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Whilst we're busy creating the programme for IHIF 2021, take a look at what would have been for IHIF 2020...

Monday, March 02
12:00 - 20:00
Registration and Exhibition Area Open
12:30 - 13:30
Pre-event workshop: The IHIF Guide to Hotel Investment
13:45 - 14:00
Welcome to IHIF 2020
14:00 - 14:30
Unchartered Territories: Economics, Geopolitics and the Future of Investment
14:30 - 15:00
2020 Vision: Hospitality Investment Outlook on 2030
15:00 - 15:45
CEO Panel: Assessing the Trends that will Shape Hospitality
15:45 - 16:30
Investor Panel: Playing the Long Game
16:30 - 16:50
Sharing Visions: Two Generations of Hospitality in Discussion
16:50 - 17:20
Better Together – Making the Most of your Merger or Acquisition
17:20 - 17:30
Closing Remarks
18:00 - 19:00
Networking
Networking Xpress

Make more contacts in an hour than a year’s worth of sales calls. Meet, exchange business cards and then move on to meet the next person.

CEO Council (Invitation-only)
A gathering of hospitality CEOs, offering an informal environment to share ideas and experiences with peers at the top of the sector. The discussions follow Chatham House rule, ensuring confidentiality and free debate. The session will start with a Q&A with the IHIF Economist followed by in-depth discussions over drinks and nibbles.

Speakers

18:30 - 20:30
Global Welcome Reception
Tuesday, March 03
7:30 - 8:30
Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 20:00
Registration and Exhibition Area Open
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome Back
9:05 - 9:25
The Business of Hotels: Performance Indicators & Forecasts
9:25 - 9:40
CEO to CEO: Development & Performance
9:40 - 10:20
Owners & Operators Panel: In It to Win It
10:20 - 10:40
Talk of the Titans: Throwing Out the Rulebook
10:40 - 11:30
Global CEOs Panel: Re-Defining Hotel Performance
11:00 - 12:00
Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:00
Asset Management​
Evolution of the Asset Management Function and its Benefit to Hotel Investment

Whilst often maligned, the Asset Management function has proved to be a critical part of the hotel operation, driving performance and value.

Speakers

Head of Hospitality Asset Management
Colliers
Head of Asset Management - Hospitality
Union Investment Real Estate
Destination Development
Investing in Destinations: The Travel Trends Influencing Your Investment Decisions
How are shifting travel patterns and travellers' expectations changing hospitality? What travel trends should investors be aware of when assessing real estate investment strategies? Looking at tourism trends, including destinations, length of stay, seasonality, experience travel.

Speakers

EVP of Strategy and Global Development
Apple Leisure Group
Development & Design​
Built to Last: The Major Trends in Hospitality Construction and Design
Looking at the key trends developers and their partners need to understand now and in the coming years: regulation/compliance, sustainability, well-buildings, mixed-use projects.

Speakers

Senior Property Development Manager
McAleer & Rushe
Tech Hub
Proptech: What You Need to Know As a Hotel Investor
A presentation on the key trends in proptech will be followed by a panel discussing tech disruption, how proptech impacts investment, and how hotel investors/developers/operators should build partnerships with proptech companies.

Speakers

Managing Director, Travel and Hospitality Center of Innovation
Plug and Play
Investment
Evolving Capital Structures
What is the most suitable capital structure for your business? Who provides it? Which will be the most sustainable in the long-term? How do they vary between different regions and asset classes? Join our session to get these answers!

Speakers

Head of Cross-Border Hotel Investment Properties, EMEA
CBRE Hotels
Special Property Finance - Head of Hotel Properties
Aareal Bank
Hospitality Trends & Concepts
Branded Residential: Your Home, Branded
Assessing branded residential accommodation as an investment and development opportunity. Digging deep into the business model, stakeholders involved, legal implications and demand for a rental programme.

Speakers

Senior Vice President Development, Residential and Extended Stay,
Accor
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch
14:00 - 14:45
Tech Hub
Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches
Hear from the most innovative start-ups in hoteltech, travel tech, proptech, showcasing their products.
Agora - Regional Outlook
Investing in Portugal: Opportunities and Financial Instruments
Join KPMG’s Brexit expert Mark Essex for his take on the scenarios: Will the UK and EU live happily ever after? Dealing with the cliff-hangers; How do you plan when you don’t know how the story will end? Is your industry the central theme or a sub-plot?

Speakers

14:30 - 16:00
Asset Management​
Asset Management Case Studies: Back in Black
In partnership with HAMA, a series of case studies showcasing the best of asset management in the past year.

