SINGAPORE, 10th JUNE 2021
For fifteen years, HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference (ROC) has been the place where hotel revenue leaders unite for education, collaboration, and innovation. Since, 2015 in Asia Pacific, this conference delivers the most compelling and comprehensive revenue management event for the local hotel industry, and convenes more than 100 key stakeholders to address the most critical trends affecting revenue management in hotels today. It’s where senior leaders in hospitality connect and engage in meaningful, thought-provoking conversations about hotel pricing, hotel distribution, rooms forecasting, business intelligence, hotel distribution and more. With powerful educational and networking opportunities, this is the can’t-miss conference of the year!
WHY ATTEND THE ROC CONFERENCE?
- The only strategic Revenue Optimisation event in Asia delivering insights on how you can drive the next phase of your hotel’s growth
- A perfect opportunity to check your current strategy – Is it aligned with the changing market environments?
- Learn about the upside of a solid Marketing, Sales & Revenue Management Relationship
- Hear about the latest Tools to help you implement your strategies
- Benchmark the performance of your Team with that of your competitors
- Engage with Asia Pacific’s Leaders from General Managers, Marketing, Operations, Sales and Revenue Management
2019 ROC Americas video recap
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center
Level 4, Roselle JuniorBallroom 4613 & 4713
CONFERENCE TOPICS - DAY 1
9:00am to 5:30pm
In today’s dynamic media landscape, measurement must evolve to keep pace with the challenges and opportunities of a cross-platform world. Joe will introduce you to a segmentation landscape that goes beyond traditional age/gender demography alone, seamlessly linking cross-platform measurement insights with audiences to help transform the way the media industry conducts business and to enable audience-based buying.
The organisers of todays conference, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International is a 90-year old industry association that brings the local industry many benefits and we will provide a short update of how you can get involved. Don’t worry, no sales pitches, just great information and tools to help you grow your career.
Presented by Heidi Gempel, Facilitator, HSMAI Revenue Advisory Board and Managing Director, HGE International.
Total RM Deep Dive – Optimizing Ancillary Revenue: Presented by Dr Detlev Remy, Singapore Institute of Technology
Achieving Total Hotel Profit Optimization by definition requires knowing each guest’s total value. But what does this mean when considering the array of experiences now available at a city hotel, a resort, or a destination hotel? The challenge is how to optimize many diverse types of ancillary spend during a guest’s stay at the right price, to the right guest, at the right time, through the right channel. This session will provide best practices for using the data at your disposal—whether small, medium, or big—to optimize profits from an area that at best has been an afterthought.
Total RM Deep Dive – Optimizing Restaurant Profit: Presented by Ana Ovtchinnikova, Accor Hotels Asia Pacific
In this session, we pull back the curtain on Accor’s Restaurant Revenue Management program to demonstrate Total Revenue Management in action, from a working hotel’s perspective. The examples, tools, and results from real property outlets will be highlighted to help you apply these same techniques in your own organization. Don’t miss out on this and learn to drive greater profit in your hotel restaurants.
Keep Up with The Shifts in Customer Behaviour to Deliver Relevant and Personalized Products and Pricing
Shailesh Pallipurnam from IHG will present a Case Study on how a hotel used the data they have on hand to improve their ROI. Learn how they did it – you can do it too.
Presented by Bilal Chamsine, an experienced Owners Representative and an expert in how Revenue Managers should be working with the Property Owners. Bilal has an extensive background in Revenue Management and is the President of HSMAI Indonesia where he is passionate about spreading the word on the value of Revenue Management to hoteliers. Learn a few tricks to help you foster a great relationship with your property owner.
The roles of the Sales, Marketing and Revenue people in hotels has been constantly changing over recent years. At this session, you will learn the unique take Wyndham has on the role of each department. Framed against the full Customer Journey, this session will give you some clear tactics to improve your revenue; and work more collaboratively with your colleagues in Sales & Marketing.
