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Tuesday, May 3
 

4:00pm CEST

Tech Council
By Invitation Only

Speakers
avatar for Sean Worker

Sean Worker

Founder & CEO, T5 Strategies, The Adapters & AdaptersTECH X
T5 Strategies specialty lays in business transformation management, tech assessment and integration for optimum results. The founder of T5 Strategies, Sean and his team advise both established companies and start-ups, from business strategy, intelligence and procedural and tech analysis... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Charlottenberg I

4:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

CEO Council sponsored by Korn Ferry
By Invitation Only

Speakers
avatar for Alexi Khajavi

Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex



Tuesday May 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CEST
Hugos South

5:00pm CEST

Diversity and Inclusion Council
By Invitation Only

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Belfanti

Andrea Belfanti

CEO, ISHC
Andrea Belfanti is the CEO of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by the industry’s most respected hospitality professionals worldwide. Andrea has been with ISHC since 2009 and has over 20... Read More →


Tuesday May 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CEST
Kopenick II

5:00pm CEST

Sustainability Council powered by Considerate Group and Questex
By Invitation Only

Speakers
avatar for Xenia Zu Hohenlohe

Xenia Zu Hohenlohe

Managing Partner/Co-Founder, Considerate Group



Tuesday May 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CEST
Bellevue

5:00pm CEST

First-timers' Reception by invitation only
Tuesday May 3, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm CEST
Tegel

5:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Wednesday, May 4
 

7:30am CEST

Morning Yoga
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Marks

Stephen Marks

Founder, Mind Body Building
Stephen is an international yoga and meditation teacher.   He has taught all over the world, run retreats and has worked with the likes of Google, Microsoft. BDO, Knight Frank, global law and tech companies and even the UK government. He is a regular conference speaker and writes... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 7:30am - 8:15am CEST
Hugos South

8:00am CEST

Grow Your Online Presence and Attract More Customers presented by Google
As customers turn to online channels to research and plan their trips, how will you reach them? Learn how you can increase your digital footprint to reach customers at every stage of the trip planning journey.



Speakers
avatar for Diane Lawson

Diane Lawson

Travel & Retail Industry Lead, France, Google
Diane is a Travel & Retail Industry Lead at Google, focusing on strategic partnerships in France.In her role, Diane spearheads relationships with French retail and travel partners, advising on digital transformation. She also leads initiatives related to emerging markets, and in particular... Read More →
avatar for Tom van Gessel

Tom van Gessel

Travel Industry Lead, EMEA, Google
Tom is a Travel Industry Lead at Google, focusing on EMEA partnerships. In his role, Tom helps deliver long term value to the top travel partners and the industry in EMEA. In over a decade at Google, Tom has held various partner-facing roles across North America, APAC, and EMEA. Tom... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Tiergarten

8:00am CEST

9:00am CEST

General Session 1: Resetting the Landscape
Join us for the official opening session of IHIF 2022 where we'll introduce our theme - People, Planet, Profit - and start to unpick what this means for hospitality investment and your business.  

Speakers
avatar for Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Questex
avatar for Alexi Khajavi

Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex


Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:00am - 9:10am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

9:10am CEST

CBRE Capital Talks: Hotel Capital Markets Update
Major investors in the hotel sector review the current state of the capital markets, what has changed during Covid, the impact of economic and geopolitical issues and the prognosis for the year ahead.

Moderators
avatar for Kenneth Hatton

Kenneth Hatton

Managing Director, Head of Hotels EMEA, CBRE
Kenneth leads the CBRE Hotels team across EMEA, co-ordinating for the benefit of clients the strength of deep, local-market expertise with CBREs global capital markets practice, as well as the pan-European valuation and advisory specialists.  His role is to ensure that CBREs hotel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Oka

Christopher Oka

Managing Director, Angelo Gordon
Christopher Oka joined Angelo Gordons real estate group in 2013 and is responsible for the firms hospitality investments across the U.S. and Europe.  Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked for Fortress Investment Group in its credit and real estate funds where he focused on asset... Read More →
avatar for Coley Brenan

Coley Brenan

Partner and Head of Europe, KSL Capital
Coley joined KSL in May 2005 and currently oversees KSL's European operations as Head of Europe. Coley is a member of KSL's Management Committee and private equity Investment Committee.  Prior to KSL, Coley spent five years in the Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Group of Deutsche... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:10am - 9:40am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

9:30am CEST

9:40am CEST

Decoding the Data: A Deep Dive on what the Future of Hospitality Investment Looks Like
How is hospitality investment changing and where is the money coming from? Discover what the business of hotels will look like in 2022 and beyond.

Moderators
avatar for Ronit Copeland

Ronit Copeland

CEO, Copeland Hospitality Advisors
Independent Advisor to  Investors, Developers and Hoteliers in Hospitality Real Estate .B2B and B2C .Over  25+ years in the hotel , Marketing and lifestyle business. Initiatives in  Digital Marketing , Wellness Well Being Programs.  I started my own company in 2010: Copeland Hospitality... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giorgio Manenti

Giorgio Manenti

Managing Director, Eastdil Secured
avatar for Michael Grove

Michael Grove

Chief Operating Officer, Hotstats LTD
Michael is Chief Operating Officer at Hotstats. Hotstats provide monthly P&L benchmarking & market Insight for the hotel industry. Collecting monthly detailed financial data from over 8,000 hotels worldwide from over 100 brands and independent hotels, Hotstats provide over 550 different... Read More →
avatar for Robin Rossmann

Robin Rossmann

MD, STR
Robin Rossmann is Managing Director of STR, a CoStar Group Company, and has led its business across EMEA, APAC and CSA since 2016. Robin is focused continuing to improve the way STR provides hotel brands, operators, owners, lenders and advisers with robust and insightful data that... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 9:40am - 10:20am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

10:00am CEST

Power Players: Igniting the Next Stage
Many traditional hospitality business models are at the end of their lifecycles. ‘Cookie-cutter’ hotel brands just won't cut it with discerning customers craving authenticity and seamless experiences. How to bridge the gap between hotels and adjacent concepts? What business models are igniting the next stage and shaking up the market? What are these leaders doing differently than they did pre-pandemic? What are the emerging concepts they are paying attention to? How are they overcoming the biggest hospitality challenges?

Moderators
avatar for Matthias Huettebraeuker

Matthias Huettebraeuker

Hospitality Strategist & Founding Partner, Denizen
A Renaissance man by design and a strategist by profession, Matthias has created, accelerated and transformed brands for the last 25 years. He held Managing Director positions at the much-awarded creative agencies Pixelpark and Scholz & Friends and has worked for global heavyweights... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen McCall

Stephen McCall

CEO, edyn
avatar for Josef  Vollmayr

Josef Vollmayr

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limehome
Dr. Josef Vollmayr is Co-Founder and Managing Director of limehome, a 2018 founded, radically tech-driven hospitality concept. Based on automated back-end processes and a fully digital customer journey, Limehome is able to offer fully-equipped design apartments at prices of standard... Read More →
avatar for Charlie MacGregor

Charlie MacGregor

CEO, The Student Hotel
Charlie MacGregor founded The Student Hotel in his 20s and today has his gaze firmly fixed on the future, guiding the company as it explores new territories and leads the way in the changing landscape of the community-based hospitality concept he conceived.A born entrepreneur and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:00am - 10:45am CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

10:20am CEST

All Change: Remodelling the Hospitality Investment Landscape
Changes are happening in hospitality investment, whether accelerated trends, incremental evolution or new shifts. So who are the main players? We take a closer look at the new stakeholders - from investors and brands to third party operators and lenders - plus how they all work together and how they can add value to the market.

Moderators
avatar for Carine Bonnejean

Carine Bonnejean

Managing Director - Hotels, Christie & Co
Carine leads the hotel specialist team at Christie & Co, including corporate agency and investment teams as well as our European advisory teamsBased in London, Carine has been with Christie & Co since 2005 and in October 2019 was promoted to lead the hotel specialist team at Christie... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Fitzgibbon

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Hilton
avatar for David Kellett

David Kellett

Managing Director, Invesco Real Estate
David Kellett is a Managing Director of Hotel Transactions at Invesco Real Estate, co-heading the specialist hotel fund management team at Invesco Real Estate.David began his investment career in 1999 and joined Invesco Real Estate in 2018 from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG... Read More →
avatar for David Anderson

David Anderson

EVP - International, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
avatar for Robert Mangan

Robert Mangan

Director, Bain Capital
Mr. Mangan joined Bain Capital Credit in 2020.He is a Director and Head of Hotels in the European Portfolio Group based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office


Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:20am - 11:00am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

10:45am CEST

Investing in Hybrid Hospitality
Hospitality investment pros take stock of their alternative investment exposure. Which asset classes are at the forefront of hospitality property market? What is emerging as new opportunity? How investment portfolios are changing to incorporate ESG ethos? How have the execution strategies changed? What are the most assured routes to investment for new players?

