AHICE ‘Pop-Up’ Conference 2020

A full day ‘pop-up’ hotel industry conference is set to be held at Hilton Auckland on September 8 as part of this year’s hybrid AHICE and Design Inn 2020 event.

For the first time ever, the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) and the Design Inn Symposium will be held simultaneously at two venues – Hyatt Regency Sydney and Hilton Auckland – offering the only chance to date in 2020 for the industry to get together in Australia and New Zealand.

The event at Hilton Auckland will be held from 11:00am-8:15pm New Zealand time on September 8 and will include a mix of live AHICE and Design Inn sessions on stage in Auckland, as well as a live broadcast of panel sessions in Sydney and dial-in speakers from across Asia-Pacific.

The Auckland pop-up event will also include four networking opportunities, something that has been missed by many people due to the current pandemic.

The live sessions in Auckland will include a sustainability panel during Design Inn, and an industry outlook keynote speech and operations and investment panel during AHICE.

The price for the Auckland pop-up conference is NZ$250* and includes full virtual access to day two of AHICE in Sydney on September 9.

With the virtual ticket package, delegates will have access to all sessions live and will also be able to view the recordings of all sessions from the two days for up to a month after the event.

A limited number of tickets and sponsorship packages are available for the event and registrations are available at www.ahice.com.au


Tuesday September 8 – Hilton Auckland

10:00am: Registration, coffee, tea and networking

10:50am-12:30pm: Official welcome & Design Inn broadcast live from Sydney

12:30pm-1:00pm: Networking break for lunch

1:00pm: Design Inn broadcast live from Sydney as lunch continues

Moderated by Richard Dalman (Managing Director, Dalman Architects), in conversation with:
Dajiang Tai (Principal, Cheshire Architects / Lead Architect, The Hotel Britomart Auckland)
Vee Kessner (Director, Space Studio)
-Speaker to be announced
-Speaker to be announced

2:00pm-2:20pm: Design Inn broadcast live from Sydney

2:20pm-3:00pm: Networking break for afternoon tea

3:00pm-4:25pm: AHICE broadcast live from Sydney

By Horwath HTL New Zealand Director, Stephen Hamilton.

Moderated by Les Morgan (COO, Hind Management & Sudima Hotels), in conversation with:
Gillian Millar (Senior Vice President Operations – New Zealand, Fiji & French Polynesia, Accor)
Sally Attfield (Hotel Sector Manager – Tourism Industry Aotearoa)
Terry Ngan (Asset Manager, CP Group)
-Speaker to be announced

5:10pm-5:25pm: AHICE broadcast live from Sydney

5:25pm: Networking break for drinks

5:55pm-8:15pm: AHICE broadcast live from Sydney as networking drinks continue

Cost: NZ$250 per person (ex-GST)
-Attendance at AHICE & Design Inn Auckland Conferences
-Arrival tea / coffee, Lunch and Afternoon tea
-Welcome Networking Drinks on Tuesday 8 September from 5:30pm
-Full two-day virtual access to AHICE from Sydney

Destination Mekong Summit

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) will be hosting a half-day virtual summit on August 25, offering recommendations and insights for travel businesses to prepare for a balanced recovery amid Covid-19.

The Virtual Destination Mekong Summit will be organised by public-private partnership Destination Mekong, and sponsored by UNWTO Affiliate Member Chameleon Strategies, under the theme of Balanced Tourism Recovery for a Better Future.

Latam Webinar, Friday 21 August 2020

Horwath HTL, Hoteleros de Chile and Crowe invites you to the #1 Latam webinar, where  hospitality experts from Chile, Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay will provide their vision on how to manage the reopening hotels, with an invitation to think ‘Out of the Box’. Please note this webinar will be conducted in Spanish.

Friday 14 August at 11am, (Santiago) & Friday 21 August at 11am, (Santiago)

Latam Webinar, Friday 14 August 2020

Horwath HTL, Hoteleros de Chile and Crowe invites you to the #1 Latam webinar, where  hospitality experts from Chile, Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay will provide their vision on how to manage the reopening hotels, with an invitation to think ‘Out of the Box’. Please note this webinar will be conducted in Spanish.

Friday 14 August at 11am, (Santiago) & Friday 21 August at 11am, (Santiago)

Lazer & Eventos

The Caio Calfat Real Estate Company in conjunction with Horwath HTL is holding an online webinar for Leisure & Events on May 7th 2020. The objective is to address important issues for theme parks; the corporate sector; social, cultural and entertainment events; and the games in Brazil in light of the current pandemic.

NZHC 2021

The only annual event dedicated to the country’s valuable hotel sector, the conference is co-hosted by Horwath HTL and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA).

It is a must attend event for hotel managers, owner-operators, developers, investors and advisers involved in the New Zealand hotel industry.

The day ends with a gala dinner and the presentation of the New Zealand Hotel Awards.

CHAT China 2020 – cancelled

CHAT is the benchmarking conference in hotel and tourism industry – through 16 years of sharpening, CHAT adheres to the dissemination of high-value contents, showing the highest quality industry conferences.

