Vietnam Hotel Business and Investment Conference (VHBIC) 2017
Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH), today launched the biggest hotel investment conference in Vietnam. In collaboration with the Vietnam Hotel Association (VHA), the one-day conference is held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Formerly known as Hospitality Investment Conference Vietnam, VHBIC is back for its 2nd edition and will continue to be VHA’s key annual event for the local hotel sector. It aims to provide a networking and business matching platform to facilitate hospitality investment and hotel business management in Vietnam.
Gracing the event as the Guest-of-Honour is the Vice-Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Mr. Ngo Hoai Chung, who opened the conference this morning with his keynote presentation on “The Vietnam market update: where is Vietnam heading?”
This year, VHBIC will see an impressive line-up of leading hospitality leaders, investors, and business owners, sharing ideas and thoughts on key issues like:
- Overview of hotel business operations and investment in Vietnam
- In conversation with Investment Thought Leaders: Is Vietnam a land of opportunities or challenges?
- How will the new wave of development shape the perception of Vietnamese Hospitality?
- Chain vs Independent: Which way to go for Vietnam?
- Economy Hotels: Rise of the Economy Hotels for the Millennials – How is Vietnam catching up on with this trend?
The potential of the Vietnamese hospitality market is made evident by the presence of key industry players, including Akaryn Hotel Group, Baumschlager Eberle Vietnam, by7X Designs, C K O A (Colin K. Okashimo and Associates), Capella Hotel Group, CBRE (Vietnam), Centara, Chains Caravelle Hotel, DN Legal, Dream Hotel Group, Dusit Thani, EHG Company, Everpia, Gem Hotels Group, Grant Thornton Vietnam, IC Partners Ltd, IDeaS, IndoChina Capital, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lanson Place Hospitality, Leisure Design Group, LNT & Partners, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings, Louvre Hotels Group, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Plateno International, Pullman Saigon, Quo Global, RAD Ltd., Revinate, Saigon Tourist Holding Company, Savills Asia Pacific, SCSY Studio, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, Silver Needle Hospitality Group, STR, Vietnam Hotel Association, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietnam Purchasing Managers Club, Wyndham Hotel Group and many more.
Ms. Patricia Cheong, General Manager of Sphere Conferences, said: “It is encouraging to see such overwhelming response from both international and local attendees for this event. We are deeply honoured to receive strong support from VNAT and Grant Thornton Vietnam. We are also glad to be able to partner with VHA to create an impressive programme line-up with key international and local industry speakers. VHBIC promises to be the most exciting event for the Vietnam hotel community in 2017.”