Program - HotelsWorld Australia New Zealand

Wednesday 16 July 2014
1.30pm to 1.45pm:
Welcome and Industry Overview
John Smith, Managing Director and Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
John Stawyskyj, Practice Leader - Hotels, Leisure & Gaming, Ashurst - Australia
1.45pm to 2.30pm:Luxury Redefined and The New Luxury Consumer
What does luxury mean in 2014, what do luxury guests want, and what should hoteliers
focus on?
John Smith, Managing Director and Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
Panel: The Luxury Guest – John Berenyi, Managing Director, Bergent Research
The Luxury Brand – Simon Haigh, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Market Metrix
Creating Luxury – David Seargeant, Group Managing Director, Amalgamated Holdings
The Look of Luxury – Jeffery Copolov, Director, Bates Smart
2.30pm to 3.15pm: Luxury Accommodation Concepts
Accommodation diversity meets a diverse world of luxury traveller needs
Michael Flynn, Managing Director, Hospitality Strategies
Luxury in the City – Marc von Arnim, General Manager, Park Hyatt Sydney
Luxury in Lodges – Justin King, General Manager, Saffire Frecinet
Luxury in Branded Residences – Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks
Luxury in the Desert – Andrew Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia
3.15pm to 3.30pm:
Coffee Break
3.30pm to 4.00pm: Affordable Luxury - The New Normal?
Interview with:
Interviewed by:
Michael Levie, Chief Operating Officer, citizenM
Jeff Higley, VP, Digital Media & Communications/Editorial Director, Hotel News Now
4.00pm to 4.45pm: The Luxury Branding Challenge
Is the best path to luxury guests through hotel chains, boutique brands, or by remaining
independent? Can luxury accommodation be commoditised, or does it need to be unique?
James Chappell, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL
Roland Jegge, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific, Worldhotels
Michael Moret-Lalli, Director of Acquisitions, Mantra Group
Christopher Wong, Managing Director Development Asia Pacific, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Phillipa Harrison, Deputy Chair, Luxury Lodges of Australia
4.45pm to 5.30pm: Luxury Guests, Luxury Products… Luxury Profits? Does Luxury Pay?
How do luxury hotels perform compared to other hotel classes, can they meet owner
return needs, and what are the critical success factors?
Robert Williams, Partner, Ryan Lawyers
Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR Global
Dean Dransfield, Managing Director, Dransfield Hotels & Resorts
Ingo Schweder, Chief Executive Officer, GOCO Hospitality
Robert Hecker, Managing Director Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL
From 5.30pm:
Cocktail Function at Ashurst
Thursday 17 July 2014
Welcome and Plan
9.10am to 10.00am:The HotelsWorld Data Digest:
Facts, Figures & Forecasts for our Multi-Speed Markets
9.00am to 9.10am:
An essential guide to hotel performance and outlook – all realty checked against hotel
leaders commentary
Presenters: Trends – Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR Global
New Supply – Karen Wales, Executive Vice-President Research and Consulting,
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
Forecasts – Dean Dransfield, Managing Director, Dransfield Hotels & Resorts
Industry Leaders Panel: Ashley Spencer, Vice President Operations Australasia, Hilton International
Alan Watts, Chief Operating Officer Japan, Australasia and AMEA Operations Performance,
InterContinental Hotels Group
10.00am to 10.30am: A Global Perspective: Interview with Mike Goodson,
Head of Hospitality, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
What next for one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and Australia’s largest
hotel owner?
Interviewed by:
John Stawyskyj, Practice Leader - Hotels, Leisure & Gaming, Ashurst - Australia
10.30am to 11.00am: Coffee Break
11.00am to 11.45am:Are We There Yet? Insight From Regional HQ
Three regional leaders take a macro look at the state of our markets, prospects, drivers and
threats in a world of opportunity and competition.
Interviewed by:
Interview with:
Peter Barge, Esq
Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO, Accor Asia Pacific
Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group
Bob East, Chief Executive Officer, Mantra Group
11.45am to 12.30pm:One Industry, Many Worlds
Up close and personal insights from some of the many different sides of the accommodation
and tourism industry
Tony South, Chairman, Tourism Accommodation Australia
Panel: Serviced Apartments World – Zed Sanjana, Chief Executive Officer, Quest Serviced Apartments
Vacation Resorts World – Barry Robinson, CEO & Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group
(South Pacific) & Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Australian Brands in China World – Kevin Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Argyle Hotel Group
Hotels Out of This World – Stiphan Beher, Chief Executive Officer, SpaceTek
12.30pm to 2.15pm:Lunch including:
Interview with Lisa Scaffidi, The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Perth
Interviewed by:
Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers
and First Award Announcements
Rodger Powell, Managing Director, Tourism Accommodation Australia
John Smith, Managing Director and Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
Thursday 17 July 2014 (cont)
2.15pm to 3.00pm:Governments Alive!
Governments are finally talking the talk, but how far will they walk the walk? And in
what direction?
