Program is subject to change

 
 

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Monday, September 16

2019

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration and Sponsors' Exhibition


8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Express

Meet, exchange business cards and then move on to the next person. Introduce yourself to numerous strategic contacts in 60-minutes.


9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions

 

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Conference Begins & Welcome Remarks


9:30 am - 9:45 am

I-Talk | Megatrends transforming Travel & Tourism Today


9:45 am - 10:15 am

Global & Regional Hospitality Industry Overview


10:15 am - 10:56 am

Economic Outlook for Latin America


10:45 am - 11:00 am

I-Talk | Managing FX risks in Latin America

Listen from the expert strategies to surf more easily the volatility of regional currencies so as to mitigate the currency risks during the investment and development process in Latin America.


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round One

 
 

Network and interact during these thematic working meetings aimed to expose common challenges, share experiences and best practices, whilst stimulating collaboration. Meet between attendees in these co-working spaces that invite to open discussions and interactive conversations in a less formal setting to bridge and link.


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 1: Round One

Topic to be announced soon


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 2: Round One

Topic to be announced soon


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 3: Round One

Topic to be announced soon


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions

 

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Keynote Session | Understanding millennials and digital nomads through the hand of a millennial business visionary creator of one of the first co-living concept

Speaker:
Fahad Siddiqui
- Founder of the Collective and President & Partner Casa Campus


2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

Hotel Leaders Hard Talk I


2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

How major events deliver for a city? Does all the effort pay-off?

Presented by: Patricia Boo - Area Director Central & South America at STR and followed by an interactive panel debate.


2:50 pm - 3:05 pm

Digital transformation or corporate cultural evolution?


3:05 pm - 3:20 pm

I-Talk | The Future of Cyber Security: Update on Blockchain Technology, Privacy and Data Protection


3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions

 

3:50 pm - 4:05 pm

I-Talk | How will the new technologies expected to impact hotel & tourism industry in the years ahead will change the way we plan our trips?

Presented by Expedia Group


4:05 pm - 4:25 pm

Inspirational Session | Keynote Session: Meet "The Creators" of two of the most desirable and must-visit destinations in Latin America - Punta Mita, Mexico & La Huella, Punta del Este

Fearless business visionaries, devisers of unparalleled experiences, each in their own way create a powerful, value-driven brand from scratch and mastered to position it at as a destination beyond its geographical location.

Speakers:
Carl Emberson - Director of Marketing & Operations, Punta Mita, Mexico
Martín Pittaluga - Owner & Co-Founder, La Huella-José Ignacio & Quinto La Huella-Miami

Interviewed by: Arturo Garcia Rosa - President & Founder, SAHIC


4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

Woman in Leadership | Special message from Isabel Noboa, CEO & Executive President Consorcio Nobis


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Opportunities in Ecuador

Understanding the Investment climate in the country in the current general scenario, and particularly in the Hotel, Tourism and Real Estate industry. Listen to an interactive panel to gain a deeper understanding on Ecuador's strengths, challenges and opportunities.


5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Inspiring Session

To be announced soon.


5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Welcome Cocktail

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Tuesday, September 17

2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions

 

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Welcome Back - Opening Agenda


8:35 am - 9:00 am

What really matters to travelers?

Listen to this amazing session and be surprised with some trends about travel habits, behaviors and influences of Latin American travelers.


9:00 am - 9:30 am

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

To be announced soon


9:30 am - 10:00 am

20/20 Showcase your Project

With only 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide, you will be introduced to the top investment opportunities within the region. This timeframe captures the attention of the audience, with little talking and using the effectiveness of images.


10:00 am - 10:40 am

Investors and Lender's real intentions in Latin American markets

Listen to the voices of potential funding sources either to develop new projects or upgrade, refurbish an existing one. In which stage of the cycle of Latin America's market are we now, and which are the real opportunities available on the table according to them.


10:40 am - 10:45 am

Special Message | Traveling with Profit to Nature

Special message presented by: Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton & Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)


10:45 am - 10:55 am

Hospitality Contribution Awards 2019 + SAHIC Special Recognitions 2019


10:55 am - 11:25 am

Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions

 

11:25 am - 11:55 am

Hotel Leaders' Hard Talk II


11:55 am - 12:15 pm

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

Speaker:
Jorge Melero
- CEO Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas


12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

I-Talk | Crisis Management: What you need to know about Epidemic Risk

What governments and the private sector do against the financial risk caused by epidemic outbreaks? A close-up view on real cases, examples and experiences within the region.


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round Two

 
 

Network and interact during these thematic working meetings to expose common challenges, share experiences and best practices, while stimulating collaboration. Meet attendees in these co-working spaces that invite to open discussions and interactive conversations in a less formal setting, to bridge and link.


12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

TRT 4: Round Two

Topic to be announced soon


12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

TRT 5: Round Two

Topic to be announced soon


12:30 pm - 1:40 pm

TRT 6: Round Two

Topic to be announced soon


1:40 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions

 

2:30 pm - 2:40 pm

Announcement of SAHIC South America 2020


2:40 pm - 3:20 pm

The region in the Trump era: Opportunities and challenges in Central America & the Caribbean in the current global scenario.


3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

Speaker:
Francisco Levine
- Former Founder & CEO Atton Hotels, Hospitality Advisor


3:40 pm - 4:20 pm

Hotel Owners speak out

What encouraged them to partake in this industry? According to their experience thus far, what are the major hurdles that still need to be surpassed? How is the hotel industry seen from the owner's seat? Plus, listen to their own personal opinions on whether or not to add international brands to their respective portfolios, as well as what they think about AirBnb entering the lodging industry.


4:20 pm - 4:25 pm

Closing Remarks


4:30 pm

Conference Ends