It’s a real delight to be here in Medellin, Colombia. It’s my first time it’s an exceptional visit to join the SAHIC Conference. I’m pleased I have been here, looking forward to coming back soon and spending time with the Latin American owners which are very important to us and spending more time at SAHIC.”

- Elie Maalouf CEO, The Americas, IHG

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I feel honored to have been invited to participate as a keynote speaker this year at SAHIC in Medellín. I have experienced plenty of relationships with people here, learnt a lot and I have been able to see old friends. I recommend SAHIC.

.- Fernando Poma, VP & Managing Director, Real Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Poma


“To me, coming to SAHIC every year is an opportunity to learn the challenges of the industry, that are not a few. Without places like this, it would not be possible to generate employment, generate business, and be able to lead an industry that today represents a 10% of the global GDP, but in places like this is were the future of the industry is brewed.

- Maribel Rodriguez, Regional Director, Southern Europe & Latin America, WTTC

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SAHIC is a platform, is a way to network all year round, since you can create contacts at the conference, but then you can keep contacting different people of the different areas of the industry.”

- Arturo Navarro Ithuralde, CEO, Aadesa

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We are very happy with the experience of sharing with our hotelier and investor colleagues our experience; listening what is happening in Colombia, Ecuador and neighbor countries. Sincerely, it is a very enriching experience for us to be here.

- Herman Bern, President & Founder, Empresas Bern


SAHIC experience this year in Medellín has been really very productive for us. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other industry leaders, get to know all the investment and growth plans for the region.”

- Carrie Wilder, Director Spanish South America, Expedia Group Lodging Partner Services


This is my 11th SAHIC that I’ve attended. I’ve watched the conference grow in importance within the region, the attendance has grown, the quality of the networking, the quality of the people I meet. It’s one conference I will not miss. It’s very important for what we do in Latin America and the Caribbean: to network with people at SAHIC.

- Ted Middleton, Senior Vice President, Latin America & the Caribbean, Hilton


To me this conference is very important for one main reason: to put tourism and hospitality, our industry in the map. In Latin America we are still struggling, we still have a lot of potential to double or triple the size of our industry. This conference allows us to talk to investors, to colleagues, to trendsetters in order to make sure that we put this industry, in the middle of the concern or the program that we have with our different governments.

- Patrick Mendes, CEO, South America, AccorHotels


I really congratulate you for the organization, because I’ve seen along the years, the growth, not only of the quality of exhibitors, the qu ality of attendees, investors groups, hotel chains, there are hoteliers of all sizes, and for us, as a technology company that provides services to all this range of clients, is really a very positive interaction for us to participate and generate business for all.

- Mariano Porcel, Regional Sales Director, South America & Panama, Travelclick.