Thursday – May 6

8:30am-9:10am

 

BREAKFAST SEMINAR:

Legal Masterclass presented by Graeme DicksonRoy Melick, Partners, Baker McKenzie (additional registration required).

 
 
9:10am-9:15am

 

Welcome to AHICE 2021 day two by emcee, Adelaide media personality, Jess Adamson.

 

9:15am-9:40am

 

PANEL SESSION: What Owners Want [part 2]

Moderator: Howard Kemball, Director, Kcom & AHICE Ambassador

Panellists:

  • David Scalzo, Managing Director, Perri Projects
  • Deborah Keller, Hotel Investment and Operations Analyst, Mirvac
  • Glen Boultwood, CEO and Co-Founder, Serene Capital
  • Robert Wilson, Chairman, Minett Prime Square
  • Stuart Verrier, Head of Property Development, Melbourne Airport

 

9:40am-9:50am

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Trent Fraser, CEO, Choice Hotels Asia-Pac

 

9:50am-10:00am

 

INVESTOR/OPERATOR Q&A:

Julian Clark, CEO, Lancemore Group

 

10:00am-10:10am

 

PRESENTATION:

New Zealand Association Outlook by James Doolan, Director, Hotel Council Aotearoa (Live from Christchurch)

 

10:10am-10:20am

 

KEYNOTE Q&A:

Rodney Harrex, CEO, South Australian Tourism Commission

 

10:20am-10:45am

 

PANEL SESSION: Regional Tourism Spotlight

Moderator: Roger Powell, Managing Director, Tourism and Hospitality Services AustralAsia

Panellists:

  • Andrew Bullock, Chief Executive Officer, 1834 Hotels & Chairman, South Australian Tourism Corporation
  • James Shields, General Manager – Growth & Strategy, The Ascott Limited
  • Pat Lonergan, Director of Hotels, DOMA Group
  • Sean Hunt, Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriott International
  • Shaizeen Contractor, Senior Commercial Director – Australasia, Hilton

 

10:45am-10:55am

 

INVESTOR Q&A:

Alex Thorpe, Director, Veriu

 

10:55am-11:25am

 

NETWORKING BREAK: Morning Tea and Coffee presented by BOOK ME BOB

 

11:25am-11:50am

 

PANEL SESSION: Real Estate Investment Outlook for Australasia

Moderator: Dean Dransfield, Managing Director, Dransfield Hotels & Resorts

Panellists:

  • Andrew Jolliffe, Managing Director & Chair, HTL Property
  • Karen Wales, Colliers International
  • Mark Durran, Managing Director – Australasia, JLL
  • Sam McVay, Managing Director, McVay Real Estate
  • Wayne Bunz, National Director, CBRE Hotels Asia Pacific

 

11:50am-12:00pm

 

KEYNOTE Q&A:

‘Lay of the Brands’ with Martin Rinck, former Hilton Chief Brand Officer (Live from Vancouver)

 

12:00pm-12:10pm

 

INVESTOR Q&A:

Brendan O’Farrell, CEO, Intrust Super

 

12:10pm-12:35pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Development: Economy, Midscale and Upscale brands

Moderator: Sonia Lefevre, Director, Hôtellerie

Panellists:

  • Cameron Burke, Director of Investments & Portfolio Growth, Choice Hotels Asia-Pac
  • Jason Zvatora, Chief Revenue Officer, Next Story Group
  • John Sutcliffe, Development Manager, TFE Hotels
  • Matt Holmes, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
  • Peter Hill, Director of Development, Event Hospitality and Entertainment

 

12:35pm-12:45pm

 

INVESTOR/OPERATOR Q&A:

Marianne Ossovani, CEO, HTL Partners & Head of Hotels, Tourism & Leisure, Elanor Investors Group

 

12:45pm-12:55pm

 

INDUSTRY Q&A:

Alan Watts, President – Asia-Pacific, Hilton (Live from Singapore)

 

12:55pm-1:15pm

 

THE CEO SESSIONS [part 3]:

Leanne Harwood, MD – Australasia and Japan, IHG, in conversation with Jayne Hrdlicka, CEO, Virgin Australia Group.

