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Meet Industry Leaders At HVS Events Around The Globe

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.

Mexico Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (MexHIC)

19 March 2015

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

Like emerging hospitality markets the world over, Mexico and Central America offer complex but rewarding opportunities for hotel and resort development. HVS is pleased to announce the fifth annual Mexico Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference, or MexHIC 2015, a forum for interaction between market participants focused on defining market drivers, and visualizing a path for sound industry growth.

Powered by HVS, the world’s leading hotel and hospitality consultancy, MexHIC 2015 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.

For more information, please visit

Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI)

6 April 2015

JW Marriott Aerocity - New Delhi, India

HOSI is the only dedicated forum for hotel professionals in the region, offering valuable perspectives on improving operational efficiencies, enhancing service standards, optimizing revenues and increasing bottom lines. HOSI 2015 promises to bring together the most influential gathering of leading hospitality professionals in India, including industry specialists, senior leadership, management teams and operations heads.

The conference program will encompass a series of keynote addresses by distinguished speakers and thought leaders, interesting group discussions and brainstorming sessions by eminent panelists, and industry-focused workshops by subject-matter experts. With the spotlight on ‘General Managers’ this year, the program agenda has been carefully designed to focus on this very special faction of hotel operations ‘ring masters’.

At HOSI 2015 we already have confirmations from prominent industry experts in the region including Arjun Sharma, Managing Director, Select Group; Daniel Welk, VP Operations - India, Hilton Worldwide; David Berg, Chief Operating Officer, Carlson; Jean-Michel Casse, Sr. VP Operations - India, Accor; Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group; Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Limited; Peter Fulton, EVP & Group President - EAME & SW Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Rahul Pandit, President & Executive Director, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company and Simon F Cooper, President & MD - APAC, Marriott International, to name a few.

And that’s not all! For all Golf aficionados, HOSI brings you more reasons to cheer. The 2015 Hotel Operations Summit India will tee off with a Golf Challenge at the ITC Classic Golf Resort on April 5, 2015.

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

11th Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA)

7-8 April 2015

JW Marriott Aerocity - New Delhi, India

HICSA, a two-day conference dedicated to the hospitality industry, 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, HICSA attracts overwhelming participation from hotel owners, investors, operators, bankers and industry specialists who come together to share their best practices, new ideas and latest market trends.

The conference, which reached a milestone celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014, saw many industry leaders exchange thoughts, experiences and discuss prevailing industry trends. The 10th edition of the conference, held in April 2014, brought together 500 delegates from over 20 countries.

The 11th Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA) 2015 will be held at a new venue - New Delhi JW Marriott Aerocity on April 7th & 8th and already has confirmations from some of the industry stalwarts such as Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott International; Frits van Paasschen, President & CEO, Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director & CEO, Taj Group; Thorsten Kirschke, President-APAC, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Steve Rushmore, Founder & Chairman, HVS. The HICSA Team looks forward to welcoming all hospitality leaders at the event.

Please write to Swarn Jaitly ( for more information.

11th China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC)

12-14 May 2015

Mandarin Oriental Pudong - Shanghai, China

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.

Themed ‘China NEXT: Leading the Path for Future Growth’, the 11th China Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) will be held at a new venue – the Mandarin Oriental Pudong Shanghai, from 12-14 May 2015. Confirmed speakers at CHIC 2015 include industry leaders such as Gerald Lawless, President & CEO, Jumeirah Group; Martin Rinck, President - APAC, Hilton Worldwide; Professor Dai Bin, President, China Tourism Academy; Robert Warman, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hotels & Resorts and Thorsten Kirschke, President - APAC, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, to name a few.

The CHIC organizing committee looks forward to welcoming all industry leaders at the conference next year.

Please write to Lisa Cao ( for more information.

Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference
(THINC Indonesia)

2-3 September 2015

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort - Bali, Indonesia

Explore the latest trends, identify new opportunities, exchange ideas, share best practices and foster new partnerships at the Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia - 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. THINC Indonesia offers a unique platform creating immense value for all participants and delegates who stand to gain vast knowledge in the areas of experiential learning and productivity enhancement from their regional and international counterparts. Furthermore, the exotic island location of Bali makes this conference a rather unique one!

Hosted by HVS and co-hosted by Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy Republic of Indonesia (MoTCE) and Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), THINC Indonesia 2014 which concluded on September 5, brought together over 260 industry stakeholders, business leaders and key decision-makers from the hotel and tourism industry from across 17 nations.

The THINC Indonesia team thanks all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters and delegates for their continued support and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the next THINC event, to be held on 2-3 September 2015.

Please write to Debjani Dhara ( or Muhammad Al Ayyubi ( for more information.

Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS)

Took Place:

13-14 November 2014

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is the premier conference of its kind for the Caribbean region. CHICOS 2014, was held at the impressive Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, November 13-14, 2014. It featured panels and discussions focused on the rejuvenation of the regional hotel market, the availability of financing in the region, the funding of new projects, sustainable and energy efficient savings by the operators in the region, the continued prospects for all-inclusive products, and more.

CHICOS was organized by HVS and co-hosted by a partnership with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). The event provided attendees with the opportunity to significantly expand their network while learning the most important trends that can impact their investment decisions. In its 4th year, this event brought together more than 300 international investors and operators as well as the region’s leading decision makers: governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel chain executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors and architects and designers - all to discuss the region's markets and possibilities.

North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC)

Took Place:

19-21 November 2014

Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile - Chicago, IL

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 2014 Keynote Address will be by Jack DeBoer, Chairman, Value Place, LLC.

The North America Hotel Investment Conference (NATHIC) 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.

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. Click here for a brief video highlight of NATHIC 2013.

HVS "Friends and Family" receive a 20% discount by using promotion code "HVS13" during the registration process.

Hotel Market Connections

Took Place:

18 June 2014

11 Markets Worldwide

Nearly 560 attendees participated in HVS’ 2014 Global Hotel Market Connections event in 11 markets worldwide on June 18 – Athens, Bangkok, Chicago, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Participating hotel markets across the globe expressed optimism about the future, with each seeing development opportunities, demand growth, and near-future room supply increases (with varying rates of absorption). Energy, tech, and leisure segments are some of the primary demand drivers. Smart and disciplined lending may help to promote a positive and extended growth trend.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Please write to Kathryn Lutfy ( for more information.

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