Moderators
avatar for Karen Friebe

Karen Friebe

Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
I am a London-based partner in our international Real Estate Group with many years' experience in real estate transactions. I also lead our international hotels, hospitality and leisure team, specialising in the acquisition, development and disposal of all types of hotels, from budget... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Kolotneva

Natalia Kolotneva

Head of European Living and Hospitality, LaSalle Investment Management
Natalia is an experienced real estate professional with 18 years of track record within the sector, previously working in leadership positions across public and private sectors. She is currently driving performance of a specialist asset management team at LaSalle, focusing on European... Read More →
avatar for Kristian Smyth

Kristian Smyth

Executive Director, Tristan Capital Partners
Kristian is an Executive Director in the Investment Team at Tristan Capital Partners with a 12 year track record in European real estate investment.Prior to joining Tristan, Kristian spent five years at CPPIB – Real Estate Investment, where he was focused on the acquisition and... Read More →
avatar for Patrick McCudden

Patrick McCudden

Senior Vice President, Business Development, AutoCamp
Pat McCudden is SVP of Business Development with a focus on international growth and multi-unit platform growth in the United States.Pat was SVP of Corporate Development and Transactions at Hyatt for the past 13 years and held various roles there including the oversight of its development... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Lee Jones

Jonathan Lee Jones

Investment Director, Ennismore
Jonathan is the Investment Director at Ennismore, a London-based Owner operator that has invested in hospitality real estate across Europe, the UK and the USA and is now, post merging with Accor, the largest and fastest growing lifestyle hospitality company. Jonathan has been at Ennismore... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 10:45am - 11:30am CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

11:00am CEST

Reflections on Hospitality Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions
Moderators
avatar for Vendeline  von Bredow

Vendeline von Bredow

The Economist, European Business & Finance Correspondent

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hoplamazian

Mark Hoplamazian

President & CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Mark S. Hoplamazian was appointed to Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s board of directors in November 2006 and subsequently named president and chief executive officer in December 2006. Prior to his present position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization (TPO... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Reynal

Alejandro Reynal

President & CEO, Apple Leisure Group
Since 2019, Alejandro has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Apple Leisure Group (ALG), leading the resort brand-management and leisure travel group to its next level of growth. In 2021, after steering ALG through its acquisition by Hyatt Hotels Corporation from KKR... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 11:00am - 11:25am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

11:25am CEST

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Alexi Khajavi

Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex


Wednesday May 4, 2022 11:25am - 11:30am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

12:00pm CEST

Live Well, Longer: Senior Living & Wellness Hospitality
Age is just a number for the exponentially growing number of people in pursuit of healthy, active and vibrant lifestyles till the dignified end. How is the new breed of hospitality brands capturing this demand? What are the opportunities for hoteliers and investors in the hotelisation of senior living and wellness assets?

Moderators
avatar for Philip Bacon

Philip Bacon

Senior Director, Head of Planning & Development and Valuation, Horwath HTL
20 years’ international consulting experience of hotel valuations and feasibility studies, operator search, asset management and strategic business planning to owners, lenders and operators across Europe as well as in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Specialist in hospitality-based... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christina Kainz

Christina Kainz

Co-founder, LIVELY
Christina is a co-founder of the senior living operator lively, which operates in the asset class "assisted living" in Germany and was newly founded in 2021. The first property will open in 2023 with 123 flats in Gronau.In her daily work, Christina aims to utilize the pillars of the... Read More →
avatar for Wilhelm Froon

Wilhelm Froon

CEO, Authentic Resorts Villages
Following 30 years in the development of mix use resorts worldwide, then the development of 10000 units as aparthotels in France, we are now creating a new type of mix use resorts developments including hotels hostels seniors residences ( three types) and Alzheimer suites.All units... Read More →
avatar for Jan Garde

Jan Garde

Founder & CEO, THE EMBASSIES OF GOOD LIVING
A global mixed-use development combining retail, leisure and serviced living in the hearts of the worlds most amazing cities. The serviced living offering focuses on the 60+ demographic with special focus on contemporary hospitality, focusing on what’s possible – rather... Read More →
avatar for Celine Vadam

Celine Vadam

Founder & CEO, WE(i) Think
Celine Vadam founded her company, WE(i) Think, in mid-2020, aiming to bring a wellbeing angle to the hospitality, tourism and real estate industry, and bridging the gap between innovative solutions and projects. She is currently working on a range of hospitality projects from initial... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

12:00pm CEST

Increasing Asset Value: HAMA Europe Asset Management Case Studies
Hear from this year's HAMA Europe Asset Management Awards winners. They'll share proven strategies for sustainably growing asset value and the creative ways they've adapted their business.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Stack

Peter Stack

Chief Executive Officer, Klarent Hospitality
avatar for Harriet Durbin

Harriet Durbin

Managing Director, Panorama Hospitality


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Kopenick II

12:00pm CEST

Investing in Resorts: A World of Opportunities
Will the resort segment retain its pandemic-led appeal for investors, developers and operators? This breakout session will explore which resort segments are particularly attractive to investors and what makes them successful.

Moderators
avatar for Andreas Löcher

Andreas Löcher

Head of Investment Management Hospitality, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Andreas Löcher has been Head of Department of Investment Management Hospitality at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, Hamburg, since July 2010. He is in charge of the hotel investment strategy and coordinates all Hotel Acquisitions and Sales activities within the Hamburg-based property... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bruno Hallé

Bruno Hallé

Partner / Co-Head of Hospitality Spain, Cushman & Wakefield
avatar for Javier  Arús

Javier Arús

Senior Partner, Azora
Senior Partner in Azora responsible for the Hospitality & Leisure. From Azora has actively participated in the acquisition and management of over 85 hotels with a total investment in excess of 3 Bn with special focus in the Resort Segment across the Mediterranean and main European... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Brand

Rosa Brand

Director, KKR
Rosa Brand joined KKR in 2015 and is a director on the Real Estate team. Among other things Rosa is leading KKR's student housing strategy across Europe. Prior to joining KKR, Rosa was with the real estate finance team at M&G Investments, where she focused on pan-European investments... Read More →
avatar for Maria Zarraluqui

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development VP, Meliá Hotels International
María Zarraluqui is Global Development VP for Meliá Hotels International Group, she is heading the worldwide development for the Group and is responsible for executing together with her team of developers the growth strategy of Meliá worldwide, having signed over the last 3 years... Read More →
avatar for Javier  Coll

Javier Coll

Group President Global Business Development, Apple Leisure Group
Javier Coll is Group President of  Global Business Development, Co-founder of the group’s luxury resort brand management company, AMResorts, and its elite benefits program, Unlimited Vacation Club® (UVC). Javier has played a pivotal role in the development of both businesses and... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Bellevue

12:00pm CEST

Deep Dive: KPIs for ESG in Hospitality Investment
12.00-12.15 Setting the scene: A presentation to recap the main initiatives to promote sustainability in hospitality, from certifications to frameworks and more.
Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Considerate Group

12.15-13.00 Panel: Discussing the KPIs for ESG strategies. Hear the panel discuss everything from which KPIs you should follow through to how you can be taxonomy compliant.

Moderator: Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Considerate Group
Panellists:
Nathan Beaver, KPMG
Catherine Dolton, IHG
Inge Huijbrechts, Radisson Hotels
Thomas Page, CMS
Caroline Tiveus, Pandox

Moderators
avatar for Xenia Zu Hohenlohe

Xenia Zu Hohenlohe

Managing Partner/Co-Founder, Considerate Group

Speakers
avatar for Inge Huijbrechts

Inge Huijbrechts

Global Senior Vice President Responsible Business and Safety & Security, Radisson Hotel Group
avatar for Nathan Beaver

Nathan Beaver

Partner, Head of ESG Consulting, KPMG
avatar for Caroline Tiveus

Caroline Tiveus

SVP, Director of Sustainable Business, Pandox
Responsible for Pandox ESG-work on Group Level and part of the Executive Management Group. Have worked within the company for 4 years. Goal is to ensure resource effective green properties in line with the Paris agreement. Pandox own 157 properties in 15 markets. In 137 of the properties... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Page

Thomas Page

Partner, CMS
avatar for Catherine Dolton

Catherine Dolton

Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility, IHG
Catherine Dolton has been Chief Sustainability Officer at IHG Hotels & Resorts since 2018 where she leads the company’s Journey to Tomorrow 2030 responsible business strategy and all ESG reporting.Prior to this, Catherine was Global Head of Investor Relations, leading all activities... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Tiergarten

12:00pm CEST

Connecting you to New Capital: The Changing Investment Landscape
There are new investors all primed and ready to do deals in the hospitality sector. But who are they? Our experts will examine how are they raising - and spending - their cash and what this means for the hospitality investment landscape.

Moderators
avatar for Will  Duffey

Will Duffey

EMEA Head of Hotels & Hospitality, JLL

Speakers
avatar for Gaël Le Lay

Gaël Le Lay

Deputy CEO, Hova Hospitality
11 within Accor group (5 year in internal audit and then 6 years in M&A department).7 years AXA Real Estate in charge of hotel investments8 years deputy ceo Covivio hotelnew role as deputy ceo HOV Hospitality since September 21
avatar for Henri Wilmes

Henri Wilmes

LRO Hospitality, Chief Investment Officer
avatar for Luc  Boschmans

Luc Boschmans

Managing Director, Tristan Capital Partners
Luc oversees the hospitality investments on behalf of Tristan’s funds, bringing 24 years of experience in the European hotel industry,Previously, Luc worked for 10 years at Archer Hotel Capital and its successor, Host Hotels & Resorts, as a Director in charge of the asset management... Read More →
avatar for Lily Wecker

Lily Wecker

Vice President, Investments and Head of Hotel Realisation, Zetland Capital
Lily is a Vice President in Investment and Head of Hotel Realisation at Zetland Capital Partners, a London-based special situations fund that invests across Europe. Lily oversees hotel acquisitions and asset management activities. Previously, Lily was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Charlottenburg II

12:00pm CEST

Operator Selection: Finding the Perfect Match
How do owners decide if they want a brand attached to their hotel? Our experts will examine the value of brands, they key selection criteria, partnership models and the role of third-party operators.

Moderators
avatar for Edgar Ollé

Edgar Ollé

Managing Director - Spain & Portugal, Christie & Co
Edgar Ollé is responsible, as of September 2021, for Christie & Co, a company created in 1935, with headquarters in London and 29 offices in the UK and Europe. Present in the Spanish and Portuguese market since 2000, with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and representation in Malaga... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Walton

Timothy Walton

Regional Vice President – Western Europe, International Hotel Development, Marriott Hotels International
Tim Walton currently oversees a team of executives responsible for the development of all Marriotts brands across Western Europe (primarily by means of management and franchise contract).  He's had various previous roles within Marriott, including in development planning and feasibility... Read More →
avatar for Sabina Wyss di Corrado

Sabina Wyss di Corrado

Vice President Development – Europe, Interstate Hotels | Resorts
avatar for Agnès Roquefort

Agnès Roquefort

Global Chief Development Officer, Accor
Agnès Roquefort holds a MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris, with a specialty in Corporate Finance.Agnès is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years’ experience in hospitality, travel and tourism with different positions in Business strategy, M&A, Marketing, Revenue... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Peter Ebertz

Dr. Peter Ebertz

Managing Director | Head of Hotels, Dr. Peter Ebertz Managing Director | Head of HotelsArt-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co. KG
Peter is Managing Partner and Head of Hotels at Art-Invest Real Estate, based in Cologne, Germany. Since 2012, he is responsible for all hotel activities of the Art-Invest Group, where he built up a hotel portfolio of ca. 55 hotels with a total investment volume of approx. € 1,5... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Schöneberg

12:00pm CEST

(How) Can the Hospitality Industry Drive Innovation?
Many hospitality assets have been averse to change, especially in the tech category. Updating and encouraging adaption and innovation in travel, tourism and hospitality is critical to thriving in this decade. This epic interactive session will discuss how to bridge the tech gap including getting the board's buy-in; aligning owners, operators and asset managers on tech priorities; changing legacy processes and systems that were developed over decades; nurturing an ecosystem of tech partners to achieve company goals; and more.


