Programme Agenda

This year’s THINC Africa Investment Conference has an exciting line-up of hospitality industry as well as corporate sector executives all of whom will gather do discuss the many opportunities and challenges that we are currently facing within our hospitality sector.

Africa is the next frontier in global hospitality growth and HVS is at the forefront in being there for industry, developers and investors alike to assist in ushering this growth into the African development community.

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15 NOVEMBER 2019

08:50 - 09:00

HVS Tim Smith

Managing Partner HVS Africa

09:00 - 09:15
Opening Keynote

MMC Alderman James Vos

Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities & Asset Management in the
City of Cape Town

09:15 - 09:30

Speed Statistics
The launch of the HVS 2019 Report

Rishabh Thapar

Director HVS Africa

09:30 - 10:10

Power Panel

The Role of the General Manager

Managing shareholder, owner, staff and guest expectations

Hosted by Lee-Anne Singer

Marketing Director for Singer Group Hotels

Jan van der Puten

Vice President Operations, Africa and Indian Ocean Hilton

Karl de Lacy

Director, International Hotel Services at Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Ayanda Mazibuko

General Manager Southern Sun Cape Sun

10:10 - 10:40

Fireside Chat

Growth Strategies of a Global Brand

Marc Descrozaille

COO, Accor MEA, in conversation with Tim Smith of HVS

10:40 - 11:10

11:10 - 11:50

Power Panel

The Role of Air Access in Tourism

Hosted by

Desrie Govender

Marketing and Communications Manager - Air Access

Paul van den Brink

Project Manager for Cape Town Air Access

Enver Duminy

CEO Cape Town Tourism

11:50 - 12:30

Power Panel

Revenue Management, Channels and Distribution Opportunities

Derek Martin

Founder TrevPar World

12:30 - 13:30

13:30 - 14:15

Food Hack

How and what we will eat in 2050

Jessica Spiro

Content Editor and Consulting Chef for Studio H

14:15 - 15:00

Fireside Chat

Crisis and Security Management

William McIntyre

Regional Director Africa Radisson Hotels in conversation with

Joep Schoof

General Manager Spier Hotel & Leisure

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:15

Power Panel

Industry Design and Development Trends

Hosted by Jon Diboll

CEO Hotel Interiors Group

Dorah Modise

CEO and Executive Director of the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

Gavin Watson

Managing Director at ILP International Pty Ltd

Sandi Mbutuma

Managing Director SVA International

Zinon Marinakos

Managing Director DSA Architect

6:15 - 17:00

Power Panel

Leisure Developments and Lifestyle Brands

Hosted by Neil Hughes

Head Of Business Development at Providence Hospitality

Kim Irmler

Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa at Accor

Dexter Moren

Founding Director Dexter Moren Associates

Erwan Garnier

Director, Development - French & Portuguese speaking Africa Radisson Hotels

17:00 - 17:30
Ask Us Anything

Tim Smith

Managing Partner HVS Africa

Philip Wooller

Area Director, STR, Middle East & Africa

Chris Alexender

Founder & CEO, Guest Revu

18:00 - 21:00
Cocktail Hosted by Marriott
Closing address by Rashid Toefy, Deputy Director- General: Economic Operations
Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Western Cape Government