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Tuesday, October 26

09:00 WEST

Government Address and Welcome
A warm welcome to Portugal and to R&R from a government representative and Questex.

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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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Alexi Khajavi

Questex, President - Travel + Hospitality
Alexi Khajavi is President of the Hospitality + Travel Group for Questex LLC. Khajavi, who brings more than 17 years of travel, hospitality and marketing and sales experience to his position, joined Questex in 2014 as senior managing director of Destination Develop, a new digital... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 09:00 - 09:20 WEST
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12:25 WEST

We're all in it Together: Reviewing Stakeholder Relations
How have the relations between owners, operators, brands and lenders evolved during Covid and what lessons can be learnt to better align their interests? Are third-party operators likely to become more prominent?

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Helena Murano Carney

CaixaBank, Director Hotels & Tourism
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Ronit Copeland

Copeland Hospitality, CEO & Founder
Ronit Copeland is a hotel & lifestyle expert with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality & tourism business. Her passion for hotels & lifestyle products along with unparalled expertise led her to establish Copeland Hospitality, a firm specializing in creative tailor-made solutions... Read More →
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Margarida Almeida

Amazing Evolution, CEO
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Miguel Casas Albandor

Stoneweg Hospitality, Managing Director
Managing Director at Stoneweg Hospitality

Tuesday October 26, 2021 12:25 - 13:00 WEST
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17:00 WEST

Theatrical Session: The Trials and Tribulations of a Resort Developer
Back in 2017, our first theatrical session featured a wannabe resort developer meeting consultants, architects, planners, lenders to plan get his project off the ground. It is now under construction, and not all is going to plan. Will it all be worth it?

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Ben Martin

HKS, Principal
Ben Martin has a considerable catalogue of experience as a consultant focusing on real estate economics, with a particular emphasis on resorts, residential, leisure and mixed-use development. He has completed projects across a broad range of countries in Europe, Central Asia, the... Read More →

Tuesday October 26, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 WEST
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18:30 WEST

R&R & HOTEC EU Gala Reception
The Gala reception is sponsored by Minor Hotels is located at Lakeside. Delegates will be joined by HOTEC Europe delegates,  increasing delegates networking opportunities.

A night not to be missed including wonderful food and drinks as well as some games alongside great music.  

Please note the official reception will finish at 8:30 PM but delegates are welcome to carry on networking and enjoying the evening by the Lakeside (a cash bar will operate after 8:30pm)  

Don't forget to tweet photos using hashtag #RandR21 

Tuesday October 26, 2021 18:30 - 20:30 WEST
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Wednesday, October 27

09:30 WEST

Welcome Back
A warm welcome back to the conference for a second day of inspiring discussions.

Wednesday October 27, 2021 09:30 - 09:40 WEST
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09:40 WEST

CEO Panel: Re-Building the Leisure Hospitality Experience
Hospitality and travel leaders look at new and accelerated leisure hospitality trends, from experiential travel to hybrid hospitality, key segments, design, sustainability etc.

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Ramón Braña Cobas

Oca Hotels, Chief Executive Officer
OCA HOTELS CEO from 2014
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Roger Allen

RLA Global, CEO
Roger is the Group Chief Executive Officer of RLA Global, a recognized global advisory to investors, owners, developers and management companies.  Specialized in hospitality, leisure, recreation, wellbeing and health tourism related to hotels, resorts, residential, mixed-use, healthcare... Read More →
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Ramón Aragonés

NH Hotel Group, CEO
Ramón Aragonés (Madrid, 1954) studied Hospitality and Tourism Management in the University of Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and holds a Master’s Degree in International Hotel Management from the Louvain University (Belgium).He has developed the majority of his career within the hospitality... Read More →
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Georg Schmickler

DER Touristik Group GmbH, CEO Hotel Division

Wednesday October 27, 2021 09:40 - 10:20 WEST
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10:30 WEST

Residential Market: The New Home away from Home
What are the new options for the residential segment in leisure hospitality: second homes, branded residential, shared accommodation, extended stay and more.

