12:00 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
Exclusive Sneak Preview: MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall
Visit the first MEININGER in Eastern Europe before its official opening. MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall, boasting 184 rooms and 751 beds, will be the first internationally branded hotel of its kind in Hungary, bringing together the best elements of hostel and hotel. Facilities: 24/7 reception, underground garage, free Wi-Fi, luggage room, lockers, washing machine and dryer, breakfast room, bar, guest kitchen and lounge
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:05
14:05 - 14:25
Lay of the Land, Economic Round-Up & Future Supply
14:25 - 15:15
Hotel Development 101: How to Maximise Future Asset Value and Ensure Exit
This session will talk about the importance of proper planning, starting with the feasibility and concept planning. Real estate developers will also reveal what caused them to start investing in hotels.
15:15 - 15:55
How Lifestyle Trends and The Internet Change the Value of Brands
15:55 - 16:20
16:20 - 17:00
Hybrid hotels and Hostels
17:00 - 17:40
Luxury Continues to Grow But Are Developers on the Same Page?
Cocktail reception hosted by Kempinski Hotel Corvinus
09:00 - 09:40
Keynote: Franck Gervais
CEO HotelServices Europe Franck is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and a civil engineer from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (France’s national school of bridges and highways). He started his career in 2001 at the Direction Départementale de l’Equipement des Alpes Maritimes (the Alpes Maritimes regional equipment department) where he was in charge of air bases. In 2004, he was appointed Advisor to the French Minister of Equipment, Transport and Tourism. He joined the SNCF in 2006 as Director of the Chairman’s Cabinet, before heading up Line 8 of the Transilien Greater Paris regional railway service. From 2011 to 2014, he led the transformation of Thalys into a full-function railway company, and was appointed CEO of Voyages-SNCF.com from 2014 to 2017 where, in particular, he carried out the key projects of customer experience and internationalization of the Group. Franck Gervais joined AccorHotels’ Executive Committee in November 2017.
AccorHotels: Franck Gervais, CEO Europe
09:40 - 10:05
10:05 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Is Labour the Next Threat After Airbnb and OTAs?
11:00 - 11:30
How Does Technology Create Value?
11:30 - 12:10
Leases, Management Contracts & Franchises
12:10 - 13:10
13:10 - 14:00
Masterclass - Roundtable Networking
14:00 - 14:40
Workable Funding & Financing Solutions
14:40 - 15:05
15:05 - 15:50
Resorts: Creating Cash Machines in Non-Urban Locations (Mountains, Seaside, Wellness Retreats)
15:50 - 16:35
CEO & Owners' Panel