AHICE DAY 2

8:00am-8:30am:

 

BREAKFAST SESSION:

“Revenue Management: weathering the storm” an overview how the ARMA/TAU Revenue management course can upskill a team during mass outbreaks such as viruses and natural disasters which will impact the industry.

In association with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia

 

9:00am-9:05am:

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME:

What to expect at AHICE 2020 on day two with emcee, Howard Kemball.

 

9:05am-9:15am:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

State of the industry address by Tourism Accommodation Australia Managing Director, Michael Johnson (Sydney).

 

9:15am-9:40am:

 

PANEL SESSION:

SUSTAINABILITY MATTERS. Moderator and panellists to be named soon.

 

9:40am-9:45am:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A [AHICE TV]:

One-on-one with Choice Hotels’ President & CEO, Pat Pacious (Maryland, USA).

 

9:45am-10:05am:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

InterContinental Hotels Group Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, Kenneth Macpherson (London).

 

10:05am-10:30am:

 

PANEL SESSION:

WHAT OWNERS WANT [PART TWO]. Hosted by Dean Dransfield (Dransfield Hotels), in conversation with Deborah Keller (Mirvac), Glen Boultwood (Serene Capital), Dean Minnett (Minnett Prime Square), Lucia Grambalova (Mulpha Australia) and Marianne Ossovani (HTL Partners & Elanor Investors Group).

 

10:30am-10:45am:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

Q1 2020 REVIEW & OUTLOOK. Presented by a CBRE Hotels executive. More details to be announced soon.

 

10:45am-11:10am: MORNING TEA
11:10am-11:40am:

 

GLOBAL KEYNOTE:

To be revealed soon.

 

11:40am-11:50am:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Hilton Vice President of Operations – Australasia, Heidi Kunkel (Sydney).

 

11:50am-12:10pm:

 

EXECUTIVE CONVERSATIONS:

PART THREE. Featuring Marriott International Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, in conversation with Face to Face Event Management and Medical Meetings Managing Director, Stephen Turner.

 

12:10pm-12:30pm:

 

KEYNOTE: 

THE AUSTRALIAN WAY. More details to be announced soon.

 

12:30pm-12:45pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

Accor Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO, Michael Issenberg (Singapore).

 

12:45pm-1:00pm:

 

GLOBAL KEYNOTE:

WHO WILL BE ACQUIRED NEXT? A WORLDWIDE M&A UPDATE. To be revealed soon.

 

1:00pm-1:10pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Event Hospitality Director of Hotels and Resorts Operations, Norman Arundel (Sydney).

 

1:10pm-1:15pm:

 

TOURISM LEADER Q&A [AHICE TV]

Exclusive one-on-one with American Airlines’ Global Head of Sales and former Starwood Australia executive, Alison Taylor (Dallas, USA).

 

1:15pm-2:00pm: NETWORKING LUNCH
2:00pm-2:25pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

WHAT OPERATORS WANT. Hosted by Andrew Taylor (Cre8tive Property), in conversation with Andrew Bullock (1834 Hotels), Troy Cuthbertson (Event), Gillian Millar (Accor NZ), Ruwan Peiris (IHG) and Chris Sedgwick (TFE Hotels).

 

2:35pm-3:00pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

BOUTIQUE, ‘SOFT’ & LIFESTYLE BRANDS – DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK & SEGMENT SNAPSHOT. Moderator and panellists to be named soon.

 

3:00pm-3:25pm: AFTERNOON TEA
3:25pm-3:40pm:

 

KEYNOTE:

TECHNOLOGY MATTERS. Presented by an Expedia Group executive. More details to be announced soon.

 

3:40pm-4:05pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

HOT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020. Hosted by Howard Kemball, in conversation with Trudy Chambers (Hospitality WiFi), Ted Horner (Consultant), Sihil Piyasiri (IHG), Craig Simpson (Consultant) and Grant Wilkins (Consultant).

 

4:05pm-4:15pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Best Western Managing Director – Australasia, Graham Perry (Sydney).

 

4:15pm-4:35pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

THE NEW POWER OF MILLENNIAL ‘LOYALTY’. Hosted by Michael Rodrigues (Time Out Australia), in conversation with Stephen Howard (Ovolo), Charles Martin (Emporium Hotels) and more speakers to be announced.

 

4:35pm-4:55pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

DRINKS WITH THE BOSSES [PART TWO]: An industry update with some of Australasia’s leading executives. Hosted by James Wilkinson (HM), in conversation with Norman Arundel (Event), Julian Clark (Lancemore Group), Patrick Lonergan (Doma Group), Gillian Millar (Accor) and David Mansfield (Quest Apartment Hotels).

 

4:55pm-5:00pm:

 

AHICE WRAP-UP:

Prize draw and wrap-up by HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, and leading asset manager and emcee, Howard Kemball.

 

7:30pm-10:00pm:

 

PARTY TIME:

AHICE farewell event