Because hospitality is all we care about

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Published on 02/11/22 - Updated on 03/11/22

Events Hospitality ON

For the third year in a row, we face uncertainty. While KPIs have reached sky level nothing is as certain as complete uncertainty during this period. Therefore, Hospitality ON will be trying to give you an outlook on what is to expect. Join us on November 21st, 2022, to celebrate our colourful, inventive, and audacious industry.

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Hospitality Asset Forum

First, think, share, and recharge at the Hospitality Asset Forum. Investment and development are the future of our industry and despite the current crisis, hospitality leaders and business owners keep believing in the strength of our industry.

You will have the big picture with Nicolas Baverez Economist and historian who relies on the past and current trends to forecast potential economic and geopolitical evolutions.

MKG Consulting will share with you a specific heads up and trends of the hospitality industry.

Institutional investor, who believe in the power of hospitality, will share their future and ambitions. Pascal Savary, President of Atream and Tugdual Millet, CEO of Covivio hotel will be elaborating on the matter.

But where to invest and what are the key current trends? Philippe Bijaoui, managing director France at Christie & Co will share his knowledge through the transactions he and his team assisted. Valerie Schuermans, VP business development for Radisson Hotel Group will challenge him with her development priorities.

The topic of ‘resilient assets will be represented by Fabrice Collet, CEO, B&B Hotels; Jean-Michel Dalmasso, CEO of Dalmata Hospitality and Hubert Viriot, CEO Yotel. Budget and economy hotels strongly resisted the crisis by being a refuge destination for many customers. What is their plan to keep developing and where will they set new hotels?

Leisure tourism behaved very well during the crisis, allowing hospitality managers to maintain solid prices and revenues. La Compagnie des Alpes decided to bet on leisure hospitality buying 85% of the club developer mmv. What made them decide to diversify their portfolio? What are the objectives and ambitions? Let’s find out on November 21st with Yariv Abehsera, Distribution & Hospitality Director. Club Med is pivoting to better address its customers and have a positive impact on the destinations where it decides to open a resort. Gregory Lanter, CDO will be with us to share on the priorities of the French group.

Europe remains an attractive destination with a solid background to attract leisure and business tourists. Nick Smart, VP development North and West Europe at Hilton is strongly focused on developing the American’s presence on the Old Continent. How does his team work to develop Hilton’s footprint?

Coliving was born less than 10 years ago when the hospitality market was stable and accommodation a real issue in many European prime destinations. After the first opening in Marseille in 2017, the company Babel Community has grown and Benoît Joubert, its president, will share his projects and the prospects for this type of assets.

Mixed use is one of the many solutions to develop asset value. A choice made by Bouygues Immobilier. Olivier Durix, CEO Customer Solutions, develops a customer centric approach to implement new products and strategies within Bouygues Immobilier’s offer.

Taking risks is the best way to win and progress if you are ready to put the good amount of energy. Jaume Tápies took that risk with the opening of Novotel, Paris Belleville. His company Boscalt Hospitality won’t stop here and has a clear strategy to grow even further.

Jochen Schaefer-Suren is developing new projects to prepare for a market evolution. Distress assets shall appear within the next months and investors must be ready.

Local production is a real issue that many markets are facing following the Covid 19 crisis and the Russian war against Ukraine. Why, how, and when relocating on local markets? What is at stake and who are the stakeholders? Questions that are vital to Nicolas Dufourcq, CEO of Bpifrance.

Young Talent Awards

Because the future of hospitality will rise with the next generation of hospitality lovers, we are thrilled to host the first edition of the Young Talent Awards. To inspire change, students have been invited to work on challenges imagined by the hospitality leaders: Accor, Disneyland Paris, Hilton, IHG and Radisson Hotel Group.

The hospitality of tomorrow will be sustainable or won’t be, Make a difference for our future talents in hospitality! Design a fresh recruitment program, Journey to Tomorrow - Shape the future of a responsible travel, Attract talents of tomorrow. Everything is about shaping tomorrow’s hospitality industry. Discover the winning teams on November 21st!

Hospitality Awards

Let’s finish this day with the Hospitality Awards to celebrate two decades of creativity, teamwork, initiatives and commitment.  The Hospitality Awards® is all about honouring hospitality industry professionals, showcasing the latest innovations and inspiring passion for continuous learning.

It is not just any other awards - it is one of the most important recognitions given by the industry to the people who create its heartbeat. It brings together the entire hospitality family to highlight and celebrate the hard work and dedication of its partners.

Hospitality lovers from all around the world have competed in 11 categories and the jury around  Christophe Barraud, PhD, Chief Economist and Strategist at Market Securities. Bloomberg Top Forecaster Top Forecaster of the U.S. (2012-2020), Eurozone (2015-2019) and Chinese Economy (2017-2020) has chosen global and local hoteliers that were particularly creative and relevant in their respective actions. A ceremony presided over by Simon Vincent, Executive Vice President and President of Europe Middle East and Africa, Hilton.

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Because the future of the hospitality industry stands in its committed people, join us on November 21st, 2022, at the InterContinental Paris - Le Grand.

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