ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Thank you for being a part of the 5th edition of Myanmar Hospitality and Tourism Conference 2017.

With the endorsement by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Myanmar and support from the Myanmar Tourism Federation, MHTC 2017 brought together close to 120 decision makers from 12 different countries with the same goal of understanding what opportunities in the hospitality sector the Myanmar market has to offer. We had the honour of having H.E. U Ohn Maung, Union Minister, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism Myanmar, to deliver the opening ministerial address. It is also mentioned that the government of Myanmar will continue to support the industry with new initiatives such as Cambodia-Myanmar 2 countries 1 destination project and Myanmar Green Season promotion as part of their effort to increase tourist arrivals.

The conference began on a note of optimism as U Yan Win, Chairman of Myanmar Tourism Federation shared that Myanmar is still focused and working hard towards welcoming 7.5 million tourist arrivals to Myanmar by 2020. The program featured engaging panels such as the detailed industry performance and outlook of Myanmar hospitality market, Owners’ interview – The homework before building a new hotel or resort, How are hoteliers managing their hotels, tourism growth versus human resource development, Hotel investment law update, Capitalising on golf tourism, Exploring destinations in Myanmar and the Myanmar Green Season. Conference Chairperson – Kevin Wallace, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Dream Hotel Group, opened the conference with a vote of confidence that Myanmar can further develop itself in reaching its intended targets by 2020. 

Organisations present at the event included Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Amata Hotel Group, Amazing Hotels and Resorts, Centara International Management Company Limited, Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon, Citizen ID, Dream Hotel Group, Eden Hotels & Resorts, Esperado Hotels Group, Friendship Hotel, GolfAsian, Heritage Capital Investment Co Ltd, High Five Hotel, Hotel Savoy Yangon, IFG Asia, K K Myanmar Business Group Co Ltd, LG Electronics, Myo & Myint Co. Ltd, Myanmar Strategic Holdings, Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, PARKROYAL Yangon, Pristine Lotus, Sapphire Gardens Kalaw Hotel, Summit Parkview Hotel, Swisscontact, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Triump Hotel Mandalay, Urban Projects Limited, World Hotels AG and more. The conference also saw abundant networking activities during the refreshment and luncheon breaks. 

As you look through this post event report, we urge you to use this as a measure of our effectiveness in helping you reach your target audience in this regional sector. Referring to the attendee analysis, media coverage and pictures of the event, we hope you will be convinced that we are your ideal partner in your continual expansion into Myanmar in the 2018 edition of MHTC. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for your support in making this event a success and look forward to being the mainstay event in the Vietnam hospitality landscape.

Thank you, and see you next year!