Program Costa Rica Sustainable Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference 2017

Monday, November 13

Full Program
  • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Registration - Badge pickup & Information
  • General Sessions
  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Conference Opens & Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:30 am - 10:45 am
    Networking Express
  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am
    Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 11:15 am - 11:55 am
    Economically Speaking: A Global Economy Glimpse & The Economy Outlook for Costa Rica.
  • 11:55 am - 12:35 pm
    Overview of the Hotel & Tourism Industry in Costa Rica and Central America.
  • 12:35 pm - 12:55 pm
    Calling things by their name: Green Tourism . Ecotourism . Sustainable Tourism.
  • 12:55 pm - 1:20 pm
    Tourism and the impact of climate change on today's business.
  • 1:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • General Sessions
  • 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
    Financial Sustainability: The importance of keeping the business profitable.
  • 3:20 pm - 4:10 pm
    Sustainable investment in Tourism: How to ensure to have a sustainable business over the long term.
  • 4:10 pm - 4:50 pm
    Architecture, Construction and Design Forum: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?
  • 4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
    Networking Coffee Break - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • 5:30 pm - 5:40 pm
    20/20 Showcase Your Project
  • 5:40 pm - 6:20 pm
    Investments from the perspective of Global Institutions.
  • 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
    Keynote Speaker Session:
    Carlitos Paez Vilaró - Survivor of The Andes Plane Crash
    Recreating and rethinking the business in challenging times - The Andean Survival Experience.
  • 7:20 pm - 9:20 pm
    Networking Cocktail

Tuesday, November 14

Full Program
  • 8:20 am - 8:50 am
    Networking Breakfast - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • 8:50 am - 9:00 am
    Welcome Back - Opening Agenda
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Keynote Speaker Session: Philippe Cousteau - Grandson of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, Author, Speaker & Social Entrepeneur
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Investment and Development Opportunities in Costa Rica.
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Networking Coffee Break - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    The Financial Agenda.
  • 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
    Strategies for Growing our Markets
  • 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    International Hotel Leaders' Hard Talk: A view from the top about the hotel industry in Costa Rica and the potentiality for Luxury Resorts in the sustainable era.
  • 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:45 pm - 3:25 pm
    Keynote Speaker: Roberto Artavia-Loría - Chairman, Viva Trust
  • 3:25 pm - 3:35 pm
    Welcome message delivered by Mr. President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera.
  • 3:35 pm - 3:45 pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 3:45 pm
    Conference Ends

2017 Planning Committee

Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder
SAHIC

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events
Partner, SAHIC

Mauricio Ventura

Minister of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism of Costa Rica

Hermes Navarro del Valle

Coordinador Atracción de Inversiones
ICT

René Bernard Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC
President, Hotel Asset Managers Association Middle East & Africa

Fredrik Jonsson

Managing Partner, MEREHA
Director, Beaufort Global Partners

Graciana Garcia Iribarne

Vice President
SAHIC