Speakers 2017
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Mariano Faz
Head of Asset Management
TFG Asset Management

Mariano Faz is Head of TFG Asset Management in Dubai. www.tfgassetmanagement.com. He is responsible for the asset management of the Hospitality and Real Estate portfolio of the company. TFG Asset Management manages over 3,000 units in the UAE. At this moment, we will be adding five more hotels (over 2,500 rooms) to our existing portfolio. Mariano's primary objective is to maximize the hotel owner's return on investment. He assists with every aspect of a completed hotel development acting as the owner’s representative. Additionally to his Hotel Asset Manager role, he is also involved in the full pre-opening and soft opening phases together with the operator. Mariano brings more than sixteen-year expertise within the hospitality sector. He has successfully negotiated multiple hotel management contracts and has a deep knowledge of the hotel industry and its players. He has advised key mixed-used projects across the Middle East. Mariano holds a Bachelor in Business Administration by the University International of Catalonia, Spain and a Master in Finance by EADA, Barcelona. Mariano is a regular speaker in the most relevant Hospitality Conferences in the Middle East. He also collaborates in multiple hotel sector publications related to Hotel Asset Management topics.

SPEAKER'S EVENTS

1486400400-1486402800
1486400400
Ballroom
English
Plenary

New threats to owners- the rise of the mega-travel company: Part One

Hotel Operators join the disruptors - a help or a hindrance to owners?

Moderator

Speakers

Ait

Ait Voncke

VP B2B Account Management EMEA Expedia
Gaurav

Gaurav Bhushan

Global Chief Development Officer AccorHotels
Nick

Nick Turner

Managing Director Bespoke Hotels International Ltd
Mariano

Mariano Faz

Head of Asset Management TFG Asset Management
Jahed

Jahed Rahman

Director of Hospitality and Leisure Aldar Properties
1486402800-1486405200
1486402800
Ballroom
English
Plenary

New threats to owners- the rise of the mega-travel company: Part Two

Can medium-sized brands still provide a competitive alternative for owners in the age of mega-brands?

Moderator

Speakers

Zoltan

Zoltan Kali

Chief Asset Management Officer/Head of Omran Hospitality Omran Tourism Development
Guy

Guy Hutchinson

COO Rotana Hotels
Taras

Taras Ettl

VP Development MEA InterContinental Hotel Group
Francois

Francois Eynaud

CEO Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts.
Mariano

Mariano Faz

Head of Asset Management TFG Asset Management
1486467000-1486469700
1486467000
Breakout room
English
Breakout

Speakers

Sanjay

Sanjay Nadkarni

Director of Research & Innovation The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Mariano

Mariano Faz

Head of Asset Management TFG Asset Management