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All Breakout Session Networking Session Sponsor Session

5:45am – 6:00am GMT

Session

MEET & GREET - LEARN HOW TO USE THE PLATFORM

6:00am – 6:15am GMT

Main Stage Session

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE

Jesper Palmqvist

Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR Global

6:15am – 6:30am GMT

Main Stage Session

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESILIENCE TRENDS

Eric Ricaurte

Founder & CEO, Greenview

6:15am – 7:15am GMT

Sponsor Session

STR FOLLOW UP Q&A

Held at STR Expo booth

Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director - Asia Pacific, STR Global

Sponsor Session

6:30am – 7:00am GMT

Main Stage Session

AN UPDATE FROM CHINESE LEADERS AND HOW THEY SEE HOSPITALITY TOMORROW

René Beil

President, HAMA MEA, Managing Director, Beaufort Global

In discussion with

Anthony Ross

CEO, JA Resorts & Hotels

Tyrone Tang

Vice President, Shimao Group, Chairman & CEO, Shimao Hotels

Renee Zhang

CFO, Jinmao (China) Hotel Investment and Management Limited (HK06139)

7:00am – 7:30am GMT

Main Stage Session

LEADERSHIP DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

Robert Hecker

Managing Director - Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL

In discussion with

William E. Heinecke

Founder and Chairman, Minor International

7:00am – 8:00am GMT

Sponsor Session

THE FUTURE OF THE TRAVEL AND THE NEW NORMAL

Held at SAHIC Expo booth

Arturo Garcia Rosa, President and Founder – SAHIC in conversation with Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor – CBS News

(SAHIC e-Meeting Recorded Episode)

Sponsor Session

7:30am – 8:00am GMT

Main Stage Session

BREAK FOR NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY PEERS

7:30am – 8:00am GMT

Sponsor Session

VIEWS FROM ASIA: HOW HOTEL COMPANIES ARE WEATHERING THE COVID STORM AND MANAGING THEIR GLOBAL PORTFOLIOS

Held at DLA PIPER Expo booth

Janice Yau, Of Counsel, DLA Piper

Jonathan Lynch, Of Counsel, DLA Piper

in conversation with:

Kevin Colket, Founder and CEO of Global Hospitality Investment Group

Stefan Leser, CEO, Langham Hospitality Group

Boon Kwee, COO, Dusit International

Sponsor Session

8:00am – 8:45am GMT

Main Stage Session

HOSPITALITY TOMORROW INDIA

A VIEW FROM THE TOP

Puneet Chhatwal

CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Neeraj Govil

Senior Vice President for South Asia, Marriott International

Vijay Thacker

Managing Director, Horwath HTL - India

8:45am – 9:30am GMT

Main Stage Session

LEADERS PANEL - BEYOND THE PRESENT AND VIEWS TO THE FUTURE

Priya Paul

Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

In discussion with

K.B. Kachru

Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Patanjali (Patu) G. Keswani

Chairman and Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels

Arun Kumar Saraf

Managing Director, Juniper Hotels Pvt Ltd

JB Singh

President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels

9:30am – 10:00am GMT

Main Stage Session

A CHAT SESSION - INSIGHTS AND VIEWS ON DEMAND AND SUPPLY FROM THOSE ON THE GROUND

Ajay Bakaya

Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts

Vikram Madhok

Managing Director, Abercrombie & Kent

Lokesh Sabharwal

Head of Development, Accor

Nirupa Shankar

Executive Director, Brigade Enterprises Ltd.

10:00am – 10:15am GMT

Session

BREAK FOR NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY PEERS

10:15am – 10:30am GMT

Main Stage Session

HOSPITALITY TOMORROW MIDDLE EAST

LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF HARDSHIP

Jerry Inzerillo

CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

10:30am – 10:45am GMT

Main Stage Session

A DISCUSSION WITH AIMAN ALMUDAIFER AND THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND (PIF) TO SUPPORT DEVELOPING THE SAUDI ECONOMY - A FOCUS ON REAL ESTATE AND HOSPITALITY

Aiman M. AlMudaifer

Head of Local Real Estate Investments, PIF – The Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia

10:45am – 11:00am GMT

Main Stage Session

HVS OUTLOOK- FORECAST OF HOTEL PERFORMANCE IN GCC BEYOND 2020

Hala Matar Choufany

President, HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia

10:45am – 11:30am GMT

Sponsor Session

CORONAVIRUS: THE UNWANTED, BUT UNIQUE CATALYST FOR HOTEL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Held at STUART + PARTNERS Expo booth

