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The International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) is the leading annual conference and exhibition for the global hotel industry.

The three-day event provides attendees with unrivalled networking opportunities and educational sessions. The most senior people from the leading companies in the hotel industry attend IHIF which is the most important event in the industry’s calendar and has become known as the place where deals are done.

Wednesday, September 01
11:00 - 18:00
Registration is open
13:30 - 13:40
It's Great to be Back! Welcome to IHIF 2021
13:40 - 14:05
Dawn of a New Era - Where Do We Go From Here?
14:05 - 14:35
Brace, Brace, Brace - The Economic and Geopolitical Overview
14:35 - 14:55
Reinventing Travel and the Resort Company
14:55 - 15:30
Rip It Up and Start Again - A Global Trading Update
15:30 - 15:40
Lifetime Achievement Award: Celebrating Anders Nissen
15:40 - 16:15
Stronger Together - Overcoming the Crisis through M&A and Improved Alignment
16:15 - 16:25
Is it Time to Rethink Performance in Hospitality Investment?
16:25 - 17:10
The Shape of Things to Come - An Investor Update
17:10 - 17:30
In Conversation: Rethinking Hospitality
17:30 - 17:35
Closing Remarks
17:35 - 18:35
First-timers reception (invitation only)
17:35 - 19:30
Global Welcome Reception
18:00 - 19:00
CEO Council (invitation only)
Thursday, September 02
8:00 - 18:00
Registration is open
8:15 - 9:00
Rising Star: Opportunity in Portugal's Hospitality Market

Interactive moderated roundtables covering key growth destinations, hospitality segments and functions.

Speakers

9:30 - 9:40
Welcome to Day 2 of IHIF 2021
9:40 - 10:15
Roads? Where We're Going, We Don’t Need Roads! - Identifying The Major Shifts in Leisure Hospitality Investment
10:15 - 10:45
Talk of the Titans - Sharing Visions for Future Success
10:45 - 11:30
Global CEOs: The Only Way Is Up - Hospitality Leadership in a Brave New World
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 15:00
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:15
Stakeholder Alignment
Management Contracts: Time for More Flexibility?

Speakers

Head of Global Hospitality and Leisure
Squire Patton Boggs
VP Acquisitions & Business Development Europe
Schulte Hospitality Group
Tech Hub
Masterclass: Three Important Trends Defining the Future of Social Media for Business

When it comes to audience engagement in the social media sphere, the right approach can make or break a brand.

Speakers

Director of Sales, UK & Ireland
BCV ( a Rategain company)
Development & Design
Rebuilding the Pipeline: What Happens to Developments Interrupted by Covid?

Rebuilding the pipeline: what happens to developments interrupted by Covid?

Speakers

Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate
APG Asset Management
Asset management
The art of F&B: Strategies for evolving hospitality trends

Speakers

President of F&B and Culinary Experiences
febc International
VP Food & Beverage Strategy & Development EMEA
Hilton
14:45 - 15:30
Development & Design
Pitch your Brand

Hear from innovative brands entering or growing in the hospitality market. A series of case studies assessed by an expert panel to be inspired from new concepts.

Speakers

Hotel Development
Fosun Tourism Group – Casa Cook | Cook’s Club
Tech Hub
Tech Masterclass: Challenging the thinking around revenue management

Speakers

16:00 - 16:45
Development & Design
Giga ambitions: Hospitality Investment in Saudi Arabia

Speakers

Tourism & Quality of Life Managing Director
Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia
Chief Financial Officer
The Red Sea Development Company
Business Development Director – Hospitality
The Diriyah Gate Development Authority
17:15 - 18:00
Tech Hub
Tech Council (invitation only)
Sustainability Council (invitation only)

An initiative by Questex Hospitality and the Considerate Group, to identify the key areas in which the hospitality real estate sector needs to address sustainability concerns, and to provide guidel

Investment
Investor Council (invitation only)

A roundtable for investors, offering an informal environment to discuss the economic and business environment, and to share thoughts on opportunities in hospitality real estate investment with peer

17:30 - 19:30
Gala Networking Reception sponsored by IHG
Friday, September 03
7:30 - 8:15
5k Run!
8:00 - 13:00
Registration is open
8:30 - 9:00
Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome to Day 3 of IHIF 2021
9:05 - 9:20
One-to-One Chat: The Trends Reframing Hospitality Development
9:20 - 9:55
Is It Time To Rewrite the Rule Book? Innovation in Operating Models
9:55 - 10:15
One-to-One Chat: Championing Sustainable Growth
10:15 - 10:50
Taking Responsibility for the Future: ESG Goals for Hospitality
10:50 - 10:55
Closing Remarks
11:30 - 12:30
Tech Hub
Google Masterclass: Optimising hotel revenue and profit

Speakers

12:30 - 14:30
Closing Lunch