5 - 6 June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

According to the predictions of Killarney Hotels, the global hotel industry revenue is predicted to reach $550 billion US dollars in 2016. Even though the European hotel market recorded increases in KPI's, Occupancy Rates, ADR and RevPAR, showcasing positive outlook for the upcoming year, the hospitality industry is yet to new challenges brought to it by the 4th industrial revolution, evolving customer and changing macroeconomic landscape.  

Over the years Leaders in Hospitality Summit has established itself as the only industry platform in that gathers most prominent hospitality sector decision makers and senior industry professionals from across the  30 countries of the CEE & CIS region. The summit provides a unique opportunities for the hospitality  sector business leaders to set their business agendas for the upcoming year while addressing the challenges and opportunities the region faces.

This year mark marks the 5th anniversary of the Leaders in Hospitality Summit. Over these 5 years we supported, educated and inspired hospitality industry while promoting the region within the global landscape and unveiling numerous business opportunities the market has to offer. After travelling across the region for previous summits, the celebratory edition of Leaders in Hospitality is coming back home to Prague where it was launched. We are excited to present you with anniversary edition of the summit like you have not seen before and are looking forward to having our old friends and new friends to join in the celebration!


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  • JUDr. Renata Králová

    JUDr. Renata Králová
    Director, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Regional Development of Czech Republic

  • Martin Ykema

    Martin Ykema
    Chief Operating Officer, VIENNA HOUSE, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

  • David Jenkins

    David Jenkins
    Vice President Business Development – Russia, CIS & Baltics,The Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Vadim Prasov

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

  • Andrew Langdon

    Andrew Langdon
    Chief Development Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

  • Janusz Mitulski

    Janusz Mitulski
    Director Central & Eastern Europe, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

  • Marc Socker

    Marc Socker
    Managing Director of Invesco Real Estate’s (IRE’s) Hotel Fund Management Team

  • Max C. Luscher MRICS

    Max C. Luscher MRICS
    Managing Director,B&B HOTELS GmbH

  • Vaclav Starek

    Vaclav Starek
    President, the Czech Association of Hotels & Restaurants

  • Samantha Sugarman

    Samantha Sugarman
    Director, Development,Four Seasons

  • Casimir Platzer

    Casimir Platzer
    Former 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
    Senior Consultant, UNEP Tourism & Environment Programme

  • Ivona Meissner

    Ivona Meissner
    Director Regional Office Vienna, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

  • Arno Schwalie

    Arno Schwalie
    - ‎Area Vice President Central & Southern Europe at The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - ‎Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Alexis Delaroff

    Alexis Delaroff
    COO Russia & CIS, Accor

  • 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
    Senior Director Business Development at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

  • Sebastien Denier

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

  • Inge Huijbrechts

    Inge Huijbrechts
    Global 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

  • Aron Libinson

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

  • 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.

  • Christopher Cox

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

  • Alexey Korobkin

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

  • Bruno Leroy

    Bruno Leroy
    Development Director Germany & Central Europe, Choice Hotels

  • Adela Cristea

    Adela Cristea
    Development Director Central and Eastern Europe,Hilton Worldwide

  • Klaus Pilz

    Klaus Pilz
    Regional Director Czech Republic, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG

  • 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, AME Feasibility, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

  • Frédéric Le Fichoux

    Frédéric Le Fichoux
    Partner, Head of Hotel Transactions - Continental Europe, Cushman Wakefield

  • Daniel Pugh

    Daniel Pugh
    Associate Director - Hotels at Cushman & Wakefield

  • 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

  • Gonçalo Duarte Silva

    Gonçalo Duarte Silva
    Sheraton Warsaw General Manager & Area Manager 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

  • 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


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  • Aksel
  • Atlas Concorde
  • Ideal Standard International
  • Philips
  • Honeywell
  • Ruckus
  • Balta Group
  • Materasso Slovakia s.r.o
  • Yamaha
  • CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  • Mitel
  • Allegion
  • Ecolab
  • HiBox Systems
  • Sealed Air
  • Dometic
  • Six payment
  • Aco
  • Availpro Company
  • Wicanders
  •  Evian-Badoit
  • CEC UK
  •  Rougié
  • Coca-Cola Hellenic
  • arc edition
  • Liddell
  • Pacific Direct
  •  La Lorraine, a.s.
  • Bernard Family Brewery
  •  ARDO
  • Gharieni
  • Kaldewei
  •  Two Tales
  •  Víno z Kobylí
  • 3M


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  • Ministry of Regional Development Czech Republic
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Four Seasons
  • Czech Chamber of Commerce
  • CzechToursim
  • The Czech Association of Hotels & Restaurants
  • Association of Chefs & Confectionery Chefs of Czech Republic
  • Czech Bartenders Association
  • Asociace číšníků Česká republika (Association of Waiters of the Czech Republic)
  • Association of Czech Furniture Manufactures
  • Kempinski
  • Prague Convention Bureau
  • Confederation of Employers and Entrepreneurs Associations of the Czech Republic
  • 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
  • BDO
  • Conscious Hospitality
  • Christie & Co
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Horwath HTL
  • Expedia Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Warimpex Finanz
  • Aareal Bank
  • Hotel Professionals
  • CMS
  • HVS
  • Hotel Danubia Gate
  • Hotrec
  • Ihra
  • Association of Social Responsibility
  • Czech Association of Sommeliers
  • The Slovak Association of Hotels and Restaurants (ZHR SR)
  • Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism
  • Hotel Association of Macedonia (HOTAM)
  • Hungarian Hotel & Restaurant Association
  • Federation of Russian Hotels & Restaurants


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  • Nov
    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
    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
    Sean Owens

    Sean Owens
    International Sales Manager Hospitality Lighting of Havells Sylvania

    It's been fantastic here

  • Nov
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Christopher Cox

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

  • Nov
    Bernd Drechsel

    Bernd Drechsel
    General Manager, Europe of Pacific Direct


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