HVS Buenos Aires to host 1st South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference in September 2008

Buenos Aires, March 12, 2008

The Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo offices of HVS, the global leader in hospitality and tourism consulting, are proud to announce that they are currently organizing the 1st South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, which will take place September 29-30, 2008 at the Hilton Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 1st South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, declared of interest by the “Secretaría de Turismo de la Nación” [National Tourism Office of Argentina], will be the first step in an event that will take place each year in a different major city of South America.

According to Arturo García Rosa, President of HVS Buenos Aires, “Tourism is the great development alternative for most of the South American countries, and the economies have been experiencing steady and strong growth, presenting a promising future for the upcoming years. Based on our wide experience in these events and the tourism boom in the region, we believe that it is time to launch this first edition of the South American Conference.

“This event – which will be similar to the conferences held each year in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Dubai – is destined to become a major forum for the business and investment world to explore opportunities for hotel and tourism projects in South America, “ Rosa continues.

Through general and breakout sessions, the Conference program aims to:

  • Garner critical knowledge of hotel and tourism projects, including their potential, specifications, viability, and requirements;
  • Generate a strong exchange among owners, investors, suppliers, financing sources, operators, franchisers, and other industry players, thereby contributing to a better and easier business fulfillment;
  • Review the experiences of similar projects around the globe;
  • Offer industry expertise to adapt the presentation of projects to meet market requirements;
  • Facilitate networking between developers and financial resources.

The Conference will summon the most important regional and world players involved in the development of investments in the hospitality industry: Hotels, Resorts, Mix-Used Projects, Branded Residences, Condo Hotels, Casinos and Entertainment, Marinas, and so forth.

“It is our goal to formulate a specialized event focused on attracting hospitality professionals of diverse backgrounds, including developers and owners, investors and bankers, as well as public and private decision-makers in order to foster the exchange of ideas on pertinent industry topics,” added Garcia Rosa. “Additionally, we aim to explore the tools necessary to achieve faster growth and projects that would be most feasible based on the current demands of the domestic and international tourist.”

In addition to a program that will provide valuable insight for those who are interested in taking advantage of the investment opportunities in the region, this unprecedented event will offer networking opportunities, cocktail gatherings, and gala dinner parties – a unique opportunity to meet with the industry’s influential leaders, developers, and trendsetters.

For further information and to obtain a program schedule, visit www.sahotelconference.com

About HVS
HVS Global Hospitality Services is the leading consulting firm dedicated to the hotel, tourism, and leisure industries. Founded by Steve Rushmore in 1980, HVS currently has 24 strategically located offices around the world and a staff of over 300 highly trained consultants to fulfill a wide range of requirements related to the industry.

The Buenos Aires office of HVS actively works in the Latin American market, offering a wide range of services to both the hotel industry and tourist destinations. Led by Arturo García Rosa, it focuses on the development of new projects in the entire region, including countries such as Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Paraguay, among others. For further information, please contact:

Corina Holste, HVS Buenos Aires
Tel: + 54 11 4515-1461
Email: cholste@hvs.com

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