The Premier Nordic Hotel Industry Conference

About the Hotel Investment Conference

The NHC Conference is the leading hotel investment and development conference focusing on the Nordic hotel market. The conference has successfully been organized since 2009 (previously the HotCop conference) and grown to become the premier Nordic hotel investment and development event. The conference offers extensive knowledge and information sharing with a combination of presentations, interview sessions and panel discussions with executives from the Nordic and international hotel market. It is the networking platform bringing together investors, developers, financiers and operators, creating a unique ”deal-making venue”.

In 2020, the conference was held online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, in 2021, the conference is planned to be organised at a physical venue in Copenhagen again.

Find information about the previous NHC Conferences here: 201820172016

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Confirmed speakers 2020

Anita Mendiratta

Founder and President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

Camil Yazbeck

Senior Vice President, Head of Development - Europe, Accor

Christian Gaiser

Co-Founder & CEO, COSI Hospitality Group

Claus-Dieter Jandel

Executive Vice President & CDO, Deutsche Hospitality

Denis Montrelay

CIO, The Student Hotel

Dimitris Manikis

President, EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Dominic Seyrling

Director of Investments, Archer Hotel Capital

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

Josh Wyatt

CEO, NeueHouse

Luis Arsuaga

SVP of Global Development , NH Hotel Group

Marianne Hoffman

Investment & AM Director and Commercial Head of Deals & Incubation Department, NREP

Michelle Weiss

Head of Hotel Properties, Aareal Bank

Niko Karstikko

Co-Founder & CEO, Bob W

Pedro Anderson

Founder & COO, Winding Tree

Peter Ebertz

Managing Partner & Head of Hotels, Art-Invest Real Estate

Peter Tengström

Partner & Managing Director, Midstar

Satya Anand

President, EMEA, Marriott International

Sharan Pasricha

Founder & CEO, Ennismore

Tiffany Misrahi

Vice-President of Policy, WTTC

Torgeir Silseth

CEO, Nordic Choice Hotels

Trine Sundt

SVP, DNB

Moderators

Demian Hodari

Associate Professor, École hôtelière de Lausanne

Anita Mendiratta

Founder and President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

Heleri Rande

Partner, THINK Hospitality

Christian Kielgast

Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

Emil Lindvang Bensten

Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

Programme

9 September 2020

9.00 - 9.25

Welcome & State of the union

Speakers:

Anita Mendiratta, Founder & President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

Christian Kielgast, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting 

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, École hôtelière de Lausanne

 

9.30 - 10.10

View from the top

How are the top executives of major international operators and a dominant Nordic operator handling the current situation? And how are future strategies developed.? The CEO of Nordic Choice, President EMEA of Marriott and President for EMEA at Wyndham share their views.

Speakers:
Satya Anand, President, EMEA, Marriott International

Dimitris Manikis, President, EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Torgeir Silseth, CEO, Nordic Choice Hotels

Moderator:

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor, École hôtelière de Lausanne

10.10 - 10.30

Break

10.30 - 11.00

Hotel development in a (post)-corona world

How are operators looking at new developments and managing the existing portfolio? What are the plans for the Nordics?

Speakers:

Luis Arsuaga, SVP of Global Development, NH Hotel Group

Camil Yazbeck, SVP, Head of Development - Europe, Accor

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & CDO, Radisson Hotel Group

Moderator:

Christian Kielgast, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

11.05 - 11.35

Jump-starting demand

When will the main demand drivers be back in full gear? What hotel investors and operators should expect.

Speakers:

Tiffany Misrahi, Vice-President of Policy, WTTC

Moderator:

Anita Mendiratta, Founder & President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

11.40 - 12.10

Technology: Driving change

What technological trends will drive the change post-COVID-19?  What will the guest focus on? Will hotels get a chance to re-gain distribution power?

Speakers:

Pedro Anderson, Founder & COO, Winding Tree

Niko Karstikko, Co-Founder & CEO, BobW

Moderator:

Heleri Rande, Partner, THINK Hospitality

12.10 - 13.00

Lunch Break

13.00 - 13.30

Hotel financing - 2020 and beyond

How are banks viewing hotel lending in the current environment and how is the existing portfolio handled? What will future hotel lending look like. Listen to the views of the major Nordic and international bank.

