HICAP UPDATE & AOCAP 2015 conferences boast record crowds

Costa Mesa, CA – The annual HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP conferences were recently held at the Pan Pacific Singapore on March 17-18, 2015 and March 18-19, 2015, respectively. This year’s conferences boasted record crowds with approximately 550 delegates in attendance at the back-to-back conferences. HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP are hosted by BHN, Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events.

HICAP UPDATE is a targeted two-day hotel investment event featuring a prestigious line up of speakers and sessions that focused on the current issues facing the industry, and offered great networking opportunities. This year’s conference featured country focused sessions highlighting investment opportunities in some of the region’s hottest markets: Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. The conference concluded with the first ever joint networking reception between HICAP UPDATE and AOCAP delegates at the BayWatch@Jen rooftop lounge at the vibrant, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway.

The AOCAP conference held in conjunction with HICAP UPDATE for the first time was a huge success, with enthusiastic delegates and an overall upbeat atmosphere. The conference brought together industry leaders looking to support the growth of shared ownership development in the Asia Pacific region. AOCAP examined the abundance of commercial opportunities within the alternative ownership segment of the hospitality industry, including timeshare and vacation clubs, fractional ownership, private residence clubs, branded residences, condo hotels, and serviced apartments. Industry leaders also reviewed case studies and examined the nuances of shared ownership, value engineering, and the growing consumer appetite. AOCAP is the only Asia Pacific conference focused on alternative ownership and mixed-use resorts.

The 2016 conferences will, once again, be held back-to-back at the Pan Pacific Singapore. HICAP UPDATE will take place March 15-16, 2016, and AOCAP will immediately follow on March 16-17, 2016. For individuals interested in hotel investment in the Asia Pacific region but not wanting to wait until 2016 to get involved, the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) will be held October 14-16, 2015 at the InterContinential Hong Kong. HICAP is Asia Pacific’s most established and recognized conference for the hotel investment and development community, connecting the industry for over 25 years. Energetic and fast-paced, HICAP’s program is designed to give delegates predictions from top economists; news updates and trend forecasts from advisors and industry watchers; discussions and interviews with leading hotel professionals; and highly interactive workshops with experts from all aspects of the regional hotel investment community.