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2018 Schedule at a Glance*

The IHIF conference programme includes interviews with leading hoteliers, forecasts from top economists, panel discussions on the latest developments, trends and best practice in the hotel and investment industry, as well as inspirational keynote speakers. Over 200 speakers take part in the conference, all leaders in their field making for a stimulating and diverse programme.

 

MONDAY 5 MARCH

Time tbc

Pre-event workshop

Time tbc

Student Challenge

14:00–17:45

GENERAL SESSION: THE ECONOMICS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

14:00

WELCOME REMARKS

14:10

The Economic Picture

14:40

Hotel Investment Today

15:25

Lifetime Achievement Award & Interview

15:40

Investors’ Intentions in 2018 and Beyond

16:25

The Rise of the Asset Manager: HAMA Award

16:40

The Owners’ View: Increasing Profitability

17:20

Keynote: Adapting to change

17:45

Closing remarks

18:30

Networking reception

TUESDAY 6 MARCH

09:00-11:30

GENERAL SESSION: DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY

09:00

WELCOME REMARKS

09:10

Interview: New Partners, New Direction

09:25

Spotlight on the Hottest Markets : CEOs Talk Development

10:15

Fostering Innovation in Hospitality

10:30

Young leader award

10:40

Global CEOs Panel: Evolution of the brands<

11:30

Refreshments in exhibition

12:00-17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:00-13:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Finance

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

Investment

Resorts Trends: Understanding the Investment Opportunities

Hotel ROI

F&B: Increasing Revenues from Restaurants and Bars

Hotel Tech

Decoding Hotel Technology Trends

Asset Management

Asset Value Enhancement – HAMA

Regional Outlook

Asian Investment Trends

Regional Outlook

Middle East & Africa : Market & Trends

13:00-15:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

15:00-16:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Finance

The Debt Market

 Strategy

Distribution: Hoteliers & OTAs – the Debate Continues

Regional Outlook

Germany: Where Are the Remaining Opportunities?

Hotel Tech

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

Hotel ROI

Wellness: What Does it Mean for Hotels?

Regional Outlook

Southern Europe & the Mediterranean

Operations

Evolution of the Franchise Model

16:00-16:30

Refreshments in exhibition

16:30-17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Industry trends

Design & Architecture: Renovating Hotels to Drive profits

Finance

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

Hotel ROI

Cost Management

Operations

Management Contract clinic

Hotel Tech

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

Operations

Security & Crisis Management

Regional

Brazil

WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH

09:00-11:00

GENERAL SESSION: INNOVATION & NEW OPPORTUNITIES

09:00

WELCOME REMARKS

09:05

Tech Innovation keynote

09:25

Investing in Technology

10:00

The Ideas Factory – Sharing Thoughts on the Future of Hospitality

10:40

Keynote

11.00

Refreshments in exhibition

11:20-12.20

BREAKOUT & IN-THE ROUND SESSIONS

Alternative Investment

Serviced Apartments: What’s the Opportunity?

Operations

Talent Management & Recruitment

Hotel Tech

Promoting Tech Innovation in Hospitality: Start-up & Incubators

In-the-Rounds

France: Is There a Macron Effect on Hospitality Investment?

In-the-Rounds

DACH Roundtable

In-the-Rounds

DACH Roundtable

12:30-13:30

BREAKOUTS: IN-THE ROUND SESSIONS

Development

Pitch your Brand

In-the-Rounds

DACH Roundtable

In-the-Rounds

DACH Roundtable

13:30

Networking lunch

 

* Subject to change