Programme

SUSTAINABILITY & DIGITALISATION: THE CHANGE DRIVERS.
The Decade of Action:
How Sustainability leads the agenda, how Digitalisation enables it.

 

13-14 September 2021
at the Smart Village Munich & Virtual

Programme

DAY 1: MONDAY, 13 September 2021
(all times CET)

11:30

Registration open


12:00
Welcome to HITT!


The Think Tank Agenda 2021 – Goals
Tim Davis, Founder, Pace Dimensions (Moderator) & Maria Pütz-Willems, Editor-in-Chief, hospitalityInside.com


12:15-13:15
IMPULSE 1: New values.


The Decade of Action. Why are Sustainability & Digitalisation the catalysts for change? The big picture, from planning to investing and operating, and its potential for the future growth of the hospitality industry.
Wes Paul, Executive Chairman and Founder, Gemin-i Analytics


15-minute Break


13:30-14:30
IMPULSE 2: Consumers & Sustainability


How is Customer Behaviour driving and shaping the Sustainability Agenda? The digital natives have turned into sustainable natives. For them digitalisation broadens and empowers their choice.
Fflur Roberts, Global Head of Luxury Goods, Euromonitor


30-minute Break


15:00-15:30
IMPULSE 3: Architecture & Building


How is design and construction evolving to create more sustainable hotels, and transform aged buildings? How do sustainable buildings influence costs and concepts, where are the barriers in sustainable material?
Alex Duckworth, Principal Consultant, AECOM Sustainable Development Group


15-minute Break


15:45-16:15
IMPULSE 4: Legal


How is the Regulatory Framework shaping sustainable Hotel Investment and Development. Become aware of the dependencies between the different sectors and learn how changes in regulation will encourage greater sustainability for the hospitality business.
Xavier Junquera, Head of Public Law Department, Baker McKenzie Barcelona, Dr Ulrich Hennings LL.M, Partner, Baker McKenzie Berlin


15-minute Break


16:30-17:30
IMPULSE 5: Digitalisation


How does Technology enable Sustainability in the Future?
What are biggest technology innovations, ways to connect facilities and services with customers. What is Digital enabled Sustainability? What’s the role of IoT, the Internet of Things?
Floor Bleeker, Chief Technology Officer, Accor; Andreas Ewald, Managing Partner, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting; Klaus Kohlmayr, Chief Evangelist and Development Officer, IDeaS


17:30-18:00
Summary


Today’s Findings.
Tim Davis

Followed by a virtual cocktail and Get-Together

at the Kongress Bar (8 walking minutes)


 

DAY 2: TUESDAY, 14 September 2021
(all times CET)


9:00

Registration open


9:30-9:45
Welcome back


Feedback on Day 1.
Tim Davis


9:45-10:45
IMPULSE 6: Lifestyle


Authentic Sustainability, the new Wellbeing. How real estate creates communities and meets with people’s new way of living, working and playing. Insights of an industry pioneer.
Neil B. Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas


15-minute Break


11:00-12:00
IMPULSE 7: City Centre Development


Urban Hospitality under Fire. Mixed Use will reflect the future demand and a new blend of target groups, re-shape the city centres and change hotel concepts.  – Including live presentation of a new “Demonstrator”.
Gesa Rohwedder, Head of Hospitality, Drees & Sommer


60-minute LUNCH


13:00-14:00
IMPULSE 8: Practical test


We’ve done it! Movers & Shakers talk about their Experiences and Challenges to bring Sustainability and Social Responsibility to Life. Learn from construction companies, investors, private owners and operators.
Adrian Flück, Director of Hotel Asset Management, Invesco Real Estate; Olaf Demuth, Executive Board Member, Zech Group; Thomas Schlereth, Architect, Developer & Owner, Soulmade


15-minute Break


14.15-15.15
IMPULSE 9: Benchmarks & Tools


Master the Measurement! Which sustainable & digital tools in the market benefit operators and owners? Brainstorming and searching for innovations, systems, benchmarks and certifications.
Group Discussion stimulated by Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Founding Partner, Considerate Group


15-minute Break


15:30-16:00
IMPULSE 10: Management


Make it happen! Leadership & Collaboration. Why sustainability begins in the boardroom and inspires staff and locals
Wolfgang M. Neumann, Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance


16:00-16:30
Summary


Today’s Findings and What’s next?
HITT post-Events, future topics.
Tim Davis & Maria Pütz-Willems