LEADERS IN HOSPITALITY CEE & CIS SUMMIT

30th - 31st May 2016, ARCOTEL Wimberger WienVienna, Austria

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.

SPEAKERS

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  • Katarzyna Sobierajska

    Katarzyna Sobierajska
    Former Undersecretary of State Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland

  • Oliver Fodor

    Oliver Fodor
    Head of Tourism Administration and Catering Unit in the Deputy State Secretariat for Tourism, Ministry for National Economy of Hungary

  • Casimir Platzer

    Casimir Platzer
    President, International Hotel and Restaurant Association

  • Christian de Barrin

    Christian de Barrin
    Chief Executive Officer of HOTREC, the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe

  • Hans E. Koch

    Hans E. Koch
    President, European Hotel Managers Association (EHMA)

  • Matthias Koch

    Matthias Koch
    CEO, Austrian Professional Hotel Association

  • Evalda Šiškauskienė

    Evalda Šiškauskienė
    President of Lithuanian Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA), Founder & Vice President of Lithuanian Chamber of Tourism

  • Peter Kraft

    Peter Kraft
    CEO – KRAFT & Associates – Tourism Development

  • Pal Baross

    Pal Baross
    President, Hungarian Green Building Council

  • Deirdre Shurland

    Deirdre Shurland
    Coordinator of the Global Partnership forSustainable Tourism, UNEP

  • James Lomax

    James Lomax
    Programme Officer (Food Systems & Agriculture), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • Dr Andreas Karsten

    Dr Andreas Karsten
    Former CEO, Vienna International Hotelmanagement

  • Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis
    CEO, Interchange & Consort Hotels - Best Western Hotels & Beacon Purchasing

  • Walter Neumann

    Walter Neumann
    CEO of AZIMUT Hotels

  • Ivona Meissner

    Ivona Meissner
    CEO, Best Western Central Europe

  • Christian Kettlitz

    Christian Kettlitz
    Former CEO, Mamaison Hotels & Residences & Hotel Partner

  • Douglas Rice

    Douglas Rice
    Former CEO & Executive Vice President, Hotel Technology Next Generation

  • Martin Ykema

    Martin Ykema
    Chief Operating Officer, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

  • Arno Schwalie

    Arno Schwalie
    COO, Design Hotels

  • Alexis Delaroff

    Alexis Delaroff
    COO Russia & CIS, Accor

  • Vadim Prasov

    Vadim Prasov
    Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management & Vice President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia

  • Michael Farrell

    Michael Farrell
    Senior Vice President Human Resources, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Arild Hovland

    Arild Hovland
    Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Fernando Córdova Moreno

    Fernando Córdova Moreno
    Senior Vice President Human Resources, NH Hotels Group

  • Ireneusz Węgłowski

    Ireneusz Węgłowski
    Vice-President of the Management Board, Orbis S.A.

  • Robert van der Graaf

    Robert van der Graaf
    Regional Vice President EMEA, Worldhotels

  • Sebastien Denier

    Sebastien Denier
    Vice President of Central & Eastern European Operations, Louvre Hotels Group

  • Inge Huijbrechts

    Inge Huijbrechts
    Vice President Responsible Business, The Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Edwin Broers

    Edwin Broers
    Regional Vice President Operations East & Central Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

  • Ivica Cacic

    Ivica Cacic
    Regional Vice President Development, Marriott International

  • Takuya Aoyama

    Takuya Aoyama
    Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International

  • Jan Hazelton

    Jan Hazelton
    Vice President Development Europe, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

  • Aron Libinson

    Aron Libinson
    Associate VP Operations and Development Russia&CIS, InterContinental Hotels Group

  • Philipp Henle

    Philipp Henle
    Vice Presidents Development, Kempinski Hotels S.A.

  • Dr. Sandra Thiel, L.L.M. (NYU)

    Dr. Sandra Thiel, L.L.M. (NYU)
    Partner, Clifford Chance

  • Murat Yilmaz

    Murat Yilmaz
    Senior Director, Acquisition & Development CEE, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

  • Inger Mattsson

    Inger Mattsson
    Director Sustainable Business, Scandic Hotels

  • Christopher Cox

    Christopher Cox
    Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe

  • Alexey Korobkin

    Alexey Korobkin
    Intercontinental Hotels Group, Director, Development in Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia

  • Bruno Leroy

    Bruno Leroy
    Development Director Germany & Central Europe

  • Adela Cristea

    Adela Cristea
    Development Director Central and Eastern Europe,Hilton Worldwide

  • Klaus Pilz

    Klaus Pilz
    Regional Manager Czech Republic, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

