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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
12:15 - 13:00
Pre-Conference Workshop
13:30 - 13:40
It's Great to be Back! Welcome to IHIF 2021
13:40 - 14:00
Dawn of a New Era - Where Do We Go From Here?
14:00 - 14:20
Brace, Brace, Brace - The Economic and Geopolitical Overview
14:20 - 14:55
Fight or Flight - The Current State of Global Travel
14:55 - 15:20
Rip It Up and Start Again - A Global Trading Update
15:20 - 15:40
What's On an Investor's Mind
15:40 - 16:10
No Smoke Without Fire - The Year in Deals
15:40 - 16:15
Stronger Together - Overcoming the Crisis through M&As 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 - 19:30
Global Welcome Reception
18:00 - 19:00
CEO Council (invitation only)
Thursday, September 02
8:15 - 9:00
The role of institutional investors in the post-Covid Italian hotel market

As Italy recovers from the pandemic, how has the hotel investment market evolved, and what's in it for institutional investors?

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Breakfast Roundtables - Hotel Investment in Israel

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

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Rising Star: Opportunity in Portugal's Hospitality Market

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

Breakfast Roundtables - Investing in Greece

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

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9:30 - 9:35
Welcome to Day 2 of IHIF 2021
9:35 - 9:50
A New Point of View - Changes in Consumer Behaviour
9:50 - 10:20
Roads? Where We're Going, We Don’t Need Roads! - Identifying the Major Shifts in Hospitality Trends
10:20 - 10:50
Talk of the Titans - Sharing Visions for Future Success
10:50 - 11:30
Global CEOs: The Only Way Is Up - Hospitality Leadership in a Brave New World
12:00 - 12:45
Destination Outlook​
Destination recovery and development
12:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:15
Stakeholder Alignment
Management Contracts: Time for More Flexibility?

Speakers

Head of Global Hospitality and Leisure
Squire Patton Boggs
Development & Design
Rebuilding the Pipeline: What Happens to Developments Interrupted by Covid?

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

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Asset management
Evolving F&B strategies
14:45 - 15:30
Asset management
Sweat the Asset: Innovative Ancillary Revenues

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Director of Hotel Intelligence and Customer Solutions
HotStats
Investment
Focus on Institutional Investors

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Principal - Head of Hotels
ECE Real Estate Partners G.m.b.H.
Destination Outlook​
City Hotels: Meeting the Needs of Travellers and Locals

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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.

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Tech Hub
Distribution and Loyalty: What the Tech?
16:00 - 16:45
Development & Design
Giga ambitions: Hospitality Investment in Saudi Arabia
17:15 - 18:00
Tech Hub
Tech Council (invitation only)
Sustainability Council (invitation only)
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
Friday, September 03
8:30 - 9:00
Networking Breakfast
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome to Day 3 of IHIF 2021
9:05 - 9:35
Is It Time To Rewrite the Rule Book? Innovation in Operating Models
9:35 - 10:15
Promoting Sustainable Growth: One-to-One Chat
10:15 - 10:50
Taking Responsibility for the Future: ESG Goals for Hospitality
10:50 - 10:55
Closing Remarks
11:45 - 12:45
Destination Outlook​
DACH market: Opportunities and Trends

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Development & Design
Home Improvements: The Rise of Serviced apartments, Extended Stay, Residential

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Development & Design
Future-Proofing Hospitality: Construction and Design Trends

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12:45 - 14:45
Closing Lunch