Next level networking at AHICE Asia Pacific with new events and key speakers announced – Hotel Management

Next level networking at AHICE Asia Pacific with new events and key speakers announced – Hotel Management
Next level networking at AHICE Asia Pacific with new events and key speakers announced – Hotel Management

The countdown is on to the 2024 Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) – the hotel event where deals get done – with a number of new program items just announced.

Over the course of three days – commencing with Design Inn and the Future Leaders Forum at SkyCity Adelaide on April 30, followed by AHICE at the Adelaide Oval on May 1-2 – delegates can expect insightful panel sessions, keynotes, Q&As and presentations, ample networking opportunities and innovative exhibitors.

Discounted Early Bird tickets for AHICE Asia Pacific and Design Inn are available until March 15, 2024. Register now.

Last year’s AHICE Day 1 networking event atop the Adelaide Oval

Next level networking

In 2024, AHICE takes networking to the next level with more opportunities to connect with fellow hotel industry colleagues and key leaders throughout the week.

For the first time this year, to close Day 1, delegates will have the opportunity to mingle with the bosses at intimate sessions throughout the Adelaide Oval. Informal Q&A sessions with CEOs over drinks will peel back the curtain to find out a bit more about the person behind the big job title and the journey that got them there.  

On Day 2, an AHICE afternoon tea like no other, presented by Accor, will take place at the award-winning Luma Restaurant and Bar. An all-new hour of power will feature quick-fire sessions held over drinks within the dramatic surrounds of the Art Nouveau hotel.

An array of F&B offerings were available to delegates at the numerous networking opportunities in 2023

Throughout the conference, in addition to the ‘West’ refreshment area, delegates will have access to a second ‘East’ refreshment space, featuring an expanded selection of exhibitors, as well as the QT Gin Bar, which will be serving up refreshments during Wednesday’s Hospo Hour.

A full house at the Adelaide Oval for AHICE Asia Pacific 2023

Also this year, AHICE coincides with the AFL Showdown with Adelaide Crows hosting Port Adelaide on the evening of Thursday May 2.

Footy fan or not, this sporting event is not to be missed. Take the opportunity to host clients, guests and teams for a night of sport and entertainment in the Adelaide Oval.

Find out more about the AFL Showdown and purchase tickets.

Dr Jerry Schwartz joined a panel of owners at AHICE APAC 2023

AHICE Asia Pacific program updates

A number of top hoteliers have been announced for AHICE APAC in 2024, including IHG Hotels and Resorts Chief Executive Officer – Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, Kenneth Macpherson, Travel and Leisure Co President and Managing Director International Operations, Barry Robinson, Outrigger Hospitality Group President and CEO, Jeff Wagoner, EVT Chief Executive Officer, Jane Hastings, and many more.

A keynote presentation by Harsha L’acqua, Founder and CEO of Saira Hospitality, which creates pop-up hospitality schools with hotel owners for less privileged locals in thriving hotel markets.

Outrigger’s Jeff Wagoner flew in from Hawaii to speak at AHICE 2023

A selection of analysts and industry leaders will share their key outlooks in the very first session on Day 1, while JLL Chief Executive Officer – Asia-Pacific, Hotels, Nihat Ercan, will take to the stage later that morning to present the 2024 Asia Pacific Real Estate Outlook.

Among the numerous panel sessions to take place over the conference will be Long Stays – Apartment Hotels, Branded Residential and Co-Living Spaces; The Media – Maximising Earned Coverage and Working with the Press; The Operators’ Outlook For 2024 and Beyond; Essential Sustainability – The Keys To Success in 2024 and Beyond; and The Asset Managers’ Outlook.

View the online program for latest updates.

Source: hotelmanagement.com.au

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