L-R Dr Jerry Schwartz and Marianne Ossovani.
Leading owners Dr Jerry Schwartz and Marianne Ossovani are key speakers on the program

HM‘s inaugural virtual industry webinar – titled ‘The Recovery Starts Now‘ – on June 18 has attracted a strong industry uptake, with over 1,000 registered to watch the summit that will feature some of the leading hoteliers in Asia-Pacific.

Hosted by HM magazine Editor-In-Chief and AHICE Content Committee Chair, James Wilkinson, the 1.5-hour long webinar, sponsored by Hostplus and Intrust Super, will be a market snapshot on what to expect in the coming weeks and months as the recovery from COVID-19 starts in many countries in the region.

Since the event was first announced earlier this week, leading owners Elanor Investors Group and HTL Partners have also joined the speaker line-up, with CEO Marianne Ossovani set to provide her industry outlook.

Another key outlook will also come from Tourism Australia Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison, who will talk about the re-boot of domestic tourism across the nation.

An industry outlook will come from Tourism Australia Managing Director, Phillipa Harrison

Harrison and Ossovani join a strong line-up that features executives from both Australasia and Asia.

Confirmed speakers include:
-Craig S. Smith, Group President – International, Marriott International (Hong Kong)
-David Mansfield, COO, Quest Apartment Hotels (Melbourne)
-Dean Long, CEO, Accommodation Association (Sydney)
-Dr Jerry Schwartz, Director, Schwartz Family Company (Sydney)
-Girish Jhunjhnuwala, CEO & Founder, Ovolo Hotels (Hong Kong)
-Leanne Harwood, MD – Australasia/Japan, IHG (Sydney)
-Marianne Ossovani, CEO, Elanor Investors Group and HTL Partners (Sydney)
-Michael Johnson, CEO, Tourism Accommodation Australia (Sydney)
-Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director, Tourism Australia (Sydney)
-Sally Attfield, Hotel Sector Manager, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (Wellington)
-Simon McGrath, COO – Pacific, Accor (Sydney)
-Trent Fraser, CEO, Choice Hotels AsiaPac (Melbourne)

Details of the webinar:
-When: Thursday, June 18, 2020
-Time: 11:00 AM AEST – 12:30 PM AEST
-Where: Online – Click here to Register Now
-Your Host: James Wilkinson, Editor-In-Chief – HM magazine & AHICE Conference Chair (Sydney)

HM‘s ‘The Recovery Starts Now‘ webinar is proudly presented by the Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE) Diamond Sponsors Hostplus and Intrust Super.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management