Today SAHIC 2020 begins

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Today SAHIC 2020 begins
Arturo García Rosa, SAHIC
Mon October 05, 2020

The Investment Conference in Hotels and Tourism for the Latin American and Caribbean community will hold its Virtual Conference between today and tomorrow

With the support of its sponsors and team, committed to promoting regional collaboration, SAHIC offers a completely online conference to discuss the present and future of the industry.
For Arturo García Rosa, President and Founder of SAHIC, “The crisis we are facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak has become a daily challenge. As part of the industry, we feel the need to send an encouraging message and to facilitate the meeting and exchange between all the members of our community. "
The conference includes thematic round tables (TRT), essential industry content from renowned global speakers and networking opportunities aimed at promoting business in the hotel industry and tourism development throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Unlike a webinar, the virtual experience has been designed to offer the same benefits as a face-to-face event, offering interactive applications that will provide interaction focused on offering an encounter with interactive features that will provide valuable interaction to build alliances and explore future projects.
Speakers. The program brings together more than 100 recognized leaders and references in the industry. Some of those confirmed are:

Elie Maalouf - CEO the Americas, InterContinental Hotels
Brian King - President Caribbean & Latin America, Marriott
Patrick Mendes - CEO South America, Accor
Frances Gonzalez - Vice President Operations Latin America at Radisson Hotel Group
Ted Middleton - Senior Vice President Development Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton
Daniel Piana - Principal, DPA & D Architecture & Design
Juliana Gómez Peláez - Director for Foreign Direct Investment, North America, ProColombia
Patricia Boo and Rico Louw - STR
Gloria Guevara - President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
Federico Stubbe Jr. - CEO, Prisa Group
Herman Bern Jr. - President, Bern Hotels & Resorts
Fernando Poma - Vice President & Managing Director, Real Hotels & Resorts, the hotel division of Grupo Poma
Sandra Ro - CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC)
Susie Vowinkel - Industry Director Travel, Google
Olivier Ponti - Vice President Insight, ForwardKeys
Hilen Meirovich - Head of Division in charge of Advisory Services, IDB Invest. Head responsible for the Climate Change agenda
Natalia Bayona - Senior Expert on Innovation and Digital Transformation, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Diego Arrosa Shaw - CEO, America Uruguay Corporation
Felix Antelo - President & CEO Viva Air Group
Hugo Desenzani - CEO, Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Matías de Cristobal Schatz - Managing Director, AWASI
Diane Edwards, President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation - JAMPRO
Isabel de Caires - Director Investment Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
José Cunha - Latin America Certification Director, Bureau Veritas
Ana Paradela - Director Business Development, LATAM, Mexico & Caribbean, Expedia Group
Robert McCall - Managing Director, GTIS Partners
Francisco Andragnes - Chief Executive Officer, Metrobuildings
Rogerio Basso - Head of Tourism, IDB Invest
Cristián Roberts Castro - President, PRIME
Ilan Marcoschamer - Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality and Tourism, Banco Sabadell
Jonathan Alvarado - Director, Vertex Private Equity Investors / Vertex Real Estate Investors
Angela Musgrove - Senior Vice President Investor Services at Invest Turks & Caicos
Carl Emberson - Director Operations & Marketing, Punta Mita

The program will also feature an in-depth conversation with representatives of the governments of important destinations in the Caribbean and Central America, interviewed by Peter Greenberg - Travel Editor, CBS News.
Topics on the agenda. As the main hotel and tourism conference in Latin America and the Caribbean organized in the region, SAHIC 2020 proposes to cover a complete selection of topics related to the current climate of the industry in this part of the world. The interactive program sessions include: the economic impact of COVID-19 in our industry and strategies to cope with it, possible future scenarios and how to detect opportunities in an unfavorable reality, the influence of technology, new trends in the industry, sustainability , the investment climate in hospitality and conversions, among other challenges of the new normal.

Featured. The two-day virtual event will feature nine hours of interactive content and essential industry insights from global speakers on the main “live” stage, and in sessions and panel discussions. In addition, live and “face-to-face” networking and a virtual exhibition of the event sponsors. As a Latin American conference aimed at a global audience, it will provide simultaneous translation (English - Spanish) in all sessions.
"Latin America and the Caribbean are very important development regions for the hotel and tourism industry, and we look forward to deepening the opportunities that the future that this new normal holds at our conference this year," says García Rosa.
For more information about the program, speakers and how to register


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