  • Astrid Schafleitner
  • Marius Gomola

    Marius Gomola
    Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Horwath HTL Russia

  • Annie Chen

    Annie Chen
    Director Corporate Development, The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Christoph Hager

    Christoph Hager
    Associate Director - Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

  • Frédéric Le Fichoux

    Frédéric Le Fichoux
    Head of Hospitality CEE, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Daniel Pugh

    Daniel Pugh
    Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels Central and Eastern Europe Capital Markets Team

  • Arturo Cuenllas

    Arturo Cuenllas
    Founder of Conscious Hospitality

  • Petr Chitipakhovyan

    Petr Chitipakhovyan
    President, CH-Group

  • Attila Hegedűs

    Attila Hegedűs
    Partner, Managing Director, BDO Hungary Hotel and Real Estate Services Ltd.

  • Dr. Ákos Niklai

    Dr. Ákos Niklai
    President of the Hungarian Hotel and Restaurant Association

  • Alastair Graham

    Alastair Graham
    Director, KPMG Advisory

  • Andras R Nagy

    Andras R Nagy
    Lecturer at Budapest Communications and Business College

  • Attila Reményi

    Attila Reményi
    Regional Division Manager CEE at Ecolab

  • Jonathan Pace

    Jonathan Pace
    CHI Hotels & Resort’s hotel General Manager

  • Gonçalo Duarte Silva

    Gonçalo Duarte Silva
    Area Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Poland

  • Andrea Panyiova

    Andrea Panyiova
    General manager of Danubia Gate Hotel located in Bratislava

  • Andreas Westerburg

    Andreas Westerburg
    Director Hotel Development Best Western Hotels Central Europe

  • Markus Lehnert

    Markus Lehnert
    Regional Vice President of International Hotel Development, Marriott

  • Edwin Broers

    Edwin Broers
    Regional Vice President Central and Eastern Europe Wyndham Hotel Group

  • Laura Smith

    Laura Smith
    Head of Hospitality, OGNI

  • Darren Blanchard (FIH)

    Darren Blanchard (FIH)
    Senior Director of Business Development, the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Sean Jonathan Clifton

    Sean Jonathan Clifton
    Director,Jestico +Whiles

SPONSORS

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  • IDeaS Revenue Solutions
  • HiBox Systems
  • Cathexis
  • KABA
  • Samsung
  • Sealed Air
  • Ecolab
  • Dometic
  • Six payment
  • GROHE
  • TOSHIBA
  • Aco
  • Availpro Company
  • Wicanders
  •  Evian-Badoit
  • CEC UK
  •  Rougié
  • Coca-Cola Hellenic
  • arc edition
  • MODULYSS
  • Honeywell
  • Liddell
  • Mitel
  • Pacific Direct
  •  La Lorraine, a.s.
  • Bernard Family Brewery
  •  ARDO
  • VITRA
  • UTC BUILDING & INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS
  • HAVELLS SYLVANIA
  • CHAIRCONCEPT
  • OTRUM
  • ENSI HVAC ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING
  • Gharieni
  • Schneider Electric
  • Kaldewei
  • Aksel
  •  Two Tales
  •  Víno z Kobylí
  • KABA
  • 3M

ENDORSMENTS PARTNERS

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  • Hotrec
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Four Seasons
  • Ihra
  • The Austrian Professional Hotel Association
  • EHMA - EUROPEAN HOTEL MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
  • The Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry for National Economy of Hungary
  • The World Association of Chefs Societies
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry
  •  Czech Chamber of Commerce
  • Latvian Association
  • Russian Hotel Association
  • Kempinski
  • The Slovak Association of Hotels and Restaurants
  • Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC)
  • THE FEDERATION OF RESTAURATEURS AND HOTELIERS OF RUSSIA - FRIO
  • Turkish Hotels Association (TUROB)
  •  Balkan Alliance of Hotel Associations (BAHA)
  • Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Accor
  • Global Hyatt Corporation
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Azimut Hotels
  • Marriott International
  • Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd.
  • Choice Hotels
  • Corinthia Hotels
  • Design Hotels
  • Louvre Hotels Group
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • Motel One
  • Rixos Group
  • Scandic Hotels
  • Best Western International
  • NH Hotel Group
  • Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG
  • Worldhotels
  • Orbis Hotel Group
  • Boscolo Hotels
  • Clifford Chance
  • HOTEL TECHNOLOGY NEXT GENERATION
  • BDO
  • Conscious Hospitality
  • Christie & Co
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Horwath HTL
  • Expedia Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Warimpex Finanz
  • Aareal Bank
  • Hotel Professionals
  • CMS
  • HVS
  • Asociace kuchařů a cukrářů České republiky (Association of Chefs and Pastry Chefs of the Czech Republic)
  • Asociace společenské odpovědnosti (Czech Association of Social Responsibility)
  • The Czech Association of Hotels & Restaurants
  • Hotel Danubia Gate
  • HUNGARIAN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
  • LITHUANIAN ASSOCIATION OF HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
  • THE ESTONIAN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
  • Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism
  • WARSAW DESTINATION ALLIANCE
  • The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
  • The Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes of Macedonia
  • Polish Green Building Council
  • The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS)
  • REPUBLIC OF TURKEY - MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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NEWS

