The 21st International

Hotel Investment Forum 2018

5-7 March 2018 | InterContinental | Berlin, Germany

The meeting of global collaboration

Programme at-a-glance

Monday 5 March

Full programme

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Pre-Event Workshop

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Student Challenge

14:00 - 17:45

GENERAL SESSION: THE ECONOMICS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome Remarks

14:10 - 14:40

The Big Economic Debate

14:40 - 14:55

Hotel Performance Overview

14:55 - 15:25

Hotel Investment Today

15:25 - 15:40

Lifetime Achievement Award & Interview

15:40 - 16:25

Investors’ Intentions in 2018 and beyond

16:25 - 16:40

The Rise of the Asset Manager: HAMA Award

16:40 - 17:20

The Owners’ View: Increasing Profitability

17:20 - 17:45

Keynote: Adapting to change

17:45 - 18:00

Closing Remarks - Day One

18:30 - 21:00

Networking Reception - Day One

Tuesday 6 March

Full programme

09:00 - 11:30

Pre-event Workshop

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Remarks

09:10 - 09:25

Interview: New Partners, New Direction

09:25 - 10:15

Spotlight on the Hottest Markets : CEOs Talk Development

10:15 - 10:30

Fostering Innovation in Hospitality

10:30 - 10:40

Young Leader Award

10:40 - 11:30

Global CEOs Panel: Evolution of the brands

11:30 - 12:00

Networking

Coffee Break in the Sponsors' Exhibition

12:00 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Finance

Investment Strategies: How to Make your Case for a Sound Investment?

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Investment

Resorts Trends: Understanding the Investment Opportunities

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Hotel ROI

F&B: Increasing Revenues from Restaurants and Bars

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Hotel Tech

Decoding Hotel Technology Trends

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Asset Management

Asset Value Enhancement – HAMA

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Asian Investment Trends

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Middle East & Africa : Market & Trends

13:00 - 15:00

Networking

Networking Lunch

15:00 - 16:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Finance

The Debt Market

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Strategy

Distribution: Hoteliers & OTAs - the Debate Continues

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Germany: Where Are the Remaining Opportunities?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Hotel Tech

All About Data: Managing Data to Deliver Better Services Cost-Effectively

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Hotel ROI

Wellness: What Does it Mean for Hotels?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Southern Europe and The Mediterranean

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Operations

Evolution of the Franchise Model

16:00 - 16:30

Networking

Coffee Break in Sponsors' Exhibition

16:30 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Industry Trends

Design and Architecture: Renovating Hotels to Drive Profits

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Finance

Here’s the Deal: A Closer Look at Innovative Deal Structures

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Hotel ROI

Cost Management

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Operations

Management Contract Clinic

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Hotel Tech

Getting Digital: Engaging with Customers through an Effective Digital Strategy & e-Commerce

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Operations

Security & Crisis Management

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Regional

Brazil

Wednesday 7 March

Full programme

09:00 - 11:00

GENERAL SESSION: INNOVATION & NEW OPPORTUNITIES

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Remarks

09:05 - 09:25

Tech Innovation keynote

09:25 - 10:00

Investing in Technology

10:00 - 10:40

The Ideas Factory – Sharing Thoughts on the Future of Hospitality

10:40 - 11:00

Keynote

11:00 - 11:20

Networking

Coffee Break in the Sponsors' Exhibition

11:20 - 12:20

BREAKOUT AND IN-THE-ROUND SESSIONS

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Alternative Investment

Serviced apartments: What’s the opportunity?

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Operations

Talent Management & Recruitment

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Hotel Tech

Promoting Tech Innovation in Hospitality: Start-up & Incubators

11:20 - 12:20

In-The-Round Session

France: Is There a Macron Effect on Hospitality Investment?

11:20 - 12:20

In-The-Round Session

DACH" Round Table 1

11:20 - 12:20

In-The-Round Session

DACH* Round Table 2

12:30 - 13:30

BREAKOUT AND IN-THE-ROUND SESSIONS

12:30 - 13:30

Breakout: Development

Pitch your Brand

12:30 - 13:30

In-The-Round Session

DACH* Round Table 3

12:30 - 13:30

In-The-Round Session

DACH* Round Table 4

13:30 -

Networking

Networking Lunch

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

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