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    October 5-6, 2022

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INDOCHINA, spearheaded by Vietnam, is increasingly appealing for hotel investment due to its strong economic growth

The quality of infrastructure and hotels in Vietnam has improved considerably over the last few years, and this has led, and will continue to lead, to a more stable and resilient tourism market. Thailand and Singapore are at the centre of Asia’s growing travel and tourism industry, this no doubt signals exciting times ahead. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnamese real estate is experiencing strong growth in the past year, and hotel investment is riding that growth.
Hospitality Vietnam Conference will be an astounding conference serving the tourism leisure industry, Hospitality industry professional which will cover the topics of new tourism destinations, hotel & resort Investment, design & sustainability, project development & lifecycle asset management, brand DNA, technology innovation, marketing & distribution and a lot more.
Hospitality Vietnam Conference is part of Escom’s Asia Hospitality Series Events and the 2022 event will be the 5th edition in Vietnam.

4th HospitalityVietnam Conference

April 10-11, 2019 @Hotel Nikko Saigon

    241 Total Attendees

    38% - Property Developer / Investor / Owner

    17% - Hotel Operator (Chain & Independent) / Property Manager

    23% - Designer / Architect / Contractor / Lawyer

    22% - Vendor / Supplier

Delegate Demography

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241

Attendees

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23

Sponsors & Partners

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11%

Countries Represented

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45

Speakers

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78%

From Vietnam

Sponsors & Partners

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TUI BLUE Hotels & Resorts

Dinner Sponsor

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Panasonic Air-Conditioning Vietnam

Exhibitor Sponsor

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IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Exhibitor Sponsor

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TKHS

Exhibitor Sponsor

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Rentokil Initial

Exhibitor Sponsor

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Matterport

Exhibitor Sponsor

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HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems

Exhibitor Sponsor

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Restaurant Association Vietnam

Association Partner

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Vietnam Hotel Manager Association

Association Partner

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Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portal - Vietnam

Association Partner

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Cision PR Newswire

Media Partner

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Oriental Media Vietnam

Media Partner

Confirmed Speakers

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Tran To Uyen (Kay)

Director of Commerce

MIK GROUP

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Alan Cerutti

Co-founder/CEO

Happiness Saigon

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Bobby McGill

Founder/ Publisher

Branding in Asia

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Lam Do

Development Director

Hilton

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José Cláudio Silva

Design Principal

10 Design

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Harry Thaliwal

CEO

Cross Hotels and Resorts

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Leo Nguyen

Director of Occupier Strategy and Solutions

Knight Frank

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Craig Bond

Managing Director

La Vie Hotels & Resorts

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Cuong Nguyen

Managing Director

Clavis Aurea

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Hoang Tien

Deputy Secretary General

Vietnam Digital Communications Association

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Andrew Langdon

SVP Development Asia

ACCOR

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Neha Pandey

Director of Business Performance, Asia Pacific

Leading Hotels of the World

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Gonzalo Maceda

Head of Development South East Asia

Melia Hotels International

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Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn

Director

Horwath HTL

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Viet Anh Vu

Development Director Vietnam

ACCOR

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Gaurang Khemka

Founder & Design Director

Urbnarc Pte Ltd

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Yann Gouriou

CEO

Unicorn Hospitality

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Jean-Philippe Beghin

Managing Director

All-The-Angles

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Armand Steinmeyer

Vice President

The Ascott Limited

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Fenady Uriarte

Business Development

STR

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Eudo Chan

Director, Development

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

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Miquel Angel

Head of Human Resources & Quality Management Working Group

Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB)

