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 of Business, 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

George Westwell, Director, Cheval Residences
Andrew Ovey, Head of Healthcare, AXA
Tom Walsh, CEO, Staycity

10.30 – 11.00   BREAK

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 LLP-Corporate Finance Advisory

Ken Moore, MD, EMEA, Oakwood
Eric Jacobs, Partner, HORECA Investment Partners
Laura Brinkmann, Vice President – Investments 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?


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

1.00 – 2.00  LUNCH 

Making space work harder

2.00 – 2.15 Session 8 – Presentations
New accommodation concepts to drive yield for real estate investors

Three brands present their concept

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

2.05 – 2.10 Yotel

2.10 – 2.15 Hilton (Motto brand)

2.15 -2.35 Session 9 – Panel

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Mark Anderson, Managing Director, Whitbread Group (ZIP)
Hilton (Motto Brand)

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.

Adrian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer, 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


Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality
Christabelle Morgan-Desouches, International Hotel Developer, Aparthotels Adagio
Jouke Baaima, Director, Corporate Housing Factory

3.20 – 3.50  COFFEE BREAK

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
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group
Gerard Greene, CEO & Founder, Our Society

The experience economy

4.20 – 4.40 Session 13 – Presentation
How the experience economy is transforming hospitality

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

Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Ben Livingstone, CEO, Graystone Action Sports
Robert Ryan, Chief Real Estate Officer, Tech Space


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