to Finance the Ambitions - the Missing Project Finance Piece

10:20 - 10:50

Assuaging Investor Sanctions Fears

10:50 - 11:20

100 Hotels: 100 Businesses

11:20 - 11:50

Coffee Break in the Sponsors’ Exhibition

11:50 - 12:40

BREAD and MICE - How to Make Iran a Year Round Destination

12:40 - 13:15

Iran’s Aviation - Ready for Take-off? Hosted by AVIADEV

13:15 - 13:35

Iran Investment Opportunities

13:35 - 14:30

Networking Lunch & Prayers

14:30 - 16:30

Round Table Sessions

16:30

IHTIC Concludes