5th Hospitality Philippines Conference
October 25-26, 2022 @Marriott Manila
07:30 - 08:55 Registration and Match & Meet
08:55 - 09:00Welcome Remarks from the Organizer
Speaker:● Gloria Wong, Executive Director of Hospitality Asia
09:00 - 09:20(KEYNOTE) The Way Forward: Tourism Beyond the Pandemic
Tourism was one of, if not the most, affected industries by the pandemic—this on top of recurring crises such as natural calamities and fortuitous events. Recognizing such and moving forward, the Department of Tourism is focused on establishing institutional changes in the promise of showing the world a distinct Filipino brand of travel and tourism.
Speaker: ● Atty. Elaine Bathan, Undersecretary for Legal and Special Concerns and Chief of Staff of Philippine Department of Tourism
Property Owners' Track
09:20 - 09:40(KEYNOTE) Philippines Outlook: Resetting the Investment Landscape
Key discussion points:● What is the current investment appetite of developers, lenders and owners? ● What hotel models are suited to mitigate risks? ● Which destinations are ideal for resort development?
Speaker:● Cyndy Tan Jarabata, CEO of Tajara Hospitality Group
09:40 - 10:30(PANEL) Investment Destination Trends
Key discussion points:● Are investment tourism opportunities the same as the recent pre-pandemic phase or have new destination opportunities opened up?● Are the unpopular hidden gems or secondary cities lucrative in terms of investment or should the investment focus still be in the key areas?
Moderator:● Garry A. Garcia, Regional Director - Philippines of Swiss-Belhotel International
Panelists:● Jojo Romarx Salas, National Executive Vice President of Philippine Association of Realty Consultants and Specialists (PARCS)● Ramzy Fenianos, Chief Development Officer -- APAC of Radisson Hotel Group● Claro Cordero Jr., Director of Cushman & Wakefield● Armand Steinmeyer, Vice President for Business Development of The Ascott Limited● Atty. Ruperto "Nino" F. Aquino, Tourism Enterprise Zone Regulation Department Manager of Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprises Zone Authority (TIEZA)
10:30 - 11:10Morning Tea Break & Match and Meet
11:10 - 11:50(PANEL) Integrated Resorts: Beyond Casinos
Key discussion points:● what are the associated products to be added onto the IR? ● What are the lessons learned in managing a casino-centric property? ● What strategies have been adopted during and post-pandemic?
Moderator:● Alfred Lay, Head of Hotels & Hospitality of Leechiu Property Consultants
Panelists:● Jose Angel V. Sueiro, Chief Operating Officer of PH Resorts ● Munif Hakan Dagtas, Chief Operating Officer of Travellers International Hotel Group● Andrew Langston, Senior Vice President Business Development of Centara Hotels & Resorts
11:50 - 12:30(PANEL) Branded Residences in Focus
Key discussion points:● There is huge opportunity to continue developing in this field but it is dependent on local infrastructure, developer credibility, and sustainable model. Has it now become the new norm? ● What are the pros and cons of the products? ● After the excitement of selling, will the management be as simple?
Moderator:● Cyndy Tan Jarabata, CEO of Tajara Hospitality Group
Panelists:● Andrew Langdon, SVP Development Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea of Accor● David Roberts, Assistant Vice President, Development of Dusit International
12:30 - 13:40Lunch Break + Match & Meet
Brand DNA Track
13:40 - 14:20(PANEL) Filipino Brand DNA: The Local Strategy of Hotel Brands
Brand DNA is the essence of the identity in businesses, defining what is unique and distinguishable from competitors. As of present, people now look for brands that make consumers feel part of a broader community but at the same time grounded in home culture.
Moderator:● Hanky Lee III, Innkeeper of The Henry Hotel
Panelists:● Michelle Barretto, CEO & Founder of Vitamin B, Inc. ● James Montenegro, Country Manager of Chroma Hospitality ● Cleofe Albiso, Managing Director of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts● Paolo Campillo, General Manager of Robinsons Hotels and Resorts
14:20 - 14:40(KEYNOTE) Panasonic Total Solutions
As we move forward in recovering from the pandemic, Panasonic would like to further strengthen partnership and continuously gain trust by combining our key products to give better solutions in the field of Smart Controls, Energy Savings, Customer Safety and Building Security.
Speaker:● Yosuke Tanaka, B2B Marketing Group , Group Manager of Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corp
14:40 - 15:00(KEYNOTE) Philips Professional HTV Solutions
Maximum impact, interactive displays, built for results and designed to impress. Learn more about professional display solutions with complete guest experience for In-Room entertainment intended to provide nothing but the best value for investment.
Speaker:● Lawrence Lim, SE Asia Regional Manager of MMD Singapore Pte Ltd
15:00 - 15:20(KEYNOTE) Sustainable Energy Solutions in Strengthening the Recovery and Resiliency of the Philippines Hospitality and Tourism Industry
The presentation focuses on solutions that will help us to be more efficient in the way we use energy, redesign our facilities that will help us with our bottomline, and at the same, help offload our power grid and reduce carbon emissions, and other means to be able to attain business stability.
