Welcome & Introduction

Andrew Coutts (ILM) & Jorge Cabaço (DENGUN)

Welcoming Address

Mr. Andre Jordan

09.15H - 10.15H
Panel 1 | The Market Context
- Algarve regional development, residential tourism, stakeholder perspective and innovation opportunities
- Resort market data, market statistics, the urban residential tourism opportunity for the Algarve
- The emerging US travel market to Portugal - trends, motives, behaviour, the Algarve strategy
- Faro airlift connectivity

Moderator: Pedro Fontainhas – APR

Prof. Hugo Pinto – Prof. Hugo Pinto - CES, University of Coimbra
Ricardo Guimaraes – Confidencial Imobiliario
Sheree Mitchell – Immersa Global
Prof. Gavin Eccles – Aviation expert

10.15H - 11.30H
Panel 2 | Sustainability & tourism – A Strategy for the Algarve

- The opportunity to reprogram and repackage key tourism attraction assets and experiences
- The sustainability opportunity for the region
- Structural challenges: human resources, healthcare and education
- Sustainable hotel & resort design
- Airlift & connectivity - building a better future - what are the opportunities?

Moderator: Declan Conway, Global Sustainability Initiative

Prof. Alexandra Goncalves - Directora Regional da Cultura
Prof. Francisco Serra – CCDR Algarve
Reinaldo Teixeira – Group Enolagest
Aaron Gjellstad - Luxury Frontiers
Prof. Gavin Eccles – Aviation expert

11.30H - 11.45H
Coffe Break

11.45H - 13.15H
Panel 3 | The Market Opportunity

- Markets & Motives: Buyer profiles from two key northern European buyer markets – UK & Sweden
- The young, interactive & wealthy: Affluent millennials, experiential travel & luxury travellers
- The Retirement Market: Taking a scientific approach to deliver success & sustainability
. Portuguese land owner case study - Lousal Mining Village
. French market perspectives
. USA and UK retirement village perspectives

Moderator: Peter Robinson - ProMatura | Retirement Research Consultancy

Christer Hellman - Fastighetsbyran
Robert Green – Sphere Estates
JamieRose Briones - Luxury Frontiers
Fernando Fernandes – SAPEC & Lousal Mining Village
Daniel Neves – IAD Portugal, French market specialist

13.15H - 14.15H
Lunch Break

14.15H - 15.15H
Panel 4 | Rethinking the Planning, Investment & Development Model - Roundtable Discussion

- The evolution of the Comporta development model, ‘back to nature’ development, chic sustainable construction
- PFC – new investors, the investor mindset, project finance, the economic/market cycle – development drivers
- The economic sustainability of regional and council planning parameters - the opportunity to optimise
- How to facilitate, catalyse and stimulate capital to invest in development in the Algarve

Moderator: Andrew Coutts

Bernard Soultan - Comporta Signature
Gerry Fagan – DDM
Julio Delgado – Ombria Resort
Prof. Paulo Correia - Tecnico Lisbon University

15.15H - 16.30H
Panel 5 | Data, Marketing & Sales Distribution
- Roundtable Discussion
- The role of data, social media and digital marketing in a ‘new’ marketing model world
- Marketing the destination and/or the product?
- ‘Buy right, own well’ - how supporting the owner & buyer online drives value
- Innovation in sales distribution channels, property website portals, international property firms
- Branding: brand drivers and values, the role and impact of hospitality brands, other branding opportunities

Moderator: Miguel Fernandes - DENGUN

Peter Robinson – Alliance of International Property Owners (AIPO)
Scott Bennett – Vilamoura World
Robert Green – Sphere Estates
Mario Chessa – Blueshift
Eddie Correia – Ideal Homes International


16.45H - 18.00H
Panel 6 | New Development Concepts

- Design. Experiential lodging. Blue-sky thinkers and storytellers
- PFC, how Hyatt is evolving its brands, services and distribution, including branded residential products
- New resort concepts and experiences within a sustainability philosophy, Algarve case studies:

  • Ombria Resort

  • Plantation - Guadiana

Moderator: Andrew Coutts – ILM Group

JamieRose Briones - Luxury Frontiers
Nuno Galvao Pinto - Hyatt International
Julio Delgado - Ombria Resort
Charles Weston Baker - Resort Developments Ltd

Conference Closing

The conference organisers reserve the right to modify the program and speakers and cannot guarantee the presence of specific speakers on the day of the conference.