Agenda


Day One 28th, FEB 2018

 

8:00 Registration and Coffee

        Booth Visiting/Networking Activity

9:30-9:45 Opening Address 

         Undersecretary Alma Rita D. Jimenez of the Department of Tourism

9:45 -10:00 Keynote Speech

          Mr. Eugene Yap, Chairman and President, Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines(TBC)

10:00-10:15 Chairwoman Address

          Ms. Sigrid G. Zialcita MANAGING DIRECTOR | RESEARCH AND ADVISORY SERVICES, ASIA PACIFIC, Cushman & Wakefield

10:15-11:15 Panel Discussion: Top Talks: Opportunities and Challenges in Philippines Hospitality Market

                    Moderator: Mr. Richard Raymundo, Managing Director, Colliers International Philippines

                    Panel lists:

                    Mr. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer - Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, Accor Hotels

                    Mr. John Alarcón, VP Development Asia Pacific, Melia Hotels

                    Mr. David Wray, Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development, Wyndham Hotel Group

                    Mr. Sammie Lim, Director in Charge of Tourism, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

                    Ms. Carolina Fagnani, Sr Director Development SEA, Rezidor Hotel Group

 

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:05 Keynote SpeechFuture Hospitality IT Trends and Why Hotel Wifi Has Become More Important Than Before

           Mr. Emil Choi/Ruckus Networks System Engineer, Hospitality & MDU Solution – APAC

12:05-12:35 Keynote Speech:How Technology Can Help Improve Your Customer’s Hotel Experience

           Ms. Debbie Obias- Segment Marketing Head, Vice President, Globe myBusiness

12:40-14:00 Luncheon


14:00-14:30 Keynote Speech 

           Mr. Bernard Kee, Regional Manager South East Asia, STR Global

14:30-14:50 Keep Track: The Power of Optima's Advanced Technology in Hotel Management 

14:50-15:50 Coffee Break

15:50-16:10 Keynote Speech: OTA’s are too powerful, take back your business

          Mr. Wouter G. Piet-CEO E-Hors Inc

16:10-17:10 Panel Discussion: New wave of Customer: Milleniall /fillenials travelers: Who are they and How to win them

                    Moderator: Mr. Thomas Wenger, Managing Director, Enderun hospitality management/Enderun Colleges

                    Panel lists:

                    Mr. James Montenegro, Country Head PHI, Chroma Hospitality

                    Ms. Lei Apostol, General Manager, Hotel Of Asia Inc

                    Mr. Bruce Musick, CEO, Vanguard Hotels Pte Ltd

                    Ms. Lisa Zakharka, General Manager, Feliz Boracay

17:00 Closing

 

Day Two, 1st, March 2018

 

8:30 Registration and Coffee

        Booth Visiting/Networking Activity

9:45-10:00 Opening Address: Tourism Promotion Board: Philippine impact to hotel rise TBC

10:00-10:15 Chairwoman Address

          Ms. Sigrid G. Zialcita MANAGING DIRECTOR | RESEARCH AND ADVISORY SERVICES, ASIA PACIFIC, Cushman & Wakefield


10:15-11:15 Panel Discussion: Architecture & Interior Design at Its Best

                    Moderator: Mr. Felino A. Palafox JR, Principal Architect-Urban Planner, Palafox Associates President, Palafox Architecture Group, Inc.

                    Panel lists:

                    Mr. James Lehouiller, CEO, DiLeonardo International

                    Mr. William T. Ti Jr, Principal Architect, WTA Design Studio

                    Mr. Runddy Ramilo, Managing Director, IDA Associates 

                    Mr. Norman Agleron, Principle Architect, HBA Philipines


11:15-11:45 Coffee

11:45-12:05 Keynote Speech

           Mr.Prashant Nandha, Senior Director, Paradigm Shift Software

12:05-12:25 Keynote Speech:Digital Solutions for Hotels – Know your customers through Digital Analytics in order to serve them better and increase revenue

           Mr.Joseph Ross, President of Cocoon Labs and Wayne Miranda – VP of UAS

12:30 -13:40 Luncheon

 

13:40-14:10  Keynote: Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines

14:10-14:30  Keynote: The importance of Cleaning and Sanitation in the Hospitality Industry

           Mr. Eric Paul Manuel, SBU Head, Kalinisan Chemicals Corp.

14:30-14:50  Sponsorship Opportunity

14:50-15:50 Coffee

 

16:00-17:00 Panel Discussion: Integrated resorts: The new wave of hotel development, what are the challenges and what are the advantages?

                    Moderator: Mr. Rick Santos, Chairman& CEO of Santos Knight Frank

                    Panelists:

                    Mr. Ivaylo S Ivanov, Vice President of Hotel Operations, Okada Manila

                    Representative from Vista Land & Lifescapes

                    Mr. Kevin Wallace, Senior Managing Director , Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim
                    TBC

17:00 Closing / Wrap Up