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 Managing Director, Kcom 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)

 

1:20pm-1:30pm:

 

INVESTOR Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Schwartz Family Co CEO, 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 Helloworld Travel  CEO & Managing Director, 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 Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Barrott.

(On stage in Sydney & Live from Dubai)

 

2:15pm-2:25pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER UPDATE

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

(Exclusive from London)

 

2:25pm-2:35pm:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

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

(Live from Auckland)

 

2:35pm-2:50pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC INDUSTRY OUTLOOK. Moderated by Sally Attfield (Hotel Sector Manager, Tourism Industry Aotearoa) in conversation with:

  • Gillian Millar (Senior Vice President Operations - New Zealand, Fiji & French Polynesia, Accor)
  • Les Morgan (COO, Hind Management & Sudima Hotels)
  • Terry Ngan (Asset Manager, CP Group)

(Live from Auckland)

 

2:50pm-3:15pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: THE FUTURE OF HOTEL LEASES & HOW RENT DISCUSSIONS ARE PLAYING OUT. Moderated by Robert Williams (Head of Hotels & Hospitality Asia Pacific, Withersworldwide), in conversation with:

  • Alice Langham (Special Counsel, MinterEllison)
  • Duane Keighran (Partner - Head of Hotels, Tourism & Hospitality, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers)
  • Pauline Tan (Partner, Ashurst)
  • Roy Melick (Partner, Baker & Mckenzie)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

3:15pm-3:25pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Event Hospitality & Entertainment Director of Hotels & Resorts Operations, Norman Arundel.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

3:25pm-3:55pm:

NETWORKING BREAK: AFTERNOON TEA

Proudly sponsored by

3:55pm-4:20pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: WHAT OWNERS WANT [PART ONE]. Moderated by Nigel Greenaway (National Director – Hotels, Colliers International), 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 Hotels Corporation Group President Asia Pacific, David Udell.

(On stage in Sydney & 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 HOTELIER & INVESTOR  Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Swire Hotels Deputy Chairman, Toby Smith.

(On stage in Sydney & Live from Hong Kong)

 

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 (Managing Director – Asia Pacific Region, HTL Property)
  • Karen Wales (National Director, Colliers International)
  • Mark Durran (Managing Director, JLL Hotels & Hospitality)
  • Michael Simpson (Managing Director, 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, 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 (Head of Hotels & Hospitality Asia Pacific, Withersworldwide), in conversation with:

  • Leanne Harwood (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, Accor)

(On stage in Sydney & Live from Gold Coast)

 

6:05pm-6:15pm:

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:

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

Proudly sponsored by:

(On stage in Sydney)

 

6:15pm-8:00pm:

NETWORKING EVENT: Welcome to AHICE 2020 at Sailmaker Restaurant

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Program is subject to change