Location: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Event Date: March 13, 2023

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  • USD: 272$

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The Leisure, Entertainment & Attractions (LEA) Conference will be held in conjunction with the DEAL 2023 show, the region’s leading attraction for global, regional and local stakeholders in the amusement and entertainment industries.

A Conference by the industry, for the industry, the LEA Conference is an ideal platform to meet learn, and interact with the Leisure industry experts and gain valuable insights on the industry best practices. The Event runs a full house as attendees come to learn from owners, investors and CEO’s from renowned leisure brands in the region and benefit from their vision for the business and its future.

The LEA CEO Conclave Conference will aim to inform and educate and will attract 150+ top industry stalwarts as speakers and will run to full houses attracting C-level executives & senior management personnel representing global Manufacturers & Suppliers, Operators, Consultants and Service Providers. The conference will throw light on the growing opportunities, current market scenario, new and emerging trends in the MENA region.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Networking
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Speech by MENALAC President & Overview of the Conference

  • Prakash Vivekanand, Board Member, MENALAC and Founder & Managing Director, Amusement Services International Group
09:15 – 09:45 The Status of Global Leisure Industry in the Vaccinated Era

  • Peter Van Der Schans, Executive Director & Vice President, IAAPA EMEA
  • Silvio Liedtke, CEO, Landmark Leisure
09:50 – 10:30 Extraordinary Leadership To Unlock And Enhance Customer Experience

  • Dagmara Asbreuk, Founder & CEO, Extraordinary Leadership
10:35 – 10:55 Taking Leisure & Hospitality To The Next Level

  • Kyp Charalambous, Vice President – Sales, Atlantis Dubai
11:00 – 11:45 Networking Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:05 Ticketing Superpower: Invisibility

  • Davide Camaiora, Managing Director, VIVATICKET
12:10 – 12:35 Exciting Sports Based Social Leisure Concepts To Engage With Gen-Next

  • Navdeep Sethi, Chief Operating Officer, BatFast
12:40 – 13:05 Enhancing Business Value By Creating An Impactful CSR Program

  • Kelly Timmins, Director – Conservation, Education & CSR, Atlantis Dubai
13:05 – 13:50 Networking Lunch Break
13:55 – 14:20 Future Of Hospitality & Leisure In Dubai

  • Walid Daoud, Partner, KPMG Lower Gulf
14:25 – 14:40 Metaverse: Should You?

  • Stefano Bianchi, General Manager & Founder, It Is The End
14:45 – 15:00 Leisure & Entertainment In The Metaverse: Surreal or Real

  • Clifford Szu, Co-Founder & CEO, Multiverse Labs
15:00 – 15:20 Networking Coffee Break
15:25 – 16:05 Panel Session 1: Quiet Quitting & Nationalization: Driving Human Resources To Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

  • Ghassan Assi, Chief Operation Officer, Trampo Extreme
  • Jamil Malek, Regional Manager UAE – Entertainment, Al Hokair Group
  • Mohammad Ashraf, Vice President – Group HR, Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group
  • Moderator – Nipha Miranda, Head HR, Landmark Leisure
16:10 – 16:30 Monetizing On Customer Sentiment In The Leisure & Entertainment Industry

  • Vladan Pantelic, Co-Founder & CEO, Hoick
16:35 – 17:15 Panel Session 2: Homegrown Concepts v/s International IP-based Concepts, Pros & Cons? Can They Co-Exist

  • Silvio Liedtke, CEO, Landmark Leisure
  • Sherif Elbassiouny, Managing Director, Leisure Qatar
  • Mohamed Attia, General Manager – Entertainment, Al Hokair Group
  • Mark Jan Kar, General Manager, Coca-Cola Arena
  • Moderator – Rajiv Sangari, Vice President – International Business & Special Projects, IMG Worlds Of Adventure
17:20 – 17:25 Closing Speech and Re-cap

  • Rajiv Sangari, Vice President – International Business & Special Projects, IMG Worlds Of Adventure


  • Dagmara Asbreuk
    Founder & CEO
    Extraordinary Leadership
  • Peter Van Der Schans
    Executive Director & Vice President
  • Mark Jan Kar
    General Manager
    Coca-Cola Arena
  • Silvio Liedtke
    Landmark Leisure
  • Stefano Bianchi
    General Manager & Founder
    It Is The End MENA
  • Clifford Szu
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Multiverse Labs
  • Kyp Charalambous
    Vice President - Sales
    Atlantis Dubai
  • Rajiv Sangari
    Vice President - International Business & Special Projects
    IMG Worlds of Adventure
  • Ghassan Assi
    Chief Operation Officer
    Trampo Extreme
  • Sherif Elbassiouny
    Managing Director
    Leisure Qatar
  • Walid Daoud
    KPMG Lower Gulf
  • Kelly Timmins
    Director - Conservation, Education & CSR
    Atlantis Dubai
  • Jamil Malek
    Regional Manager - Entertainment
    Al Hokair Group
  • Prakash Vivekanand
    Founder & Managing Director
    Amusement Services International Group
  • Mohammad Ashraf
    Vice President - Group HR
    Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group
  • Mohamed Attia
    General Manager - Entertainment
    Al Hokair Group
  • Nipha Miranda
    Head HR
    Landmark Leisure
  • Vladan Pantelic
    Co-Founder & CEO
  • Davide Camaiora
    Managing Director
  • Navdeep Sethi
    Chief Operating Officer

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