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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


8:50 am - 9:10 am

Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


9:10 am - 9:30 am

Conference Begins & Welcome Remarks


9:30 am - 10:00 am

Global & Regional Hospitality Industry Overview


10:00 am - 10:30 am

Economic Outlook for Latin America


10:30 am - 10:45 am

I-Talk | Managing FX risks in Latin America


10:45 am - 11:00 am

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


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round One


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 1: Round One | The Financial Agenda: Funding sources available for the region and getting deals done


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 2: Round One | Cybersecurity & Data Protection


11:00 am - 12:15 pm

TRT 3: Round One | The evolution off the all-inclusive business model in the era of travelers with hunger for authenticity and emphasis on experience the local culture


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions


1:45 pm - 2:05 pm

Hotel Leaders' Hard Talk: A View from the Top - Chapter I


2:05 pm - 2:20 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

Keynote speaker:
Fahad Siddiqui, Founder of The Collective and President & Partner Casa Campus


2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

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


2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Hotel Leaders' Hard Talk: A View from the Top - Chapter II


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 change the way we plan our trips?


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


4:25 pm - 4:30 pm

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


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Opportunities in Ecuador


5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

I-Talk | Chocolates Pacari: A sweat dream that became an organic and economically sustainable business


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 - 8:50 am

I-Talk | Digital transformation or corporate cultural evolution?


8:50 am - 9:20 am

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

Keynote Speaker:
Gaurav Bhushan - Global Chief Development Officer, Accor


9:20 am - 9:50 am

20/20 Showcase your Project


9:50 am - 10:30 am

Investors and Lender's real intentions in Latin American markets


10:30 am - 10:35 am

Special Message | Traveling with Profit to Nature


10:35 am - 10:45 am

Hospitality Contribution Awards 2019 + SAHIC Special Recognitions 2019


10:45 am - 11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


11:15 am - 11:45 am

What really matters to travelers nowadays?


11:45 am - 12:05 pm

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

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


12:05 pm - 12:20 pm

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


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round Two


12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

TRT 4: Round Two | Hotel Business models in the era of shared economy


12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

TRT 5: Round Two | Resilience, Recovery & Reconstruction in Latin America & The Caribbean


12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

TRT 6: Round Two | The future of Management and Franchise contracts: Structuring challenges and implementation of repositioning strategies, and value enhancement initiatives


1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions


2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Announcement of SAHIC 2020


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Opportunities and challenges in Central America & the Caribbean in the current global scenario


3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Leadership Session | Keynote Session

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


3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Hotel Owners speak out


4:00 pm - 4:05 pm

Closing Remarks


4:05 pm

Conference Ends

 

2019 Planning Committee

SAHIC Planning Committee, formed by prestigious players of the industry in the region, collaborates with the program design.

Meet the members of the Planning Committee.