The 2013 Alternative Ownership Conference Asia-Pacific – to be held in Hong Kong at the Ritz-Carlton Kowloon on 15th and 16th October 2013 – will build on the success of past events through delivery of a stimulating and topical program, examining many of the region’s current challenges, with presentations from some of the global industry’s most respected leaders.
Sessions will focus upon the recreational real estate and resort development industry’s latest concepts and offerings and especially, the particular challenges related to product structuring within a number of the regional jurisdictions The focus will once again return to mixed use projects, both resort as well as urban, and look at some of the issues related to developing and operating hotels and resorts which include branded residences, condo-hotel-type products, serviced apartments, other amenities and communal and retail spaces.
This year’s keynote speakers will focus on innovations within the resort development industry as well as the importance of accurately identifying your target markets and developing your marketing and sales strategy accordingly. A session will be devoted to the latest trends in resort architecture and design which focus on competitive differentiation through the creation of unique experiences as well as brand development.
AOCAP 2013 will take a fresh look at the region’s travel and tourism forecasts and dynamic trends, fuelled by the emerging middle classes within a number of countries, their appetite for outbound travel and how the region compares to other emerging markets.
Likewise, some of the constraints to growth will be examined in order to determine what needs to be done if emerging destinations are to achieve their full tourism potential. A number of the markets have within the last year or so, demonstrated a healthy appetite for acquiring recreational real estate, based upon their liking for passive income and the prospect of capital appreciation. How are the regional developers responding to meet these new market demands?
AOCAP 2013 will examine the most recent regulatory initiatives and look at some of the lessons which can be learned by reference to regulatory evolution in mature, regulated markets. This topic in particular, will make AOCAP, 2013 a must-attend for policy makers and senior executives within national or regional tourism organizations, as well as for the industry’s regional legal advisors.
It also will be another unmissable event for those who develop, own, operate, market or sell purpose-built mixed use resorts, incorporating recreational real estate including shared ownership, as well as those contemplating the potential conversion or renovation of an existing development.
What’s more, AOCAP 2013 will provide the ideal platform for government officials, tourism organizations, tourism policy makers and regional hospitality companies to learn more about this dynamic segment of the international tourism industry and will once again deliver an abundance of knowledge, insight and understanding to domestic and international hotel & resort owners and operators, resort management and shared ownership companies, fractional sales & marketing companies, real estate developers, tourism authorities, lifestyle companies and the press.