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IHIF 2021 Programme
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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 - 13:45
It's Great to be Back! Welcome to IHIF 2021
13:45 - 14:05
Dawn of a New Era - Where Do We Go From Here?
14:05 - 14:30
Brace, Brace, Brace - The Economic and Geopolitical Overview
14:30 - 15:10
Fight or Flight - The Current State of Global Travel
15:10 - 15:40
Rip It Up and Start Again - A Global Trading Update
15:40 - 16:00
Sharing Visions: Two Generations of Hospitality in Discussion
16:00 - 16:30
No Smoke Without Fire - The Year in Deals
16:30 - 17:10
The Shape of Things to Come - An Investor Update
17:10 - 17:30
Rethinking Hospitality: CEOs in Conversation
17:30 - 17:35
Closing Remarks
17:35 - 19:30
Opening Night Reception
18:00 - 19:00
CEO Council (invitation only)
Thursday, September 02
8:15 - 9:00
Breakfast Roundtables
8:30 - 9:30
Networking Breakfast
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
Asset management
The Evolution of the Asset Management Function
Destination Outlook​
The Role of Government and Local Authorities in Destination Recovery and Development
Stakeholder Alignment
The Value of Conversion Brands

Speakers

Tech Hub​
PropTech: What's in it for Hospitality and Lessons learnt from Covid
12:00 - 16:00
F&B - Powered by VIBE
13:30 - 14:15
Development & Design
Rebuilding the Pipeline: What Happens to Developments Interrupted by Covid?

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

Speakers

Asset management
Hotel Operations Post-Covid
Destination Outlook​
Asian Capital and Markets
Stakeholder Alignment
Management Contracts: Time for More Flexibility?
14:45 - 15:30
Development & Design
Brand XRay Part 1: Pitches
Tech Hub
Distribution and Loyalty: What the Tech?
Asset management
Innovative ancillary revenues
Investment
Focus on Institutional Investors
Destination Outlook​
City Hotels: Meeting the Needs of Travellers and Locals
16:00 - 16:45
Development & Design
Brand XRay Part 2: Verdict
Development & Design
Luxury: What does it Mean Now?
Asset management
Sustainable Asset: Operating Greener to Increase Asset Value
Stakeholder Alignment
New Partnership Models: Redefining Relations Between all Stakeholders
17:15 - 18:00
Investment
Investor Council (invitation only)
Tech Hub
Tech Council (invitation only)
17:30 - 19:30
Evening Reception
Friday, September 03
9:00 - 9:05
Welcome to Day 3 of IHIF 2021
9:05 - 9:30
Is It Time To Rewrite the Rule Book? A Candid Conversation Between an Investor and a White Label Operator
9:30 - 10:10
Stronger Together - Overcoming the Crisis through M&As and Improved Alignment
10:10 - 10:59
Taking Responsibility for the Future: ESG Goals for Hospitality
10:50 - 11:00
Closing Remarks
11:45 - 12:30
Stakeholder Alignment
The Value of the Brand
13:00 - 13:45
Development & Design
Serviced Apartments and Extended Stay
Asset management
The Evolution of the Asset Management Function
Development & Design
Mixed-use or Hybrid: Developing Hotels with More Than Rooms
13:30 - 15:30
Closing Lunch