In one of the biggest sessions at AHICE in 2021, IHG’s Leanne Harwood goes one-on-one with Virgin Australia Group CEO to discuss the carrier’s rebound, loyalty and much more.

 

1:15pm-1:35pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Design and build trends you need to know

Moderator: Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver

Panellists:

  • Andrew Pickering, Commercial Manager, SHAPE
  • Peter Salveson, CEO, Hansen Yuncken
  • Phillipa Le Roux, Design & Project Director, Architecture Design & Construction – Australasia, Hilton
  • Rick Whalley, Partner and Director, CHADA
  • Steven Higgins, Leader, Key Account Management – Aus/NZ, LIXIL Water Technology

 

1:35pm-2:30pm

 

NETWORKING LUNCH presented by PRO-INVEST GROUP

 

 

2:30pm-2:55pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Owners Investment Outlook

Moderator: Michael Simpson, Managing Director, CBRE

Panellists:

  • Cheryl Chew, Assistant Vice President, Business Development (Acquisitions & Management) & Asset Management, The Ascott Limited
  • Dave Baswal, CFO & COO, Ovolo Group
  • James Hines, Managing Director, Hines Property
  • Jan Smits, Co-CEO, Pro-invest Group
  • Lucia Grambalova, General Manager Hotel Investments, Mulpha Australia

 

2:55pm-3:05pm

 

INVESTOR/OPERATOR Q&A:

Jure Domazet, Managing Director, Doma Group

 

3:05pm-3:15pm

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Joon Aun Ooi, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts President – Asia Pacific (Live from Shanghai)

 

3:15pm-3:40pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Hotel technology in 2021 and beyond

Moderator: Ted Horner, Managing Director, Horner Tech

Panellists:

  • Charles Young, Senior VP Growth Australia & USA, Book Me Bob
  • Iain Nelson, Group Sector Manager – Accommodation & Licensed Venues, Foxtel
  • Jodi Brown, General Manager, EOS by SkyCity Adelaide
  • Sam Khalef, Managing Director, MYBOS
  • Sonia LeFevre, Director, Hotellerie

 

3:40pm-4:10pm

 

AFTERNOON TEA presented by HOSTPLUS

 

 

4:10pm-4:20pm

 

HOTELIER Q&A:
 
Craig Hooley, Chief Operating Officer, Minor Hotels

 

4:10pm-4:35pm

 

KEYNOTE: Revitalising Australia’s night time economy, by Michael Rodrigues, 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, New South Wales presented by SHAPE

 

4:35pm-5:00pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Hotel food and beverage trends in 2021 and beyond

Moderator: Michael Rodrigues, 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, New South Wales

Panellists:

  • Christoph Forel, CEO, HaselGrove Wines
  • Imogen Czulowski, Head Chef, Africola
  • Jodi Brown, General Manager, EOS by Skycity Adelaide
  • Luke Butler, Managing Director, Hastings
  • Stephen Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, Ovolo

 

5:00pm-5:10pm

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

Darren Edmonstone, CEO, Next Hotels and Resorts (Live from Singapore)

 

5:10pm-5:20pm

 

HOTELIER Q&A:

David Udell, President – Asia-Pacific, Hyatt (Live from Hong Kong)

 

5:20pm-5:45pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Development: New brands cometh!

Moderator: Peter Harper, Managing Director – Head of Investment Sales Australasia, JLL

Panellists:

  • Brett Forer, General Manager Development, Accor Pacific
  • Chris Batterham, Area General Manager – Australia & New Zealand, ONYX Hospitality
  • Gadi Hassin, Director – SE Asia & Australasia, Selina
  • Graham Perry , Managing Director – Australasia, BWH Hotel Group
  • Jael Fischer, Senior Manager – Development Australasia & South Pacific, IHG

 

5:45pm

 

WRAP-UP: Event concludes

 

Program is subject to change