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Kenneth Atkinson

Founder and Senior Adviser

Grant Thornton Vietnam

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John Gardner

CEO

Archipelago Indochina

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Hylton Lipkin

General Manager

Alba Wellness Valley By Fusion

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Andre Zina

Country Director - Architect- Interior Designer

T3 Architects

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Kevin Beauvais

CEO

FUSION HOTEL GROUP

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Alan Christie

Executive Vice President

JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

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Teodoro Lenarez Gaor

General Manager

Hung Thinh Hospitality

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Sandy Wee

Senior Regional Director of Sales

IDeaS Revenue Solutions

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Angela Spathonis

Managing Director

Gensler

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Nuno Ribeiro

Senior Lecturer and Research Cluster Lead

RMIT Vietnam

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David Kaye

Brand Director

Wink Hotels

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Craig Douglas

COO

The Grand Ho Tram Strip

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Carolina Fagnani

Senior Director of Business Development SEAP

Radisson Hotel Group

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Thu Le Thi Viet

CEO

Nova Hospitality

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Jit Ng

Chief Marketing Officer

Hoiana Resort & Golf

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David Jackson

CEO

Colliers Vietnam

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Karan Kaul

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Absolute Hotel Services

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Chau Than

Business Development Director

Dreamplex

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Sebastien Favre

Development & Asset Management Director

Club Med

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Paul Volodarsky

Senior Legal Adviser and Deputy Head of Regional Real Estate & Construction Practice

DFDL

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Franck Droin

General Manager

Mandarin Oriental Saigon

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Angela Spathonis

Managing Director

Gensler

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Vlad Savin

Head of Business Development

Acclime Vietnam

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Hanh Tran

Partner; Deputy Managing Director

DFDL Vietnam

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Rayvees Goh

Director

Uncommon Land

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James Young

Vice President

WMC Group

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Herbert Laubichler-Picher

Managing Director

Alma Cam Ranh Resort

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David Roberts

Assistant Vice President, Development

Dusit International

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Lucas Truong

Managing Director

Hospitality Creative Solutions

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Queenie Nguyen

Director of Development

Best Western Hotels and Resorts

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Andre Pierre Gentzsch

General Manager of Ariyana Tourism Complex

Ariyana Tourism Complex

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Yasin Munshi

AVP Development, South-East Asia

Minor Hotels

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Minh Nguyen

Director of Hospitality Development

IDS Equity Holdings

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Atilla Erda

Co-Founder & CEO

Skool Hospitality

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Tam Nguyen

CEO

W Business Center

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Minh Ha

Country Representative, Hotel Development

Marriott International

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Loi Pham Ngoc

Director of Digital Transformation - Hospitality Division

Phu Long Real Estates Corporation

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Rakesh Singh

Country Manager, Vietnam & Commercial Director, APAC

Bidmath

Final Agenda

(As of October 4)

  • 08:00 - 08:55Registration and Match & Meet

  • 08:55 - 09:00Welcome Remarks from the Organizer
    Speaker:● Gloria Wong, Executive Director of Hospitality Asia - Escom Events

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    Property Owner's Track

  • 09:00 - 09:20(KEYNOTE) Vietnam Investment Landscape
    Key discussion points:Vietnam’s economy recorded positive signs in the first half of 2022Vietnam is pushing strongly in its national infrastructure development, and much priority for hospitality and tourism
    Speaker:David Jackson, CEO of Colliers Vietnam

  • 09:20-10:00(PANEL) Lucrative Investment Destinations
    Key discussion point:● Are investment tourism opportunities the same as the recent pre-pandemic phase or have new destination opportunities opened up?
    Moderator:
    ● Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn, Director of Horwath HTL

    Panelists:● Jean-Philippe Beghin, Managing Director of All-The-Angles● Kenneth Atkinson, Founder and Senior Board Adviser of Grant Thornton Vietnam ● Viet Anh Vu, Development Director Vietnam of Accor● Lam Do, Development Director of Hilton

  • 10:00 - 10:20(KEYNOTE) Legal Enforcement and the Hospitality Industry in Vietnam
    Key discussion point:● Hotel Management Agreement -- What is the structure for international and local operator?● What are the implementing policies, considerations in contractual enforcement terms?
    Speaker:● Hanh Tran, Partner and Deputy Managing Director of DFDL Vietnam

  • 10:20 - 11:00Morning Tea Break & Match and Meet

  • 11:00 - 11:40(PANEL) Serviced Apartments, Condotels and Branded Residences: New Models and Scope of Services
    Key discussion point:● Post-economic shifts will be tackled, new markets unfolded and owner focus determined.
    Moderator:● Karan Kaul, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Absolute Hotel Services
    Panelists:● Eudo Chan, Director, Development of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts● Carolina Fagnani, Senior Director of Business Development SEAP of Radisson Hotels● Armand Steinmeyer, Vice President of Business Development of The Ascott Limited ● Paul D. Volodarsky, Senior Associate, Deputy Head of Regional Real Estate Practice of DFDL

