Monday 4 March 2019


12:30 - 13:30

Pre-event workshop: The IHIF Guide to Hotel Investment

13:45 - 17:45


14:00 - 14:20


14:00 - 14:30

Economic Overview

Navigating the Storm: An Economic and Geopolitical Debate

An economist’s look at how stable the world’s political and economic situation is, with a special look at elections, Brexit, trade policies, interest rates.

Thanos Papasavvas – Founder and CIO, ABP Invest Ltd

14:30 - 14:45

Trends Talk

World in Motion: Global Travel Trends

An overview of who travels where and why, key emerging destinations, spending patterns across the travel experience, and how to manage the impact of over-tourism.

14:45 - 15:00

Trends Talk

Past, Present and Future: A Global Hotel Market Overview

A look at hotel market performance and forecasts worldwide, and how different segments and other asset classes are performing.

Robin Rossman – Managing Director, STR

15:00 - 15:10

Trends Talk

Buyers and Sellers: The Global Picture on Hotel Transaction Trends

An overview of trends in valuations and transactions, looking at capital sources, demand trends and prices.

Chris Day – Global Managing Director, Christie & Co

15:10 - 15:30


Lifetime Achievement Award

Followed by interview of the winner

15:30 - 16:20

Investors' Panel

Money Makes the World Go Around: Identifying the Key Trends in Global Money Movement

Examining the state of hospitality investment and trends to come, including key investors and alternative sources of capital and debt, key markets and next investment hotspots, and major trends to expect in the coming years.


Michael Fishbin – Global Hospitality Leader, EY

In conversation with:

Cody Bradshaw – Managing Director and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group

Mai-Lan de Marcilly – Mai-Lan de Marcilly, Principal, Real Estate, KKR

16:20 - 16:30


HAMA Award

The Hospitality Asset Managers’ Association presents the 2019 HAMA Award.

Theodor Kubak – Board Member and Co-Founder, HAMA Europe

Christian Youens – Principal, Cedar Capital Partners and VP HAMA Europe

16:30 - 17:10

AM Panel

Improving Performance: The Rise of the Asset Manager

Examining the rising importance of asset management in investors’ strategies, and how it affects the relations between owners, investors and operators.


Ben Godon – Co-Head of Hospitality Asset Management, Colliers

In conversation with:

John Brennan – CEO, Amaris Hospitality

17:10 - 17:30


Leading for Performance: The CEO’s Vision

What’s on the mind of a CEO leading a 100-year-old brand into the future? Hear from a hospitality leader on strategy to sustain and boost the performance of a major company.

Christopher J. Nassetta – President and CEO, Hilton

17:30 - 17:45

Closing remarks

18:00 - 19:00

CEO Council (invitation only)

The IHIF CEO Council is a gathering of hospitality CEOs, offering an informal environment to share ideas and experiences with peers at the top of the sector. The discussions follow Chatham House rule, ensuring confidentiality and free debate.

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Xpress

18:00 - 19:00

Networking reception

Hosted by

Questex Hospitality Group

Our Other Events

The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)

9-10- October 2019
Manchester, UK

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H))

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course

Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC)

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course