Our Other Events
Africa Hotel Investment Forum (TOGO)
5-6 April 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Fevrier, Lomé, Togo
Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference
25-27 May 2016
Dusit Thani, Bangkok, Thailand
Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
26 - 28 May 2016
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum
Africa Hotel Investment Forum (Rwanda)
5-6 October 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference
Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
Day 3 – Wednesday 9 March 2016
8:00 - 8:45
BREAKFAST AND SPONSORS’ EXHIBITION
9:00 - 11:00
Discussion and debate are key to The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF). These ‘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. Each session will run twice: starting at 9:00 and 10:00.
Session IN-THE-ROUND 1
SELECTING THE BEST BRAND FOR A HOTEL INVESTMENT
What is the most meaningful way to assess Brand fit? How is this changing? What is important now and in the future?
- Tim Davis Founder and Managing Partner, PACE Dimensions Ltd
Session IN-THE-ROUND 2
FINDING FINANCE IN EMERGING MARKETS
Sourcing finance is often the most difficult challenge when acquiring or developing a hotel in the emerging markets such as Africa. How does a developer source finance for their project?
Session IN-THE-ROUND 3
Session IN-THE-ROUND 4
Session IN-THE-ROUND 5
COPING WITH SEASONALITY – HOW TO GENERATE DEMAND FOR HOTELS AND RESORTS DURING THE OFF-SEASON?
- Christian Walter Managing Director, PKF hotelexperts
Session IN-THE-ROUND 6
Session IN-THE-ROUND 7
Session IN-THE-ROUND 8
PREPARING FOR ASIAN TRAVEL
Major trends and perspectives.
- Mario Hardy Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Session IN-THE-ROUND 9
UNDERSTANDING THE MARKETS OF OPPORTUNITY IN EUROPE
This informative, deep-dive into the markets of London and Paris will focus on the Hotel Construction Pipeline, Announced Renovations and Brand Conversions to help you better understand trends and activity currently underway and planned for the future.
11:00 - 11:45
COFFEE BREAK AND SPONSORS’ EXHIBITION
11:45 - 12:45
RESORTS – CREATING VALUE THROUGH RENOVATIONS AND CONVERSIONS
- Horacio Alcalá Chief Executive Officer, Alsotel
In discussion with
EMERGING EUROPEAN HOT SPOTS FROM POLAND TO ROMANIA
Developing the market for hotel investment growth.
- Siniša Topalović Managing Partner, Horwath HTL
In discussion with
TOP TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT & HOW TO SELECT A FRANCHISE
A review of the top 10 commercial points for negotiation in a franchise agreement and suggest practical compromises. Such issues include term & break clauses, liquidated damages, restricted territories/ areas of protection, early termination, owner's right to sell the hotel, right of the franchisor to increase fees and introduce additional mandatory paid-for services, charge back of expenses, withholding taxes and grossing up clauses, owner/landlord NDAs and other ancillary agreements.
- Babette Marzheuser-Wood Partner, Dentons
In discussion with
MAKING YOUR PROJECT ATTRACTIVE TO INVESTORS
What do investors find attractive? How can hotel projects attract money from investors? A panel of industry professionals discuss how to make your project attractive to investors.
- Allan Davidson Director, Vision Hospitality Asset Management
- Graham Mitchell Senior Development & Asset Manager, McAleer & Rushe
- Edward J. Rohling CEO & Founder, TRC Hotel Advisors LLC
- Kenneth McLaren Executive Vice President, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Speaker to be confirmed
THRIVING IN THE DIGITAL MARKET PLACE
Speakers to be confirmed.
13:00 - 15:30