In anticipation of higher vaccination rates and increased intergovernmental cooperation for safer travel protocols, the hospitality industry is showing encouraging signs of recovery, uneven as it may be, Meanwhile, short-term rentals went mainstream and business models were tested for resiliency forcing a rethink of anything from asset management, operational design, customer care, marketing, technology and talent.
The accelerated industry trends for luxury or economy, business or leisure, may not naturally mean faster recovery as hotels still face the prospect of a long recuperation since structural shifts around customer expectations for hygiene, flexibility and value are evolving. Timelines depend on trusted new standards but are equally subject to individual sentiment of how safe the hospitality experience actually is, an arguably difficult item to measure.
Join FHA Match – Hospitality for a two-day expert business event to understand smart strategies to cope with the challenges in 2021 and source from leading suppliers. Our AI-powered platform will help you make meaningful connections ahead of time and set your agenda so that during the event you can focus on getting involved during our content sessions, educative seminars, follow showcases or join private 1-on-1 video calls. Discover new industry opportunities in the career corner and reach your individual objectives with FHA Match whilst learning about:
Market Opportunities & Consumer Trends Asia Pacific
- Safe & Secure Rebound
- Future of Hospitality
- Travel & Tourism in SEA (Bubble Business)
- SEA Market Opportunities
- Sustainability & Value
- Consultant Perspectives
- QSR’s & New Consumers
Innovation & Technology
- Hospitality Tech & Digital Innovation
- Business Model Transformation
- Marketing Strategies for the Reset
- Safety Protocols & Security
- Talent, New Skills
- Operational Design
- The New F&B Service
- Health & Wellbeing
- Asset Management
- Contactless Tech
- Digitalized Guest Experiences
- Green Tech
- Robotics & Automation
Hospitality Career Corner
- Job Opportunities
*Singapore time (UTC+8)
Note: The programme is accurate at time of update and may be subject to change.
Welcome to FHA Match: Hospitality
10:40 – 11:00
Business Continuity in a World with “Endemic” Risks
The world is an uncertain place. Trade Wars, terrorism and pandemics have highlighted the importance of Business Continuity Management for companies – both large and small and across all industries.
Following the COVID19 pandemic, as companies begin to transit from an “every-day-a-crisis” mode to a more sustainable one, it is crucial that companies develop a business continuity framework. This will help them “steady the ship” and chart out a course when the winds of uncertainty hit.
This session will give participants an overview of the Business Continuity Management process and how it can be harnessed to provide more stability for their companies in uncertain times.
Speaker: Kevin Wee
Senior Lecturer (Hospitality and Tourism Section), School of Business Management
11:00 – 11:30
Intelligence for Resilience & Recovery: A Hospitality Industry Briefing for 2022
As the hospitality industry is eager to usher in guests from newly opened travel lanes in Asia, the sector is cautiously optimistic that the pandemic is slowly turning endemic. A slow-paced recovery in a vastly changed hotel and restaurant landscape requires continuous adaptability from professionals, suppliers and guests. This intelligence briefing is to draw from the latest market data to outline:
Speaker: Fenady Uriarte
Business Development Manager, Southeast Asia, STR
11:30 – 12:30
Hospitality Forward through New Value Propositions & Sustainability: An AHRA Roundtable
Return to business with a purpose. As COP26 concluded, hospitality is seeking progress to net-zero carbon emission and position the sector with concrete climate action plans for a progressive rebound. The demand for sustainable tourism is changing business models, client and vendor relationships and sets the sector up for a stronger future.
The industry is to balance its sustainability roadmaps that seek to avoid disposable plastics, integrate renewable energy mixes, reduce food waste, incorporate circularity whilst also innovating guest experiences and stay business focused in a dramatically changed landscape.
The ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) roundtable will discuss natural extensions of already existing industry initiatives considering far-reaching environmental, ethical and value propositions.
The hotel stay of the past has checked out, so join us for an exciting exchange between the industry leads of the ASEAN Hotel & Restaurant Association (AHRA) and learn about:
Speaker: Margaret Heng
Executive Director, Singapore Hotel Association (SHA)
Speaker: Eugene T. Yap
President, Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP)
Speaker: Lip Seng Yap
CEO, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)
Speaker: Bruno Van
Vice President, Cambodian Hotel Association (CHA)
Moderated by: Matthew Stephens
Managing Director, eHotelier
Networking Break – FHA Match
Do use this time to further connect with delegates, suppliers and thought-leaders.
14:00 – 14:45
Hospitality Leveraging Tech: How Innovation promises a Industry Rebound in 2022
If you are to believe the investments and innovation in Tourism Tech, you are to assume a strong return to business also in hospitality. As tourism and hospitality are synonymous and with stronger vaccination rates as well as improved safety protocols in place, the pandemic will turn endemic. Travelers, business or leisure, will take advantage of more convenient solutions to improve their trips, being it through better booking platforms, carefree check-ins, easy payment, improved entertainment or sharing their experiences to fellow contacts online. On the other hand, industry is streamlining operations, increases efficiency, delivers better services, ensures safer environments and improves product offerings whilst opening up new and needed revenue streams.
Speaker: Nicholas Cocks
Founder & Director, Velocity Ventures
Speaker: May-Ann Lim
Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)
Moderated by: Ian Wilson
CEO, Wilson Innovation Lab
|14:45 – 15:00||
Discover Hospitality Tech – Pitch & Showcase
Discover exciting showcases from hospitality technology companies in our pitching session. Follow up after on the platform to find out more about the products and ideas from these entepreneurs.
15:00 – 15:20
FCSI Global BIM Standards for 2022
This webinar will explore FCSI’s Foodservices standards for Revit design documentation software and BIM (Building Information Modelling). The session will give guidance on the revisions and results of the FCSI BIM Taskforce over the past two years compiling data as a single point of reference for Foodservice Consultants around the world. BIM standards provide an international database of parameters for equipment manufacturers to use with their models.
Speaker: Andrew Brain
Director & Chair Foodservice Consultants Society International, FCSI Asia Pacific Division
Closing FHA Match Content Day 1
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