HVS Conference Newsletter (July 27, 2015)


Hospitality Law Conference 

April 24-26, 2017
DoubleTree Suites- Greenway Plaza

Houston, Texas

The 2017 Annual Hospitality Law Conference, presented by HospitalityLawer.com in conjunction with HVS Hotel Management and HVS Asset Management - Newport, will take place on April 24-26, 2017.
Offering CPE and up to eighteen hours of CLE, this conference converges the legal, risk, development, and finance sectors of the industry in an effort to educate and innovate.
HVS Friends and Family are offered a discounted registration fee. In order to access this discount you will need to do the following:

First visit the conference website HERE than Click "Get Tickets" Click the "Have an Access Key" link at the bottom of the pop-up form before filling in the registration form. Enter "HVSGuest" Click "Unlock" and your discount will be applied.

Hotel ROI 

April-October 2017
Multiple Cities, USA

and HVS Asset Management – Newport  are pleased to announce Hotel ROI, a series of regional one-day events focused on how to leverage a hotel asset for maximum returns in a specific market.  The agenda will be fresh, fast paced and synthesized to inform, inspire and give insights that can be implemented as soon as attendees return to the office!  No breakout sessions, just general sessions. The hospitality market is changing and the Hotel ROI series will help your business change with it.
2017 Cities and Dates are:

  • April 24 - Houston
  • June 22 – Los Angeles
  • August 10 – Chicago
  • August 24 - Baltimore
  • September 14 – Pittsburgh
  • September 27 – Atlanta
  • October 11 – Charlotte
Additional information, including how to get the HVS discount, will be available soon at http://HotelROI.com

China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) 

May 17-18, 2017
Fairmont Peace Hotel
Shanghai, China 

Hosted by HVS
and co-hosted by China Tourism Academy and Beijing International Studies University, China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) has established its reputation as the most influential hotel investment conference in the region by consistently delivering a wealth of timely market insights that facilitate corporate strategies and growth in the world's second largest economy. CHIC is the must-attend meeting platform for domestic and international hotel and tourism industry leaders/investors to cultivate relationships, seek opportunities and gain valuable insights into the industry trends crucial for business decisions.

The 12th China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) that successfully concluded in May 2016, brought together close to 300 distinguished delegates from across 15 nations, who exchanged strategic thoughts and discussed significant trends prevailing in the industry.

CHIC 2017 will take place in the historical landmark hotel situated at the famous Bund promenade and shopping area in Shanghai, on May 17 and 18. The conference will feature a series of master class sessions on topics related to existing and proposed hotels

The CHIC Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support. For registration, sponsorship opportunity or more information, please visit  www.chinahotelconference.com  or write to us at [email protected].

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Africa 

August 30-31, 2017
FNB Portside Building
Cape Town

THINC Africa is rapidly becoming the most important hotel networking conference in southern Africa.  The conference attracts speakers and delegates from across Africa, Europe and the Middle East to debate the key issues affecting hotel investment in Africa. Delegate numbers are limited to 200 senior personnel in order to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to meet, learn from and interact with decision makers.  Panel discussions are longer than other conferences with fewer panel members, enabling detailed discussion and interaction with the audience to ensure that the topics affecting delegates are debated at length.

Confirmed speakers for 2017 include Stephen Rushmore Jr, President and CEO of HVS; Stephan Claassen, Provincial Head at FNB; Michael Collini, Vice President Development, Hilton Group; Jonas Schwarz Lausten, Co-Owner and Co-Founder, Nordic Hotels; Roger Allen, Group CEO Resources for Leisure Assets; Dimitris Manikis, Vice President Business Development, RCI; Graham Wood, CEO, GIW Consulting; Michael Pownall, Managing Partner, PMR Hospitality; Alexis Chrisafis, Managing Partner, Paladin; Elisabeth Brandt, Managing Director, Healing Earth; Neil Markovitz, Managing Director, Aha; Adrian Gardiner, Chairman, Mantis Collection; Dru Bryan, Owner and Managing Director, Gosh PR and Dexter Moren, Director, Dexter Moren Associates.

