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Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific (AOCAP)

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) recently acquired the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) and is pleased to be bringing this conference into the HICAP family of events. AOCAP 2015 will be held in March in Singapore, in conjunction with HICAP UPDATE. As part of HICAP’s 25th anniversary this year, a spotlight will shine on the topic of alternative ownership as a precursor to what delegates will experience at the upcoming AOCAP in 2015. AOCAP has quickly become Asia Pacific’s premier conference serving the alternative/vacation ownership sector of the lodging industry. It is the region’s most important conference focused on mixed-use resorts and recreational real estate and annually delivers an abundance of knowledge, insight, and understanding of the alternative ownership sector of the lodging industry throughout Asia Pacific. Microsoft Outlook - Memo Style     AOCAP15ProgramDaySpacer18Mar 5:00pm-8:00pm          REGISTRATION & INFORMATION Pacific Ballroom Foyer  6:00pm-8:00pm          OPENING NETWORKING RECEPTION – Held Jointly With HICAP UPDATE Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore Join the delegates from HICAP UPDATE as they wind down from a day of fast-paced meetings and ramp-up to welcome AOCAP, the newest addition to Asia-Pacific’s premier hospitality conferences, for what promises to be a fantastic networking reception. Hosted by Hotel Jen AOCAP15ProgramDaySpacer19Mar 8:00am-7:00pm          REGISTRATION & INFORMATION Pacific Ballroom Foyer  8:00am-9:00am          PRE-CONFERENCE BREAKFAST SESSION Shared Ownership 101 This special session of AOCAP examines the abundance of commercial opportunities within the dynamic alternative ownership segment of the hospitality industry, including: Timeshare, Vacation Clubs, Fractional Ownership, Private Residence Clubs, Branded Residences, Condo Hotels and Serviced Apartments Pacific 1 Moderator: Jim MarmorstoneAssociate Adjunct Instructor, Florida International University Panelists: Dom Albanese, Regional Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Svc Ops, MVCI Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Gordon Scott Gurnik, President, RCI 9:15am-11:00am        PLENARY SESSIONS Pacific Ballroom 2 & 3 Opening Remarks Presenters: James E. Burba, President, BHN Paul K. Dean, Principal, Dean & Associates A Global Perspective Presenter: Howard Nusbaum, President/CEO, ARDA The Regional Update Presenter: Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks Getting Deals Done in Asia – Successful Case Studies This Session will look at some of the challenges through the eyes of the prospective developer based upon a number of specific case studies drawn from across the region. Moderator: Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers Panelists: Gavin CK Cheong, Director, Business Development,  RCI Asia Pacific Gary Croker, SVP Business Development Asia Pacific, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Dexter W. Tom, Senior Director, MVCI Asia Pacific 11:00am-11:30am      NETWORKING BREAK & SPONSORS EXHIBIT OPEN Pacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific 1 11:30am-12:30pm      BREAKOUT SESSIONS Shared ownership investment/development opportunities and challenges addressed in a series of focused breakout sessions Session 01 – Recipes For Success With Mixed-Use Models A look at the various forms of Mixed Use Models – both Urban as well as Resort, which also incorporate some form(s) of salable real estate, in an effort to identify the key ingredients for success. Ocean 1 Moderator: James Mabey, Senior Vice President, Development AP, Jumeirah Group Panelists: Michael Ramon Ayling, Managing Director, Royal Phuket Marina Tien Gui Koh, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Rajah & Tann LLP David Moore, Managing Director, WATG Singapore Inc. James L. Sabot, Principal, Dean & Associates Session 02 – What To Do With A Luxury Development That Has NOT Worked – A look At Value Engineering And Adaptive Re-Use Techniques This Session will examine what can be done to re-engineer some of these projects, including the possible monetization of one or more components of the project. Ocean 2 Moderator: Robert Williams, Principal, Ryan Lawyers Panelists: Paul K. Dean, Principal, Dean & Associates Ralph Shelbourne, Principal, FSC Architects Session 03 – Operational Nuances in Shared Ownership A panel of experts will examine some of the key factors which dictate the design of the legal and operating structure by reference to the real estate product(s) being sold and identify some of the operating problems which will arise if such design is flawed. Ocean 3 Moderator: Darren Ettridge, SVP, Resort Sales & Business Development (EMEAA), Interval International Panelists: Ben Dedopoulos, Vice President, Aria Vacation Club Declan T. Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, FNTC Limited George Macropulos, Adjunct Professor, Florida International University Steve Pentland, Founder, Generator Systems 12:30pm – 1:30pm      NETWORKING LUNCH Pacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific 1 1:30pm – 2:30pm        BREAKOUT SESSIONS (continued) Session 04 – Marketing To Today’s Affluent Asian Consumers A look at the various approaches to marketing and selling to affluent Asian consumers. What is working? Ocean 1 Moderator: David Keen, CEO, QUO Panelists: Kevin Croley, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Pan Pacific Hotels Group Rodney Taylor, MD Soneva Private Office, Soneva Resorts & Residences Martin J. Tolan, Senior Vice President, Anantara Vacation Club Kit Whalley, Business Development Director, Asia, Interval International Session 05 – Southeast Asia’s Market Potential For Shared Ownership – How Is It To Be Realized? This session looks at Southeast Asia’s rapidly expanding consumer markets with a focus on the burgeoning middle class and their growing appetite for recreational real estate offerings. Ocean 2 Moderator: Dan King, Regional Director, Business Development, RCI Asia Pacific Panelists: Tony Genth, Chairman, Global Alliance for Timeshare Excellence Mike Hall, Managing Director, Absolute World Group Additional panelists to be announced Session 06 – Branded Residences And Condo-Hotels – Where To Next? How will this scenario play out in the next few years? Are there alternative models which are may provide solutions in areas of over-supply? What are the pros and cons of each of these products, as well as their future in Southeast Asia? Ocean 3 Moderator: Jules Kay, Consultant Director, KBR Thailand Ltd Panelists: Markus Aklin, Vice President, Development, Onyx Hospitality Group Nevius Glussi, Corporate Director of Development, APAC, Rosewood Hotel Group Marco Nijhof, Chief Executive Officer, Yoo Hotels & Resorts Norbert Vas, Vice President, Archipelago International 2:30pm – 2:45pm        NETWORKING BREAK & SPONSORS EXHIBIT Pacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific 1 2:45pm – 4:55pm       PLENARY SESSION Pacific Ballroom         Welcome Back Special Presentation To be announced The View From The Top – Industry Leaders Share Their Views  Industry Leaders discuss their views and predictions regarding shared ownership in Asia Pacific. Moderator: Howard Nusbaum, President/CEO, ARDA Panelists: David C. Gilbert, President, Interval International Bryan Lunt, Chairman and CEO, Absolute World Group Bill Minnock, Managing Director Asia Pacific, MVCI Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Barry A. Robinson, President & MD SE Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group Joe Sita, Chief Executive Officer,  IFA Hotel Investments Wrap Up And Closing Remarks Presenter: James E. Burba, President, BHN 5:00pm – 7:00pm       CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTION Pacific Ballroom Foyer Hosted by Pan Pacific Hotels Group Conference Program as of 10 December 2014 Click here for a printable PDF of the Conference Program