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  • The Seventh Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia to be held at the Grand Hyatt

    Published on January 3, 2011

    Gurgaon: This year, yet again, HICSA 2011 promises to showcase a laudable list of global stalwarts from the world’s illustrious hospitality brands. HICSA 2011’s main sessions and key note addresses will focus on how the industry can grow further in the region and worldwide. The mature perspective of these global leaders will provide a wide learning panorama to the delegates in terms of enhancing benchmarks, targets, strategies, and trends for the future along with providing opportunities for new businesses.

    HVS India is proud to announce that it has already received confirmations of participation from a total of 15 Global Leaders from the world’s best known hospitality brands to attend HICSA 2011. The list of stalwarts include Nakul Anand, Executive Director-ITC Ltd. Travel, Tourism & Hospitality, Chris Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide, Frits Van Paasschen, President & CEO, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hubert Joly, President & CEO, Carlson, Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg, President, Regent Hotels & Resorts, Raymond Bickson, Managing Director & CEO, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hotels International, Jean Gabriel Peres, Chief Executive Officer, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Meinhard Huck, President, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, Simon F Cooper, President & MD-Asia Pacific, Marriott International, Stephen P Joyce, President & CEO, Choice Hotels International, Neil H. Shah, President & COO, Hersha Group, Henry Gabay, Co-Founder & Chairman, Duet Group, Mark A Edleson, President and CEO, Alila Hotels and Resorts, Peter Henley, President and CEO, Onyx Hospitality to share their perspective on India as an attraction for global leaders in the backdrop of the global travel and tourism industry. These hoteliers will be joined by Deepak S Parekh, Chairman, HDFC, industry experts like Vir Sanghvi, Editorial Director, The Hindustan Times and Suhel Seth, Managing Partner, Counselage for thought provoking and content rich discussions on the South Asian Hospitality Industy.

    HICSA 2011 shall line up some of the key subjects that are very critical to address in the current scenario of the hospitality industry in the presence of the best notorious international personalities of the hospitality industry.

    Key Sessions at HICSA 2011

    Hotels in India – A Maturing Market?

    Tourism in India

    Global Leaders – Why India?

    Luxury: Here to Stay

    Global Leaders Check In

    Show me the Money!

    The Brand – An Investment to Differentiate

    Sustainable Hospitality

    Talent & Operations – Cornerstones of Hospitality

    Debt – Making the DSCR work

    Budget – Mid-Market – Growing Leaps & Bounds

    Development Lifecycle of a Hotel

    Franchising – Challenges & Opportunities

    Legal Eagles & Development Dare Devils

    Hot Seat – Development the next level

    Commenting on the confirmed participation of these stalwarts at the conference, Manav Thadani, Managing Director, HVS India said, “HICSA over the years has been unbeaten in the quality of content it provides to the industry and has been consistently addressing the diverse issues being faced by the global hospitality sector. With the overwhelming support and admiration of illustrious leaders and brands of the industry received so far, HICSA has now become a conduit for embryonic solutions for the challenges faced by the industry. It is copiously clear with our speaker profiles and the support that we get year-on-year from the international hospitality leaders.” He further added, “2011 should be a good year for hotel investments. We are seeing an unparalleled interest and confirmed list of delegates who are planning to attend the conference in April 2011.”

    HVS, over the years, has successfully contributed to identifying solutions through research and analysis to the challenges faced by the industry and redefining ways that enable sustaining a buoyant outlook for hospitality in India. HICSA is yet another credible platform offered by HVS that takes a step towards future trends and practices.