Program at a Glance

*Note: Program is subject to changes.

Monday, November 13

Full Program
  • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Registration - Badge pickup & Information
  • 9:15 am - 10:30 am
    Networking Express
  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 11:00 am - 11:15 am
    Conference Opens & Welcoming Remarks
  • 11:15 am - 11:40 am
    Tourism and the impact of climate change on today's business
  • 11:40 am - 12:20 pm
    Overview of the Hotel & Tourism Industry in Costa Rica and Central America
  • 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
    Economically Speaking: A Global Economy Glimpse & The Economy Outlook for Costa Rica
  • 1:00 pm - 2:10 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • General Sessions
  • 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sustainable investment in Tourism: How to ensure to have a sustainable business over the long term.
  • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
    Architecture, Construction and Design Forum: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?
  • 3:45 pm - 4:05 pm
    Calling things by their name: Green Tourism . Ecotourism . Sustainable Tourism
  • 4:05 pm - 4:25 pm
    How to communicate Sustainability: Using strategy and communications to imagine better businesses, better brands and ultimately a better world.
  • 4:25 pm - 5:05 pm
    Networking Coffee Break - Strategic Partners' Exhibition
  • 5:05 pm - 6:00 pm
    Financial Sustainability: The importance of keeping the business profitable.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Keynote Speaker Session: Carlitos Paez Vilaró - Survivor of The Andes Plane Crash
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 3:10 pm
    Keynote Speaker Session
  • 3:10 pm - 3:20 pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 3:20 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