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The European
Hotel Development
Conference

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Conference programme with live streaming

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

12:00 noon

Get to know the digital hotelforum event platform with studio stage and breakout sessions (with live streaming), networking area, exhibitor market place and hotel presentations - all virtual.
The digital event platform will be open for virtual attendees already on 6 October!

12:45 pm

Studio stage
WELCOME  with Andreas Martin, Managing Partner, hotelforum

1:00 pm

CEO INTERVIEW
„From mama to hipster kids - how the Triganos target different audiences with Mama Shelter“
Michael Widmann
, CEO & Partner, PKF hotelexperts group in dialogue with Serge Trigano, Founder, Mama Shelter & Jérémie Trigano, CEO & Co-Founder, Mama Shelter

1:30 pm

PROJECT SHOWCASES - News from the industry at 15-minute intervals (45 Min.)

  • "Berlin House: Designed for Experience", Franziska Heuschkel, Creative Director Berlin House, CONNECT Group
  • "The new hotel group roots", Walter C. Neumann & Rolf Seelige-Steinhoff, Managing Partners, IHR - International Hotels & Resorts
  • “Rethinking hospitality - introduction to COSI Group”, Dimitri Chandogin, Co-Founder & President, COSI Hospitality

1:30 pm

Breakout session
PANEL DISCUSSION I (45 Min.) - in German
"Sustainable Hotels are Smart - efficiency thru digitalisation of processes"
inter alia, with

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Vanessa Borkmann, Head of Research in the hotel and tourism field, Fraunhofer IAO
  • Erik Florvaag, Managing Director, GHOTEL Group
  • Alexander Haußmann, Founder & Managing Director, CODE2ORDER
  • Theodor Kubak, Managing Partner, VOAH Value One Arbireo Hospitality & Arbireo Hospitality Invest

chaired by Gesa Rohwedder, Head of Hospitality Europe, Drees & Sommer
hosted by Drees & Sommer

 

Break for digital networking with exhibitors and other virtual attendees in the networking area (20 Min.)

2:35 pm

Studio stage
5 Start-ups participating in the TECHNO PITCH for the Hospitality UPGRADE Award:
(60 Min.)

  • "Improve your imagination”, René Weber, Chief Sales Officer, Room.Building.Partner
  • "The Power of User Generated Content - Show guests the experience beyond your rooms”, Benedict Stöhr, Founder & CEO, squarelovin
  • “All.In.One. Visual Pricing and Revenue Management 2.0“, Philip Kuchelmeister, Founder & Managing Director, Hotellistat
  • "Smart Supply Management tailored for Hospitality", Matthias Depenbusch, Co-Founder & CEO, Avisio
  • "Eco not ego", Franziska Altenrath, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Tutaka

chaired by Christian Fiedler, Managing Director, Gastgewerbe Magazin

The jury:

  • Markus Fromm-Wittenberg, Start-up Ambassador GNERATOR, Gira Giersiepen
  • Harro Grimmer, Managing Partner, MPP - MEDING PLAN + PROJEKT
  • Sandra Lederer, Editor-in-Chief hotelbau
  • Martina Maly-Gärtner, Chief Operating Officer, Arabella Hospitality
  • André Meier, Chief Executive Officer, Online Birds
  • Martin Stockburger, Managing Partner, Koncept Hotels

The pitch will be presented in cooperation with GNERATOR powered by GIRA.

 

Break for digital networking with exhibitors and other virtual attendees in the networking area (20 Min.)

2:35 pm

Breakout session
PANEL DISCUSSION II (60 Min.) - in German

"Let’s rise up from the ashes of the crisis by acting decisively and strategically!" with

  • Holger Behrens, Managing Partner, Rilano Hotels & Resorts
  • Dr. Peter Ebertz, Managing Director, Art-Invest Real Estate Management
  • Andreas Löcher, Head of Department - Investment Management Hospitality, Union Investment Real Estate

  • Josef Nachmann, Partner, Warth & Klein Grant Thornton
  • Albrecht Richard, Partner, Warth & Klein Grant Thornton
  • Olaf Steinhage, Managing Partner, MRP Consult Germany
  • Dr. Kai Warschkow, Managing Partner, HMC HANSE Management Consulting

chaired by Beatrix Boutonnet, Business Journalist
hosted by mrp hotels, Warth & Klein Grant Thornton and HANSE Consulting

 

Break for digital networking with exhibitors and other virtual attendees in the networking area (20 Min.)

3:55 pm

Studio stage

LECTURE
"New rules of the digitally connected age! …what is really new, what is not?", Prof. Dr. Klemens Skibicki 

3:55 pm

Breakout session
PANEL DISCUSSION III (45 Min.) - in Englisch
"New guidelines for hotel design - enforced by pandemic experiences?"
with 

  • Rogier M. Hurkmans, Regional Director of Operations, NH Hotel Group
  • Claus-Dieter Jandel, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality
  • Kirstin King, Design Director, Bergman Interiors
  • Emma King, Head of Design, InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Monika Moser, Regional Managing Director, Wilson Associates
  • Federico Toresi, Global Vice President Design Luxury Brands, Accor
  • Marcel Wanders, Founder, Marcel Wanders studio

chaired by Can Faik, Editor Hospitality Interiors
hosted by Bette and ena european network architecture e.V.

4:45 pm

Studio stage
AWARD CEREMONY (20 Min.)
Hospitality UPGRADE Award
(Techno Pitch)

chaired by Christian Fiedler, Managing Director, Gastgewerbe Magazin
The Award will be presented in cooperation with GNERATOR powered by GIRA.

5:10 pm

AWARD CEREMONY (50 Min.)
Hotel Property Award 2020

chaired by Andreas Martin, Managing Partner, hotelforum with
Jan-Oliver Meding,
Managing Director, MPP MEDING PLAN + PROJEKT & Speaker of the Jury

6:00

 

End of programme

Programme subject to change.

Studio stage with simultaneous interpretation German<>English

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