SAHIC South America 2017 Program

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
    Global & 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
  • 12:25 pm - 12:40 pm
    Hospitality Contribution Awards 2017
  • 12:25 pm - 2:40 pm
    10th Anniversary Networking Lunch + Special Recognitions SAHIC
  • 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
  • 2:50 pm - 3:30pm
    ‘Soft Branding’: A smart option for independent hoteliers while retaining their uniqueness?
  • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
    Mixed-Use Developments: is it still a growing trend in the region that could impact the hotel pipeline?
  • 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
    Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition
  • General Sessions
  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Argentina's current Macroeconomic Framework
  • 5:00 pm - 5:40 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
  • 5:40 pm - 6:20 pm
    Buenos Aires, a City of Opportunities
  • 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 + InvestBA Buenos Aires City’s Investment & Trade Promotion Agency

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 - 8:30 am
    The Chef’s Perspective: How to add value to the Kitchen of Hotels & Restaurants
  • 8:30 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: Is the risk-reward appetite still favorable to invest in this market?
  • 1:15 pm - 2:40 pm
    Networking Lunch Sponsored by ProColombia + Gobernación de Antioquía + Alcaldía de Medellín
  • 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 pm - 5:35 pm
    Hotel Design, Recycling, Upcycling and Conversions: How to design and build a hotel to last in the course of time
  • 5:35 pm - 5:40 pm
    SAHIC's President Closing Remarks
  • 5:40pm
    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