Moderators
avatar for Sean Worker

Sean Worker

Founder & CEO, T5 Strategies, The Adapters & AdaptersTECH X
T5 Strategies specialty lays in business transformation management, tech assessment and integration for optimum results. The founder of T5 Strategies, Sean and his team advise both established companies and start-ups, from business strategy, intelligence and procedural and tech analysis... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Edwards

Kevin Edwards

SVP Commercial, Alliants
avatar for Rami Zeidan

Rami Zeidan

Founder and CEO, Life House
Rami Zeidan is the Founder and CEO of Life House – a venture-backed & vertically integrated hotel management & technology company. Rami founded the company in 2017 which now has over 50 hotels across North America, with an investor roster that includes Kayak, Inovia, Tiger... Read More →
avatar for Hubert Viriot

Hubert Viriot

CEO, YOTEL
Hubert Viriot joined YOTEL in May 2014 to roll out an aggressive growth strategy targeting key city centres and international airports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
avatar for Jeff Coe

Jeff Coe

Limestone Capital, Founder & General Partner
As Limestone’s General Partner Jeff oversees the acquisition and development of real estate assets. Previously he operated as a pan European Angel Investor focused on the hospitality sector. As an investor Jeff was involved in the successful sale of Voyat Inc and the most recent... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kaufman

Brian Kaufman

Managing Director, Blackstone
Brian Kaufman is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and currently leads asset management for Blackstone’s U.S. hospitality portfolio. Before joining Blackstone in 2019, Mr. Kaufman was the Managing Partner of The Kaufman Companies, a privately held hospitality asset management... Read More →
avatar for Norbert Speth

Norbert Speth

Vice President Strategy and Openings, Deutsche Hospitality
Norbert Speth is Vice President Corporate Strategy and Openings | Process Optimization and Implementation. Prior to joining Deutsche Hospitality, Norbert Speth was responsible as Area General Manager and Operations Director for a range of mainly Marriott International Properties from... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Charlottenburg I

12:00pm CEST

VIBE EMEA, Optimising F&B Revenue: Perfect Serve, How to Drive Hospitality Footfall & Maximise Food & Beverage Revenue
CGA’s Graeme Loudon & Karl Chessell will shine a light on the key trends within the global hospitality market, uncovering what consumers are looking for in their visits to F&B venues & mapping the new consumer journey from pre-planning to food and drinks choices. The session will also discuss what venues can do to attract more customers and deliver them a great experience that will make them want to come back again and again, using illustrative examples of the venues which are at the forefront of excellence in this space. Delivering a great customer experience is only possible with a strong and engaged staff roster, in today’s labour market that can be a tough thing to achieve, CGA will highlight how staff shortages are impacting the market, and what employers can do to build a strong front of house team staff by utilising CGA’s operator & bartender research programmes. Once consumers are in venue, CGA will use their market leading On Premise consumer studies & sales data to highlight the key trends in the market today and discuss the important considerations when building your menu range to ensure you can generate maximum return from your offering.Shining a light on the key trends within the global hospitality market, uncovering what consumers are looking for in their visits to F&B venues & mapping the new consumer journey from pre-planning to food and drinks choices.

Speakers
avatar for Graeme Loudon

Graeme Loudon

Managing Director, EMEA, CGA
Graeme is responsible for identifying new areas of growth for CGA’s market leading product suite in EMEA.  Leading new commercial strategies into new territories, he has successfully delivered insight solutions in over 25 markets globally. With over a decade of experience consulting... Read More →
avatar for Karl Chessell

Karl Chessell

Director - Hospitality Operators & Food, CGA
Karl Chessell is CGA’s Director for Hospitality Operators and Food in EMEA. He works closely with pub, bar and restaurant operators to make insight led decisions around location planning, marketing and operations. He and his team work with operators and trade bodies to understand... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Hugos South

12:30pm CEST

Serviced Living: What's Next for Aparthotels, Student Accommodation & Co-living?
Home-for-a-while model that blurred hotel service with apartments had an explosive growth and proved resilient during the pandemic. Serviced apartments, student accommodation, BTR and co-living models all capitlised on the hotelisation of living. How are they evolving and how staying competitive in the crowded marketplace?

Moderators
avatar for Dave Murray

Dave Murray

Director, CBRE

Speakers
avatar for Navneet  Bali

Navneet Bali

CEO, LyvInn Hotels
avatar for Irene Pfeiffer

Irene Pfeiffer

Investment Director, Temprano Capital
Irene Pfeiffer is Investment Director at Temprano Capital, a Brookfield porftolio company, focusing on the groups new acquisitions in the Living sector within Iberia and Italy.Prior to that, Irene worked as an Investment Manager at The Student Hotel focused on the expansion of the... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:30pm - 1:00pm CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

1:00pm CEST

1:00pm CEST

Networking Lunch​
Wednesday May 4, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

2:00pm CEST

The New Urban Status Quo: The Rise of the Hybrid Guest
Physical spaces continue to blur into each other for more uses to cater to customers with increasingly multi-faceted needs. What are the challenges of the model that caters to residents, guests, members and day visitors? How to serve hybrid customers who constantly shift through live-work-play mode? What are the investment, development and operational considerations when it comes to multi-purpose flexibility? How to diversify revenue streams within a single real estate asset? How to achieve the premium on the bottom line?

Moderators
avatar for Katherine Doggrell

Katherine Doggrell

Co-founder, NewDogPR
Katherine is a cofounder of NewDog PR, a boutique agency focused on the hotel investment sector. She has worked for publications including the FT, Business 2.0 and the leading hotel B2B titles as well as writing Checking Out - What the Rise of the Sharing Economy Means for the Future... Read More →

Speakers
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Torsten Kuttig

Director Hotel Development, ECE Work & Live GmbH & Co. KG
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Theo Bortoluzzi

Business Development Manager, Kerten Hospitality
Business Development Lead with over three years experience in the hospitality space. Currently, Theo is heading the company development in Europe and overlooking the Global Development Team. An honours graduate of the Hospitality University Les Roches Marbella (Spain), Theo has been... Read More →
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Daniel Johansson

Director of Development and Acquisitions, Cheval Collection
Daniel Johansson is the Director of Development and Acquisitions of serviced apartment operator Cheval Collection, based in London at the group office.Daniel’s primary responsibilities are to set the global expansion strategy and to grow the portfolio across its three defined brands... Read More →
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Philip Ward

Senior Advisor, KSL Capital Partners
Philip is a Senior Advisor to KSL. Previously, Philip was Chief Executive Officer of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality practice for Europe, the Middle East & Africa.  Prior to joining JLL in 2016, Philip was a Managing Partner at Brookfield Financial in London, having previously worked... Read More →
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William Laxton

CEO, Mactaggart Family & Partners
William is London CEO of Mactaggart Family and Partners and a Director of Resident Hotels.He is a real estate professional with experience executing buy and sell side transactions, capital raises (debt and equity) for development and investment, JV structuring and the establishment... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

2:00pm CEST

Getting Back to Profitability
Hospitality businesses have found new efficiencies to navigate the pandemic, how can they be sustained? What is the new breakeven threshold? What new revenue streams will boost profits? 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Hornman

Rob Hornman

CEO, Flemings Hotels Group
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Markus Lewe

Managing Director / CEO Lodging Division, HR Group
avatar for Margarida  Almeida

Margarida Almeida

CEO, Amazing Evolution
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Niels Schroeder

CEO, Fairmas
In 2011, Niels Schröder has been appointed as Managing Director of Fairmas GmbH - a software company developing Planning and Management Reporting Solutions for the hospitality industry. As a Bachelor of Hotel Administration, he gained a broad experience within the international hotel... Read More →
avatar for John Brennan

John Brennan

Chairman, Klarent Hospitality
avatar for Alexander Trobitz FRICS

Alexander Trobitz FRICS

Managing Director, Head of Hotel Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate
As Head of Hotel Services, Alexander Trobitz and his team accompany selling processes and the search for operators of hotel and serviced apartments properties throughout Germany. Since the division was founded in 2014, the advisors have brokered hotel transactions with a volume of... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Kopenick II

2:00pm CEST

The Evolution of Luxury, From Hotel to Residential
What does luxury mean now, what are guests' expectations, how important is the residential component?

Moderators
avatar for Omer Isvan K.

Omer Isvan K.

President, Servotel
Omer Isvan, the founder, president and managing partner of Servotel, has worked with global hotel companies in senior management positions. Backed up with industry-leading specialists based in London and Istanbul, Mr. Isvan’s experience spans over 43 countries and numerous projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Wakeling

Daniel Wakeling

Vice President, Development, Luxury & Residential - Europe & Africa, Hilton
Dan Wakeling oversees Hiltons luxury growth in Europe & Africa. With more than 20 years experience in international hotel development and investment roles, Dan has led Hiltons luxury & residential development strategy since 2016. Under his leadership, Hiltons portfolio has grown across... Read More →
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Jaidev Menezes

Regional Vice President, Mixed-Use Development (EMEA), Marriott International
Jaidev ("JD") oversees mixed-use development for Marriott International (co-located and standalone) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. JD has a successful track record in hotel and branded residential development in several markets including the Americas, Asia, Europe, the... Read More →
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Ingo Schweder

Chief Executive Officer, GOCO Hospitality
A globally recognized authority in wellness hospitality affairs, Ingo Schweder spearheads GOCO Hospitality as its CEO, and is also the Managing Director of Horwath HTL Health and Wellness.
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Willemijn Geels

Vice-President Development Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Willemijn Geels is Vice President Development at IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies. She drives the expansion of the group's brands across Europe, encompassing luxury, upscale and mainstream opportunities through managed and franchised deal structures. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Bellevue

2:00pm CEST

Sustainable Operations: How to Operate Sustainably and Profitably
We've talked the talk, now it's time to walk the walk. What investment is needed to make hotel operations sustainable and who should bear it? What costs can be saved via more efficient energy etc.?

