Date: 21st - 22nd January 2019 Venue: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest


21st January 2019

12.00-14:00 Registration

12:30 - 14:00

Site Inspection KViHotel - first 360 smart hotel of the World

12:30 - 14:00

Exclusive Sneak Preview: MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall

13:00 - 14:00

Speed networking

Section I.

14:00 - 14:05

Opening Speech


James Chappell, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

14:05 - 14:25

Lay of the Land, Hotel Industry Round-Up & Future Supply


14:25 - 15:25

Hotel Development 101: How to Maximise Future Asset Value and Ensure Exit

Chair: Jean-Paul Herzog, Former President Middle East & Africa, Hilton

Conversation participants:

15:25 - 16:10

How Lifestyle Trends and the Internet Change the Value of Brands for Hotel Owners?

Chair: Cornelia Kausch, COO, IC - Campus

Conversation participants:

16:10-16:35 Coffee Break

Section II.

16:35 - 17:15

Hybrid Hotels & Hostels - What are the Advantages for the Investor?

Chair: Macy Marvel, Consultant, Macy Marvel Consulting

Conversation participants:

17:15 - 18:00

Luxury Continues to Grow but are Developers on the Same Page?

Chair: Mary Gostelow, , Gostelow Report

Conversation participants:

  • Kenneth Hatton, Senior Vice President, Global Development
  • Roland Paar, Head of Hotel Investment, Soravia
  • Shafi Syed, Senior Vice President, Hotel Development – EMEA Caesars Entertainment

18:00 - Cocktail reception hosted by Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

22nd January 2019

Section I.

07:45 - 09:00

Site Inspection KViHotel - first 360 smart hotel of the World

09:15 - 09:55

Keynote and Fireside Chat with Denys Sappey, COO - Owners - Strategic Relationships for AccorHotels Europe Interviewed by James Chappell

Chair: James Chappell, Global Business Director, Horwath HTL


Denys Sappey, Chief Operating Officer - Owners Strategic Relationships / Europe, AccorHotels

09:55 - 10:35

Leases, Management Contracts & Franchises

Chair: Arik Ramot, CEO, Ramot & Co, Investment House

Conversation participants:

10:35 - 11:00

Valuations for Financing - Bankers & Owners Perspective

Chair: Philip Bacon, Director, Valuation, Planning & Development, Horwath HTL

Conversation participants:

11:00 - 11:25 Coffee Break

Section II.

11:25 - 11:55

Is Labour the Next Threat After Airbnb and OTAs and What Are the Implications for Hotels and Restaurants?

Chair: Jean-Paul Herzog, Former President Middle East & Africa, Hilton


11:55 - 12:15

How does Technology Create Value for Owners & Operators? Is it Part of the Labour Solution?

Chair: Macy Marvel, Consultant, Macy Marvel Consulting


12:15 - 13:00

CEOs & Owners Outlook for the Year

Chair: Ilan Rudich, Owner, IR Hotels & Resorts

Conversation participants:

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Section III.

14:00 - 14:50

Funding & Financing Solutions...and What do Funds Buy?

Chair: Andrew Sangster, Founder, Hotel Analyst

Conversation participants:

14:50 - 15:40

Regional Projects Discussion & Roundtable Networking - AZ, CZ, HU, PL, RO, SK

Conversation participants:

15:40 - 16:00

Google in the Travel Industry - How Google Impacts the Bottom Line


Ádám Erdős, Industry Manager, Hungary, Google

16:00 - Birthday Cake, Coffee and Drinks to Wrap Up the Event - Join Us in Celebrating Horwath HTL's 30 Years in Hungary

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