Leaders in Hospitality

Leaders in Hospitality CEE 23 - 24 September


Budapest, Hungary


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.

Breakthrough 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


Tamás Flesch

Managing director and Co-owner

Continental Group

Peter Mudry

Chairman of the Board of Directors

ZAR Invest

Jean Wendling

Vice President Operations – Eastern Europe


Adam Konieczny MRICS

International Hospitality Director International Transactions and Asset Management

Indotek Group

Przemysław Wieczorek

President and Managing Director

Puro Hotel Development

Patty de Gruiter

VP Revenue & Sales

Sircle Collection

Mariusz Kubala

Managing Director, Board Member Satoria Group SA

Board Member, VHM Hotel Management Sp. z o.o.

Arno Schwalie

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Lindner Hotels AG, Dusseldorf.

Daniel Lukaszewicz

Managing Director

Dobry Hotel Group

Eike Clausen

Regional Director of Operations Europe

Kempinski Hotels

Gorjan Lazarov


OREA Hotels & Resorts

Ronny A. Maier

Area Vice President

Marriott International

Sabina Bartyzel

Senior Vice President Operations, Northern & Eastern Europe for Sofitel, MGallery and Emblems


Jörg. T. Böckeler


Dorint Hotel Group

Alejandra de Cordoba Estepa

Managing Director, EMEA

WATG London

Bojan Jelenic

Design Director Eastern Europe, Balkans and CIS

IHG ® Hotels & Resorts

Peter Haaber


Zleep Hotels A/S

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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ABB’s Electrification business offers a wide-ranging portfolio of products, digital solutions and services, from substation to socket, enabling safe, smart and sustainable electrification. Offerings encompass digital and connected innovations for low- and medium- voltage, including EV infrastructure, solar inverters, modular substations, distribution automation, power protection, wiring accessories, switchgear, enclosures, cabling, sensing and control.


Unilever is one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, with sales in over 190 countries and products used by 3.4 billion people every day. Unilever’s portfolio of 400+ brands is utilized worldwide, encompassing iconic global brands like Dove, Vaseline, Axe, Knorr, Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s; and ‘local jewels’ such as Dollar Shave Club, Q-Tips and Marmite.
Unilever Partnerships forges industry-changing, multi-faceted global partnerships with leaders in Hospitality, Travel, Industrial and Healthcare sectors, incorporating solutions under Unilever’s well-loved brands. It is a Business Unit within a wider organization called Unilever International whose purpose is to serve demand white spaces that traditional Unilever retail business is unable to address. The business is headquartered in Singapore, with operations and presence across the globe with existing distribution in more than 170 countries. The business marries the Scale of Unilever with the Agility and Entrepreneurship of a team that drives business with a Founder’s mindset

Standard Textile

Standard Textile is a global manufacturer and provider of reusable textiles used in healthcare, hospitality, education, and our homes.
From intelligent fiber technology to advanced product design, to patented weaving processes, to laundry solutions, Standard Textile takes a holistic approach to sustainability.
We’re committed to providing a more viable alternative to disposables.
Everyday experiences should be extraordinary experiences.
To create innovative textiles and services that provide
people around the world a healthier, more gratifying,
and more inspiring life.


We create premium cosmetics.

GFL has always been committed to create and develop personal care products through innovation and the latest technology, with selected formulas made of the finest natural and organic certified ingredients to meet the requirements of different types of consumers.

GFL’s distinctive strength and creative approach are the pillars of our innovative and sustainable solutions with a positive impact on the environment and people.

GFL is the expression of the contemporary transition towards a circular economy and sustainable development focused on people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.


Company Profile:

Founded in Italy in 1961, Myrtha has created an international brand which is renowned in the competition, leisure and hospitality sectors. Committed to R&D, the company has transferred its unique and exclusive technologies to the world of wellness and thermal bathing. Myrtha Wellness collaborates closely and globally with architects, interior designers and consultants, as they appreciate the wide range of services offered, including 3D renderings and BIM processes. Myrtha offers a comprehensive range of cutting edge solutions including swimming pools, spa pools, Kneipp bath, Finnish or herbal saunas, steam rooms and hammams, frigidarium, salt rooms, ice fountains and experience showers. The products are engineered, designed and manufactured using environmentally sustainable processes and contribute to the efficiency and sustainability of buildings for LEED, BREEAM, and Green Star certification. Myrtha’s revolutionary use of modular, laminated stainless-steel panels in the design of hydrothermal facilities gives the products the best warranties in the industry for structure, equipment and waterproofing.


“We are happy to participate in the Leaders in Hospitality forum in the beautiful city of Warsaw. The coming event will give Myrtha the chance to present our latest made-in-Italy solutions for hospitality & fitness lap pools and spa and wellness centres. It’s a great platform for networking with the hospitality industry leaders.” 


