Your Monthly Update
Leading Hotel Investment Conferences Spanning the Globe
HVS and Bench Events are pleased to present our monthly news update on leading conferences for the hotel, lodging and investment industries around the globe. We have highlighted below the latest news for each event and for more information, please contact us at or or click on the links below for each conference. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our events.

Kind regards,
Jonathan Worsley                          Steve Rushmore
Chairman Bench Events              Founder & President - HVS

The Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference
21st-22nd October 2008

Organised by Bench Events and Questex Media

HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO, Patron of RHIC 2008, will open the conference with a response from Ambassador Dr. Georgi L. Muradov and Mayor Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov will receive the Leadership Award for his efforts in encouraging hotel investment in Moscow. Founding sponsors include Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels and Horwath HTL and over 60 speakers and 400 delegates will participate so if you are interested in meeting investors, developers and operators from Russia & the CIS you should make attending RHIC a professional priority.

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International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
9th-11th March 2009

Organised by Bench Events and Questex Media

The conference programme for 2009 is being developed following a very successful advisory board meeting in Lausanne hosted by Ecole hôteliére de Lausanne. A new web site has been launched and registration is now open. The focus for IHIF 2009 will be to facilitate the introduction of investment opportunities and our theme “Searching for Deals” reflects this aim. The sponsorship campaign is nearing completion and there is only a few sponsorship places left so if you are interested, details can be found on this page.

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Hotel Investment Conference South Asia
1st-2nd April 2009

Organised by HVS

The Fifth Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA) 2009 is scheduled for April 1st and 2nd, 2009 and is to be hosted at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Over the past four years the conference has played host to 20 global CEO's, 1,800 plus delegates, and has had a wide range of attendees from owners, real estate developers, operators, bankers, architects and consultants. This exclusive event promises to once again line up some of the best known global faces of the hospitality industry.

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China Hotel Investment Summit (CHIS)
22nd-24th April 2009

As the largest and most established international hotel investment summit held in mainland China, the upcoming 5th annual CHIS 2009 promises an insightful experience for participants. CHIS is now the meeting platform for international hotel industry leaders and investors to network and make deals. The 2009 event will focus on China - Asia's POWERHOUSE. In the backdrop of global economic uncertainty, China's long-term outlook is promising, considering the country's economic fundamentals and growing affluence of the people. The Summit will provide insights to the many untapped opportunities for major real estate owners, investors, financiers, management groups, academia, government bodies, industry consultants and others.

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The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
2nd-4th May 2009

Organised by Bench Events and MEED

Over 1000 delegates and 120 speakers debated trends, new developments and hotel investment opportunities in the Middle East at AHIC 2008. The organisers are working hard on the 2009 event following a recent Advisory Board meeting attended by 50 industry leaders. The programme is taking shape and the theme “Rising above Expectations” has just been announced. The sponsorship programme is now available and opportunities have been increased and details can be found on this page.

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South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference
14-15 September 2009

Organised by HVS

Meet the major players in the hotel and tourism universe and discover opportunities for investment in a region where everything is still to be done. Structured just as the ones carried out annually in New York (NYU), Los Angeles (ALIS), Berlin (IHIF), Dubai (AHIC), Hong Kong (HICAP) and Mumbai (HICSA), this conference is bound to become the epicenter of the business and investments world in relation to hotels and tourist projects in South America.

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About HVS

HVS focuses on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. HVS is client driven, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to providing the best advice and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
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About Bench Events

As organizers of top conferences for the hotel and investment industry, Bench Events is a growing entity which currently hosts hotel investment conferences in partnership with other leading providers.
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