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Irina Babyuk

Chairwoman, Investment Committee of St. Petersburg

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Marina Usenko

Director, Acquisitions & Development, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Anatoly Kondratenko

Senior Director, Acquisitions & Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

David Jenkins

Executive Vice President, Russia & CIS, JLL, Hotels & Hospitality Group

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Artem Shashkin

Chief Executive Officer, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Giorgi Pertaia

Director, Georgian National Investment Agency

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Tsotne Ebralidze

Managing Director, Hospitality and Real Estate, Georgian Co-Investment Fund

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Nikolay Golubev

Managing Partner, Smart Company

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Andrea D'Amico

Regional Director - Italy, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa,

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Markus Lehnert

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Constantin Zabrodin

Chief Executive Officer, Zavidovo Development

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Evgeny Makarov

Vice-President, ProfEstate , Director, Commercial Real Estate Department, Rosa Khutor LLC

Ainur Kuatova

Deputy Chair, Astana Expo 2017

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Oxana Nabok

Area Human Resources Director - Russia & CIS, IHG

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Mike Collini

Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide

Olga Grigorieva

Head of Structured and Project Finance Division, Managing Director, Raiffeisen Bank

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Vladimir Poddubko

Head of Hotel Business, A.N.D. Corporation

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Olga Arkhangelskaya

Partner, Head of the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction sectors in the CIS, EY

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Vadim Prasov

Managing Partner of Alliance Hotels & Vice President, Restaurateurs and Hoteliers Federation, Russia

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Francois Carle

Global Hotel Solution Business Development Director, Schneider Electric

Vladimir Vladimirov

Governor, Stavropol Region

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Luc Gesvret

SVP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , Accor

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Early bird deadline ends 19 September - register now!

We are delighted to announce that the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) will return to Moscow, from 20 – 22 October 2014, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the new Congress Park at the Radisson Royal Hotel.

RHIC is the leading hotel investment conference in Russia, and this globally recognised event brings together hotel investors, operators, developers, advisors, brand representatives and country officials from more than 26 countries to debate the latest issues and developments affecting investment and business in this exciting region.

RHIC will showcase the investment opportunities available in Russia & the CIS, and provide you with an opportunity to meet a high-level group of investors and industry experts with a wide range of specialist knowledge, from both the local and international perspective.

Don’t miss out on discovering the latest opportunities in the region, REGISTER NOW!

LATEST NEWS: a fantastic speaker line-up announced

RHIC begins with a networking reception on Monday evening hosted by the InterContinental Hotel Tverskaya, followed by two action-packed days of educational sessions and networking opportunities.

We have more than 70 industry experts already confirmed, click here for the full speaker line-up.


• Meet the Investors, Brands & Operators – How do they see the landscape?
• Regional Hotel Companies discuss growth prospects
• Financing in Russia - Who are the major players of hospitality market? How to stimulate banks to focus on hotels when lending money?
• A continuation of the management agreement debate from RHIC 2013
• Sochi Legacy – After the Olympics...what now?
• Breakout sessions on distribution, the development process, mixed-use projects and Southern Russia development opportunities.
• Round table discussions on Georgia, Kazakhstan, Franchising & Licensing and third-party management companies



"A great venue to meet old friends and welcome new partners."
Anatoly Kondratenko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

"The only hotel investment event in the region where you can meet all the key decision makers in the Russia & CIS hotel business."
David Jenkins, Jones Lang LaSalle

"A must for industry insiders and newcomers interested in building a successful hotel business in Russia and the CIS."
Alexander Skoblo, Dentons

"The most representative event for Russia & CIS hotel development community."
Mikhail Kolesnik, Marriott International

"With such a robust pipeline, and so many untapped regional markets across the country, RHIC is a must attend event."
Thomas Emanuel, STR Global