Day 2 – 27 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


Early Bird’s Lucky Draw and Welcome Back

Investment Intelligence – All About Numbers



Keynote: Financial Implications of New Hotel Opening Delays

What can be done to reduce the risk of delays and the consequences? How does one create a structural solution for productive collaboration and integration of the interests of owners and operators? What would be the hurdles and roadblocks of these implementations in ASEAN?

Gert Noordzy, Managing Director, Northside Consulting


Panel: Accelerating Return of Investment through Branded Residences and Mixed-use Projects

Having a branded residence component is increasingly popular across Asia. However, to ensure the projected shortened return period, a different level of proficiency is needed. This panel of experts will discuss talent requirements, development timeline, legal structure and other essential concerns to ensure successful project delivery.

Kevin Murphy, President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions

Andrew Sparrow, CEO, BLUE Development Inc.
Chan Chee Kian, Chief Investment Officer, Ireka Development Management
Ryan Chen, Director of Development Asia Pacific, Dusit International


Morning Coffee Break


Keynote: Safety and Security – Protecting your Investments through Implementation of Security Psychology

Stephen Phillips, Owner and CEO, Asia Hospitality Security


Panel: Deriving Matching Brand Positioning, Design and Amenities that Attract the Core Targeted Customers

Klaus R. Rauter, CEO and Managing Director, Mai-BS (Thailand) Hospitality Group

Christine Gerlier, MD, BLINK Design Group
Ingo Schweder, CEO, GOCO Hospitality
Duangrit Bunnag, Managing Director, Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited


Panel: Traversing the Innumerable of Hotel Management Agreements

Hotel Management Agreements don’t necessarily cover all explicit and implicit expenses associated with hotel ownerships. Capital expenditure related to major refurbishments and upgrades are all in one while human capital development is another. What should hotel investors factor into their financial projection? How should they safeguard their hotel investments? What can hotel owners do to address talent acquisitions and executive turnovers aside from relying on hotel operators?

Klaus R. Rauter, CEO and Managing Director, Mai-BS (Thailand) Hospitality Group

Paisit Kaenchan, CEO, Grande Asset Hotels & Property
Christopher Chung, Managing Director, Lewis Trust Group
Ronald Barrott, Chief Executive Officer, Pro-Invest Group


Networking Lunch – 22 Kitchen & Bar, Dusit Thani Bangkok
Hosted by Dusit International


End of Conference


Weekend Stayover in Thailand!

Join selected Dusit Hotels & Resorts for a luxury weekend getaway with exclusive perks for APHIC 2016 attendees. Book your stay online at at the Best Available Rate with the dedicated promotional code. APHIC 2016 attendees will be upgraded to suite, including club access. Contact your liaison for the promotional code!

Participating hotels:

  • Dusit Thani Pattaya
  • Dusit Thani Hua Hin
  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
  • Dusit Thani Krabi
  • dusitD2 Chiang Mai

For details, please refer to the delegate information page.
Note: Transfers and flights at your own arrangement.