Agenda

 February 20, 2019

 PRELIMINARY AGENDA, SUBJECT TO CHANGE 

8:00     REGISTRATION OPEN
       
8:30     SPEED MEETINGS
       
9:00     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
  Executive Director of Economic Analysis, 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: Emile Gourieux
  Business Development Executive, STR
  Lorea Arnoldi
  Senior Project Manager, HVS - Mexico City
  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: Patricio del Portillo
  Director, CBRE Hotels
Speakers: Alfredo Reynoso
  Director of Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  Antonio Patjane
  Expansion and Development Director, Extended Suites
  Gerardo Valdés
  Director Development Mexico, Radisson Hotel Group
  Germán Ongay
  Regional VP Franchise Sales & Development Mexico,
InterContinental Hotels Group
  Louis Alicea
  Senior Director Development Latin America & Caribbean,
  Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
12:00     DRILLING DOWN ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND - LEISURE TRAVEL
Experts discuss trends in travel to resort and other vacation and group destinations.
     
Moderator: Christian Lega
  Partner Real Estate, Deloitte
Speakers: Alonso Burgos
  Vice President Caribbean & Latin America Development, Marriott International
  Federico Moreno-Nickerson
  Vice President of Development, Apple Leisure Group
  Mario Carbone
  Director- Development for Central America & Yucatan Peninsula,
Hilton Worldwide
  Michel Montant
  Director Corporativo de Desarrollo, Grupo Posadas
  Ruben Becerra
  Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Business Development, 
Karisma Hotels & Resorts
1:00     VIEW FROM THE TOP
HOTEL OPPORTUNITIES - MEXICO AND BEYOND
Leaders of luxury and lifestyle brands look to expand in the Mexican market.
Moderator: Enrique Carrillo
  Chairman, CMI Grupo
Speakers: Christian Glauser Benz
  Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Dream Hotel Group
  Erin Green
  Vice President of Development, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  Sagar Desai
  Global Head of Acquisitions & Development, Viceroy Hotel Group
  Sid Narang
  Chief Development Officer, sbe 
  Tiffany Cooper
  Senior VP of Development Americas, Kimpton Hotels
2:00    

LUNCHEON - NETWORKING 

4:00    

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

     
Moderator: Blanca Rodríguez
  Directora de Capital y Finanzas, Grupo Marhnos
Speakers: Alexis Ralph
  VP Development Mexico, Central America & Cuba, AccorHotels
  Enrique Villanueva
  Director Desarrollo, Pulso Inmobiliario
  Guillermo Bravo
  Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations, FibraHotel
  Rafael Lang
  Director General, Mota-Engil Turismo
5:00     CAPITAL MARKETS OVERVIEW - TRENDS IN THE DEBT AND EQUITY MARKETS
     
Moderator: Ander Legorreta
  Executive Director Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield
Speakers: Adrián Cano
  Managing Director Real Estate, Evercore Partners México
  Manuel Muñoz
  Dirección Hotelería y Turismo, Banco Sabadell
  Raúl Gallegos
  Managing Director Asset Management, Credit Suisse
  Rodrigo Meza
  Vice President, GFG Securities
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: Alejandro Zozaya
  Chief Executive Officer, Apple Leisure Group
  Diego Gutiérrez
  Managing Partner, Walton Street Capital Mexico
  Oscar Calvillo
  Chief Executive Officer, Fibra Inn
7:00     CLOSING RECEPTION

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Wednesday February 20, 2019
8:00 AM- 7:00 PM