“Looking back 20 years, looking forward 20 years” : conto alla rovescia per la ventesima edizione di IHIF , in programma dal 6 all’ 8 marzo a Berlino

Nella foto, Sébastien Bazin,  Chairman  and  CEO  Accor Hotels


Looking back 20 years, looking forward 20 years

As the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017 (from 6th – 8th March), the conference programme will reflect on how the sector has changed during that period, how it is likely to evolve in the years to come and how to succeed in new market conditions.

Over three days, the IHIF conference programme will take you through a journey to inspire you to future-proof your business:

DAY 1 Reflect & Adapt

The first conference day will be decidedly focused on the economics of hotel investment: leaders from investment, banking, asset management and hotel brands will take a close look at the evolving fundamentals of the sector and the changing international environment to secure future growth.
5 of the top speakers on day 1:
Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International Richard Solomons, CEO, IHG Cody Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group Tim Helliwell, Head of Hotels, Barclays Bank Sanjay Singh, Managing Director, Fico Corporation

DAY 2: Strategise & Develop

Hospitality business models will be under scrutiny on the second conference day, with insights from hotel investors and owners, international hotel brands in our classic CEO panel, as well as digital brands talking partnerships rather than disruption.
5 of the top speakers on day 2:
Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels John Brennan CEO, Amaris Hospitality David Kong, President & CEO, Best Western International Pierre-Frédéric Roulot, CEO, Louvre Hotels Group, and CEO, Jin Jiang Europe Puneet Chhatwal, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality

DAY 3 Innovate & Grow

The third conference day will look at hospitality innovation, with insights from leading hotel brands and the most up-and-coming innovators sharing their views on the future of hotels from the point of view of business models, investment strategies and customer experience.
5 of the top speakers on day 3:
Hans Meyer, CEO, Zoku Frank Fiskers, President & CEO, Scandic Hotels Olivia Byrne, Company Director, Eccleston Square Hotel Hannes Spanring, CEO, MEININGER Hotels Jean – Pierre Bandeira, Co-Founder & CEO, Light Human Hotel

For more in-depth discussions, IHIF also over 25 breakout sessions led by over 180 speakers, all chosen because they have something important to say and covering all aspects of hospitality investment from commercial strategies to development, finance or regional opportunities.

New topics to be covered in 2017 include:

Asian hospitality’s global expansion
New business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe
Maximising ancillary revenues
Millenials & more: Engaging customers
Tech innovation showcase
Post-Brexit British market opportunities
Profit management
Finding & nurturing hospitality talent
Promoting a culture of innovation in hospitality and more.

Check www.ihif.com for more details on the programme and to register.