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Meet Industry Leaders At HVS Events Around The Globe


17-19 April 2013

Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China

The Most Influential Hotel Investment Conference in China promises another great event in 2013!

Roaring into its 9th edition, the conference themed “Vision and Strategy for Success in a Changing World” will be held in Shanghai from 17 to 19 April 2013. The focus will be on insights and strategies to generate the highest returns and market value for your hotel development and investment portfolios in a competitive and changing market environment.

Organised by HVS, and co-hosted by the China Tourism Academy of the China National Tourism Administration and Beijing International Studies University, CHIC has established its reputation as the most influential hotel investment conference in China by delivering a wealth of timely market insights that facilitate corporate strategies and growth in the world’s second largest economy. The 2012 event saw a record turnout of 860 CEOs and leaders of the hotel and tourism industry from over 20 countries.

Confirmed speakers at CHIC 2013 include Mark Hoplamazian, President & CEO of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts; Robin Bew, Chief Economist of the Economist Intelligence Unit; David Cheng, Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd; Xu Ming, President of InterState China; Tommy Lai, Vice President of Onyx Hospitality; Chen Min, Hotel Division of COFCO Limited; Symon Bridle, COO of New World Hospitality; William Scott, EVP of MGM Hospitality; Jeffrey Perlman, Principal of Warburg Pincus; Chen Miao Lin, Chairman of New Century Tourism Group; Zeng Zhong Tao, Chairman of Shenzhen Chenghe Investment Co., Ltd.; Wu Hai, Chief Executive Officer of Orange Hotel; Sun Wu, General Manager of HK CTS Metropark Hotel Management Company and Huang Man De, Chairman of Vienna Hotels.

Register to secure your place at CHIC 2013! Early bird ends 22 Feb 2013.

US Hotel Market Connections 2013

1 May 2013

On Wednesday, May 1, HVS will host U.S. Hotel Market Connections, a simulcast conference unlike any the industry has ever seen. Hotel representatives from properties, brands, and financing resources in regions across the country will have an unparalleled opportunity to make connections and experience a revolutionary delivery of local and nationwide hotel market intelligence.

U.S. Hotel Market Connections will offer a novel exchange of critical hotel intelligence, along with the opportunity to network with other national, regional, and local hotel analysts, consultants, investors, financiers, owners, and insiders. The event is designed to help hoteliers seeking funds for a new project, investors looking for viable opportunities in hotel markets across the U.S., and stakeholders eager for insights on the present and future dynamics of the U.S. hotel industry.

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11-12 April 2013

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine

HVS Executive Search, the organizer of the annual Ukraine & CIS Hospitality Operations Forum, is pleased to announce that this year’s program is dedicated to Innovation in the fields of Strategic Development, Operational Excellence in times of oversupply, healthy competition of independent and branded hotels, and getting the most out of human resources for the hotel industry in the region. The in-depth agenda is focused on bringing the local hotel industry to the next level of quality, efficiency, and profitability.

UHOF will also:

  • Provide participants with step-by-step guidance on more efficient sales, focusing on e-channels, online distribution and professional excellence.
  • Focus delegates’ attention on training and educational strategies for middle management, review latest hiring trends, staff retention factors, promotion and evaluation tools.
  • Focus on online tools such as reputation management, location-based promotions, mobile device marketing innovations, new customer loyalty instruments.

Top speakers include:

  • Tom Flanagan – Area Vice President, Eastern Europe – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Oliver Horn – Director Operations Support, Europe – IHG
  • Sergio Snyder – Area Director of Human Resources, Eastern Europe – Marriott
  • Dejan Djordjevic – Managing Director – ESTA Holding
  • Irina Sidletska – Managing Director – Premier Hotels
For the first time this year UHOF will also present an award for "Best New Hotel -2012" in the Ukraine and CIS region. Further details, nomination and registration forms will soon be available at

10th Annual China Hotel Investment Conference 2014 (CHIC)

23-25 April 2014

Shanghai, China

Date confirmed for CHIC 2014!

Join us at the most influential hotel investment conference in China as CHIC celebrates its 10th anniversary. The 10th edition of the China Hotel Investment Conference has been confirmed to take place 23-25 April 2014 in Shanghai, China.

The 2013 event saw a record turnout of 820 CEOs and leaders of the hotel and tourism industry from over 20 countries. The conference featured delegates from organisations such as China Resources Land Limited, Shanghai Jin Jiang International, Wanda Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Accor, Hilton Worldwide, Sun Hung Kai Properties, Fosun Property Holding Group, Shimao Property Holdings and Greenland Group amongst others.

