Sustainability Concerns Addressed by Middle Eastern Congress

7th Annual Middle East Hotel Expansion Congress

7th Annual Middle East Hotel Expansion Congress

More than 100 Middle Eastern Hoteliers are set to attend the 7th Annual Middle East Hotel Expansion Congress (MEHEC) which is being held on October 1st and 2nd 2013 in Doha, Qatar this year.

The 2013 congress aims to address the hotel industry’s key challenges, future opportunities and risks in 2014, and will specifically focus on how the industry can meet the demands of sustainability. The attending hoteliers will be actively looking to procure hospitality solutions from international suppliers.

MEHEC is officially supported and opened by HE Eng Issa Bin Mohammed Al Muhannadi, Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

QTA recently delivered a presentation describing how hotels can play a valuable role in making tourism more sustainable. They aim to develop a holistic approach for the sustainable development of the tourism sector, with the local hotel industry at its centre.

Following this, hotels in Qatar have joined hands to pursue a new green agenda. This initiative is led by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC). Steven Humphrey, chairperson of the QGBC Green Hotels Interest Group says: “The participation in the workshop is evidence that the tourism sector in Qatar is eager to institute programmes and contribute to initiatives that save water, conserve energy and reduce waste – while saving money – to help protect our precious environment.”

Steven Humphrey along with Group Directors of Starwood hotels and Katara hospitality will speak in a panel discussion in MEHEC 2013, where in ideas will be discussed to move the hotel sector towards a more sustainable supply chain. This interactive panel discussion gives attendees the chance to ask questions and get expert solutions.


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