October 18, 2023


    Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok


What is Hospitality Asia Series?

The Hospitality Asia Event Series is one of the most influential conference brands for tourism and lodging industry insiders.
Hotel Marketing & Revenue Conference (HMR), Hospitality Indonesia Conference (HIC), Hospitality Vietnam Conference (HVC), Hospitality Malaysia Conference (HMC), Hospitality Asia Forum (Singapore), Hospitality Philippines Conference (HPC), Hospitality Japan Conference (HJC) and other events focused on providing timely market insights that drive corporate strategy and growth. Unlike other CEO investment conferences, Hospitality Asia takes a slightly different approach. We often invite vice presidents and division managers who are involved in actual contract negotiations and day-to-day operations and who seem to have a deeper understanding of how a project works. In addition, consultants scattered throughout Asia provide diverse knowledge to plan high-level programs.


6th Hospitality PhilippinesConference #HPC2023

(September 6, 2023,at Marriott Manila)


2nd Hospitality ThailandConference #HTC2023

(October 18, 2023,at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn)


4th Hospitality Asia Forum #HAF2023

(November 21, 2023, at PARKROTYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore)


2nd Hospitality JapanConference #HJC2023

(November 28, 2023,at ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Osaka Japan)


7th Hospitality IndonesiaConference  #HIC2024

(January 30, 2024, at Le Meridien Jakarta)


7th Hospitality VietnamConference #HVC2024

(April 2-3, 2024,at Ho Chi Minh City)


4th Hospitality MalaysiaConference #HMC2024

(July 3, 2024,at Kuala Lumpur)


7th Hospitality PhilippinesConference #HPC2024

(September 4, 2024at Marriott Manila)


3rd Hospitality ThailandConference #HTC2024

(October 9at Bangkok)


3rd Hospitality JapanConference #HJC2024

(November 6, 2024,at Tokyo)


5th Hospitality Asia Forum #HAF2024

(November 20, 2023,at PARKROTYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore)

Delegate Breakdown






Countries Represented



Sponsors & Partners



Companies Represented



Social Media Coverage





Lead Sponsors & Partners

ongoing updates


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Silver Sponsor


NEC Corporation

Exhibitor Sponsor


Travel Daily

Media Partner


TTG Asia Media

Media Partner



Attending Specialist

Confirmed Speakers

Total of 60 speakers expected


Yann Gouriou

Unicorn HospitalityCEO


Sanjog Modgil

TCC Land International ThailandVice President Asset Management


Marciano Birjmohun

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)Senior Vice President – Business Development


Andrew Langston

Centara Hotels and ResortsSVP Global Business Development


Kirk Ellis

GenslerDirector of Hospitality


Cinta Masso



Oliver Berrivin

BWH HotelsVice President for International Operations (APAC)


Bousserind Comson

HotStatsBusiness Development Manager


Jamie Waring

Waring Wellbeing CompanyCEO/ Founder


Fenady Uriarte

Head of Business Development


Krid Kusumawalee

Kempinski HotelsDirector of Development, Asia Region (Excl. China)


Cyrill Czerwonka

BWH Hotel Group
Managing Director, Development APAC


Bert Bykes

CREATORS's and TheHYPE HotelsFounder & Creative Director


Mark van Ogtrop

Beacon Sky Hospitality, Co Ltd.Executive Director


Jaikar Singh Manchanda

Utopia CorporationOwner


Michael Belanger

GCP Hospitality
VP Commercial Strategy


Thomas Meier

DwpStudio Creative Director


Veera Sirirosjarus

Proud Group Co., Ltd.Chief Operating and Investment Officer


Vongsatorn Dancharoen

Central Pattana Realty Co.,LtdDirector of Sales


Jens Reichert

AccorVice President Development – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam


Sheldon Daniel Parent

HBADirector of Development, Asia


Michael Massey

Absolute World GroupGeneral Manager - Phuket Resort Operations & Director of Wellness


Vignesh Mani

Oakwood AsiaGeneral Manager


Jon Cannon

JLL Hotel & Hospitality GroupSenior Vice President – Hotel Asset Management Thailand and Vietnam


