Programme at-a-glance

Monday 5 March

Full programme

12:30 - 13:30

Pre-Event Workshop: ​The IHIF Guide to Hotel Investment

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Student Challenge

14:00 - 17:45

GENERAL SESSION: THE ECONOMICS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome Remarks

14:10 - 14:40

The Economic Outlook

14:40 - 14:55

Global Hotel Performance

14:55 - 15:25

Follow the Money

15:25 - 15:40

Lifetime Achievement Award & Interview

15:40 - 16:25

Investors’ Intentions in 2018 and Beyond

16:25 - 16:40

The Rise of the Asset Manager: HAMA Award

16:40 - 17:20

The Owners’ View: Increasing Profitability

17:20 - 17:45

Keynote: Adapting to Change

17:45 - 18:00

Closing Remarks - Day One

18:00 - 18:45

Networking Xpress

18:30 - 21:00

Networking Reception - Day One

Tuesday 6 March

Full programme

09:00 - 11:30

GENERAL SESSION: DEVELOPMENT & STRATEGY

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Remarks

09:10 - 09:25

Interview: New Partners, New Direction

09:25 - 10:15

Spotlight on the Hottest Markets : CEOs Talk Development

10:15 - 10:30

Fostering Innovation in Hospitality Development & Management

10:30 - 10:40

Young Leader Award

10:40 - 11:30

Global CEOs Panel: Evolution of the Brands

11:30 - 12:00

Networking

Coffee Break in the Sponsors' Exhibition

12:00 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Finance

Investment Strategies: Making the Case for a Sound Investment in a Changing Market

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Investment

Resorts: Understanding the Investment Opportunities

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Hotel ROI

F&B: Increasing Revenues from Restaurants and Bars

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Asian Investment Trends

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Middle East & Africa: Market & Trends

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Italy: New Investment Opportunities Opening

12:00 - 13:00

Hotel Tech Hub

Decoding Hotel Technology Trends

13:00 - 15:00

Networking

Networking Lunch

13:00 - 13:45

Student Strategy Challenge

14:00 - 14:45

Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches

15:00 - 16:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Finance

The Debt Market

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Strategy

Distribution: Hoteliers & OTAs - the Debate Continues

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Germany: Where Are the Remaining Opportunities?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Hotel ROI

Wellness: What Does it Mean for Hotels?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Regional Outlook

Southern Europe and The Mediterranean

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout: Operations

Evolution of the Franchise Model

16:00 - 16:30

Networking

Coffee Break in the Sponsors' Exhibition

16:30 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Industry Trends

Design and Architecture: Renovating Hotels to Drive Profits

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Finance

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

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Hotel ROI

Cost Management

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Operations

Management Contract Clinic

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Operations

Security & Crisis Management

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout: Finance

State of the Art Underwriting

16:30 - 17:30

Hotel Tech Hub

Getting Digital: Customer Engagement & e-Commerce

15:00 - 15:40

Hotel Tech Hub

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

15:40 - 16:00

Hotel Tech Hub

CYBERSECURITY MASTERCLASS: An overview of key cybersecurity challenges in hospitality and how to address them

16:00 - 16:25

Hotel Tech Hub

LEGAL MASTERCLASS: 10 things to think about when you are buying tech for your business

17:30 - 18:00

Hotel Tech Hub

Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches

Wednesday 7 March

Full programme

09:00 - 11:00

GENERAL SESSION: INNOVATION & NEW OPPORTUNITIES

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Remarks

09:05 - 09:25

Tech Innovation Keynote

09:25 - 10:00

Investing in Technology

09:55 - 10:05

Lightning Talk: Why happiness is profitable

10:00 - 10:40

The Ideas Factory - Sharing Thoughts on the Future of Hospitality

10:40 - 11:10

Keynote: Reaching New Heights

11:00 - 11:20

Networking

Coffee Break in the Sponsors' Exhibition

11:20 - 12:20

BREAKOUT AND IN-THE-ROUND SESSIONS

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Alternative Investment

Serviced Apartments: What’s the Opportunity?

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Operations

Talent Management and Recruitment

11:20 - 12:20

Hotel Tech Hub

Promoting Tech Innovation in Hospitality: Start-Up & Incubators

12:30 - 13:15

Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches

11:20 - 12:20

Breakout: Development

Development Outlook – Acquire / Lease / Manage / Franchise

11:20 - 12:20

In-The-Round Session

France: Is there a Macron Effect on Hospitality Investment?

11:20 - 13:00

In-The-Round Session

DACH*: HOSPITALITY IN GERMANY AND NEIGHBOURING MARKETS

11:20 - 01:00

In-The-Round Session

DACH* In-The-Round: Project Scouting for Resorts: Insights on opportunities in the DACH Region

11:20 - 13:00

In-The-Round Session

DACH* In-The-Round : Why independent hotels outperform chain hotels in the alpine resort market

11:20 - 13:00

In-The-Round Session

DACH* In-The-Round : Alternative asset classes – hostels, Micro-appartements and pop-up hotels- a comparison

12:30 - 13:30

BREAKOUT AND IN-THE-ROUND SESSIONS

12:30 - 13:30

Breakout: Development

Pitch your Brand

12:30 - 13:30

Breakout: Asset Management

Asset Value Enhancement – HAMA

12:30 - 13:30

In - The - Round

Germany: Don’t be afraid of German leases, they are more flexible than you think.

12:30 - 13:30

Greece: Seizing opportunities in a revived market

13:30 -

Networking

Networking Lunch

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

Our Other Events

The Annual Hotel Conference

10-11 October 2018
Manchester, UK

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum

17-19 October 2018
Athens, Greece

Israel Hotel Investment Summit

19-20 November 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel