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All Breakout Session Sponsor Session

1:45am – 2:00am


Meet & Greet - Learn how to use the platform

2:00am – 2:15am


Why meet - why now?

Stephen Sackur

Presenter, HARDtalk

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & Founder, The Bench, WiH Global

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

2:15am – 2:45am


The greatest adversity of our times

How do we survive and craft our response in this moment of truth

Dr. Paul G. Stoltz

Founder & CEO, PEAK Learning, Inc. Harvard Board of Business Mentors, Master US Olympic Coach I Speaker, TEDx

Followed by a discussion with

Stephen Sackur

Presenter, HARDtalk

2:45am – 3:15am


Legacy, sustaining growth through adversity

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

Amr AlMadani

CEO, Royal Commission for AlUla

Puneet Chhatwal

CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

3:15am – 3:45am


The economics of COVID-19

What are the implications for us all?

Roger Bootle

Chairman, Capital Economics

Followed by a discussion with

Stephen Sackur

Presenter, HARDtalk

3:45am – 4:00am


Break for homemade pastries

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

4:00am – 4:30am


Creating Global coalitions readying for recovery

Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to Secretary General, UNWTO

In discussion with

Hon. Minister Najib Balala

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya

Roger Dow

President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association

4:30am – 5:00am


The post-viral investment landscape

Andrew Sangster

Owner, Hotel Analyst

In discussion with

Desmond Taljaard

Managing Director - Hotels, L&R

Paul Slattery

Director, Otus & Co Ltd

5:00am – 5:15am


Networking lunch in London | Breakfast in NY | Dinner in Hong Kong

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

5:15am – 5:45am


How bad is it and where are the green shoots?

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

Olivier Jager

CEO & Co-Founder, ForwardKeys

Followed by a discussion with

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

5:45am – 6:15am


HAMA Global: Crisis asset management during COVID-19

Asset managers & executives from around the world,

representing over 1+ Million hotel rooms, share their experiences on the current global crisis.

René Beil

President, HAMA MEA, Managing Director, Beaufort Global

In discussion with

Kim Gauthier

President, HAMA USA and Senior Vice President, Hotelave

Theodor Kubak

Co-Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board, HAMA EU and Managing Partner, VOAH Value One Arbireo Hospitality

Claas Elze

President Emeritus, HAMA AP and Managing Director, Apara Hotel Advisors

Tao Zhou

President, Huatian Hotel Group; Founding President, HAMA China, Founding Board Member of HAMA Japan

6:15am – 7:00am


Communicating in a crisis

David Tarsh

CEO, Tarsh Consulting

In discussion with

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Wolfgang Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance;, Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague

Arnie Weissmann

Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly

4:30am – 5:00am



Wellness Break

As we all adapt to working from home now is the time to incorporate some useful holistic practices for body and mind.
In this session we’ll focus on
1) DIGITAL BALANCE - simple suggestions to draw the boundaries better .
2) DESK YOGA - some great seated stretches for the neck, shoulders and wrists which you can do with me !
3) SLEEP TIPS - some practical tips and strategies

Stephen Marks

Founder, Mind Body Building

5:45am – 6:30am



We take the industry on a refreshing break to look at the prospects for adventure travel

As the fastest growing sector across all travel, will the adventurous bounce back the fastest?"Dream now, adventure later".

Haitham Mattar

Sr. Advisor of Saudi Ministry of Tourism, Founder of BeyondTourism

In discussion with

Alistair Gosling

CEO, Extreme Group & Extreme Hotels

Shannon Stowell

CEO, Adventure Travel Association

6:15am – 7:15am



The Horwath HTL Round Table - Crisis management tips from around the world

James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

In discussion with

Robert Hecker

Managing Director - Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL

Zoran Bacic

Managing Director - Italy, Horwath HTL

Sinisa Topalovic

Managing Director - Croatia, Horwath HTL

Philip Bacon

Managing Director - Spain and Portugal, Horwath HTL

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Director - France and West Africa, Horwath HTL

John Fareed

Chairman - USA, Horwath HTL

Osvaldo Chudnobsky

Managing Director - Brazil and Argentina, Horwath HTL

Zoe Wu

Executive Director - China, Horwath HTL

Vijay Thacker

Managing Director, Horwath HTL - India

7:41am – 7:41am



The post-Corona age

Which recovery scenarios are there? What will the hotel industry look like after the coronavirus is subdued? Will there be a lasting impact? Or will it be business as usual?

Dirk Bakker

CEO Netherlands & Head of Hotels EMEA, Colliers International

In discussion with

Keith Evans

Chief Investment & Development Officer, Ennismore

Thomas Page

Global Head of Hotel & Leisure Group, CMS

Paul Pisani

SVP Hotel Development, Corinthia Hotels

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

7:15am – 8:00am



Delivering Hospitality with ‘Heart & Soul’ (more important now than ever)

Ben Martin

Principal, HKS Advisory Services

In discussion with

Madhu Rajesh

Director, International Tourism Partnership (ITP)

Paul Gardiner

CEO, Mantis Collection

Craig Llewelyn-Williams

Innovation Expert, Mantis Collection

James McBride

Partner & CEO, Nihi Hotels

7:15am – 8:15am



The ISHC Round Table - How to make the most of your downtime

Look at past real estate cycles and capex spending, talk to asset managers, designers, logistics and purchasing consultants to learn how to negotiate with vendors and make a plan to come through the downturn stronger.

Tea Ros

Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

In discussion with

Alan Benjamin

President, Benjamin West, LLLP

Darlene Henke

President & CEO, Audit Logistics LLC

Peter Joehnk

Partner, JOI-Design

Gert Noordzy

Managing Director, Northside Consulting Company Limited

Bruno Walter

Managing Director, PRATTO Consulting

8:00am – 8:05am


Closing Remarks

8:05am – 8:10am


Reception & Networking

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