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.
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
8:00am-7:00pm REGISTRATION & INFORMATIONPacific Ballroom Foyer 8:00am-9:00am PRE-CONFERENCE BREAKFAST SESSIONShared 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
Jim Marmorstone, Associate Adjunct Instructor, Florida International University
Dom Albanese, Regional Vice President, Sales, Marketing & Svc Ops, MVCI Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Gordon Scott Gurnik, President, RCI
9:15am-11:00am PLENARY SESSIONSPacific Ballroom 2 & 3Opening Remarks
James E. Burba, President, BHN
Paul K. Dean,Principal, Dean & Associates
A Global Perspective
Howard Nusbaum, President/CEO, ARDA
The Regional Update
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.
Tony Ryan, Principal, Ryan Lawyers
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 OPENPacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific 111:30am-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.
James Mabey, Senior Vice President, Development AP, Jumeirah Group
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.
Robert Williams,Principal, Ryan Lawyers
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.
Darren Ettridge,SVP, Resort Sales & Business Development (EMEAA), Interval International
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 – 1:30pmNETWORKING LUNCHPacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific 11:30pm – 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?
David Keen, CEO, QUO
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.
Dan King, Regional Director, Business Development, RCI Asia Pacific
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?
Jules Kay, Consultant Director, KBR Thailand LtdPanelists:
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 EXHIBITPacific Ballroom Foyer & Pacific12:45pm – 4:55pmPLENARY SESSIONPacific Ballroom Welcome BackSpecial 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.
Howard Nusbaum,President/CEO, ARDA
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
James E. Burba,President, BHN
5:00pm – 7:00pm CLOSING NETWORKING RECEPTIONPacific 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