Hotelivate will host the 16th Edition of HICSA at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi on 28-29 September 2021. For the first time ever, HICSA will be conducted in a blended format with delegates being able to opt for either in-person (limited seats) or online attendance. The two-day hospitality focused conference is aimed at providing a much-needed boost to one of the worst-affected industries in the country with some of its most prominent thought-leaders and trend-setters uniting under one roof.
Day 1 of the Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) will be exclusively for interviews and keynote addresses in an endeavour to make the event more content rich. It will feature speakers such as Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director Asia Pacific STR, Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, Deep Kalra, Founder and Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip and Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and CEO, IHCL. Commenting on the 16th anniversary of HICSA, Manav Thadani, Founder Chairman of Hotelivate said, “The unprecedented challenge of the last year has left the hospitality industry in dire need of upliftment. We hope that the exciting return of HICSA will bring our industry’s stakeholders together and foster a sense of progression and recovery.”
Day 2 of the conference will feature ‘The Leaders’ Panel’. To be moderated by Nirupa Shankar, Executive Director, Brigade Group, the panel discussion will feature Dimitris Manikis, President – EMEA, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts; Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, IMEA, IHG; Mark Willis, CEO – India, Middle East and Africa, Accor; and Rajeev Menon, President – Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. Day 2 will also see relevant discussion topics such as “What Works and Where? Leisure vs Urban” and “Judging the Investor Sentiment” to name a few.