Quito will host Sahic in September 2019
The Ecuadorian capital will host the conference on investments in hospitality and tourism in Latin America
The SAHIC experience opens its doors to the hotel, tourism and real estate community of Ecuador, to promote trade opportunities in the region, through the annual hotel and tourism investment conference that provides networking spaces with international representatives of the sector, This next September 16 and 17 at the Swissotel.
In this new edition of SAHIC, business tools will be given to increase the flow of the hotel sector and boost the economy. The headquarters will be Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which will once again expose the continent and the world, its quality as a business and congress destination, as it has a single network of convention centers, which includes modern spaces and others located in heritage buildings), as well as luxury and first category hotels with spaces for meetings and conferences.
“SAHIC is the ideal conference that will connect the businessmen of the tourism and hotel sector of the country, in an event that will cross the trade borders of South America and the world, to achieve a successful meeting that will positively boost the regional industry, being this, the third time that Ecuador enjoys this enriching activity, ”says Arturo García Rosa, president of SAHIC.
On the other hand, María Fernanda Garcés, secretary of Productive Development and Competitiveness of the Municipality of Quito said that the municipal policy establishes that tourism management for the city is integral; with the aim that those who visit Quito “live a unique and wonderful experience for everything our city offers; its history, culture, gastronomy, green tourism and adventure. That make Quito a world class tourist destination. ”
Currently, this activity is the third source of income in Ecuador and has been positively transformed in recent years and becomes a topic of great interest for investors looking to do business or expand their hotel trade network; What better opportunity than through the SAHIC conference.
The mega diverse country, covers four regions that can be visited in a short period of time due to its proximity, which is a great advantage; In addition, appreciate various ecosystems, flora and fauna endemic to each place, majestic landscapes, cuisine of each region and facilities for access to hospitality and hospitality services.
For the Vice Minister of Tourism, Mariano Proaño, the tourism sector is in a period of expansion and growth. During 2018 the income of foreign exchange for tourism was USD 1,879M in relation to USD 1,554M in 2017. In this context, the Ministry of Tourism developed the Project “Business Investment and Climate in the tourism sector”, with the objective of increase investments and strengthen the country's economic system. A portfolio of investment opportunities has also been created with an approximate amount of USD 590M (a database of projects, land, establishments, etc., focused on the tourism sector, in need of financing, sale of shares, direct sales , public-private alliances, concession, joint venture, among others).
The event will feature networking spaces; Thematic discussion tables and the assistance of key industry figures, who will give lectures on market trends. This year, SAHIC will feature Gaurav Bhushan, Accor Global Chief Development Officer, with more than 4,800 hotels, resorts & residences and operates more than 3,000 luxury homes worldwide; Fahad Siddiqui, founder of The Collective, the world's first coliving company, based in London; and, Casa Campus, developer and operator of coliving largest in South America; Jorge Melero, CEO of Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the largest hotel portfolio in the luxury segment of the region, with 1,700 rooms, 6 international brands and more than 2,000 employees; and, Franciso Levine, CEO of Atton Hotels, global hotel chain.
To complement the SAHIC experience, the conference offers a segment known as “inspirational talks”, with talks with prestigious guests who tell about their trajectory in the industry. This year will participate: Carla Barboto, CEO & co-founder of Pakari, Ecuadorian brand of successful chocolates in the global market; Martín Pittaluga, owner of the La Huella restaurant in Uruguay; and, Carl Emberson, director of Punta Mita and hotel executive with more than 20 years of experience.
On this occasion, Quito, the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity, will expose the visitors of SAHIC, the impressive architecture of its Historic Center.