13:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
A look at economic and geopolitical trends to identify the evolution of global economies, which markets/regions will have most influence, where the main risks are, how economic shifts will affect investment, and the change and volume of capital available in the coming 5-10 years
14:30 - 15:00
Industry analysts highlight the major trends that will affect hospitality investment, profitability and performance in the future: hospitality concepts, deal structures, ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues, demographics
Richard Barkham – Global Chief Economist, CBRE
Global Chief Economist, CBRE
Richard is a specialist in macro and real estate economics. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. Prior to taking up his position with CBRE, Richard was a Director of Research for the Grosvenor Group an international business with circa $10bn of capital under management in real estate. He was also a non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Fund Management where he was involved in fund strategy, risk analysis and capital raising. Richard is the author of two books and numerous academic and industry papers. In 2012 he published ‘Real Estate and Globalisation’ (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which explains the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil. He has extensive consulting experience and is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Construction and Project Management at the Bartlett School, University College London. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Reading where he taught, in the Departments of Economics and Land Management, between the years of 1987 and 1998.
Anthony Mallows – President and CEO, WATG
President and CEO, WATG
15:00 - 15:45
How can hospitality groups innovate to sustain their growth? Examining how hospitality leaders change and plan for their future strategies while dealing with unprecedented and unpredictable challenges such as shifting market dynamics, technology disruption, sustainability issues, evolving customer trends etc.
15:45 - 16:30
How do investors anticipate future market trends and evaluate new risks to plan their longer-term strategies? Our investor panel will look at the biggest trends affecting the business of hotel investment, including sustainable investment, sustainable operations, the risks of climate change, geopolitical disruption, regulatory changes and industry disruption.
Anders Nissen – CEO, Pandox
Anders Nissen is the CEO of Pandox, a leading European hotel property company. Anders was one of the initiators in the formation of Pandox and has served as the company’s CEO since its inception in 1995. Under Anders’ management Pandox has expanded from a narrow local and regional base in Sweden to a company with a well-diversified hotel property portfolio in some of the largest hotel markets in the world. Before joining Pandox Anders was Managing Director for Securum Hotel & Turism AB where he led the restructuring of Securum’s hotel property portfolio. Anders has a thorough knowledge of the hotel industry, with professional experience as hotel director for several hotels in Sweden, as well as a number of executive positions within the RESO organisation. Anders’ has a lifelong interest in handball and he is chairman of the organisation responsible for arranging international games and championships in Sweden.
Ramsey Mankarious – CEO, Cedar Capital
CEO, Cedar Capital
Desmond Taljaard – Managing Director – Hotels, London + Regional
Managing Director – Hotels, London + Regional
Desmond is MD – Hotels for London & Regional, responsible for Acquisitions and Asset Management. He recently led the acquisition of Atlas Hotels, a portfolio of 47 select service hotels in GB. He served from 2006-2012 as COO, Europe for Starwood Capital, leading the acquisitions for Golden Tulip Group, Principal Hayley and Shoreditch Crowne Plaza, including its conversion to an ACE hotel.
Desmond also served as Director Development Whitbread, SVP Real Estate at Hilton International and property Director at Sainsbury’s.
Desmond is an Economics graduate of LSE, and a Chartered Accountant.
16:30 - 16:50
As we celebrate the achievements of hospitality leaders at different stages of their careers, they share their thoughts on what constitutes successful hospitality starategies and their views of the future .
16:50 - 17:20
17:20 - 17:30
18:00 - 19:00
A gathering of hospitality CEOs, offering an informal environment to share ideas and experiences with peers at the top of the sector. The discussions follow Chatham House rule, ensuring confidentiality and free debate. The session will start with a Q&A with the IHIF Economist followed by in-depth discussions over drinks and nibbles.
7-8 October 2020
19-21 October 2020
Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Portugal
20–21 November 2019
Hilton, Tel Aviv