Blockchain is the latest trendy product that has the world talking! Find out what is really is, what it can do (and can’t do) and where the experts think this technology might be used in the hotel industry. Ram has done the research for you on this topic so save yourself a lot of time and come and hear the ‘Executive Summary” of Blockchain in Hospitality!
Presented by CS Ramachandran, CRME, Director Revenue Management – South Asia, Middle East and Africa at Preferred Hotels & Resorts
2:25pm - 3:10pm VENDOR LED BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Running a hotel successfully is not an easy job, if your hotel is not like a well-oiled
machine, things will breakdown from time to time. In other words, if your hotel does not have the right set of technology & systems (read Grease) in place, there will always be common revenue opportunities that you will miss. During this session we will discuss some of the commonly missed revenue opportunities and how to tap them. We will ensure your hotel emerges well-greased at the end of this presentation.
Note: This session is a vendor session presented by Kamesh Shukla, Senior Vice President Sales – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa for RateGain
Every journey begins with understanding the starting point. How can hotels and resorts use powerful reporting tools to more quickly and effectively grow sales, out-think the competition and start their journey to effective revenue management.
Note: This session is a vendor session presented by Patrick Andres, Rainmaker, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Global spending on conferences and events continues to rise, and the need for hotels and event managers to capture more meetings & events revenue by understanding demand patterns and setting better pricing structures is critical. Join us for an exclusive workshop to learn how to apply new techniques and principles to the conferences and events business that will help drive sales, revenue and profitability outcomes.
In this workshop, we will discuss the following:
- Understand key concepts and current trends of meetings & events revenue management
- How to make sense and better utilise data from sales & catering systems
- Learn best practices and strategies in meetings & events revenue management
- How to use new tools to enhance strategic decision making and increase revenue growth
3:45pm - 5:30pm AFTERNOON SESSIONS - DAY 1
Learn about the applications hotels are using bots for. Bebot is an AI powered chatbot concierge for travellers in Japan, being developed by the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence and data science from 8 countries. Bebot brings 5 star hospitality to your guests and business efficiency to your organization.
Presented by Akemi Tsunagawa, Founder & CEO, Bespoke Inc.
Willingness to pay – considering the value customers are paying for in pricing and product design
- Identify an approach to test customers’ willingness to pay for different product
- Sharing of real life examples in driving increased revenue through understanding customer’s willingness to pay for different products
This session is followed by a short Q&A on the strategy of either a transparent rates or a differential rate strategy.
Presented by: Limin Cheng, Director of Revenue & Distribution Management, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Does the Revenue Team really have a view of the actual cost of direct business? How much paid traffic is actually booking through an OTA? (does the same thing happen to OTA’s?)
Join this team debate for an interactive session where we pitch two teams against each other, arguing the case:
Is Direct Business really profitable?
Teams are as follows:
Arguing that Direct Business IS profitable are:
- Fanie Swanepoel, Senior Vice President, Revenue – Marina Bay Sands
- Kamesh Shukla, Senior Vice President Sales – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa – RateGain
- CS Ramachandran, CRME, Director Revenue Account Management, India, Middle East & Africa, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Arguing that Direct Business IS NOT profitable is:
- Tony Gothard, Senior Director Revenue, Sales & Marketing, Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia & Pacific Rim
- Brian Koroll, Director, Hey Travelista
You get to decide who wins! Using an app, the audience will comment and vote on the debate.
Facilitated by: Patrick Andres, Vice President Asia Pacific and Middle East, Rainmaker
Target markets, source markets? Isn’t that the role of the Sales & Marketing team? In this session, we’ll talk about:
- Things to consider in deriving the Total Guest Value metric for your top source markets
- Using this data in prioritizing hotel marketing, sales and revenue therefore optimizing results for the property
- Going Deeper: Top questions you need to know about your Top 5 source markets
Presented by Devdutta Banerjee, Area Director of Revenue Management – Asia Pacific at Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Join us for cocktails and networking at the beautiful Sands Expo venue overlooking Marina Bay. Canapes and wine, beer and juices will be served. We’d love to meet you after the event. Bring your badge so we know you’re ‘one of us’!