CHICOS 2022|11th Edition|Nov 9-11, 2022

CHICOS To Take Place November 9-11, 2022.

The Hilton La Romana, Dominican Republic

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is reputed the premier hospitality conference in the region. Having completed its 10th 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
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CHICOS 2022 - 11th Edition

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Agenda

November 9-11, 2022


Wednesday - November 9, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Reception hosted by MITUR


Thursday - November 10, 2022

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration 


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast


8:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome, Global, and Caribbean Overview


9:40 AM - 10:30 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Hospitality Leaders Outlook


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking & Exhibitor Coffee Break


11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Presidential Address


11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Hospitality Leaders One-on-One Interviews, Part 1


11:45 AM - 12:20 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Equity Investors Outlook 


12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Caribbean Hotel Investments: Industry Perspectives


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH 


2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

GENERAL SESSION: Dominican Republic Investment Panel – Highlighting Opportunities


3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 1A: All-Inclusive Hotels: The Continued Rise and Penetration of this Asset Class


3:20 PM - 4:10 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 1B: Development Opportunities in the Region


4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

Networking & Exhibitor Coffee Break


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 2A: Luxury, Branded Residential and Mixed-Use in the Caribbean 


4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSION 2B: Changes to the Caribbean Lodging Market, Post- Pandemic, Part 1 


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception


Friday - November 11, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Government Leaders Panel 


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 3A: Construction and Design Panel 


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

BREAKOUT SESSION 3B: Changes to the Caribbean Lodging Market Post- Pandemic, Part 2


10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Networking & Exhibitor Coffee Break


11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

GENERAL SESSION: Hospitality Leaders One-on-One Interviews, Part 2


11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

GENERAL SESSION – Lenders Panel


12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS


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Speakers

Alex Mai

Alex Mai

Head of Development, CALA
Choice Hotels
Amy Ironmonger

Amy Ironmonger

Partner
K&L Gates
Andrew Farkas

Andrew Farkas

Chairman
Island Capital Fund
Andrew Miele

Andrew Miele

Head of Development, Americas
Six Senses Hotels & Resorts
Andro Nodarse-Leon

Andro Nodarse-Leon

Founder and CEO
LionGrove
Angela Musgrove

Angela Musgrove

Interim CEO
Invest Turks and Caicos
Biviana Riveiro

Biviana Riveiro

Executive Director
ProDominicana
Bojan Kumer

Bojan Kumer

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Caribbean and Latin America
Marriott International
Bruce Wardinski

Bruce Wardinski

Chairman
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Camilo Bolaños

Camilo Bolaños

VP Development and Real Estate
Hyatt Hotels
Christian Charre

Christian Charre

Senior Vice President at CBRE Hotels and Principal at Opterra Capital
CBRE
Clay Dickinson, ISHC, CHE, HSMP

Clay Dickinson, ISHC, CHE, HSMP

Teaching Assistant Professor
Florida International University
David Beckley

David Beckley

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

David Collado Morales

Minister of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic
David Larone

David Larone

Special Advisory, Valuation and Advisory Services
CBRE
Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Head of Institutional Development & Management
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Eric Ullmann

Eric Ullmann

Principal
OBMI
Fernando Fernandez

Fernando Fernandez

VP of Development, Caribbean
Apple Leisure Group
Fernando Mulet

Fernando Mulet

EVP/Chief Development Officer.
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Frank Rainieri K

Frank Rainieri K

President
Grupo PuntaCana
Gary Brough

Gary Brough

Managing Director
BakerTilly
George Spence

George Spence

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

Gerhard Beukes, CFA

Managing Director, Caribbean
Colliers International
Gustavo Viescas

Gustavo Viescas

President LATAMC
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith

Senior Consultant at STR Analytics
STR
Ilan Marcoschamer

Ilan Marcoschamer

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

Isabel de Caires

Director Investment Banking at CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
CIBC FirstCaribbean
Jacqueline Mora-Baez

Jacqueline Mora-Baez

Technical Viceminister
MITUR
Jamie Sharpe

Jamie Sharpe

Senior Vice President - Real Estate & Hospitality Team
McGriff
Javier Coll

Javier Coll

Group President Global Business Development
Apple Leisure Group
Joan Bertran

Joan Bertran

Global Head Commercial Real Estate & Hotels
Banco Sabadell
John Lancet

John Lancet

Senior Managing Director, Practice Leader- Southeast and Caribbean Regions
HVS
Jose Ariza Medrano

Jose Ariza Medrano

Senior Partner
Investa Capital Partners
Jose Azcarraga

Jose Azcarraga

Chief Executive Officer
Grupo Posadas
Jose Matheu Guila

Jose Matheu Guila

Corporate BP Finance
Grupo Pinero
Joseph Boschulte

Joseph Boschulte

Commissioner of Tourism
US Virgin Islands
Juan Corvinos Solans

Juan Corvinos Solans

Senior Vice President Development and A&C Latin America & Caribbean
Hilton
Juan Mosseri

Juan Mosseri

Sourth East US and Caribbean Sales Manager
E-Finity Distributed Generation
Kenneth Bryan

Kenneth Bryan

Minister of Tourism
Cayman Islands
Kenneth Marti

Kenneth Marti

Senior Director of Tourism Division
Banreservas
Kristina D'Amico

Kristina D'Amico

Senior Vice President - Director, Caribbean Region
HVS
Laurent de Kousemaeker

Laurent de Kousemaeker

Chief Development Officer, Caribbean & Latin American Region
Marriott International
Louis Alicea

Louis Alicea

Senior Director of Development Latin America / Caribbean
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Luigi Major, MAI

Luigi Major, MAI

Managing Director
HVS
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
Mauricio Elizondo

Mauricio Elizondo

Director Corporativo de Desarrollo
Grupo Posadas
Michael Register

Michael Register

Managing Director
HighGate Hotels
Nicholas Hecker

Nicholas Hecker

Executive Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Sculptor Real Estate
Nicole Tilzer

Nicole Tilzer

Senior Director All-Inclusive & Resort Strategy
Hilton
Pablo Maturana

Pablo Maturana

VP of Development, Latin America & The Caribbean
Hilton
Parris Jordan

Parris Jordan

Managing Director
CHICOS
Patrick Freeman

Patrick Freeman

President
Cisneros Real Estate
Paul Adan

Paul Adan

Regional SVP Development Latin America & Caribbean - IHG Hotels
IHG
Paul Weimer

Paul Weimer

Vice President
CBRE
Paula Cerrillo

Paula Cerrillo

Director of Development, The Caribbean Region
Marriott International
Rafael Blanco Tejera

Rafael Blanco Tejera

President
ASONAHORES
Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Chief Executive Officer
MacLellan & Associates
Roland Mouly

Roland Mouly

SVP Strategic Partnerships
Premier Project Management
Ruben Becerra

Ruben Becerra

Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Business Development
Karisma Hotels and Resorts
Ruisandro Cijntje

Ruisandro Cijntje

Minister of Economic Development
Curacao
Sanjay Amin

Sanjay Amin

Director
BCQS International
Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Director
BCQS International
Stefan Wright

Stefan Wright

Lead Investment Officer
IDB Invest
Stephanie Ricca

Stephanie Ricca

Editorial Director at Hotels News Now
Hotel News Now
Todd Ruff

Todd Ruff

Vice President of Development, The Americas
Mandarin Oriental
William Clegg

William Clegg

Regional Director, Franchise Development
Best Western

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