Hotel Management Summit strives to assist hoteliers in deriving successful business directions to boost profitability.
The Hotel Management Thailand Summit (HMT), produced by international conference powerhouse Questex Hospitality Group, is set to welcome more than 30 international speakers and 150 delegates in Bangkok on 24 May 2016. HMT Summit provides a one-stop strategic platform for senior hoteliers that include Corporate CEOs/Presidents, COOs and CFOs, VP Operations Property GMs, Financial Controllers, Director of operations property owners and managing directors.
Acacia Leroy, the “Trend Strategist” will open the conference with the keynote “Trend-Driven Innovation: Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Travel.” Using the latest consumer trends and having analyzed the opportunities that brands and business can adapt, she will help hoteliers get the much-needed insights to consumers’ emerging expectations – what consumers will want next. According to Leroy, innovation to address these emerging expectations is the key to staying ahead in the ever-changing travel landscape.
The “Revenue Generation Panel” is set to feature leading hotel executives from worldwide hotel brands. Panelists will discuss on the topic of market reality: how China is the largest source market for Thailand and how today’s disruptive technologies are unavoidable. The four panelists will include Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas President Bernhard Bohnenberger; AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia Chief Operating Officer Patrick Basset; FRHI Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Operations Wayne Buckingham, and IDeaS – a SAS Company Regional Head of Advisory Services Charles Wang.
Other notable speakers include David Topolewski, CEO & Mobile Evangelist, Qooco; Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotel Group; Jonathan Wigley, Founder & CEO, Absolute Hotel Services;Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts; Olivier Berrivin, Managing Director, International Operations – Asia, Best Western International; Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Managing Director, AKARYN Hotel Group; Lily Udomkunnatum, Managing Director, Burasari Group Hotels; Rohit Sachdev, Managing Director, Soho Hospitality; K.C. Moy, Executive Vice President, Capella Hotel Group Asia; Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President Operations and Global Initiatives, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific; Stefan Wolf, Senior Vice President, Revenue & Distribution Strategy, ONYX Hospitality Group; Kamesh Shukla, Senior Vice President – Sales (APAC & Africa), RateGain; Bruno Huber, Vice President Operations Asia, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts; Manon Campbell, Director, Sales Consulting, Oracle Hospitality, and Fariheen Faroukh, Director of Sales, Revinate Asia Pacific.
“While hoteliers in Thailand are optimistic about their 2016 performances, there are unresolved challenges that they have to overcome,” says Alexi Khajavi, Questex Hospitality Group’s executive vice president. “HMT Summit provides the occasion for them to exchange insights and work together towards mutually beneficial goals.”
HMT Summit 2016 is part of the Hotel Management Asia summit Series, Asia’s only truly regional hotel management conference series. The series will rotate through Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore this year by leveraging regional experiences, insights, and innovations to address market-specific challenges.