CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Hans Heijligers

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Chief Executive Officer 

 IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan 

Yoshihiro Sakurai

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 Business Development Manager & Head of Accommodation Business, Travel Division  

 Venture Republic Inc.  

Eric J. Levy

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Senior Advisor

Dorchester Collection 


Sunny Yu Grosic

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 President 

 HSMAI Asia 

Ante Baric

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Head of Development, Asia Pacific  

Dusit International 

Asao Nakayama

Asao Nakayama
Founder/ Design Director 
W Design International

Founder/ Design Director 

W Design International

Masayuki Kinoshita

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 Director of Project Planning & Promotion 

 TRUNK Co., Ltd. 

Prasun Choudhary

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 Operating Partner Japan 

 OYO Hotels Japan 

Carolina Fagnani

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 Senior Director, Development, South East Asia and Pacific 

 Radisson Hotel Group 

Matthew Burke

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 Regional Manager, Pacific 

STR

Shiori Sakurai

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Business Development Manager Japan

STR 

Markus Aklin

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Vice President, Development

ONYX Hospitality Group

Jens O. Reichert

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Chief Development Officer 

Cross Hotels and Resorts 

Lada Shelkovnikova

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Partner Hotels & Hospitality 

Withers Worldwide 

Seth Sulkin

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President and CEO

Pacifica Capital K.K.

Kristin Thorsteins

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VP Development & Asset Management

 Club Med  

Tommy Lai

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Chief Executive Officer 

GHM  

Yukihiko Ito

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Managing Director 

Asterisk Realty & Placement Agency 

Ashley Harvey

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 General Manager - Japan 

 Aviareps Japan 

Sam Ohta

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President and Publisher  

Ohta Publications 

Yasuhide Hosono

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 President

 Ichigo Estate

Partha Bommatapally

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 Director Business Development

 DerbySoft

Caspar P. Schmidt

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Founding Partner 

QCC Collection  

KC Moy

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Executive Vice President 

Capella Hotel Group 


Joseph Lee

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Hotel Manager

The Peninsula Tokyo 

Hiroto Kasezawa

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Senior Associate 

 Horwath HTL Japan 

John Barton

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Representative Director

 Vacation Niseko 

 

Ryoichi Shimoji

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President  
FISS Corporation  

Kavi Kirpalani

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Feasibility APAC 

Standard International 

Darren Morrish

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 Area General Manager  

Accor Hotels Japan 

Hideaki Kurauchi

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Partner

TMI Associates 

Shigeto Takenaka

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Vice President, Revenue Management

OYO Hotels Japan 

Jurgen Ortelee

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 Director Enterprise Sales

 IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Nikhil Manchharam​

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Managing Director 

Yotel Limited 


Paul Yang

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Senior Executive Advisor

Space Design Inc.