AHICE DAY 1 – Tuesday 8 September

9:00am-1:00pm: REGISTRATION
1:00pm-1:05pm:

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME:

What to expect at AHICE 2020 with hosts, HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, and Leading Asset Manager and Emcee, Howard Kemball.

 

1:05pm-1:20pm:

 

BY THE NUMBERS:

An Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific industry review and outlook from STR – Regional Manager Pacific, Matthew Burke.

(Live from Adelaide / On stage in Sydney)

 

1:20pm-1:30pm:

 

INVESTOR Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Schwartz Family Co Director, Dr Jerry Schwartz.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

1:30pm-1:40pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Choice Hotels Asia-Pac CEO, Trent Fraser.

(Live from Melbourne)

 

1:40pm-2:00pm::

 

EXECUTIVE CONVERSATIONS [PART ONE]:

Featuring Accor COO Pacific, Simon McGrath, in conversation with AOT Group Founder & CEO, Andrew Burnes.

In a new feature for AHICE in 2020, hotel industry leaders talk trends with travel industry leaders to find out expectations for the new decade. In part one of the ‘executive discussions’, McGrath goes one-on-one with one of the legends in travel in the region: AOT Group Founder and CEO, Andrew Burnes. Established in 1987, the AOT Group provides travel services for over 750,000 travellers per annum throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and around the world, and is a business of Helloworld Travel Limited. Burnes holds degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is admitted to practice as a Barrister & Solicitor in Victoria. Andrew was National Chairman of ATEC from 1999 to 2002, Deputy Chairman of Tourism Australia from 2006 to 2009 and a Trustee of the Travel Compensation Fund from 2005 to 2009.

(On stage in Sydney & Live from Melbourne)

 

2:00pm-2:15pm:

 

INVESTOR Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Pro-invest Group Co-Chairman, Jan Smits & Managing Director, Phil Kasselis.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

2:15pm-2:25pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER UPDATE

By Kenneth Macpherson, CEO – Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, IHG

(Exclusive from London)

 

2:25pm-2:40pm:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

State of the New Zealand industry address by Horwath HTL New Zealand Director, Stephen Hamilton.

(On stage in Auckland)

 

2:40pm-3:10pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC INDUSTRY OUTLOOK. Moderated by Les Morgan (COO, Hind Management & Sudima Hotels) in conversation with:

  • Gillian Millar (Senior Vice President Operations - New Zealand, Fiji & French Polynesia, Accor)
  • Sally Attfield (Hotel Sector Manager - Tourism Industry Aotearoa)
  • Terry Ngan (Asset Manager, CP Group)
  • Speaker to be announced

(On stage in Auckland)

 

3:10pm-3:25pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with an executive from Event Hospitality & Entertainment.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

3:25pm-3:55am: AFTERNOON TEA (Sydney) | NETWORKING DRINKS (Auckland)
3:55pm-4:20pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: WHAT OWNERS WANT [PART ONE]. Moderated by Nigel Greenaway (National Director – Hotels, Colliers), in conversation with:

  • Grant Alchin (Head of Asset Management – Australia, CapitaLand)
  • Marianne Ossovani (CEO – HTL Partners & Head of Hotels Tourism and Leisure, Elanor Investors Group)
  • Ross Beardsell (Executive Vice President – Strategic Advisory, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group)
  • Steven Skarott (Director – Hotels, Salter Brothers)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

4:20pm-4:35pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Hyatt Asia-Pacific President, David Udell.

(Live from Hong Kong)

 

4:35pm-4:45pm:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

State of the Australian industry address by Accommodation Association CEO, Dean Long.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

4:45pm-5:00pm:

 

GLOBAL KEYNOTE: WORLDWIDE HOTEL SALES OVERVIEW.

By Savills’ Global Head of Sales, George Nicholas.

(Live from London)

 

5:00pm-5:25pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: THE 2020-21 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT OUTLOOK. Moderated by Arnaud Millecamps (Managing Director, Minett Prime Square), in conversation with:

  • Andrew Jolliffe (Director – Asia Pacific Region, HTL Property)
  • Karen Wales (Director – Transaction Services, Hotels Asia Pacific, Colliers)
  • Mark Durran (Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group)
  • Michael Simpson (Managing Director – Pacific, CBRE Hotels)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

5:25pm-5:40pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Radisson Hotel Group President - Asia Pacific, Katerina Giannouka.

(Live from Singapore)

 

5:40pm-6:05pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: THE HOTELIERS’ OUTLOOK: An industry update with some of Australasia’s leading executives. Moderated by Robert Williams (Partner, Head of Hotels & Hospitality Asia Pacific, Withersworldwide), in conversation with:

  • Leanne Harwood (SVP - Managing Director, Australasia and Japan, IHG)
  • Mark Bullock (Managing Director – Australasia Business Unit, Radisson Hotel Group)
  • Sean Hunt (Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriott International)
  • Simon McGrath (Chief Operating Officer – Pacific, Accor)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

6:05pm-6:15pm:

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

Announcing the winner of the 2020 Paul Davis Hotel Design Award in association with Pro-Invest Group.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

6:15pm-8:00pm:  EVENT: Welcome to AHICE 2020 at Sailmaker Restaurant