The first edition of AHICE South East Asia is expected to draw over 500 hotel owners, operators, suppliers and consultants to Singapore when it makes its debut on February 27-29, 2024 at Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore.

AHICE South East Asia will bring together hotel industry professionals from across Asia Pacific and providing numerous opportunities for networking and information sharing.

Commencing on the afternoon of Tuesday February 27, AHICE South East Asia delegates will have the opportunity to undertake a site tour of The Singapore Edition before the first of several important networking opportunities at the hotel that evening. The Tuesday evening gala welcome event is presented by Marriott International and requires additional registration.

On the morning of Wednesday February 28, delegates will explore Singapore’s top new hotels through informative site tours concluding with a site tour and networking lunch, presented by The Ascott Limited, at Robertson House.

While conference registration is taking place between 1.00-2.00pm on Wednesday, site tours of the new Pan Pacific Singapore Orchard will also be on offer.

The conference officially commences at 2pm with a welcome message from AHICE South-East Asia Chair and Convenor, James Wilkinson, before kicking off with the Essential Industry Outlooks panel. Comprised of experts from CBRE, JLL, STR and Singapore Hotel Association, the panellists will crunch the numbers and share their informed opinions on the future outlook for hotels.

The Hotelier Q&A sessions will see a number of top hoteliers take to the stage over the course of the two days including IHG Hotels and Resorts Chief Executive Officer – EMEAA, Kenneth Macpherson; Travel and Leisure Co President and Managing Director International Operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs, Barry Robinson; Hilton President – Asia-Pacific, Alan Watts; Pan Pacific Hotels Group Chief Executive Officer, Choe Peng Sum; Pro-Invest Group Deputy Chair and CEO APAC, Jan Smits; Marriott International APEC President, Rajeev Menon; The Ascott Limited Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Goh; Swiss-Belhotel International CEO, Gavin Faull; and EVT Director of Hotels And Resorts, Norman Arundel.

A total of 19 panel sessions will take place over the two days, including The South-East Asia Hotel Operations Outlook, on Day 1, which will feature a panel of key leaders from Accor, Hilton, IHG Hotels and Resorts, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

A panel session on Integrated Resorts – Expectations For 2024 and Beyond in South-East Asia, moderated by IP Protect Director Richard Munro, will bring together experts from CBRE, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group and more to share their viewpoints.

Also on Wednesday, panellists will discuss The Essential South-East Asia Timeshare Outlook as well as The South-East Asia Investment Outlook, presented by IHIF Asia, which will feature leaders from ALTA Capital Real Estate, SC Capital Partners, The Ascott Limited and TCC Land International Thailand.

Wednesday evening’s gala networking event, presented by APRDO, will take place at Pan Pacific Orchard, after which delegates can continue networking at a dedicated Networking Bar, presented by Outrigger Resorts and Hotels, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Wayfarer and De Beaurepaire Wines.

On Thursday February 29, the sessions kick off with a panel discussion on Essential Sustainability: The Keys to Success In 2024 And Beyond, which will be followed by a presentation on The South-East Asia Investment Outlook by CBRE Capital Markets Associate Director, Hotels and Hospitality Asia, Stella Blythe.

Throughout the day, guests will hear hotel leaders and industry experts discuss the South-East Asia Hotel Development Outlook; 2024 Essential Food and Beverage Trends; The Boutique, Lifestyle and Luxury Boom – featuring Hilton’s newly appointed Vice President, Luxury Brands – Asia Pacific, Hilton Candice D’Cruz among a stellar lineup – Apartment Hotels, Branded Residential and more.

A human resources panel will discuss the power of people, and a session on The Sensory and Wellness Hotel Guest Journey will explore the various touchpoints that can impact the guest’s overall experience.

White label, resorts, property, and tourism are among the big topics up for discussion on Day 2 as well as a session dedicated to the Maldives market, which will offer a deep dive into opportunities for hotels.

AHICE South East Asia will conclude with a gala networking event, presented by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, at the remodelled Pan Pacific Singapore, with private buses departing after the sessions to take delegates there.

Register to attend AHICE South East Asia.