Moderators
avatar for Maribel Esparcia Pérez

Maribel Esparcia Pérez

Founding Partner, European Sustainable Hospitality Group
I intend to drive the hospitality industry forward by focusing on "service and significance".University Professor & Partner at European Sustainable Hospitality Group. Change Agent Certified in Environmental, Social, and Good Corporate Governance leadership skills by ISSP, ESG researcher... Read More →

Speakers
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Gesa Rohwedder

Head of Hospitality Europe, Drees & Sommer
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Angus MacDonald

Chief Hospitality Officer, Phoenix Capital Partners Limited
Angus MacDonald - Chief Hospitality Officer - Phoenix Capital PartnersAn experienced senior hospitality professional with a proven track record in hotel finance, development and asset management.Has worked in the hospitality sector for c. 25 years. with experience in hotel operations... Read More →
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Ufi Ibrahim

CEO, Energy & Environment Alliance
Ufi Ibrahim is Founder and Chief Executive of the Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA), a global coalition of hotel investors, asset owners and asset managers working to transition the industry to Net Zero Carbon and ESG stewardship in a robust, timely and profitable way.  Previously... Read More →
avatar for Ivaylo Lefterov

Ivaylo Lefterov

MD Svart Hotel - Director of Developments, Svart Eiendom AS
I am the Managing Director for SVART Hotel - the first energy-positive hotel, looking after the full development process and future operation, as well as the brand integration.  The main interests and industries I operate in are Hospitality, sustainability, innovative design, hotel... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Tiergarten

2:00pm CEST

Post-Pandemic Deal Flow and Valuations
After the lengthy crisis, how has deal flow evolved? Where are deals coming from, what is the segmentation, how do values compare to pre-pandemic, how have markets evolved?  

Moderators
avatar for Jane Lees

Jane Lees

Executive Director, CBRE

Speakers
avatar for Jon Colley

Jon Colley

Executive Vice President Acquisitions & Development, PPHE Hotel Group
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Sophie Perret

Senior Director, HVS
Sophie Perret has worked for HVS since 2003 and has extensive experience in hotel feasibility and valuation work across the EMEA region. Her consultancy experience includes valuations, feasibility studies, concept recommendations, highest and best use analyses, and strategic positioning... Read More →
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Camil Yazbek

SVP Development - Northern Europe, Accor
Camil Yazbeck leads the development of Accor’s diversified brand portfolio throughout Northern Europe, reinforcing Accor’s #1 position by increasing development across the region.Northern Europe is one of Accor’s largest regions, comprising 1,100 hotels and 156,000 rooms located... Read More →
avatar for Dominic Seely

Dominic Seely

Director of Acquisitions, Westmont Hospitality
Mr. Seely is responsible for acquisitions since 2014, with a primary focus on Southern Europe. Westmont, founded in 1975, has been active in Europe since 1996 and has acquired, owned, and operated more than 350 hotels across twelve countries. What started with a single hotel in North... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Charlottenburg II

2:00pm CEST

The Evolution of the Lease
The pandemic has shone a light on the pitfalls of a strict lease model. How can it be updated to encourage a model based more on partnership that owner-tenant relation?

Moderators
avatar for Roman Tkaczenko

Roman Tkaczenko

Director, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting

Speakers
avatar for Saurabh Chawla

Saurabh Chawla

CEO-PropCo, Selina
avatar for Markus Kotowski

Markus Kotowski

Lawyer | Senior Associate, DLA Piper
Markus Kotowski advises national and international corporations, investors and banks on real estate law, cross-border transactions and commercial lease agreements. In the hospitality sector, Markus has a particular focus on the leasing, acquisition, development, franchising, management... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Beauvilain

Christophe Beauvilain

Managing Partner, Pygmalion Capital Advisers LLP
Christophe Beauvilain is Managing Partner of Pygmalion Capital and headsthe Investment Committee. Before founding Pygmalion Group in 2017, he waspartner at Perenne Capital LLP from 2010, which provided deal sourcing andstructuring in the European Hotel sector. He was previously CEO... Read More →
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Claus-Dieter Jandel

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality
Claus-Dieter Jandel has been in leading positions for most of his more than 40 years within the hospitality industry. With this wealth of experience, he is a true expert in the hospitality sector. Jandel started his remarkable career in 1975 at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Frankfurt... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Schöneberg

2:00pm CEST

Redefining Experience for Guests, Employees and Stakeholders
Whose Xperience is it anyway? It has always been about the guests, but what about the employees and stakeholders?
Guests are more discerning than ever, expecting seamless, contactless, fast and easy service. Unprecedented staff shortages forcing hotels and adjacent accommodations to provide better employee experiences, while doing more with less. Stakeholders want remote access to real-time accurate data insights about business performance. What does that Venn diagram of their experiences look like and what automation solutions will drive meaningful results?

Moderators
avatar for Christian Buer

Christian Buer

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL

Speakers
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Jan Peter van der Ree

Area Vice President Germany / General Manager, Hyatt Hotels
Jan Peter van der Ree is a 30 years plus veteran of Hyatt International corporation with extensive experience in both single and multiple Hotel Management in countries like China, South- Korea, Vietnam, Dubai, Turkey, Switzerland and Germany. Jan Peter is a graduate of the Institute... Read More →
avatar for Chi Chan

Chi Chan

Chief Commercial Officer, IRECKONU
Chi is a proven industry commercial leader driven by a passion for digital and enterprise transformation.  He is a marketer, strategic business builder and digital innovator with experiences in digital, ecommerce, marketing, loyalty, brand, revenue management, distribution, and operation... Read More →
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Moritz von Petersdorff-Campen

Founder & Managing Director, SuitePad
Moritz von Petersdorff-Campen is the founder and CEO of SuitePad GmbH. After completing his studies at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Moritz headed up a Cloud Computing start-up before founding SuitePad GmbH alongside Tilmann Volk in Berlin in 2012.
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Sophie Richard

Asset Manager, M&L Hospitality
Sophie Richard is the Asset Manager for M&L Hospitality in Europe and the UK. The company currently owns 12 properties in Europe and 10 in Asia Pacific.Sophie joined M&L in 2016 after working for hotel consultancy firms such as BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotel in Paris and HVS in Madrid... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Charlottenburg I

2:00pm CEST

VIBE EMEA, Optimising F&B Revenue: The Path Forward: Future F&B Trends
While leaders simply want to get back to business, after two years of adjustments, some realities have firmly established themselves: costs are high, labor is scarce, and competition is fierce. This group of industry insiders and veterans will discuss what the future holds, and how enterprising businesses are finding opportunity and new resources in menu offerings, labor management, third-party partners and joint ventures, licensing and more to ensure the guest experience and their own profitability.

Moderators
avatar for Doug Zeif

Doug Zeif

CEO, Next! Hospitality
“Doug” Zeif, is the Managing Partner of High Dive and principal in The Concept Gurus, Next! Hospitality Advisors, and Equal Measure Partners consulting and advisory practices firms he founded in April, 2013. Next! specializes in hotel and resort product and profit improvement... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Axel Weber

Axel Weber

Founder, SODA Gmbh
Founder of SODA Gmbh (since 1993), Axel draws on many years of strategic and operational experience. He was instrumental in, amongst other things, the launch of Starbucks in Germany and was responsible for the trend-setting system changeover and repositioning of the catering brand... Read More →
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Andrew Katz

Partner, Prospect Hotel Advisors LLC
Andrew is a partner at Prospect Hotel Advisors LLC, which is a hospitality asset management firm.Prospect Hotel Advisors is an advisor to Blackstone for their hotel portfolio and oversees the exclusive consultant partners that support the portfolios, as well as providing third party... Read More →
avatar for Emily Goldfischer

Emily Goldfischer

Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Hertelier
A curious journalist passionate about the hotel industry, Goldfischer founded in March of 2021.  An online media platform that enlightens and inspires women in hospitality to pursue, navigate, and nurture their careers at every stage, hertelier has taken off, creating a dynamic and engaged community of professionals.Emily curates hertelier’s content through the lens of supporting women in their hotel industry careers-sharing valuable lessons from accomplished pros and rising stars, covering business skills, work/life... Read More →



Wednesday May 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CEST
Hugos South

3:15pm CEST

How to Break All the Old Rules with the Lifelong Hotelier David Bowd
Hospitality innovator David Bowd, who steered some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, will talk about overcoming the challenges and embracing renewal to excite the ever-changing guests. We’ll get a peek into his new venture The Aster – the decidedly “anti-Soho” establishment, along with Salt School - recruitment in a post-pandemic world. David will also reveal what keeps him up at night, what is “cool” and what his vision is for the new breed of hospitality.

Moderators
avatar for Eloise Hanson

Eloise Hanson

Editor, Boutique Hotel News
Boutique Hotel News is a B2B multimedia platform for boutique, lifestyle and luxury hotels. As editor, I cover global news, comment and opinion from across these sectors and hold regular interviews with industry professionals.

Speakers
avatar for David Bowd

David Bowd

Founder & Chief Executive, Salt Hotels
David has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in numerous hotels in the United Kingdom, Australia and at the corporate level in the U.S. David started his ground up career working for Hilton and Marriott in the U.K. before taking his first General... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 3:40pm CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

3:15pm CEST

The Evolution of Revenue Management
What has the pandemic taught hotels about revenue management?  

