China Hospitality Summit

China Hospitality Summit

Interpret Market Development Trends, Seize Business Opportunities

The summit will interpret new market trends, opportunities and threats in the hospitality industry. Hot topics would include on marketing opportunities for different hotel types, hospitality talents development, kitchen design solutions, new F&B concept, smart hotel solutions, etc. Meanwhile, top industry players will be invited to deliver in-depth and state-of-the-art speeches. A better communication and idea exchanging platform would be established and provided for key players from upstream to downstream.


Conference Program

Wednesday, Aug 7th, 2019

Afternoon Session

Parallel Session Ⅰ

Hotel Market in China: Branding Differentiation vs. Diversified Market Demands

  • Opportunities and Challenges Outlook             when Industry Transferring from                         Incremental   Market to Inventory Market

               -  ZHAO Huanhyan,Chief Knowledge                            Officer  of HuaMei Consulting Institute,                         Senior Economist

  • The “Unbounded Competition” in China            Hotel   Market --- Where the road leads to?

                -      FU Gang, Founder of YuShangYuan

Parallel Session Ⅱ

Development of Homestays: How to Survive and Outrun Market Competitors ---Discussion on Supply Chain Integrate

  • South China homestays Market Trends

                ·     LUO Jianqiang, Chairman of                                          Guangdong Tourism Association (GDTA)                      Homestay Branch; Chairman of                                    Shenzhen Dapeng B&B Association

                  ·  LI Chao, Standing Vice Chairman,                                   Secretary General of Shenzhen Dapeng                       B&B Association

  •   Entries into Accommodation Industry:               Standardization & Certification

Parallel Session Ⅲ

Safe Hotel Concept from Catering Service and Daily Operation Perspective

  •   Hotel Safety Problems & Solutions

                    -      Susan Nie, Senior Food Safety                               Leader, Great China and Asia  Pacific,                           Ecolab

  •  Best Practice Sharing for Safe Hotel

                   -      Speaker from Intertek

  •  Hotel Operations from the Different                  Perspectives of Clean & Safe, Food Safety ,        Cost Control with Inputs from Key                       lndustry   Players

Thursday, Aug 8th, 2019

Morning Session

Parallel Session Ⅰ

People in Hospitality Industry: High Turnover Rate and Related Solutions

  • Challenges: the booming market demands vs. talents shortage dilemma
  • Hospitality talents career path development: the Reality vs. the Utopia

           - Matthias Vogt, General Manager of The Ritz-               Carlton, Guangzhou

          - Antonio Saponara Teutonico,  General                        Manager of Bulgari Hotel & Residences                        Beijing 

Parallel Session Ⅱ

Smart Hotel: Technology Trends & Market Analysis

  • Analysis and Outlook of Hospitality                    Industry Reconfiguration in the Era of 5G

                -    XUN Liang, China Hotel Association                                Wisdom (inviting)

  •   AI plus IoT: Advance Technology Blended         with Traditional Hospitality Industry --- A           New Ecosystem Arise

                 -     JIA Weiguang, COO, Bianyu                                             Technology  (from XiaoMi Ecosystem)

  •  Data thinking for hotel: What do you need        to know for revenue driving?

                -  ZHANG Yong, VP & Co-founder,                                      Shanghai  Bie Yang Hong Information                          Co., Ltd

  •  Hotel Resource Exchange: the Challenges         & Opportunities for Hotel Upgrading

                  - ZHANG Xue, CEO, Hotel R e Bartering 

Thursday, Aug 8th, 2019

Afternoon Session

Parallel Session Ⅰ

Hotel Differentiation: “Hot” Trends vs. “Tiny” Details

  •  South China Hotel Market Development          and Investment Trends

                 -    GUO Derong, Editor-in-Chief,                                         Research Director, Hangzhou East                                Sunnet Technology Co., Ltd.

  •  Parent-Child Travel Market: New                        Opportunity for Hotel Service &                          Products  

           -    LIAO Tingke, Senior R&D Engineer, Canasin

  •  Topic to be confirmed

                -  LIU Huili, Intertek

Parallel Session Ⅱ

Smart Hotel: Technology Development “Better” the Hotel Operation

  •  Robot Service in Hotels: Selling Point or            Revenue-generating Tool?

          -      Alex YANG, Operations VP of Yunji                              Technology

  •  Entertainment System’s Integration to               Improve in-room Experience: How Cross-         over Works?