Organised by HVS, and co-hosted by the China Tourism Academy of the China National Tourism Administration and Beijing International Studies University, CHIC has established its reputation as the most influential hotel investment conference in China by delivering a wealth of timely market insights that facilitate corporate strategies and growth in the world's second largest economy.

The most influential hotel investment conference in China promises another great event in 2014!

Global Hotel Market Connections 2014

June 18, 2014

Local Market Knowledge meets International Perspective

Riding on the coattails of the successful 2013 US Hotel Market Connections, HVS will present global Hotel Market Connections. This series of hotel intelligence seminars, held in 10 cities around the world, will deliver critical insights from a panel of local experts on issues facing the hospitality industry in that specific market, with a common theme throughout all the sessions to include the topic of supply in that local market. Other potential discussion items may include: 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 global hotel values through 2017 and beyond.

HVS Connections seminars will be held in Athens, Bangkok, Chicago, London, Miami, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference Indonesia
(THINC Indonesia)

4-5 September 2014

Bali, Indonesia

Explore the latest trends, identify new opportunities, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster new partnerships at the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference Indonesia (THINC Indonesia) 2014 - where all industry stakeholders come together for two exciting days of networking opportunities and a captivating line-up of seminars and panels by industry experts.

What's more - an exotic island location makes this hotel and tourism investment conference a rather unusual one! Moving away from the hustle-bustle of big cities where most other conferences of a similar nature are typically held, the THINC Indonesia organisers narrowed down on a venue offering a more relaxed atmosphere - Bali, one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world, and without a doubt amongst Asia’s most favourite.

Hosted by HVS, the world’s leading consulting and services organisation, and co-hosted by Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Republic of Indonesia, THINC Indonesia 2014, promises to be a unique platform creating immense value for all participants and delegates who shall stand to gain vast knowledge in the areas of experimental learning and productivity enhancement from their regional and international counterparts.

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South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC)

15-16 September 2014

Quito, Ecuador

On 15-16 September 2014, the region’s most important Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will be held in Quito, Ecuador.

The last edition of the South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference – SAHIC 2013 was held at the JW Marriot Hotel Bogota, Colombia on 23rd and 24th September. The conference with nearly 450 participants surprised everyone and exceeded all expectations. According to Arturo Garcia Rosa President of SAHIC and Chairman of HVS South America "SAHIC success is the success of the hotel, tourism and related real-estate business industry". During his presentation on current regional prospects and industry trends, Garcia Rosa pointed out that "while international arrivals in several South American countries have dropped slightly, going from 7% to 4% between 2012 and 2013, based on a survey by HVS South America, the region continues to offer endless opportunities; it is only a matter of being careful and making a specific investment analysis".

With a very dynamic format of general sessions, networking meetings, break-outs and project presentations executives provided an in-depth analysis of the most relevant topics of interest to the industry’s decision makers. Current industry challenges and forceful conclusions were identified by Hotel Leaders and key industry players as well. As every year, SAHIC gave out the Hospitality Contribution Awards, an acknowledgement to projects, organizations, companies, and individuals who year after year contribute to the development of the industry in the region. This year the awards went to: José Koechline, Developer Category; GHL, Special Acknowledgement Category; Proexport Colombia, Tourism Promotion Category and Ted Middleton -Senior VP of Development of The Americas for Hilton Worldwide- in the Hotelier Category.

During the closing cocktail, Garcia Rosa announced Quito, Ecuador as SAHIC’s new venue for 2014.

SAHIC stood as the perfect place to promote the distinctive features of the countries in the region and as a great networking opportunity for key industry executives, developers, and participants as a whole to learn about new projects and build new business contacts.

North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC)

19-21 November 2014

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile - Chicago, Illinois

The North America Hotel Investment Conference (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, will be held November 19-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois.

Now in its sixth year, the 2014 agenda will feature general sessions, breakout discussions and keynote speakers who will focus on relevant topics including financing, development, segment analysis, franchising, operations and technology. NATHIC attendees include hotel owners, developers, operators, lenders, consultants and brand executives.

The North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC) is the leading meeting place for senior-level hospitality investment professionals. Brought to you by Hotel Management and the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), NATHIC 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 allow them to learn from industry leaders and experts during educational sessions.

NATHIC anticipates over 300 top executives this year including hospitality investors, operators, developers, management companies, lenders, hotel owners, hotel buyers, lawyers, special servicers and industry players. By attending NATHIC you will be joining some of the most influential leaders in the industry and developing 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.

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2015 Annual Hospitality Law Conference

9-11 February 2015

Houston, Texas

The 2015 Annual Hospitality Law Conference, presented by and in conjunction with HVS Hotel Management and HVS Asset Management - Newport, will be held from February 9-11, 2015, hospitality professionals will gather in Houston, Texas, to solve common challenges that we face. 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.

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