HOC19, 22nd May at The Montcalm London Marble Arch 

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee

9.00 – 9.10 Welcome and opening remarks

Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Opening overview: Finding value in operations

9.10 – 9.30 Session 1 – Presentation

Paul Collins, Head of Hotel Investment Properties UK & Ireland, CBRE

Hearing from third party leaders: What they are thinking and what they are planning

9.30 – 10.05 Session 2 – Panel

Moderator: Richard Bursby, Partner, Taylor Wessing

Matt Luscombe, CEO, Cycas Hospitality
Helder Pereira, CEO, RBH
Nick Northam, Executive Vice President-International, Interstate

How have operational challenges shaped today’s branded budget/limited service sector?

10.05 – 10.25 Session 3 

Liz Hall, Associate, Hotel Analyst and Director Liz Hall Hotel & Travel Consulting

Global major expansion strategies – to franchise or to manage

10.25 – 11.00 Session 4 – Panel 

Moderator: Matthew Duncombe, Partner, DLA Piper

Tim Walton, Regional Vice President – Western Europe, International Hotel Development, Marriott
Felicity Black-Roberts, VP Acquisitions and Development – Europe and North Africa, Hyatt Hotels
Jon Colley, Head of Development – UK and Ireland, IHG

11.00 – 11.30   BREAK

How f&b makes money

11.30 – 12.10 Session 5 – Panel

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Herman Klok, Regional Director Operations, NH Hotel Group part of the Minor Hotel Group
David Orr, CEO, Nadler Hotels
Jeremy Robson, Owner, Great Northern

Executive spotlight session

12.10 – 12.25 –  Session 6 

Interviewer: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Gary Davis, Executive Chairman, Village Hotels

Financing operating platforms

The interest and appetite of lenders

12.25 – 1.00 Session 7 – Panel

Moderator: Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS London

Tim Helliwell, Head of Finance, Barclays
Stephen Welch, Director, Hotels & Leisure, Santander
Anthony Say, Head of Hotels, Natwest Corporate Banking
Martin Smyth, Executive Director – Hotels, Healthcare & Insurance, Coutts

1.00 – 2.00 LUNCH

The rising cost challenge 

2.00 – 2.20 Session 8 – Presentation 

Michael Grove, Director of Hotel Intelligence &  Customer Solutions, Hotstats

Moving beyond Brexit with HR

2.20 – 3.00 Session 9 – Panel 

Moderator: Lesley Reynolds, Managing Director, PSD Group

Julia Ingall, Chief People Officer, Hoxton/Ennismore
Nikki Kelly, Marketing Director, Springboard
Joanne Monk, People & Development Director, LGH Hotels Management
Stefan Wissenbach, Founder, Engagement Multiplier

A new approach 

3.00 – 3.20 Session 10 – Presentation 

Scott Young, CEO, BVA – Nudge UK

3.20  – 3.50 BREAK

Swimming out of your lane 

3.50 – 4.30 Session 11 – Panel  

Co-investing, operating and asset managing/investors

Moderator: Simon Allison, Chairman, HOFTEL

Tobi Weissinger, Partner, Hamilton Hotel Partners
Dominic Seely, Director of Acquisitions, Westmont Hospitality Group
Gabriel Petersen, Managing Director, Event Hotels

Challenge the status quo in franchising: 5 things we love about franchising 

4.30 – 5.10 Session 12 – Panel  

Moderator: Babette Märzheuser-Wood, Partner, Dentons

Adam Butler, Hotel Sales & Revenue Manager, Magnuson Hotels
Martin Creydt, SVP & Director of Property Management International, Pandox
Vivek Chadha, Managing Director, Nine Hotel Group