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In Focus: How Quickly Will Corporate Travel Bounce Back?

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This week on In Focus we are discussing corporate travel with a glimpse of some of the sessions from IHIF2021 last week.

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    Laura Brinkmann, VP Private Equity at Brookfield Asset management, sat down with Alexi Khajavi to talk about asset managing through the crisis and the strength of their various asset classes. Student housing in particular has been a robust sector in the past, lean in for Brinkman's view on this.  Brinkman discusses how they applied their learnings of the global financial crisis meaning they were well capitalised going into this crisis with relatively low leverage. What markets will they be investing in? In terms of trading performance, what asset class has been the most consistent?  Not to be missed! 
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    How are stakeholders innovating to support each other, ensuring a strong recovery? Where are the opportunities to innovate for owners and brands and how will it impact the guest? Pritchard asks what it will cost the owners and how can they measure a return on that investment. In this discussion, sustainability, talent, and technology are just some of the topics in review.  Are brands doing enough to demonstrate the value that they bring? As Harnisch highlights "the need to invest in innovation is higher than ever but the ability to do so is very low." It comes at a cost and owners are already looking for more transparency of costs and system fees. Anand adds that Marriott are looking at how they can deliver the best returns for the owners, as they assess their competitiveness in the market while Menis Dyksztein mentions flexible lease structures which will be more agreeable for both owner and operator. Lean in for expert opinions and insight from our IHIF Advisory Board.  Hosted by Alexi Khajavi, President of Questex Hospitality & Travel, Jonathan Langston, Chair IHIF Advisory Board with guests: Satya Anand, President, EMEA, Marriott International Olivier Harnisch, Head of Hospitality, Public Investment Fund Paula Menis Dyksztein, COO, Excem Real Estate S.L.  Owen Pritchard, Chief Operating Officer, Hotels, CBRE.  Never miss a thing, keep up to date with the IHIF event and news here. 
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    Looking back at the In Focus series from 2020, we have highlighted some key moments and conversations about the people behind the industry and how to retain that workforce. Join us for a glimpse into the many conversations between Alexi Khajavi. Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell and just a few of the many guests who joined us to review the latest news and developments in the sector.  Never miss a thing, you can view the full In Focus series over here. 
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    Looking back at the In Focus series from 2020, we have highlighted some key moments and conversations about the people behind the industry and how to retain and develop the workforce, #solidaritywithhospitality. Join us for a glimpse into the many conversations between Alexi Khajavi. Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell and just a few of the many guests who joined us to review the latest news and developments in the sector.  Never miss a thing, you can view the full In Focus series over here. 
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    Looking back at the In Focus series from 2020, we have highlighted some key moments and conversations about transactions, brands, deals and bargains.  Join us for a glimpse into the many conversations between Alexi Khajavi. Julie Rey-Gore and Katherine Doggrell and just a few of the many guests who joined us to review the latest news and developments in the sector.  Never miss a thing, you can view the full In Focus series over here.