Moderators
avatar for Kathrin Cockhill

Kathrin Cockhill

Director of Hotel Intelligence, EMEA, Hotstats
Kathrin is Director of Hotel Intelligence EMEA at HotStats.  HotStats provide monthly P&L benchmarking & market Insight for the hotel industry. Collecting monthly detailed financial data from over 10,000 hotels worldwide from over 100 brands and independent hotels, HotStats provide... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Judith Cartwright

Judith Cartwright

Founder & Managing Director, Black Coral Consulting
Judith has more than twenty years experience in the hospitality industry, working closely with senior management to achieve unprecedented results by taking an innovative and disruptive approach to traditional revenue management. Most recently, Judith was the Senior Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Rainer M. Willa

Rainer M. Willa

CEO, HotelPartner Yield Management
Rainer joined HotelPartner in 2013 and is an experienced CEO with a proven success record in the hospitality industry. Under his leadership, HotelPartner strengthened its position as a leading service provider in the field of revenue management in Europe for individual hotels and... Read More →
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Konstantinos Santikos

Managing Director, Santikos Collection
Konstantinos is the Managing Director of Santikos Collection since 2018 and has been involved and leading the Santikos Collection hospitality group as General Manager for the Princess Resort until 2012 and head of Sales & Reservations up. In 2020 he co-founded Capital H Hospitality... Read More →
avatar for Joe Pettigrew

Joe Pettigrew

Chief Commercial Officer, Hotel Asset Management, Starwood Capital
Joe is responsible for maximising revenue for all hotels and brands owned by Starwood Capital Group by leading the operating team to develop and execute cohesive commercial strategies across all guest segments and acquisition channels. Most recently, Joe served as SVP of Commercial... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Kopenick II

3:15pm CEST

Italy: Investment Opportunities Blooming!
Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, the branded room stock has increased in Italy, and recovery is on the cards. How ensure growth is achieved and sustained in this key market?

Moderators
avatar for James Chapell

James Chapell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL
James Chappell is the Global Business Director of Horwath HTL, the worlds oldest and largest Hospitality Consulting Brand and is responsible for 50 offices in 39 countries around the world.Horwath HTL is famous for their expertise in the hospitality sector having written the first... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Francesco Alfonsi

Francesco Alfonsi

Italian Trade Commissioner, Italian Trade Agency
avatar for Luca Boccato

Luca Boccato

CEO, HNH Hospitality
avatar for Chiara Caruso

Chiara Caruso

Head of National Tourism Fund, CDP Immobiliare SGR SpA
avatar for Sir Rocco Forte

Sir Rocco Forte

Chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels
avatar for Giorgio Palmucci

Giorgio Palmucci

President, enit
President of the Italian State Tourist BoardCo-Founder Italia Hospitality
avatar for Marco Malacrida

Marco Malacrida

Founder, Italia Hospitality
Marco G. Malacrida. From 1998 with RES Hospitality Business Developers works for italian hospitality market developlment. He introduced benchmarking of hospitality performances in 2005 in Italy. In 2014 he founded Italia Hospitality and together with  Confindustria Alberghi and ICE... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Bellevue

3:15pm CEST

Green Finance: How Does it Work?
Can cheaper debt financing for sustainable hotels create value? How does it work? Who are the providers and what are the criteria?

Moderators
avatar for Theodor Kubak

Theodor Kubak

Managing Partner, Value One Arbireo Hospitality
Prior to founding SERVUS International In 1997 in Istanbul Theodor occupied a serious of executive positions in hotels in Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific (including General Manager, Rooms Division Manager and Maitre hotel).SERVUS assisted private and institutional investors... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Harrington

Andrew Harrington

Partner, AHV Associates
avatar for Michelle Weiss

Michelle Weiss

Head of Hotel Properties, Aareal Bank AG
avatar for Heribert Gangl

Heribert Gangl

Director Hotels & Tourism Group Commercial Real Estate, Erste Group Bank AG


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Tiergarten

3:15pm CEST

Institutional Investors' Strategies
How are institutional investors' strategies evolving? Are they really becoming less risk-averse? What segments and destinations are they looking at?

Moderators
avatar for Joseph Green

Joseph Green

Senior Director, Hotels, CBRE
Joe heads the Hotels Investment Properties business for CBRE in the UK.  Along with colleagues in the UK and throughout Europe, CBRE advises clients divesting or acquiring hotel assets and businesses, as well as providing ancillary hotel investment services.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Walter

Benjamin Walter

Head of Investment Management Hospitality / International, Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Benjamin Walter is the Group Head Investment Management Hospitality - International at Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. Having joined in 2019, Benjamin and his team drive Union Investment’s international growth strategy in the hospitality sector. The hotel portfolio of Union Investment... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Capoani

Johanna Capoani

Head of Hospitality Portfolio Management, Swiss Life Asset Managers France
Johanna Capoani holds an Engineering degree, specialized in civil engineering (ESTP). She is member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Johanna heads up the Hospitality competence center for Swiss Life Asset Managers France since 2013. Before she was Senior Project... Read More →
avatar for James Dunne

James Dunne

Head of UK Transactions, Abrdn
James is Head of UK Transactions for Real Estate at the FTSE 100 listed investment manager, abrdn.  With over 20 years of experience in the property industry he oversaw a record year of investment in 2021 with over £1.7bn committed into direct property.  He has overseen numerous... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Charlottenburg II

3:15pm CEST

Insight: The Growth of Franchising in Europe
The hotel franchise model is gaining ground in Europe. Our experts will discuss the business benefits of franchising as part of your growth strategy, what it means for all stakeholders along with the legal requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Westerburg

Andreas Westerburg

Head of Hotel Development, BWH Hotel Group Central Europe
Andreas heads the expansion and hotel, quality management and member services areas of BWH Hotel Group in Central Europe, one of the top 10 global hospitality brands. Today BWH Hotel group currently features more than 4.700 hotels globally flagged under brands such as WorldHotels... Read More →
avatar for Rustom Vickers

Rustom Vickers

Head of Franchise Development, EMEA, Choice Hotels
Rustom Vickers joined Choice Hotels last year as Head of Development, Europe Middle East & Africa. He brings 20+ years of diversified experience in hospitality & real estate. Having been all sides of the business; from operations to consulting and from real estate ownership (development... Read More →
avatar for David Bond

David Bond

Partner, Fieldfisher
Commercial lawyer, with a strong focus on intellectual property, specialising in franchising law and advertising and marketing law.
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John Rogers

SVP, Brands & Central Operations - EMEA, Hilton
John Rogers has responsibility for the management of Hilton’s brands and central support teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  The Hilton portfolio currently comprises more than 600 trading hotels across EMEA representing 10 brands.  Under John’s leadership... Read More →
avatar for Eric Omgba

Eric Omgba

Founding Partner, Alboran


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Schöneberg

3:15pm CEST

VIBE EMEA, Optimising F&B Revenue: The Path Forward: Future F&B Trends - Part 2
In Part 2 of this conversation, the panelists confront the challenges and future in hospitality technology, as well as sustainability and other crucial green initiatives in demand by customers who value forward-thinking enterprises. Which trends and important innovations are here to stay? Contactless ordering? Zero-proof beverage programs? Plant-based? Ghost kitchens? Join this interactive discussion that takes on the new economy and the next generation of customers.

Moderators
avatar for Doug Zeif

Doug Zeif

CEO, Next! Hospitality
“Doug” Zeif, is the Managing Partner of High Dive and principal in The Concept Gurus, Next! Hospitality Advisors, and Equal Measure Partners consulting and advisory practices firms he founded in April, 2013. Next! specializes in hotel and resort product and profit improvement... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goldfischer

Emily Goldfischer

Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Hertelier
A curious journalist passionate about the hotel industry, Goldfischer founded in March of 2021.  An online media platform that enlightens and inspires women in hospitality to pursue, navigate, and nurture their careers at every stage, hertelier has taken off, creating a dynamic and engaged community of professionals.Emily curates hertelier’s content through the lens of supporting women in their hotel industry careers-sharing valuable lessons from accomplished pros and rising stars, covering business skills, work/life... Read More →
avatar for Axel Weber

Axel Weber

Founder, SODA Gmbh
Founder of SODA Gmbh (since 1993), Axel draws on many years of strategic and operational experience. He was instrumental in, amongst other things, the launch of Starbucks in Germany and was responsible for the trend-setting system changeover and repositioning of the catering brand... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Katz

Andrew Katz

Partner, Prospect Hotel Advisors LLC
Andrew is a partner at Prospect Hotel Advisors LLC, which is a hospitality asset management firm.Prospect Hotel Advisors is an advisor to Blackstone for their hotel portfolio and oversees the exclusive consultant partners that support the portfolios, as well as providing third party... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:00pm CEST
Hugos South

3:15pm CEST

Challenge Accepted: Solutions to Hospitality’s Biggest Operational Hurdles
These companies made it their business to find solutions to hospitality industry biggest challenges. Learn tech must-haves to improve efficiency through a series of talks, hear them debate afterwards and ask them your burning questions.  
15.15 – 15.25 The Rise of Travel Fintech: Unlocking new customers spend in hospitality - Alexander Gevers Deynoot, Director Chains, Hopper (Netherlands)
15.25 – 15.35 Raising the Travel Tech Bar: Innovative tools and solutions to help hospitality drive growth and efficiency - Oliver Pernoud, Senior Director Market Management, Expedia (USA)
15.35 – 15.45 Charge your business! EV charging stations in your portfolio: Additional revenue and increased customer satisfaction - Arkadiusz Burnos, Managing Director, EMEA, SEAM Group Europe (Poland)
15.45 – 16.10 Panel discussion and Q&A:
Markus Schreyer, Chief Development Officer, Proper Hospitality (USA)
Alexander Gevers Deynoot, Director Chains, Hopper (Netherlands)
Oliver Pernoud, Senior Director Market Management, Expedia (USA)
Arkadiusz Burnos, Managing Director, EMEA, SEAM Group Europe (Poland)



Moderators
avatar for Vanessa Borkmann

Vanessa Borkmann

Lead Scientist, Fraunhofer IAO
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vanessa Borkmann is head of research in the field of hotels, smart urban environments, culture & tourism at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO in Stuttgart. She is the initiator of the research networks Future Hotel and Future Museum. She is also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Markus Schreyer

Markus Schreyer

Chief Development Officer, Proper Hospitality
Markus Schreyer is Chief Development Officer at Proper Hospitality. Proper Hospitality designs, operates and brands High-End Hospitality Experiences; and brings a different lens to the table than traditional hotel managers and operators. Proper Hospitality’s diverse portfolio of... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Gevers Deynoot

Alexander Gevers Deynoot

Director Chains, Hopper
Alexander Gevers Deynoot is Global Director of Chains at Hopper, the No. 1 most downloaded travel App in the US in 2021. With over 70M downloads, Hopper is the world's 5th most valuable travel company. By leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Pernoud

Olivier Pernoud

Senior Director Market Management (EMEA), Expedia
Olivier Pernoud is a Senior Director for Market Management in EMEA at Expedia Group. Olivier joined Expedia Group in 2004 and has held several managerial positions in the company, leading commercial teams across markets including France, Benelux, Nordics, UK & Ireland and now also... Read More →
avatar for Arkadiusz Burnos

Arkadiusz Burnos

Managing Director EMEA, SEAM Group Europe
Arkadiusz (Arek) Burnos is the Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa at SEAM Group. He drives the growth and business operations spanning asset management, condition monitoring, and safety services across the EMEA region.Arek previously served as president and owner... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:15pm - 4:10pm CEST
Charlottenburg I

3:40pm CEST

Live, Stay, Work: Trends and Innovations
Alternative hospitality brands are rapidly becoming mainstream as they proved to win new customer demand for a flexible lifestyle and seamless hassle-free experiences. How are they innovating across real estate, operations and technology? What gives that edge that creates loyalty and repeat bookings? These innovators share what works and how to implement changes that make difference to the top line.

