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Tuesday, October 26

09:20 WEST

CEO Interview: Leading Resort Transformation
The leader of an innovative leisure hospitality group shares views on the transformation of the resort and residential market following the pandemic, changing travel markets and evolving consumer demand.

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Edgar Ollé

Christie & Co, Managing Director - Spain and Portugal
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Dillip Rajakarier

Minor Hotels, CEO
Dillip Rajakarier is Group CEO of Minor International (MINT), and CEO of Minor Hotels (MH).Rajakarier joined MH in 2007 as Chief Finance & Investment Officer and was promoted to COO in 2008. In 2011 he was promoted to CEO, and more recently in January 2020, he was appointed Group... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 09:20 - 09:40 WEST
Fenix 1-3

09:40 WEST

Economics Keynote: Rebuilding After the Crisis
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world's economies. As the sanitary emergency gets under control, how are markets responding? Can a full recovery be expected soon? Will deployment of the vaccine suffice to restore confidence? How will the travel market be affected by the new economic landscape?

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Helen McDermott

Tourism Economics, Lead Economist
Helen is Director of Global Forecasting at Tourism Economics, with more than a decade of experience in economic modelling and consultancy. She specializes in tourism forecasting, tourism economic impact analysis including Tourism Satellite Account analysis and providing bespoke scenario... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 09:40 - 10:05 WEST
Fenix 1-3

10:05 WEST

Supporting Recovery: The Role of Governments
Travel destinations across the world need all the help they can get to keep their businesses going and attract travellers as soon as the market picks up again. What are local authorities and governments doing to support the sector, restart travel and help revive destinations? What more can be done? Is there a need for more international cooperation?

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Rita Marques

Government of Portugal, Secretary of State for Tourism
Rita Marques holds a degree (1998) and a master’s degree (2000) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto’s School of Engineering and has an MBA (2007) from the University of Southern California. She has also completed several executive leadership programmes... Read More →
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Patrick Whyte

Hospitality Insights, Editor in Chief

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:05 - 10:30 WEST
Fenix 1-3

10:30 WEST

A Different Landscape: The Resort Market
Where has the crisis left the hospitality and residential markets? Two presentations will give an overview of the market post-COVID to plan for the recovery.

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Paula Sequeira

Savills Aguirre Newman, Director, Consultancy
Paula joined Savills in 2008, having rotated around the Research, Consultancy and Investment Departments. Prior to joiningSavills, Paula led the opening of a real estate agency for the residential market. Paula is passionate about the Financial and Hospitality Industries.Graduated... Read More →
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Thomas Emanuel

STR, Director
Thomas Emanuel a Director at STR. He is based in London, and leads a team focused on driving business with Industry Partners.He has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, beginning in 2000 with Miki Travel, before joining Hyatt Hotel & Resorts, where he gained experience... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 WEST
Fenix 1-3

11:45 WEST

Opportunities in Leisure: Investing in R&R Real Estate
The expected recovery of leisure hospitality, opportunities in resorts and potential availability of distressed assets is attracting attention from investors. Who are the new and existing investors looking at the segment, what deals are to be expected, and how much change will happen in the resort investment landscape?

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Tina Yu

KSL Capital Partners, Principal
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Pedro Seabra

Explorer Investments, Senior Partner
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Jorge Ruiz

CBRE, Head of Hotels, Spain
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Javier Arús

Azora, Managing Partner – Hotels
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Benjamin Habbel

Limestone, Founder & CEO
Benjamin is the Founder & CEO of Limestone Capital AG, a real estate, private equity and hospitality firm headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. Limestone Capital builds and operates lifestyle hotels across Europe. He also serves as CEO of Aethos, a tech-enabled hotel management company.Benjamin... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 11:45 - 12:25 WEST
Fenix 1-3
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