Conferences & Seminars

Engage and Learn From Industry Leaders at HVS Events Around The Globe

Event Speakers

Suzanne R. Mellen

ALIS (Americas Lodging Investment Summit)
Los Angeles, US

Kathy Conroy

ALIS (The Americas Lodging Investment Summit)
Los Angeles, United States

McKenna Luke

Hotel Investment Conference (HUNTER)
Atlanta, US

Stacey E. Nadolny

Wyndham Franchise Sales and Development Annual Conference
Boston, United States

Americas

Mexico Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 201

Mexico Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference 201

Powered by HVS, the world’s leading hotel and hospitality consultancy, MexHIC 2017 gives 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.

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Asia

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference

HVS is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka scheduled to be held on 7 and 8 February, 2017, at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo.

THINC Sri Lanka aims to be the region's premier event for the hospitality and tourism industry. The 'Emerald Isle', is increasingly gaining significance in the global hospitality market as a key emerging destination in South Asia. Tourism in the nation presents tremendous opportunity that regional and global investors, owners, operators, lenders, developers, and other industry players can capitalize on, over the next few years. The conference will emphasize on the country's strong tourism potential by showcasing its growth and investment opportunities, while also addressing some of the critical challenges in the region. The event aims at attracting global attention to Sri Lanka and creating unparalleled value for all industry stakeholders with business interests in the country. The inaugural conference in 2016 brought together close to 175 industry stakeholders, business leaders and key decision-makers from across 14 nations.

The 2017 event will continue to provide accurate and relevant content, through a captivating lineup of seminars and panels by industry leaders. This year, a few of the notable speakers that our attendees will meet include: Abbas Esufally, Group Director, Hemas Holdings & Chairman, Serendib Hotels; Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Corp Global; Dharshan Munidasa, Restaurateur and CEO, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi; Dilip Puri, Guidance Lead - South Asia, Marriott International; Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive Officer, Minor Hotel Group; COO, Minor International; Duminda Ariyasinghe, Director General, Board of Investment (BOI) Sri Lanka; Hiran Cooray, Chairman, Jetwing Hotels; Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group; Krishan Balendra, President Leisure, John Keells Holdings; Niladri Mukhopadhyay, Managing Director Asian Special Situations Group, Goldman Sachs; Peter Henley, President and CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group; PM Withana, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA); Sanjeev Gardiner, Group Chairman, The Galle Face Hotel GroupShantha de Silva, Head - South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group; Shaun Mann, Tourism Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group; Tilak Selviah, Director and COO Leisure Sector, Browns Investments PLC (A LOLC Group Company), and Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman and CEO, TW Corp.

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Hotel Operations Summit India 2017 (HOSI)

Hotel Operations Summit India 2017 (HOSI)

Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) is the only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region, offering valuable perspectives on improving operational efficiencies, enhancing service standards, optimizing revenues and increasing bottom lines.

Hosted by HVS, HOSI aims to empower today’s hospitality leaders through enabling discussions on management and operations-related issues, the rapidly evolving marketplace, latest industry trends, benchmarking and best practices. This annual event successfully brings together around 300-350 leading hospitality professionals in India, comprising 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 will encompass a series of keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, interesting group discussions & brainstorming sessions, and industry-focused workshops by subject-matter experts, offering valuable perspectives on improving operational efficiencies, enhancing service standards, optimizing revenues and increasing bottom lines. 

Furthermore, the one-day event provides ample opportunities to network and indulge in fruitful interactions with peers and business contacts. It also introduces participants to trend-setting products and innovative solutions designed specifically for the hospitality industry, aimed at increasing efficiency, reducing costs, creating aesthetics and raising guest satisfaction.

Notable speakers at this year's event include, Ashish Jakhanwala, Managing Director & CEO, SAMHI; Anuraag Bhatnagar, Area General Manager - India, Marriott International; Camellia Panjabi, Group Director, Masala World / MW Eat Group; Devendra Bharma, Executive Vice President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Mumbai; Jean-Michel Cassé, Sr. Vice President Operations - India, AccorHotels; Kurt Straub, Vice President Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Rajeev Menon, Chief Operating Officer - Asia Pacific (ex. Greater China), Marriott International; Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director & CEO, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces; Samir Kuckreja,  Founder and CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality; Shantha de Silva, Head - South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group; Shridhar B Nair, General Manager, The Leela Goa; Tristan Beau de Lomenie, General Manager Delegate, Pullman & Novotel Delhi Aerocity, and Vir Sanghvi, Co-Founder & Chief Critic, EazyDiner.

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Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA)

Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA)

Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (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 an impressive conglomeration of business leaders, think tanks and industry top brass, and has undoubtedly become one of the most coveted forums for all industry players in the region. Each year the conference brings together more than 500 delegates from over 20 countries, with overwhelming participation from hotel owners, investors, operators, bankers and industry specialists.

HICSA 2017 will feature a stellar line-up of speakers that include Dr. A.B. Kerkar, Chairman, Tulip Star Hotels; Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog; Arun Nanda, Chairman, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India; Ashish Jakhanwala, Managing Director and CEO, SAMHI; Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Corp; Christopher J Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide; Craig Smith, President - APAC, Marriott International; David Scowsill, President and CEO, World Travel and Tourism Council; Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip; Jonathan Vanica, Managing Director Asian Special Situations Group, Goldman Sachs; Kavin C Bloomer, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley; Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Michael Issenberg, Chairman and CEO - Asia Pacific, AccorHotels; Peter Henley, President and CEO, Onyx Hospitality; Peter Kerkar, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cox and Kings; Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director and CEO, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces; Thorsten Kirschke, President - APAC, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Vikram Oberoi, Managing Director and CEO, The Oberoi Group, to name a few.

The Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the 13th edition of HICSA on 5 and 6 April, 2017.

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Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference

Explore the latest trends, identify new opportunities, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster new partnerships at the Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia - where all industry stakeholders come together for two exciting days of networking opportunities and a captivating line-up of seminars and panels by industry experts.

Hosted by HVS, 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 two-day conference creates immense value for all participants and delegates, who stand to gain vast knowledge in the areas of experiential learning and productivity enhancement from their regional and international counterparts. In addition to offering all delegates and participants, immense opportunities to network, learn, and share knowledge and best practices with their regional and international counterparts, the event is widely acknowledged as breaking the stereotype owing to its exotic island location of Bali and a relaxed ambience. Co-Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the 2016 conference brought together 200 industry stakeholders, business leaders and key decision-makers from across 22 nations.

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 the 5th edition of THINC Indonesia on 6 and 7 September, 2017.

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Africa

THINC Africa 2017

THINC Africa 2017

The inaugural THINC Africa event, hosted by HVS was successful held at the Radisson Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town in September 2016.  The conference attracted speakers and delegates from across Africa, Europe and the Middle East to debate the key issues affecting hotel investment in Africa.  Keynote speakers included politicians and one-on-one interviews with senior representatives of major international brands.

Delegate numbers are limited to 200 senior personnel at THINC Africa to ensure 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 the topics affecting delegates are debated at length.

HVS would like to thank all sponsors, speakers and delegates for their ongoing support and we look forward to welcoming you back to THINC Africa in 2017.

Come join us for THINC Africa 2017! Contact Tim Smith (tsmith@hvs.com) for further details.

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