Congress on investments in the USA will have a Brazilian

José Ernesto Marino Neto, president of BSH International, will speak about opportunities in Brazil

The Americas Lodging Investment Summit - ALIS starts on Monday (25) in San Diego, United States, a conference that addresses the main issues related to investments in accommodation in the Americas. The event, promoted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association - AH&LA, runs until Wednesday (27) and is expected to receive more than 3 thousand participants.

José Ernesto Marino Neto, president of consultancy BSH International, is one of only two Brazilians among the 185 speakers. Named ‘International Trail: South America - Overview and Opportunities’, the panel will address the importance and trends on the continent. Also participating in the same session are Rogerio Basso, from Ernst & Young, Michael Flaxman, from Accor Hospitality, Peter Vader, from BHG, and Francisco Zinser, from NH Hoteles.

'In the past, there was curiosity about the Brazilian market. Today there is real interest from capital investors in the hotel industry in Brazil. BSH has a very strong track record in bringing foreign groups to the country. Sol Meliá, SuperClubs and Tivoli are some of our examples of success ’, says Marino.

Aimed at investors, owners, hotel executives, consultants, lawyers, architects and government officials, among other professionals in the hospitality market, the tenth edition of ALIS will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel and will discuss important trends, in addition to identifying new opportunities.

'The participants seem to be more optimistic than last year, although they are still cautious. In 2009, everyone was apprehensive about the crisis then just started ', says Jim Burba, president of the Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the event's organizing company.

In all, there will be more than 27 activities in three days of conference, including sessions, lectures, business lunches and dinners and space for networking. To access the full program, visit .

BSH International is the leading Brazilian company in the field of hotel investment and tourism real estate, focused on the conceptualization, planning, development and management of hotel investments. To learn more, visit .