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Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) returns in 2011

The Industry Leaders Forum panel at AHICE 2010

The Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) is set to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on September 2, 2011, following a successful inaugural event in 2010 that attracted almost 300 leading hoteliers and industry executives from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Once more, AHICE will be firmly focused on the management and operation of accommodation hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region, and will be hosted by leading industry publication HM – Hotel & Accommodation Management and parent company The Intermedia Group.

Set to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on September 2, 2011, AHICE will be a forum for established, and emerging, leaders in the large hotel industry from around Australasia to form relationships and learn from the best.

During the day, delegates will be given a snapshot of the accommodation industry, from an overall outlook to specific topics ranging from social media to the MICE market, food and beverage trends, human resources issues and managing distribution channels.

HM magazine’s Managing Editor, James Wilkinson, says a number of the world’s leading Hoteliers will again be invited to be involved in the conference and a line-up of speakers will be announced in the coming months.

“We’re in the process of finalising a fantastic program that will look at the major trends in the travel industry,” he says.

“The day will be a great insight to the industry for Hoteliers, major suppliers and industry leaders and the program will be one where delegates leave with a firm understanding of the major factors impacting on the accommodation industry.

“Trends in hotels – from food through to design, technology and beverages – will also be analysed and we have a number of fantastic speakers being lined up that are truly specalists in their respective fields,” he says.

Once again, AHICE will be held prior to the HM Awards, with the 2011 event also hosted by HM magazine on September 2.

“We have a few surprises in store for the HM Awards and some of them will be revealed when the voting opens in April,” Wilkinson says.

“The HM Awards have become the industry’s night of nights and we look forward to again recognising accommodation excellence across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.”

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities exist for both AHICE and the HM Awards, but these are filling up fast on the back of successful events in 2010. Expressions of interest and further information on both is available by contacting Adam Daff on +61 (0)2 8586 6207 or

General information on AHICE can be found at and on the 2011 HM Awards at

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