AHICE DAY 2 – Wednesday 9 September

8:00am-9:00am:  REGISTRATION, COFFEE & TEA 
8:15am-9:00am:

 

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.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

9:00am-9:05am:

 

WELCOME REMARKS:

Welcome back to AHICE 2020 by Howard Kemball.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

9:05am-9:20am:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Hilton VP – Australasia, Heidi Kunkel.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

9:20am-9:30am:

 

INDUSTRY Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Intrust Super CEO, Brendan O’Farrell.

(Live from Brisbane)

 

9:30am-9:50am:

 

EXECUTIVE CONVERSATIONS [PART TWO]:

Featuring InterContinental Hotels Group Managing Director – Australasia and Japan, Leanne Harwood, in conversation with NRMA Group CEO, Rohan Lund.

In part two of the ‘executive discussions’, Harwood talks to Lund, who was appointed to the role of Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA) in January 2016. An energetic and customer focused leader, Lund provides strategic and commercial expertise to the NRMA, which is Australia’s largest member-owned organisation providing a range of motoring and travel services. Prior to his role at NRMA, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Foxtel, COO of Seven West Media, CEO of Yahoo!7 and Strategy Director for SingTel Optus.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

9:50am-10:15am:

 

PANEL SESSION: WHAT OWNERS WANT [PART TWO]. Moderated by Howard Kemball (Managing Director, Kcom), in conversation with:

  • Deborah Keller (Hotel Investment and Operations Analyst, Mirvac)
  • Glen Boultwood (CEO and Co-Founder, Serene Capital)
  • Lucia Grambalova (General Manager Hotel Investments, Mulpha Australia)
  • Robert Murray (Managing Director, Murray Advisory)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

10:15am-10:30am:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Outrigger Hospitality Group President & CEO, Jeff Wagoner.

(Live from Honolulu)

 

10:30am-10:40am:

 

INDUSTRY UPDATE:

State of the Australian industry address by Tourism Accommodation Australia CEO, Michael Johnson.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

10:40am-10:50am:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Quest Apartment Hotels COO, David Mansfield.

(Live from Melbourne)

 

10:50am-11:00am:

 

HOTELIER & INVESTOR Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Doma Group CEO, Jure Domazet.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

11:00am-11:30am: BREAK: MORNING TEA & COFFEE
11:30am-11:55am:

 

PANEL SESSION: MIDSCALE & UPSCALE BRANDS – DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK & SEGMENT SNAPSHOT. Moderated by Caspar P. Schmidt (Founder & Owner, QCC Collection), in conversation with:

  • Graham Perry (Managing Director – Australasia, BWH Hotel Group)
  • Jip Van Driest (Director of Development APAC – StayWell)
  • Raphael Antonini (Director of Development Australasia, Radisson Hotel Group)
  • Tushar Raniga (Director, Development – Australasia, Hilton)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

11:55am-12:10pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with TFE Hotels CEO, Antony Ritch.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

12:10pm-12:35pm:

 

PANEL SESSION: THE KEYS TO STAFF RETENTION AND CHALLENGES IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. Hosted by Jerome Casteigt (General Manager - Business and Hospitality, Laureate Australia) in conversation with:

  • Lydia Berlage (Regional Director of Human Resources – Australasia, Hilton)
  • Lynda Ugarte (Head of Human Resources Australasia and Japan, IHG)
  • Sarah Derry (Senior Vice President, Talent and Culture – Pacific, Accor)
  • Sarah Salkild (Group General Manager – People and Culture, Event Hospitality & Entertainment)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

12:35pm-12:50pm:

 

KEYNOTE: THE AUSTRALIAN WAY.

The future of tourism down under by Tourism Australia Managing Director, Philippa Harrison.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

12:50pm-1:00pm:

 

INDUSTRY Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with an executive from Hostplus.

(Live from Melbourne)

 

1:00pm-1:10pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts President - Asia Pacific, Joon Aui Ooi.

(Live from Shanghai)

 

1:10pm-1:25pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Marriott International President and MD of Asia-Pacific, Craig Smith.

(Live from Hong Kong)

 

1:25pm-2:10pm: NETWORKING LUNCH at Sailmaker Restaurant
2:10pm-2:25pm:

 

GLOBAL KEYNOTE: ASIA-PACIFIC INVESTMENT OUTLOOK.

By Savills’ Managing Director – Hotels, Asia-Pacific, Raymond Clement.

(Live from Singapore)

 

2:25pm-2:50pm:

 

PANEL SESSION:

THE MONEY - HOTEL SECTOR FINANCIAL OUTLOOK AND EXPECTATIONS. Hosted by Dean Dransfield (Dransfield Hotels).

  • Speaker to be announced
  • Speaker to be announced
  • Speaker to be announced
  • Speaker to be announced

(On stage in Sydney)

 

2:50pm-3:10pm:

 

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.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

3:10pm-3:25pm:

 

GLOBAL HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Accor Asia Pacific Chairman & CEO, Michael Issenberg.

(Live from Singapore)

 

3:25pm-3:40pm:

 

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE IS NOW WITH HOTEL TECHNOLOGY:

By Standing Rock Technologies Founder, Craig Simpson.

(On stage in Sydney)

 

3:40pm-4:25pm: BREAK: AFTERNOON TEA
4:10pm-4:20pm:

 

HOTELIER & INVESTOR Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Lancemore Group CEO, Julian Clark.

(Live from Melbourne)

 

4:20pm-4:45pm:

 

BOUTIQUE, LUXURY & LIFESTYLE BRANDS – DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK & SEGMENT SNAPSHOT. Moderated by Lindsay Leeser (Vice President Development & Franchise – Pacific, Accor), in conversation with:

  • Abhijay Sandilya (Senior Director, Development – Australasia, IHG)
  • Dave Baswal (CFO & COO, Ovolo Hotels)
  • Peter Hill (Director of Development, Event Hospitality and Entertainment)
  • Richard Crawford (Senior Director, Hotel Development – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriott International)

(On stage in Sydney)

 

4:45pm-5:00pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Ovolo Hotels Founder and CEO, Girish Jhunjhnuwala.

(Live from Hong Kong)

 

5:00pm-5:10pm:

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson in conversation with Hyatt Area Vice President – Pacific, Robert Dawson.

(Live from Melbourne)

 

5:10pm-5:25pm:

 

KEYNOTE: HOW PROCUREMENT IS GOING LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE:

By Accor Head of Procurement – Singapore, Andrew Cameron.

(Live from Singapore)

 

5:25pm-5:50pm:

 

PANEL: ‘THE APPETISER’ - THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW. Hosted by Michael Rodrigues (Managing Director, Time Out Australia).

  • Alison Hulm (Director - Restaurants & Bars, Australasia & Japan, IHG)
  • Vincent Lombino (Group Director - Food and Beverage, Ovolo Group)
  • Speaker to be announced
  • Speaker to be announced

(On stage in Sydney)

 

5:50pm-5:50pm:

 

EVENT WRAP-UP:

Close of AHICE 2020 by HM magazine Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, and Leading Asset Manager and Emcee, Howard Kemball.

(On stage in Sydney)