The Chinese hotel industry is about to march into a diverse new era and are pleased to see various new elements emerging. We firmly believe that we are entering a new market phase with complicated dynamics due to industry regeneration and integration; therefore, we sincerely invite you, as influential KOLs in the industry, to join the discussion and projection of the diversity of the market prospect.


As always, SEAHIS will offer a fresh look at the topics challenging hotel sector investors and those which offer new opportunities for the coming years, all discussed by top-level speakers chosen for their knowledge of the relevant issue, rather than purely on sponsorship dollars.

Topics we currently plan to cover in SEAHIS 2020 include:

• The brands bite back – why might a global brand still be a vital tool in an owner’s armoury?
• The rise of white label operators – an unstoppable trend?
• Brands and OTAs as allies – what does it mean for owners?
• Latest trends in HMAs – can new owners protect themselves?
• Overbuilding – who is to blame – banks, developers or the brands?
• If STR is worth 50% more than Six Senses, is building and running hotels now a marginal business?
• Consolidation – has to run its course or is there more to come?
• The impending economic downturn – how can owners best protect their bottom lines?

The Lodging Conference 2020

The Lodging Conference is one of the top hotel industry events in the world. Over the past 24 years, tens of thousands of high-powered hotel owners and executives from around the globe have participated. The event has been sold out for the last five years with attendance of 1800+ in 2017. We bring together the hotel industry’s most influential owners, operators, presidents, CEOs and dealmakers to strategize about development, finance, franchising, management, construction, design, and operations. More than just a conference, the entire event is a THINK TANK where everybody in attendance has the opportunity to join in the conversation, discuss issues, and solve problems.

PHIST 2020: People.Planet.Phuket.

PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) is an innovative event rallying the hotel industry and its stakeholders to discuss both environmental sustainability and social impact and governance.

This FREE-to-attend conference day will feature an exhibition area, showcasing over 60 sustainability products and services exhibitors, and offer attendees a mix of short expert panels and thematic discussions, covering topics including destination development, ocean health and impacts, hotel sustainability governance, community tourism, and global trends on sustainability. Speakers include a mix of industry experts from both local and international organizations.

Hotel Investment Trends: Poland & CEE

Hotel Investment Trends Poland & CEE is an exceptional meeting of investors, hotel owners, representatives of banks and investment funds, as well as management in the hotel industry, that are dedicated to hotel investment in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. It is focused on the challenges, trends and the development of the sector in the context of investment potential. The success of the Hotel Investment Trends Poland & CEE is testified not only by the number of participants, but above all by the high expert level of panellists, substantive content of the discussions held, as well as the rank of sponsors.

IDEEA 2020

Horwath HTL are delighted to sponsor and support IDEEA 2020.

IDEEA Hotel Investment Forum is a two-day conference that will focus on the CEE, SEE, Balkans and CIS markets, exploring the investment and development potential. Coupled with market knowledge, the opportunity to network with the right people is one of the most important ingredients in concluding successful deals. The conference will be a high-level event and will bring together 300+ key players in the hospitality industry: developers, investors, hotel operators, owners, as well as representatives of the banking and legal sectors.

HICAP Update 2020

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor and support HICAP Update 2020.

Launched in 2009, HICAP Update is a targeted two-day hotel investment event featuring a prestigious lineup of speakers, sessions focusing on the current issues facing the industry, and great networking opportunities.


NYU Hospitality Conference 2020

Established in 1977, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference features general sessions, workshops, and networking events to provide data, analysis, perspectives, insights, and opportunities. From its founding members, such as Stephen W. Brener Associates, Inc., Lodging Hospitality Magazine, Pannell Kerr Forster and Laventhol & Horwath, the Conference continues to be guided by leading practitioners on its Executive Planning Committee and expertly led for the 24th year by Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the Board and member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation.

SHIC 2021

Saudi Arabia – It is the biggest story in the region. There is no country on the planet going through real and concrete cultural, economic, and political change in the way Saudi Arabia is.

A country of 33 million people with thousands of miles of pristine coastline, incredible natural assets and major cultural landmark is a vast opportunity for all segments of the hospitality industry.

Exclusive for AHIC VIP Pass holders, the third edition of the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) in 2020 provided a unique and vital opportunity for the AHIC community to gain vital insights from key dignitaries and industry leaders involved in the Kingdom’s hospitality market. The two-day event was hosted by Dur Hospitality at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, and organised by SEMARK and co-organised by Bench Events and MEED.

The 4th edition will take place on 2-3 February 2021 at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel.

Adria Hotel Forum (AHF)

Adria Hotel Forum (AHF) is the leading Southeast European hotel investment conference. AHF gathers all the relevant actors including international experts, presidents and members of the boards of the largest regional and global hotel companies, ministers, investors, institutional representatives, financial institutions, consultants, architects, lawyers and other experts.

AHF partners’ names talk for themselves: Orbis Hotel Group/ Accor Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Colliers International, Savills, Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts, STR, Zagrebacka banka-member of UniCredit Group, Erste&Steiermarkische bank, Valamar Riviera, Arena Hospitality Group, HRS, Hotel & Destination Consulting, Hrvatski Telekom and many others.


