17-18 February




About the Event


Leaders in Hospitality Summit pioneered, and has been on the forefront for last 10 years proudly supporting, promoting and educating region’s hospitality industry. Bringing together top stakeholders from the regional hospitality industry, the summit, offers industry leaders a unique opportunity to discuss business strategies, tackle challenges, source solutions for their current and future properties, shaping the future of the industry.

Leaders in Hospitality hosts key executives from the international and regional hotel chains, independent hotels, owners’ operators, developers, architecture/design firms and investors from across the region and the world who are currently having or planning to have multi-million-euro projects.

The summit will give you a unique opportunity to shake hands, network and establish business connection with the decision makers who’s one word and approval can secure contract and open doors for your organization in the world of latest and most exciting regional projects.

Ultimate Opportunity


Qualifying the Market

Researching, analysing and prequalifying the buyers and their projects, we make sure you capitalize on potential leads, maximizing business opportunity.

Ultimate Buyer's Access

Connecting prequalified projects and their pre-screened buyers, we ensure that every opportunity focuses only on your success.

Bringing Global Leaders

The only gathering that hosts global industry leaders that share their business expertise, insights on future opportunities, future project requirements and buying strategy.

Brakthrough Insights

Addressing the most critical topics in the industry, the summit explores the most innovative strategies and effective business solutions, bringing the most daring and unique ideas to life.

Our Experts


Andrew Linwood

Head of Hospitality

Areen Design

Beat Fornaro

Area Director

Portfolio Development, Design Hotels™

Simona Constantinescu


Ana Hotels Romania

Neil Andrew

Head of Hospitality


Irina Sundukova


Sundukovy Sisters

Clavilier Laurent

VP Construction

Design & Technical Service Eastern Europe, ACCOR

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Matthieu Beaugrard

Managing Director

Switzerland & CEE, B&B Hotels

What's On


Buyer's Club

Leaders in Hospitality Buyers’ Club is a unique, commercially driven platform created to introduce international and regional suppliers to pre-qualified buyers and strategic partners to unlock sales opportunities, expand business network and increase market share. Understanding the niche requirements of both side, series of one to one pre scheduled business meetings are carefully planned to help companies to meet new clients and gain more business opportunities.

Market Place

Leaders in Hospitality Market Place will shine a spotlight on the latest developments and changing face of global and regional hospitality industry. It provides a unique opportunity for the industry professionals to explore the newest solutions for their current and upcoming projects.

Headline Stage

Bringing global and regional industry leaders, Leaders in Hospitality explores the latest trends and innovation in hospitality sector. With the breakthrough ideas and opinions shared by renowned experts, headline stage opens a dialogue for the new business opportunities and explores new projects.

Who's Coming

Meet the most sought-after hoteliers, architects, real estate developers in charge of the newest key projects across 30 countries of the region. The business leaders who will share their projects’ requirement and wish list of the suppliers to work.

Our Reviews


“Leaders in Hospitality is a great platform for networking opportunities with industry leaders. Many new contacts were established and existing ones refreshed. Due to the fact that the participation at the event was highly positive for us, we’ve already registered for the upcoming event third time in a row “

Richard Proidl

Head of Direct Sales AT NFON GmbH

“I met key interesting people. I learnt a lot about what the hospitality industry region is all about. I learnt about potential as well as challenges. The summit give a very good feeling about the future of hospitality in this area.”

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

“While there are many events in the region, Leaders in Hospitality gives us the right answer and allows us to meet key players in the hospitality sector in this region.”

David Galand

Business Development Manager Evolis

“It is a great forum. This is two times in a row that I have been here and I think it is a great opportunity to network with some of the key influencers in the region.”

Geoff Andrew

Former Chief Executive Officer WorldHotels

“It is a great place to learn the insights on the region and meet potential partners for the projects!”

Matthieu Beaugrard

Managing Director Switzerland & CEE B&B Hotels

“The experience at this event is really positive. We can meet a lot of partners in all the chains where the projects are born and responsible for the money and design. We meet all the actors involved, it is really a pleasure to be a part of this summit.”

Adriano Barbieri

Business Development Director Reggiani

“I enjoy Leaders in Hospitality a lot. The quality of the attendees is extremely good. We made valuable contacts.”

Philipp Whegmann

Executive Vice President Preferred Hotels Group

“DORMAKABA is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Leaders in Hospitality CEE-CIS summit. The event is a great chance to debate and discuss with industry leaders about the future of Hospitality industry. It is a unique opportunity for creating new business relationships and generate business opportunities.”

Vladimir Atanassov

Deputy Vice President SEE dormakaba


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