Programme at-a-glance

Monday 4 March 2019

Full programme

12:30 - 13:30

Workshop

Pre-Event Workshop: A First-Timer’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Time at IHIF

13:45 - 18:00

GENERAL SESSION

13:45 - 14:00

WELCOME REMARKS & CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

14:00 - 14:30

Economic Overview

Navigating the Storm: An Economic and Geopolitical Debate

14:30 - 14:50

Trends Talk

Past, Present and Future: A Global Hotel Market Overview

14:50 - 15:05

Trends Talk

Buyers and Sellers: The Global Picture on Hotel Transaction Trends

15:05 - 15:30

Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

15:30 - 16:20

Investors' Panel

Money Makes the World Go Around: Identifying the Key Trends in Global Money Movement

16:20 - 16:30

Award

HAMA Award

16:30 - 17:10

AM Panel

Improving Performance: The Rise of the Asset Manager

17:10 - 17:35

Keynote

Leading for Performance: The CEO’s Vision

17:30 - 17:45

Closing remarks

18:00 - 19:00

CEO Council (invitation only)

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Xpress

18:30 - 20:30

Global Welcome Reception

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Full programme

07:30 - 08:30

IHIF 5K RUN OR YOGA SESSION

09:00 - 11:00

GENERAL SESSION

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Back

09:10 - 09:30

Trends Talk

The View from Outside: Customer experience and performing in a changing market

09:30 - 09:50

CEO Panel

From the Inside Looking Out: CEO to CEO

09:50 - 10:30

CEO Panel

A Brave New World: What Are the Opportunities in Alternative Models?

10:30 - 10:40

Award

Young Leader Award

10:40 - 11:30

Global CEO Panel

Adapting to Survive & Thrive: Hear from the CEOs Leading the Change

11:30 - 12:00

Refreshments in exhibition

12:00 - 13:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 1: Finance

The Deal Hunters: The Investors Showing Interest in Hotels

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 2: Asset Management

Asset Management: What’s It Worth?

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 3: Operational Models

Brand and Deliver: Managing Brand Standards

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 4: Regional Outlook

Brace Yourself, Brexit is Happening… or Is It?

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 5: Tech Hub

Get Tech for Success

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 6: Adjacent Spaces

Looking for Leisure: Opportunities for Investment in Resort Concepts

12:00 - 13:00

Breakout 7: F&B

Compliments of the Chef: Enhancing the F&B Offering to Generate Profit

13:00 - 15:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:45 - 14:00

Meditation Uncovered

13:00 - 14:00

Public Sector Investment

Ministers Roundtable (Invitation Only): Unlocking the Value of Tourism—Fully Realizing the Economic and Social Benefits of Tourism

14:00 - 14:45

Masterclasses

Finance Masterclasses

14:00 - 14:50

Masterclass

Asset Management Masterclasses

14:00 - 14:50

Masterclass

Operational Models Masterclass

14:00 - 14:50

Regional Outlook

Italy Awakes: How the Largest Untapped Real Estate Pool in Europe is Coming to Market

14:15 - 14:50

Masterclass

Hotel Tech Masterclass

14:00 - 14:50

Masterclass

Adjacent Spaces Masterclasses

15:00 - 16:00

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 8: Finance

Negotiating Power: The Essential Tools for Closing the Deal

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 9

Seeing the Bigger Picture: How to Maximise Revenue Beyond the Bedroom

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 10: Operational Models

The Evolution of the Hotel Lease

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 11: Regional Outlook

Looking North: How to Unlock the Nordic Markets?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 12: Tech Hub

Blending Technology and the Customer Experience: How to Make it Work?

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 13: Adjacent Spaces

Stay Just a Little Bit Longer: The Rise of the Serviced Apartment

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 14: F&B

Form & Function: The Key Design Considerations for Hotel F&B Spaces

15:00 - 16:00

Breakout 15: Experience Economy

Luxe Good: Why Is Luxury So Attractive?

16:00 - 16:30

Refreshments in exhibition

16:30 - 17:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 15: Finance

You Can Bank on It! Examining Institutional Interest in the Hotel Sector

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 16: Asset Management

Integrating Wellness to Impact the Bottom Line

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 17: Operational Models

Managing the Management Contracts: Do We Need to Simplify?

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 18: Regional Outlook

Asian Investment: View from the East and the Impact on Global Hospitality

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 19: Tech Hub

Access All Areas: Reaching Consumers in the Digital World

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 20: Adjacent Spaces

More for Your Money: A Guide to the Hostel Environment

16:30 - 17:30

Breakout 21: F&B

Kitchen Confidential: F&B Success Stories

16:30 - 17:30

Placemaking: Lessons of Successful Destination Development

17:30 - 18:25

Hotel Tech

Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches

17:45 - 18:30

A Special Cocktail Appreciation Reception for First-Timers to IHIF

18:30 - 20:30

Gala Networking Reception - Hosted by IHG

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Full programme

07:30 - 08:30

IHIF 5K RUN OR YOGA SESSION

09:00 - 11:00

GENERAL SESSION

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Back

09:10 - 10:05

Alternative Players Interviews

Think Differently: The Companies Innovating in Hospitality

10:00 - 10:40

CEO Panel

Evolving Hospitality: The Trends Shaping the Future of Hospitality

10:40 - 11:10

Keynote

Partnering for Peak Performance

11:10 - 11:30

Refreshments in exhibition

11:15 - 11:30

Introduction to Meditation

11:30 - 12:30

BREAKOUT & IN-THE ROUND SESSIONS

11:30 - 12:30

Breakout 22: Finance

Trend Setter: What’s New in the Lending Market

11:30 - 12:30

Breakout 23: Development

Mixing It Up: The Best Development Combination to Maximise a Mixed-Use Opportunity

11:30 - 12:30

Breakout 24: Operational Models

Meet Me in the Middle: Aligning the Ambitions of Developers and Owners

11:30 - 12:30

Tech Hub

Tech Masterclasses

11:30 - 12:30

Adjacent Spaces In-the-Round

Deal Me In: Get Involved in the Round Table

11:30 - 12:30

DACH In-the-Rounds

DACH: Hospitality Investment in Germany and Neighbouring Markets

12:40 - 13:30

BREAKOUT & IN-THE ROUND SESSIONS

12:40 - 13:30

Breakout 25: Development

Pitch your Brand: Innovation in Hospitality Brands

12:40 - 13:30

Breakout 26: Operational Models

Fair Game: Pursuing the Franchise Agreement That Keeps Both Parties Happy

12:40 - 13:30

Regional In-the-Round

A Closer Look: Focus on Key Hotel Markets

12:40 - 13:30

Breakout 27: Tech Hub

Tech Start-Up Innovation: Partnering to Lead Hospitality Tech

13:30 - 15:00

Networking lunch

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

Our Other Events

The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)

9-10- October 2019
Manchester, UK

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

29-31 October 2019
Athens, Greece

Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)

2019
Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC)

25-26 April 2019
Bangkok, Thailand