Conference Agenda

Day 1
16 Feb 2017, Thursday

8.00AM

Registration

Opening Plenary

9.00AM

Ministerial Keynote & Organisers’ Welcome Remarks

Alma Rita D. Jimenez, Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination & Resource Generation, Department of Tourism

9.25AM

 

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President, Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group

9.30AM

 

The Philippine Market Performance – Let’s Hit the Numbers

Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director, Asia Pacific, STR

9.50AM

 

Why Invest in the Philippines?

Atty. Joy M. Bulauitan, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)

10.10AM

Speed Networking & AM Refreshments

Operations & Development

11.00AM

 

 

 

 

 

Hear from the Big Guns – Developers’ Panel

Al Legaspi, President & CEO, AyalaLand Hotels & Resorts Corp.

Francis Gotianun, Assistant Vice President, Filinvest Hotels

Ricardo A. Gutierrez, Owners Representative, International Branded Hotels, Robinsons Land Corp.

Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President, SM Hotels & Conventions Corp.

Moderator: Eric Levy, Managing Director, Tourism Solutions International

11.50AM

 

 

 

 

 

Operations Panel: Remaining Competitive to Stay Profitable  – How to? 

Venessa Koo, Vice President Development Southeast & Northeast Asia, AccorHotels

John Alarcon, Vice President Development Asia Pacific, Melia Hotels International 

Martinelly, Assistant Vice President, Plateno Group

Ante Baric, Director of Development, Dusit International

Moderator: Chris Wells, Consultant, Colliers International Philippines

12.40PM

Networking Luncheon

Markets, Segments & Trends

2.00PM

 

 

 

 

 

Hotel Residences - Global Brands Hitting the Philippines

Jeff Tisdall, Vice President, Residential Development, International, AccorHotels 

Rebecca Lee, Director of Development, AP, Langham Hospitality Group

Jens Reichert, Vice President Development – Asia Pacific, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Arthur Gindap, Regional General Manager, The Ascott Ltd.

Moderator: Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

2.45PM

 

 

 

 

Crushing Hotel Cliches: the Rise of Boutique Hotels in the Region

James Montenegro, Country Manager, Chroma Hospitality

Kevin Wallace, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group

Jose C. Parreño, Jr, Chief Operating Officer, The Discovery Leisure Company

Moderator: Orion Ray-Jones, Region Director - Indochina, Global Content Director, QUO

3.30PM

PM Refreshments

4.10PM

 

 

 

 

Beach Clubs Trending – and Their Place in the Philippines

Louka Taffin, Brand Manager, Le Pirate

Fredo Taffin, Founder, Le Pirate

Andrew Steele, MD – Hotels, Potato Head

Moderator:  Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President, Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group

4.55PM

 

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Cyndy Tan Jarabata, President, Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group

5.00PM – 7.00PM

Networking Cocktail

Hosted by Fairmont Makati

 

Day 2
17 Feb 2017, Friday

8.00AM

Registration

On the Domestic Front

9.00AM

 

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

9.05AM

 

 

 

 

 

9.50AM

Boracay, Cebu, Davao and Palawan* – Where Else?

Margie Munsayac, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Bluewater Resorts

Javier Hernandez, President, Ten Knots Development Corp., El Nido Resorts

Nikki Cauton, CEO, One-of Collection

Andrew Sparrow, COO, SANANDA Bay

Moderator: Lindsay J. Orr, Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines

*Sneak peek at SANANDA Bay: the Design & Advantages

10.00AM

 

 

 

 

Hospitality to Accommodate the Millennial Traveler – Where is the Sector Headed in the Next 5 Years?

Jonathan Joson, Industry Manager – Performance, Google Philippines

Simon Morley, Chief Operating Officer, Lubd Hostel Group

Alwyn Fitzgerald, Director of Sales, Oakwood Asia Pacific

Moderator: David Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Delivering Asia Communications

10.40AM

AM Refreshments

11.10AM

 

Luxury Resort Design for the Philippines

Jim Freeman, Founding Principal, FSC Architects

11.25AM

 

 

 

Hotel Design Trends and How They are Shaping the Philippine Fabric

Carlo Cordaro, President/Owner, Atelier-A by Cebu Fil Veneer

James Lehouiller, President, DiLeonardo International

Roger Gaspar, Associate Vice President, WATG

Moderator: Cathy Saldana, Director, ArcoGroup Inc.

11.55AM

 

Coastal/Island Resorts and Hotels in the Philippines – Design and Development Guidelines

Cathy Saldana, Director, ArcoGroup Inc.

12.10PM

 

 

Finale Session – Dialogue with the DOTr Undersecretary

Gateway to the Islands – Addressing Access Challenges amidst Vibrant Hotel & Tourism Development

Roberto C.O. Lim, Undersecretary for Aviation & Airports, Department of Transportation

12.40PM

 

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

 

HICP 2017 Raffle

3D2N Resort Gift Certificates up for grabs

12.50PM

Networking Luncheon