CHICOS 2021|10th Anniversary Edition|Nov 10-12, 2021

October 27, 2021

Everyone traveling to the Bahamas must apply for a Travel Health Visa

  1. Create a profile and upload passport and vaccination information (including photos of each) www.bahamas.com/travelupdates
  2. Obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days of travel (Rapid Antigen or PCR tests must be processed by a lab). Vaccinated travelers can provide lab-process results from a Rapid Antigen test (not a home kit) or a PCR test from a lab.
    Unvaccinated travelers must provide a lab test from a PCR test within 5 days of travel. The tests can take up to 2 days to get the results and often require appointments, so it’s important to schedule and plan accordingly.
  3. Add flight details and upload COVID-19 test results
  4. Pay fee ($40 or $60, depending on length of stay)
  5. Show approved travel health visa upon entry

For return travel, both Rapid Antigen and PCR Tests are available on site at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, free of charge. You can walk in or schedule an appointment in advance. Most jurisdictions, including the CDC, require a negative test within 3 days of travel.

CHICOS to Take Place November 10-12, 2021.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, in Nassau Bahamas

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is reputed the premier hospitality conference in the region. Having just completed its 9th edition, CHICOS brings together over 300 regional and international investors and operators, as well as the region’s leading decision makers. Also participating as attendees or speakers are governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors and architects and designers.  Attendees network and discuss the region’s markets and possibilities, while analyzing the most important trends that can impact their investment decisions.

CHICOS is tasked with showcasing the varying destinations and spectacular hotels throughout the Caribbean. 

CHICOS 2019 donated a financial contribution towards hurricane relief efforts through the Rotary Foundation.
 

Who Should Attend?
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Financial Advisors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investment Fund Representatives
  • Real Estate and Financial Intermediaries
  • Architects, Designers and Planners
  • Legal Advisors and Specialist Consultants
  • Hotel Chain and Management Company Executives
  • Hotel and Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs
  • Government Agencies (Tourism, Planning and Investment)
  • Public and Private Hotel, Tourism, and Convention Agencies
  • Hotel Associations
 

CHICOS - Reactivating the Caribbean



 

CHICOS 2021

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Agenda

November 10-12, 2021


Wednesday - November 10, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception hosted by Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investment & Aviation - Grand Hyatt Baha Mar


Thursday - November 11, 2021

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

WELCOME, GLOBAL, and CARIBBEAN OVERVIEW PRESENTATIONS       


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Hospitality Leaders Panel


10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking & Exhibitor Coffee Break


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

One-on-One Leader Interviews, Part 1


12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Debt and Equity Panel


12:50 PM - 2:15 PM

Networking Lunch


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Session 1A: All-Inclusive Hotels: Understanding the Significant Growth in this Sector


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Breakout Session 1B: Carribean Project Development in Current Times


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Session


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Session 2A: Luxury and Mixed-Use Panel


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Session 2B: Hotel Design and Construction: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World


4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

General Session: Country Presentations and Opportunities


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception hosted by Baha Mar - SLS Rooftop


Friday - November 12, 2021

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Government Leaders Outlook Panel


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session: Leader One-on-One Interviews, Part 2


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking Session and Coffee Break


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussions


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch


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Speakers

Alejandro Zozaya

Alejandro Zozaya

Chairman
Apple Leisure Group
Andres Osorio

Andres Osorio

Associate & Lead Hospitality Designer
OBMI
Andro Nodarse-Leon

Andro Nodarse-Leon

Founder and CEO
LionGrove
Angela Musgrove

Angela Musgrove

Interim CEO
Invest Turks and Caicos
Bojan Kumer

Bojan Kumer

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Caribbean and Latin America
Marriott International
Camilo Bolaños

Camilo Bolaños

VP Development and Real Estate
Hyatt Hotels
Christian Charre

Christian Charre

Sr. Vice President / CBRE Hotels CBRE | Capital Markets
CBRE
Christine Valls

Christine Valls

Director Sales
American Airlines
David Beckley

David Beckley

Senior Vice President - Account Executive - Real Estate & Hospitality Practice
McGriff
David Larone

