ANZPHIC program announced

The largest ever collection of global, regional and local accommodation industry leaders to speak in the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region will gather in Sydney from 26 to 27 July to attend ANZPHIC 2012.

The main knowledge and networking event on the industry calendar. In an industry first for the region, more than 40 CEOs, together with over 30 other senior executives from the hotel, resort and serviced apartment sectors and from related real estate and business sectors will come together in Sydney to discuss the state of the industry, where it is heading and the looming opportunities and risks. More than 400 delegates are expected to join over 40 sponsors, exhibitors and supporters at the event.

ANZPHIC 2012 program

Day 1 Thursday 26 July

9.00am to 9.15am: Welcome and Plan: John Smith, managing director and principal, Horwath HTL Australia and HTL Capital Advisors

9.15am to 10.15am: Fast, Slow or Marking Time?
Data and analysis on state and direction of the industry, including economic impacts, industry performance, value direction and global trends
Chair: David Gibson, Chairman, Sunotel Corporation
Presenters: Frank Allen, Director Property Markets, Westpac Property, Westpac Institutional Bank
Jonas Ogren, Area Director Asia, STR Global (based in Singapore)
Anthony De Francesco, Managing Director, IPD Australia & New Zealand
Erika Sirimanne, Research Analyst, Euromonitor International

10.15am to 11.00am: Industry Leaders 360
Four leading hoteliers discuss market performance, near term outlook, the issues that keep them awake and the opportunities that get them out of bed in the morning
Chair: Tony South, Chairman, Tourism Accommodation Australia
Panel: Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer – Pacific, Accor
Trent Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, Choice Hotels Australasia
Sean Hunt, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Bill Edwards, Director Of Operations, NSW, ACT, Vic, Sth Aust. & New Zealand, InterContinental Hotels Group

11.00am to 11.30am Coffee Break

11.30am to 12.00pm: View from Top
An Interview with Eric Danziger, President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group (USA):
One on one interview with the leader of the world’s largest hotel company
Interviewer: Jim Burba, President, Burba Hotel Network (USA)

12.00pm to 12.45pm: Tuned In Down Under
What will happen when Tune Group’s budget hotel chain and budget long haul airline team up here?
Chair: Craig Davidson, General Manager Destination Development, Tourism Australia
Panel:Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X (Malaysia)
Mark Lankester, Chief Executive Officer, Tune Hotels (Malaysia)

12.45pm to 2.15pm: Lunch including Awards Announcements for
Deal of the Year, Hotel Legends Hall of Fame and Hotel Innovation
plus address by Michael Matulick, CEO, Concept Amenities
Presenters: John Smith, Managing Director & Principal, Horwath HTL Australia
Michael Flynn, Managing Director, Hospitality Strategies Asia Pacific
Michael Matulick, Chief Executive Officer, Concept Amenities

2.15pm to 3.00pm: Future Directions in the 3rd Age of Tourism
An Interview with KP Ho, Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings (Singapore)
One on one interview with one of the world’s most creative and revered hoteliers
Interviewer: Peter Barge, Esq

3.00pm to 3.30pm: “Grab and Go” Coffee Break

3.30pm to 4.15pm: Deals, Dollars and Directions
Insight on recent transactions, capital market issues and investment trends
Chair: John Stawyskyj, Partner, Ashurst – Hotels, Tourism & Gaming
Panel: Iqbal Jumabhoy, Managing Director & CEO, SilverNeedle Hospitality (Singapore)
Peter Meyer, Managing Director, Host Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Nigel Greenaway, Fund Manager, Eureka Funds Management
Craig Collins, CEO Australasia, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

4.15pm to 5.00pm: The Great Aussie Tourism Fight Back!
How we are going to keep Aussies at home and visitors flooding in – despite the Aussie dollar!
Chair: Rodger Powell, Managing Director, Tourism Accommodation Australia
Panel: Andrew McEvoy, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
Michael Issenberg, Chairman & Chief Operating Officer, Accor Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Jayson Westbury, Chief Executive, The Australian Federation of Travel Agents
Carol Mok, Global Strategy Director, QUO Keen (Singapore)
5.00pm: End of Day Door Prizes

From 5.05pm:
Cocktail Function at Zeta Bar, Hilton Sydney
From 6.15pm: Depart to Westin Sydney for TAA Awards Event (for those delegates who have registered)

ANZPHIC 2012 Program

Day 2: Friday 27 July 2012
9.05am to 9.10am: Introduction & Welcome Back Door Prizes
Rhonda Hare, Partner, Ashurst – Hotels, Tourism & Gaming (Singapore)
9.10am to 10.00am: FastTalk
Regional hoteliers meet in a fast paced discussion about fast forward brands, strategies, opportunities
and challenges
Chair: Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers
Panel: Barry Robinson, CEO & Managing Director, Wyndham Hotel Group (South Pacific) & Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific
Eric Teng, CEO (Property & Hospitality), The Straits Trading Company (Singapore)
Andrew Jessop, Vice President Development Worldwide, Langham Hotels International (Hong Kong)
Erik van Keulen, Senior Vice President Development AP, Whitbread Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Phil Kasselis, Vice President, Development Asia & Australasia, InterContinental Hotels Group (Singapore)
10.00am to 10.45am:
Specific on the Pacific
What can we learn from four regional leisure markets and what does it mean for Australian destinations
Chair: Robert Hecker, Managing Director, Horwath HTL Asia Pacific (Singapore)
Panel: Specifically New Zealand – Ashley Spencer, Vice President – Operations, Australasia, Hilton Worldwide
Specifically Fiji – Adrian Sofield, Chairman, Investment Fiji (Fiji)
Specifically Hawaii – Michael Cowan, Vice President Development & Projects Asia Pacific, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts (Thailand)
Specifically Bali (ok so it’s only near the Pacific!) – Andrew Taylor, Director of Acquisitions & Development Pacific Region, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
10.45am to 11.15am Coffee Break
11.15pm to 12.15pm:
Build It, Convert It, Renovate It Now!
Pipeline activities insight and check on the renovation boom. Where next?
Chair: Paul Davis, Director, Paul Robert Davis International
Panel: Steven Haggart, Chief Executive Officer, RDG
Michael Herman, Executive Development Manager – Hospitality, Toga Hospitality
Andrew Mensforth, General Manager, Park Hyatt Sydney
Dominic Brown, Head of Research Australia, DTZ
Brett Patterson, General Manager Victoria, ISIS Group Australia
12.15pm to 1.00pm:
What’s New? What’s Next?
A session to showcase interesting new products, services, brands and ideas
Chair: Alex Sogno, President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific & Managing Director, Global Asset Solution
Panel: What’s New in Social Networking? – Kristof Roemer, Executive Vice President, (Germany)
What’s New in Boutiques? – Julian Clark, Chief Executive Officer, The Lancemore Group
What’s New in Design? – Jeffery Copolov, Director Interior Design, Bates Smart
What’s New in Brands? – James Doolan, VP Hotel Development AP, Marriott International (Hong Kong)

1.00pm: End of Conference Prizes

1.15pm: Conference Close
Further details can found at or by contacting Mr John Smith at [email protected] or calling 0418 447 222 in Australia or (61) 418 447 222 outside Australia

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