After announcing that the headquarters of the eighteenth edition will be the Peruvian capital, the organizers of SAHIC Latin America & the Caribbean reveal the agenda and the first speakers of their meeting scheduled for March 11 and 12 of this year.
The meeting, which has the support of important institutions, government organizations and companies such as Marriott; Accor; Hyatt; Aimbridge; Best Western Hotels; Wyndham; Ministry of Tourism of Brazil; Mandarin Oriental; Lighthouse; STR and EDSA, will begin with a ceremony in which the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru, Juan Carlos Mathews, and Angélica Matsuda, Executive President of PROMPERÚ will accompany the President and CEO of SAHIC, Arturo García Rosa.
On the morning of the first day, “A look at the world economy” presented by Reinier Schliesser, Principal Economist of the Latin American Development Bank and graduate of the school of public policy and government at Harvard University (KSG), will continue on the agenda; “A review of the current situation of the hotel sector in the region”, presented by the Senior Area Director of the prestigious consulting firm STR, Patricia Boo and an interesting perspective on the Impact of Hospitality on Real Estate Development, presented by Damián Tabakman, the businessman, teacher, lecturer and leader of the sector recognized throughout Latin America as one of the most influential actors in the real estate sector.
Likewise, and as it has always done, the SAHIC conference reserves a special place in its business program to address a key issue on the agenda of the sector and the world: Climate Change. This year, specialist Camila Rodriguez Taylor, Senior Climate Advisor at the International Development Bank (IDB Invest) and master's degree in Climate Change from Yale University, will bring to the meeting stage a presentation with the latest relevant data and a call reminder to action for the SAHIC audience as decision makers and makers of the industry, and of the change that the planet needs.
For his part, Thomas Dubaere, CEO Accor Americas in the Premium, Midscale & Economy division for Accor, will be a keynote at SAHIC 2024. About the chain's participation, Thomas commented: “We are very happy to participate again in SAHIC, since The event is one of the most important in Latin America and contributes to the development of new businesses. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with other players in the tourism and hotel market.”
Regarding its break-out sessions, SAHIC proposes a fruitful format in which all participants are protagonists and speakers called TRT by its acronym in English: Thematic Round Tables. At its 2024 meeting, participants will have the opportunity to choose between the following discussion tables:
Mergers, Acquisitions and Developments in the Hotel Industry
Innovation vs ROI: Navigating the Design and Technology Revolution in the Hospitality Sector without losing focus on ROI
The potential of secondary and tertiary cities and investment corridors in Latin America and the Caribbean
Funding strategy: Funds, Banks, Investment Consultants and Advisors
“After 18 editions over more than 15 years, we can affirm that we know perfectly well the value that SAHIC has in achieving the ambitious objectives that the members of our community have. In each edition, we work mainly to surprise attendees, provide topics and data that the business community that follows us needs, and fundamentally - as we are always one step ahead - we provide topics that help envision the future." commented Arturo García Rosa, President and CEO of the SAHIC Group.