The hosts and organizers of Hotel Investment
Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) - Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath
HTL - are to launch two new events; HICAP Update Japan and HICAP Update
Southeast Asia with the support from Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels (JLLH), a
global leader in the hotel investment industry.
The two new events will be an extension of
HICAP, which takes place every October in Hong Kong and is one of the
region’s largest and longest-running hotel investment conferences.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009, HICAP continues to be
a must-attend event.
With the creation of the HICAP Update Japan and
HICAP Update Southeast Asia, attendees will be presented with two
targeted, high-end, one-day events focusing on major issues
driving the hotel investment sector in these markets.
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, which used to operate
its own events in both cities (the former Asia Pacific Hotel
Investment Conference in Singapore and Hotel Investment Forum in
Tokyo), will have strong involvement in the two new conferences as
a Founding Sponsor.
“In these rather interesting times, it made
perfect sense for both parties to combine forces and come up with
something more powerful. We believe that these two conferences
will continue what JLLH started, but the history and success of
HICAP, and the team behind it, bring greater depth and a new
dimension to the events,” said Arthur de Haast, Global Chief
Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels.
Robert Hecker, Managing Director of Horwath HTL – Asia Pacific,
added, “These new events will be an outstanding extension to
HICAP, which will continue to be the region’s premier multi-day
hotel investment conference. The new events will be valuable and
focused mid-year gatherings of the hotel investment community and
will expand the HICAP reach into Japan and Southeast Asia.”
Hecker continued, “JLLH will also be joining us at the Hong Kong
conference as a Patron of HICAP, which will add further strength
to our efforts to deliver cutting edge information about the
trends and opportunities in hotel investments in the region.”
HICAP Update Japan and HICAP Update
Southeast Asia will be held in May 2009. The official dates and
locations are expected to be confirmed next week.
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