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Meet Industry Leaders At HVS Events Around The Globe

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka

10-11 February 2016

The Galle Face Hotel - Colombo, Sri Lanka

HVS is pleased to announce the Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, scheduled to be held on February 10 and 11, 2016 at The Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. The event will be co-hosted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

The ‘Emerald Isle’ is increasingly gaining significance in the global hospitality market as a key emerging destination in South Asia. Tourism in the nation holds tremendous potential for regional and global investors, owners, operators, lenders, developers, and other industry players. The event aims at attracting global attention to Sri Lanka and creating value for all industry stakeholders with business interests in the country.

At THINC Sri Lanka 2016, we already have confirmations from prominent industry leaders including Abbas Esufally, Group Director, Hemas Holdings; Dilip Puri, MD - India and Regional VP - South Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotel Group; Gonzalo Maceda, VP Development - APAC, Melia Hotels International; Hiran Cooray, Chairman, Jetwing Hotels; Kevin Wallace, MD - SE Asia & Australasia, Plateno Hotels Group; Laure Morvan, Director Development - APAC, AccorHotels; Marc Dardenne, CEO, Patina Hotels & Resorts; Mark A Edleson, President, Commune Hotels & Resorts; Peter Henley, Chairman & CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group; Raj Rana, CEO - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Rebecca Lee, Director Development - APAC, Langham Hospitality Group; Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman & CEO, TWCorp and Former Chairman, Board of Investment (BOI), and Vijitha Wijesuriya, MD, East-West Properties PLC, to name a few.

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Hospitality Law Conference

22-24 February 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel - Houston, Texas

The 2016 Annual Hospitality Law Conference, presented by in conjunction with HVS Hotel Management and HVS Asset Management - Newport, will take place on February 22-24, 2016.

Offering CPE and up to eighteen hours of CLE, this conference converges the legal, risk, development, and finance sectors of the industry in an effort to educate and innovate.

Check back occasionally for details about the HVS clients and friends discount.

HVS clients and friends can register here: Please enter code: ASSOC to receive the $100 discount on your registration

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Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (MexHIC)

Took Place:

February 25, 2016

Hilton Mexico City - Santa Fe
Santa Fe Business District - Mexico City

Powered by HVS, the world’s leading hotel and hospitality consultancy, MexHIC 2016 gives stakeholders a chance to hear from industry leaders and representatives of major hotel brands; network with developers, investors, lenders, and government officials; and engage the many challenges and opportunities of the Mexican and Central American lodging landscape.

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Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI)

4 April 2016

JW Marriott Aerocity - New Delhi, India

HOSI, the only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region, offers valuable perspectives on improving operational efficiencies, enhancing service standards, optimizing revenues and increasing bottom lines, bringing together the most influential gathering of leading hospitality professionals in India, including industry specialists, senior leadership, management teams and operations heads. Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI) 2015 which took place in April, saw a turnout of over 300 participants. With the spotlight on ‘General Managers’, the conference program encompasses a series of keynote addresses by distinguished speakers and thought leaders, interesting group discussions, brainstorming sessions, and industry-focused workshops by subject-matter experts.

Notable speakers at HOSI 2016 include Ajay Bakaya, Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts; Atul Kochhar, Chef Patron & MD, Benares Restaurant and Bar; Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, Mak, President, The Oberoi Group; Kapil Kaul, CEO - South Asia, Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA); Rajeev Menon, COO - APAC, Marriott International; Raj Rana, CEO - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Ranvir Bhandari, COO - Hotels Division, ITC Limited; Riyaz Amlani, CEO & MD, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality and President, National Restaurant Association of India; Rohit Khosla, Sr. VP Operations, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, and Zorawar Kalra, Founder & MD, Massive Restaurants, among others.

The HOSI Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the 4th edition of HOSI to be held on April 4, 2016.

Please write to Debjani Dhara ( Please write to Debjani Dhara ( or Swarn Jaitly ( for more information.


Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA)

5-6 April 2016

JW Marriott Aerocity - New Delhi, India

Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA) is widely viewed by global industry leaders as the premier hospitality event for the South Asian region, valued for its networking opportunities and high-level contacts as much as for its content-rich sessions. Last year, the conference brought together 500 delegates from across 21 countries, with overwhelming participation from hotel owners, investors, operators, bankers and industry specialists sharing their best practices, new ideas and latest market trends.

HICSA 2016 will feature a stellar line-up of speakers including Cramer Ball*, CEO, Jet Airways; David Berg, CEO, Carlson Hospitality Group; Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Limited; Jan Smits, CEO - AMEA, InterContinental Hotels Group; Martin Rinck, EVP & President - APAC, Hilton Worldwide; Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO - APAC, AccorHotels; Peter Fulton, Group President - EAME & SW Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts; Ratnesh Verma, President & MD, Whitbread Hotels & Resorts International; Sebastien Bazin*, Chairman & CEO, Accor, and Thorsten Kirschke, President - APAC, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, to name a few.

The HICSA Organizing Committee thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the 12th edition of HICSA, scheduled on April 5-6, 2016.

Please write to Swarn Jaitly ( for more information.


