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Day 1

13:45 - 14:00

WELCOME REMARKS AND CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

  • Kerry Gumas President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex LLC

13:45 - 17:45

GENERAL SESSION: RE-THINKING HOTEL INVESTMENT ECONOMICS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS

14:00 - 14:20

ECONOMIST KEYNOTE

Economic uncertainty: the macro backdrop for the hospitality industry in the year ahead.

Speakers:

  • Roger Bootle Chairman, Capital Economics

14:20 - 14:50

20/20 VISION : LOOKING BACK 20 YEARS, LOOKING FORWARD 20 YEARS

A dialogue between leaders of two hospitality brands with different perspectives on the evolution and future trends in the sector.

  • Michael Hirst OBE Consultant, CBRE Hotels

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

  • Alison Brittain Chief Executive Officer, Whitbread PLC
  • Richard Solomons Chief Executive Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group

14:50 - 15:20

HOTEL INVESTMENT TODAY

A quickfire session of short talks giving a succinct update on hotel investment trends

HOTEL PERFORMANCE TRENDS

  • Robin Rossmann Managing Director, STR

HOTEL INVESTMENT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE

  • James Chappell Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

CONSOLIDATION AND M&A ACTIVITY

  • Andreas Scriven International Managing Director & Managing Director Consultancy, Christie & Co

CROSS-BORDER INVESTMENT

  • Philip Ward CEO Hotels & Hospitality Group EMEA, JLL

15:20 - 15:35

FOCUS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT

HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievemt Award. Followed by an interview of the winner.

PRESENTED BY:

  • Theodor Kubak Senior Investment Manager: Union Investment, President, HAMA Europe Chapter;
  • Chad Sorensen Partner & Managing Director, CHMWarnick

15:35 - 16:20

INVESTORS ON THE SPOT : UPDATING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

A panel of investors debate the changing face of hotel investment and how investors should evolve to ensure continued growth.

  • Nick van Marken Global Head - Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

  • Coley Brenan Partner, KSL Capital Partners
  • Zachary Schwartz Vice President, Cerberus Capital Group
  • Sanjay Singh Managing Director, Fico Corporation Co.,Ltd
  • Desmond Taljaard Managing Director – Hotels, London & Regional Properties

16:20 - 16:25

IHIF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2017

PRESENTED TO:

  • Arne Sorenson President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

16:25 - 16:40

MANAGING THE DEAL OF THE DECADE

  • Tanya Beckett Business Journalist and Broadcaster,

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH:

  • Arne Sorenson President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

16:40 - 17:25

THE NEXT 20 YEARS: A COLLECTIVE LOOK AT THE HOSPITALITY INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

How is the hospitality value chain likely to evolve over the next 20 years? How will relationships between skateholders change? How to plan long-term hotel investment strategies?

  • Cameron Cartmell Partner, EY

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

  • Jim Abrahamson Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Cody Bradshaw Managing Director, Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group
  • Tim Helliwell Head of Hotels, Barclays Bank
  • Hubert Viriot CEO , Yotel

17:25 - 17:45

IN THE NEWSROOM

Industry journalists comment on the biggest news stories of the weeks before IHIF. 

  • Tanya Beckett Business Journalist and Broadcaster,

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

  • David Eisen Editor-in-Chief, Questex Hospitality Group
  • Andrew Sangster Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group

17:45 - 18:45

Networking

NETWORKING XPRESS

The most productive 90 minutes of networking you will do. Please bring lots of business cards!

18:30 - 20:30

Networking

SPECIAL 20th BIRTHDAY PARTY

At the Hotel InterContinental Berlin.

Take a culinary journey and visit the food and beverage stations around the exhibition hall. Please see your map
to see what food and drink you can enjoy.