Because today big is beautiful, mergers & acquisitions, organic growth, vertical or horizontal development... what visions do these hotel group decision-makers have for their companies? Where do they plan to go and with what means? How do they see hospitality tomorrow? and the day after tomorrow? See you Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hotel InterContinental Paris le Grand.
Federico J. González Tejera, President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group: He joined the world's second largest hotel group, Jin Jiang. 2018 marked a turning point for the group, which changed its identity to capitalize on the Radisson brand and created a new brand, Radisson Collection. What is the status of the strategic program he initiated when he arrived? What are his plans for Radisson hotels?
Karin Sheppard, Managing Director IHG Europe: She is developing the presence in Europe of the world's 4th largest hotel group, which is experiencing steady organic growth based on the strength of its brands from economy to luxury. At the end of 2018, the European number 3 launched the conversion brand Voco, adding one more string to its bow to develop its territorial hold on the global supply.
Dimitris Manikis, President and managing director EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group: the American acquired La Quinta in 2017 and expanded its brand portfolio. While its control of the American territory allows it to be the 5th largest group in the world, its presence in Europe is more confidential although it is still in the top 15. What strategy for the EMEA President & Managing Director? What means and objectives?
Sébastien Bazin, CEO, AccorHotels: the French mastodon largely dominates the European supply since its two challengers do not reach its weight even by adding their fleet. Growth is far from slowing down for AccorHotels with a rapidly advancing booster project and a horizontal expansion that continues, new partnerships, acquisitions and equity investments, where is Sébastien Bazin at? Where does he want to go in this industry that he often calls "blessed by the gods"?
Simón Pedro Barceló Vadell, CEO, Barceló Hotels & Resorts: the Spanish group maintains its family tradition and ranks among the top 25 in the world in terms of supply. Four brands that are aimed at young working people, families and MICE travellers. An offer from mid-range to high-end, hotels and resorts in EMEA and Latin America: what are the growth objectives? What complementarity with the group's other activities?
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