Bharath Satyavolu

ONYX Hospitality GroupVP - Revenue Management


Elena Orrù

The Pavilions Hotels and ResortsGeneral Manager | Acting Managing Director


Jeffrey Tay

Infinity Real Estate Holdings Co LtdGroup Executive Director


Neha Pandey

Leading Hotels Of The WorldAsia Pacific Director


Predee Pravichpaibul

BH2ILegal Director, Thailand


Paul John Hawco

Dusit InternationalCorporate Director of Wellness


Yiam Sreshthaputra

Ambassador Hotel Bangkok
Vice President - Hotel Operations


Lee Lin

Nobu HotelsRegional Director APAC


Anita Srisakulchawla

ASC Interior Co., Ltd.Executive Director


Tareq Bagaeen

aQedinaCEO & Founder


Karuna (Yves) Laosakhul

AccorHead of Development – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar


Karuna (Yves) Laosakhul

AccorHead of Development – Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar

Draft Agenda(Updated as of September 26, 2023)

We are at the moment organizing the programs and seeking for seasoned speakers from the local community to moderate/speak in panel discussions. If you are interested in speaking, please send below to: moc.aisa-ytilatipsoh%40gnow.airolg

  • 07:30 - 08:55Registration and Match & Meet

  • 08:55 - 09:00Welcome Remarks from the OrganizerSpeaker: Gloria Wong, Executive Director of Hospitality Asia

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    Data Talks

  • 09:00 - 09:20(KEYNOTE) How investments and hotel developments affect Thailand’s economy in a huge way?
    Speaker: Fenady Uriarte, Head of Business Development at STR

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    Property Owners' Track

  • 09:20 - 10:00(PANEL) Which Segments and Destinations are on Owners' Radar?
    Panelists:● Andrew Langston, SVP Global Business Development at Centara Hotels and Resorts● Marciano Birjmohu, Senior Vice President – Business Development at Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC)● Mark van Ogtrop, Executive Director at Beacon Sky Hospitality, Co Ltd.● Krid Kusumawalee, Director of Development, Asia Region (Excl. China) at Kempinski Hotels● Jeffrey Tay, Group Executive Director at Infinity Real Estate Holdings Co Ltd

  • 10:00 - 10:40(PANEL) Hotel Properties Acquisition & Expansion: How owners and operators are creating competitive edge in a dynamic market?
    Owners and operators, determined to turn their luck around after a rough patch, are ready to roll up their sleeves and capitalize on the expected rise in international arrivals. They are all set to give it their all and boost profits, leaving those losses in the rearview mirror. There are potential investment opportunities that may arise from the property purchase, as improvements in market sentiment contribute to a reduction in the price disparity between sellers' and buyers' expectations. This session will explore the involvement of domestic and international investors in the dynamic realm of property acquisition.
    Moderator: Jaikar Singh Manchanda, Owner at Utopia Corporation
    Panelists:● Jens Reichert, Vice President for Development at Accor

  • 10:40 - 11:10Morning Tea Break + 1-1 Business Matching

  • 11:10 - 11:50(PANEL) Investment Portfolio Management: Enhancing Profitability while Promoting Sustainable Development
    Panelists:● Veera Sirirosjarus, Chief Operating and Investment Officer at Proud Group Co., Ltd.● Wipawee Peamsilpakulchorn, Head of Business Development for SEA at TUI BLUE Hotels & Resorts

  • 11:50 - 12:10(KEYNOTE) Hotel Capital Market: Revealing Trends and Transformations in the Local Investment Scene

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    Brand DNA Track

  • 12:10 - 12:50(PANEL) Cracking the Code: Strategies for Engaging Diverse Target Demographics
    Panel Discussion:Chinese visitors may start arriving as early as the third quarter. Simultaneously, there will be a high demand for hotel rooms in Europe during the summer season. How can hotels effectively cater to the distinct needs of guests from various demographics and implement appropriate strategies to reach out to them? This session will explore the question at hand, featuring in-depth discussions led by prominent operators and branding experts.
    Panelists:● David Roberts, AVP - Development at Dusit International