Moderators
avatar for David Eisen

David Eisen

Content Director, Media, Questex
David Eisen is Content Director, Media within the hospitality vertical for Questex, overseeing the content direction and focus for Hotel Management, Hospitality Insights and the complementing event series. Prior to Questex, he was Director of Hotel Intelligence, Americas, for HotStats... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tomer Bercoviz

Tomer Bercoviz

CEO, Vonder
Tomer Bercoviz was born in Haifa, Israel. He completed his MBA in financial engineering & real estate at Hebrew University Jerusalem after a BA in both Business Administration - Finance and Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at IDC Herzliya. He has combined his love of traveling... Read More →
avatar for Niko Karstikko

Niko Karstikko

Co-founder and CEO, Bob W
Niko Karstikko is a Finnish tech entrepreneur reinventing the hospitality industry as Co-founder and CEO of Bob W. Bob W is a tech company operating in hospitality and the first international climate-neutral hospitality provider. Under Karstikko's leadership, Bob W has raised €10... Read More →
avatar for Julius Meinl

Julius Meinl

CEO, Julius Meinl Living
Julius Meinl VI. has over 10 years of principal investment and entrepreneurial experience. He previously worked at Colony Capital, a global real estate investment firm, as well as in the real estate investment banking group at Credit Suisse. Julius Meinl Vl. graduated in Business... Read More →
avatar for Mani Yanika

Mani Yanika

CEO & Co-founder, MYCOlive
Innovation Leader, Mani is the CEO and Co-Founder of MYCOlive, an Ecosystem Platform for eCo-Living and eCo-Working Designer Apartments, solving real problems and helping change the world of Work & Living.Prior to Entrepreneurship, Mani spent over a decade at Global Corporates in... Read More →
avatar for Mike Millas

Mike Millas

Vice President - Financial Strategy, Kasa
Mike Millas is a member of the senior leadership team of Kasa Living, a technology-enabled operator and manager of flexible apartments, boutique hotels and single family vacation homes. One of the earliest members of Kasa’s team, he leads finance and business development across... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 3:40pm - 4:30pm CEST
Tessin - Pullman Hotel

4:30pm CEST

General Session 2: Conscious Leadership
Speakers
avatar for Alexi Khajavi

Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex


Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:30pm - 4:32pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

4:30pm CEST

4:32pm CEST

Investor Panel: Hospitality Investment with Purpose
ESG is now a key requirement. But how does that affect business and how do you decide which KPIs to use? Our panellists will take a deep dive on everything ESG: from the impact on asset value to which types of properties are more likely to fit the brief.

Moderators
avatar for Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Global CEO, Hotels & Hospitality, JLL
Gilda Perez-Alvarado is the Global Chief Executive Officer of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, where she is responsible for investment sales, debt and equity placement, strategic advisory and asset management across all global regions. Additionally, Gilda leads the group’s Global Hotel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Flück

Adrian Flück

Director Asset Management (Hotels), Invesco Real Estate
Adrian Flueck is a Director of Hotel Investment Management at Invesco Real Estate and manages an internationally branded European hotel portfolio. He also holds a leading role in Invesco Real Estate's Sustainability Focus Group and is responsible for the development of individual... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Abram

Timothy Abram

SVP European Acquisitions, Starwood Capital
Tim Abram is a Senior Vice President in Acquisitions at Starwood Capital Group. In this role, Mr. Abram focuses on sourcing, structuring, underwriting and executing transactions across Europe. He is responsible for Starwood's hotel acquisitions business across Europe, as well as it's... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Casas

Miguel Casas

Managing Director, Stoneweg Hospitality
avatar for Gilles Clavie

Gilles Clavie

CEO, Accorinvest


Wednesday May 4, 2022 4:32pm - 5:05pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

5:05pm CEST

Government Policy, Business Commitments and Conscious Hospitality
ESG strategies require the commitment of multiple stakeholders, from governments to businesses and individuals. To better understand this environment, we hear from a personality with a unique background encompassing ministerial experience and hospitality strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Katharine	Le Quesne

Katharine Le Quesne

Managing Director, HoCoSo

Speakers
avatar for Brune Poirson

Brune Poirson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor
Brune Poirson has experience in the field of sustainable development in the public, non-profit and private sectors. She started her career in London where she worked for the UK’s innovation foundation. She went on to work in India at the French Development Agency, before becoming... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 5:05pm - 5:25pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

5:25pm CEST

CEO Panel: Leadership for the Future​
Take your seat at one of our most popular sessions as our CEO panel focus on leadership. They'll share their insights on the staffing problem, how to change the image of a career in hospitality and how to manage changing relations with partners in the long term.  

Moderators
avatar for Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson

Senior Director, Head of Global Commercial Distribution, CNN
Rachelle Peterson is the Head of Global Commercial Distribution for CNN International at WarnerMedia, where she manages the company’s B2B distribution business, ensuring linear and digital delivery of CNN International and WarnerMedia feature programming to hotels and live streaming... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Federico J. González Tejera

Federico J. González Tejera

President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group
avatar for Dillip Rajakarier

Dillip Rajakarier

CEO Minor Hotels / Group CEO - MINT, Minor International
Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Minor InternationalChief Executive Officer (CEO), Minor HotelsDillip Rajakarier is Group CEO of Minor International (MINT), and CEO of Minor Hotels (MH).Rajakarier joined MH in 2007 as Chief Finance & Investment Officer and was promoted to COO... Read More →
avatar for Larry Cuculic

Larry Cuculic

President and Chief Executive Officer, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Larry Cuculic is President & CEO of Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. He was appointed to the position by the company’s Board of Directors in October 2021 and assumed office in December. Cuculic leads the parent company, BWH Hotel Group®, which is comprised of Best Western Hotels... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2022 5:25pm - 6:00pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

6:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

Hotec Happy Hour by invitation only
Wednesday May 4, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm CEST
Tegel

6:00pm CEST

Global Evening Reception
Wednesday May 4, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
Exhibition
 
Thursday, May 5
 

7:30am CEST

5K Morning Run
Begin the day with a refreshing 5K run.

Thursday May 5, 2022 7:30am - 8:00am CEST
Hotel Lobby

8:00am CEST

Breakfast Roundtables : Morocco: Tourism and Hospitality Investment
Speakers
avatar for Nadia Bourry

Nadia Bourry

Sustainable Development Director
avatar for Thomas Emanuel

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR
Thomas Emanuel is a Director at STR. He is based in London, and leads a team focused on driving business with Industry Partners.He has spent his entire career in the hotel industry, beginning in 2000 with Miki Travel, before joining Hyatt Hotel & Resorts, where he gained experience... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Hugos South

8:00am CEST

Breakfast Roundtables: Cyprus: Travel Trends, Development and Hospitality Investment for Growth
Speakers
avatar for Christophoros Anayiotos

Christophoros Anayiotos

Board Member, KPMG Limited
avatar for George Campanellas

George Campanellas

CEO, Invest Cyprus
George Campanellas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He has nearly twenty years of professional experience in Cyprus and abroad, working with the DG Competition... Read More →
avatar for Thanos Michaelides

Thanos Michaelides

Chief Executive Officer, Thanos Hotels
avatar for Marios Ioannou

Marios Ioannou

Louis PLC, Chief Financial Officer


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Hugos South

8:00am CEST

Breakfast Roundtables: Greece: Adapting Hospitality to the New Leisure Market
Speakers
avatar for Alexander Robinson

Alexander Robinson

Senior Manager, Industry Partners, STR
avatar for Georgios  Filiopoulos

Georgios Filiopoulos

CEO, Enterprise Greece


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Hugos South

8:00am CEST

Breakfast Roundtables: Portugal: Southern Europe's Hospitality Powerhouse
Speakers
avatar for Carlos Abade

Carlos Abade

Board Member, Turismo de Portugal, I.P.
avatar for Aoife Roche

Aoife Roche

Commercial Director - Hotels, STR


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Hugos South

8:00am CEST

Breakfast Panel: Thriving in the Economy Segment
There's big business in small budgets, and a number of brands want to claim the segment as their own in Europe: how do they do it, why is it a good investment proposition?

Moderators
avatar for David  Nath

David Nath

Head of Hospitality CEE & SEE, Cushman & Wakefield
David has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector. Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, David acted as Conducting Officer of alternative investment vehicles such as Keystone Hospitality Fund in Luxembourg. Prior to that David worked for 7 years in leadership and managerial... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Michel

Christian Michel

Vice President Europe, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
As Regional Vice President Development for Europe at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Christian Michel is responsible for leading the companys growth strategy and execution in the region.Joining the company as Director of Development for Eastern Europe in 2004, Christians remit has expanded... Read More →
avatar for Connor Ryterski

Connor Ryterski

Head of Development prizeotel, Prize Deutschland GmbH
avatar for Max Cergneux

Max Cergneux

Chief Development Officer, Louvre Hotels Group
avatar for Markus Lehnert

Markus Lehnert

SVP, International Hotel Development EMEA, Marriott International


Thursday May 5, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CEST
Charlottenburg II

8:00am CEST

9:00am CEST

General Session 3: Investing in Innovation
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Langston

Jonathan Langston

Chair IHIF Advisory Board, Questex
Jonathan is Chairman of HotStats. He also chairs the Advisory Boards of The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) and The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in both of which he events he also has a moderating role.


