Organized by Questex Hospitality Group, the 3rd Hotel Management Indonesia Summit 2018 is returning to Jakarta on November 14. It will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta –Diponegoro. HMI Summit will feature all things related to ownership, management, operational, commercial, financial and technological roles to explore the ways forward.

Each year, the event attracts over 120 delegates to strategize in a closed-door environment. This year, more than 20 international and local speakers will share their expertise and insights. Themed, ͞Exploring Innovation-Enabled Evolutions and Industry-Wide Collaborations to Support Further Growth,͟ the topics presented in this latest edition of HMI Summit will include: Reduce labour costs and manpower reliance through technology adoptions; Strategizing on sales, marketing, and pricing approaches to ensure competitiveness; Fortifying industry-wide talent development efforts and collaborations; and, reinvestigating hotel designs to better manage construction and operational costs.

The past few years have been exciting yet challenging for hoteliers in Indonesia. The tremendous growth in the industry has provided vast opportunities for career advancements. However, the supply growth has out-paced demand growth and human resources readiness, resulting in margin compression and talent shortage. To assist locally-based hoteliers to excel financially in this highly competitive but fragmented market, HMI Summit 2018 brings forth the essentials of managing expenses and manpower. Labour costs, energy and utility costs, distribution costs and construction costs are all set to be scrutinized closely, in order to help hoteliers generate respectable gross operating profit and returns on investment for owners. Similarly, recruiting, retaining and developing quality talents are crucial to consistent delivery of positive guest experiences and will be covered by the industry experts in the summit.

Good panel discussions with some great speakers who are expert in their fields. I picked up several new points which are beneficial to my company, proclaimed Martha Christhiana, E-Commerce Manager – OBEROI HOTELS & RESORTS INDONESIA, who attended the 2017 HMI Summit. HMI is a neutral one-stop strategy platform where Corporate CEOs/ Presidents, COOs and CFOs, VP operations Property GMs, Financial Controllers, Director of operations property owners, and managing directors will directly address all key management, operational, commercial, and financial challenges that impact corporate and property P&L. HMI Summit 2018 is part of the Hotel Management Asia summit Series, Asia’s only truly regional hotel management conference series. The series rotate through Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia this year by leveraging regional experiences, insights, and innovations to address market-specific challenges.