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Monday, September 24

2018

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration and Sponsors' Exhibition


8:15 am - 9.30 am

Networking Express


9.30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome Coffee and Pastries - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


10:00 am - 10:15 am

Conference Begins & Welcome Remarks


10:15 am - 10:45 am

Global & Regional Hospitality Industry Overview


10:45 am - 11:25 am

Economic Outlook for Latin America


11:25 am - 11:45 am

* I-Talk * Gestión de riesgos de divisas en la era de Bitcoins y Blockchain


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round One


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

TRT 1: Consolidation: How to avoid being swallowed in the process of market consolidation


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

TRT 2: Innovation: Trends in Hotel Design and Technology


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

TRT 3: The Financial Agenda: Funding sources available for the region


12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions


2:15 pm - 2:50 pm

Hotel Leaders' Hard Talk: A view from the top on the stage of the cycle for Latin America's market


2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Hotel Owners speak out


3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

* Inspiring Session * A Jewel in the Land of the Incas: The story behind the restoration of Inkaterra La Casona


3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Sustainability: Presenting real facts and figures in pursuit of long-term business to help create awareness


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

* I-Talk * Renewable Energy: Understanding the opportunities in investing in renewable energy in Latin America towards developing in a more sustainable way


3:45 pm - 4:05 pm

* Inspiring Session * Keynote Session: "The Powerful Recipe for Colombia's Peace"


4:05 pm - 4:35 pm

Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


4:35 pm - 5:05 pm

Innovation in Hospitality


5:05 pm - 6:05 pm

Opportunities in Colombia, the Land of Sabrosura


5:05 pm - 5:15 pm

Antioquia, naturally full of opportunities


5:15 pm - 5:25 pm

Medellín, the transformation of the city of the eternal spring


5:25 pm - 6:05 pm

Opportunities in Colombia


6:05 pm - 6:25 pm

* Inspiring Session * Keynote Speaker: Fernando Poma, Vice President & Managing Director of Real Hotels and Resorts, the hotel division of Grupo Poma


6:30 pm

Transfer to Medellín Marriott Hotel by bus


6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Welcome Cocktail

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Tuesday, September 25

2018

8:20 am - 8:55 am

Networking Breakfast - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


8:55 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Back - Opening Agenda


9:00 am - 9:30 am

* Leadership Session * Keynote Speaker: Elie Maalouf, CEO The Americas at InterContinental Hotel Group


9:25 am - 9:30 am

SAHIC Inspirational Hospitality Icon Award 2018


9:30 am - 10:00 am

20/20 Showcase your Project


10:00 am - 10:50 am

Investors & Lenders' real intentions in Latin American markets


10:50 am - 11:00 am

Hospitality Contribution Awards 2018 + SAHIC Special Recognitions 2018


11:00 am - 11:30 am

Networking Coffee Break - Sponsors' Exhibition


General Sessions


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Spotlight on the Latin America's Hottest Markets: Hotel Leaders Hard Talk II


12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

* Leadership Session * Keynote Speaker: Herman Bern, President of Bern Hotels & Resorts


Thematic Round Tables | TRT Round Two


12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

TRT 4: Asset Management


12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

TRT 5: Sustainable investment in Tourism: Working together towards a long-term sustainable growth in travel and tourism industry


12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

TRT 6: OTAs + Airbnb: "If you can't beat them..."


1:20 pm - 2:15 pm

Networking Lunch


General Sessions


2:15 pm - 2:20 pm

Announcement of SAHIC South America 2019


2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

* I-Talk * A Focus on 2019 Host Country


2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Brazil's Outlook in the Spotlight


3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

What really matters to travelers?


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

* I-Talk * Crisis Management: Epidemic Risk Solutions for the hospitality industry


3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

* Inspiring Session * Recovery and Resilient after the Ground Shakes: A life-changing experience told in first-person


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks: The Outlook for Opportunities in South America


4:30 pm

Join us in a Closing Toast


4:40 pm

Conference Ends

 
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Planning Committee

2018

SAHIC South America’s Planning Committee has been carefully selected and is formed by experts in the field. As a particular feature, every year a new member joins the table, since we invite an authority from the government of the Host Country of each edition to be part of it.

The Planning Committee’s role is to collaborate in the design of the Conference Program and present the pertinent issues for the industry, as well as selecting the final projects to be presented at the “20/20 Showcase your Project” session, and also the final selection of the winners among the nominees for SAHIC Awards.

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Arturo Garcia Rosa

President & Founder
SAHIC

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Jose Koechlin

Founder & Chairman
Inkaterra

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Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events
Partner, SAHIC

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Maribel Rodriguez

Regional Director, Southern Europe & Latin America, WTTC

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Ted Middleton

Senior Vice President, Latin America & the Caribbean
Hilton

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Salo Smaletz

Vice President Development Latin America InterContinental Hotels Group - IHG

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Laurent de Kousemaeker

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

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Patrick Mendes

Chief Executive Officer
AccorHotels South America

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Graciana Garcia Iribarne

Strategic Advisor
SAHIC

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Patricia Boo

Strategic Advisor
SAHIC

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Abel Castro

Senior Vice President Business Development & Investor Relations, South America
AccorHotels

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Camilo Bolaños

Vice President of Development & Real Estate, Latin America & the Caribbean
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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Rogerio Basso

Principal Investment Officer - Head of Tourism
IDB Invest

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Juan Corvinos Solans

Vice President Development, Latin America & The Caribbean
Hilton

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Ricardo Mader Rodrigues

Managing Director of Advisory and Asset Management Services for the Americas Region

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