Thailand Tourism Forum 2017 – 'The Sharing Economy Meets The Land of Smiles'
Despite global challenges Thailand tourism has demonstrated continued growth as tourism numbers are set to push past the 30 million ceiling. Increased airlift and expanded infrastructure in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai all serve as strong enablers for growth.
Change and adaptability continue to be strong traits which serve Thailand's tourism markets well even in the face of rising supply. Still, the tourism and hotel sector is facing increasing volatility in the face of a growing dependence on disrupters including the mass market, currency fluctuations, and flattening global economic growth. Can Thailand change and adapt for a better and long-term growth trajectory?
Come to TTF 2017 and gain a clear picture of how Thailand's tourism is set for a solid 2017. Thailand's biggest hotel event, the Thailand Tourism Forum is the country's report card and a dedicated event on the state of the industry. This is a unique opportunity to hear from hospitality leaders and experts to candidly discuss the economic impacts of these changes.TTF is a forum to take a closer look at the numbers, to evaluate risk and to learn more about important new trends on how tourism performs across all the Thai destinations.
Monday, January 23th, 2017
InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Grand Ballroom, Level 4
American Chamber of Commerce – Thailand (AMCHAM)
C9 Hotelworks Hospitality Consulting Group
Registration and Refreshments
Thailand Tourism Forum 2016
Opening Remarks – 'Changing Faces, Places and Business Models'
Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks
"NextGen" – How will the next generation reshape Thai hospitality?
Vorasit 'Wan' Issara, Managing Director, Sri Panwa, Charn Issara Group
Gavin Vongkusolkit, Founder & MD, Heritage Estates Co., Ltd.
Charles Blocker, CEO, IC Partners (Interviewer)
Thailand Hotel Leaders –The Undiscovered Country
Robert V. R. Hecker, Managing Director, Horwath HTL (Moderator)
Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International
Leanne Harwood, VP Operations South East Asia Korea, InterContinental Hotels Group
Peter Henley, President & CEO, ONYX Hospitality Group
Patrick Basset, COO, Accor Hotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia
Hotel Market Update - Bangkok & Other Thai Destinations By The Numbers
Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR
The Power of Thai Regional Destination Brands Come of Age
David Keen, CEO, QUO (Moderator)
Wichit Na-Ranong, Owner & Managing Director, The Slate Phuket
Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor – International Marketing Strategy, TAT
Mark Simmons, Marketing Advisor, Phuket Hotels Association
Benchmarking Thailand's Hotel Transactions and Investment Sector
Mike Batchelor, Managing Director, Investment Sales Asia, JLL
Industry Trends – How to Position Your Group for Profit
Eric Levy, Managing Director, TSI (Moderator)
Katerina Giannouka, VP – Development APAC & China, Rosewood Hotel Group
Choo Leng Goh, GM, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel
LeAnn Hucker, Director Sales & Marketing, The Siam, Bangkok
Chittimas Ketvoravit, Managing Director, D.K. Lam Properties
Vorada Jia Thangsurbkul , FEVP Investment Banking Div, Siam Commercial Bank Plc.
10 Things You Want To Know About Thai Millennial Travelers
Wimintra Jangnin – Editor in Chief –Hotel Intel
Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks
Networking Cocktails – with compliments of InterContinental Hotels