Day 1 – 26 May, 2016


Simon Landy
Executive Chairman
Colliers International Thailand
Faez Jumabhoy
Managing Director and Head of Real Estate
CIMB Investment Bank
Robert McIntosh
Executive Director
CBRE Hotels, Asia Pacific
Alvin Mah
Chief Investment Officer
Alpha Investment Partners Limited
Prab Thakral
President & Group CEO
Boutique Group of Companies
Previndran Singhe
Zerin Properties
Bernold Schroeder
Chief Executive Officer
Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Mohd K Rafin
Chief Corporate Officer
Park Hotel Group
Jean Michel Offe
EVP Development & Innovation
Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts
Robert Naso
Managing Director
Clear Bridge Asia Capital
Kevin Murphy
President & CEO
Asiawide Hospitality Solutions
Eric Levy
Managing Director
Tourism Solutions International
Alexi Khajavi
Executive Vice President
Questex Hospitality Group
Addie Pornthip Hirunkate
Vice President (Marketing)
Tourism Council of Thailand
Dr. Richard Helfer
RCH International
Marc Hediger
Lanson Place
Mario Hardy
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Chanin Donavanik
Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee
Dusit International
Ricco DeBlank
SHKP Hotels
Marc Dardenne
Patina Hotels & Resorts
Choe Peng Sum
Chief Executive Officer
Frasers Hospitality
Paisit Kaenchan
Grande Asset Hotels & Property




“It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the panel of speakers at APHIC 2015 Bangkok recently.
I find the conference very beneficial to me and my organisation as it opens a networking opportunity. I look forward to attend and delighted to contribute as a panel speaker in future conferences.
Thanking you again for the fantastic conference.”
– Megat Shahrul Azman Abas, Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Division, Felda Investment Corporation
“APHIC is a great event for hospitality professionals in Asia Pacific. It is a high-end platform that we need to share ideas and opportunities. Senior executives from different domains of the industry offered insights to the audience.”
– Henry Chen, Founder President, The Centre of Asia Hotel Forum
“APHIC in Bangkok was another successful event and was a great opportunity to meet investors and also other professionals related to the hotel industry. For Swiss-Belhotel International we made some valuable contacts and we have had a number of leads which will result in profitable business relationships being developed. We could not have done this without APHIC. We definitely will be attending next year.”
– Gavin Faull, Chairman and President, Swiss-Belhotel International
“2015 has been the second year for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to sponsor this event and as in 2014 we felt that both the mix of attendees and the opportunities to promote our business were exceptional.”
– Jens Reichert, VP Development Asia Pacific, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
“The attendance of delegates was great and the selection of speakers outstanding. Dusit Thani Hotel Team did an amazing job caring for the conference.
The networking events have been excellent addition allowing people to mingle and know each other and for our company, this events have been a great success.
This conference is highly recommended for investors, people looking for investment, hotel owners and developers.”
-Klaus R. Rauter, Managing Director, Mai-BS Thailand) Group



Beating the Traffic: Early Bird Breakfast & Registration


Conference Opening


Welcome Address by Guest of Honour

Aileen Clemente, President, ASEAN Tourism Association


Welcome Remarks by Conference Chairperson

Previndran Singhe, Chief Executive Officer, Zerin Properties

Investment Intelligence – Seizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

Data Digest: ASEAN Hotel Performance and Outlook

Fenady Uriarte, Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia, STR


Global Opportunity Panel: Fifty Minutes Around the World for Premium Yields

Investing overseas is not limited to large institutional investors. With compressing yield in Asia, private investors and family offices are searching abroad for opportunities. Transactions come in all sizes, from single property in second-tier cities to portfolios with prim assets in multiple popular destinations. How should Asia investors start their hunt for foreign opportunistic deals? What are the often overlooked cities and asset classes that present vast upside potential? How should investors finance their acquisition in foreign countries? What assets are on the market? Find out from a panel of experienced investors, bankers and brokers.

Simon Landy, Executive Chairman, Colliers International Thailand

Sanjay Singh, Managing Director, Fico Corporation
Juay Hiang Tan, CEO, Ascendas Hospitality Trust
Kevin Colket, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and the Head of Hotels, Asia, Starwood Capital Group
Stephen Chi Hsu Chen, Partner and Managing Director, Infinity Global Real Estate Advisors


Morning Coffee Break


Investment Panel: Capitalizing on the Influx of Capital into Southeast Asia

  • We have seen huge capital outflow from China, Singapore and Middle East to Australia, Europe and North America. Has this phenomenon left Asia with less capital and hence fewer resultant transactions?
  • How do investors and owners access major capital in-flow?
  • When will Chinese investors turn their attentions to SE Asia and how will they do it?
  • How should existing SE Asia owners anticipate the arrivals of Chinese investors?

Akshay Kulkarni, Director – Asia, CBRE Hotels

Paisit Kaenchan, CEO, Grande Asset Hotels & Property
K.C. Moy, Executive Vice President, Capella Hotel Group Asia
Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions


Keynote: ASEAN Political Risk and Investment Opportunity Overview

Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Professor and Director of The Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University


Networking Lunch


Risk Management Panel: Navigating Risks in Fast-Growing ASEAN Markets

As with all fast-growing economies, ASEAN is not isolated from risks. In recent years, we have seen political risk, inflation risk, currency risk and other hazards, and disruptions that have impacted tourism. What can hotel investors do to mitigate the impacts of various risks?

Discussion Leader:
Charles Blocker, CEO, IC Partners

Greg Lapham, ‎Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate – APAC, BlackRock
Chan Chee Kian, Chief Investment Officer, Ireka Development Management
Faez Jumabhoy, Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, CIMB Investment Bank


Keynote: Innovations and Developments in Hospitality Education to Sustain Regional Hotel Industry

Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International


Afternoon Coffee Break


Project Presentation: Neemrana, India

Rajnish Aggarwal, Project Director, NSP Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd.


Roundtable Discussions – Brainstorming with Your Peers in a Roundtable Setting


Open Fishbowl Panel: Do Large Hotel Groups Really Offer Premium Brand Value to Hotel Owners and Investors?

  • Are consolidations between large hotel operators beneficial to hotel owners and investors?
  • Does scale of economy for operators translate into profitability for hotel owners? Or does it increase competition in the same market on the same distribution platform?
  • Should the purchase of online distribution platforms by hotel operators impact hotel owners’ choice of brand?
  • What can hotel investors do to ensure their hotels are managed by the best talents the operators have on staff?

Prab Thakral, President & Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies

Christophe Vielle, CEO, GCP Hospitality
Dr, Sabine Schaffer, Managing Partner, Pro-Invest Group
Mohd K. Rafin, Chief Corporate Officer, Park Hotel Group


End of Day One Program


Networking Cocktail Reception – Altitude, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok