Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, April 11, 2019

The first day of the conference will be aimed at Trade visitors. The sessions will shed light on sleep market; industry related challenges, best practices and new innovations & trends.

10.30 am to 4 pm

Hospitality Industry; Mattress/pillow Manufacturers; Entrepreneurs; Home Textile Producers; Airports; Fitness Clubs/Spas, etc.
10.30 am Registrations, Networking
11.00 am Welcome Note

Speaker:

Srinivasan Sundaresan
Secretary of Indian Sleep Products Federation and President of All India Coir Mattress Manufacturers Association
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11.30 am Keynote Address
Anthony Costa
Regional Vice President, Jumeirah Group and Managing Director of Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah
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11.50 am Coffee Break
11.50 am Panel Discussion

Topic: Is the Sleep Industry ready for Expo 2020?

  • Market Potential in the Middle East
  • The requirements in the market for Expo 2020
  • The challenges involved
  • What is the need of the hour?
  • How we can raise awareness

Speakers:

Naseem Majzoub
MD, Reach IMS
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Shahid Ahmed
Product Manager,Tempur
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Chris Gourdie
MD, Silent Night
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Bhanu Pratap Singh
Director of Procurement & Member of Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum
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Costas Kyprianides
International Sales Director , Hypnos
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12.50 pm Presentation 2

Topic: Elevating Customer Service

  • Consumer’s Attitude towards Sleep
  • Best Practices to establish Customer Loyalty
  • Understanding today’s customers
  • Importance of Merchandising the product
  • Using Technology the right way
12.50 pm Presentation

Topic: Technology & the Sleep market

  • The new innovations in the market
  • The market opening up to new products
  • Creating a niche in the Middle East

Speaker:


Magdalena Filcek
Designer, Architect,and Artist, Vinci Power Nap
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1.15 pm Lunch Break
2.50 pm Presentation

Topic: Mattresses entering the online era

  • Consumer’s Attitude towards Sleep
  • Best Practices to establish Customer Loyalty
  • Understanding today’s customers
  • Importance of Merchandising the product online and brick n mortar
  • Using Technology the right way

Speaker:

Dominik Zunkovic
Founder,Whisper
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3.15 pm Importance of Bed Linens
  • Why Bed Linen is important for better Sleep
  • Trends shaping mattress retailing and offers strategies for staying ahead
  • What moves Consumers to change their linen?


Speaker:

Hadi Ebrahim Al Abbas
President, Dufill Industries
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3.30 pm Panel Discussion

Topic: Design playing a key role in Sleep

  • How can design help create value to customer’s sleep
  • What are the current challenges involved
  • End-users perspective

Speakers:

Magdalena Filcek
Designer, Architect,and Artist, Vinci Power Nap
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Sameer Ahmed
Sales Director, Restonic
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Patrick Bean
Design Director, LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants
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Andrew Barge
Director of Wellness, Six Senses Spa
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Natalia Albul
Associate Professor of Interior Design, American University in Dubai
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4.00 pm End
 

Day 2: Saturday, April 13, 2019

The second day is dedicated to addressing the rising concerns of Sleep Disorders. The sessions will shed light on the various solutions, sleeping aids and methods that can be applied to reduce sleep related disorders.

10.30 am to 4 pm

B2C consumers; Doctors, Consultants, Fitness Coaches; Parents etc.
10.30 am Registrations, Networking
11.00 am Welcome Note

Teresa Arora
Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
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11.20 am Opening Remarks (Sponsor’s Talk)
11.20 am Presentation 1

Topic: The Impact of Inadequate Sleep on the UAE Economy

Speaker:

Dr. Irshaad Ebrahim
Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Sleep Physician and Medical Director, Founder of London Sleep Centre
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11.40 am Coffee Break
11.45 am Panel Discussion

Topic: How do Sleep patterns affect our psychology, lifestyle, and relationships?

Speakers:

Dr. Basel Alassi
Specialist ENT, Emirates Hospital
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Marija Sostaric
Co-Founder,Tamryn
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Julie Mallon
Certified Sleep Consultant Parental Educator, Nurture to Sleep
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Stephen Marks
Yoga, Meditation and Nidra Teacher
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Sara Elamory
Pediatric Sleep Consultant, SLEEP TRAIN ME
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12.50 pm Presentation 2

Topic: The Future of ‘Sleep Technology’ on the impact it has on our sleep

Speaker:

Vincent Lamoureux
Director New Markets, Fitbit
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1.20 pm Lunch Break
2.30 pm Panel Discussion

Topic: Sleep in Pregnant Women, Babies and Children – Common Concerns

  • Why Bed Linen is important for better Sleep
  • Trends shaping mattress retailing and offers strategies for staying ahead
  • What moves Consumers to change their mattress?

Speakers:

Cecile de Scally
Lead Parent Educator, Malaak
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Dr.Keya Rahul Shivadey
Gynaecologist/obstrics, Aster Healthcare
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Dr.Shadi Sharifi
Specialist Neurologist/Sleep Medicine, Saudi German Hospital
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Elizabeth Ann Bain
Doula/Childbirth Educator/Midwife/Gentle Sleep Consultant/Hypnobirthing practitioner, from Little Feather
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3.30 pm Presentation

Topic: Dealing With Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia Effectively in the Workplace

Speaker:

Dr.Mayank
Senior Specialist, Pulmonologist, Interventional Pulmonologist, Intensivist & amp; Sleep Physician, Rashid Hospital
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3.45 pm Panel Discussion

Topic: The importance of investing in the right Sleep Accessories/Products

4 pm End of Conference