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October 24, 2018 – In response to years of prodding from the attendees, speakers and sponsors of the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS), the 2018 event will, for the first time, feature a scheduled soccer match between host organization HVS and rival consultancy KPMG. Professionals from other firms will also participate among the two (loosely!) organized teams.

“What better way to add adrenaline and bring camaraderie to a group of business professionals than with a heated and perhaps even competitive soccer match?” remarks Parris E. Jordan, Chair of CHICOS. “Conference attendees have reached out numerous times in our eight-year history asking for an element to bring folks together, escape the seriousness of the sessions, and enjoy the true spirit of the Caribbean. We can only anticipate what likely starts as a friendly game will probably quickly turn into a true competition.”

“With our global group of participants, this soccer match is sure to be a lot of fun,” adds Jordan.

The CHICOS Showdown will be held the first day of the conference, Thursday November 8, 2018, at 5pm on the South Lawn of the Fairmont Southampton Resort, the CHICOS host hotel. Those participating include executives of HVS, KPMG, global hotel brands, government representatives, sponsors, and attendees.

For each goal scored by either team, HVS and KPMG will contribute to the Rotary Foundation. This organization has a history of operating with Caribbean nations impacted by hurricanes and works to provide impacted countries with necessities such as water, canned food, and clothing. The organization has outstanding ratings, named by CNBC as one of the Top 10 Charities in the World. Every dollar of the proceeds will be donated directly to beneficiaries in the Caribbean.

To participate in the CHICOS soccer match, contact pjordan@hvs.com. Those interested in spectating can simply report to the South Lawn and cheer on colleagues. For more information about CHICOS and this year’s panel sessions – including discussions about the future of all-inclusive and luxury hotels in the region, debt and equity for investment capital, and more – visit www.chicos.hvsconferences.com.

Registration for CHICOS is $1,300 USD per person until October 26, 2018, or $1,500 USD after the deadline. Please register at https://chicos.hvsconferences.com/. For the CHICOS preferred hotel rate of $249, please contact the Fairmont Southampton or click here: https://book.passkey.com/event/49566898/owner/19579/home. The CHICOS 2018 agenda is now available online at https://chicos.hvsconferences.com/agenda/.

About CHICOS

Staged by HVS, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) is the premier industry conference for the region. CHICOS annually welcomes governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors, architects, and designers to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities.

Contact: Leora Halpern Lanz

leora@lhlcommunications.com

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