The Nine Network's Ross Greenwood
The Nine Network's Ross Greenwood

 Ross Greenwood, the Nine Network’s Business and Finance Editor, is set to give a keynote speech on the state of the economy at the second annual Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on September 2.

Greenwood, a former co-host of Nine’s Sunday program, has reported on reported on economic issues in Australia and around the world for almost 30 years and his assignments for Nine have taken him to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Alongside his work at Nine, Greenwood is the host of top rating radio program, Money News, on 2GB in Sydney and MTR in Melbourne.

Greenwood joins a strong line-up at AHICE, a conference firmly focused on the management and operation of accommodation hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.

AHICE has the support of both Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) and the Accommodation Association of Australia (AAoA) for the day-long event, which is being held prior to the 2011 HM Awards.

Some of the key speakers confirmed at AHICE includes owners and investors Nigel Greenaway (Eureka Funds Management), John Hudson (Thakral Holdings Group), Graham Wilkinson (Retirement Assets Limited NZ) Rachel Argaman (Toga Hospitality) and Will Deague (Art Series Hotel Group), as well as Hoteliers Ashley Spencer (Hilton Worldwide), Koos Klein (Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia), Bob East (Mantra Group), Paul Constantinou (Quest Serviced Apartments), Paul Fischmann (8Hotels), Stephen Burt (Mirvac Hotels and Resorts) and Simon McGrath (Accor Hospitality).

AHICE is being hosted by leading industry magazine HM (Hotel & Accommodation Management) and is expected to attract over 300 leading Hoteliers and industry executives from across the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

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.

Early bird registration is still available for just $350 per delegate and a special deal of ‘four for the price of three’ is also currently on offer. Bookings are available online at or by calling 1300 789 845 (within Australia).

Combination packages are also available for both the AHICE conference and the HM Awards being held later that night. Packages start from just $400 per person (for both events) and full details are also available at