Speakers for the 2016 IHIDCF

Rupert Simoner

Rupert Simoner

CEO

Vienna House

Jason Wischhoff

Jason Wischhoff

VP Development Europe & Africa

Dream Hotels

George Togonidze

George Togonidze

Founding Partner & CEO

Hotels MC

Ivana Budin Arhanić

Ivana Budin Arhanić

VP Business Development & Corporate Affairs

Valamar

Martina Maly-Gärtner

Martina Maly-Gärtner

COO

Arabella Hospitality

Jan Hazelton

Jan Hazelton

Vice President Development

Kerzner International

Yannick Wagner

Yannick Wagner

VP Central Europe Development

Accor Hotels

Roman Kopacek

Roman Kopacek

Managing Director

Michaeler & Partner

Ulrike Pinter

Ulrike Pinter

Strategic Brand Consultant

moodley brand identity

Thomas PB Frater

Thomas PB Frater

CEO

Hussar & Co.

Otmar Michaeler

Otmar Michaeler

CEO

Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group

Simon Vincent

Simon Vincent

Executive Vice President & President EMEA

Hilton

Ben Martin

Ben Martin

Associate Principal, Consulting, HKS

HKS

Andrew Linwood

Andrew Linwood

Head of Hospitality

Areen Design

Heribert Gangl

Heribert Gangl

Head of Development

Orbis / AccorHotels Eastern Europe

Frank Reul

Frank Reul

Head of Development

Orbis / AccorHotels Eastern Europe

Michael McCartan

Michael McCartan

Managing Director, EMEA

Duetto

Carlos Martin-Rios

Carlos Martin-Rios

Associate Professor of Innovation

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

James Dilley

Head of Hospitality and Interior Design

Jestico + Whiles

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development

STR

Martina Maly-Gaertner

Martina Maly-Gaertner

Managing Director

Michaeler & Partner

Jan Hein Simons

COO

Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences

Frank Uffen

Director of Marketing & Partnerships

The Student Hotel

Frans-Jan Soede

CEO

Hotels Asset Management

Rupert Simoner

Rupert Simoner

Chief Executive Officer

Vienna House

Rolf W. Schmidt

Rolf W. Schmidt

Managing Director

Tophotelprojects

Tomislav Popović

Chief Executive Officer

Maistra Hotels

Alexander Picker

Chief Executive Officer

Komercijalna Banka

IHIDCF 2016 Event Schedule

16th November, 2016

TimeSessionSpeaker(s)
12:00 UhrRegistration & sponsor presentation
12:30 PM – 14:00 PMPANEL I Hotel architecture & design. Whether it’s restoring an iconic landmark or creating a new brand identity, what are the threats and challenges facing us? What opportunities will arise?
NEXT GENERATION Recycling hotels to the tastes of the modern consumer.
A CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION OF THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE Does luxury really matter and as the world changes how is it relevant? Is there a new definition of luxury and how does it affect hotel design
SPACE EFFICIENCY How to best optimize space by creative design and efficient building?
FOOD AND BEVERAGE FROM STEPCHILD TO KEY REVENUE DRIVER Which F&B concepts are pointing the way forward?
FIRST IMPRESSION The facade of a building is the first clue that tells us that structure has something special to offer.
LOCATION – LOCATION – LOCATION The conversion of exiting office space in city center locations into new hotel developments is another trend gaining ground. What are the considerations that planners must take into account?
SUSTAINABILITY “BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE” Sustainability has gained momentum in recent years within the global investment community - resulting in significant financial implications for new and existing hospitality assets.
14:30 PM – 16:00 PMPANEL II Hotel developments CEE, SEE, CIS & Russia
CEE & CIS Hospitality Industry perspective within Global Business Landscape: The region was considered both Europe’s growth engine at one point and least attractive place for hotel expansion and investment at a later stage. Despite going through challenging times over the last decade, the region offers numerous opportunities.
TRANSACTIONS What to buy, when & where?
THIRD PARTY OPERATORS Where is the value creation?
STIRRED OR SHAKEN – MIXED USED When you are leasing space in a mixed-use development or developing it, what should you be aware of?
ASSET MANAGEMENT What are the structures that work? Are management contracts preferable to franchise? How can you measure the value of management?
CAPEX What reserves do you need to consider?
"DRESSING THE BRIDE" How do you have to present your property in a way to get an investor to invest in it?
BIG BRANDS THEORY Why do big brands want to keep managing?
NEW PLAYERS IN THE MARKET Understanding investors from China and the Far East.
16:30 PM – 18:00 PMPANEL III Mega chains versus boutique brands
The best brands are built on great stories”, Ian Rowden, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Group
How can cities and hotel brands make visitors and locals feel welcome? From the city hall to the hotel - alls offering hospitality. Which are the benchmarks? What experiences are authentic reliable and memorable?
NEW BRANDS ON THE BLOCK Several of the industry's biggest players are adding brands to their portfolio to suit the new generation of travelers.
BRAND REPUTATION How is reputation measured today? What are the elements most valued by customers and what are "value killers"?
MIDLIFE CRISIS OF TRADITIONAL BRANDS Are the USP's still visible? How important are loyalty programs to the new generation of travellers?
WHITE LABEL, BOUTIQUE, OWNER, AFFILIATIONS OUTLOOK The rise of the white label operators
MEGA CHAINS Mergers & Acquisitions: Merger Mania in the hotel industry
SHARING ECONOMY What do hotel chains do to respond to the threat of the sharing economy?
THE IMPACT OF THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT ON HOTEL BUSINESS MODELS, BRAND RELEVANCE AND GUEST EXPERIENCE The impact of apps for hotel consumers, trends in reduction of on-site services. What is next just around the corner and how could it disrupt your business?
18:00 PM - 18:15 PMNEXT GENERATION PANEL - BRAND AWARD by Modul University
18:15 PM – 19:15 PMXpreSS Networking
Evening reception and buffet

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