About THINC Sri Lanka

The 2nd edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka, hosted by HVS, was held on 7 and 8 February, 2017, at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, consummated on a high note.

THINC Sri Lanka aims to be the region's premier event for the hospitality and tourism industry, and this year it emphasized on the country's strong tourism potential by showcasing its growth and investment opportunities, while also addressing some of the critical challenges in the region. The conference brought together close to 170 delegates, representing hotel companies and operations, banks and financial institutions, consulting firms, ownership and development, as well as architecture and design from across 14 nations.

The 2017 event provided an accurate and relevant content, through a captivating lineup of seminars and panels by industry leaders, seeing a stellar line-up of speakers including: Abbas Esufally, Group Director, Hemas Holdings & Chairman, Serendib Hotels; Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Corp Global; Dharshan Munidasa, Restaurateur and CEO, Ministry of Crab and Nihonbashi; Dilip Puri, Guidance Lead - South Asia, Marriott International; Dillip Rajakarier, Chief Executive Officer, Minor Hotel Group; COO, Minor International; Hiran Cooray, Chairman, Jetwing Hotels; Kapil Chopra, President, The Oberoi Group; Krishan Balendra, President Leisure, John Keells Holdings; Niladri Mukhopadhyay, Managing Director Asian Special Situations Group, Goldman Sachs; Peter Henley, President and CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group; Sanjeev Gardiner, Group Chairman, The Galle Face Hotel Group; Shantha De Silva, Head - South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group; Shaun Mann, Tourism Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group; and Thilan Wijesinghe, Chairman and CEO, TW Corp, to name a few.

The THINC Sri Lanka Organizing Committee expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, partners, speakers and delegates for their valued support, and for contributing towards an immensely successful 2017 event.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Financial Advisors
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investment Fund Representatives
  • Real Estate and Financial Intermediaries
  • Architects, Designers and Planners
  • Legal Advisors and Specialist Consultants
  • Hotel Chain and Management Company Executives
  • Hotel and Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs
  • Government Agencies (Tourism, Planning and Investment)
  • Public and Private Hotel, Tourism, and Convention Agencies

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