  • 11:40 - 12:20(PANEL) Soft brands, White Label and Third Party Operators: Solution in a Post-COVID Recovery Market
    Key discussion point:● Market trends, flexibility of terms, operating standards, value of co-branding, flexibilities and more will be discussed.
    Moderator:
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    Craig Bond, Managing Director of La Vie Hotels & Resorts

    Panelists:● Alan James Christie, Senior Vice President Strategic Advisory and Asset Management of JLL● Yann Gouriou, Chief Executive Officer of Unicorn Hotels & Resorts● Queenie Nguyen, Director of Development – Vietnam of Best Western Hotels & Resorts● David Roberts, Assistant Vice President, Development of Dusit International

  • 12:20 - 13:30Lunch Break + Match & Meet

  • 13:30 - 14:10(PANEL) Luxury All-Inclusive: Going Beyond the Traditional Hotel
    Key discussion point:● What is required to develop an all inclusive resort in terms of programing, facilities and number of keys?● Where and what location will all-inclusive work?
    Moderator:● Andrew Langdon, SVP Development Asia of Accor
    Panelists:● Sebastien Favre, Development & Asset Management Director of Club Med● Harry Thaliwal, CEO of Cross Hotel & Resort

  • 14:10 - 14:50(PANEL) Vietnam Brand DNA: Vigor of a Timeless Charm
    Key discussion point:● What are international perceptions of brand Vietnam, how is it changing and who's changing it? ● How do you successfully modernize traditions in a brand?
    Moderator:● David Kaye, Brand Director of Wink Hotels
    Panelists:● Minh Ha, Country Representative, Hotel Development of Marriott International● Rakesh Singh, Country Manager, Vietnam & Commercial Director, APAC of Bidmath● Bobby McGill, Founder/ Publisher of Branding in Asia● Alan Cerutti, Co-founder/CEO of Happiness Saigon

  • 14:50 - 15:30Afternoon Tea Break + Match & Meet

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    Design Track

  • 15:30 - 16:10(PANEL) Transformation in Co-working Spaces
    Key discussion point:● This session will be discussing about the shift in design, operations and marketing strategies in managing co-working spaces at present times.
    Moderator:● Vlad Savin, Head of Business Development of Acclime
    Panelist:● Chau Than, Business Development Director of Dreamplex● Tam Nguyen, CEO of W Business Center● Andrew Langston, Senior Vice President Business Development of Centara Hotels & Resorts● Leo Nguyen, Director of Occupier Strategy of Solutions of Knight Frank

  • 16:10 - 16:50(PANEL) Future Trends in Hotel Design: Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Metaverse and Hospitality Design
    Key discussion point:● In time, we will we be able to insert specific sites, project briefs and all our ideas and desires using words and use AI to generate design solutions.
    Moderator:● Gaurang Khemka, Founder & Design Director of URBNarc
    Panelist:● Andre Zina, Director of T3 Architects ● Angela Spathonis, Principal | Managing Director of Gensler● José Cláudio Silva, Design Principal of 10 Design

  • 16:50Post-Event Networking

  • 17:00Close Of Day 1

  • 08:00 - 08:55Registration + Match & Meet

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

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    Data Talks

  • 09:00 - 09:20(KEYNOTE) STR Data Dash: Key Industry Trends for Vietnam Hotels
    Key discussion points● Dive deep into hospitality recoveries in Asia and understand the dents of the current macro-economic factors to the Vietnam hotels' bottom line
    Speaker:● Fenady Uriarte, Business Development Manager of Southeast Asia, STR

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    Revenue Rebound

  • 9:20 - 10:00(PANEL) Revenue Rebound in a Changing Landscape
    Key discussion points● Ever since the pandemic hit the world, the hospitality industry was forced to a landscape that needed change to survive. In this panel, the experts in the field of revenue will go back in time to knit pick on how the landscape has changed, and reflect on the major business learnings over the last two years.
    Moderator:● James Young, Vice President of WMC Group
    Panelists:● Herbert Laubichler-Picher, Managing Director of Alma Cam Ranh Resort● Neha Pandey, Director of Business Performance, Asia Pacific of Leading Hotels (LHW)

  • 10:00 - 10:20(KEYNOTE) Adapt New Strategies to Identify Hidden Revenue Opportunities
    Key discussion points:● What are the business priorities that most hotels are now adopting to increase revenue while tightening the budget?● Share 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