           -      FAN Junlong, Sales Director of iQIYI                              Intelligent

  • Panel discussion: “Green” Technology for          Hotel Development --- Discussion on the          Developments of Smart Hotel

Confirmed Speakers

 In alphabetic order


General Manager of Bulgari Hotel & Residences Beijing

Antonio Saponara Teutonico began his international career in hospitality at the Four Seasons Hotel London in 1991 with 15 years in Food & Beverage and operations management roles in the Middle East and Asia with Jumeirah, GHM,  Amanresorts, Ritz-Carlton and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts. Antonio served as Hotel Manager at Amanresorts flagship property Amanpuri in Thailand and The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai and under his tenure the resort/hotel attained lots of award.

 Topic | Hospitality talents career path development: the Reality vs. the Utopia

Mr.Ryan Ding                                                                                                                      Hangzhou East Sunnet Technology Co.,Ltd –vice president of Meadin/President of Zhongshu information.

Dedicated in the tourism and hospitality industry, he mainly focus on data consulting, investment consulting, industrial investment and decision-making, value-added planning of space property, collaborative management of space combination and accurate consumption of the brand group in space. Based on the relationship between space and consumers, he researches and sets up precision marketing services in scenes and intellectually (the main industries involve the urban monitoring, scenic spots, real estate, the longterm rental apartment, office building and so on.) which based on space, brand and consumers.

In International leading Trade Group, he served as general manager and consultant for many companies. Having many years of experiences in management and analysis of operation and nowadays playing the role in the important industrial research, he is the vice president of Meadin and the president of Zhongshu Information.

Topic | Hospitality Industry Development Trends in South China Market with Investment Trends

Mr. Fu Gang
The founder of Newsooo & Yu Shang Yuan

Mr. FU Gang is the founder of Newsooo, the hotel industry internet platform established in 2016, and he launched Yu Shang Yuan – a local luxury hotel brand in 2018, specialized in urban leisure vacation investment and spatial operation with locations in Tianjin, Haikou, Fenghuang Ancient City, Wuhan etc. Previously holding senior executive positions in Vienna Hotel Group, Yeste Hotel Group, etc., Mr. FU has accumulated more than 15 years experiences in tourism and hospitality industry and has published a number of influential views and remarks in the industry. With abundant experience of leading the team to develop hotel related business in China from the scratch, he has deep insights on corporate strategy, brand planning, operation and implementation, e-commerce and Internet operation.

Topic | Middle-to-high-end hotel market trends: branding position & market share

Mr. Matthias Vogt

With a 30-year professional career in the hospitality industry and extensive experience with luxury brands, Mr. Matthias Vogt, the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, leads 600 Ladies and Gentlemen in further cementing the hotel’s status as a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award winner with the One-Star Michelin restaurant, Lai Heen, perpetuating the brand’s legendary service in the city.

A native of Germany, Mr. Vogt has held roles at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company since 1999. He took on several leading positions at Ritz-Carlton properties in Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sanya. In his various positions, he assisted, with his profound experience in hotel management, in the opening of many Ritz-Carlton hotels. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, Mr. Vogt opened The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna in Austria, which enjoyed an enviable reputation of bringing to this capital city a new and fresh allure to the long-established luxury hotel industry.

Panel Guest                                                                                                                                Topic | Hospitality talents career path development

Mr. Jia Wei Guang
COO, BYMIOT Tech - internal incubation team of Xiaomi

Engaged in smart home industry for eight years. Mr. JIA used to be the product manager of XIAOMI smart home, responsible for smart home sets, XIAOMI device interconnection and enterprise customers.

Topic | AI plus IoT (AIoT): the New Concept to Establish the Hospitality Ecosystem

Mr. Adam Lu

Acting General Manager

Originated from Taipei, Adam spent some of his earlier school days in the Pacific Island, Fiji.  His education continued in various places such as Australia and Singapore.  Adam graduated from DCT Lucerne Hotel Management School in Switzerland.   He joined W Guangzhou in April 2018 as Hotel Manager.  Prior to this, Adam was the Executive Assistant General Manager at Inter Continental Shanghai.

Adam grew up in ranks throughout his early career where he started and spent 16 years in Hyatt Group in Greater China region.  As well he was posted in different roles in Thailand and Vietnam.  He also had experiences with both Four Seasons and Rosewood Hotel group in capacity of property and off property Food & Beverage executive positions.

