Hotelivate to Organize the 19th HICSA 2024 Conference from 2 April to 4 April

Industry Watch | March 14, 2024 | News

HICSA Hotelivate

Hotelivate, a  hospitality consulting firm gears up for the 19th Edition of Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) at the JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort and Spa from 02 – 04 April 2024. The theme for HICSA this year is Savouring South Asia: Innovations in Food Tech and Design which aims at unlocking the potential of South Asia’s culinary future and creating a sustainable, delightful, and technologically advanced hospitality ecosystem.

Manav Thadani, Founder Chairman – Hotelivate said, “This year we are focusing on the aspect of technology in our business and no other city would be more appropriate than this one. India is the heart of South Asia’s thriving hospitality industry and this year’s conference promises to be a dynamic platform for exploring investment prospects, trends, and best practices, and to network with the industry’s brightest minds. We believe HICSA will set the stage for numerous investment ventures in this rapidly evolving region. We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from our delegates, patrons, speakers, and sponsors as we come together in celebration of all things remarkable in food, beverage, and hospitality.”

Sébastian Bazin – Group Chairman & CEO – Accor, will talk about his vision in the ever-evolving hospitality scape during a keynote session titled “Live Limitless: Going ALL The Way”. “HICSA is an incredible platform for the global hospitality industry, bringing us together in India – a country which is alive with endless potential for the travel sector and unique experiences. It is clear that India’s moment is now, actively shaping tomorrow’s journeys and paving the way for the future of hospitality. Our collaboration with HICSA reflects our commitment to India and our vision to become a true trailblazer in this vital market”, said Sébastian.

In an interview titled “Heart of Hyatt: Enjoy Life Everyday”, Ashish Jakhanwala Chairman, MD and CEO, SAMHI Hotels will be in conversation with Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt Hotels. “It is valuable to have a platform like HICSA that brings together key voices from the industry. For the upcoming 19th edition of HICSA, I am excited to underscore the pivotal role that the India and Southwest Asia region plays in Hyatt’s intentional growth strategy. This region is a catalyst for innovation in everything from guest experience to F&B to events and I am so excited about the development opportunities ahead”, commented Mark Hoplamazian.

Manav Thadani – Founder Chairman of Hotelivate, will engage with Federico J. González – Executive Vice Chairman – Radisson Hotel Group and CEO – Louvre Hotels Group in a conversation centered around “Happiness and Change”. Commenting on this edition of HICSA, Federico said “HICSA is a platform to explore and capitalize upon untapped growth opportunities within the multitude of destinations in India. The engaging discussions at HICSA will provide an opportunity to not only address the challenges confronting the industry but also to collaboratively map out the areas of upliftment within the sector.”

On Day 1, the conference will feature interviews and keynote addresses in an endeavour to make the event more content rich. The day will close with the ‘HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards’ presented by MakeMyTrip, recognizing new hotel developments in the South Asian region. The first full day of the conference will culminate into a ‘Culinary Carnival’, bringing together chefs, food vendors, and hoteliers at the JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort and Spa. In line with the theme this year, the focus will be on a gastronomic extravaganza.

Day 2 of HICSA will feature curated panel discussions and mini keynote sessions with industry leaders. Post the famous “Hot Seat: Leaders on Fire”, which will bring to light leadership dilemmas. The closing dinner will be at Falak, The Leela Bhartiya City as the perfect end to this event.

HICSA 2024 Theme: "Savouring South Asia: Innovations in Food Tech and Design" focuses on unlocking South Asia's culinary potential and advancing hospitality through sustainability and technology.

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