Bill Barnet is the Founder and Managing Director of C9 Hotelworks, a leading consulting firm specializing in hospitality, tourism and real estate in Asia. C9 assists developers, private equity firms, financial institutions and individual investors in providing market research, feasibility studies, hotel operator negotiations, asset management and transaction/due diligence support. From their base of operations in Thailand the groups is considered to be a highly-experienced provider of market intelligence and their regulate industry updates are well known in the industry. With over 30 years of experience in the region Bill has held senior executive rolls with prominent international hotel groups and publicly listed companies. He was awarded a prestigious PATA Gold Award in 2007 and is a member of ISHC (International Society of Hospitality Consultants).