Building resilience

Hotelivate will host 17th Edition of its Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA) at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on April 6 and 7, 2022. This edition of HICSA will be centred on resilience.

Hotelivate’s annual event, Hotel Investment Conference-South Asia (HICSA), is back in Mumbai and will be held on April 6 and 7, 2022. With two of the most challenging years in recent times behind us, HICSA aims at igniting sparks of hope for the hospitality industry. It will be conducted as an exclusively in-person conference, with the aim of instilling a sense of confidence in the fraternity. The theme this year is about that journey where the collective focus is on working at it harder, trying to make it better, doing it faster, and making us all stronger. Commenting on the 17th anniversary of HICSA, Manav Thadani, Founder & Chairman, Hotelivate, said, “This year’s edition will be unique and special in many ways, with almost 45 per cent of first-time speakers, another 10–15 per cent of speakers who have spoken just once before, and almost 20 per cent of speakers being inspiring women. While last year we did a hybrid version, this year, as per tradition, we are back with an in-person conference.”

On the first day, the conference will feature exclusive interviews and keynote addresses from notable speakers such as Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director, APAC STR; Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and Group CEO, OYO; Aaditya Thackeray, Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra; Katerina Giannouka, President-APAC, Radisson Hotel Group; Peter Fulton, Group President-Europe, Africa, Middle East, and South-West Asia, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Resorts; and Haitham Mattar, MD-India, Middle East and Africa, IHG. The day will close with the ‘HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards’ presented by MakeMyTrip. The second day will feature many relevant panel and group discussions, as well as a few keynote sessions with industry leaders.

Manav Thadani Founder & Chairman Hotelivate

“This year, as per tradition, we are back with an exclusively in-person conference”