SAHIC South America 2017 Program

*Note: This program is subject to changes

Tuesday, September 12

Full Program
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cocktail Celebration 10th Edition SAHIC - Sponsored by AccorHotels

Wednesday, September 13

Full Program
  • 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Registration and Badge pick-up
  • 8:00 am - 9:15 am
    Networking Express
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am
    Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Sponsors' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 9:45 am - 10:00 am
    Conference Begins & Welcome Remarks
  • 10:00 am - 10:40 am
    Regional Hospitality Industry Overview
  • 10:40 am - 11:00 am
    Who is traveling where and why? Understanding trends and Predicting future travel patterns
  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am
    The Financial Agenda: Money matters
  • 11:45 am - 12:25 pm
    Keynote Speaker: Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group
  • 12:30 pm - 1:40 pm
    Networking Lunch
  • General Sessions
  • 1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
    Economic Outlook for Latin America followed by a brief presentation of milestones since SAHIC's first edition and the vision for the next 10-years
  • 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
    Leader's vision on how the Economic Outlook for Latin America is impacting on the business and what they envision for the following 10-years
  • Breakout Sessions
  • 2:50 pm - 3:35pm
    Breakout Session 1 - Showcase focused on Argentina + Buenos Aires
  • 2:50 pm - 3:35pm
    Breakout Session 2 - Hotel Restaurants concepts - case studies
  • 3:35 pm - 4:20 pm
    Breakout Session 3 - Mixed-Use Projects
  • 3:35 pm - 4:20 pm
    Breakout Session 4 - Soft Brands | Boutique Hotels
  • 4:20 pm - 4:45 pm
    Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 4:50 pm - 5:05 pm
    Argentina's current macroeconomic framework
  • 5:05 pm - 5:45 pm
    Opportunities in Argentina: Understanding the Investment climate in the country in the current general scenario, and particularly in the Hotel, Tourism and Real Estate industry
  • 5:45 pm - 6:20 pm
    Opportunities in Buenos Aires: is the city still the entrance door to invest in Argentina?
  • 6:20 pm - 7:00 pm
    Life Story: David Sutton, President & CEO, Grupo Alvear
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Welcome Cocktail - Hosted by Ministry of Tourism of Argentina + Government of the City of Buenos Aires

Thursday, September 14

Full Program
  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast - Sponsors' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 8:00 am - 8:05 am
    Welcome Back - Opening Agenda
  • 8:05 am - 8:25 am
    Airbnb and the impact in the regional lodging market
  • 8:25 am - 9:00am
    Cuba: What's next
  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am
    Keynote Speaker: Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO, AccorHotels
  • 9:45 am - 10:15 am
    20/20 Showcase your Project
  • 10:15 am - 10:25 am
    How to generate long-term sustainable growth in travel and tourism industry
  • 10:25 am - 11:10 am
    Sustainable investment in Tourism: Is it possible to invest in tourism, protect the environment and have a profitable business?
  • 11:10 am - 11:40 am
    Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 11:40 am - 11:55 am
    Update on Transactions in Latin America and the Hotel Investment sentiment in the region
  • 11:55 am - 12:35 pm
    Hotel Leader's sharing their vision for Latin America and the impact on the business considering the transaction current map and the industry consolidation
  • 12:35 pm - 1:15 pm
    A Focus on Brazil
  • 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Hospitality Contribution Awards 2017 + SAHIC Special Recognitions 2017
  • 1:15 pm - 2:40 pm
    Networking Lunch + Announcement of SAHIC 2018
  • General Sessions
  • 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm
    Keynote Speaker: Bill Walshe, CEO, Viceroy Hotel Group
  • 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm
    Opportunities in Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador
  • 4:10 pm - 4:55 pm
    A View from the Owner's Seat
  • 4:55 am - 5:05 pm
    Mini-Break: Quick break to stretch your legs and grab a coffee
  • 5:05 pm - 5:45pm
    What's new in the air? - A new direction in aviation, in and towards Latin America
  • 5:45 pm - 6:25 pm
    Hotel Design, Recycling, Upcycling and Conversions: How to design and build a hotel to last in the course of time
  • 6:25 pm - 6:35 pm
    SAHIC's President Closing Remarks
  • 6:35 pm
    Conference Ends

2017 Planning Committee

Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder
SAHIC

Jose Koechlin

Founder & Chairman
Inkaterra

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events
Partner, SAHIC

Ricardo Mader Rodrigues

Managing Director of Advisory and Asset Management Services for the Americas Region
JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Ted Middleton

Senior Vice President Development Latin America
Hilton

Salo Smaletz

Vice President Development Latin America
InterContinental Hotels Group - IHG

Laurent de Kousemaeker

Chief Development Officer Caribbean & Latin American Region
Marriott International & Ritz-Carlton

Patrick Mendes

Chief Executive Officer
AccorHotels South America

Graciana Garcia Iribarne

Vice President
SAHIC