Dakhla's Tourism Startup Odyssey!

Oct 5, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The National School of Business and Management of Dakhla, Cité Foum Bouir, Dakhla, 73000

Join us for a captivating exploration of innovation and entrepreneurship in the realm of tourism as we embark on "Dakhla's Tourism Startup Odyssey." This exceptional panel discussion is designed to inspire, educate, and connect individuals passionate about fostering sustainable tourism and propelling Dakhla into a world-class destination.

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About this event

We are thrilled to invite you to a remarkable journey into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship within the realm of tourism at our seminar titled "Dakhla's Tourism Startup Odyssey." This event promises to be an inspiring and enlightening experience, featuring an illustrious guest speaker who has reshaped the international luxury hospitality landscape with his dynamic leadership and progressive vision.

Meet Our Guest Speaker: Mr. Mehdi Serrour

With over three decades of regional and international experience, Mr. Mehdi Serrour is a true luminary in the field of luxury hospitality. His career is a testament to the transformative power of visionary leadership, pragmatic client relationships, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Leadership Beyond Borders: Mr. Serrour's journey commenced with a passion for sports and entertainment, working as a tennis instructor in Bermuda. His dedication and work ethic shone through as he pursued his degree in Pennsylvania, balancing part-time jobs during the day while handling secretarial roles by night.

Club Med and Beyond: Mr. Serrour's break came when he joined Club Med in Malaysia, where he quickly ascended the ranks to become General Manager by the tender age of 24. By 29, he had risen to the position of Vice President. During his remarkable 10-year tenure with Club Med, Mr. Serrour's influence spanned continents, from Singapore to Thailand, Australia to Italy, and France.

Global Impact: Returning to the United States, Mr. Serrour embarked on a nearly two-decade-long journey with hospitality giants like Accor Hotels and Shangri La. His career has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, resulting in the successful opening, rebranding, and upgrading of numerous five-star properties across competitive and challenging environments.

Join the Odyssey: Mr. Mehdi Serrour will share his invaluable insights into leadership, innovation, and the future of luxury hospitality at "Dakhla's Tourism Startup Odyssey." This is a unique opportunity to learn from a visionary who has navigated the intricacies of the global tourism industry and achieved remarkable results.

Don't miss this exclusive event where you can connect with fellow enthusiasts, gain profound industry knowledge, and discover how innovation and startups can transform Dakhla into a world-class destination.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


  • Houssine Soussi

    Chapter Director

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