Speakers

Hospitality Trends & Concepts
Pitch Perfect: New Brands in the Firing Line
Hear from the most innovative new brands entering the hospitality market. A series of case studies assessed by an expert panel to be inspired from new concepts.

Speakers

14:30 - 15:00
Wellness Real Estate Masterclass
15:00 - 16:00
Development & Design​
Flip or Flop: Conversion Case Studies
How do you turn a building into a successful hotel? This series of case studies followed by Q&A will look at the investment, construction and design implications of developing a hotel from another existing property.

Speakers

Senior Vice President Hotel Development
Corinthia Hotels
Destination Development
Locally Grown: Partnering with a Local Authority on Your Hotel Development
Municipalities, local authorities and their partners look at how policy and incentives for hotel investment can support regeneration in towns and regions.

Speakers

Vice President Development - North and West Europe
Hilton
15:00 - 15:30
Smart Hotels: The Impact of Innovation in 5G and IoT on Hotels
16:00 - 16:45
Looking into CEE Markets
16:30 - 17:30
Finance
The Ground Rent Option: Innovative Financing Tool or Risky Strategy
The concept of leveraging finance via a ground rent is becoming more prevalent. This panel comprised of an investor, lawyer and intitutional fund will assess which markets they are best suited to and the benefits and drawbacks.

Speakers

Head of Hospitality, Investment Properties
CBRE Hotels
Partner & Heald of Long Income Origination
Alpha Real Capital LLP
Managing Partner
Continuum Capital Investment Management GmbH
Head of Single-tenant Credit and Special Situations
Eastdil Secured
Hospitality Trends & Concepts
The Big Squeeze: Budget Segment or Affordable Luxury?
Regardless of budget, today's traveller is demanding better designed hotels with more personalised touches. But how can brands deliver the optimum customer experience and an inspirational product whilst limiting development costs. Is affordable luxury the answer? If, so how does a developer make it profitable?

Speakers

President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA)
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Development & Design​
Breaking New Ground: New Hotel Development Case Studies
How to manage a hotel development: from planning to construction and design? A series of case studies will look at greenfield hotel developments.

Speakers

Tech Hub​
Hotel Tech: Boosting Productivity, Revenues and the Guest Experience
From operational efficiencies to revenue management and tools to improve the guest experience, what hotel tech solutions are making the biggest difference to hospitality?

Speakers

Global Senior Vice President, Lodging and Activities
Expedia Group
16:30 - 18:00
Sustainability Council: How to Promote Sustainable Practices that Align with Performance Objectives?
17:00 - 17:45
African Hospitality: What Are the Opportunities for International Investors?
17:30 - 18:30
Investors' Council - Invitation Only
18:30 - 20:30
Gala Networking Reception - Hosted by IHG
Wednesday, March 04
7:30 - 14:30
Registration and Exhibition Area Open
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome Back
9:10 - 9:30
Beyond Disruption
9:20 - 9:55
Yields in Leisure: Why Everyone's Talking about Resorts
9:50 - 10:30
Innovation Panel: Diversification of Hospitality and Hotelisation of Real Estate
10:30 - 11:00
Closing Discussion: Redefining the Rules
11:30 - 12:15
Stakeholder Alignment
With or Without You: How Do Brands Maintain Their Value to Owners?
In the rapidly evolving hospitality industry, can brands really maintain their value for owners when it comes to performance, profitability and real estate value?

Speakers

Managing Director - Global Mergers & Acquisitions Hotels & Hospitality
JLL
F&B
The Impact of New F&B Concepts on Hotel Profitability
How is the next generation of F&B concepts inspiring hoteliers to change the rulebook and develop offerings that are enhancing the hotel experience as well as its financial performance?

Speakers

VP Food & Beverage Strategy & Development EMEA
Hilton
11:30 - 12:30
What Can Hospitality Learn from the Retail Industry?
12:00 - 12:30
Tech Hub
Decrypting blockchain
Understanding the opportunities of blockchain for data management and cryptocurrency i hospitality: how it works, who it is for, what is the regulation etc.
Tech Hub
Get Real: AI & Its Impact on the Customer Experience
To what extent can AI improve the customer experience in hotels and its impact on staffing, operations and profitability?
12:30 - 13:15
Redefining the Rules of Gastronomy
12:30 - 13:30
Interactive Masterclass: Negotiating Stakeholder Alignment
12:30 - 13:00
Experience Innovation: Tech start-up lightning pitches
13:30 - 15:30
Closing Networking Lunch
19:30 - 20:30
Networking Breakfast