Hosted by HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting firm, the 5th edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia, which took place on 6 and 7 September 2017 at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, concluded on a high note. A two-day conference dedicated to the hospitality industry, THINC Indonesia is a one-of-a-kind hospitality event in Indonesia, providing a platform to deliberate on the development and direction of the hotel and tourism industry in the region; exchange strategic thoughts, vision and best practices; and discuss significant trends prevailing in the industry. Co-Hosted by Hotelivate; the Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia; and the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the conference brought together close to 180 industry stakeholders, business leaders and key decision-makers from across 14 nations,
The program featured a series of master classes and keynotes by subject-matter experts; interviews and thought-provoking discussions with industry stalwarts; and a number of engaging panel discussions. Notable speakers at this year’s event included prominent industry leaders such as Chairul Tanjung, Chairman, CT Corp; John Flood, President & CEO, Archipelago International; Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO - APAC, AccorHotels; Nicholas Clayton, CEO, Capella Hotel Group Asia; Olivier Chavy, President & CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts; Rajeev Menon, COO - APAC (ex. Greater China), Marriott International; and Steven Pan, Chairman, Regent Hotels Group, to name a few, who discussed latest developments and markets in the region, and shared their valuable insights on the tourism and hotel industry in Indonesia and the larger SE Asian region.
Furthermore, the conference allowed ample scope of networking over the two days, wherein participants had the opportunity to meet influential decision makers and make deals in a collaborative atmosphere. An interesting highlight of this year’s conference was the ‘Pub Crawl’ on Day 1 that was followed by evening cocktails at the stunning Above Eleven rooftop bar at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, and a closing dinner at the newly opened Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach on the second day.
Since its inception, THINC Indonesia has consistently delivered unparalleled value to all industry stakeholders. Dedicated to the tourism and hospitality sector, the conference brings to fore the most relevant subject matter, key issues and latest industry trends that shape and transform the future of hospitality businesses.
The THINC Indonesia Organizing Committee expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, partners, speakers and delegates for their valued support and for contributing towards an immensely successful 2017 event, and looks forward to welcoming everyone at the next edition of the conference, to be held on 5 and 6 September 2018.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Lot N5 Nusa Dua Tourism Complex
80363 - Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia
The Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is a lavish and sophisticated beachfront retreat offering the best of tropical luxury. Boasting superior views of the shimmering sea, Sofitel’s 415 exquisite rooms and suites offer true five-star comfort. Indulge in an opulent mix of chic world class facilities, French elegance, and authentic Balinese charm.
Located in Bali Tourism Development Corporation complex of Nusa Dua, one of the island’s most affluent addresses, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort is located 40 kilometres from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and sets international standards in resort hospitality with the brand’s hallmarks of service and quality excellence.