Aleksander Johansen

Senior Analyst, Somerston Capital Ltd

In his role as Senior Analyst, Aleksander is responsible for the analysis and financial underwriting associated with acquisitions and developments within the hotel and health care sectors. Aleksander joined Somerston Capital in November 2015 following three years at CBRE Hotels where he specialised in investment advisory assignments in the EMEA region. Prior to CBRE, Aleksander worked as a consultant at TRI Hospitality Consulting and his operational background include organisations such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Exclusive Hotels and London Fine Dining Group. Aleksander attended the University of Surrey from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management before earning his Master of Science in Business Analytics and Consulting from Warwick Business School.


Alexi Khajavi

Senior Vice President, Questex Hospitality Group

Alexi Khajavi is Senior Vice President of Questex Hospitality + Travel and Managing Director of Destination Develop Investment Services. He is responsible for the overall management and development of the company’s global hospitality and destination communications properties and events including the Hotel Management Group, the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Summit Series, Hotel ROI Series, Annual Hotel Conference and Destination Development Investment Services, HOTEC Operations & Technology and other destination and hotel investment events in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Alister McCutchion

Executive Vice President , JLL

Alister is head of the UK and Northern European Hotels Advisory team which provides hospitality real estate advice throughout the UK, Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia from various offices. Alister also leads the EMEA Hotels Valuation business and is a member of the Hotels & Hospitality Group's EMEA Management Team.


Aly Thompson

Industry Manager, Hotel Relations, trivago

Aly Thompson leads a team of Industry Managers for Europe and English-speaking markets at trivago, a leading hotel metasearch that receives 1.4 billion visits per year, resulting in 487 million qualified referrals to booking sites and hotels, for more than 1.8 million hotels in over 190 countries.


Amy Clarke

Director of Digital & Distribution, EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Amy Clarke joined Wyndham Hotel Group in 2014 as Director of eCommerce for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA). Her remit was expanded in 2016 with the role of Senior Director, Digital and Distribution, responsible for the hotel group’s online presence and integration with OTA channels across the EMEA region.


Andrew Boshoff

Director, Otus & Co

Andrew is a strategy consultant, investment banker and corporate lawyer who has 25 years of international experience focused on advising a wide range of hospitality and travel companies at board level, from UK and overseas multinationals to private equity firms and successful entrepreneurs. His special areas of interest are in making loyalty programmes more effective through advanced CRM/ data science, creating international joint ventures in the travel industry, and buying or selling hospitality businesses.


Andy Jansons

Managing Director, Jansons Property

Andy Jansons is the Managing Director of Jansons Property, a multi-million-pound turnover property development and investment company. Andy is a serial entrepreneur in the real estate sector which includes, hotels, mixed use, residential, student accommodation and air space. In 1990 Andy started his first business, Jansons and Partners, a commercial property agency. Realising it was more lucrative to be a principal in the property development and investment sector, in 2004 Andy left his practice and founded Jansons Property, a private property developer and investor focusing mainly on West London & Thames Valley as well as the hotel sector throughout the UK. Jansons has now acquired, developed and refurbished over 30 projects during the last 12 years and is a major player in real estate and the hotel market.


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