Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL, 1 Seminole Way, Davie, FL 33314, USA

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Event Date Mon May 16 EDT - Tue May 17 EDT (in 4 months)
Location Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, FL
1 Seminole Way, Davie, FL 33314, USA
Region Americas

This event is the leading and most noteworthy hotel investment conference for the Caribbean. CHRIS features fantastic networking opportunities and an extensive array of sessions and panels led by hotel and finance industry experts.

Key Statistics:
• About 400 registered delegates
• Nearly 1 in 3 delegates hold the title Chairman, CEO, President, or Owner
• Nearly 1 in 4 companies are capital markets (debt and equity) or development firms
• Almost 30 countries represented

Who Attends?
Investors, Owners, Lenders, Developers, Hotel Chain/Management Company Executives, Investment Bankers, Vacation Ownership Executives, Financial Advisors, Real Estate & Financial Intermediaries, Builders, Consultants, Lawyers, Architects & Designers, Government Tourism Officials, and Media


2021 Past Speakers


Jeff Higley
President, The BHN Group

Vanessa Ledesma
Acting CEO & Director General, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

David Eisen
Director of Hotel Intelligence, Americas, HotStats

Mark V. Lomanno
Partner, Kalibri Labs

Angela Musgrove
Interim CEO, Invest Turks and Caicos

Philbert Lubrin
Senior Investment Services Officer, Invest Saint Lucia

Gary Brough
Managing Director, Baker Tilly TCI Ltd.

Jennifer Foster
Sales Executive, STR

Jonathon S. Zink
Managing Director, The BHN Group


John S. Fareed
Chairman North America, Managing Director, Horwath HTL

Mark Owens
EVP , Co-Head of Hospitality Capital Markets, CBRE

Mauricio Elizondo
Corporate Director of Development, Grupo Posadas

Annette Mark
President, CAIPA

Liam J. Day
Managing Director, BCQS International

Robbie Karver
Principal, EY

Vincent Vanderpool Wallace
Principal Partner, BedfordBakerGroup

Robert MacLellan
Principal, MacLellan & Associates

Rosie Nicholls
Head of Valuations & Director, BCQS

Marie L. Dexter
Principal, Resort Development Consultants

Alexander Britell
Editor in Chief & Founder, Caribbean Journal Invest

David Larone
Special Advisor, CBRE

Andrew R. Cohan
Managing Director, Horwath HTL


James Bermingham
Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Hotels

David Kong
President and CEO, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Alex Zozaya
Chairman, Apple Leisure Group

Javier Tejada
Chairman, Nexgen Capital, LTD.

Nicolas Valle
Director Development & Feasibility, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Louis Alicea
Senior Director of Development, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Jeff Beiter
President and Chief Executive Officer, Capstone Distributor, E-Finity

Camilo Bolanos
Vice President, Development Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Eric D. Ullmann
Principal, OBMI Architecture

Joseph Boschulte
Commissioner, U.S. Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism

Adam Greenfader
Managing Partner, AG&T

Annaleen Lord
Area Manager, Caribbean, IATA

Carolyne Doyon
President and CEO, Club Med

Jorge Giannattasio
SVP Operations, Latin American & Caribbean, Hilton

Scott B. LePage
President, Americas, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Craig S. Smith
Group President, International Division, Marriott International

Rogerio Basso
Head of Tourism, IDB Invest

Ilan Marcoschamer
SVP Hospitality and CRE, Banco Sabadell

Rich Cortese
SVP of Development and Operations, Caribbean, Aimbridge Hospitality

Dale Hipsh
Senior Vice President of Hotels, Hard Rock International

Giovanni Medina
Senior Hospitality Designer, OBMI Architecture

Avatar Mathura
Associate Partner & Principal Energy Engineer, Dreams Solutions & Consultancy, LLC

Rob Mentnech
Managing Director, SureStay Hotels, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Warren Newfield
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Tau Capital Services Corp.

Bill Stadler
CIO, Aimbridge Hospitality

The Honourable Charles W. Misick
Premier, Turks and Caicos Islands

Juan Corvinos
VP Development, Latin America & The Caribbean, Hilton

Todd Hricko
SVP, Head of Global Hotel Development, Hard Rock International

Bojan Kumer
VP, Lodging Development, Marriott International

Fernando Mulet
EVP, Chief Development Officer, Playa Hotels & Resorts

Enrique Calderon Fernandez
Chief Operations Officer, Hotels, Grupo Posadas

Paula Cerrillo
Director Development, Caribbean, Marriott International

Javier Coll
Group President Global Business Development, Apple Leisure Group / AMResorts

Katherine Button
VP, Asset Management & Investments, Mullen Real Estate Capital

Bill Clegg
Regional Director of Development, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Frances Gonzalez
Vice President Operations, Latin America, Radisson Hotel Group

Federico Moreno-Nickerson
Vice President of Development, Apple Leisure Group / AMResorts

Jose Carlos Azcarraga
CEO, Grupo Posadas

Harry Sommer
President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line


Andrea Belfanti
Executive Director, ISHC

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
• Hard Rock Hotel

• Accor
• Aimbridge Hospitality
• Apple Leisure Group
• Sabadell
• BCQS International
• E-Finity
• Hilton
• Horwath HTL
• Hyatt
• Invest Turks & Caicos Islands
• Posadas
• Sonesta

• Hotel News Now
• Hotelier News
• Travel Weekly

• Puerto Rico Builders Association
• Sociedad Hoteles del Peru