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14 Jan 2016

Threats, Challenges and Disruption to top the IHIF 2016 programme

BERLIN (January 13, 2016): Over 180 speakers will take part in 45 educational, engaging and thought provoking sessions across the three-day International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) taking place from 7-9th March at the Hotel InterContinental, Berlin.

The programme schedule is created by those immersed in the hotel investment industry and as a result addresses the key topics, trends and questions facing delegates. The formats for the sessions are varied and include key note presentations, panel debates, interviews, interactive workshops and round-table discussions.

Tess Pearson, Event Director, Questex Media Group, hosts of IHIF commented: “The IHIF programme is the centre piece of the whole conference. It sets the tone, debate and conversations that flow throughout the event. We are delighted with the programme for this year’s event and feel it combines traditional and expected topics with current and forward thinking subject areas”.

The following are a selection of subjects featured on the IHIF 2016 programme:
• The rise of Asian investors in Europe – moderated by Jileen Loo, Director, Head of Asia Desk, International Capital Markets, CBRE EMEA Hotels
• Technology and disruption – David Rowan, Editor, Wired Magazine
• Cyber security and data protection – Stewart Room, Partner, PwC Legal LLP
• The on-going threat of terrorism – Helen Loughborough, Vice President, InterContinental Hotels Group
• Product and branding excellence – Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

In addition to these trending topics, regular sessions will feature and will include the global CEO panel featuring Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group; Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide; Wolfgang Neumann, President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group and Richard Solomons, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, InterContinental Hotels Group and the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Dieter Müller, CEO Motel One.

For further details on the programme and to register for IHIF (7-9th March 2016) visit The advance rate is available until 12th February 2016.

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Editors notes:
About Questex LLC
The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), produced by Questex LLC, is the premier hotel investment conference in the world, attracting the most prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies, tourism and government officials and advisers. Held in Berlin every March, the three-day event is attended by nearly 2,000 people from over 70 countries.  Tactical education and networking functions deliver a powerful return on investment, valuable connections and opportunities for business expansion.  Participants gain knowledge of industry trends, available financing and prospective growth markets from experts in the hotel industry. Other events within the IHIF series include: North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC), Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC), RHIC: Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (co-hosted with Bench Events) and MR&H:  Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (co-hosted with Bench Events).   

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