  • 12:50 - 14:00
    Lunch Break + 1-1 Business Matching

  • 14:00 - 14:50(PANEL) Renovation and Rebranding: Embracing Distinction and Ascending to the Ever-Evolving Trends
    Panel Discussion:Hotel rebranding is a concept that has been around for some time, but there are currently some emerging trends. The recent increase in hotel rebrands can be attributed to the substantial impact on operations caused by the prolonged decline in travel. Many hotels have either changed ownership or made renovations to their properties to cater to the changing preferences of travellers. This session will explore current rebranding trends that are prevalent among business owners and major brands, as well as how they are establishing a unique identity for their new brand, thereby unlocking new market opportunities.
    Moderator:● Sanjog Modgil, Vice President Asset Management at TCC Land International Thailand
    Panelists:● Rei Matsuda, CEO at Koko Global Hospitality (Thailand) Co., Ltd.● Tim Sargeant, Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Explorar Hotels & Resorts● Thomas Meier, Studio Creative Director at dwp● Sheldon Daniel Parent, Director of Development, Asia at HBA● Lee Lin, Director APEC, NOBU Hospitality

  • 14:50 - 15:10
    (KEYNOTE) Reserved for Commercial Partner

  • 15:10 - 15:50(PANEL) Navigating the Pros and Cons of the different management models: Making the Right Choice for Your Hotel
    Panelists:● Marek Przeorski, Cluster General Manager at Metadee Concept Hotel● Yann Gouriou, CEO at Unicorn Hospitality

  • 15:50 - 16:20Afternoon Tea Break + 1-1 Business Matching 

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    Design Track

  • 16:20 - 17:00(PANEL) Elevating the Design Frontiers of Future Hotels: Where Innovation Meets Luxury
    Panel Discussion:There is no denying that the demarcation of design boundaries has become increasingly ambiguous. When conceptualizing and implementing a hotel space, it is important to take into account the growing need for flexibility. Space management is no longer limited to a single dimension as functions start to integrate. Given the prevailing trend of wellness and the rising customer expectations, augmented hospitality is now essential. During this session, hotel owners and designers will come together to discuss how they are crafting their accommodations by combining functional and aesthetic elements to cater to their guests' needs.
    Panelists:● Jirawat Pisitpongsa, Business Development AVP at Singha Estate Public Company Limited● Bert Bykes, Founder & Creative Director at CREATORS's and TheHYPE Hotels

  • 17:00 - 17:40(PANEL) How Hotels Embrace Eco-friendly Measures in Green Building and Architecture?

  • 17:40 - 18:00Lucky Draws + Group Photo

  • 07:30 - 08:55Registration and Match & Meet

  • 08:55 - 09:00Welcome Remarks from the Organizer

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    Data Talks

  • 09:00 - 09:20(KEYNOTE) Reserved for HotStats
    Speaker: Bousserind Comson, Business Development Manager at HotStats

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    Hotel Technology Track

  • 09:20 - 10:00(PANEL) Emerging Technological Trends in the Thailand Hospitality Industry
    Panel Discussion:The increasing running costs are placing a significant burden on hospitality managers, compelling them to operate their properties with utmost efficiency and maximise the value of each booking. Many hotels and resorts are turning to technology in order to enhance guest loyalty and satisfaction, as well as improve the overall efficiency and profitability of their businesses. This session will explore emerging technology trends that are significantly impacting the Thai hospitality industry and their potential implications for overall management.

  • 10:00 - 10:20(KEYNOTE) Unleashing the Power of AI: From Customer Data to Operational Efficiency
    Panel Discussion:The hospitality industry is constantly seeking ways to enhance the guest experience and optimise operational efficiency. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is one of the most recent and widely discussed developments in the industry. AI is revolutionising the operations of hospitality businesses, with advancements such as chatbots, predictive messaging, context and sentiment analysis, and machine translation. During this session, a panel of hospitality technology experts will delve into the transformative impact of AI on the industry, the benefits and challenges associated with implementing AI in hospitality, and provide real-world examples to illustrate its practical applications.