  • 10:20 - 11:00Morning Tea Break & Match and Meet

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    Operations Optimization

  • 11:00 - 11:45(PANEL) Embracing Digital Transformation Whilst Facing Technology Challenges
    Key discussion point:● Discuss on what are the technology operations and technology heads have adopted after pandemic and what challenges are ahead when implementing digital transformation solutions.
    Moderator:● Andre Pierre Gentzsch, General Manager of Ariyana Tourism Complex
    Panelists:● Loi Pham Ngoc, Director of Digital Transformation - Hospitality Division of Phu Long Real Estates Corporation● Minh Nguyen, Director of Hospitality Development of Leadvisors Capital Management● Hoang Tien, Deputy Secretary General of Vietnam Digital Communications Association● Cuong Nguyrn, Managing Director of Clavis Aurea

  • 11:45 - 12:30(PANEL) Human Resources Innovative Solutions for Staff Retention
    Key discussion point:● One of the areas of challenge is the scarcity in manpower. With demand outstrip supply in regards to talent, what are the innovative ways to hire the right talents? ● Is there a need to adjust hospitality old procedures in HR department and should there be an investment in career path as solution to labor shortage?
    Moderator:● Miquel Àngel, Head of Human Resources & Quality Management Working Group of Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB)
    Panelists:● John Gardner, CEO of Archipelago Indochina ● Nuno F. Ribeiro, Senior Lecturer and Research Cluster Lead of RMIT Vietnam● Lucas Truong, Managing Director of Hospitality Creative Solutions GD ● Atilla Erda, Co-Founder & CEO of Skool Hospitality

  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break + Match & Meet

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    Guest Experience

  • 14:00 - 14:40(PANEL) Integrating Wellness in Hotel Properties, Another Level to Enhance Guest Experience
    Key discussion point:● Wellness is the new buzz word and demand is increasing as people had been struggling mostly in mental health during Covid but how many people actually know what it is?
    Moderator:● Hylton Lipkin, General Manager of Alba Wellness Valley by Fusion
    Panelists:● Kevin J. Beauvais, Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Hotel Group ● Thu Le Thi Viet, CEO of Nova Hospitality ● Franck Droin, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Saigon

  • 14:40 - 15:20(PANEL) Elevating the Luxury Guest Experience in Resort Properties
    Key discussion point:● In this session, the experts in the panel will share the value of elevating luxury guest experiences on the management/operation perspective, approaches on elevating the Guest Experiences into luxury, how to build guest loyalty through elevating the luxury guest experiences and unravel issues & concerns of many non-branded resort on elevating luxury guest experiences.
    Moderator:Teodoro Lenarez Gaor, General Manager of Hung Thinh Hospitality
    Panelists:● Craig Douglas, Chief Operating Officer of Grand Ho Tram Resort & Casino● Yasin Munshi, AVP Development, South East Asia of Minor Hotels● Rayvees Goh, Director of Uncommon Land

  • 15:20 - 15:30Group Photos + Media Interviews

  • 15:30 - 16:30Post Event Networking

  • 16:30Closing of the Event

Signature Projects

  • 2022 Project List

    ● Citadines Marina HalongOperator: Ascott Limited | Developer: BIM Group
    ● Four Seasons HanoiOperator: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts | Developer: BRG Group
    ● Hyatt Place Saigon Phu Nhuan HotelOperator: Hyatt Hotels Corporation | Developer: Ben Thanh Holdings
     Park Hyatt Phu Quoc hotel and residencesOperator: Hyatt Hotels Corporation | Developer: BIM Group
    ● Somerset Danang BayOperator: Ascott Limited | Developer: Korea Investment & Development Co., Ltd

  • 2023 Project List

    ● Avani+ Ho Tram ResortQ3 2023Operator: Minor Hotels | Developer: Hai Vuong Tourism Joint Stock Company
    ● Crowne Plaza Danang WaterfrontOperator: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) | Developer: Minh Dong Travel Service and Trading Company Limited
    ● Dual-Branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Project in Ho Chi Minh CityOperator: Hotel Okura Co. | Developer: Saigon Trading Group (SATRA)
    ● Holiday Inn Resort Halong BayOperator: IHG Hotels & Resorts | Developer: Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company
    ● La Festa Phu QuocOperator: Hilton | Developer: Sun Hospitality Group
    ● New World Nha Trang HotelOperator: Rosewood Hotels Group | Developer: KDI Holdings
    ● Tây Hồ View Complex with three serviced apartmentsOperator: CapitaLand Investment (CLI), The Ascott Limited and Sun Group | Developer: Sun Hospitality Group

