HOTCO 2020 Programme outline

Activities & Networking opportunities

  • Property visit – Exclusive property tour of an upcoming or newly opened hotel
  • Round table discussions – Group discussion with experts on topics ranging from hotel development to revenue management
  • Speed networking
  • Opening reception & dinner, 4+ Coffee breaks and lunch

Programme topics and questions you will get answers to at HOTCO

  • Keynote by Liam Brown – President & Managing Director Europe, Marriott
  • Transaction of the Year – What was the largest transaction in CEE in 2019? Find out from those who made the deal happen
  • Lay of the Land – Hotel industry round-up, global trends and implications
  • Economic Overview of the Region – What are the factors affecting investment and tourism? What is the outlook for the coming years?
  • Banker’s Den – Insiders’ views on how to secure financing for a project
  • The People Challenge – With a shortage of labour, can hotels look towards innovation and robotics for an answer or is importing labour the only solution?
  • To Brand or not to Brand? That is the question for owners with exit in mind
  • Wellness Real Estate Masterclass – How does the wellness real estate market differ from hotel development? What defines its distinctive development process and what approach is required?
  • Cyber Security – What Risks Await the Unsuspecting? Presentation by a cyber-intelligence expert
  • How Do We Measure the True Value of F&B? What Role Does It Play When Selling a Hotel? A panel discussion with leading experts
  • Who Are The Buyers in CEE and What are They Waiting for to Enter the Market?
  • Who Are the Sellers?
  • The Art of Closing a Deal
  • AI, Innovation & Sustainability in Construction Technology – What are the benchmarks for hotel construction and operation?
  • Blockchain Financing

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