  • 10:20 - 10:40(KEYNOTE) Reserved for Alcatel Lucent

  • 10:40 - 11:10Morning Tea Break + 1-1 Business Matching

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    Revenue Rebound Track

  • 11:10 - 11:50(PANEL) Driving a GOP % for Luxury Hotel through Increasing Revenue or Cost Saving
    Panelists:● Manish Nambiar, Vice President Operations, South East Asia at Kempinski Hotels and Managing Director of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok● Jon Cannon, Senior Vice President – Hotel Asset Management Thailand and Vietnam at JLL Hotel & Hospitality Group● Vongsatorn Dancharoen, Director of Sales at Central Pattana Realty Co.,Ltd

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    Distribution Track

  • 11:50 - 12:30(PANEL) Hotel Distribution: Harmonizing Channel Mix to Maximize Booking Performance
    Panel Discussion:Each hotel has a specific combination of distribution channels that is considered optimal. There is no universally applicable formula for determining the ideal distribution mix for all hotels. The selection of channel mix is determined by various factors including geographical location, reputation, service offerings, etc. During this session, experienced hoteliers specialising in sales and distribution will discuss the importance of selecting suitable distribution channels and maximizing their potential to enhance performance.
    Panelists:● Vignesh Mani, General Manager at Oakwood Asia● Michael Belanger, VP Commercial Strategy at GCP Hospitality● Cinta Masso, CCO at Hotelverse● Bharath Satyavolu, Vice President – Revenue Management at ONYX Hospitality

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    Operation Optimizations Track

  • 12:30 - 13:10
    (KEYNOTE) Hotel Digitization: How Biometrics is Enriching the Seamless Guest Experience?

  • 13:10 - 14:00Lunch Break + 1-1 Business Matching

  • 14:00 - 14:40(PANEL) Cultivating Talents and Promoting Inclusivity Among Next Gen Thai Hoteliers
    Panel Discussion:Given the current staffing challenges that the hotel industry is facing, it is crucial to adopt new strategies that attract and engage the next generation of hoteliers. Investing in the development of human capital is likely to result in a greater return on investment in the future. To effectively address this challenge, it is important to align hiring efforts with various factors such as ethical values, skill sets, diversity and inclusion, and long-term career goals.
    Panelists:● Olivier Berrivin, Vice President for International Operations (APAC) at BWH Hotels

  • 14:40 - 15:20(PANEL) How Productivity Optimisation Tools Improve Efficiency of hotels?
    Panel Discussion:Regardless of the current conditions in the local market or the overall macroeconomic environment, the hotel industry will consistently remain competitive, particularly in the realm of corporate business. Beating the competition can be a significant challenge for hotels. In order to ensure success, hoteliers must discover strategies to enhance sales and productivity, enabling them to maintain a competitive edge. An effective approach to achieving this goal is to integrate B2B CRM software and utilize data analysis tools in their marketing and sales plans. During this session, hotel operators and technology providers will discuss the current challenges faced in hotel operations and explore the latest tools available to enhance productivity.

  • 15:20 - 15:50Afternoon Tea Break + 1-1 Business Matching

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    Guest Experience Track

  • 15:50 - 16:20(PANEL) Wellness Tourism & Concepts: A Glimpse into the Current State and Future Offerings
    Panel Discussion:Guest decision-making has increasingly prioritised holistic health and prevention. People nowadays expect to be able to continue their healthy lifestyles and wellness routines even when they are away from home. This topic delves into the convergence of the expanding wellness tourism industry in Thailand and explores strategies for Thai hotels to enhance the appeal and personalization of their services and offerings.
    Panelists:● Michael Massey, General Manager - Phuket Resort Operations & Director of Wellness at Absolute World Group Jamie Waring, CEO/Founder at Waring Wellbeing Company

  • 16:20 - 17:00(PANEL) How Hotels are Implementing ESG Practices to Elevate the Premium Guest Experience?
    Panelists:● Yogendran Devarajan, General Manager at Elysium Resorts Sdn Bhd

  • 17:00 - 17:30Lucky Draws + Group Photo

Floor Plan


Room Booking at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok

Special Room Rate:

  • Superior Room (Single Occupancy) 

    THB 3,600.00

    includes breakfast 

  • Superior Room (Twin Occupancy)

    THB 4,000.00 

    includes breakfast 

  • Superior Sky Room (Single Occupancy) 

    THB 4,000.00 

    include breakfast 

  • Superior Sky Room (Twin Occupancy)

    THB 4,400.00 

    includes breakfast 

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