    Capital Financial Services SA, using Twispay as a brand, is a financial institution and e-money issuer, licensed by the National Bank of Romania, that provides acquiring and payment processing services. We are proud to be a payment facilitator for VISA and principal member of Mastercard. We offer a secure payment gateway, easy to integrate and developer friendly. Our platform enables business owners to process payments in any currency from customers across the globe, through virtually any payment method. Twispay’s Transaction Dashboard allows merchants to stay in charge of their finances, by giving them a complete overview of all the important performance indicators. The Custom Checkout offers a tailor-made experience and a personalized user experience with a completely customizable design. Twispay resonates with the high expectations oftoday’s hospitality industry and understands the need for a personalized, flexible and intuitive shopping experience. That’s why we help merchants to offer their clients the option to easily buy anytime and anywhere.


    Our course Bemeta is headquartered in the picturesque village of Žatčany in South Moravia. It was founded thirteen years ago by Mr. Zdeněk Žalkovský. Since that time the company has grown dynamically and currently has 70 employees that share a common goal – to deliver to its customers bathroom accessories of the highest possible quality.Nomination of successful BEMETA Omega product series in the competition ”Gold medal SHK” in the building fair in Brno 2007 is confirmation of our existing course. Our firm philosophy Permanent diversification of our assortment and by this increasing orientation to the customer belongs to our basic aims. We are convinced that brilliant solutions lie in simplicity. This philosophy can be understood as a reference point of our activities. Result of this idea are products with clear shapes, demanding and timeless design, use of quality materials and high user-friendliness. Realization of this philosophy in practice belongs to our most worthful fortune – our staff. It is commonplace for us to put maximum stress on professional qualification and personal development of our staff. BEMETA product series – trends for Your bathroom Bathroom importance growths constantly and today it belongs to the most important house areas – oasis of relaxation where everyday stress is released. Through our product series, we want to show you possibilities how to make an image of your bathroom. The aim of the Bemeta Company is to continually innovate and move forward. We collaborate with a Czech designers to develop new products. We recently unveiled three new lines of bathroom accessories: DARK (in ever popular black), VIA and NIKI. In 2017 you can look forward to a gradual change in our packaging.

    UnionPay International Co. Ltd

    UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 1800 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants. To date, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 170 countries and regions, covering 51 million merchants and 2.57 million ATMs. Over 7 billion UnionPay cards are issued in 48 countries and regions


    Company description: Adyen is the payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, providing a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods. Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store channels. With offices across the world, Adyen serves customers including Facebook, Uber, KLM, Booking.com, GetYourGuide, and vueling. As for the quote we would like to ask whether it’s possible to announce us as sponsor on your social media channels rather than a press release with a quote? We’re a first-time sponsor and think this would be a more relevant exposure for us. Please let us know what you think.

    GranitiFiandre S.p.A.

    GranitiFiandre S.p.A., is a company belonging to Iris Ceramica Group, leading manufacturer of high range porcelain stoneware. GranitiFiandre has a presence in over 110 countries throughout the world with a wide choice of solutions for floors and coverings which range from the contract to the wellness and residential industry, and from the medical to the leisure industry, responding to all building and living requirements. GranitiFiandre, through the Fiandre Architectural Surfaces brand, continued with undeniable success along a path marked by new goals to reach, consolidating its business in all the markets acquired over the years. Its commitment is based on over 50 years’ history, during which quality, skill and innovation went hand in hand, bringing the company into a predominant market position. Constant updating of the technological tools available to the company is what enables it to best protect the environment from the harmful effects of industrialisation, always focusing on new opportunities.


    Dometic is the world’s leading supplier of minibars to the hotel industry. Whether it’s the world’s only 7-star hotel or a family-run Bed&Breakfast, the hospitality industry trusts us to deliver high-quality and comfort-enhancing solutions for their guests. Today, you will find millions of our sophisticated minibars, convenience fridges and safes in thousands of hotels and other lodgings across the world – which we are very proud of. Know-how accumulated over 45 years, a track record of innovation as well as leading design solutions are the three main reasons for us being a market leader. “We are happy and proud to be sponsors of Leaders in Hospitality. Over the last 45 years Dometic has been a part of the hospitality industry and we are excited to join the platform to network with industry leaders. We look forward to this number one hospitality event in CEE-CIS.”


    Smart infrastructure (SI) from Siemens makes the world a more connected and caring place – where resources are valued, where impact on the world is considered, where sustainable energy is delivered reliably and efficiently. It provides the flexible infrastructure to allow society to evolve and respond to changing conditions. SI addresses the urgent challenges of Urbanization and Climate change by connecting Energy systems, Buildings and Industries. Technology and the ingenuity of people come together to be at one with our environments and to care for our world. Siemens Smart Infrastructure is doing this from the macro to the micro level, from physical products, components and systems to connected, cloud-based digital offerings and services. Siemens offers a broad portfolio of grid control and automation; low- and medium-voltage power distribution, switching and control; and building automation, fire safety and security, HVAC control and energy solutions. The headquarters of Siemens Smart Infrastructure is located in Zug (Switzerland). The company employs worldwide approximately 71.000 employees.

    Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.