Shareholder Advisory Committee

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The Shareholder Advisory Committee serves as both a consultative body and a forum for discussion, to improve the way we communicate with our retail shareholders.

The aim is to enhance our understanding of individual shareholders' expectations about the information they receive and their relationship with the company in order to make the communication process as transparent as possible and align it more closely with their specific needs.

The Committee meets twice a year and is chaired by the Senior Vice President, Financial Communications and Investor Relations.

Its nine members are volunteers chosen for their motivation and for how well they reflect the diversity of AccorHotels' retail shareholder base.

The Shareholder Advisory Committee members

If you want to contact the committee members to suggest topics for discussion at committee meetings or exchange views, please send them an e-mail via our contact form:

Contact the Committee

The individual shareholders committee currently counts:

•    Jean-Louis DERVIN (Caen, Calvados)
•    Michel FERNET (Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine)
•    Marie-Christine COLLIN (Paris)
•    Benoît VILTE (Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine)
•    Gilbert MONNA (Avignon, Vaucluse)
•    Guy VAGNER (Dreux, Eure et Loir)
•    Philippe LE GOUDIVEZE (Moëlan-sur-Mer, Finistère)
•    Jean-Pierre VEROLLET (Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine)
•    Serge OTTAVIANI (Auberchicourt, Nord)

Events

The Shareholder Advisory Committee meets twice a year. The next Shareholder Advisory Committee meeting will be held during the second quarter of 2017.

On December 20, 2016 at the AccorHotels headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux:

  • A review of the most recent acquisitions carried out by the Group in order to expand and consolidate its business model:
    • Presentation of the acquisitions of 25Hours and Banyan Tree aimed at consolidating the Group’s private rental business,
    • Presentation of the acquisition of John Paul, carried out by the Group with a view to stepping up its service offerings and customer relations expertise for the benefit of the customers of its hotel network and private rental platforms,
  • A tour of the Jo&Joe showroom, the new AccorHotels lifestyle brand aimed at millennials:
  • Speech by Éric Peyrard, Managing Director France & Northern Europe of Fastbooking, on the challenges of digital technology for independent hotels. Discussions on direct and indirect distribution strategies and multichannel e-commerce strategies (mobile, social media, etc.) designed to help hotels increase their visibility on the internet and grow their market share;
  • Lunch at the headquarters.

On July 21, 2016 at the AccorHotels headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux:

  • Presentation of the most recent real estate restructuring transactions and status report on the digital plan,
  • Analysis of global industry challenges and detailed review of the Group’s acquisition strategy:
  • Acquisition of the Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Group (terms and conditions, refocusing on the Luxury segment, and integration and governance issues),
    • Expansion of the Group’s business model to include luxury private rentals via the acquisitions of onefinestay, Squarebreak and Oasis Collections,
    • Presentation of the project to turn HotelInvest into a subsidiary and of the latest Food & Beverage projects,
  • Lunch at the headquarters;

On November 26, 2015 at the Pullman Paris Bercy hotel

Agenda :

•    A review of the real estate challenges at AccorHotels (and their development over nearly five decades), from when the Group was first formed in 1967 up to the creation of HotelInvest in 2014;
•    A presentation of HotelInvest's strategy and growth drivers, as well as its position in relation to HotelServices;
•    A talk by Arnaud Beaulieu, HotelInvest's SVP Asset Management, about various portfolio restructuring operations carried out under his authority;
•    Lunch at the hotel;
•    A tour of the hotel.

On June 24, 2015 at the Sofitel Paris Faubourg hotel

Agenda:

•    A review of the Group's most recent transformation achievements, in the area of distribution, with the creation of the accorhotels.com marketplace open to independent hotels, and in the area of digital technology, with the development of an ecosystem of applications designed to ensure that guests have the best possible experience when they stay in one of the network's hotels;
•    A discussion about the Group's new Accorhotels marketing brand, "Feel Welcome" promise and visual identity, which create a link between the Group, its various brands and the accorhotels.com distribution platform, thereby improving their appeal, both individually and collectively;
•    A presentation of the editorial content for the first-half 2015 Shareholder Webzine;
•    Lunch at the hotel;
•    A tour of the hotel.

On November 20, 2014 at the MGallery Molitor hotel

Agenda:

a presentation on the challenges facing Accor in the area of digital technology and its digital transformation strategy, which will be implemented through eight dedicated programs, as part of a five-year, €225 million investment plan;
a look back at the first Shareholder Webzine published in August 2014 and a discussion about the second edition, which was released in December 2014;
a discussion about the replacement of the Shareholder Club working group with Accor's Shareholder Advisory Committee in December 2014 and the revamping of the Shareholders Club scheduled for February 2015;
lunch at the hotel;
tour of the hotel complex.

On April 7, 2014 at Accor's registered office, followed by lunch and a tour of the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe hote

Agenda:

preparations for the 2014 Annual Shareholders' Meeting;
a discussion about the new strategy defined by Sébastien Bazin for Accor, based on leveraging the value and strategic fit between HotelServices and HotelInvest;
lunch at the hotel;
a tour of the hotel.