Thursday – May 6

8:30am-9:10am

BREAKFAST SEMINAR:

Masterclass:  “The impact of  COVID – 19 on the Australian Hotel Industry to date – reflections and predictions”. More than a year on from the start of the pandemic, the impact on hotel industry participants is acute. Our specialist panel will explore the legal and commercial issues industry insiders have been grappling with as a result of COVID-19, the impact on current transactions and operations and our predictions on the impact on future activity as the industry takes stock of the new reality and begins to recover and rebuild.

Moderator: Dora Stilianos, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Panellists:

  • Graeme Dickson, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Abhijay Sandilya, Vice President, Development – Japan, Australasia & Pacific – IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • David Simpson, Managing Director, Axsia
  • Leanne Meyer, Investment Manager, OMNI BRIDGEWAY
 
 
Coffee Sponsor
 
 
 
 
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: Rodger 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 and Capital Strategy, Quest Apartment Hotels
  • 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

 

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

 

10:55am-11:25am

 

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

Presented by Charles Young, Sr.Vice President, 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
  • Gus Moors, Head Of Hotels, 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:

Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director – International Operations, Wyndham Destinations
 
 
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
  • Scott Brumfield, Construction Manager, Hansen Yuncken
  • Phillipa Le Roux, Design & Project Director, Architecture Design & Construction – Australasia, Hilton
  • Richard Dalman, Managing Director, Dalman Architecture
  • Rick Whalley, Partner and Director, CHADA

 

1:35pm-2:30pm

 

NETWORKING LUNCH presented by PRO-INVEST GROUP
 
Presented by Jan Smits, CO-CEO and Deputy Chair, Pro-invest Group and Ronald Barrott, Chairman and CEO, Pro-invest Group

 

 

2:30pm-2:55pm

 

PANEL SESSION: Owners Investment Outlook

Moderator: Michael Simpson, Managing Director, CBRE

Panelists:

  • 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, National Accommodation Manager – Foxtel Commercial Premises
  • 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 Scott Measday, SA State Manager, HOSTPLUS

 

 

4:10pm-4:20pm

 

INVESTOR Q&A:
 
Alex Thorpe, Director, Veriu

 

4:20pm-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
  • Todd Roydhouse, GM Food & Beverage for SkyCity Adelaide
  • Luke Butler, Managing Director, Hastings
  • Stephen Howard, Chief Marketing Officer, Ovolo
  • Jesse Kornoff, General Manager, Mount Lofty Estate

 

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, Director Development Pacific, Accor Pacific
  • Mark Bullock, Managing Director – Australasia Business Unit, Radisson Hotel Group
  • 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: The event concludes

 

Program is subject to change