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25 May 2017

Hotel Management Thailand Summit

Inspire Viable Strategies to Boost Revenue and Profit for Vibrant Hoteliers
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About Us

ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE

It has been an eventful few years for hoteliers in Thailand. In-bound tourism is back on a growth trajectory, with record-high foreign arrivals expected. Nonetheless, fierce competition abound, and hotels strive to generate revenue and boost operational efficiency to thrive. Pricing and yield optimization continue to remain the top concerns, while value creation, product differentiation and new revenue streams receive significant attention.

The leading conference in Thailand that directly addresses all operational/management challenges, Hotel Management Thailand Summit provides a platform for hotel executives from both corporate level and property level to discuss key operational, branding and financial issues directly impacting corporate and property P&L.

The 2016 HMT Summit saw well-round discussions on growth and innovation, which will resume in 2017’s conference. The summit will reflect on the post-merger competitive landscapes of Bangkok and various key markets, focusing on ramifications and strategies to excel for hoteliers working for chains and independents alike. Other hot topics of concerns will also make their ways onto the conference agenda to help inspire leading hotel managers for better financial results.

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The Schedule

2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

08:30

Registration and Refreshment

09:00

Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks

09:10

Trend-Driven Innovation: Consumer Trends Shaping the Future of Travel

09:40

Hotel Leaders Panel: Boosting Profitability through Rate Growth and Cost Control

10:30

Technology Showcase: Boosting Revenue and Productivity through Technology Innovations

10:50

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:20

Revenue Management Panel: Leveraging Future-Looking Demand Intelligence to Drive Better Revenue and Stronger Competitive Position

 

  • What’s future-looking demand intelligence?
  • How to better understand the where and when of future demand and optimize pricing to bridge gaps and capture opportunity?
  • How to align revenue management and marketing from people, process and technology perspectives to turn data into action and results

12:00

Channel Management Panel: The Search for the Prime Channel Distribution Mix

 

  • Within the multiple brands and platforms that some large OTAs offer, what are the differentiations and targeted demographics?
  • How should hoteliers determine the best mix of channels in order to price and allocate inventory for maximum yields?
  • How can hotels boost revenue and occupancy while reducing distribution costs?
  • What should independent hotels and small hotel chains do to counter rising commission rates, without sacrificing financial performance?

12:40

Loyalty Keynote: Building Loyalty through Technology, Data and Individualism

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

F&B Panel: Rethinking Value Propositions and Competitiveness of Hotel Restaurants and Bars

14:40

Keynote: Mastering Digital Marketing through Social Media Channels

 

  • Understanding how digital marketing interacts with social media
  • Exploring latest social media trends and commercial opportunities they represent
  • Implementing content marketing and key opinion leader marketing best practices

15:00

Refreshment and Networking Break

15:30

HR Panel: Modernizing Recruitment Processes and Manpower Planning to Ensure Productivity and Service Quality

 

Thai economy is gradually migrating from an industrial economy to a service economy. With growing middle class and wealth, it is increasingly costly and difficult to staff hotels. Some point to the age-old, and perhaps obsolete, recruitment processes hoteliers use for the mismatch of jobs, skillsets and attitudes. Others believe that Thailand should follow the footsteps of Singapore and Australia in changing organizational structures, merging jobs and automating repetitive tasks. This panel of hoteliers and recruiters will discuss the latest recruitment tools, crossfunctional job scope, and the recruitment and training best practices that will help you hire the right people for the right jobs.


16:20

Hot Debate: Hotel Operators Should be More Prudent when Entering into Management Agreements

17:00

Closing Remarks

Testimonials

What People Say About Us

"HMT was an excellent opportunity for me to understand Thailand's hotel market better especially since I am quite new to this region. The summit provided a platform for like minded hotel professionals to network and engage and I definitely gained a lot from it. The insights were rich and the speaker selection was outstanding. I would definitely attend next year as well."

Anand Jindal, director - Revenue Management - W BANGKOK

"The HMT Summit is fast becoming a leading industry event in Thailand offering a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and network in the Thailand hospitality market."

Leanne Harwood, Vice President Operations - South East Asi - IHG

"Attending the Hotel Management Thailand Summit is an eye-opener, as it shows an unvarnished picture of the "state of the industry" and flagrantly reveals that learning never should stop! If more hospitality stakeholders would take the time to attend, most of Thailand's hotels and resorts would be in a much better shape!"

Bert van Walbeek, Managing Director - THE WINNING EDGE

"Having attended the past two Hotel Management Thailand Summits, this event is now a must-attend event not only for myself and senior executives within my Hotel as well as many of my peers. The calibre and quality of the event, its speakers and topics is second to none, and I look forward to attending the event each and every year."

Benjamin Krieg, General Manager - RADISSON SUITES BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT

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