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TESTIMONIALS

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  • Nov
    27
    Paul Redding

    Paul Redding
    Business Development Manager - EMEA Inncom by Honeywell

    The Leaders in Hospitality event has been an extremely useful event - very eye opening

  • Nov
    27
    Richard Jolie

    Richard Jolie
    Sales Manager Lissadell-Liddell

    Getting access to the market out here is not easy, so this event is really going to expose us to some very interesting people,

  • Nov
    27
    Sean Owens

    Sean Owens
    International Sales Manager Hospitality Lighting of Havells Sylvania

    It's been fantastic here

  • Nov
    27
    Aline Sazerac

    Aline Sazerac
    de Forge Sales Account Manager Lissadell-Liddell

    We wish to reinforce our presence in this Region and an event like this definitely helps us to do this

  • Nov
    27
    Filiep Holvoet

    Filiep Holvoet
    Sales Director Arc Edition, Balta

    It is a very good experience and it`s great to see that you have so many people really involved who know the market very well

  • Nov
    27
    Katarzyna Sobierajska

    Katarzyna Sobierajska
    Undersecretary State Ministry of Sport & Tourism of the Republic of Poland

    The role of national administration for the hospitality industry in Poland is important, especially concerning the creation of

  • Nov
    27
    Christian de Barrin

    Christian de Barrin
    CEO HOTREC The Umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe

    Leaders in Hospitality Summit has been extremely positive both in terms of content and in terms of networking

  • Nov
    27
    Deirdre Shurland

    Deirdre Shurland
    Senior Consultant United Nations Environment Programme & Coordinators The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

    The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is pleased to participate in this important summit featuring hotel leaders in Ea

  • Nov
    27
    Hans Koch

    Hans Koch
    President , European Hotel Managers Association

    I would like to thank International Business Council for creating such an interesting event which has so many great ideas

  • Nov
    27
    Irek Weglowski

    Irek Weglowski
    President , Chamber of Commerce of the Polish Hotel Industry & Vice President, Orbis SA

    In more challenging business environments it is always good to listen to experts and to participate

  • Nov
    27
    Inge Huijbrechts

    Inge Huijbrechts
    Vice President , Responsible Business The Rezidor Hotel Group

    The Hotel Industry has a responsibility to reduce its carbon energy and water footprint to ensure a

  • Nov
    27
    Ivona Meissner

    Ivona Meissner
    CEO , Western Central Europe

    The hotel industry sector in this region needs annual events like this for attuned people to meet un

  • Nov
    27
    Nikolay Roussev

    Nikolay Roussev
    Hotel Manager , Grand Hotel Sofia

    I have attended many events in Central-Eastern Europe but none that could match Leaders in Hospitali

  • Nov
    10
    Casimir Platzer

    Casimir Platzer
    President, International Hotel & Restaurant Association

    I`m very honoured to be here and I have to say that International Business Council organized a great event

  • Nov
    10
    Christopher Cox

    Christopher Cox
    Regional Director Central & Eastern Europe, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

  • Nov
    10
    Bernd Drechsel

    Bernd Drechsel
    General Manager, Europe of Pacific Direct

MEDIA PARTNERS

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  •  HOTEL MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL
  • Ehotelier
  • Hotel and Restaurant Magazine Hospitality Publishers
  • HOTELARZ
  • Kongres
  • GREEN HOTELIER
  • Hotel Analyst
  •  HOTEL RESTAURANT HI-TECH MAGAZINE
  • Hotelier
  • TOPHOTELPROJECTS GMBH
  • BOUTIQUE HOTEL NEWS
  • PROST
  • The International Tourism Partnership
  • Hospitality Interiors
  • The Warsaw Voice
  • Buying Business Travel Russia
  • PMR Corporate
  • Europe Real Estate
  • Property Xpress
  • Hotel Blog.sk
  • Five Star Magazine
  • GASTRO & HOTEL
  • HoReCa magazine
  • SLEEP WELL MAGAZINE
  • MICE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE
  • BUDAPEST TIMES
  • TTG MENA
  • TTG CENTRAL EUROPE
  • Vending International