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AOCAP 2011 New Challenges : Future Visions Conference

August 19, 2011
 
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AOCAP 2011 EARLY BIRD ENDS 31st AUGUST

Geoff Ballotti, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Exchange and Rentals 

The AOCAP 2011conference schedule is hot off the press.

Those confirmed include keynote speakers GeoffBallotti of WYNDHAM /RCI and Eulogio Bordas of DREAM RESORTS /THR plus Chris Flynn, PATA. Howard Nusbaum, ARDA. John Berenyi,BERGENT RESEARCH.Andrew Pang, YOO.David Simister, CBRE.Jan Poul de Boer, SIX SENSES. Joseph Hickman, INTERVAL INTERNATIONALMichael van der Hoeven, ANANTARA RESORTS and many more.

At AOCAP, a host of global industry experts and highly acclaimed and award-winning regional Developers and Operators, will be adressing some of the hottest topics in resort development, as well as trying to identify some of the key challenges which may lay ahead for Mixed-Use Resort and Recreational Real Estate.

EARLY BIRD rate of US$412 is set to end on the 31st Augustso book now for this exciting event taking place at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok – October 9-11, 2011

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AOCAP 2011 Conference Highlights

 

DAY ONE – OCTOBER 10th 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATION FOR THE RESORTS OF THE FUTURE

Speaker:  Eulogio Bordas

Chairman THR Barcelona, Principal of Dream Hotels and Resorts

Discover those key elements which will likely influence the design of  the next generation of mixed use resort properties; how exemplary architecture and landscaping, the delivery of unique experiences and several other important components will help Developers establish significant competitive differentiation so as to deliver enhanced operational performance and higher ROI

PRODUCT TRACK

ALTERNATIVE OWNERSHIP – INNOVATION AND EMERGING NEW PRODUCTS

Speaker:  Paul Dean, Principal, Dean and Associates

MARKETING AND SALES TRACK

SELLING LUXURY TO THE AFFLUENT CONSUMER

Speaker:  John Berenyi, CEO of Bergent Research, Melbourne, Australia

An experienced real estate market research professional who has worked extensively across the Asia-Pacific region with some of the leading hospitality brands, shares insights into how luxury real estate offerings are perceived by affluent consumers and how such offerings should be positioned and sold.

PANEL SESSION ONE

FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR RESORT DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Moderator:  Rhonda Hare, Blake Dawson, Singapore

Panelists:   Jan Poul de Boer, President, Six Senses Properties. Gary Knowles, CEO Karma Resorts. Bryan Lunt, Chairman and CEO, Absolute World Group. Barry Robinson, CEO & Managing Director, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. Andrew Langdon, SVP Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Thailand &  Indochina. Khor Poh Waa, CEO  Berjaya Vacation Club Berhad, Malaysia

COUNTRY TRACK: THAILAD

Speaker:  David Simister, Managing Director, CBRE, Thailand.

An overview of the Thailand hotel and resort development marketplace, its newest products and its future prospects

PANEL SESSION TWO

OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH MIXED USE RESORTS

Panelists:  Michael van der Hoeven, Director of Development, Anantara Hotels and Resorts. Mike Hall, CEO Absolute Thailand. Dexter Bryn Norville, Director and Head of Estate Management, JLL Thailand Limited. Piaras Moriarty, CEO IFA Resorts- Raimon Land. Jeff Tisdall, Managing Partner, LIFT, Dubai

BRANDING TRACK

THE IMPORTANCE OF BRANDING AND EXEMPLARY DESIGN IN TODAY’S RESORT DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

Moderator:  Eulogio Bordas, Dream Resorts

Speakers:  Andrew Pang, Managing Director, Yoo Asia. Charlotte Rose Melsom, Global Director of Brand Development, Absolute World Group

COUNTRY TRACK

SOUTH-EAST ASIA’ S HOTSPOT DESTINATIONS

Bali and Phuket: How do they differ.  How do they compare. What are their future prospects?

Speaker:  Bill Barnett, C9Hotelworks, Phuket, Thailand.
   

EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Hosted by Raimon Land in support of the Christel House Charity

 

DAY TWO – October 11th 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

INNOVATION IN THE RESORT DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY

Speaker: Geoff Ballotti

President and CEO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals

TRAVEL TRENDS WITHIN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION

THE LIKELY IMPACTS OF THE LOW COST CARRIER MODEL

Speaker:  Chris Flynn, Director, Pacific Asia Travel Association

An opportunity to understand travel trends across the Asia-Pacific region, the impacts of the rapidly expanding Low Cost carrier model, the major trends in outbound travel linked to airline and airport capacity and the factors likely to impact further  growth in the coming years

SPEAKING WITH ONE VOICE

A PERSPECTIOVE ON THE WORLDS MOST ADVANCED MARKET

Understand how its growth and momentum was achieved and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Speaker:  Howard Nusbaum

President and CEO, the American Resort Development Association [ARDA]

COUNTRY TRACK

VIETNAM

Speaker:  Marc Townsend

Managing Director, CBRE Vietnam

An overview of the Vietnamese hotel and resort development marketplace, its newest products and its future prospects

PANEL SESSION THREE

LEGAL AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ALTERNATIVE OWNERSHIP STRUCTURES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Moderator: Rhonda Hare, Partner, Blake Dawson, Singapore

Panelists:    Hilary Cordell, Minter Ellison, Hong Kong. Desmond Hughes, Deputy CEO, Limcharoen,Hughes & Glanville. Christian Glanville, Partner, Limcharoen, Hughes and Glanville. Douglas Wylie, Senior Legal Counsel of RCI. Ingo Mueller, Partner, Limcharoen Hughes and Glanville, Bali

PANEL SESSION FOUR

EXAMINING THE VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO MARKETING AND SALES

Examining the very different approaches to marketing and sales as between jurisdictions in which regulation is limited, as against other markets which have a very detailed regulatory environment, as well as a look at some new targeted marketing channels which have been achieving considerable success in South-East Asia.

Moderator:    Joe Hickman

Panelists:  Mark Attwood, Royal Resorts, India. Roger Searle, Millionaire Asia. Ric King, Lifestyle Fractions Pty Ltd., Brisbane, Australia

TECHNOLOGY TRACK

TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES

Take a look at two very different perspectives regarding the use and importance of technology solutions within the Resort Development environment.

Speakers:     Steve Pentland, Generator Systems. Mike Ashton, Merlin Software

PANEL SESSION FIVE

LIFESTYLE – THE CRITICAL COMPONENTS NEEDED TO ADD VALUE AND DIFFERENTIATION TO YOUR PRODUCT

Panelists:   Adrian Lee, Managing Director, RCI Asia-Pacific. Darren Ettridge, SV-P, Interval International, EMEA & A. Stuart Ockenden, ICE Gallery. Giles Adams, President, 3rd Home.

Conference Venue

The AOCAP Conference 2011 is the perfect opportunity to meet international industry leaders while networking and sharing experiences with other like-minded individuals to help you to achieve your business goals.

Our stunning venue this year is the Shangri-La a 5-star luxury hotel in the Silom district of Bangkok and offersreduced rate accommodation for AOCAP delegates.

With lush gardens, river views and a signature spa, the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok offers guests the warmth of the Thai capital amid the serenity of a tropical retreat.

Delegates for the AOCAP Conference 2011 can now book online

 

LAST CHANCE

Early Bird rate of US$412 (THB 12,500) until 31st August

Few remaining sponshorship opportunities available

Further Information:

Advisory Board
Charlotte Rose Melsom – charlotte@aocap.org
Tel. +44 (0) 7917 167 902

Advisory Board
Paul Dean – paul@aocap.org

Event Administration
Rachel Lynn – rachel@aocap.org

Local Event Coordinator
Chanut Nawnarong – chanut@aocap.org
Tel: +66 (0) 89 512 7030

Local Event Assistant
Nungruthai Julakul – info@aocap.org
Tel: +66 (0) 83 650 6848

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