Programme

Monday 5 March

At-a-glance

12:30 - 13:30

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

Start your participation to IHIF with an overview of the global hospitality market, its most strategic trends, and a who’s who of the market’s key players. Over an hour, this informative and interactive session will provide you with the key facts and questions to make the most of your attendance at the event, as well as a great starting point for your networking

Led by IHIF experts, the session will help you:

  • Assess the market: Review the fundamentals of hotel investment and the major trends for now and in the coming years
  • Plan your IHIF visit: See how you can use the event’s networking and conference opportunities to gather the knowledge you need for your business.
  • Know the companies to watch: Examine the major stakeholders’ positions in the market and who’s being most active

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Student Challenge

14:00 - 17:45

GENERAL SESSION: THE ECONOMICS OF HOTEL INVESTMENT

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome Remarks

Kerry Gumas – President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex LLC

14:10 - 14:40

The Economic Outlook

The state of the world's economy and prospects for 2018 and beyond:
  • To what extent are geopolitical events affecting the world’s economy?
  • What key factors will most likely influence investment in the years to come?
  • Hot spots and slow movers: examining the growth prospects of the world’s economies (Europe, Americas, Asia, MEA)

Megan Greene – Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management

14:40 - 14:55

Global Hotel Performance

An overview of key performance data in the hotel industry worldwide.

Robin Rossman – Managing Director, STR

14:55 - 15:25

Follow the Money

Analysts share their views on the hospitality investment landscape, latest transaction, deal structure.

In conversation with

Chris Day – Global Managing Director, Christie & Co

George Nicholas – Global Head of Hotels, Savills

15:25 - 15:40

Lifetime Achievement Award & Interview

15:40 - 16:25

Investors’ Intentions in 2018 and Beyond

Investors discuss the drivers for their strategies: where are they planning to invest, which asset classes are most attractive, what is the money for?

Keith Lindsay – Managing Director EMEA, CBRE Hotels

In conversation with

Abhishek Agarwal – Managing Director Real Estate, Blackstone

Martin J. Brühl – CIO and Member of the Management Board, Union Investment

16:25 - 16:40

The Rise of the Asset Manager: HAMA Award

The Hospitality Asset Managers’ Association presents the 2018 HAMA Award, followed by an interview with the winner.

Presented by

Theodor Kubak – President, HAMA Europe Chapter

Christian Youens – VP HAMA Europe and Asset management Cedar Capital’s

16:40 - 17:20

The Owners’ View: Increasing Profitability

  • Understanding the owner’s drive for value growth and business models to increase returns
  • Increasing operational efficiency, productivity and cost efficiencies: what are the key areas where efficiency can be increased and how?
  • Aligning owners and operators: what do owners need from operators to increase profitability, and are brands really adding value through revenue premiums and operating efficiencies

Jonathan Langston – Managing Director, HotStats

In conversation with

Cody Bradshaw – Managing Director and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group

Anders Nissen – CEO, Pandox

John Ozinga – Chief Executive Officer, AccorInvest

17:20 - 17:45

Keynote: Adapting to Change

17:45 - 18:00

Closing Remarks - Day One

18:30 - 21:00

Networking Reception - Day One

WE’VE GOT SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE & YOU’RE INVITED

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is looking forward to hosting you for the 2018 IHIF Welcome Reception on Monday, March 5th 2018 at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin.

The entire team is looking forward to celebrating a new milestone in its own history as it enters a new era under a new ownership and new leadership. All delegates of the 2018 International Hotel Investment Conference are invited for an evening which promises to be an extravagant do…

 Join the party! 

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

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