Agenda

 March 1, 2018

 PRELIMINARY AGENDA, SUBJECT TO CHANGE 

8:00     REGISTRATION OPEN
       
8:30     SPEED MEETINGS
       
9:30     ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - ASSESING THE FUTURE OF FREE TRADE
An overview of economic drivers that impact travel to Mexico and the impact of challenges to free trade.
     
Speaker: Delia Paredes Mier
  Directora Ejecutiva de Análisis Económico
Grupo Financiero Banorte
10:00     REGIONAL AND GLOBAL HOTEL MARKET OVERVIEW
A look at how local hotel trend lines fit into a global context.
     
Speakers: Rico Louw
  Client Account Manager, Smith Travel Research
  Richard J. Katzman 
  Managing Director, HVS - Mexico City
10:45     NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
       
11:00     DRILLING DOWN ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND - BUSINESS TRAVEL
Experts discuss demand generators in urban areas and industrial markets.
     
Moderator: Rodrigo Meza
  Vice President, GFG Securities
Speakers: Alexis Ralph
  Development Director, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, AccorHotels
  Camilo Bolaños
  Vice President, Real Estate and Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  Mónica Artigas
  Directora de Desarrollo, México y Latinoamérica, La Quinta Inns & Suites
  Oscar Chávez
  Franchise Sales & Development Director, InterContinental Hotels Group
12:00     DRILLING DOWN ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND - LEISURE TRAVEL
Experts discuss trends in travel to resort and other vacation and group destinations.
     
Moderator: Ricardo Zorrilla
  Director, InValue
Speakers: Alonso Burgos
  Vice President Hotel Development, Marriott International
  Federico Moreno-Nickerson
  Vice President Development Mexico and LATAM, Apple Leisure Group
  Juan Corvinos
  Vice President Development 
Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, Hilton Worldwide
  Michel Montant
  Director Corporativo de Desarrollo, Grupo Posadas
1:00     VIEW FROM THE TOP
HOTEL OPPORTUNITIES - MEXICO AND BEYOND
Leaders of brands and operators recently entering the Mexican market identify areas of opportunity and challenges.
Moderator: Christian Lega
  Hotels & Land Development Director, CBRE
Speakers: Marco Roca Jr. 
  Director of Business Development, Trust Hospitality
  Mark Keiser
  Chief Development Officer, SH Group - Baccarat & 1 Hotels
  Skylar Skikos
  President, Palisades Hotel Partners
2:00    

LUNCHEON - NETWORKING 

4:00    

INNOVATION IN DESIGN, MIXED-USE AND MASTER-PLANNED PROJECTS 

     
Moderator: Enrique Carrillo
  Presidente, CMI Grupo
Speakers: Douglas Smith
  President, EDSA
  James Freeman
  Co-Founder, FSC Architects
  John Newcomb
  Senior Vice President Latin America, CallisonRTKL
  Nunzio DeSantis
  Senior Partner, Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects
5:00     CAPITAL MARKETS OVERVIEW - FIBRAS, CKDs, AND OTHER INVESTMENT TRENDS
The state of real estate capital markets after the U.S. election of 2016 and before Mexico's election of 2018.
     
Moderator: Adrián Cano
  Managing Director Real Estate, Evercore Partners México
Speakers: Efraín López
  Chief Financial Officer, Extended Suites 
  Fernando Rocha
  Director de Adquisiciones y Desarrollo, Fibra Inn
  Guillermo Bravo
  Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations, FibraHotel
  Marín Maydón
  Managing Partner, BPBI
6:00     INDUSTRY PRIORITIES - ACTION PLAN
Leaders debate and define possible directions, and industry drivers for sound industry growth. Changes in strategy in uncertain times.
     
Moderator: Richard J. Katzman 
  Managing Director, HVS - Mexico City 
Speakers: Francisco González
  Managing Director, BANCOMEXT
  Jaime Fasja
  Co-CEO, Thor Urbana
  Salomón Kamkhaji
  Presidente, Pulso Inmobiliario
  Vicente Naves
  Director General Adjunto, Grupo FREL
7:00     CLOSING RECEPTION

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Mexico City 2018
Thursday March 1, 2018
8:00 AM- 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION OPEN