Thank you for being a part of the 2nd edition of Vietnam Hotel Business and Investment Conference 2017.
Sphere Conference partnered with Vietnam Hotel Association for the 1st time in 2017 and this partnership brought together close to 350 decision makers from 12 different countries with the same goal of understanding what opportunities in the hospitality sector the Vietnam market has to offer. We had the honour of having Mr Ngo Hoai Chung, Vice Chairman of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to deliver the opening ministerial address.
The conference began on a note of optimism as Mdm Do Thi Hong Xoan, Chairwoman of Vietnam Hotel Association, shared the news that Vietnam welcomed more than 10 million international visitors in 2016 alone and within the first 3 months of 2017, the total number of international tourism is more than 3.2 million, which represents a 29% increase compared to the same period in 2016. These numbers are made up of mostly tourist from Northeast Asia which accounts for 57% of the total numbers.
Day 1 of the program featured engaging panels such as the Overview of the hotel business operations and investment in Vietnam; Performance outlook for Vietnam – Key cities and destinations, including a look beyond RevPAR; Conversation with investment thought leaders; How will the new wave of development shape the perception of Vietnamese hospitality. Conference Chairperson – Ken Atkinson of Grant Thornton Vietnam, opened the conference with a vote of confidence that Vietnam will continue to be the hottest hospitality market in Asia.
Organisations present at the event included Akaryn Hotel Group, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, An Du Autohaus, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam, Cachet Hotel Group, CBRE Vietnam, Centara International Management Company Limited, Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Limited, Delivering Asia Communications, DN Legal, Dream Hotel Group, Dusit International, EHG Company, Everpia JSC, Gaw Capital, Gem Hotels Group, Grant Thornton Vietnam, Hirsch Bedner Associates Pte Ltd, Hoa Binh Tourist, IC Partners Ltd, IDeaS, IndoChina Capital, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Leisure Design Group Co Ltd, LG Electronics Vietnam, Life Style Connected JSC, Lodgis Hospitality Holdings, Louvre Hotels Group, MBLand Holdings, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Plateno Group, Pullman Saigon, QUO, Revinate, Saigon Tourist Holding Company, Savills Asia Pacific, Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, Silver Needle Hospitality Group, SP Setia Bhd, STR, Vietnam Sourcing & Purchasing Club, Windor Property Management Group Corporation, Wyndham Hotel Group and more. The conference also saw abundant networking activities during the refreshment and luncheon breaks.
As you look through this post event report, we urge you to use this as a measure of our effectiveness in helping you reach your target audience in this regional sector. Referring to the attendee analysis, media coverage and pictures of the event, we hope you will be convinced that we are your ideal partner in your continual expansion into Vietnam in the 2018 edition of VHBIC. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for your support in making this event a success and look forward to being the mainstay event in the Vietnam hospitality landscape.
Thank you, and see you next year!