James Stuart, Founder, Stuart + Partners

in conversation with:

Bill Barnett, Founder & Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks, Thailand

David Keen, CEO, QUO Global, Thailand

Andrew Linwood, Head of Hospitality, Areen Design, London

Juliet Njogu, Founder, The Social House, Kenya

Anthony Ross, CEO, JA Resorts & Hotels, Dubai

Marcus Scaramanga, Founder & Chairman, The Nest Hotels, Rwanda

Ingo Schweder, Founder & CEO, GOCO Hospitality, Thailand


Sponsor Session

11:00am – 11:10am GMT

Main Stage Session

AN INVITATION FROM ALULA TO THE WORLD

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

In discussion with

Irina Bokova

Former Director-General, UNESCO, Advisory Board Member, Royal Commission for AlUla

Kate Hall-Tipping

Chief Museums and Cultural Planning Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla

Phillip Jones

Chief Destination Marketing Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla

11:10am – 11:40am GMT

Main Stage Session

INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM THE UAE WORKING TOGETHER FOR HOSPITALITY TOMORROW

Gerald Lawless

Ambassador for World Travel & Tourism Council, Advisory Board Member of EXPO 2020

In discussion with

H.E. Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal

Executive Chairman, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority Shurooq

Raki Phillips

CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

H.E. Ali Al Shaiba

Executive Director, Marketing & Tourism, Department of Culture & Tourism, Abu Dhabi

11:15am – 12:00pm GMT

Breakout Session

ARTS & CULTURE: INSPIRING A FUTURE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ANCIENT LANDSCAPES

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

In discussion with

Nora Aldabal

Arts & Culture Programming Director, Royal Commission for AlUla

Abdulrahman Alsuhaibani

Director of Museums and Exhibitions, and Heritage Consultant, Royal Commission for AlUla

Jean-François Charnier

Scientific Director, Agence Francaise Pour le Developpement D’AlUla (AFALULA)

Annette Gibbons-Warren

Cultural Planning Director, Royal Commission for AlUla

Kate Hall-Tipping

Chief Museums and Cultural Planning Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla

Phillip Jones

Chief Destination Marketing Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla

Callum Lee

Managing Director, BOP Consulting

Neville Wakefield

Curator & Artistic Director, DesertX

Breakout Session

11:15am – 11:45am GMT

Sponsor Session

BEYOND THE DUST- HVS HOTEL PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION- MIDDLE EAST CITIES

Held at HVS Expo booth

Hala Matar Choufany, President, HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Sponsor Session

11:15am – 12:00pm GMT

Sponsor Session

THE EVOLUTION OF OPERATING STRUCTURES

Held at CBRE Expo booth

Miguel Casas, Head of Hotels Investment Properties, Continental Europe, CBRE

Olivia Kaussen, Managing Director, CBRE Hotels Germany

Julian Kemp, Head of Hotels UK Advisory Services, CBRE

Owen Pritchard, COO CBRE Hotels, EMEA

Jan Steinebach, Head of Hotels, The Netherlands, CBRE


Sponsor Session

11:15am – 12:15pm GMT

Sponsor Session

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RECOVERY

Held at SAHIC Expo booth

Arturo Garcia Rosa, President and Founder – SAHIC in conversation with Patrick Mendes, CEO South America – ACCOR

(SAHIC e-Meeting Recorded Episode)

Sponsor Session

11:40am – 12:00pm GMT

Main Stage Session

AS WE TRAVEL FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO EUROPE WE HEAR OF THE LATEST TRENDS AROUND THE GLOBE. ARE WE AT ROCK BOTTOM AND THE ONLY WAY IS UP?

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

12:00pm – 12:15pm GMT

Main Stage Session

BREAK FOR NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY PEERS

12:00pm – 12:45pm GMT

Breakout Session

HOW COVID WILL CHANGE HOSPITALITY DESIGN

Denaye Hinds

Founder, Just a TAAD – Sustainability & Consultancy Services

In discussion with

Vivianne Garcia-Tunon

President, Wonder Flower – Spa & Wellness

James Lehouiller

Managing Director, DiLeonardo – Interior Design

Tim Peck

Chairman, OBMI – Architectural Design

Breakout Session

12:00pm – 1:00pm GMT

Sponsor Session

STR FOLLOW UP Q&A

Held at STR Expo booth

Sponsor Session

12:15pm – 1:00pm GMT

Main Stage Session

HOSPITALITY TOMORROW EUROPE & AMERICA

Insight into the political & diplomatic landscape in both Europe and US and the implications of the world post lockdown.

