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BCQS International sponsors Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) and Hotel Opportunities Latin America Conference (HOLA) 


BCQS International was once again Platinum Sponsors of the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit, (CHRIS) and the Hotel Opportunities Latin America Investment Conference, (HOLA).

The two conferences took place back to back in Miami, Florida between the 7th and 10th May and each were attended by over 250 delegates from the hospitality sector, including developers, brands, operators, financiers, consultants and representatives from a number of governments from both regions.

As part of CHRIS, BCQS International Managing Director, Liam Day, moderated a lively session entitled 'The Art of Reviving Broken Deals' that examined the initiatives and strategies that have come into play as workout solutions have been devised to turnaround developments that had become distressed in the fall out of the third quarter 2008 market crash. The panel concluded that there are still opportunities out there, liquidity is retuning back to the Caribbean and the major brands are still very keen to expand their portfolios within the region.

James Slattery, BCQS International's Director with overall responsibility for South America moderated a HOLA session entitled 'Capital Markets – The Equity Leader's Outlook' which looked at where the equity is being sourced from for hospitality deals in Latin America and how the market is changing with debt becoming more accessible, for the first time in a number of markets.

Speaking about both conferences, BCQS International Director, Sanjay Amin commented, "From our perspective both of these events are of huge importance to our company as we continue to improve our market share in the Caribbean and increase awareness of the services that we provide to the Latin American market through our hub in Sao Paulo." He continued, "in the majority of countries in Latin America, cost management is a relatively unknown discipline. Through us working for a number of established clients who are now aggressively pursuing opportunities in Central and South America we are quickly increasing awareness of the unique type of service that we provide and this is serving us well as we continue to expand in the region."

Image (left to right): BCQS Director based in Brazil, James Slattery, BCQS Director & RICS Caribbean Board Chairman based in Barbados, Sanjay Amin, RICS Regional Manager, Caribbean, Melissa Salyk, BCQS Managing Director based in the Cayman Islands, Liam Day