SHANGHAI

5th December 2019 | Andaz Xintiandi Shanghai

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People

Speakers

Our high profile keynote speakers, panelists and presenters will share the latest industry trends.

Rolf W. Schmidt

Founder & CEO

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

Gina Wo

SVP & Head of Greater China

ONYX Hospitality Group

Kelvin Ip

Project Director

Horwath HTL

Kimberly Brown

Principal & Founder

Kimberly Brown Architects

Hong Kong 2018

Highlights

In 2019 we are looking forward to our first event in Shanghai. Check out our recap from our Hong Kong event.

Competition

Creative Spark

Renowned architects and interior designers will show us their latest work at the event in Shanghai. Learn more about the projects – you are the one who has to vote!

Creative Spark 1

Chang Yi at Fairmont Chengdu

An East meets West modern destination, Chinese restaurant, CHANG YI is a contemporary Chinese dining experience inspired by the world of art and elements relating to the landscape and art of Sichuan.

The reception immediately greets the diners with carefully curated art pieces .from local artist. Art stretches to include a custom made maitre d’ station to complement the sleek, East meets West furniture and lighting selections.

Creative Spark 2

Conrad Hotel Shenyang

The Conrad Hotel in Shenyang, due for opening in late 2019 is designed as elegant, modern yet timeless, and truly capturing the essence of Conrad. The ground floor entrance lobby with its clean lines, impressive scale and elegant finishes is combined with some striking artwork pieces to engage the guests upon arrival.

Guests are then taken via shuttle lift to the top floor, level 67, to check-in at the main reception, positioned to maximize the amazing views over the city.

Creative Spark 3

Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland

This competition winning design for a 383-key five star resort and business hotel is set within a 70-metre deep water filled quarry in Songjiang district close to Shanghai. The quarry and hotel combine to form an integrated whole.

An extreme sports centre will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from lake level. The quarry provides guests and visitors with views, activities and experiences. It also protects the hotel from weather extremes.

Panel Discussion

Clash of culture? Dissecting Shanghai’s changing hotel industry skyline

 Shanghai has long been known as the most “European” city of China: a city where the traditional is juxtaposed with the modern. Does the same hold true for hotels in the Chinese financial capital?

In the past, have successful hotels such as Langham Hotels, Fairmont Peace, Waldorf Astoria and Jing An Shangri-La needed to be more “traditionally Chinese” in their approaches to strategic growth, development and offerings to guests?

How do they compare to the newer, swankier brands such as Citizen M, Melia, Bvlgari, Amara Signature, The Shanghai EDITION and the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland?

What are its effects on the rest of the industry? What are the trends, challenges and potential takeaways for different sectors of hospitality?

Program

Schedule

Meet people and learn more about the industry – in just one day! Our schedule for the Shanghai event in packed with keynote presentations, an interesting panel discussion, amazing project presentations as well as loads of networking session.

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09:00 – 09:30

Welcome Reception

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09:30 - 09:45

Welcome Words

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09:45 – 10:05

Change Table Session 1

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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10:05 - 10:15

Creative Spark – No. 1

Chang Yi at Fairmont Chengdu

An East meets West modern destination, Chinese restaurant, CHANG YI is a contemporary Chinese dining experience inspired by the world of art and elements relating to the landscape and art of Sichuan.

The reception immediately greets the diners with carefully curated art pieces .from local artist. Art stretches to include a custom made maitre d’ station to complement the sleek, East meets West furniture and lighting selections.

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10:15 - 10:25

Creative Spark – No. 2

Conrad Hotel Shenyang

The Conrad Hotel in Shenyang, due for opening in late 2019 is designed as elegant, modern yet timeless, and truly capturing the essence of Conrad. The ground floor entrance lobby with its clean lines, impressive scale and elegant finishes is combined with some striking artwork pieces to engage the guests upon arrival.

Guests are then taken via shuttle lift to the top floor, level 67, to check-in at the main reception, positioned to maximize the amazing views over the city.

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10:25 - 10:35

Creative Spark – No. 3

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland

This competition winning design for a 383-key five star resort and business hotel is set within a 70-metre deep water filled quarry in Songjiang district close to Shanghai. The quarry and hotel combine to form an integrated whole.

An extreme sports centre will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from lake level. The quarry provides guests and visitors with views, activities and experiences. It also protects the hotel from weather extremes.

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10:35 – 10:55

Change Table Session 2

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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10:55 - 11:25

Coffee Break

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11:25 - 11:45

Change Table Session 3

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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11:45 - 12:15

Creative Spark – Round Up

Our moderator will interview the three Creative Spark presenters for  more insights about the projects.

Kimberly Brown

Kimberly Brown Architects

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12:15 -12:35

Change Table Session 4

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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12:35 - 13:20

Panel Discussion

Clash of culture? Dissecting Shanghai’s changing hotel industry skyline

Shanghai has long been known as the most “European” city of China: a city where the traditional is juxtaposed with the modern. Does the same hold true for hotels in the Chinese financial capital?

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13:20 - 14:20

Lunch

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14:20 - 14:40

Change Table Session 5

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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14:40 - 15:00

Keynote Presentation

Hospitality Development Asia - Big Projects and Big Players

TOPHOTELPROJECTS‘ CEO Rolf W. Schmidt will present the latest facts and figures about the current hotel construction pipeline in the Asia Pacific region. He will also present some masterpiece projects which are currently under construction. Besides a general outlook for the hotel market in Asia, Rolf will give tips which hot hotel brands are worth keeping an eye on.

Rolf W. Schmidt

TOPHOTELPROJECTS

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15:00 - 15:20

Change Table Session 6

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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15:20 - 15:40

Keynote Presentation – Innovation

Brand Innovation - A combination of Design Aesthesis and Life Aesthesis

Gina Wo

ONYX Hospitality Group

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15:40 - 16:00

Change Table Session 7

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:00 - 16:20

Keynote Presentation – Economy Trends

Mega Trends in China Hotel Market

China’s hotel industry has experienced meteoric growth over the past 30 years, thanks to the robust economic development, growth in population, continuous urbanization, emerging consumption as well as the exponential growth in both domestic and inbound tourism. In this presentation, we will take a look at how the China hotel market develops over time by comparing its key performance indexes to the other key markets across Asia Pacific. Key consumer characters and behaviour trends will also be highlighted in order to help hospitality players/stakeholders to identify areas of opportunities and to capitalize on the growth momentum. We will also take a look at some key future trends that are already happening in the industry that shall impact the China hotel industry in the long run.

Kelvin Ip

Horwath HTL

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16:20 - 16:40

Change Table Session 8

Organised networking session, usually with six delegates per table, during which everyone meets everyone – more info can be found here.

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16:40 - 16:50

Winner Annoucement – Creative Spark

After collecting all votes from the audience we will announce the best project.

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16:50 - 17:20

Tour of the Hotel

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17:20 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

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