AND

What will the influence of technology be on the world during and post Covid-19 and the likely impact this crisis will have on the world economy.

Stephen Sackur

Presenter, HARDtalk

In discussion with

Sir Peter Westmacott

GCMG, LVO, Former British Ambassador to the United States, France and Turkey

Wesley Paul

Chairman and Founding Partner, Gemin-i Analytics Ltd.

1:00pm – 1:45pm GMT

Main Stage Session

HOW HOTEL INVESTORS AND ASSET MANAGERS ARE LOOKING AT THIS DISRUPTION?

Michael Hirst OBE

Consultant, CBRE Hotels

In discussion with

Cody Bradshaw

Managing Director Global Head of Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital Group

Frank Croston

Co-Founder, Hamilton Hotel Partners

Anders Nissen

CEO, Pandox AB

1:00pm – 1:30pm GMT

Sponsor Session

WHY RESTAURANTS ARE GOING TO BE THE PLACE FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION OF THE FUTURE AND WHAT WILL THEY LOOK LIKE MOVING FORWARD?

Held at KEANE Expo booth

Stefan Breg, Group Strategy Director

Jeremy Scarf, Managing Director

Helen El Mettouri, Regional Director, Middle East & Africa

Sponsor Session

1:45pm – 2:10pm GMT

Main Stage Session

HT HARD TALK – HOW DO WE ACCELERATE THE REBOUND BY IMPROVING HYGIENE AND IS INNOVATION MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

In discussion with

Franck Gervais

CEO Europe, Accor

2:00pm – 2:30pm GMT

Sponsor Session

An Interview with Jileen Loo, Senior Director at CBRE Hotels

Held at DLA PIPER Expo booth

Jo Owen & Matthew Duncombe interview Jileen Loo, Senior Director at CBRE Hotels

Sponsor Session

2:10pm – 2:45pm GMT

Main Stage Session

NEW TRENDS AND REINVENTIONS THAT WILL CHANGE THE INDUSTRY FOREVER AND BECOME THE NEW NORMAL

Dirk Bakker

CEO Netherlands & Head of Hotels EMEA, Colliers International

In discussion with

Navneet Bali

Founder and CEO, LyvInn

Marloes Knippenberg

CEO, Kerten Hospitality; WiH Global

Hans Meyer

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zoku

Mark Selawry

Vice President – Hospitality, ACT.Global

2:30pm – 3:00pm GMT

Sponsor Session

An Interview with Dan Dixon, Associate Partner at Knight Frank

Held at DLA PIPER Expo booth

Jo Owen & Ben Taylor interview Dan Dixon, Associate Partner at Knight Frank

Sponsor Session

2:30pm – 3:15pm GMT

Breakout Session

RECOMMENCING OPERATIONS ACROSS EUROPE: SHORT AND LONG TERM CONSIDERATIONS FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Mariano Bautista

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS Spain

Jean-Robert Bousquet

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS France

Marco Casasole

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS Italy

Gregor Famira

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS Austria and CEE

Dr. Gerd Leutner

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS Germany

Louise Wallace

Partner - Hotel & Leisure, CMS UK

Breakout Session

2:30pm – 3:15pm GMT

Sponsor Session

THE RE-CAPITALISATION OF OPERATIONAL REAL ESTATE

Held at CBRE Expo booth

David Batchelor, Head of UK Operational Real Estate, CBRE

Tom King, Head of UK Hospitality Investment Properties, CBRE

Paul Kapiris, Investment Properties, Hotels, CBRE

Toby Hall, Investment Properties, Pubs & Leisure, CBRE

David Fraser, Investment Properties, Operational Real Estate, CBRE

Sponsor Session

2:45pm – 3:10pm GMT

Main Stage Session

HIGH PERFORMANCE LIVING, CONSUMER CONSUMPTION AND LIFE AFTER COVID-19

Jacqueline Gifford

Editor in Chief, Travel + Leisure

In discussion with

Christopher W. Norton

CEO, Equinox Hotels

2:45pm – 3:05pm GMT

Sponsor Session

BWH | HOTEL GROUP: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR BUSINESS MODEL AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL BRANDS

Held at BWH | HOTEL GROUP Expo booth

Neville Graham, Managing Director International Member Services, BWH Hotel Group

Sponsor Session

2:45pm – 3:45pm GMT

Sponsor Session

MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA COVID-19 IMPACT: WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE MEANTIME AND HOW CAN WE DO IT?

