Industry Update
Press Release21 September 2012

HICSA 2013 Brings Together for the First Time – 4 Global Presidents to Share a Common Dais

The Ninth Annual Conference to be held on April 3-4 2013 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

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Hotel Investment Conference -South Asia (HICSA)

HVS, the world's leading hospitality consulting firm is pleased to announce the 9th Hotel Investment Conference − South Asia (HICSA) 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, April 3 -4, 2013. HICSA, a two-day conference dedicated to the hospitality sector, has earned the reputation as the best hotel conference in the South Asian region and is one of most well recognized names in the arena of global hotel investment conferences and discussion forums.


HICSA 2013 will make global history by bringing together, for the very first time, four global presidents of the world's leading hospitality brands on a common dais to address the hotel investment forum. The conference will showcase the global prowess of Arne M Sorenson, President & COO Marriott International; Christopher J Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide; Frits van Paasschen, President & CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Mark S Hoplamazian, President & CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In addition to discussing current hospitality trends, they shall exchange notes on their experience as leaders, which in turn could alter the conventional functioning of the industry. Set to surpass itself yet again, HICSA 2013's highlight will be the learning that emanates from the combined knowledge of these global leaders who control over 30% of the worlds' internationally branded rooms across 10,000 hotel properties, manage 44 hospitality brands in over 300 countries and together generate employment for nearly half a million people across the globe.

Delighted with the presence of these stalwarts at the conference, Manav Thadani, Chairman, HVS South Asia and Founder of HICSA said, "Thanks to the dedicated support and patronage of its loyal delegates, speakers and supporters, HICSA has consistently managed to scale greater heights in presenting opportunities of networking, knowledge, global exposure and interaction. Bringing to the forefront, today's important and most relevant hospitality topics, HICSA has grown beyond my expectations. For me the presence of Arne, Chris, Frits and Mark at HICSA 2013 not only establishes their recognition of HICSA as one of the world's leading hospitality investment conferences, but more importantly reinforces global focus and faith in the Indian Hospitality Industry and the opportunities for growth, investment and development that India represents! HVS India's aim is to create HICSA not only as a forum for hospitality leaders but also as a platform to engage experts from other sectors who can support the industry and engage in dialogue with hospitality stakeholders."

Thadani continues. "This can assist in tapping unexplored verticals and addressing some of the critical challenges faced by the industry." HICSA, over the years, has endeavored to bring to the forefront burning issues and topics affecting the South Asian hospitality industry, and its 9th edition will see critical issues such as Debt, Licensing, Delays, Human Resource and Industry Outlook being discussed and debated.

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