Singapore, 16 February 2017 – Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the 2nd edition of the Hospitality Investment Conference Philippines (HICP), which will be held from 16 – 17 February 2017 at Fairmont Makati, Philippines.
HICP 2017 is the country’s leading platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by the growing hospitality and tourism sectors in the Philippines. It will facilitate networking and dialogues amongst hotel owners, operators, managers, developers, designers, architects, investors and technology providers from across the region.
Gracing the event as the Guest of Honour is Ms. Alma Rita D. Jimenez, Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines. She will be opening the event and delivering the Ministerial Keynote on behalf of the DOT.
At the finale session on the second day, Mr. Roberto C.O. Lim, Undersecretary for Aviation & Airports of the Department of Transportation, Philippines, will be having a dialogue with the delegation, addressing the archipelago’s accessibility challenges.
Atty. Joy M. Bulauitan, Assistant Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) will also be speaking on the topic of “Why invest in the Philippines?”.
Fifty industry leaders will be sharing their expert insights and experiences over the next two days on topics such as the Philippine Market Performance; Operations and Development; Markets, Segments and Trends; Destinations, Millennial Hospitality and Design Trends on the Domestic Front; as well as Hospitality Technology in the Philippines.
Major local and international hospitality stakeholders like AccorHotels, ArcoGroup Inc., AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corp, Bluewater Resorts, C9 Hotelworks, Delivering Asia Communications, DiLeonardo International, Exchange Properties Resources Corp, Far East Hospitality, Filinvest Hotels, Fraser Hospitality, FSC Architects, Gem Hotels Group, Kempinski Hotels SA, Lanson Place Hospitality, LBL Prime Properties, Lubd Hostel Group, Melia Hotels, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Plateno Group, Quantuvis
Resources Corp., QUO, Raffles Fairmont Makati, Robinsons Land Corp. International, SM Hotels & Conventions Corp., Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group, The Discovery Leisure Company, The Erawan Group, Udenna Development Corporation and many more will be in attendance at HICP 2017.
Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “The response we have received for this event has been truly overwhelming. We are excited to be a part of this growth in the Philippines. We are glad to provide this platform where the key stakeholders of the hospitality sector can gather annually to have meaningful conversations.”
For more information about HICP 2017, please visit www.hicp.sphereconferences.com. For more information on the Hospitality Series, please visit www.sphereconferences.com.