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10 Years of AHICE Kicks Off At Grand Hyatt Melbourne

May 1, 2019 | Grand Hyatt Melbourne


Australasian Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition’s (AHICE) 10th annual conference began today, Wednesday 1st May at Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s expansive Savoy Ballroom. The two-day event is the largest accommodation industry conference in the Asia Pacific region with 850 attendees and exhibitors.

Presented by Hotel Management, AHICE 2019’s inspiring and educational hotel industry program covers a number of key topics on investment, innovation, management and development. The theme this year is ”People, Product and Performance in a period of Unprecedented Growth” with thought leaders from across the hotel industry sharing their valuable insights to hoteliers, suppliers and leading consultants from Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.

Howard Kemball (Host of AHICE & Director, KCom) & James Wilkinson (Editor-In-Chief, HM magazine) opened the event with the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, giving the first keynote speech on the city’s accommodation market.

Representing Hyatt in the program is David Udell, Group President – Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Hong Kong), who will be hosting Hotelier Q&A on Wednesday, 1st May.

As a special surprise, Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s talented pastry team delivered on stage a celebratory cake to mark the 10-year milestone.

Here is an inside peek into the conference with more to come over the next two days.


Welcome to AHICE's 10th Anniversary

AHICE’s 10th annual conference at Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s expansive Savoy Ballroom.


AHICE surprise birthday cake 2019

As a special surprise, Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s talented pastry team delivered on stage a celebratory cake to mark the 10-year milestone.


Keynote Speaker at AHICE: Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp.

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp, giving the first keynote speech on the city’s accommodation market.


For information about hosting a meeting or conference at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, please visit Hyatt.com or call our Events team on +61 3 9653 4449.

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