Panel Guest

Topic | Talks between Middle-to-High-End Hotels vs.Diversifiled Market  Demands: Market Challenges & Opportunities 

Mr. luo jian qiang

Chairman of Residence Branch of Guangdong Tourism Association

Mr. Luo Jian qiang, Vice President of China Tourist Association Hostel and Theme Hotel Branch, owner of the Seaside Inn on the one side of Mengyuan in Shenzhen, chairman of Shenzhen MeiSu Town Service Co., Ltd., and chairman of fengchao Venture (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. In 2015, the first residential Association in Guangdong Province, Shenzhen Dapeng New Area Residence Association, was founded, and the first international residential forum in China, Dapeng International Residence Forum, was held. It participated in the formulation of the first national government residential management measures, Dapeng New Area Residence Management Measures, and the first national white paper on residential development, Dapeng New Area Residence Development White Paper. In cooperation with International Standard Company,they have initiated and implemented the SGS quality standard for domestic residential accommodation. It is also one of the sponsors of the first National Conference on Civil Accommodation, which was awarded the title of "100 Chinese Civil Accommodation" in 2017.

Topic | An analysis of themarket trend and operating confusion of South China Hostel

Susan Nie

Sr Food Safety Leader for Ecolab's Greater China and Asia Pacific

2004 – 2006
Founded quality management team for Carrefour private label and store food safety system within China.

2007 – 2012
Set up food safety training & consulting team specialized for food service & hospitality under Ecolab China’s institution division.

Moved to world largest package company, Amcor, and piloted food safety management in package industry. In nearly 6 years, trained a professional product safety team & set up compliance management system for Amcor China. Manage product compliance & internal compliance audit for all 9 plants.  Provide professional advices to CFSA & CIQ experts during drafting of new GB for food contact material.

Seat in the food contact expert committee initiated by Shanghai Quality Bureau as well as China Food Industry Association’s food contact committee.

Mar re-joined Ecolab Group.

Topic |  Hotel Safety Problems & Solutions

Mr. Steven Song

Project Manager of SGS China homestay(B&B) certification

● The homestay standardization BBS planner and host of the 4th National Homestay Conference

● Contributor of the chapter "homestay standardization" in the 2018 National Research Report on the Development of Homestay

● 2018 SGS CRS TQS training program leader, lecturer

Topic | Homestay’s Entries into Accommodation Industry: Standardization & Certification

Mr. Sun Feng

Vice President of iQIYI Intelligent Technology  

Mr. Sun Feng is fully responsible for iQIYI's overall product planning, marketing, content cooperation and sales etc.

Topic | Entertainment System's Integration into In-Room Experience

Mr. Steve Xie

SGS China Southern Food Product Manager

Mr. Xie, graduated from food chemical engineering professionals, and has engaged in the food industry technology, quality and safety work for more than 15 years. He once worked as many famous technical managers of State-owned enterprises, large private enterprises quality manager and the quality and safety of metro south China manager, etc. In the meanwhile, he participated in quality and safety system establishment and maintenance, related training about group staff quality and safety in the group company. He has a lot of experience in controlling to the enterprise internal production process, logistics, suppliers and quality control.

Panel Guest

Topic | Hotel Operations from the Different Perspectives of Clean & Safe, Food Safety, Cost Control with Inputs from Key Industry Players

Mr. Alex Yang

Operations VP of Yunji Technology

Alex has been engaged in hotel and tourism marketing management for 15 years, with rich experience in hotel operation and management. For the development and future of AI in the hotel industry, his opinions are very forward-looking and referential.


Topic | Robot Service in Hotels: Will the robots bring hotel industry to a new era?

Mr. Zhao Huan Yan

Senior Economist, Chief Knowledge Officer,Huamei Consulting Group

Topic | Opportunities and Challenges Outlook when Industry Transferring from Incremental Market to Inventory Market

* Stay tuned for more confirmed speakers information.

For Sponsorship

•       The opportunity to face decision makers from high-to-middle end hotels and other purchasing clients, to showcase your product or service.

•       Find more business opportunities by exchanging your ideas with other top industry players from upstream to downstream.

•       Improve and strengthen company branding by sharing your insights in form of speech or panel discussion.