Trade Shows and EventsAnother win for Singapore's 2021 events calendar as the hotel conference relocates from Hong Kong to the Lion City.

HICAP's coming back live

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Organisers Northstar Travel Group and The BHN Group expect to host HICAP as a live, in-person conference in Singapore. Pictured: Networking in action from HICAP 2019 in Hong Kong.
Organisers Northstar Travel Group and The BHN Group expect to host HICAP as a live, in-person conference in Singapore. Pictured: Networking in action from HICAP 2019 in Hong Kong.

Singapore has scored another win for its 2021 events calendar, with the confirmation of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) and the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), organised by Northstar Travel Group and The BHN Group.

The 32nd HICAP will take place from 20-22 October, while the 6th AOCAP will run from 19-20 October. The crossover evening on 20 October will see a networking session for participants at both in-person events, which will be hosted live at Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Stamford.

The APAC event is expected to gather the region's hotel investment community, which includes owners, developers, lenders, executives and professional advisors from around the globe.

Jeff Higley, president of The BHN Group, believes that "live, in-person events will begin to re-emerge as 2021 unfolds and there will be great interest in executives re-engaging with colleagues and partners, as well as looking for new business opportunities". 

“This represents a new chapter for HICAP as the industry begins its recovery from the painful and prolonged downturn caused by the global pandemic," he added. 

“Singapore has been at the forefront of the world’s recovery from the novel coronavirus and we will be in lock-step with the protocols and guidelines put in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment for each of our delegates.”

HICAP marks yet another global event that has chosen to relocate to Singapore. The World Economic Forum had similarly announced its decision to move its global leadership summit from Switzerland to the Lion City from 13-16 May.

The 31st annual HICAP was held virtually between 21-23 October 2020 in Hong Kong.

Registration for the conferences will open during the first quarter of 2021. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting [email protected].



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