Held at SAHIC Expo booth

In discussion:

Rico Louw, Senior Account Manager and Client Liason- STR

Mónica Artigas, Promotion Director - Hoteles City Express

Carl Emberson, Director of Marketing & Operations - Punta Mita -Mexico

Raúl F. Calvet, Executive Director - Calvet & Asociados

Moderated by: Arturo Garcia Rosa, President & Founder - SAHIC

(SAHIC e-Meeting Recorded Episode)

Sponsor Session

3:00pm – 3:45pm GMT

Breakout Session

EUROPEAN HOTEL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION GET TOGETHER TO DISCUSS HOW THEY ARE PLANNING FOR THE EASING OF RESTRICTIONS AND THE OPERATIONAL IMPACT OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

In discussion with

Panos Almyrantis

EHMA Vice President & National Delegate Greece & Cyprus, General Manager - Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Manuel J.S. de Vasconcelos

EHMA National Delegate France & Monaco, General Manager - Le Meridien Beach Plaza Monaco

Ezio A. Indiani

EHMA President & National Delegate Italy, General Manager - Hotel Principe di Savoia Milano (Dorchester Collection)

Manuel Otero Alvarado

EHMA National Delegate Spain, Director General - Hotel Inglaterra

Stuart P. Johnson

EHMA Active Member in UK, Managing Director Brown’s Hotel London, Rocco Forte Hotels

Verena Radlgruber-Forstinger

EHMA 1st Vice President & National Delegate Central Europe, CEO - VRF Hospitality Consulting

Stephan Stokkermans

EHMA National Delegate Netherland & Belgium, Managing Director - Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Breakout Session

3:10pm – 3:50pm GMT

Main Stage Session

LEADERSHIP FROM UK STAKEHOLDERS IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR

David Roberts

Head of Leisure & Corporate Partner, CMS

In discussion with

Jonathan Downey

Co-Founder, London Union

Jo Fleet

Managing Director, Flat Iron

Robin Hutson

Chairman & CEO, Lime Wood Group Limited & Home Grown Hotels Limited

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UKHospitality

3:15pm – 3:45pm GMT

Breakout Session

HOSPITALITY INSURANCE GROUP ACTION (HIGA) HAS LAUNCHED ON BEHALF OF HOSPITALITY SECTOR BUSINESSES AGAINST INSURERS WHO CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO PAY LOSSES FLOWING FROM GOVERNMENT'S LOCKDOWN AND COVID-19

Sonia Campbell

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Attend this breakout if you are interested to learn whether you can recover financial losses relating to government lockdown and Covid-19 from insurers.

Breakout Session

3:50pm – 4:20pm GMT

Main Stage Session

SUSTAINABILITY KNOCKING ON THE DOOR; DO WE CARE MORE NOW?

Demian Hodari

Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole Hôtelière Lausanne (EHL)

In discussion with

Inge Huijbrechts

Global Senior Vice President Responsible Business and Safety & Security, Radisson Hotel Group

Brett Tollmann

Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation

3:50pm – 4:10pm GMT

Sponsor Session

A ONE TO ONE CONVERSATION

Held at SAHIC Expo booth

A one to one conversation between Fernando Poma, VP & Managing Director, Real Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Poma

and Arturo Garcia Rosa, President and Founder – SAHIC

(SAHIC e-Meeting Recorded Episode)

Sponsor Session

4:00pm – 5:00pm GMT

Sponsor Session

STR FOLLOW UP Q&A

Held at STR Expo booth

Jan Freitag, SVP Lodging Insights, STR

Sponsor Session

4:20pm – 4:50pm GMT

Main Stage Session

INDEPENDENT HOTELS – HOW ARE THEY PREPARING FOR THE EASING OF LOCKDOWN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING?

Jeff Weinstein

Editor in Chief, HOTELS Magazine

In discussion with

Edward A. Mady

Regional Director of West Coast USA, Dorchester Collection and General Manager, The Beverly Hills Hotel

Lindsey Ueberroth

CEO, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

4:50pm – 5:20pm GMT

Main Stage Session

HT HARD TALK WITH JIM ALDERMAN, CEO OF AMERICAS FOR RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder, SAHIC

In discussion with

Jim Alderman

CEO - Americas, Radisson Hotel Group

5:20pm – 5:45pm GMT

Main Stage Session

To conclude Hospitality Tomorrow we have a special performance by the award winning young gifted cellist Willard Carter

Willard Carter

5:45pm – 6:00pm GMT

Main Stage Session

RECEPTION AND NETWORKING
Drinks and Canapes Sponsored by Bench Digital

Head over to the Exhibition Booths or to Networking and start talking