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AHICE ‘Pop-Up’ Conference 2020

Date: 8th Sep 2020 - 8th Sep 2020

Location: Hilton, Auckland

Overview:

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

AHICE AUCKLAND POP-UP PROGRAM

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

1:30pm-2:00pm: DESIGN INN PANEL SESSION LIVE ON STAGE: THE BEST IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.
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

4:25pm-4:40pm: AHICE KEYNOTE LIVE ON STAGE: STATE OF THE NEW ZEALAND INDUSTRY ADDRESS.
By Horwath HTL New Zealand Director, Stephen Hamilton.

4:40pm-5:10pm: AHICE PANEL SESSION LIVE ON STAGE: NEW ZEALAND & SOUTH PACIFIC INDUSTRY OUTLOOK.
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

THE DETAILS
Cost: NZ$250 per person (ex-GST)
Includes:
-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

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