• 3rd Annual Integrated Resorts Conference held in Sanya

    9 January 2013

    3rd Annual Integrated Resorts conference took place on the 26th – 28th of November 2012 in Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa, Sanya, Hainan Island, China. This conference organised by marcus evans featured an exclusive interview with Ricco M deBlank,Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Division of Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong and facilitated by Sharanjit Leyl, Presenter of BBC World News. 

    Another keynote plenary speaker Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Limited, China spoke on Building an Integrated Resort in an Increasingly Competitive Market to Augment Investments, Economic Growth and Development. 

    Picture 030The three day agenda included a choice of two streams over the two days and a third day conference – World Class Hotels: Partnering, Profiting and Innovating. The streams for the first two days of the conference were Masterplanning & Innovative Technologies and Commercialisation & New Projects. 

    This conference presented an overview of the latest developments in masterplanning and design, project planning and economics as well as introducing revolutionary concepts and leveraging on cutting edge technologies for the industry. 

    Arnfinn Oines,Social & Environmental Conscience of Soneva Resorts mentioned that “It is important to recognise that investing in sustainable technologies is not only good for the environment but also makes financial sense. Sustainability is not just for the few interested, but should be part of anyone’s business strategy. And combining sustainability and luxury is certainly possible which is a win win situation for all.” His topic focused on investing in sustainable initiatives such as ecotourism to meet the demands of today’s environmentally conscious stakeholders. 

    Picture 014This event featured Platinum Sponsor JA Resorts and Hotels. Gold Sponsors were Equal Strategy and FSC Architects. Silver Sponsors were Ashurst, Xicato, Wilson Associates, AWP and Dahlin Group.Business Development Sponsor was Lasvit.

    This conference was proudly supported by the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission, Sanya Tourism Development Commission, RICS Asia,Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, International Project Finance Association, International Society of City and Regional Planners, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia,BBC World News,Hospitality Net, Australasian Leisure Management, Property Report, PRC magazine, World Construction Today and Macau Business. 

    Other speaker companies included The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Macau, Lebua Hotels, Thailand, Renaissance Sanya Resort & Spa, China, IHG, Greater China, MGM Mirage Hospitality, India, Aman Resorts, Singapore, JA Resorts and Hotels, UAE and Caesars Global Living Asia, China among others. 

    For more information, please visit www.integratedresorts-lse.com


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