Programme

Day 1

26.11.2018

08:00 - 09:00 Leaders in Hospitality Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Address
09:15 - 10:00 Future of Hospitality: Trends and Outlook

Moderator:

Attila Hegedus

Partner & Managing Director

BDO Hungary hotel and real estate services ltd

Panelists:

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Geoff Andrew

Chief Executive Officer

WorldHotels

Georg Schlegel

Managing Director Germany & Central Europe

Choice Hotels

Christian Muhr

Area Vice President Operations Continental Europe

Hilton

10:00 - 10:45 Changing Face of Luxury Travel – Future Trends, Challenges & Opportunities for Luxury Brands

Moderator:

Kata Balazs

Travel & Tourism Journalist

Panelists:

Satya Anand

Chief Operations Officer, Luxury and Southern Europe

Marriott

Tom Rowntree

Vice President Global Luxury Brands

IHG

Zoltan Roy Zsidai

CEO & Managing Director

The Zsidai Group

10:45 - 12:15 Networking Coffee Break & One to One Business Meetings
12:00 - 12:15 The Unstoppable Rise of Chinese Tourists in Central and Eastern Europe

Speaker:

David Nagy

Head of Central/Eastern Europe and the Southeastern Europe

UnionPay International Co

12:30 - 13:00 Tech Innovation & Investing in Technology

Speaker:

Ascan Kókai

Senior Director of Development & Asset Management Northern Europe, UK & Africa

NH Hotel Group

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Business Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 Achieving Your Hotel’s Business Goals Tackling Your Hotel’s Biggest Rocks - What are the biggest challenges currently facing your hotel business?

Moderator:

Dr. Judit Grotte

Associate Professor & Founder and Head of International Hospitality Management Specialization

Budapest Metropolitan University

Panelists:

Philipp Weghmann

Executive Vice President, Europe

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Sebastien Denier

Vice President of International Operations - Subsidiaries, Louvre Hotels Group

Michel Stalport

Area Senior Vice President, Eastern Europe and Russia

Radisson Hotel Group

Peter Kerek

Deputy Managing Director

Accent Hotel Management Kft.

Marius Sucală-Cuc

General Manager

Hotel Snagov Club

14:45 - 15:15 Digital Metamorphosis: The art of aligning People, Process & Product

OPEN DESCRIPTION

Speaker:

Tess Mattisson

Director of European Marketing

Choice Hotels International

15:15 - 16:15 Networking Coffee Break & One to One Business Meetings
16:15 - 16:45 Chatbots & messengers for guest communication

Speaker:

Thorsten Guggenberger

CEO

Gustaffo

16:45 - 17:15 What can HIPA do for hospitality investments?

Speaker:

Dávid Lente

Consultant

Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency

17:15 - 17:45 Future of Smart Hotel

Speaker:

Peter Palicz

General Manager, KViHotel Budapest

Sales & Marketing Director, TMRW.life

17:45 - 18:00 Closing Remarks

Please note that the agenda is subject to change