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Published on : Friday, May 3, 2013
The fifth-annual Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference(APHIC) commences on 15 May in Bangkok at the Dusit Thani, Bangkok. Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Somsak Pureesrisak, will deliver the welcome address ( “Seizing Opportunities in the Most Desirable Hotel Investment Markets, an Owner’s Perspective”)at the two-day conference is expected to attract eminent hospitality officials and investment executives from throughout the region.TheAsia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference, is an International Hotel Investment Conference (IHIF) Summit organized by Questex Hospitality Group.
Conference delegates also will include Charles Blocker of IC Partners Limited; Deepak Ohri, CEO of Lebua Hotels and Resorts; Daniel Wakeling, vice president, mergers & acquisitions for Kingdom Hotel Investments; Alessandro Fiascaris, a principal in Blackstone’s Real Estate group; Steve Carroll, national director asset management at LaSalle Investment Management; Gerald Yong, chief investment officer for The Ascott Limited; and Mohd K. Rafin, chief corporate officer of Park Hotel Group.
Topics for keynote addresses and panel discussions include “How to Solve the Agency Problem Between Hotel Owners and Operators,” “Sourcing Debt to Finance Growth in Today’s Market,” “Unleashing the Potential of Existing Property through Reflagging, Repositioning and Renovation” and “How Best to Accelerate Return of Capital.”
APHIC also will host two receptions at two of the most acclaimed rooftop venues in Bangkok, the award-winning D’Sens at the Dusit Thani Bangkok and Flute Bar and The State Room at The Tower Club. A welcome reception will be held at D’Sens 14 May, and on the following evening, lebua Hotels & Resorts will welcome delegates to Flute Bar and The State Room at The Tower Club. All networking activities will be facilitated by widely recognized hospitality delegates designated “super connectors.”
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