NEW YORK

13th November 2018

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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

Meeting – Greeting – Impressing – Leaving! The skills of networking face to face!

There is a lot of hype about social media and the use of so many networking platforms. These can be great – and at the end of the day if you want to do real business, build a real relationship then this cannot be done ‘virtually’ – you have to go out and really meet people. Many find this a challenge – either being too pushy or too shy, not knowing how to get into a conversation or what you need to do in order to keep them interested in you. This ‘TED Style’ talk will give you all you need to know about how to meet new people, get into the right types of conversations, and at the end of even a first encounter the other person is left impressed, amused and wanting to meet again.

Christoher Barrat

Greystone Consulting

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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

Sheraton Brooklyn

The Sheraton Brooklyn is a 321 key property which opened in 2009, owned by Lam Group. The renovation is expected to be completed in February 2019 A shopping destination since the 1890s, this area has many notable architectural and cultural landmarks. The area around the hotel continues to evolve, with new office & residential towers, as well as a shopping and entertainment center, City Point. 

Erin Hoover

Interior Designer

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10:30 - 10:40

Creative Spark

AC Hotel Seaport

Once a rippling brook, Maiden Lane is one of the most storied streets of Manhattan. 151 Maiden Lane is located at the juncture of the Financial and the Seaport Districts, a rapidly developing enclave of restaurants, retail, and residential all adjacent to the new East River Waterfront Esplanade. Business and leisure travelers will have an upscale urban destination in a great locale.

George Kewin

PPA Architects

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10:40 - 10:50

Creative Spark

NY Exchange

Mini boutique hotel NY Exchange will be located in the 20 Exchange Place, a 57-story Art Deco building in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, it was built between 1930–1931. It was ultimately sold in 1979. The building remained untouched since that time, what gives us the privilege to work with the historic building in the original Art Deco style.

Irina & Olga Sundukova

Sundukovy Sisters

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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.

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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

Rot in the Big Apple? Dark side of New York’s hotel industry

In the city that never sleeps, there has been tremendous growth in hotel supply of late with thousands of rooms added to the local market.

The TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION database shows 7,120 rooms currently under construction with nearly 3,000 in the planning phase to be ready in the next couple of years.

However, despite average New York room occupancy rates at 85 percent, operators have faced pressure on room rates and experienced declines in revenues. Furthermore, beloved old stores, cafes and even homes are being redeveloped to make way for buildings that house short-stay guests who neither live nor work in New York.

There is increasing demand for hotel rooms in New York City. But with more hotel construction and development in the pipeline, what should investors, developers, operators and owners look out for?

Is there a risk of supply outstripping demand? What can be done to prevent another drop in room rates? Are hotels changing the face of the city too much?

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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 Development Europe - Big Projects and Big Players

TOPHOTELPROJECTS‘ CEO Rolf W. Schmidt will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in the USA and will take a closer look at the pipeline in the New York compared to other cities worldwide. He will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in the USA, Rolf will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Rolf W. Schmidt

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

Innovation

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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

TRENDS IN ECONOMY

John Fareed

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