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Day Three

8:30 - 9:15

Networking

BREAKFAST AND SPONSORS’ EXHIBITION

9:15 - 11:00

IN-THE-ROUND SESSIONS

NEW TO IHIF

Discussion and debate are key to The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF). These new ‘In-the-Round’ sessions are a series of more intimate and informative discussions that will focus on specialised topics. Each session will be led by one or two industry experts who will prepare information to share with the delegates with the aim of delivering valuable content. They will then guide the discussion and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to not only hear from experts and to learn about areas into which your business can grow, but also to be actively involved in valuable discussion. Looking at geographical destinations that are offering fantastic developmental opportunities will be a focus of many of these sessions.

Other topics to be confirmed.
If you are interested in hosting an ‘In-the-Round’ session please contact tpearson@questex.com

CAN YOU RELY UPON A HOTEL VALUATION?
  • Andreas Scriven International Managing Director and Head of Consultancy - Christie + Co
CRISIS MANAGEMENT – KEEPING YOUR GUESTS SAFE, WHAT STRATEGIES CAN YOU IMPLEMENT? NATURAL… TERRORISM… PANDEMICS
  • Jasper Harrison Global Resilience Group, Operations Director - Security Services - AECOM
HOW THE SHARING ECONOMY IS CHANGING THE FACE OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY AND WHY YOU NEED TO BE PART OF IT!
KEY CHANGES IMPACTING THE COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR HOTEL BRANDS AND HOW BRANDS WILL NEED TO EVOLVE
  • Tim Davis Managing Director - Pace Dimensions Ltd
ITALY – WITH EXPO 2015 AROUND THE CORNER, WHAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT FINANCING CAN YOU OBTAIN TO COMPLETE THE DEAL?
MALDIVES – LISTEN TO WHY THE MALDIVES IS AN ATTRACTIVE INVESTMENT DESTINATION AND THEIR PLANS FOR GROWTH
  • Abdulla Ziyath Managing Director - Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation
SCOTLAND – WITH SCOTLAND STRATEGICALLY TARGETING TOURISM AS A SECTOR FOR GROWTH WHAT INVESTMENT PROPOSITIONS ARE ON THE TABLE?
  • Graeme White Head of Tourism - Scottish Development International
SWITZERLAND – IS SWITZERLAND STILL A CLOSED MARKET?
WHAT TECHNOLOGY SHOULD YOU BE LOOKING FOR IN A HOTEL PRIOR TO PURCHASE?
  • Michael Levie Chief Operating Officer - CitizenM Hotels
  • Frank Wolfe Chief Executive Officer - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
IMPROVING RevPAR, BRAND PROMISE DELIVERY AND GUEST SATISFACTION THROUGH MOBILE TRAINING
MEASURING YOUR SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACT: IS YOUR HOTEL NET POSITIVE?
  • Malcolm Preston Global Leader - Sustainability and Climate Change - PwC UK
  • Jane Ashton Director of Sustainability - TUI Group
MOROCCO - THE PLACE TO INVEST
  • Imad Barrakad Chief Executive Officer - Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)
AUSTRIA - TRADITION MEETS INNOVATION-HOTEL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRIA

Speakers to be confirmed.

11:15 - 11:45

Networking

COFFEE BREAK AND SPONSORS’ EXHIBITION

11:45 - 12:45

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session 21

PRESENT YOUR PROJECT

NEW TO IHIF

Whether you are looking for investment, a hotel operator, a joint-venture partner or just want to profile your hotel project submit it to us for the chance to have it presented in front of IHIF attendees. You will have three minutes and two slides to present your project.  For further information and if you have a project that you would like to present, please visit – www.berlinconference.com/presentyourproject

Hosted by:

Session 22

THE NEXT GENERATION PANEL

Traditional versus next-generation business models, perception of brand value-add.

In discussion with

  • Guido Fredrich Vice President Special Property Finance - Hotel Properties - Aareal Bank AG
  • Fred Hines Director, Head of Acquisitions - Queensgate Investments LLP
  • Theresa Jaeger Director, Real Estate & Asset Management - Hilton Worldwide
  • Jacob Rasin Analyst – Business Intelligence - Pandox AB
Session 23

CROWD FUNDING

How is ‘crowd funding’ gaining attraction in the German market?

Session 24

THE DIGITAL CUSTOMER JOURNEY

Trends changing the traditional hotel world.

  • Willy Weiland Managing Director - Solutions dot WG, Hospitality Advisory Alliance

In discussion with 

Session 25

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

The growth of student accommodation as an investment vehicle as universities outsource to the private sector.
What are the investment opportunities?

  • Marcus Roberts Director - Head of Student Investment - Savills (UK) Limited

In discussion with

Session 26

SECONDARY CITIES IN GERMANY

Those investors who are focussing on the secondary cities in Germany.

In discussion with

13:00 - 15:30

Networking

LUNCH

15:30 - 16:30

IHIF PROPERTY MARKET

Do you have a project under development or in the pipeline?

Following our success last year we will once again be holding our Property Market on Wednesday 4 March, dedicated to showcasing some of the very best projects and opportunities. If you have a project under development that you would like to display at the IHIF, please contact Tess Pearson at tpearson@questex.com.

 

Please note: The programme is subject to change