HVS would like to thank all sponsors, speakers and delegates for their ongoing support and we look forward to welcoming you back at the 2nd edition of THINC Africa in August 2017.
Come join us to THINC Africa 2017. Contact Tim Smith ([email protected]) for further sponsorship or delegate details.

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia  

September 6-7, 2017
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Bali, Indonesia

HVS is pleased to announce the 5th edition of THINC Indonesia this September, where all industry stakeholders will once again come together to explore growth and investment opportunities in the region.  Hosted by HVS and co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), THINC Indonesia provides a unique platform to deliberate on the development and direction of the hotel and tourism industry in the region. Having already established its reputation of being a one-of-a-kind hospitality event in Indonesia, the 2017 event will continue to provide accurate and relevant content through a captivating line-up of keynote addresses, master classes and panels discussion by industry leaders, and the opportunity to network and conduct business with prominent owners, operators, investors, developers, and government officials.

The THINC Indonesia organizing committee is grateful to all sponsors, partners, speakers and delegates for their valued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at THINC Indonesia 2017, to be held on 6 and 7 September.

Please write to Debjani Dhara ([email protected]) or Swarn Jaitly ([email protected]) for more information.

Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) 

Save the date:  November 9-10, 2017
The Hamilton Princess, a Fairmont Managed Hotel 
Hamilton, Bermuda  
Register Now!

As we start a new year, the time is right to schedule this into your calendar. Click here to hold your spot now for the annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS). CHICOS is the premier industry conference for the region and will be held at the impressive Hamilton Princess in Bermuda on November 9-10, 2017.  CHICOS 2017 will feature panels and discussions focused on key issues impacting hospitality development in the region today: the availability of financing; lessons learned for future large-scale mixed-use projects; the renewed interest and penetration of the all-inclusive and vacation ownership segments; the opportunities that lie in the region, and so much more. 

Join us and meet more than 300 investors and operators from around the globe who share hospitality interests in the Caribbean. CHICOS attendees and participants include governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise organizations, public and private institutions, advisors and architects and designers. Together, we meet to discuss and learn about the market and its possibilities. 

CHICOS 2017 acknowledges the Bermuda Tourism Authority, who proudly serves as our Host Patron Sponsor.

Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (MexHIC) 

Took Place:  March 16, 2017
Hilton Mexico City-Santa Fe
Santa Fe Business District - Mexico City

Powered by HVS, the world’s leading hotel and hospitality consultancy, MexHIC 2017 gave stakeholders a chance to hear from industry leaders and representatives of major hotel brands; network with developers, investors, lenders, and government officials; and engage the many challenges and opportunities of the Mexican and Central American lodging landscape.

Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI)  

Took Place: April 4, 2017
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Mumbai, India

The 5th Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI), which took place last week, saw a turnout of over 250 participants. HOSI – the only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region – offered valuable perspectives on improving operational efficiencies, enhancing service standards, optimizing revenues and increasing bottom lines, bringing together the most influential gathering of leading hospitality professionals in India, including industry specialists, senior leadership, management teams and operations heads. With the spotlight on ‘General Managers’ and a special focus on the Food & Beverage segment this year, the conference program encompassed a series of keynote addresses by distinguished speakers and thought leaders, interesting group discussions, brainstorming sessions, and industry-focused workshops by subject-matter experts.
The Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, supporters, speakers and delegates, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at HOSI 2018.

Please write to Debjani Dhara ([email protected]) or Swarn Jaitly ([email protected]) for more information. 

Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA)  

Took Place: April 5-6, 2017
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
Mumbai, India

The 13th edition of Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA) concluded successfully on 6 April, 2017. The conference attracted nearly 500 delegates from across 18 countries, with overwhelming participation from hotel owners, investors, operators, bankers and industry specialists sharing their best practices, new ideas and latest market trends.

A two-day conference dedicated to the hospitality industry, HICSA is widely viewed by global industry leaders as the premier hospitality event for the South Asian region, valued for its networking opportunities and high-level contacts as much as for its content-rich sessions. Having rightfully created a niche for itself, HICSA brings together, and has undoubtedly become one of the most coveted forums for all industry players in the region.

The Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the 14th edition of HICSA on 4 and 5 April, 2018.

Please write to Swarn Jaitly ([email protected]) or Debjani Dhara ([email protected]) for more information.


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