Speakers:

Trine Sundt, SVP, DNB

Michelle Weiss, Head of Hotel Properties, Aareal Bank

Moderator:

Emil Lindvang Bentsen, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

13.35 - 14.05

Hotel investment in a (post)-corona world

How are investors viewing the future potential of hotel real estate investment?  Has the underwriting fundamentally changed? And how attractive are the Nordics in a European and global perspective?

Speakers:

Marianne Hoffman, Investment & AM Director, Commercial Head of Deals & Incubation Department, NREP

Dominic Seyrling, Director of Investments, Archer Hotel Capital

Moderator:

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor, École hôtelière de Lausanne

14.10 - 14.30

Break

14.30 - 15.00

Chasing the dream: The continued journey of creating a unique global hospitality platform

How is the strategy around the growth of the Hoxton brand re-thought in the wake of the changed world? Is it an opportunity to accelerate growth and broaden the Ennismore platform? Does the brand, product and experience have to be tweaked? A hard-talk Q&A with founder and CEO, Sharan Pasricha.

Speaker:

Sharan Pasricha, Founder & CEO, Ennismore

Moderator:

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor, École hôtelière de Lausanne

15.05 - 15.35

Hotel contracts: Re-setting the relationship

How has Covid-19 impacted the relationship between owner and operator? How is the immediate impact dealt with and will we see any long-term permanent changes in how the risk and upside are balanced?

Speakers:

Claus-Dieter Jandel, Executive Vice President & CDO, Deutsche Hospitality

Peter Tengström, Partner & Managing Director, Midstar

Peter Ebertz, Managing Partner & Head of Hotel, Art-Invest Real Estate

Moderator:

Christian Kielgast, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

15.40 - 15.55

Break

15.55 - 15.25

Alternative accommodation

Will the Covid-19 pandemic lead to a wave of conversions to extended stay, student housing and hybrids?  How resilient are these concepts to the current situation and will it accelerate their growth?

Speakers:

Christian Gaiser, Co-Founder & CEO, COSI Hospitality Group

Denis Montrelay, CIO, The Student Hotel

Moderator:

Anita Mendiratta, Founder & President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

16.30 - 17.00

The future of hospitality

What will the future for hospitality and serviced and experience-based real estate look like? Will the “hospitalityfication” of real estate trend continue. A one-on-one session with Josh Wyatt.

Speaker:

Josh Wyatt, CEO, NeueHouse

Moderator:

Heleri Rande, Partner, THINK Hospitality

17.00 - 17.10

Closing Remarks

Anita Mendiratta, Founder & President, ANITA MENDIRATTA & Associates

Heleri Rande, Partner, THINK Hospitality Group

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, École hôtelière de Lausanne

Christian Kielgast, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting 

Emil Lindvang Bensten, Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting 

Advisory Board

It has been an essential part of the NHC Conference's vision to be the leading Nordic hotel investment and development conference, for the market directed by the market. The advisory board meets once a year in Copenhagen and is constituted of selected top level executives from the industry. With representatives from both leading Nordic as well as international industry players, the advisory board helps to shape the content and format of the NHC Conference. We are grateful and honoured for the time and effort the members dedicate to the event.

  • Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group
  • Trine Sundt, Senior Vice President, DNB
  • Pirjo Ojanperä, Partner, Head of Real Estate Hotel Fund, CapMan
  • Guy Pasley-Tyler, Director, Portfolio & Fund Management, Archer Hotel Capital B.V.
  • Anders Buchardt, Owner & Executive Chairman, AB Invest AS
  • Peter Haaber, Owner & CEO, Zleep Hotels & Core Hospitality
  • Torgeir Silseth, CEO, Nordic Choice
  • Ola Stendebakken, Partner, Midstar AB
  • Toke Clausen, Head of Investments, Denmark at NREP
  • Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Frank Fiskers

Nordic Hotel Consulting

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Tel. +45 4582 1172
Web: www.nordichotelconsulting.com 

 

Contact

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