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AGENDA THINC AFRICA 2017
Day 1: Wednesday August 30, 2017
2:00 PM- 2:10 PM

Welcome and Program Overview

Tim Smith - Managing Director, HVS Cape Town

 

2:10 PM- 2:30 PM

FNB Welcome and View on the Market

Stephen Claassen - Provincial Head, FNB

John Loos - FNB Economist

2:30 PM- 3:20 PM

The Evolution of Management Contracts

Moderator - Graham Wood - Founder and CEO, GIW Consulting

Panelists -   Kenneth Hatton - Senior VP - Global Development, Belmond

                     Andrew McLachlan - VP Development, Carlson Rezidor

                     Paul Ansah - VP Development, Marriott International

                     Michael Bromley - STBB

                     Ewan Cameron - Director, 1st Continent

 

3:20 PM- 3:40 PM

SA Tourism

Sisa Ntshona - CEO, South Africa Tourism

3:40 PM- 4:10 PM

Networking Break

4:10 PM- 5:00 PM

Leader's Session

Moderator -  Tim Smith - Managing Director, HVS Cape Town

Panelist -      Mike Collini - Vice President Development SSA, Hilton Group

                      Adrian Gardiner - Chairman, Mantis Collection

                      Matt Biden - Managing Director, The Royal Portfolio

5:00 PM- 5:30 PM

One-on-One Interview

James Vos - Shadow Minister of Tourism, Member of Parliament

5:30 PM- 6:20 PM

Alternative Hotels

Moderator - Dimitris Mankis - Vice President Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa

Panelist - Kim Whitaker - CEO, Once Youth Hotels

                 Roger A. Allen - Group CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets

                 Jonas Schwarz Lausten - Co-Owner & Co-Founder Nordic Hotels

                 Bani Haddad - Founder and Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

6:20 PM- 6:40 PM

THINC Awards

7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres hosted by Belmond

Day 2: Thursday August 31, 2017
8:45 AM- 9:10 AM

Door Prizes

9:10 AM- 9:30 AM

Global Hotel Market and Values

Stephen Rushmore Jr - CEO, HVS

9:30 AM- 9:50 AM

Hotel Valuation Index Launch

Laura Dutrieux - Junior Consultant, HVS Cape Town

9:50 AM- 10:35 AM

Finance and other challenges in Africa

ModeratorKura Chihota - Managing Director, Leafrog Commercial Properties

Panelist -      Martha Mengesha - CEO, M&N Consulting Group

                     Tim Smith - Managing Director, HVS Cape Town

                      Brian Singer - CEO, The Singer Group

                     Sisa Ngebulana - CEO, Revosis and Billion Group

10:35 AM- 10:55 AM

One-on-One Interview - Debt Funding

Moderator - Rishabh Thapar - Senior Consultant, HVS Cape Town

in Discussion with: Steve Koehorst - Senior Property Finance Dealmaker, FNB

10:55 AM- 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM- 12:00 PM

One-on-One Interview

Moderator - Tim Smith - Managing Director, HVS Cape Town

in Discussion with: Phillip Wooler - Area Director - Middle East and Africa, STR

12:00 PM- 12:45 PM

HR/Eductional Session

Moderator - Michael Pownall - Managing Partner, PMR Hospitality

Panelist -    Jonathan Steyn - Wine Business Education University of Cape Town

                    Kevin Aitchison - Year 3 Coordinator, Stenden University

                    Achim Schmitt - Associate Dean and Professor, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne

12:45 PM- 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM- 2:40 PM

Round Table Session - Countries, Mozambique

                                        Alexis Chrisafis - Managing Partner, Paladin

                                        Abdulla Momade - Head of Investment, INATUR  

                                    

Round Table Session - Countries, Kenya          

                                        Tejas Shah - Regional Vice President - Acquisitions and Development, Hyatt

                                        Samantha Muna - Managing Director, Trianum

                  

Hotel Room of the Future - Digitalization in Africa

                                              Achim Schmitt - Associate Dean and Professor, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne 

 

 

 

2:40 PM- 3:20 PM

Round Table, Spa

Elisabeth Brandt - Managing Director, Healing Earth

 

Round Table, Improving Customer Experience

Chris Alexandre - Founder & CEO, GuestRevu

Derek Martin - Founder and Total Revenue Specialist, Trevpar World

 

 

 

3:20 PM- 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM- 4:45 PM

Local is Lekker

Moderator - Tshepo Makhudu - Senior Consultant, HVS Cape Town

Panelist -     Neil Markovitz - Managing Director, Newmark Hotels

                     Neil Bald - Chief Executive Officer, AHA Hotels

                     Guy Stehlik - CEO, BON Hotels

4:45 PM- 5:30 PM

Design and Development

Moderator - Rishabh Thapar - Senior Consultant, HVS Cape Town

Panelist -     Dexter Moren - Director, Moren Associates

                     Thierry Giannone - Director, Profica

                     Evert Lategan - Managing Director, Integrated Solutions

6:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvres hosted by Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence