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Bench Events United the Industry for Hospitality Tomorrow. This is a virtual conference for owners, investors, financiers, operators and advisory services in the hospitality industry.
Hospitality Tomorrow is a virtual conference for owners, investors, financiers, operators and advisory services in the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Tomorrow is a virtual conference for owners, investors, financiers, operators and advisory services in the hospitality industry. The event took place on 07th April 2020 with a number of hospitality industry professionals and over 50 speakers from around the world.

The digital conference united the hospitality sector to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and what the industry can do to rebuild it. 5000 individuals from the industry joined the conference. The focus of the virtual conference was to identify the operational, financial and psychological changes in the world and people. How signs of recovery can be anticipated, and the role of Travel and Tourism in accelerating momentum for recovery.

Devastating is the word most governments are using to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society and the economy. The sector that stands to suffer the most is travel and hospitality. Today, nothing is certain, except that our world will never be the same again. We need business leaders to come together to discuss the best strategies to cope with the immediate crisis and to plan how to capitalise on the recovery when it comes.”

Jonathan worsley, Chairman and Founder of Bench Events

Some of the topics covered at the conference includes. How to survive the greatest adversity of our time. The economics of corona virus. The nine essential leadership behaviors needed in a crisis. Ways capitalize on the upturn when it comes, the outlook to recovery, and the new post-COVID reality.

The event featured popular conference activities which were replicated online. One on one video calls with delegates, an online exhibition. Breakout sessions featuring top executives talking about the prospects for adventure travel, tips for crisis management, the post-corona age and the industry’s role in community resilience as well as how to capitalize during the downtime.

Hospitality Tomorrow was organised by Bench Events, the leading organizer of conferences and forums for the hospitality and aviation sector. The event gave hope for the future along with confidence to overcome the current global crisis.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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