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Editor-In-Chief, Condé Nast Traveller
Human Resources Business Partner, Siemens Healthcare
Global Creative Officer , Landor
Deputy Minister of the Support and Development of Small Business and Consumer Market, Nizhny Novgorod
Chief Executive Officer, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts
National Director, Head of Research, JLL
Deputy General Director, Directorate of the Moscow Transportation Hub
Hospitality Program Manager, Capitol Management
Deputy Head for Department of Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism
Chief Executive Officer, Adjara Hospitality Group
Senior Director, AECOM
Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC
National Director, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Group Russia & CIS, JLL
Head of Development Russia, Ukraine, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels
Managing Director, Heliopark Hotels & Resorts
Human Resources Director, L'Oréal Luxe, Russia
Vice President of Hotel and Catering Operations, G1 Entertainment , Tigre De Cristal
Director, Development in Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia., IHG
Chief Executive Officer, The Baltic Travel Company
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
General Director, Intermark Serviced Apartments
Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group
President and Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group
Managing Partner, Adwill Hospitality
President, DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH
Head, Samara Region Tourism Department
Head in Russia & CIS, Orbi Group
Chief Executive Officer, Tetran Technologies
Executive Director, Adwill Hospitality
Head of Accommodation, MATCH
Director of Business Development, STR Global
Head of Operations, Russia , LLC MATCH Accommodation 2018
Vice President, KORTROS
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIMARS GROUP
Head of Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism, City of Moscow
Associate Vice President Operations and Development Russia & CIS, IHG
Executive Director – Tourism and Leisure, Bahrain Economic Development Board
Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels
Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers
Former Chief Communications Officer , 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa
Independant Hotel Advisor
Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield
Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Add One Touch
Senior Vice President Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , AccorHotels
First Deputy General Director and Supervisory Board Member, Mospromstroy
Senior Director, Acquisitions & Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
President, Solo Alliance International Group
Human Resources Director, TSUM
CEO of JWG Portal Group, VP of All-Russian public organization "Investment Russia"
President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers
President, PIR EXPO
Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management
Chief Executive Officer, KhayaMedia
Managing Director, RIMC CIS, LLC
Chairman, ABT-ACTE Russia
Managing Partner, “Agency Contact”
Managing Director, Akfen REIT
Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons
Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group
Regional Vice President Eastern Europe and the CIS, Marriott International, Inc.
President, Tourism Promotion Association INNOVATION RUSSIA
Co-founder and co-owner, Frontdesk.ru / Big Tree / TrustYou Russia
Vice President Business Development EMEA, RCI
Chief Executive Officer - HotelServices Northern Europe, Russia & CIS, AccorHotels
Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)
Director, Regional Association of Gaming Business SFD
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Head of Real Estate Advisory in Russia and CIS, KPMG
Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide
Business Development Manager , Schrack Seconet AG
Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia
Head of Hospitality Management Department, Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Co-operation and Tourism, City of Moscow
Chief Executive Officer, Zavidovo Development
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC
Vice-President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers, Chief Expert on Hotel Classification , PRESIDENT OFFICE, candidate of Economic Sciences
Vice President, NAI Becar
Founder and President, Bulldozer Group
Head of Hospitality Department, A.N.D. Corporation
Area Human Resources Manager, Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY
Market Development, Russia & Eastern Europe, Tripadvisor
Senior Associate, DLA Piper Russia
Senior Director of Business Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Business Development and External Relations Director, KidZania
Vice President Business Development Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Walter C. Neumann
Chief Executive Officer, AZIMUT Hotels
Head of Accommodation, The organizing committee of the World Cup FIFA "Russia 2018”
Area Director Revenue Optimization, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Speakers confirmed for RHIC 2015
We're delighted to announce the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC), the premier meeting for the region’s hotel and tourism investment community, will return to Moscow 27-28 October 2015 hosted by the Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel.
Russia is going through a tough time right now, both economically and politically. The decline in the country’s economic performance has had a serious impact on tourism and the hotel market, and the immediate future is far from optimistic. However Russia is a huge market and for some companies represents up to 60% of greater CEE business in terms of sales (CEE/CIS and Turkey). Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, commented that “we must carry-on in the short term to secure our future in the long term”.
Last year was a huge success with more than 390 top-level executives from all areas of the industry in attendance. 75% of the audience, which included investors, hotel owners, financiers, developers, brand representatives, operators, lawyers, advisors, architects and government officials were from Russian companies, a staggering 20% increase in the number of Russian participants since 2012.
Click here to be kept up to date on the developments for RHIC 2015.
RHIC PETITION FOR VISA FACILITATION
At RHIC 2014, delegates signed a petition to suppport the amendments to the Federal Law “On the Procedures for Entering the RF and Exiting the RF”, which are currently under consideration in the State Duma of the RF and which would allow 72 hours entry into the territory of RF without the need for a visa.
This iniative has been signed by 112 delegates, representing 82 companies, including some of the leading hotel companies which represent more than 25,000 hotel rooms in Russia with occupancy levels of around 75%. Other companies that signed the person include some of the biggest foreign hotel investors, such as WARIMPEX, who own a controlling stake of Airport City in St. Petersburg; consultants, such as JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, KPMG, AECOM, EY; and major industry suppliers, such as Schneider Electric.
Click here to view the Petition for visa facilitation at the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference 2014
WHY ATTEND RHIC? Don't just take our word for it...
"Having attended conventions and conferences of all sizes and types for the past 2 decades, one of the most memorable was RHIC 2104 – kudos to bench events for the organization."
Noyan Konnolu, Prekon
"A great venue to meet old friends and welcome new partners."
Anatoly Kondratenko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.s
"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, The Rezidor Hotel Group
"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