HICAP Announces Newly Branded Australia New Zealand Conference

Published October 2018

HICAP Announces Newly Branded Australia New Zealand Conference

HICAP Expands its Reach in the Asia Pacific Region


Costa Mesa, California, USA – Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), the region’s leading industry event, announced at the 29thannual HICAP in Hong Kong that the HotelsWorld conference which is held each year in Sydney, Australia will be relaunched and rebranded as part of the HICAP group of events.

This newly positioned conference will be named HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) and will serve the hotel investment, ownership and development markets in Australia and New Zealand. HICAP ANZ will be held from July 17-19, 2019 in Sydney at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and the offices of Co-Host, Ashurst.


“We are very excited to be bringing HICAP ANZ to Sydney in July 2019,” said Jim Burba, Co-founder of BHN. “Delegates can expect to see a reshaped and laser focused program, like HICAP in Hong Kong, designed to serve the needs of the hotel investment community in Australia/New Zealand. In addition to creating great content and business development opportunities at the event, we will also be aiming to bring new players to the market by shining a spotlight on the region throughout our extensive network in Asia, the Americas and Europe,” Burba added.


“I am delighted to see HotelsWorld become a part of the HICAP family of events,” said John Smith, CEO, HTL Capital Advisors and the founder/former owner of HotelsWorld. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to see this event grow over the years to become a must attend event for hotel operators, owners, developers and brands. Becoming part of HICAP will make it even more relevant to the investment community in the region,” Smith added.





HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific) is Asia Pacific’s largest, most established and recognized conference for the hotel investment and development community and is held each October in Hong Kong. Since 1989, HICAP is where the region’s preeminent players and executives gather to meet and network, make deals, explore opportunities, and exchange ideas.


HICAP has expanded over the past decade to include a group of events each focusing on specific geographic or product markets. HICAP UPDATE is held in Singapore in March and focusses on hotel investment and development opportunities in southeast Asia. The Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) is also held in Singapore each March and focusses on unique hospitality real estate such as timeshare, fractional, clubs and branded residential products. The newly launched HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) will be held in July in Sydney and will focus on hotel development and investment opportunities in Australia, New Zealand, and the broader Pacific region.



BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 150 events completed to-date, and in excess of 100,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Mumbai; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London; and HICAP ANZ in Sydney. The BHN website at www.Burba.com is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world. BHN is a division of Northstar Travel Group.


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