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Head of Research and Strategic Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes
Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles
Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.
Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG
Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting
Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG
Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels
Head of Structured and Project Finance Division, Managing Director, Raiffeisen Bank
Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG
European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets
Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International, Inc.
Head of Hotel interiors Department, Smart Company
Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY
Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts
Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield
Head of Development Projects, Airport Development
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chairman, Tempest Capital AG
Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia
Alexis de La Palme
SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor
Regional Director - Italy, Eastern Europe and Middle East Africa, Booking.com
Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide
Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chairwoman, Committee on Tourism Development of St. Petersburg
Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia
Director of Business Development, STR Global
Chairman, HVS – London Office
Senior Director, Acquisitions & Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
Head of Research, Bank of Moscow
Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM
Director, Acquisitions & Development, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Senior Partner, Macro Advisory
President, National Investment Association
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts
Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management
Vice-President, ProfEstate , Director, Commercial Real Estate Department, Rosa Khutor LLC
Partner, Head of the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction sectors in the CIS, EY
Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons
Head of Hotel Business, A.N.D. Corporation
Director Department of Investor Relations & Financial Institutions, OJSC Northern Caucasus Resorts
Associate Director, Development, Russia, CIS and Georgia, IHG
Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President, JLL
Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC
Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy
SVP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , Accor
Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Director, Astana Property management
Deputy Chairman, Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning
Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group
Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor
Managing Partner of Alliance Hotels & Vice President, Restaurateurs and Hoteliers Federation, Russia
Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International
Executive Vice President, Russia & CIS, JLL, Hotels & Hospitality Group
Director - KPMG in Russia, Head of Real Estate Advisory practice in Russia and CIS, KPMG
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC
Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai
General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes
Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai
Deputy General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation
Chief Development Officer, Accor
Hospitality Relationship Advisor, Questex / D2
Hotel Segment Director, Western & Central Europe, Schneider Electric
District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM
Business Ombudsman, Georgia
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank
Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC
Dates and Venue announced 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 26-28 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.
Click here to view Dr. Daniel Thorniley's latest report on Russia Business News (16 March 2015)
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, 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