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Is Hospitality´s Profitability Been Shaped by Tech Investments?

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Wednesday, 8th December
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Laura Sancesario
Laura
Laura Sancesario
Customer Success ManagerGRI Club
With over 8 years of experience in an international company and with corporate events she was able to work with many levels of seniority, roles, departments, and transformation projects.
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Ludwig Menke
Ludwig
Ludwig Menke
Production ManagerGRI Club
Production Manager at GRI Club. My job is to connect top investors, developers, banks, consultants, lawyers, and other Real Estate players and executives to GRI meetings and events that I produce in Brazil, Portugal and USA. International Relations and Affairs Analyst and Economist at Faculdades de Campinas (FACAMP). Study abroad in France at ICN Business School with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Program).
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Tatiana Munhoz
Tatiana
Tatiana Munhoz
Senior DirectorGRI Club

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Thursday, December 8th 2022
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03:00pm - 03:55pm

Is Hospitality´s Profitability Been Shaped by Tech Investments?

  • Digitalization - Is it a key effective point on raising capital?
  • Guest Experience & Branding Reinforcement - What are the main challenges in data management?
  • IoT for Tracking & Predicting Guest´s Flows - How to turn it into operational efficiency improvements?
  • AI Projects - An assertive way to increase financial margins?
03:00pm - 04:00pm
GRI Global Committee Hospitality Chapter
Discussion

Is Hospitality´s Profitability Been Shaped by Tech Investments?

  • Digitalization - Is it a key effective point on raising capital?
  • Guest Experience & Branding Reinforcement - What are the main challenges in data management?
  • IoT for Tracking & Predicting Guest´s Flows - How to turn it into operational efficiency improvements?
  • AI Projects - An assertive way to increase financial margins?
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GRI Global Committee Hospitality Chapter

