ISHC Annual Conference 2021

The annual conference for ISHC members, candidates, Friends of Society sponsors, guest speakers, media partners and guests of ISHC.

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.

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.

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 2021

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.

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: 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.


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 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor and support HICAP Update 2021.

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 2021

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) 2021

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 2021 Update

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 2021

Horwath HTL and Crowe Global will again be sharing a stand at Expo Real 2021.

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 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor HOLA 2021.

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.


AOCAP 2021

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

AAHOA 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

AHIC will be held on 20-22 September 2021 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 2021

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.

ITHIC 2021

The Italian Hospitality Investment Conference (ITHIC) is a unique in-depth learning and networking event, dedicated to the hotel industry, real estate and specialized finance. ITHIC

ITHIC – a training, exhibition and networking platform, wants to bring together the entire chain of the Italian hotel real estate market and offer access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital and addresses specialized investments funds, banks, developers in the real estate sector, consulting companies, law firms, hotel brands and operators.

HICAP 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor and support HICAP 2021.

For 30 years, HICAP has been the unequaled annual gathering place for Asia-Pacific’s hotel investment community, attracting the most influential owners, developers, lenders, executives, and professional advisors from around the globe. Whether you are looking to make new contacts, strengthen existing relationships, learn or orchestrate a deal, HICAP is the event to attend.
Meet the key players in the industry. HICAP draws internationally influential decision-makers, experienced advisors and specialists, and industry pundits:
Investors • Owners • Developers • Hotel Chain & Management Companies • Investment Bankers • Lenders • Advisors & Intermediaries • Architects & Designers • Government Tourism Officials • Media

Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor R&R 2021.

Part of the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) series, the Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum (R&R) offers a meeting place for the industry to network, to share ideas and to build partnerships for tourism projects, mixed-use developments and hotel transactions. The new name reflects both a broadening the geographical reach of the conference as well as an expansion of the event to include much more content around the residential aspect of this area of the industry. Both of these changes reflect feedback from loyal supporters of the event over its six year history and allows the forum to better serve the market.

Resort and residential hospitality projects are a major attraction for investors in search of new opportunities but, by their mixed-use nature, they are complex and diverse requiring expert guidance, honest advice and supportive associates. R&R provides hospitality investors and key market stakeholders a complete overview of different investment climates, regulatory frameworks and development opportunities, as well as the chance to meet partners, to showcase projects and to do the deals that will help shape growth across the industry.

Whether you are an investor, developer, operator or adviser, R&R is the perfect place for you to meet face-to-face with over 400 of your industry peers and form new partnerships that could transform your business. R&R attracts an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers involved in all aspects of hospitality real estate and infrastructure investment within the resort and residential space.

The AHC 2021

Running for the 17th year and attracting 950+ delegates, The AHC is the leading event for the UK hotel industry.

A dynamic conference and thriving exhibition with an acclaimed programme of world class key note speakers, engaging presentations by industry leaders and interactive workshops, debates and panel discussions where senior figures in their field share valuable industry insight.

Hoteliers, owners, operators and managers as well as investors, developers, designers, architects, consultants, tourism leaders and regional tourist board will be represented for a day and a half of unrivalled practical knowledge designed to add real value to your business operations.

IHIF 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to sponsor the International Hotel Investment Conference.

2,500 senior leaders across the entire hospitality ecosystem will come together for three days of networking, debate, discovery, and deal-making. IHIF is the place where deals are done and important industry decisions are made, bringing together a very senior gathering and among them nearly every major hotel chain CEO, influential global tourism ministers and the largest group of investors and hotel owners.

CHRIS 2021

Horwath HTL are delighted to once again sponsor CHRIS 2021.

The Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference. Join us in convenient Miami for informative sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities. With over a decade of experience in bringing the hotel/tourism investment community together in the Caribbean, the host of CHRIS has created a conference which is innovative, timely, and focused.

AHIF 2021

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

Thailand Tourism Forum 2021

Thailand’s largest hotel industry event returns to take a critical forward look in a year of uncertainty. After a massive downturn, what’s in store for hotel owners and operators ahead in a volatile marketplace?

Join us as Thailand’s tourism industry stands united in 2021. With green shoots on the horizon, TTF looks at how the industry must evolve and change in a unique and relevant forum that isn’t wasted time talking about the past, but how to move ahead and the steps required to rebuild the face and brand of the nation. Hard talk, new ideas and the shift in the mindset of hotels in the year ahead take center stage in this provocative outing. This is an exclusive ‘in person’ event and will not be broadcast live virtually.

Horwath HTL is proud to sponsor Thailand Tourism Forum 2021, where Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn, Director at Horwath HTL Thailand will be moderating ‘Speakeasy – The Next Generation of Hotel Owners Speak Out.’