Speakers 2017
Nick van Marken
Global Head - Travel, Hospitality & Leisure

Nick leads the international Travel, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) advisory practice. Recognised as a leader in its field, the team is part of Deloitte’s global THL industry group, which provides corporate finance, consulting, tax and assurance services to the international hospitality industry. Experience Nick serves a wide spectrum of hospitality clients including corporates, PE, SWF, institutional, RE and private family/HNWIs; and encompassing owners, investors, lenders, developers and operators. He advises on commercial strategy, M&A, development, operational, restructuring and performance matters. Earlierin his career, Nick was responsible for real estate and hospitality consulting services in EMEIA with Arthur Andersen, based in London and the Gulf. This followed 8 years spent with PKF in London and Hong Kong. His experience in industry includes periods with Holiday Inn and Sun International in Southern Africa, and Gleneagles and Meridien in Europe. His areas of specialisation include: mergers and acquisition support; valuation; strategic planning; operation/performance improvement reviews; restructuring; debt/equity raising; development feasibility; masterplanning/mixed-use resort development. Extensively travelled, Nick has worked in over 70 countries over a 30-year career. He is a familiar figure at major industry events; serves on the Board of STR and is regularly quoted in financial and trade press.