HONG KONG

16th October 2018 | The Cordis Hotel

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Enjoy the unique opportunity to meet hospitality leaders and to share ideas.

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09:00 – 09:20

Welcome Reception

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09:20 - 09:25

Welcome Words

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09:25 – 09:40

Change Table Session 1

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09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation – Networking Tips

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10:00 – 10:20

Change Table Session 2

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10:20 - 10:30

Creative Spark – Tainan Crowned Plaza

by Federico Masin (HBA)

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark – Fairmont Chengdu

by Karen Hay (IN-Dulge)

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark – Langham Chongqing

by Emanuele Degl’innocenti (ara design)

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10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

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11:20 - 11:40

Change Table Session 3

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11:40 - 12:10

Creative Spark – Round Up

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12:10 -12:30

Change Table Session 4

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12:30 - 13:15

Panel Discussion

With Eric Eduardo Ricaurte (Greenview), Carmen Ng (Langham Hotel Group) and Michael Blanding (IHG)

Hotel Development in an Era of Tourism Overcrowding

From Barcelona to Boracay, the consequences of too much tourism growth are shifting the way destinations, hoteliers, tour operators and the general public view of the industry.

Tangible risks of this phenomenon encompass breeding resentment among locals, to causing environmental degradation of locations formerly known as paradise, to cost risk increases disrupting development and projections of stabilized occupancy.

New tools, collaboration, and evaluation mechanisms are needed to approach hotel development more holistically in light of these trends, where hotel supply can grow to accommodate visitors but its main attractions may not be able to without proactive management.

We discuss how this new paradigm will affect hotel  development cycles and the specific destinations where this is a problem.

And, as importantly, what actions can hotel owners, investors and developers can take to mitigate risk? How to ensure profitability goes hand-in-hand with sustainability?

Are there practical ways to make hotel guests part of the solution, and not just the problem?

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

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14:15 - 14:35

Change Table Session 5

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14:35 - 14:55

Keynote Presentation

by Caroline List (TOPHOTELPROJECTS)

Hospitality Development Asia – Big Projects and Big Players
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14:55 - 15:15

Change Table Session 6

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15:15 - 15:35

Keynote Presentation – Hotel Design

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15:35 - 15:55

Change Table Session 7

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15:55 - 16:15

Keynote Presentation – Trends in Economy

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16:15 - 16:35

Change Table Session 8

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16:35 - 16:45

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

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16:45 - 17:15

Tour in the Hotel

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17:15 - 19:00

Drinks Reception