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2017 Programme

The programme below is from the IHIF held in March earlier this year, the 2018 programme will be available soon.

Day 1 – Monday 6 March 2017

12:30 - 13:30

Networking

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: THE IHIF GUIDE TO HOTEL INVESTMENT

The IHIF Guide to Hotel Investment offers a concise overview of the global hospitality market, its most strategic trends, and a who’s who of the market’s key players.

This session is the best way to start your time at IHIF with the key questions in mind, as well as a great starting point for your networking

SESSION LEADERS:

  • David Eisen Editor-in-Chief, Questex Hospitality Group
  • Alexi Khajavi Executive Vice President, Questex Hospitality + Travel, Managing Director, D2

13:45 - 17:45

GENERAL SESSION: RE-THINKING HOTEL INVESTMENT ECONOMICS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS

13:45 - 14:00

WELCOME REMARKS AND CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

  • Kerry Gumas President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex LLC

14:00 - 14:20

ECONOMIST KEYNOTE

Economic uncertainty: the macro backdrop for the hospitality industry in the year ahead.

Speakers:

14:20 - 14:50

20/20 VISION : LOOKING BACK 20 YEARS, LOOKING FORWARD 20 YEARS

A dialogue between leaders of two hospitality brands with different perspectives on the evolution and future trends in the sector.

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

14:50 - 15:20

HOTEL INVESTMENT TODAY

A quickfire session of short talks giving a succinct update on hotel investment trends

HOTEL PERFORMANCE TRENDS

HOTEL INVESTMENT IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE

CONSOLIDATION AND M&A ACTIVITY

  • Andreas Scriven International Managing Director & Managing Director Consultancy, Christie & Co

CROSS-BORDER INVESTMENT

15:20 - 15:35

FOCUS ON ASSET MANAGEMENT

HAMA Europe Asset Management Achievemt Award. Followed by an interview of the winner.

PRESENTED BY:

  • Theodor Kubak Senior Investment Manager: Union Investment, President, HAMA Europe Chapter;
  • Chad Sorensen Partner & Managing Director, CHMWarnick

15:35 - 16:20

INVESTORS ON THE SPOT : UPDATING THE FUNDAMENTALS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

A panel of investors debate the changing face of hotel investment and how investors should evolve to ensure continued growth.

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

16:20 - 16:25

IHIF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2017

PRESENTED TO:

  • Arne Sorenson President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

16:25 - 16:40

MANAGING THE DEAL OF THE DECADE

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH:

  • Arne Sorenson President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

16:40 - 17:25

THE NEXT 20 YEARS: A COLLECTIVE LOOK AT THE HOSPITALITY INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

How is the hospitality value chain likely to evolve over the next 20 years? How will relationships between skateholders change? How to plan long-term hotel investment strategies?

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

17:25 - 17:45

IN THE NEWSROOM

Industry journalists comment on the biggest news stories of the weeks before IHIF. 

IN DISCUSSION WITH:

17:45 - 18:45

Networking

NETWORKING XPRESS

The most productive 90 minutes of networking you will do. Please bring lots of business cards!

17:45 - 19:00

Session

STUDENT REAL ESTATE CASE COMPETITION FINALS

Conference attendees are invited to witness undergraduate students teams compete in a case competition focused on hospitality investment in Europe. Our esteemed industry judges will evaluate the teams based on the financial analysis
of the opportunity, recommended investment approach, risk profile, deal structure, brand strategy, creativity and presentation. Come meet the next generation of hospitality investment professionals during this lively session.

HOSTED BY

18:30 - 20:30

Networking

SPECIAL 20th BIRTHDAY PARTY

At the Hotel InterContinental Berlin.

Take a culinary journey and visit the food and beverage stations around the exhibition hall. Please see your map
to see what food and drink you can enjoy.