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Christian Michel

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Vice President Europe
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Arturo Rueda

Sotogrande, Head of Feasibility and Business Planning
Arturo Rueda has been working as Head of Feasibility and Business Planning for the last five years at Sotogrande S.A., fully owned by Orion Capital Managers. Before that he held positions at Morgan Stanley Investment Banking division for two years and worked at Sacyr – infrastructure... Read More →
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Philip Bacon

Horwath HTL, Senior Director
A hospitality and real estate specialist with over 35 years’ experience in professional business advisory services and general management in a wide range of independently-managed and publicly-listed international companies. Comprehensive experience of all aspects of hotel and resort... Read More →
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Jesús Abellán Gómez

Arum, CEO
JESÚS ABELLÁN, CEO of Arum Group. Real estate expert specialized in strategic planning. Involved in Joint Venture operations, restructuring, sale and purchase of assets and companies.CEO of Impulse Asset BCN, real estate investment manager in different European countries.Managing... Read More →
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Daniel Correia

United Investments Portugal, General Manager Real Estate

Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:30 - 10:45 WEST
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12:15 WEST

Conscious Hospitality: Making ESG Integral to the Resort Business
ESG goals are now a key requirement for both travellers and investors, whether it is sustainability, avoiding overtourism, social goals and more. How to establish and to implement clear and effective goals for resorts?

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Prof. Alessandra Priante

UNWTO, Director, Regional Department for Europe
Alessandra Priante is the Director for Europe at UNWTO, the UN agency that promotes sustainable, responsible and universally accessible tourism. She was previously the Chief of multilateral relations and tourism policy in Italy for the Ministries where tourism was positioned (Ministry... Read More →
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Ioannis Orfanos

Arbitrage Real Estate Advisors, Partner
Ioannis is a Founding Partner at Arbitrage Real Estate. He has more than 15 years of experience in real estate investment, management and advisory. He brings real estate development, sustainable investing and green finance expertise.Ioannis is splitting his time between London and... Read More →
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Maribel Esparcia Pérez

ESHClub, Founding Partner
To put sustainability at the hospitality business's core and support leaders to see our industry as a force for good. I started the ESHClub in 2019, I have my online course, and I teach at different universities. University Professor at as ICD Business School, University of Lleida... Read More →
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Ana Beatriz

Ana Beatriz was born in a hotel, where her mother held the title of General Manager, the first woman in Portugal in that position. The passion for hospitality, imprinted on her DNA, led her to this exact moment of her life and career – bringing hotels to live.At the age of 12, she... Read More →
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Margarida Caldeira

Broadway Malyan, Head of Hospitality, Board Director
Margarida de Ordaz Caldeira is a hospitality specialist who has played a key role in the success of Broadway Malyan for almost a quarter of a century.She launched the Lisbon studio, Broadway Malyan’s first outside the UK, with current group chairman Stuart Rough in 1996 and subsequently... Read More →

Wednesday October 27, 2021 12:15 - 13:00 WEST
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13:00 WEST

Keynote: We'll Always Have Travel
Whatever adversity the world goes through, people will always seek to expand their minds through travel, culture and sharing experiences. This inspirational talk will serve as a cheer to hospitality and travel professionals, who will always inspire others in their journeys.

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Eulanda Shead- Osagiede

Hey! Dip Your Toes In, Award-winning content creator, TEDx Speaker, DEI consultant, Co-Founder
Award-winning content creator, influencer, and DEI marketing consultant, Eulanda Shead Osagiede has over 18 years of experience working in the education, travel and media sectors. Her roles have ranged from journalist, brand marketing consultant, creative lead, to workshop facilitator--working... Read More →

Wednesday October 27, 2021 13:00 - 13:20 WEST
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13:20 WEST

Closing Remarks
Wednesday October 27, 2021 13:20 - 13:30 WEST
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