The greatest ever line up of global, regional and local accommodation industry leaders and experts to be seen on the stage in Australia will gather in Sydney from 25 to 27 July 2012 at the 12th annual Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Hotel Industry Conference (ANZPHIC) and its linked event, the 2nd annual Serviced Apartments Summit.

Reflecting the increased pace of business and the forward-looking approach being taken across the industry, the 2012 theme for the events is Fast Forward and global leaders from as far away as the USA, Middle East and Asia will join leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific in taking the pulse of the industry and assessing the potential for further near term growth in the region.

Areas to be covered during the three days of the events include: operating and investment performance; key transactions, investors and deal drivers; new build and renovation initiatives; emerging brands; airline and competitive market impacts, industry innovations; management rights and much more.

A feature of the 2012 Programs will be one on one interviews with some of the world’s most important and most influential industry leaders, including:


  • Eric Danziger – President & CEO of Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel group with over 7,200 hotels
  • KP Ho – Chairman and Founder of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s most revered resort brands
  • Choe Peng Sum – Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality, a world leader in luxury apartments and serviced residences; and
  • Azran Osman-Rani – Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X, a rapidly growing long haul, budget airline that recently began services to Australia

400 delegates are expected to join over 30 sponsors, exhibitors and supporters at the events, which form part of Megameet, comprising four leading co-located events over 3 days and which will culminate in Megameet Greet, a major networking event to be held at the Hilton Sydney on 25 July 2012.

Further information and registration details can be found at or by contacting John Smith at or by calling 0418 447222.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management

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