  • 2024 Project List

    ● Hyatt Regency Ho Tram Resort and Spa and ResidencesOperator: Hyatt Hotels Corporation | Developer: IFF Holdings Joint Stock Company
    ● JW Marriott and Marriott HotelsOperator: Marriott International, Inc. | Developer: Masterise Homes
    ● Paddy Field Hotel by PréférenceOperator: Preference | Developer: Ascott
    ● Rosewood Hoi AnOperator: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts | Developer: Hoi An South Development

  • 2026 Project List

    ● Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City CentreOperator: IHG | Developer: Bao Quan Co., JSC

Who should exhibit/ sponsor

● Building Designs● Building Materials● Building Management system● Energy Efficiency Solutions● Lighting and illumination● Smart Building Control● Elevator/Escalator● Carpet● Walling Solutions● Kitchen & Facilities● Hotel Furniture● Bedding and Mattress● Hotel Display Solutions● Hotel TV

● ICT infrastructure● Connected Hotel Solutions● Bathroom and Fittings● Water Treatment● Waste Management● Security, CCTV, Access Control● HVAC Solutions● Air Purification and Air Aroma● Public Seating● Wine Cellar● Audio and Video Systems● Smart Car Parking● Hotel Testing & Certification● Cleaning Solutions

● Operational Management Systems● IoT Solutions & Building Automation● Cloud Base Solutions● Mobile Applications & Website● Wifi & Band Width Distribution● Virtual Technology Management● CRM / PMS / Hotel Management Solutions● Data Analytics & Data Warehousing● Block Chain Technology● Artificial Intelligence

● Voice Technology Solutions● RFID / EPPOS Solutions● Robots, Chatbots Technology● NFC Technology & Sensors Solutions● In-Room Connectivity & Entertainment● Safety & Security Systems● Housekeeping Management● IT & Engineering Facility Management● Administrative Technology And Solutions

● E-Marketing & E-Commerce● Online Booking & Branding Tools.● Digital Marketing Solutions & SEO● Reservation Management & GDS● Central Reservation Systems● OTA● Social Media Distribution● Revenue Management Software

● CloudBased Revenue Driven Solutions● RM and pricing● Data and Analytics● Direct Booking● Mobile Hospitality● Upsell Training● Social Media Reputation Management● Voice, Video, AR Marketing

● Hotel Operations Services● Project Consulting● Market Survey● Hygiene Solutions● Professional Training Services*Including but not limited to listed above

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Room Booking

Special Room Rate for Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City Hotel

  • Deluxe single / twin: VND1,600,000++ per room, per night

    ● Room rate is subject to 5% service charge and 8% VAT● Room rate include daily breakfast, wifi, usage of gym, sauna, steamed bath, saltwater swimming pool

If you are intended to make the booking, please email moc.lairotauqe.mch%40nart.el and copy moc.lairotouqe.mch%40snoitavreser

Tran Thi Le (Ms.)

Director of Events, Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Tel:

+84 28 3839 7777

Mobile:

+84 (0) 938 497 700

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    C-suite, VP, Director from Owner, Developer, Investor

    Government, Industry Association, Industry Media

    Owner, GM, Director from Independent & Boutique Hotel

290 USD/Person

    Corporate C-suite, GM, VP, Director from Vietnam-based Hotel Chain

    5 star or 4 star Hotel

590 USD/Person

    Non Vietnam-based Hotel Chain

    OTA, Analyst, Consultant, Designer, Architect, Lawyer, EPC

    Vendor, Supplier, System Integrator, Technology Disruptor

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Complimentary

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    Owner, GM, Director from Independent & Boutique Hotel

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290 USD/Person

    5 star or 4 star Hotel

590 USD/Person

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    Vendor, Supplier, System Integrator, Technology Disruptor

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Complimentary

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    Government, Industry Association, Industry Media

99 USD/Person

    Owner, GM, Director from Independent & Boutique Hotel

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    5 star or 4 star Hotel

    Non Vietnam-based Hotel Chain

    OTA, Analyst, Consultant, Designer, Architect, Lawyer, EPC

    Vendor, Supplier, System Integrator, Technology Disruptor

    Others

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