Speaker:● Ma. Cecilia Domingo, Vice President and Head of Meralco Enterprise and National Government Segment
15:20 - 16:00Afternoon Tea Break + Match & Meet
16:00 - 16:50(PANEL) New Design Paradigms: Urban Resorts and City Hotels
Key discussion points:● Which cities in the Philippines are excellent urban resort locations and what sustainability concepts work best? ● Would there be components of planning, architecture and interior pointers to make the guest experiences of the long-staying guests better?
Moderator:● Arch. Cathy Saldaña, CEO & Managing Director of PDP Achitects
Panelists:● Norman Agleron, Partner & Principal of HBA Manila ● Angela Spathonis, Managing Director of Gensler ● Rebecca Plaza, Managing Director of Plaza Partners● José Cláudio Silva, Design Principal of 10 Design ● Samuele Martelli, Senior Associate Director of Benoy
16:50 - 17:30(PANEL) Managing Construction Risks for Owners and Developers
In this session, the panel speakers will discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the construction industry and best practices for owners and developers when responding to these challenges.
Moderator:● Anthony Mariano, Executive Vice President of Triumph Development Corporation
Panelists:● Samuel R. Lamorena, Vice President - Engineering & Technical Services of Filinvest Development Corporation● Jeremiah Pampolina, VP - Investor Relations & Corporate Planning | Chief Compliance Officer of Sta. Lucia Land● Jed De Guzman, COO - Lead Design Architect of Bamboo Bootcamp
17:30Closing of Day 1
07:30 - 8:55Registration and Match & Meet
08:55 - 09:00
Welcome Remarks from the Organizer
Speaker:● Gloria Wong, Executive Director of Hospitality Asia
09:00 - 09:20 (KEYNOTE) STR Data Dash: Key Industry Trends for Philippine Hotels
Dive deep into hospitality recoveries in Asia and understand the dents of the current macro-economic factors to the Philippine hotels' bottom line, sharing insights and unique analysis to spark meaningful conversations within the Philippine hospitality industry.
Speaker:● Fenady Uriarte, Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia of STR
09:20 - 09:40(KEYNOTE) Adapt New Strategies to Identify Hidden Revenue Opportunities
Key discussion points:● In this session, we will share with you the best practices to identify hidden revenue opportunities beyond hotel rooms to achieve total revenue performance.
Speaker:● Sandy Wee, Senior Regional Director of Sales of IDeaS Revenue Solutions
09:40 - 10:20(PANEL) Revenue Management: Past, Present and Future Outlook
Key discussion points:1. How has Revenue Management changed pre-Covid, during Covid and after Covid?2. What lessons have we learned in forecasting and yielding during the last 2 years of Covid and how will you take it into future?3. Is Rate Parity important anymore? What has changed? Or what will you change?
Moderator: ● Sunish P Sadasivan, CRME, Vice President of E-Commerce & Revenue Management of Chroma Hospitality
Panelists:● Suzette Go, Director of Revenue Management of Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts ● Ivan Cintado, Director APAC of The Hotels Network● Maria Clarissa Delos Ama, Group General Manager of Roxaco Asia Hospitality Corporation
10:20 - 11:00Morning Tea Break & Match and Meet
Operation Optimization Track
11:00 - 11:40(PANEL) Technology in Hospitality Industry
Key discussion points:● The discussion in this panel will evolve on the latest technology solutions integrated in hotel properties, and how hotel operations will benefit in the era of digital transformation.
Moderator:● Robert John Horrigan, CEO & Lead Founder of Horrigan Hospitality
Panelists:● Francis Adrian Viernes, AVP, Department Head of Projects / Data Analytics of Megaworld Corporation● Miguel Capistrano III, Founder and CEO of Daystay
11:40 - 12:20(PANEL) Combating Operational Challenges
Key discussion points:● This session will likewise talk about notable changes that optimized operational processes, including corresponding learnings the recent times had taught the hospitality industry.
Moderator:● Colin Healy, General Manager of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Panelists:● Ma. Celeste B. Romualdo, General Manager of The Linden Suites ● Janice Tiambeng, General Manager of Discovery Suites● Bruce Winton, Multi-Property Vice President; General Manager Marriott Manila● Alfred M. Reyes, Vice President Operations & GM of Bai Hotel Cebu
12:20 - 14:00Lunch Break & Match and Meet
Guest Xperience Track
14:00 - 14:40(PANEL) Adapting to Meet New Guest Expectations
Key discussion points:● What has changed and how are the hotels innovating itself to satisfy the new expectations set by the guest of today?
Moderator:● Jorge Vilanova, Group General Manager for Marivent Hotels & Resorts of Las Casas Filipinas / Marivent Resort Hotel Inc.
Panelists:● Janine Mariel M. Huang, Head for Marketing & Sales of Millennial Resort Corporation (Landco)● Chris Cho, VP Development - Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Korea & Maldives of Accor● Craig Bond, Managing Director of La Vie Hotels & Resorts
14:40 - 15:20(PANEL) Leveraging on Data to Drive Direct Booking Strategies For All Business Sizes
Moderator:● Blessy Townes, Vice President & Head of Digital Marketing and Branding of Discovery Hospitality Corporation
Panelists:● Samantha Catabas Manuel, Group Director of Digital Marketing & Reputation Management of Megaworld Hotels & Resorts● Sarah Pante, Director of Hotels and Property Partners of RedDoorz
15:20 - 15:40Lucky Draws + Group Photos
15:40 - 16:30Media Interviews + Post Event Networking
16:30Closing of Day 2