David Larone

Senior Managing Director Valuation and Advisory Services
CBRE
Fernando Mulet

Fernando Mulet

EVP/Chief Development Officer.
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Gary Brough

Gary Brough

Managing Director
Baker Tilly
George Spence

George Spence

Managing Partner at Luxe Capital Americas
Luxe Capital Americas
Gerhard Beukes, CFA

Gerhard Beukes, CFA

Managing Director, Caribbean
Colliers International
Graeme Davis

Graeme Davis

President
Baha Mar
Henrik Geddes Moos

Henrik Geddes Moos

Director (AqSol Ltd)
Osprey Construction
Hon. I Chester Cooper

Hon. I Chester Cooper

Deputy Prime Minster and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation
Government of the Bahamas
Hon. Philip Davis

Hon. Philip Davis

Prime Minister of the Bahamas and Minister of Finance
Government of the Bahamas
Ilan Marcoschamer

Ilan Marcoschamer

Senior Vice President - Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality and Tourism
Banco Sabadell
Isabel de Caires

Isabel de Caires

Director
CIBC First Caribbean
Javier Coll

Javier Coll

Group President Global Business Development
Apple Leisure Group
Jimmy Sinis

Jimmy Sinis

Senior Business Development Manager
OBMI
John Lancet

John Lancet

Senior Managing Director
Managing Director
Jonas Niermann

Jonas Niermann

Director, Hospitality/Real Estate Consulting
PwC
Jose Carlos Azcarraga

Jose Carlos Azcarraga

Chief Executive Officer
Grupo Posadas
Joseph Boschulte

Joseph Boschulte

Commissioner of Tourism
US Virgin Islands
Juan Corvinos Solans

Juan Corvinos Solans

Senior Vice President Development Latin America & Caribbean
Hilton
Juan Mosseri

Juan Mosseri

Sourth East US and Caribbean Sales Manager
E-Finity Distributed Generation
Kemar Polius

Kemar Polius

Head of Corporate Banking
CIBC FirstCaribbean
Kristina D'Amico

Kristina D'Amico

Director
HVS
Liam Day

Liam Day

Managing Director
BCQS International
Louis Alicea

Louis Alicea

Senior Director of Development Latin America / Caribbean
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Martyn Bould, FRICS, MCIArb, MAPM

Martyn Bould, FRICS, MCIArb, MAPM

Chairman
Bould Consulting
Matthew Norton, Esq

Matthew Norton, Esq

Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
K&L Gates LLP
Mauricio Elizondo

Mauricio Elizondo

Director de Desarrollo de Hoteles Resorts
Grupo Posadas
Michael McQuilkin

Michael McQuilkin

Manager Investment Banking Division
Republic Bank
Michel Neutelings

Michel Neutelings

Partner
Milo Group
Nicolas Valle Vieytes

Nicolas Valle Vieytes

Vice President, Development
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Norman Naar

Norman Naar

Vice President, Sales and Promotions
JAMPRO
Pablo Maturana

Pablo Maturana

Managing Director Development South America & The Caribbean
Hilton
Parris Jordan

Parris Jordan

Managing Director
Chairman, CHICOS
Patrick Freeman

Patrick Freeman

President
Cisneros
Paula Cerrillo

Paula Cerrillo

Director of Development, The Caribbean Region
Marriott International
Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Chief Executive Officer
MacLellan & Associates
Roderick Cherry

Roderick Cherry

Chief Executive Officer
Invest Saint Lucia
Scott LePage

Scott LePage

President, Americas
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Director
BCQS International
Stan Hartling

Stan Hartling

Chief Executive Officer
Hartling Group
Stefan Wright

Stefan Wright

Lead Investment Officer
IDB Invest
Thomas Burdeshaw

Thomas Burdeshaw

Principal/Owner
Places Discovered LLC
Tim Peck

Tim Peck

Chairman
OBMI
Todd Ruff

Todd Ruff

Vice President of Development, The Americas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Vail Ross

Vail Ross

Senior Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing
STR
William Stadler

William Stadler

EVP & Chief Investment Officer
Aimbridge Hospitality

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