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!
Former Undersecretary of State Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland
Former Head of Tourism Administration and Catering Unit in the Deputy State Secretariat for Tourism, Ministry for National Economy of Hungary
Former 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
Senior Consultant, UNEP Tourism & Environment Programme
Dr Andreas Karsten
Former CEO, Vienna International Hotelmanagement
Former CEO, Interchange & Consort Hotels - Best Western Hotels & Beacon Purchasing
Director Regional Office Vienna, Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Former CEO, Mamaison Hotels & Residences & Hotel Partner
Former CEO & Executive Vice President, Hotel Technology Next Generation
Chief Operating Officer, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG
- Area Vice President Central & Southern Europe at The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
COO Russia & CIS, Accor
Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management & Former 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
Senior Director Business Development at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Vice President of Central & Eastern European Operations, Louvre Hotels Group
Global 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
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.
Regional Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Associate Director Development, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia
Development Director Germany & Central Europe, Choice Hotels
Development Director Central and Eastern Europe,Hilton Worldwide
Regional Director 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, AME Feasibility, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Frédéric Le Fichoux
Partner, Head of Hotel Transactions - Continental Europe, Cushman Wakefield
Associate Director - Hotels at Cushman & Wakefield
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
Gonçalo Duarte Silva
Sheraton Warsaw General Manager & Area Manager 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
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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