2019 Event Programme

The 2019 programme is being created as you right now. Speakers are invited by the Hotel Analyst team. If you would like to be considered please email sarah@zerotwozero.co.uk

5th February 2019

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00-9.10 Welcome and opening remarks

Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

What’s happening in alternatives?

9.10 – 9.35 Session 1 – Presentation
Consumers are spending and living differently and this is changing how investors must approach the accommodation sector. The blending of uses is also opening up myriad possibilities for hospitality operators.

Marie Hickey, Director, Savills

How do alternatives measure up?

9.35 – 9.50 Session 2 – Presentation
A look by the accommodation sector’s leading performance data provider at how hotels, serviced apartments and hostels compare.

Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR

The leaders’ perspective

9.50 – 10.30 Session 3 – Panel discussion
Corporate leaders from across the alternatives sector discuss what is happening in the market.

Moderator: Michael Jones, Managing Director, Hospitality Impact

Brian Welsh, Chief Executive, Nido Collection – Round Hill Capital
Andrew Ovey, Head of Healthcare, AXA
John Philipson, COO, Cheval Collection
Simon Walford, Development Director UK, Staycity

10.30 – 11.00   COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by  Hospitality Impact

Battle of the brokers

11.00 – 11.30 Session 4 – Presentations
Three brokers representing different alternatives segments pitch to show which is the best bet for investors

11.00 – 11.10 Student Accommodation
Yin Yeung, Director, CBRE

11.10 – 11.20 Serviced Apartments
Ed Fitch, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

11.20 – 11.30 Self Storage
Ollie Saunders, Lead Director – Alternatives, JLL

Panel of brokers

11.30 – 11.45 Session 5 – Panel
Moderator: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Yin Yeung, Director, CBRE
Ed Fitch, Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
Ollie Saunders, Lead Director – Alternatives, JLL

Investor panel

11.45  – 12.25 Session 6 – Panel discussion
Property investors say what is appealing, and what to steer clear of, as they assess the risks across different alternative sectors

Moderator: Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV Associates

Peter Andrews, Managing Director, Vastint Hospitality
Erik Jacobs, Partner, HORECA Investment Partners
Laura Brinkmann, Vice President – Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management

Debt panel

12.25– 1.00 Session 7 – Panel discussion
Which alternative segments are the safest bet for lenders and how do lenders view the emergent offers?

Moderator: Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS – London

Shona Pushpaharan, Head of Hotel and Real Estate Finance, Clydesdale
Bob Silk, Relationship Director, Barclays Bank
Mark Quigley, Managing Director – UK, Real Estate Finance, Beaufort Capital Management UK
Martin Smyth, Executive Director, Coutts

1.00 – 2.00  LUNCH

Sponsored by  Hospitality Impact 

Making space work harder

2.00 – 2.10 Session 8 – Presentations
New accommodation concepts to drive yield for real estate investors

Two brands present their concept

2.00 – 2.05 Mark Anderson, Managing Director Property & International, Whitbread Group (ZIP)

2.05 – 2.10  Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP Development – EMEA, Hilton

2.10 -2.35 Session 9 – Panel

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Mark Anderson, Managing Director Property & International, Whitbread Group (ZIP)
Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP Development – EMEA, Hilton

The changing face of corporate travel

2.35 – 2.50 Session 10 – One on one interview
Hotels used to be able to count on corporates but alternatives are proving a viable, and sometimes preferred, option. A travel management company representative will give an update.

Interviewer: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Adrian Parkes, CEO, GTMC

Corporate accommodation and the leisure traveller

2.50 – 3.20 Session 11 – Panel
Corporate accommodation providers discuss how the market is changing and whether leisure travellers can be as lucrative as business guests

Moderator: Krishan Kadodwala, Director Market Management, UK & Ireland, Expedia Group

Christoph Hager, Head of European Expansion, Zoku
Asli Kutlucan, Senior Partner – Development & Acquisition, Cycas Hospitality
Christabelle Morgan-Desouches, International Hotel Developer, Aparthotels Adagio
Jouke Baaima, Director, Corporate Housing Factory

3.20 – 3.50  COFFEE BREAK

Sponsored by  Hospitality Impact

Co-living and co-working

3.50 – 4.20 Session 12 – Panel discussion
Industry leaders discuss how the respective silos of residential property and offices have been broken apart by new concepts that offer a blend of attributes with hospitality-type services at the core.

Moderator: Joanne Owen, Partner, Corporate Private Equity, Proskauer

Fabienne O’Neill, Co-Founder, Cuckooz
Adela Cristea, Senior Director, Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland, Radisson Hotel Group
Gerard Greene, CEO & Founder, Our Society
Chris Namih, Head, Knotel London

The experience economy

4.20 – 4.40 Session 13 – Presentation

Trends influencing the experience economy. Creating hospitality concepts for the experience economy.

Jonathan Humphries, Chairman & Owner, HoCoSo

Experience in hospitality

4.40 – 5.20 Session 14 – panel
Experts and practitioners discuss how hospitality and experience businesses are increasingly overlapping

Moderator: Ian Sloan, VP Customer Success, Avvio

Tom Chalmers, Design Director, SACO
Ben Livingstone, CEO, Graystone Action Sports
Robert Ryan, Chief Real Estate Officer, Tech Space
Cédric Gobilliard, SVP Lifestyle Division, Accor Hotels


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