IHM supports Adjacent Spaces, IHIF

IHM supports Adjacent Spaces, IHIF

Germany: International Hospitality Media (IHM) will support the International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF) as headline media partner for the Adjacent Spaces event.

Adjacent Spaces will take place at The Pullman Hotel Berlin Schweizerhof on Wednesday 4 May 2022. The event will explore co-living, co-working, student accommodation, service apartments and senior living. 

Boutique Hotel News editor Eloise Hanson will interview David Bowd, founder and CEO of Salt Hotels, in a session titled How to Break All the Old Rules in the afternoon.

Other speakers lined up to discuss adjacent concepts include Carrico of The Guild, Julius Meinl of Julius Meinl Living, Vonder CEO Tomer Bercoviz, Limehome co-founder and managing director Josef Vollmayr, edyn CEO Stephen McCall, rising star Theo Bortoluzzi of Kerten Hospitality, Keith Evans of Ennismore, Navneet Bali, CEO of LyvInn Hotels, Victor Fernández Cintrano, CEO of Room Mate Group, and many more. 

Investors joining the conversations include Philip Ward of KSL Capital, Irene Pfeiffer of Temprano Capital, William Laxton of Mactaggart Family & Partners, Lambros Reppas of CORESTATE Capital Advisors, Natalia Kolotneva from LaSalle Investment Management and Kristian Smyth of Tristan Capital Partners. 

The full programme can be viewed here. Adjacent Spaces is open to all registered delegates of IHIF which takes place 3-5 May. Both events have been organised by Questex Hospitality Group.

Alexi Khajavi, group president at Questex Travel and Hospitality, said: “We are excited to bring back Adjacent Spaces for the second year due to popular demand. The growth opportunities for adjacent concepts have recently been, and continue to be strong, which is why the event is particularly timely for this sector. As the global voice of authority in hospitality investment, it’s vital that we lead the way in exploring shifting trends and changing investment habits outside the hotel room.”

The agenda for IHIF this year will focus on ESG (environmental and social governance). Sessions will explore the responsibilities among hotel managers, owners, stakeholders and guests to ensure minimal damage to the planet.

On Wednesday 4, Maribel Esparcia Pérez, founding partner of the European Sustainable Hospitality Group, will be leading a session on How to Operate Sustainably and Profitably. This session precedes a discussion on Green Finance which will focus on how cheaper debt financing for sustainable hotels could create value.

Deep Dive: KPIs for ESG in Hospitality Investment, will see Catherine Dolton, chief sustainability officer and vice president of global corporate responsibility at IHG, and Xenia Zi Hohenlohe, chief executive at Considerate Group, among others provide insight in this area.

View the IHIF programme here.

Khajavi added: “There has been a seismic shift in the hospitality investment landscape over the last few years. Everything has changed, including the way stakeholders do business and customer and staff expectations. There has therefore never been a more important time for investors to come together with the wider industry to gain information and discuss how we all move towards future success.”

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