2017 Programme

23 May 2017

18.30 – 20.30 Drinks reception, Garden Room, Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hosted by Hotel Analyst

 

24 May 2017

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00 – 9.10 Welcome and opening remarks

Andrew Sangster, owner of ZTZ Communications, publisher of Hotel Analyst

 

Opening overview:Management company valuations. Unbundling management, brand & property – do you create more value?

 

9.10 – 9.30 Session 1 – Presentation

Charles Human, Managing Director, HVS Hodges Ward Elliott

 

Hearing from third party management companies. Leaders say what they are thinking and what they are planning.

 

9.30 – 10.10 Session 2 – Panel

Moderator: Sam Ward, Hotels Sector Leader, PwC

Nick Turner, Managing Director, Bespoke Hotels International
John Stuart, Chief Operating Officer, Redefine BDL
Nick O’Keeffe, Director of Business Development, Kew Green Hotels
Brian McCarthy, Managing Director, Valor Hospitality

 

 

Spotlight session What have the big brands ever done for us?

 

10.10 – 10.20 Session 3 – Human resources presentation

Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hilton Worldwide

10.20 – 10.30 Session 4 – Design and architecture

Michael Walsh, Vice President Design & Engineering Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group

10.30 – 10.40 Session 5 – The support package

Tim Walton, Vice President, Marriott International Hotels

10.40 – 11.05 Session 6 – Panel discussion

Moderator: Frank Croston, Partner, Hamilton Hotel Partners

Steve Cassidy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland, Hilton Worldwide
Michael Walsh, Vice President Design & Engineering Europe, InterContinental Hotels Group
Tim Walton, Vice President, Marriott International Hotels

 

11.05 – 11.35   BREAK

Profitability: examining margin erosion


A look below the line to see what is actually happening at hotels in key European cities

11.35 – 11.50 Session 7 – Presentation

Jonathan Langston, Co-Founder, Hotstats

Productivity and guest experience

 

How hotels can be made more productive and the guest experience more effective: hear from technology experts, HR specialists and others on the challenges ahead.

11.50 – 12.30 Session 8 – Panel

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Frank Reeves, Founder & CEO, Avvio
Michael Kessler, VP Global Sales, ReviewPro
Lesley Reynolds, Managing Director, PSD Hospitality & Leisure
Chris Mumford, Managing Director, Aethos Consulting Group

 

A different take on management

 

The benefits of adopting a purpose driven culture

12.30 – 12.50 Session 9 – Interview

Interviewer: Julia Felton

Interviewee: Anna Pollock, Founder, Conscious Travel

12.50 – 2.00 LUNCH

 

Who should be the best brand and operating company: how much does scale matter?

 


2.00 – 2.10 Session 10 – Global brand and operator presentation

Philippe Bijaoui, Chief Development Officer EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

2.10 – 2.20 Session 11 – Emerging global brand and operator presentation

Claus-Dieter Jandel, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

2.20 – 2.30 Session 12 – Boutique brand and operator presentation

Robert Nadler, CEO, Nadler Hotels

2.30 – 2.55 Session 13 – Panel Session

Philippe Bijaoui, Chief Development Officer EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group
Robert Nadler, CEO, Nadler Hotels
Claus-Dieter Jandel, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

 

Are current legal contracts fit for purpose


2.55 – 3.10 Session 14- Evolution of the franchising contract presentation

Babette Marzheuser-Wood, Head of Franchise Group, Dentons

 

3.10 – 3.40 Session 15 – Panel discussion around the franchise contract

Panel: Babette Marzheuser-Wood, Head of Franchise Group, Dentons

Peter Till, Managing Director, Choice Hotels UK
Thomas Magnuson, Chief Executive Officer, Magnuson Hotels
Vivek Chadha, Owner, Nine Hospitality

3.40 – 4.10 BREAK

 

4.10 – 4.25 – Session 16 – Evolution of the management contract presentation

Tom Page, Global Head of Hotel & Leisure Group, CMS Legal Services

 

4.25 – 4.55 – Session 17 – Panel discussion around the management contract

Moderator: Tom Page, Global Head of Hotel & Leisure Group, CMS Legal Services

Panel: Peter de la Perrelle, Managing Director, Tower Hotel Management
James Munro, Hotels, Resorts & Residential Management, Arc Consulting Partners (Ex Starwood Hotels)

 

 

Big brands are vital for the future of the hotel industry

 

4.55 – 5.25 – Session 18 – Debate

Moderator: Simon Allison, Chairman and CEO, HOFTEL

Panel:
Nick Smart, Vice President Development, North & West Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Henri Wilmes, Vice President Acquisitions – Hotels, London Regional Properties
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

5.25 – 5.30 CLOSING REMARKS