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Dr. Marc Faber to Provide Keynote Address at the 20th Annual
Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP)

Costa Mesa, CA, USA --- HICAP hosts Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath HTL, announced today that Marc Faber, Ph.D., investment advisor, fund manager, and investment broker/dealer, will speak to HICAP delegates at the 20th annual event, to take place October 14-16, 2009, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
Dr. Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter “THE GLOOM BOOM & DOOM” report which highlights unusual investment opportunities. Faber is the author of several books, including “TOMORROW’S GOLD – Asia’s Age of Discovery” which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. “TOMORROW’S GOLD” was for several weeks on Amazon’s best seller list and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Thai and German. Dr. Faber is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world.
A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his “contrarian” investment approach. He is also associated with a variety of funds.
“We are very fortunate and pleased to have Dr. Faber presenting at the special 20th anniversary HICAP. Given the uncertainties regarding the economic outlook affecting the region’s hotel markets, Dr. Faber’s presentation is intended to assist industry decision making delegates in their planning for 2010,” said Robert Hecker, Managing Director of Horwath HTL.
HICAP is Asia’s most prominent and longest running hotel investment conference. As the premier forum and center for communication for the hotel investment community in the Asia Pacific region, HICAP brings strategic insights to investors, financiers, developers and leading industry professionals about the developments, changes and opportunities in the region. HICAP takes place each October in Hong Kong and last year attracted nearly 800 delegates from around the globe.
In May 2009, HICAP launched two new events in Singapore and Tokyo, which are focused, mid-year gatherings of the hotel investment community and which expand the HICAP reach into Southeast Asia and Japan. Over 400 international delegates attended the events. Dates for the 2010 HICAP UPDATE Southeast Asia and HICAP UPDATE Japan will be announced soon.
Additional HICAP Information is available at
About the Hosts:
BHN brings together more than two decades of experience in developing and organizing the world’s most prominent gatherings of the hotel and tourism investment community. At these events, nearly 70 conferences completed and/or in development, the investment community has come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends. They have become “must attend” events for those interested in hospitality real estate. In addition to HICAP, HICAP UPDATE Japan and HICAP UPDATE Southeast Asia, BHN events include: The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in San Diego; ALIS Summer Update in Los Angeles, the Central America Tourism & Hotel Investment Exchange (CATHIE), 2010 dates and location to be announced soon; the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) to be held in Miami in 2010; and the PATA CEO Challenge. The BHN website at is the gateway for the information about the conference BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.
Horwath HTL has been involved with over 2,000 projects throughout the region in all phases of the property lifecycle for clients ranging from individually held businesses to the world’s most prominent hotel companies, developers, lenders, investors and industrial corporations. Horwath HTL currently operates out of offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Sydney and Auckland and hosts hotel investment conferences in Hong Kong, Beijing, Sydney and Auckland.

Bob Hayes, BHN
Phone: 714-540-9300 ext. 104

Also See: Stephen F. Bollenbach of Hilton Hotels Corporation to Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at HICAP / July 2007

P.R.S. Oberoi to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific / August 2005

Sol Kerzner, Founder and Chairman of Kerzner International Will Receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific / September 2004

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