CHICOS 2020|10th Anniversary Edition|Nov 12-13, 2020

Letter from Parris E. Jordan, Chairman of CHICOS

Dear colleagues and friends of the Caribbean,

I hope that this note finds you and your loved ones healthy, safe, and doing well.

This uncomfortable and uncertain period has actually enabled the CHICOS team and Advisory Board to appreciate our industry even more because we absolutely can navigate through this situation together. CHICOS remains committed to you, and we trust that our region will, in time, begin to see that inevitable road to recovery.

In the weeks to come, it is our intention to bring together industry leaders and stakeholders to share insights and guidance as we all move forward.

Out of respect for everyone’s individual situations, we have held back from our traditional proactive marketing efforts, but you should know that we are working behind the scenes, reaching out to the community, and looking for ways to bring you meaningful and timely information.

On a personal note, I worry about the people of the Caribbean. While we are all dealing with this unprecedented situation in different countries, I am reminded of how economically dependent the entire region is on hospitality and tourism. With borders shut and hotels closed there is very little economic activity taking place on the islands. Unfortunately, many of these debt-laden Caribbean islands do not have the resources necessary to provide stimulus packages to help their respective economies. As we are all aware, there is no true timeline as to when things will return to normal. Companies are reacting and rescheduling events, and the situation changes daily. I hope and pray that the various people, companies, and governments throughout the Caribbean will return to some sense of normalcy very soon.

Please take great care of yourself and your loved ones. In the meantime, we will be in touch as more information becomes available.

Sincerely, Parris E. Jordan

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CHICOS 2020 to Take Place November 12-13, 2020.

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, in Nassau Bahamas

The Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is reputed the premier hospitality conference in the region. Having just completed its 9th edition, CHICOS brings together over 300 regional and international investors and operators, as well as the region’s leading decision makers. Also participating as attendees or speakers are governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors and architects and designers.  Attendees network and discuss the region’s markets and possibilities, while analyzing the most important trends that can impact their investment decisions.

CHICOS is tasked with showcasing the varying destinations and spectacular hotels throughout the Caribbean. 

CHICOS 2019 donated a financial contribution towards hurricane relief efforts through the Rotary Foundation.
 

Who Should Attend?
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Financial Advisors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investment Fund Representatives
  • Real Estate and Financial Intermediaries
  • Architects, Designers and Planners
  • Legal Advisors and Specialist Consultants
  • Hotel Chain and Management Company Executives
  • Hotel and Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs
  • Government Agencies (Tourism, Planning and Investment)
  • Public and Private Hotel, Tourism, and Convention Agencies
  • Hotel Associations

CHICOS 2020 Registration

Pricing
  • $1195 USD Early Bird Rate (expires May 29, 2020)
  • $1395 USD Standard Rate (expires October 23, 2020)
  • $1500 USD Late Registration
  • $1600 USD On-site Registration
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CHICOS 2020 Bahamas

Please enjoy a short welcome video of the Bahamas, which will serve as host for CHICOS 2020.

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Agenda

November 11-13, 2020


Wednesday - November 11, 2020

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Thursday - November 12, 2020

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

General Sessions

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reception

Friday - November 13, 2020

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Speakers

Alessandro Colantonio

Alessandro Colantonio

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Capital Markets
Gencom Group
David Larone

David Larone

Senior Managing Director Valuation and Advisory Services
CBRE
Stephen Gould

Stephen Gould

Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking, Bermuda
Butterfield Group
Matthew J Norton, Esq.

Matthew J Norton, Esq.

Practice Area Leader - Real Estate
K&L Gates LLP
Ruben Becerra

Ruben Becerra

Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Business Development
Karisma Hotels and Resorts
Carter Wilson, ISHC

Carter Wilson, ISHC

Senior Vice President, Consulting & Analytics
STR
Dionisio D'Aguilar

Dionisio D'Aguilar

Minister of Tourism & Aviation
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Gary Brough

Gary Brough

Managing Director
KPMG
Jonas Niermann

Jonas Niermann

Director, Hospitality/Real Estate Consulting
PwC
Dominic Fedee

Dominic Fedee

Minister of Tourism
Invest Saint Lucia
Todd J Ruff

Todd J Ruff

Vice President of Development, The Americas
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
David Kosoy

David Kosoy

Chairman & CEO
Sterling Global Financial Limited
Fernando Mulet

Fernando Mulet

EVP/Chief Development Officer.
Playa Hotels & Resorts
Liam Day

Liam Day

Managing Director
BCQS International
Adam Rosenberg

Adam Rosenberg

Managing Director and Global Head of Gaming & Leisure
Fortress Investment Group
William Stadler

William Stadler

EVP & Chief Investment Officer
Aimbridge Hospitality
Nicholas Hecker

Nicholas Hecker

Principal
Och-Ziff Capital Management
Rebecca Cocchiola

Rebecca Cocchiola

Vice President
Singerman Real Estate
Stephanie Ricca

Stephanie Ricca

Editorial Director
Hotel News Now
Andro Nodarse-Leon

Andro Nodarse-Leon

Founder and CEO
LionGrove Capital
Bojan Kumer

Bojan Kumer

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Caribbean and Latin America
Marriott International
Camilo Bolaños

Camilo Bolaños

VP Development and Real Estate
Hyatt Hotels
Isabel de Caires

Isabel de Caires

Director
CIBC First Caribbean
Ray T Klien

Ray T Klien

Head, Investment Banking Division
Republic Bank
Fernando Fernandez

Fernando Fernandez

VP of Development, Caribbean
Apple Leisure Group
George Spence

George Spence

Director General
Leading Property Group
Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Robert MacLellan, ISHC

Chief Executive Officer
MacLellan & Associates
Rogerio Basso

Rogerio Basso

Head of Tourism, Corporate Division
IDB Invest

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