Rodger Powell, Managing Director, Tourism Accommodation Australia
Panel: Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Australia and New Zealand, Accor Pacific
Christopher Brown, Executive Chairman, Taylor Street Advisory
Karen Halbert, General Manager Corporate Affairs and Strategy, Tourism Australia
3.00pm to 3.40pm: A One & Only? Or a Worldhotel? You Decide!
Interview with:
Interviewed by:
Mark DeCocinis, President & Chief Operating Officer, One & Only Resorts; and
Kristin Intress, Chief Executive Officer, Worldhotels
Richard Munro, Chief Executive Officer, Accommodation Association of Australia
3.40pm to 4.00pm:
Coffee Break
4.00pm to 4.30pm:Ideas Forum: 4 Ideas in 20 minutes for Growing Revenue or Profits
Four service providers deliver 5-minute snapshots on ideas for enhancing operating
Jim Softsis,
Partner Business Advisory, Crowe Horwath
Ideas Presenters: Lauren Hall, Chief Executive, IVvy
Brian Harvey, Owner, Waiter Assist
Josh Steinitz, Vice President Global Business Development, Revinate
Andrew Macoll, Director of Event Technology, Staging Connections
4.30pm to 5.15pm:Succeeding Global, From Starting Local: Insight for the Next Pioneers
Current and recent global CEO’s discuss some of the lessons learned and offer advice on some
do’s and dont’s for future global aspirants.
Eric Levy, Managing Director, Tourism Solutions International
Panel: Gavin Faull, Chairman & President, Swiss-Belhotel International
Simon Wan, Managing Director and CEO, StayWell Hospitality Group
Tony Virili, Principal, SideBar Advisory Services (formerly President & CEO, Solare Hotels & Resorts)
Brett Butcher, Esq (formerly CEO, Langham Hospitality Group
End of Day Door Prizes
From 5.30pm:
Cocktail Function at Zeta Bar, Hilton Sydney
Friday 18 July 2014
9.05am to 9.45am:Investment Markets, Values and Outlook – Where Are We At?
Where Are We Going?
9.00am to 9.05am:
Advisors, analysts and valuers discuss the state of the markets and trends in deals, values
and investors.
John Stawyskyj, Practice Leader - Hotels, Leisure & Gaming, Ashurst - Australia
Panel: Anthony De Francesco, Executive Director and Head, IPD Australia and New Zealand
Ken Smith, Regional Director, CBRE Hotels
Craig Collins, CEO Australasia, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group
Stephen Burt, Managing Director Hotels Asia Pacific, Colliers International
9.45am to 10.00am:Deal of the Year Award Announcements
Announced by:
John Stawyskyj, Practice Leader - Hotels, Leisure & Gaming, Ashurst - Australia
John Smith, Managing Director and Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
10.00am to 10.45am:In a World of Real Estate Opportunities, Why Hotels, Why Australia
& NZ and Why Now?
Real estate investors discuss four hotel deals and the merits of hotel investment in this region
over alternative options and the rationale for investing now.
Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers
Panel: InterContinental Double Bay: Bobby Hiranandani, Director, Royal Group
Four Seasons Sydney: Tom Wallace,
Millinium Capital Managers
Holiday Inn Express Portfolio: Ronald Barrott, Chief Executive Officer, Pro-Invest
Ibis King Street Wharf: Dr Jerry Schwartz, Director, Schwartz Family Company
10.45am to 11.00am: The “Time is Money” Abbreviated Coffee Break
11.00am to 11.45am:Capital Talks
Public equity meets private equity, and local meets offshore capital, in this “all about
the money” session
David Gibson, Chairman, Sunotel Corporation
Panel: Will Deague, Chief Executive Officer, Asian Pacific Group
Anthony O’Hea, General Manager - Corporate Projects, Toga Group
Juay Hiang Tan, CEO, Ascendas Hospitality Trust
Christopher Rees, Minister-Counsellor & Senior Trade Commissioner Singapore, Austrade
Friday 18 July 2014 (cont)
11.45am to 12.30pm:What’s New, What’s Next in Hotel Development?
Hotel development is back, big time. But what, where and why?
David Simpson, Partner, NEM Australasia
Panel: Lindsay Leeser, Director Development Pacific, Accor Australia and New Zealand
Adrian Fini, Director, FJM Property
James Doolan, Vice President Hotel Development Asia Pacific, Marriott International
12.30pm to 1.10pm:Buy, Sell or Hold? Bubble or Boom Ahead?
Bulls meet bears and Mary Sunshine meets Dr Doom in this wrap up, no-holds barred event
finale on where to from here for hotel investment and deals.
John Smith, Managing Director and Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
Panel: Ian Crooks, Managing Director, Resort Brokers
Patrick Imbardelli, Managing Director, Imbardelli Holdings
David Smith, Associate, RobertDouglas
Alan Boys, Director, Dubois Group
End of Conference Prizes
Conference Close