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

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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09:40 – 10:00

Keynote Presentation 

Networking Tips

Jordan Harry

StudyFast

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10:00 – 10:20

Change Table Session 2

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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10:20 - 10:30

Creative Spark

Tainan Crowne Plaza

HBA Hong Kong took inspiration from the culture and beauty of the owner’s hometown in Tainan and in a wider sense, Taiwan. The owners wanted to give something back to their beloved homeland, and did so by creating a space that paid homage to their rich history, delicious food and exceptionally welcoming, kind nature. The guestrooms present in two distinct types of experiences: one being a room designed specifically for business travelers and the other for leisure travelers.

Federico Masin

HBA Hong Kong

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark

Fairmont Chengdu

The Manhattan Bar and restaurant at the Fairmont in Chengdu is due to open early September. It’s on the top floor at Level 42 with 14m high ceilings so they put the restaurant on a mezzanine.

IN-dulge designed the whole top floor, which includes the main bar on L42 which is the tall tower, the lounge which is the dark blue area, and there is also a speakeasy whisky bar within that floor plus the mezzanine on L43 which is the restaurant. It’s a great project as it’s very detailed.

Karen Hay

IN-Dulge

Elena KHOO

IN-Dulge

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark

Langham Chongqing

The Langham in Chongqing is located in the Financial World Centre – FWC tower in the heart of the city. The hotel takes the top 10 floors of the tower giving the guests an impressive panoramic view of the city. The design of the hotel is a fusion of the Langham DNA and Chongqing cultural heritage. Emphasis on quality and sense of luxury residence has been sought throughout all areas. 

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10:50 - 11:20

Coffee Break

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11:20 - 11:40

Change Table Session 3

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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11:40 - 12:10

Creative Spark – Round Up

Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for more insights about the projects. 

Lorraine Reimann

LRI Hong Kong

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12:10 -12:30

Change Table Session 4

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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12:30 - 13:15

Panel Discussion

Hotel Development in the 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?

Eric Ricaurte

Greenview

Michael Blanding

InterContinental Hotels Group

Carmen Ng

Langham Hospitality Group

Gary Hui

Energenz Consulting

Syed Mubarak

Sand China

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13:15 - 14:15

Lunch

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14:15 - 14:35

Change Table Session 5

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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14:35 - 14:55

Keynote Presentation

Hospitality Developement Asia - Big Projects and Big players

  

Caroline List

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

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14:55 - 15:15

Change Table Session 6

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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15:15 - 15:35

Keynote Presentation

The recipe of offering Lean Luxury to modern travelers & residents in Asia

The Ruby Hotels brand is founded in 2013 by the Munich-based Ruby Group, led by founder and CEO Michael Struck. It has been expended to Asia in 2016 through the join venture partner Ruby Asia Hotels Limited. Ruby Hotels is breaking new ground with its Lean Luxury philosophy. In this presentation Myrtle Ma, Senior Director of Brand Marketing of Ruby Asia will share how the team launched Ruby brand in Asia with the positioning of one of the first brands in Asia in the affordable luxury segment, as well as to appeal with individual hotels to the high-growth postmodern milieus, particularly the high-growth Chinese millennials.

Myrtle Ma

Ruby Asia

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15:35 - 15:55

Change Table Session 7

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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15:55 - 16:15

Keynote Presentation

GREATER BAY AREA: facts and opportunities

The “Greater Bay Area” refers to the Chinese government’s scheme to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, and part of Guangdong Province into an integrated economic and business hub. Dandan Gui, Project Director of Horwath HTL, will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel market in the Greater Bay Area and will take a closer look at areas of opportunities.

Dandan Gui

Horwath HTL

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16:15 - 16:35

Change Table Session 8

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here

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16:35 - 16:45

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.

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16:45 - 17:15

Tour in the Hotel

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17:15 - 19:00

Drinks Reception