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:00am - 9:05am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

9:05am CEST

Today's Traveller: Key Trends Informing Current Traveller Behaviours and How They Could Affect Your Business sponsored by Google
The travel industry has undergone huge changes over the past 2 years and remains volatile. In this session we’ll zoom in on some of the most important macro trends shaping current traveller behaviours in both the short and long-term and how they may impact travel businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Finnbar Cornwall

Finnbar Cornwall

Industry Lead, Travel, Google
Finnbar is the Industry Sector Leader for Travel at Google UK, where he leads the team working with some of the largest Travel companies in the world helping them get the best from Google. He previously worked as a consultant with McKinsey and at a travel startup that built a booking... Read More →



Thursday May 5, 2022 9:05am - 9:25am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

9:25am CEST

Future Focus Panel: Hybrid Concepts and Hospitality Innovation
From serviced apartments to residential products, lifestyle or mixed developments, our panel will explore the future of hospitality and discuss where the money is in these innovations and hybrid concepts.

Moderators
avatar for Christian Walter

Christian Walter

Global CEO, PKF hospitality
Christian Walter joined the PKF hospitality group in 2003. Based in Vienna, he is one of the group’s two Global CEOs. Managing a team of about 100 consultants and associates, he has been instrumental in completing several hundred feasibility, valuation, operator search, due diligence... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Stockburger

Martin Stockburger

CEO, Koncept Hotels
Martin founded KONCEPT HOTELS 2017 and has grown his company so far into Switzerland, Austria and Germany to a total of 7 Hotels in Operation. The Development-Pipeline shows a doubling of the portfolio every second year.KONCEPT HOTELS is known as pioneer and market leader in digitalisation... Read More →
avatar for John  Philipson

John Philipson

COO, Cheval Collection
With more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, Philipson joined Cheval Collection at a crucial point in its development. Since his appointment Cheval has expanded from a purely London-based entity with a single brand to a multi-location, multi-brand organisation... Read More →
avatar for Michael Widmann

Michael Widmann

Global CEO, PKF hospitality group
avatar for Sharan  Pasricha

Sharan Pasricha

Co-CEO, Ennismore
Sharan Pasricha is the Founder & Co-CEO of Ennismore - a creative hospitality company rooted in culture and community.Pasricha founded Ennismore in 2011 and under his leadership it saw exponential growth, including the global expansion of The Hoxton across Europe and the US; the reinvention... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 9:25am - 10:00am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

10:00am CEST

Celebrating Leadership: Awards Presentation and Interview
It's time to celebrate! Join us as we present our Lifetime Achievement Award and the Young Leader Award, followed by a conversation with the winners.

Speakers
avatar for David Kong

David Kong

Principal, DEI Advisors
avatar for Russell Kett

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS
Russell Kett has more than 40 years experience of the UK and international hotel sector and, since 1995, has been responsible for hotel valuation and consulting work in HVSs London office. He was appointed managing director in 1996 and became chairman in 2012. He is a Fellow of the... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 10:00am - 10:20am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

10:20am CEST

The New Leisure ​
The appeal of the leisure segment is now taking the lead in investors' and operators' strategies. Our experts will examine what the new leisure hospitality looks like, the new trends to have on your radar and whether bleisure is here to stay.

Moderators
avatar for Andreas Ewald

Andreas Ewald

Managing Partner, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting
Andreas Ewald is founder and managing partner of Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting. He combines many years of experience from both the operational hotel and real estate investment business. After various operational positions in the hotel industry, he was previously responsible for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Grégory Lanter

Grégory Lanter

Chief development and Construction Officer, Club Med
Gregory Lanter graduated from the Paris HEC Business School. He joined Club Med Group and its development teams in 2004, especially in charge of Africa and Middle East. He was appointed Vice President Global Development in 2009, which was later extended to Construction matters. His... Read More →
avatar for Karin Sheppard

Karin Sheppard

SVP, MD Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Karin Sheppard has worked for InterContinental Hotels Group for 20 years. She is currently IHGs Managing Director for Europe, responsible for driving the performance, sustainable growth and reputation of IHGs European business. Karin oversees more than 750 franchised and managed hotels... Read More →
avatar for Gabriele Burgio

Gabriele Burgio

President & CEO Alpitour World
Gabriele Burgio (Florence, Italy 1954) attends law school in Florence, with a Major in International Private Law and an MBA at Insead Fontainebleau in 1982, with the Giovanni Agnelli scholarship.He starts his professional career in Bankers Trust, investment bank, working for several... Read More →
avatar for Ramón 	Aragonés Marín

Ramón Aragonés Marín

Chief Executive Officer, NH Hotel Group, part of Minor Hotels
avatar for Alexander Schneider

Alexander Schneider

President, Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts
Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts has been successfully spear heading the change of the resort ecosystem in a global theatre. This trend has been largely accelerated by the impact of the Covid years that allowed our brand to gain significantly in strength and relevance. Being a very... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 10:20am - 11:00am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

11:00am CEST

The Big Conversation: Experience, Innovation, Profit
A conversation with one of hospitality' leaders on the major trends and challenges facing hospitality.

Speakers
avatar for Alexi Khajavi

Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex
avatar for Sebastien Bazin

Sebastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO, Accor


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:00am - 11:20am CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

11:45am CEST

Design and Procurement : An Asset Management Perspective
Examining the strategic impact of design and procurement on investors’ asset values  

Moderators
avatar for Alessandro Tedesco

Alessandro Tedesco

Chief Operating Officer, FEBC

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Matar

Gabriel Matar

Managing Partner, Sentinel Hospitality
Current ResponsibilitiesGabriel Matar is the Managing Partner of Sentinel Hospitality and responsible for managing the firm’s Asset Management business.ExperiencePrior to founding Sentinel Hospitality in August 2014, Gabriel was Regional Director for the Hotels & Hospitality Group... Read More →
avatar for Erik Jacobs

Erik Jacobs

Partner, VERTIQ Capital Advisors
avatar for Maurice Petignat

Maurice Petignat

Vice President, Design and Construction, Cedar Capital Partners Ltd


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:45am - 12:00pm CEST
Charlottenburg II

11:45am CEST

Pitch Your Brand
What makes new brands different and why should investors choose them? Judges dissect new brands from the perspective of concept, design and business model. ​​​​

Moderators
avatar for Michael Widmann

Michael Widmann

Global CEO, PKF hospitality group

Speakers
avatar for Philipp Patzel

Philipp Patzel

Life long hospitality and experience design aficionado. Developed and managed pioneering hospitality products. Among them, genre-defining Hollmann Beletage as well as artists and designers haven Altstadt Vienna. Shares Tourism Product Development insights with his students as university... Read More →
avatar for Oliver  Armitstead

Oliver Armitstead

Regional Director of Real Estate, Sonder
Oliver Armitstead, Regional Director of Real Estate at Sonder: Oliver is responsible for real estate growth in the UK, Ireland and Spain at Sonder. He has over 15 years of real estate and hotel experience across advisory firms and hotel companies including Savills, Belmond, AECOM... Read More →
avatar for Erik Steger

Erik Steger

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG, Partner
Erik Steger specialises in real estate matters across the CEE/SEE region. The primary focus of his practice is on the hotel and leisure industry, the investment and divestment of commercial property with cross-border elements and joint venture opportunities. Erik has been involved... Read More →
avatar for Kelsea Crawford

Kelsea Crawford

CEO, Cutwork
avatar for Josef  Vollmayr

Josef Vollmayr

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Limehome
Dr. Josef Vollmayr is Co-Founder and Managing Director of limehome, a 2018 founded, radically tech-driven hospitality concept. Based on automated back-end processes and a fully digital customer journey, Limehome is able to offer fully-equipped design apartments at prices of standard... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Catic

Stefan Catic

Managing Consultant | Head of Operator Search, PKF hospitality group
Stefan Catic joined the PKF hospitality group in 2018 and is based in Vienna.Before joining the PKF hospitality group, Stefan worked for the catering company DO & CO for two years in controlling & cost control where he gained valuable knowledge in forecasting, cost optimization, as... Read More →
avatar for Eric Jafari

Eric Jafari

Chief Development Officer, Edyn
Eric Jafari is the co-founder behind edyn, Locke Hotels, The Moorgate and Birch.  Eric is the Creative Director and Chief Development Officer at edyn overseeing a development £1bil+ portfolio of design-led hotels & aparthotels across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Germany... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm CEST
Bellevue

11:45am CEST

The People Issue : Addressing the Talent Shortage
Hospitality has always had a staffing issue but the pandemic has made it worse, as people moved to other sectors while hotels were closed. How can the sector promote itself as an attractive career choice? What is needed in terms of education, training, marketing, salary levels, in-work benefits, inclusion etc.?

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Belfanti

Andrea Belfanti

CEO, ISHC
Andrea Belfanti is the CEO of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by the industry’s most respected hospitality professionals worldwide. Andrea has been with ISHC since 2009 and has over 20... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Laura Benoumechiara

Laura Benoumechiara

Chief Human Resources Officer, Louvre Hotels Group
After earning a masters degree in Human Resource Management at Sup des RH in Paris, Laura began her Human Resources career in the logistics & transport sector before moving to Retail.
avatar for Dimitris Manikis

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Dimitris Manikis was appointed President and Managing Director for EMEA in April 2018.In his current role as President of EMEA, he is responsible for the development of all of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ brands in the EMEA region as well as maximising the performance of all new and... Read More →
avatar for Mark Essex

Mark Essex

Director of Skills, KPMG
As KPMG’s Director of Skills, Mark helps places, businesses and government to develop strategies to improve their future skills gap. He analyses labour market trends, and translates their impacts on clients’ business and operating models and advises on tactical and strategic options... Read More →
avatar for Chris Mumford

Chris Mumford

Cervus Leadership Consulting
Chris Mumford is an advisor to the global hospitality sector in the areas of leadership and talent. The founder of Cervus Leadership Consulting, Chris provides services in executive search, compensation consulting, talent advisory and management due diligence. Chris works on behalf... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm CEST
Tiergarten

11:45am CEST

Eco-centric Hotel: Driving Value for Owners, Operators and Guests
How to develop data-driven, tech-powered sustainability practice at the real estate and operational level? What cutting edge solutions offer precision management of energy, water and waste? How to measure carbon footprint and ROI, meaningfully? New KPIs, anyone? And how can hotels monetise sustainability?

