THINC Africa 2017

FNB Portside Building, Cape Town

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Speakers

Abdulla Momade

Head of Investment, INATUR

Instituto Nacional do Turismo INATUR

Achim Schmitt

Associate Dean

Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL)

Adrian Gardiner

Chairman, Mantis Collection

Mantis Group

Alexis Chrisafis

Managing Partner, Paladin

Andrew McLachlan

Sr. Vice President Business Development - Africa and Indian Ocean

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Bani Haddad

Founder and Managing Director

Aleph Hospitality

Brian Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Singer Group

Christopher Alexander

Founder & CEO, Guestrevu

Guestrevu

Derek Martin

Founder TrevPAR World

TrevPAR World

Dexter Moren

Founding Director, Dexter Moren Associates

Dexter Moren Architects

Dimitris Manikis

VP Business Development - RCI Europe, Middle East & Africa

RCI Global Vacation Network

Elisabeth Brandt

Managing Director, Healing Earth

Healing Earth

Evert Lategan

Founder and MD

Integrated Solutions

Ewan Cameron

Director, 1st Continent

Graham Wood

Founder & CEO, GIW Consulting

Guy Stehlik

Founder and CEO, BON Hotels

BON Hotels

James Vos

Shadow Minister of Tourism

Democratic Alliance (The)

John Loos

Economist

First National Bank (FNB)

Jonas Schwarz Lausten

Co-ower & Co-founder, Nordic Hotels

Nordic Hotel Abujan

Jonathan Steyn

Convenor of Wine Business Development Manager

University of Cape Town

Kenneth Hatton

Sr Vice President - Global Development

Belmond (Formerly Orient Express)

Kevin Aitchison

Year 3 Coordinator

Stenden South Africa

Kim Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

Once Youth Hotels

Kura Chihota

Managing Director, Leafrog Commercial Properties

Laura Dutrieux

Analyst

HVS

Matt Biden

Managing Director

Royal Portfolio

Michael Bromley

Director, STBB

Michael Collini

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa

Hilton

Michael Pownall

Managing Partner, PMR Hospitality

PMR Hospitality Partners

Mike Sage

Business Development Executive

First National Bank (FNB)

Neil Bald

Managing Director

Aha Hotels & Lodges

Neil Markovitz

Managing Director, Newmark Hotels

Newmark Hotels

Paul Ansah

Vice President International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Marriott International

Philip Wooller

Area Director Middle East & Africa

STR Global

Roger A Allen

Chief Executive Officer

Resources for Leisure Assets

Samantha M Muna

Managing Director

Trianum Hospitality

Sisa Ngebulana

Chief Executive Officer

Rebosis

Sisa Ntshona

CEO

South African Tourism

Stephan Claassen

Provincial Head, FNB

First National Bank (FNB)

Steve Koehorst

Senior Property Finance Dealmaker

First National Bank (FNB)

Tejas Shah

Director Development - Africa

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Thierry Giannone

Associate Director

Profica

Tshepo Makhudu

Sr. Consultant, HVS

HVS

Rishabh Thapar

Senior Consultant - Consulting & Valuation - HVS Cape Town

Consulting & Valuation

Rishabh Thapar Bio.pdf

Agenda

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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