Conference Agenda

 

25 April 2017, Tuesday

0745

Registration

Keynote Plenary

0830

Organisers’ Welcome Remarks

Statement of reasons, Introduction of Delegates

 

Dinh Manh Thang, Vice Chairperson, Vietnam Hotel Association

Introduced by Patricia Cheong, General Manager, Sphere Conferences

0840

Opening Keynote

The Vietnam Market Update: Where is Vietnam heading?

 

Ngo Hoai Chung, Vice Chairman, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

0850

Welcome Address

Reviewing Vietnam’s accommodation facility business and investment opportunities – A Perspective by Vietnam Hotel Association

 

Do Thi Hong Xoan, Chairwoman, Vietnam Hotel Association

0905

Welcome Message by Sphere Conferences

 

Chua Wee Phong, Chairman, Sphere Conferences

0910

Message by Food and Hotel Vietnam

 

Tee Boon Teong, Representative, Food and Hotel Vietnam

0915

Conference Chairperson’s Opening Remarks &

Panel Discussion: Overview of Hotel Business Operations and Investment in Vietnam

 

Moderator: Ken Atkinson, Executive Chairman, Grant Thornton Vietnam

Duong Thuy Dung (Ms), Director, National  Business Line Leader, CBRE (Vietnam) Co., Ltd

Tony Chisholm, Southern Regional Director and GM, Pullman Saigon

Jens Reichert, VP Development, Asia Pacific, Mövenpick  Hotels and Resorts

Viet Tran Hung, General Director, Saigon Tourist Holding Company

0955

A  Performance Outlook for Vietnam - key cities and destinations, including a look beyond RevPAR

 

Fenady Uriarte, Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia, STR

1010

In Conversation with Investment Thought Leaders:

Vietnam’s hotel and resort market looks optimistic in 2017. Will it see sustained or even accelerated growth this year? Is Vietnam a land of opportunities or challenges?

 

Moderator: Adam Bury, Senior Vice President, Investment Sales Asia, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Jones Lang LaSalle

Kevin Wallace, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group

Dao Nguyen, Managing Partner, DN Legal

Charles Blocker, Co-Founder and CEO, IC Partners Ltd

Craig Douglas, Executive Vice President, Head of Asset Management, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings

1050

AM Refreshments

The Business of Operating a Hotel in Vietnam

1110

Panel Discussion

How will the new wave of development shape the perception of Vietnamese Hospitality?

 

Moderator: David Keen, Chief Executive Officer, Quo Global

Robbyn Carter, Associate, Hirsch Bedner Associates Pte Ltd

Scott Gorsuch, Principal, Leisure Design Group Co Ltd

Marielle Genet, Founder, Life Style Connected JSC, Interior Design

1150

Digital transformation to enhance hotel guest experience

 

Derrick Lee, Vice President Global and Vertical Accounts, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

1210

Experience of investing in hotel equipment in Vietnam

 

Huynh Cong Sinh, Chairman, Vietnam Sourcing & Purchasing Club

1225

Presentation Showcase by Everon and An Du Autohaus

 

Duong Tam Tam, Sales Director, Everpia JSC Branch

Representative, An Du Autohaus

1235

Networking Luncheon

Markets, Segments and Trends

1415

Hospitality Human Capital Development Strategies for Vietnam

 

Paulina Ngo, Chief Executive Officer, EHG Company

1430

Panel Discussion

Chain vs Independent: Which way to go for Vietnam?

 

Moderator: Rudolf Hever, Director of Hotels, Asia Pacific, Savills Asia Pacific

Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Founder and Managing Director, Akaryn Hotel Group 

Craig Douglas, Executive Vice President, Head of Asset Management, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings

John Gardner, General Director, Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Limited

Ryan Chen, Director of Development, Asia Pacific, Dusit International

Michael Hoeknudsen, GM, InterContinental Asiana Saigon & Regional GM, Vietnam & Cambodia, Intercontinental Hotel Group

1510

Panel Discussion

Economy Hotels: Rise of the Economy Hotels for the Millennials – How is Vietnam catching up on with this trend?

 

Moderator: Jules Kay, Chief Operations Officer, Delivering Asia Communications

Erick Herlangga, Vice President Business & Development South East Asia, Louvre Hotel Group

Martinelly, Assistant Vice President, Plateno Group

Dany Bolduc, Vice President & General Manager, Revinate

Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy (Mrs), General Manager, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

Jaggi Nadig, Senior Vice President, CEO Office, Silver Needle Hospitality Group

1550

Conference Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

 

Ken Atkinson, Executive Chairman, Grant Thornton Vietnam

Do Thi Hong Xoan, Chairwoman, Vietnam Hotel Association

1600

Technology Showcase by LG Electronics

 

Le Bao Linh, Head of Sales, LG Electronics Vietnam

1620

End of Conference and Afternoon Refreshments

 

Updated as at 21 April 2017