Day One 28th, FEB 2018


8:00 Registration and Coffee

          Booth Visiting/Networking Activity

9:30-9:45 Opening Address 

          Assistant Secretary Maria Lourdes F. Japson, The Department of Tourism

9:45 -10:00 Keynote Speech

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

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. Adam Laker, Area General Manager for AccorHotels Philippines and General Manager for the iconic urban resort, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

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

                    Mr. Samie 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, Networks System Engineer, Hospitality & MDU Solution APAC, Ruckus

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: Strive, Struggle & a New Hope

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

14:30-14:50 Keynote Speech: Customer Journey and Guest Experience

           Mr. David Boker, Manager International Operations, Silverbyte

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

16:10-17:30 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. Maria Leonora Apostol, Group General Manager, Hotel Of Asia Inc

                    Mr. Bruce Musick, Group CEO, Vanguard Hotels Pte Ltd

                    Ms. Lisa Zakharka, General Manager, Feliz Boracay

                    Mr. Alfred Lay, VP -Hotels & Leisure Consulting, GCI Hospitality

17:30-17:40 Lucky Draw

17:40 Closing


Day Two, 1st, March 2018


8:30 Registration and Coffee

         Booth Visiting/Networking Activity 

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

                    Mr. Runddy Ramilo, Managing Director, IDA Associates 

                    Mr. Norman Agleron, Principle Architect, HBA Philipines

                    Mr. Eduardo Mendoza, Design Director, IIDA International

                    Ms. Marjorie May Mariano, Vice President, Planning and Design Department

11:15-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-12:05 Keynote Speech: Food Safety Monitoring Programs for the Hospitality Industry 

Ms. Sandra Bucao, Country Managing Director, Intertek Philippines

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 Speech: Taking Hospitality to the Next Level 

           Mr. Bobby Horrigan, Vice President Hotel Division, Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines

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

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

14:30-14:50  Keynote Speech: SAP 

14:50-15:50  Coffee Break

15:50-16:15 Keynote Speech  

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

16:15-17:15 Panel Discussion: Trends in the Philippine Hospitality Industry 

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


                    Mr. Ante Baric, Development Director, Dusit International

                    Mr. Felix Guggenheim, President, GCI Hospitality

                    Mr. Hanky Lee, Founder of The Henry Hotels group

                    Mr. Bruce Winton, Cluster general manager, Marriott Hotels in the Philippines(TBC)

17:15-17:25 Lucky Draw

17:25 Closing / Wrap Up