Hotel investment conference to return
Bermuda is to host this year’s Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit after successfully staging the annual event last year.
Parris Jordan, chairman of the Chicos, said: “The Bermuda Tourism Authority has been an exceptional partner for Chicos and we are honoured to return to the island nation in 2018.
“The leadership of the BTA and the support of the entire hospitality community in Bermuda enables us to move forward with new and innovative perspectives and ideas.”
The event will be hosted at the Fairmont Southampton Resort on November 8 and 9.
Kevin Dallas, chief executive officer of the BTA, said: “Our heart beats with a Caribbean rhythm. We are honoured to welcome Chicos back and are eager to showcase Bermuda and further discussions with the hundreds of investors, bankers, lenders and other interested hospitality developers.
“Chicos is a critical venue for all of us to promote continued growth.”
Last year’s two-day event brought around 300 regional and international investors to the island.
The event programme for this year is being assembled, and will include recovery updates from Caribbean islands impacted by last year’s hurricanes. It will also look at “disrupters and new paradigms for the Caribbean, off the heels of the successful sessions at last year’s Chicos event featuring executives from Airbnb and Expedia”.
Other topics on the agenda will include continued interest by equity investors seeking opportunities in the region, “diversity” in the region, and the significance and ongoing efforts for airlift into the region and within the region to support positive tourism and development growth.
Conference news, updates and comments, follow Chicos on Twitter @CHICOS_HVS and on LinkedIn at the Chicos page. The hashtag is #CHICOS2018. Conference registration and hotel information can be found at www.hvschicos.com.
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