AHF 2016 PROGRAM

Official programme of Adria Hotel Forum 2016
Day 1
10 Feb 2016
Day 2
11 Feb 2016

Panel: Big capital talk

Dr.sc. Sanja Čižmar
Keith Evans
Tomislav Popović
Enes Kazazić
Andreas K. Santis
Burak Baykan

City hotels

Tomislav Čeh
Živorad Vasić
Takuya Aoyama
Kristian Šustar

Resorts

Takuya Aoyama
Julian Houchin
Nenad Tatarinov
Roko Palmić

Luxury hotels

Kristian Šustar
Aleksandar Vasilijević
Valeriano Antonioli
Goran Filipović

Camps

Kristian Šustar
Josipa Cvelić Bonifačić
Goran Fabris
Ronald Korotaj

Panel: HARD TALK: Regional operators vs. global brands

Takuya Aoyama
Justin Smathers
Nikola Avram
Željko Kukurin
Hylko Versteeg
Marius Gomola

Panel: What financial institutions offer in this unstable market?

Dinko Novoselec
Tarik Bilalbegovic
Hrvoje Galičić
David Keavney

DEVELOPMENT AND MORE

Hotel transaction volume in Europe reached record levels in 2015, more than Euro 28,4. billion in comparison to amount of Euro 16,5 billion of transactions in 2014. Yet, Central and Eastern Europe transactions accounted for only 6% of total European transactions while Adriatic region accounted for only 0,9%.

The investor profile within Adriatic region defers greatly within each country: in Croatia only 26% of transactions come from cross-global investors, while in Montenegro the percentage raises to 83% and in Slovenia all the investments are made from international investors (100%).

Globally, money is not an issue. As example, Asian investors are attracted by the higher property yields and safe investment environments abroad, such as those in North America, Europe and Australia. This trend has resulted in Asian cross-border hotel transactions reaching US $11.0 billion by the end of November, a 24.0% increase from the same period last year. According to a statement from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission in 2015, capital invested in overseas markets accounted for just 1.4% of the total assets in China’s insurance industry. Asset acquisitions remain the primary hotel investment vehicle for Asian investors.

So, what is the reason of such a low interest for hotel investments in South-Europe? And what is the investment and management model applicable in this part of the world? What differs from developed destinations and what is to be done? Who and when should develop the infrastructure and how the destinations should position themselves? And the most important question of today; is this really the safe part of the world and how can we assure it?