The region’s leading hotel investment summit will run on 27/28th June at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, to look at the post-Covid world for the hospitality sector and its investors.
Bangkok, Thailand – Having been the only hotel investment to take place physically in Asia in 2021, SEAHIS is set to return for its 5th edition in Bangkok on 27/28th June.
“In 2020, we showed our commitment to Thailand and South-East Asia by ensuring we held a live conference in the midst of the pandemic. In 2022, we will bring together hotel owners, operatorsand service providers from right around the region, with 97 speakers lined up”, noted Simon Allison, CEO of hotel owners’ alliance HOFTEL which runs the Summit.
SEAHIS will again feature many of our regular industry leaderparticipants like Suchad Chiaranussati, CEO of SC Capital; Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor International; Stephan Vanden Auweele, CEO of Asset World Corporation (TCC); and Rajeev Menon, President – Asia Pacific of Marriott; but we are also adding new names who have not spoken before at our Summit, like KP Ho, Founder and Executive Chairman at Banyan Tree; Craig Bond, Managing Director of La Vie Hotels; Christophe Piffaretti, Chief Development Officer at Kempinski; Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific at Radisson; Gerald Lee, CEO of the Far East REIT managers and Shunsuke Yamamoto, Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group.
This year’s SEAHIS will cover a host of hot issues – can we attract staff back to our industry again and do we need to, or will technology take up the strain; whether good value deals exist in a market without much distress; how ESG rules will impact us; how useful and value-added the brands’ system charges are to owners; which new brands work best and what happens to the older ones – and much more.
SEAHIS 2022 will take place on 27th and 28th June 2022 at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
Andrew J Wood was born in Yorkshire England, he is a former hotelier, Skalleague and travel writer. Andrew has 48 years of hospitality and travel experience. Educated at Batley Grammar School and a hotel graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh. Andrew started his career in London, working with various hotels. His first posting overseas was with Hilton International, in Paris, and he later arrived in Asia in 1991 on Bangkok with his appointment as Director of Marketing at the Shangri-La Hotel and has remained in Thailand ever since. Andrew has also worked with the Royal Garden Resort Group now Anantara (Vice President) and the Landmark Group of Hotels (Vice President of Sales and Marketing). Latterly he has been the General Manager at the Royal Cliff Group of Hotels in Pattaya and the Chaophya Park Hotel Bangkok & Resorts.
A past board member and Director of Skål International (SI), a former National President with SI Thailand and a two time past President of the Bangkok Club. Andrew is currently President of Skål Asia. In 2019, Andrew was awarded SKÅL’s highest award the distinction of Membre D’Honneur.
He is a regular guest lecturer at various Universities in Asia.