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Willy Legrand

Dr. Willy Legrand

Professor of Hospitality Management, IU International University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Willy Legrand is Professor at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a specialization in sustainable hospitality infrastructure and operations management. Over the past two decades, he has established over two dozen undergraduate and graduate courses... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Loonen

Tim Loonen

Head of Product, Travalyst
At Travalyst.org, I work with a coalition of the world's leading travel brands, to empower travelers around the world to make more sustainable travel choices and ensure travel becomes a net-positive factor across all layers of sustainability.
avatar for Michael Griesmayr

Michael Griesmayr

Value One, Founder & Chairman
Michael Griesmayr is a member of the board of value one holding AG. Since 1998 he has been the owner of value one development GmbH (formerly IC Development), which has developed numerous office and residential properties in recent years, as well as the award-winning Viertel Zwei in... Read More →
avatar for Eric Ricaurte

Eric Ricaurte

Founder and CEO, Greenview
Eric founded Greenview in 2008, an international consultancy catalyzing innovation and best practice in sustainability and ESG, providing services for strategy, programs, data management, benchmarking, and reporting. Greenview's clients include most of the largest hotel companies... Read More →
avatar for Benedetta Cassinelli

Benedetta Cassinelli

Managing Partner - Founder, Considerate Group
Benedetta Cassinelli – Managing PartnerBenedetta is co-founder of Considerate Group and has over 25 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality space having worked with the leading brands in the industry such as Lastminute.com & Western & Oriental Group. Over the past 10 years... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm CEST
Charlottenburg I

12:00pm CEST

R&R Advisory Board by invitation only

Thursday May 5, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CEST
Hugos South

12:15pm CEST

Networking Lunch​
Thursday May 5, 2022 12:15pm - 2:15pm CEST
Exhibition

1:00pm CEST

Destination Development: Promoting Tourism and Hospitality Investment
Moderators
avatar for Patrick Whyte

Patrick Whyte

Editor in Chief, Hospitality Insights

Speakers
IB

Imad Barrakat

CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)
avatar for George Campanellas

George Campanellas

CEO, Invest Cyprus
George Campanellas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus) and the Vice President of the Cyprus Investment Funds Association (CIFA). He has nearly twenty years of professional experience in Cyprus and abroad, working with the DG Competition... Read More →
avatar for Georgios  Filiopoulos

Georgios Filiopoulos

CEO, Enterprise Greece


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CEST
Bellevue

1:00pm CEST

Construction and Design for Sustainable Hospitality
What are the best practices to ensure the environmental sustainability of a development, whether new build or refurbishment?

Moderators
avatar for Mariapia Intini

Mariapia Intini

Development and Investment Director for Europe, CitizenM
Mariapia Intini is Development and Investment Director at owner-operator citizenM hotels, where she focuses on sourcing, underwriting, and executing real estate transactions across target cities in Europe. In her role, she is also responsible for monitoring progress and compliance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Jafari

Eric Jafari

Chief Development Officer, Edyn
Eric Jafari is the co-founder behind edyn, Locke Hotels, The Moorgate and Birch.  Eric is the Creative Director and Chief Development Officer at edyn overseeing a development £1bil+ portfolio of design-led hotels & aparthotels across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Germany... Read More →
avatar for Paul Scriven

Paul Scriven

Energy & Sustainability Director, HDR
Paul ScrivenEnergy & Sustainability Director, HDR
avatar for Amran Raja

Amran Raja

Partner - Hotels Development Director, Phoenix Capital Partners
Having worked in the Construction Industry for 31 Years, the last 15 years have been specifically focussed on Real Estate and Interiors Projects.Architecturally trained, I transitioned into Project Management and Commercial Management, with a specialisation in design management and... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CEST
Tiergarten

1:00pm CEST

More Guests, Fewer Guesses: Supercharging Hotel Distribution
How to reach tomorrow’s guests where they are and influence their buying decisions? How to Level up the playing field with OTAs? Hear how to avoid common pitfalls and gain a competitive edge from cross-border payment processing to single digital customer identity to harnessing data insights. How to get the real-time pricing right? What is needed to meet the needs of the Distribution Channel, Hotel and Traveller? 
 


Moderators
avatar for Remy Merckx

Remy Merckx

Senior Advisor, Global Travel & Hospitality, eClerx Digital

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Petit

Pascal Petit

CEO, Thynk.Cloud
avatar for Cori Inti Galindo

Cori Inti Galindo

Vice President Commercial Development & Growth, NH Hotel Group, S.A
Cori Galindo, VP Commercial Development & Growth, reporting to the CCO.He has an extensive business background and over ten years of experience in the international hospitality industry. He has held different positions of responsibility in the Revenue Management & Pricing Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Tara Colpitts

Tara Colpitts

Senior Director Market Management, Expedia Group
Tara Colpitts is a Senior Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa Market Management, Lodging at Expedia Group. In her role, Tara oversees a team of account management professionals responsible for lodging partnerships across various markets.Over the past 19 years, Tara's career... Read More →
avatar for Sébastien Leitner

Sébastien Leitner

Vice President Strategic Partnerships, Cloudbeds
Sébastien Leitner, VP of Partnerships at Cloudbeds, heads up global partnerships and industry relations. Sébastien’s team partners with solution providers, associations, educational institutions, and major distribution partners to complement and enhance Cloudbeds’ value proposition.Prior... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CEST
Charlottenburg I

1:00pm CEST

DACH Markets
DACH Roundtables: resorts; assessing efficacy of government support plans.

Speakers
avatar for Burkhard Kieker

Burkhard Kieker

CEO visitBerlin, visitBerlin Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH
Burkhard Kieker has been Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH, operatingunder the trade name visitBerlin, since 1 January 2009. He is responsible for marketing Berlinworldwide as tourism and congress destination as well as maintaining the brand Berlin.In his... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Martins

Miguel Martins

Head Development Northern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Miguel currently holds the position of Head Development Northern Europe responsible for developing IHGs brands in DACH, Nordics and Eastern Europe, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary... Read More →
avatar for Karl-Heinz Pawlizki

Karl-Heinz Pawlizki

CEO, Arabella Hospitality SE
avatar for Joerg Thomas Boeckeler

Joerg Thomas Boeckeler

CEO, DHI Dorint Hospitality & Innovation GmbH
avatar for Wolfgang  Gattringer

Wolfgang Gattringer

Co-Owner, Fairmas
Innate specialist for tourism management, controlling and digitisation, with a distinct passion for rethinking, progressing and developing processes. Executive position nation[1]wide in the finance department of an international hotel chain in addition of various operational positions... Read More →
avatar for Willy  Weiland

Willy Weiland

Founder, Solutions dot WG
Willy Weiland is involved in hotel management with the emphasis on corporate strategy and positioning. As a long-standing general manager at premium hotels and more recently as Regional VP Germany, Poland/Ukraine with a major international hotel group, he has years of experience and... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm CEST
Charlottenburg II

1:45pm CEST

Mindbreak: A Short Meditation and Breathwork Exercise to Reset your Busy Mind
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Marks

Stephen Marks

Founder, Mind Body Building
Stephen is an international yoga and meditation teacher.   He has taught all over the world, run retreats and has worked with the likes of Google, Microsoft. BDO, Knight Frank, global law and tech companies and even the UK government. He is a regular conference speaker and writes... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm CEST
Tegel

2:30pm CEST

2:35pm CEST

Aligning for Profitability
When it comes to improving profitability, it's not enough to focus on RevPAR. With stakeholders taking a more active interest, we look at how to align this with your business along with the new KPIs to know about.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Kirk

Neil Kirk

Chief Operating Officer, L&R Hotels
avatar for Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills

CEO EMEA, Choice Hotels
Jonathan Mills, CEO Choice Hotels EMEA. Global Hotel, Hospitality Operating Executive leads growth by aligning strategy, operations and teams
avatar for Ruslan Husry

Ruslan Husry

Managing Director and Founder, HR Group
Since 2004 Ruslan Husry has been successfully working as an investor, managing directorand manager of various hotel and real estate projects. Since 2008 he has been working asan entrepreneur as well as the founder and managing director of the HR Group.Throughout his academic career... Read More →
avatar for Jens Mathiesen

Jens Mathiesen

President & CEO, Scandic Hotels
Jens Mathiesen is the President & CEO of Scandic Hotels, the largest hotel company in the Nordic countries. The company has more than 280 hotels, in operation and under development, in more than 130 destinations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland Germany and Poland. Scandic is a... Read More →
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John S. Fareed

Global Chairman, Horwath HTL
John Fareed, MSc CHME ISHC, is Global Chairman and a Managing Director in North America for Horwath HTL, the global leader in hotel, tourism, and leisure consulting. The brand boasts 250 senior advisors working out of fifty-two offices in forty countries.Over the past twenty-five... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 2:35pm - 3:20pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

3:20pm CEST

Closing Keynote: The Future is Bright
A visionary leader shares their experiences and thoughts on the future of business, innovation, travel and hospitality.

Speakers
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Nick Jones

Founder, Soho House
Founder and CEO of Soho House, and Director of the Board of MCG (Membership Collective Group).Starting out as a graduate trainee at Trusthouse Forte, he rose to the role of marketing manager at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Eight years later, Nick launched his own trio of... Read More →
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Andrew Tuck

Editor in Chief, Monocle
Andrew Tuck is the editor in chief of Monocle and has been with the title since its launch in 2007. He has been central to the development of all of Monocle's editorial projects including the radio station, Monocle 24, and the move into book publishing. Andrew also presents shows... Read More →


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:20pm - 3:50pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom

3:50pm CEST

Closing Remarks​
Key points learnt from IHIF 2022 and what's next.

Speakers
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Alexi Khajavi

Group President, Travel & Hospitality, Questex


Thursday May 5, 2022 3:50pm - 4:05pm CEST
Potsdam Ballroom