The hotel industry has seen the utmost growth during the year 2015 and there were almost 600 million international visitors and 2.7 billion over-night stays recorded. Operators have seen a 12.3 percent increase in their profits and it is considered the strongest gain in total revenue growth since 2007.
After a few years in the doldrums, the hotel market in Central and Eastern Europe is starting to heat up, international investors are starting to enter these markets again and see the regions unlimited opportunities. The hospitality industry continues to gain momentum even in the face of the accelerating geopolitical instability concerns, despite Russia going through a tough time, it is still a huge market. 2016 is poised to be the best year the hotel industry has ever experienced.
The Leaders in Hospitality Summit is the only unique two-day event bringing together nearly 200 global industry experts meeting under one roof to discuss, network, educate and inspire their peers. With over 200 preselected C-Level hoteliers from over 30 countries, the Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit will help you stay up-to-date with the latest global industry trends and help expand your business into markets that are rising in the hotelier industry.
Over the past three years, the Leaders in Hospitality Summit achieved many milestones and became the flagship hospitality event of the region taking place in emerging capital within the CEE Region. In addition to being a unique platform for the industry to discuss business strategies and set their agendas for the year ahead, the Leaders in Hospitality Summit`s "Leaders in Hospitality Awards" are gearing up to be an iconic event not only in the region but worldwide, receiving nominations from across the entire region and attaining global recognition.
Former Undersecretary of State Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland
Head of Tourism Administration and Catering Unit in the Deputy State Secretariat for Tourism, Ministry for National Economy of Hungary
President, International Hotel and Restaurant Association
Christian de Barrin
Chief Executive Officer of HOTREC, the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe
Hans E. Koch
President, European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA)
CEO, Austrian Professional Hotel Association
President of Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA), Founder & Vice President of Lithuanian Chamber of Tourism
CEO – KRAFT & Associates – Tourism Development
President, Hungarian Green Building Council
Coordinator of the Global Partnership forSustainable Tourism, UNEP
Programme Officer (Food Systems & Agriculture), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Dr Andreas Karsten
Former CEO, Vienna International Hotelmanagement
CEO, Interchange & Consort Hotels - Best Western Hotels & Beacon Purchasing
CEO of AZIMUT Hotels
CEO, Best Western Central Europe
Former CEO, Mamaison Hotels & Residences & Hotel Partner
Former CEO & Executive Vice President, Hotel Technology Next Generation
Chief Operating Officer, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG
COO, Design Hotels
COO Russia & CIS, Accor
Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management & Vice President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Fernando Córdova Moreno
Senior Vice President Human Resources, NH Hotels Group
Vice-President of the Management Board, Orbis S.A.
Robert van der Graaf
Regional Vice President EMEA, Worldhotels
Vice President of Central & Eastern European Operations, Louvre Hotels Group
Vice President Responsible Business, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Regional Vice President Operations East & Central Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Regional Vice President Development, Marriott International
Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International
Vice President Development Europe, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Associate VP Operations and Development Russia&CIS, InterContinental Hotels Group
Vice Presidents Development, Kempinski Hotels S.A.
Dr. Sandra Thiel, L.L.M. (NYU)
Partner, Clifford Chance
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development CEE, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Director Sustainable Business, Scandic Hotels
Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe
Intercontinental Hotels Group, Director, Development in Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia
Development Director Germany & Central Europe
Development Director Central and Eastern Europe,Hilton Worldwide
Regional Manager Czech Republic, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG
Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Horwath HTL Russia
Director Corporate Development, The Leading Hotels of the World
Associate Director - Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Frédéric Le Fichoux
Head of Hospitality CEE, Cushman & Wakefield
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Central and Eastern Europe Capital Markets Team
Founder of Conscious Hospitality
Partner, Managing Director, BDO Hungary Hotel and Real Estate Services Ltd.
Dr. Ákos Niklai
President of the Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association
Director, KPMG Advisory
Andras R Nagy
Lecturer at Budapest Communications and Business College
Regional Division Manager CEE at Ecolab
CHI Hotels & Resort’s hotel General Manager
Gonçalo Duarte Silva
Area Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Poland
General manager of Danubia Gate Hotel located in Bratislava
Director Hotel Development Best Western Hotels Central Europe
Regional Vice President of International Hotel Development, Marriott
Regional Vice President Central and Eastern Europe Wyndham Hotel Group
Head of Hospitality, OGNI
Darren Blanchard (FIH)
Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Sean Jonathan Clifton
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Grab every chance to expand your network.
Team up with your industry peers to come up with a solution no one could imagine.
Build new business relationships and open new opportunities in a relaxed environment.
Learn and get inspired from the Worlds leading Experts who will share with you their best practices and success stories.
The fast paced business card exchange is one of the fastest, entertaining and effective ways of networking you will ever do!
Raise the most controversial question everyone is thinking about but afraid to ask.
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