HICAP ANZ is an annual meeting place for the Australian and New Zealand hotel and tourism industry. Attended by top industry leaders, HICAP ANZ offers a platform for the latest trends in hotel investment and development, as well as numerous networking and deal-making opportunities. The audience consists of:

• Investors
• Owners
• Lenders
• Developers
• Hotel Chain/Management Company Executives
• Investment Bankers
• Vacation Ownership Executives
• Financial Advisors
• Real Estate & Financial Intermediaries
• Consultants
• Lawyers
• Architects & Designers
• Government/Tourism Officials
• Media

Expo Real 2020

Horwath HTL and Crowe Global will again be sharing a stand at Expo Real 2020.

EXPO REAL is Europe’s largest real estate and investment trade fair. It represents the whole supply chain of the international real estate sector with all the important sectors there – from conception and design through investment and financing, realization and marketing to operation and use.

HOLA 2020

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor HOLA 2020.

HOLA is designed to provide an annual meeting place for hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and the professional advisory community who are interested in doing deals in one of the world’s hottest hotel markets – Latin America.

HOLA immediately precedes a second important event, the CHRIS conference. The back-to-back nature of the two events is a great way for the hotel investment community that is interested not only in the Caribbean, but also in the Latin America region, to conduct their business while in Miami.

AOCAP 2020

AOCAP is Asia Pacific’s only conference focused on alternative ownership and mixed-use resorts. Discover why these business models have significant potential in the region and how market potential might be realized.

The 2020 program will highlight:
• ABCs on How to Make It Happen: From Financing to Opening
• Alternative Ownership 101
• An Update from APRDO
• Branded Residential
• Customer Engagement & Customer Relationship Management
• Future Trends – Asia’s Online Economy, AI, Proptech & FinTech
• Latest Trends in Digital Marketing & Social Media
• Regional Travel Trends
• State of the Industry
• The Great Debate – Market Growth Potential in Asian Markets & Beyond
• The Right Products for the Right Markets


HOTCO is an international hotel investment conference focusing on the hotspots for hotel development in Europe: Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. It is in the forefront of presenting global trends to help attendees interpret their impact on their local markets. HOTCO will bring together investors, developers, hotel companies and stakeholders from the region.

HOTCO founding patron, Horwath HTL Hungary will celebrate 30 years in 2019, having successfully completes over 1,000 engagements on four continents.

AAHOA 2020

Horwath HTL are once again delighted to sponsor the AAHOA Convention & Trade Show.

AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The 18,500+ AAHOA members own nearly one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community. AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.

AAHOA’s mission is to advance and protect the business interests of hotel owners through advocacy, industry leadership, professional development, member benefits, and community engagement.


TOPHOTEL World Tour: Los Angeles


The TOPHOTEL WORLD TOUR is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.

CHIC 2020

Horwath HTL are delighted, to once again sponsor the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference 2020.

For 22 years, the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference has established itself as the definitive source for information, insight and opinion on today’s Canadian lodging market. For senior executives from across North America this business conference delivers outstanding insight on where the industry is today, where its heading and the options it can deliver.

TOPHOTEL World Tour: Barcelona


The TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.

TOPHOTEL World Tour: London


The TopHotel World Tour is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.

TOPHOTEL World Tour: Singapore


The TopHotel World Tour is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.

TOPHOTEL World Tour: Dubai


The TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is a series of one-day conferences around the world for leaders within the hospitality industry.

PROVADA Amsterdam 2020

Horwath HTL Netherlands and ABN AMRO Bank present the Dutch Hotel City Index 2020 during the national real estate conference, PROVADA in Amsterdam, on 3/4/5 November 2020.


Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

FIHA and its affiliated event, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, are committed to driving investments in regional hotel projects. The events connect key international and regional stakeholders, private and institutional investors to the hotel developers and operators that are fueling the growth of the hotel industry across the continent. The projects that are promoted and funded at FIHA drive investments in tourism, stimulate economic growth in regional markets, create jobs and encourage much needed infrastructure.

TOPHOTEL World Tour: New York



TOPHOTELWORLDTOUR is an exclusive one-day networking conference for leaders of the hospitality industry. Our innovative activities and schedules are geared towards catalysing quality interactions with the who’s who of the regional hotel market, and gets you up to speed on the latest trends and developments in the industry.

AHIC 2020

AHIC will be held on 21-22 September 2020 at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

The event will feature keynotes, panel debates and round table sessions led by experts which will provide delegates with valuable insights into the ever-changing landscape of Saudi Hospitality.

SAHIC 2020

SAHIC, established in 2008, is the premier hospitality and tourism investment conference and the only meeting of its kind conducted in the continent. SAHIC certainly contributes to understand where the industry is today and where it is heading, but above all, it helps to understand where the opportunities lie, how to meet the right partners and build the partnerships that may increase business opportunities.

ALIS 2021

For nearly 20 years, ALIS has delivered an unrivaled combination of compelling content, top-tier delegates, and extraordinary networking opportunities. Over 3,000 delegates attended the 2019 ALIS conference, making it the leading and largest hotel investment conference in the world.