CNN Anchor Becky Anderson to Moderate Leaders Panel at the International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin

Travel News Asia 9 February 2005

Becky Anderson, anchor of the evening edition of CNNs international news and business programme Business International, will moderate the global hotel leaders panel at the upcoming International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF). The IHIF is scheduled for 15-17 March 2005 at the InterContinental Berlin, Germany. Scheduled to appear with Anderson on the panel to discuss trends in European hotel investment are Andr Martinez, chief operating officer of Accor; Robert E. Riley, chief executive officer of Le Mridien Hotels & Resorts; Robert F. Cotter, president and chief operating officer of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Ian Carter, the new chief executive officer of Hilton International.

Since the launch of Business International in 2001, Anderson has interviewed a wide range of top names from the world of finance, politics and industry. These have included the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown MP; the Governor of the Bank of France, Jean-Claude Trichet; BP Amocos CEO, Sir John Browne and Ali Rodriguez, the Secretary General of OPEC. Anderson joined CNN in 1999.

About Andersons appearance at IHIF, co-host Jim Burba, President of Burba Hotel Network (BHN) said, We are delighted that Becky Anderson will join us in hosting this panel of top-notch industry leaders at IHIF. There are some significant changes occurring in our industry and in some of the leading hotel companies, and no one is better equipped to get to the center of the issues than the very accomplished anchor of CNN Becky Anderson. Burba added, It promises to be the most informative session of the year in European hotel investment circles.

The IHIF is one of Europes largest and most important conferences for hotel investment professionals. Last years record attendance exceeded the 1,000 mark and is expected to be even stronger this year. Hosts of the event are Advanstar Communications, BHN and CB Richard Ellis Hotels.

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