Central Florida Hotel Market Review (CFHMR)

May 2016

Location TBD
Orlando, Florida

The Central Florida Hotel Market Review (CFHMR) is the only dedicated forum for hotel industry professionals with interests in the Greater Orlando region. This annual event will provide a detailed review of trends in supply, demand, average rate, hotel values, and cap rates in the greater market area. Hosted by the Florida-based team of HVS professionals, the event also features panel discussions on a variety of topics that may range from new development projects and challenges, brand offerings and requirements, operational trends and issues, and broker perspectives on the current marketplace. Just as importantly, registration for this afternoon event includes networking opportunities for all participants at an early evening cocktail reception.

More information to come.

China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC)

11-12 May 2016

Location TBD
Shanghai, China

Hosted by HVS and co-hosted by China Tourism Academy and Beijing International Studies University, the 11th China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) successfully concluded in May. The event brought together close to 450 distinguished delegates from across 12 nations, who exchanged strategic thoughts and discussed significant trends prevailing in the industry.

Over the years, the China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) has established its reputation as the most influential hotel investment conference in the region by consistently delivering a wealth of timely market insights that facilitate corporate strategies and growth in the world's second largest economy. CHIC is the must-attend meeting platform for domestic and international hotel and tourism industry leaders/investors to cultivate relationships, seek opportunities and gain valuable insights into the industry trends crucial for business decisions.

The CHIC Organizing Committee expresses its gratitude and appreciation to all partners, sponsors, delegates and participants for their continued support, in making this year’s event yet another success.

More information coming soon.


Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia

August 31 - September 1, 2016

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort - Bali, Indonesia

Hosted by HVS, THINC Indonesia 2015 which took place in September, concluded on a high note. Co-Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the conference brought together close to 250 industry stakeholders, business leaders and key decision-makers from across 15 nations. The two-day conference lived up to its reputation of being a one-of-a-kind hospitality event in Indonesia, once again creating a unique platform to deliberate on the development and direction of the hotel and tourism industry in the region.

The THINC Indonesia Organizing Committee expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, partners, speakers and delegates for their valued support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the 3rd edition of THINC Indonesia, scheduled to be held on 31 August and 1 September 2016.

Please write to Debjani Dhara ( or Swarn Jaitly ( for more information.

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Hotel Market Connections


Date Coming Soon

The 5th Annual Hotel Market Connections (HMC) Networking Events will be hosted in several locations around the world.

Over 500 companies representing 860 participants attended the 4th Annual HMC events across the United States, Canada, and Mexico to learn from and network with peers and industry stakeholders. These intimate events focus on trends in hotel lending and valuation; up-to-the-moment snapshots of hotel values, transactions, cap rates, and operating trends in each location; and a forecast of overall hotel performance and values. Each presentation is facilitated by the region’s leading HVS executive. Hotel Market Connections also features panels of local experts who share their valuable insights.

The registration fee includes a networking event with food & beverage provided by HVS, during which all attendees meet and mingle with other hotel industry professionals. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain professional contacts and current industry information to help you and your business prosper.

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North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC)

Took Place: 4-6 November 2015

Fontainebleau - Miami Beach, Florida

The North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC) concluded successfully on November 6, 2015. NATHIC, an IHIF Summit Series event presented by Hotel Management magazine and the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), and HVS Hotel Management and HVS Asset Management - Newport, is the leading meeting place for senior-level hospitality investment professionals. The conference is topical in nature and pertains to important topics to the hospitality industry in a timely manner.

Each year, NATHIC delves into the issue most relevant to senior-level hospitality investment professionals and allows them to learn from industry leaders and experts during educational sessions.

This year, the key highlights at NATHIC included:
  • HVS Market specialists on site
  • Foreign Direct Investment Panel, including Wanda Hotels & Resorts.
  • Closing keynote by Leland Pillsbury from the Thayer Lodging Group.
  • Opportunities to meet with key hotel brand contacts including Hard Rock Hotel, Best Western, Starwood Hotels, Wyndham Worldwide, Vantage Hospitality and more.

The North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC) provides a unique forum for its attendees to join some of the most influential leaders in the industry and develop essential business contacts. The networking events at NATHIC are valuable and productive - from fantastic evening receptions and happy hours to long, relaxed lunches, breakfasts and refreshment breaks to meet contacts that will affect your bottom line.


Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS)

Took Place:  November 12-13, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico

2016 Dates & Location to be announced in January

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is the premier industry conference for the region and was held at the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico on November 12-13, 2015. CHICOS 2015 featured panels and discussions focused on the key issues impacting hospitality development in the region today: the availability of financing; lessons learned for future large scale mixed-use projects; the renewed interest and penetration of the all inclusive and vacation ownership segments; the opportunities that lie in Cuba, and so much more.

CHICOS brings together more than 300 investors and operators from around the world with interests in the Caribbean. These dynamic industry professionals include governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise organizations, public and private institutions, advisors and architects and designers. Attendees are all participating to discuss and learn about the market and its possibilities.

CHICOS is organized by HVS and co-hosted by a partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). CHICOS 2015 also thanks the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, our Host Patron Sponsor.


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