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Confirmed Participants

Alinio Azevedo
Alinio Azevedo
The Little Nell Hotel Group
Andrés Yie
Andrés Yie
GHL Hoteles
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy Gulakov
easymalon
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Banyan Investment Group
Asli Kutlucan
Asli Kutlucan
Cycas Hospitality
Bettina Graef-Parker
Bettina Graef-Parker
Aareal Bank
Camil Yazbeck
Camil Yazbeck
Accor Hotels
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Pellas Development Group
David Israeli
David Israeli
Mondego Capital
Dieter Kornek
Dieter Kornek
TUI Hotels & Resorts
Federico Moreno-Nickerson
Federico Moreno-Nickerson
Apple Leisure Group
Felicity Black-Roberts
Felicity Black-Roberts
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Gary Cottle
Gary Cottle
Metrikus
Jared Melnik
Jared Melnik
Starwood Capital Group
Alinio Azevedo
Alinio Azevedo
Managing Director and COOThe Little Nell Hotel Group
USA
Twenty year career includes hotel/resort acquisitions and development for Loews Hotels, the opening of a Miami development office and brand expansion in the Americas for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, real estate advisory services for Ernst and Young LLP in Miami. An internationally-experienced industry professional, including investor relations and projects in North America, Latin Americas, Europe. As a former adjunct Professor in the Hospitality Management Master’s Program at Florida University, has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Universidade Federal in Brazil and also attended the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris.
Andrés Yie
Andrés Yie
Gerente de Lógica GHL & CTO del Grupo GHLGHL Hoteles
Colombia
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy Gulakov
COOeasymalon
Israel
COO at easyMalon Ltd - exclusive representative of easyHotel in Israel, aiming to open seven franchised properties across Israel with the next ten years. Andriy is responsible for overall program management, investor relations, and fundraising. His 15 years in hospitality started with the development and sales of wellness products. Then he transitioned to the event business as a co-founder and CEO of the event management company, which led until moving to Tel Aviv, Israel. There, he joined a local company rendering purchasing and supply chain management services to electronic device manufacturers. Though currently serving as a COO for two companies, his primary focus is on bringing the very first easyHotels to Israel.
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Managing Partner and CIOBanyan Investment Group
USA
A founding principal of Banyan Investment Group, Mr. Chopra functions as the Chief Investment Officer. Though involved in many aspects of the management and investment company, Andy primarily leads sourcing and dispositions of hotel assets. This includes originations, dispositions, negotiations, capital and deal structuring.
Asli Kutlucan
Asli Kutlucan
Chief Development OfficerCycas Hospitality
Netherlands
Asli is a hotel development professional who has worked in global hospitality for over 25 years. Specialising in luxury, full & limited service as well as extended stay hotels acquisition, negotiation and execution of deals, focusing on the UK and continental Europe. Before Cycas, Asli was a hospitality and entrepreneurship lecturer in Rwanda, where she also developed and opened the country’s first boutique hotel. While a member of the Rwanda Development Board, she helped the governmental think tank maximise tourism. Her previous tenures involved managing Country House Hotels as well as Resort Hotels in America as well as Turkey.
Bettina Graef-Parker
Bettina Graef-Parker
MD - Special Property FinanceAareal Bank
Germany
Mrs. Bettina Graef-Parker is Head of Hotel Properties at Aareal Bank AG, one of the leading providers of debt financing to the hospitality industry worldwide. With her team, she is responsible for the structuring and origination of various forms of loans to the lodging industry. Aareal Bank AG provides property finance solutions in more than 25 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
Camil Yazbeck
Camil Yazbeck
Senior Vice President, Head of Development - EuropeAccor Hotels
United Kingdom
Camil is responsible for the development and expansion of all of Accor’s brands throughout Europe, working closely with investors, owners and partners and leading the development teams to increase Accor’s market share of new deal signings in Europe. Prior to joining Accor, Camil was Partner and Investment Director - Hospitality & Leisure at Patron Capital, a leading Pan-European private equity real estate investor representing approximately €4.0 billion of equity across several funds and related investments including 60+ multi-branded hotels throughout Europe. Camil led all aspects of origination, acquisition, underwriting, execution and asset management of Hospitality related investments.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive OfficerPellas Development Group
Costa Rica
Carlos Hernández has extensive experience in developing innovative and sustainable concepts in the urban planning, luxury hotels and real estate development sectors in remote or emerging destinations. As CEO of Pellas Development, he oversees a portfolio of development and investment of lands and resorts in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; for more of 1,000 million dollars. Among its most significant projects is the Development of the Mukul Hotel, Beach Golf & Spa (Auberge Resorts in Nicaragua) and the Hotel Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa (AMResorts in Costa Rica). Also has experience in various projects in Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and USA.
David Israeli
David Israeli
PartnerMondego Capital
Portugal
Dieter Kornek
Dieter Kornek
Head of Project ScoutingTUI Hotels & Resorts
Germany
Nearly25 years of experience in hotel development in various senior management positions. From 1995 to 2003 Director Development of ACCOR Hotels in Germany and Austria, from 2003-2011 Director Development of Motel One Group for European development of these Budget Design Hotels. In 2011 I joined TUI Hotels & Resorts, but after strategic change in hotel business I started in 2013 as Managing Director Development for Vienna based Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, being responsible for the growth of Falkensteiner in CEE. In 2017 I returned to TUI Group to manage the growth of Tui own hotels & resorts worldwide, especially TUI Blue, Club Robinson and Club Magic Life
Federico Moreno-Nickerson
Federico Moreno-Nickerson
VP Development Mexico & LatAmApple Leisure Group
USA
Joined ALG in July 2017 to support the expansion of the company’s footprint for AMResorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. Federico has over 30 years of experience in luxury hotel management, operations, destination / hotel marketing, and travel product development in the luxury space. Before joining ALG, he spent 13 years as director of product development at Classic Vacations, Expedia's luxury brand, responsible for Caribbean and Mexico. During this time he lead the Classic Caribbean portfolio to become the top selling travel region within the company. Before that, in his role as Senior Director of Marketing at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, for nearly a decade, he successfully opened the hotel in Mexico City and Punta Mita.
Felicity Black-Roberts
Felicity Black-Roberts
VP Acquisitions and DevelopmentHyatt Hotels & Resorts
United Kingdom
Felicity Black-Roberts joined Hyatt in 2016 in her current role as Vice President of Development. She is based in London and leads a team responsible for the development of Hyatt’s brand portfolio across Western Europe.
Since joining Hyatt, Felicity’s team has achieved significant milestones for the company including market entries in Dublin, Madrid, Biarritz and Barcelona along with brand debuts in London, Paris and Frankfurt. Felicity brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience working for brands such as Forte, Le Méridien, Starman and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Gary Cottle
Gary Cottle
CEOMetrikus
United Kingdom
I have spent nearly 30yrs in Financial Services across the globe. I have always been involved in real estate development focusing on urban regeneration in a personal capacity. I am now the CEO of a market leader in smart building technology focused on the built environment
Jared Melnik
Jared Melnik
Managing DirectorStarwood Capital Group
USA
Mr. Melnik joined KSL Capital Partners in September 2006. Previously, he worked as an investment banker in the Gaming and Leisure Groupe of Merrill Lynch. He holds a B.S. in Finance and International Business (magna cum laude) from New York University's Stern School of Business. Additionally, he is a CFA Chartholder.
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