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08:00   REGISTRATION OPEN
     
08:30   SPEED MEETINGS
     
09:30   ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - ASSESSING 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 y Estrategia,
Grupo Financiero Banorte-IXE
10:00   REGIONAL AND GLOBAL HOTEL MARKET OVERVIEW 
  A look at how local hotel trend lines fit into a global context.
Speakers: Jeff Higley
  Vice President, Digital Media & Communications/Editorial Director
STR / Hotel News Now
 
  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: Enrique Villanueva
  Director de Desarrollo, Pulso Inmobiliario
 
Speakers: Germán Ongay
  VP Franchise Sales & Development México, 
InterContinental Hotels Group
 
  Guillermo Estrada
  International Business Development Director,
G6 Hospitality
 
  Juan Carlos Reus
  Expansion Director Mexico & Caribe, NH Hotel Group
 
  Juan Morera
  Director, Real Estate and Development, Hyatt Hotels
 
  Tomás Ramírez
  Director Comercial, Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
11:45   DRILLING DOWN ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND - LEISURE TRAVEL
  Experts discuss trends in travel to resort and other vacation and group destinations.
Moderator: Federico Moreno-Nickerson
  Director, Product Development Caribbean and Mexico, 
Classic Vacations
 
Speakers: Fernando Mulet 
  Vice President Development, Playa Hotels & Resorts
 
  Francis Muûls 
  Executive Vice President,
Chief Asset Management & Transactions Officer, RLH Properties
 
  Greg Doman
  SVP Development North, Central America & Caribbean, 
AccorHotels
 
  Mauricio Elizondo
  Director de Desarrollo, Grupo Posadas
 
  Pablo González
  Director of Development of The Americas, 
Meliá Hotels International
12:30   VIEW FROM THE TOP 
  HOTEL OPPORTUNITIES - MEXICO AND BEYOND 
  Leaders identify areas of opportunity and challenges in different sectors of the hotel industry.
Moderator: Alfonso de Gortari
  Senior Vice President, JLL
 
Speakers: Alonso Burgos
  Vice President Hotel Development, Marriott International
 
  Christian Glauser Benz
  Vice President of Development, Dream Hotel Group
 
  Guillermo Bravo
  Director de Desarrollo y Relaciones con Inversionistas,
FibraHotel
 
  Héctor Kabande
  Director, Hoteles Lucerna
 
  Juan Corvinos
  Managing Director Development 
Mexico, Central America & Hispanic Caribbean Regions,
Hilton Worldwide
02:00   LUNCHEON - NETWORKING
     
04:00   EFFECTIVE PROMOTION OF HOTEL INVESTMENT IN MEXICO
    Best practices in promotion of hotel investment in Mexico.
Moderator: Gerardo Fernández
  Director de Area de Turismo y Servicios, Artha Capital
 
Speakers: Gabriel Helfon
  Director General, Heldan Hotels & Resorts
 
  Roberto Trauwitz
  Secretario de Cultura y Turismo de Puebla, Secretaría de Turismo
 
  Salvador Leal
  Jefe de la Oficina del Secretario de Turismo Federal, Secretaría de Turismo
05:00   CAPITAL MARKETS OVERVIEW -
INVESTMENT TRENDS IN MEXICO AND BEYOND 
  The state of real estate capital markets after the U.S. election of 2016 and before Mexico´s election of 2018.
Moderator: José Luis Vega
  Socio Director, VP Capital
 
Speakers: Adrián Cano
  Real Estate Managing Director, Evercore Partners Mexico
 
  Magdi Tanamli
  Managing Director, Grupo Tandevco
 
  Raúl Gallegos
  Managing Director, Credit Suisse
 
  Santiago Juárez
  Director de Sector Inmobiliario y Hoteles, Banco Sabadell
06:00   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: Braulio Arsuaga
  Director General, Grupo Presidente
 
  Francisco Zinser
  Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe
 
  José Carlos Azcárraga
  Director General, Grupo Posadas 
07:00   CLOSING RECEPTION

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Mexico City 2017
Thursday March 16, 2017
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

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