Office of the CFO for Hospitality: A new way of working to maximise profits

By 2020, "heavy investment in emerging tourism markets will widen traveller choice, increase competition and potentially drive down prices and profit margins across the spectrum of hotels'' (*). In the face of challenge, chains need to expand to new markets and independent hotels need to keep pace with big brands or join them.

Therefore, to maintain a competitive edge is one of the most critical tasks that CFOs and top-level managers in this industry need to fulfill. Whether your organisation is an hotel, resort, casino or government lodging agency, you need every advantage to:

  • Drive down costs
  • Raise profits
  • Grow your business
  • Keep guests coming back for more

In other words, hospitality CFOs and top-level managers need the ability to:

  • Interact with your potential customers, wherever they are, to influence them at the point of decision
  • Forge stronger bonds with your guests and give them a more satisfying experience
  • Get the information you need to accurately analyse results property-wide and make better decisions
  • See trends as they develop, so you can respond with speed and stay ahead of the competition
  • Spend more time focusing on what matters for your growth

Join our complimentary seminar "Office of the CFO for Hospitality: a new way of working to maximise profits" and find out how we can help you in:

  • Financial Management: gain access to critical information in real time and improve visibility into your overall business
  • Performance Management: link strategy to operations and performance measures, streamline forecasting, close budgets in three or four days and reduce budgets timeline as much as 40%
  • Hospitality Business Process Management: create guest-specific packages or hotel stay experiences, know guest lifetime values at point of interaction, attract more guests, lower reservation costs, increase and optimise revenue by as much as 7%

Speakers Profile

Rick Yvanovich

Rick Yvanovich
, Founder & CEO, TRG International

Rick is a Chartered Management Accountant with 30 years of diverse experiences including Oil & Gas, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Property development, Defence Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Breweries, FMCG, High Technology, and the Accounting profession. He has been living in Vietnam since May 1990. A consultant and serial entrepreneur he has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in 39 countries and founded several companies including TRG International. Rick is a Board Member of the South East Asia Regional Board for CIMA and is also Chairman of the AMCHAM HCMC ICT group.
Thai Pham 

Pham Hong Thai
Deputy General Director, TRG International

Thai won a coveted full scholarship to study IT & Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic in 1988 after which he worked for some years with IT companies. He returned to Vietnam and became the second employee of TRG. Thai is fluent in English and Vietnamese and has pretty good Czech. Thai has been directly involved in hundreds of client engagements in dozens of countries and is seen as the guru by several of our largest clients who rely on the depth of his technical and business expertise.    
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Andrew Turton
Director of Sales APAC and MEA Hospitality Solutions, Infor

Andrew is currently Director of Sales for Hospitality covering Middle East and Asia for Infor. Current responsibilities include establishing a channel network in Asia to support Infor's growing expansion into major and regional hotel chains with a range of applications and solutions. Andrew has been working with clients across the globe for Infor providing solutions into Hospitality for 11 years now. Previously Andrew was a user of Infor solutions, at various UK based blue chip companies, firstly as a user (BT, Reed Exhibitions) and then as a Program Director managing installations of solutions in Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America for PWC and Rothmans. Initially trained as a chartered accounting, Andrew's basis is in financial solutions and reporting tools. Recently Andrew has moved from Dubai, where he was based for 8 years, to Bangkok, Thailand to be closer to the growing Asia market place and better server clients and partners alike

Who should join:

This special complimentary program is for:

  • Managers and Directors
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Chief Accountants
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Finance Controllers
  • Heads, Internal Auditors and Strategic Planners
  • And people who are involved in Hospitality management

This is an invitation only and limited seating seminar. Please register now to avoid disappointment!

Office of the CFO event (by filling out the form on the right)

Date & Venue:

  • Date: Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
  • Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Location: Hilton Opera Hotel, 1 Le Thanh Tong, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Please fill out the form on this page


Other information:

  • Below is the news clip on HTV7 in Vietnamese of Office of the CFO for Hospitality in Ho Chi Minh (April 16, 2013):

  • (*) "Hotels 2020 – Beyond Segmentation" by Amadeus and Fast Future (2010)
  • TRG reserves the right to change the speakers, date, and cancel the seminar should circumstances beyond its control arises. TRG also reserves the right to make alternative arrangements without prior notice should it be necessary to do so