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Rich Mkhondo

Former Chief Communications Officer , 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa

Sergey Gruzd

Chief Editor, SecurityMedia Rus

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Volkhard Bauer

Chief Executive Officer, KhayaMedia

Mark Gay

, Business Consultant and Commentator

Antoine Moubarak

Area Director Revenue Optimization, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Lyudmila Soldatova

Human Resources Business Partner, Siemens Healthcare

Andrey Sharov

Vice President of Small Business Development, Sberbank

Lyubov Ulis

Director of Corporate Clients, Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Networks and Alerts”

Konstantin Kalabin

Market Development, Russia & Eastern Europe, Tripadvisor

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Anastassia Beliakova

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Add One Touch

Nikolai Galyanov

Human Resources Director, TSUM

Walter C. Neumann

Chief Executive Officer, AZIMUT Hotels

Rustam Topchiev

Executive Director, Adwill Hospitality

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR

Philippe Bone

Head of Development Russia, Ukraine, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Anton Matveev

Co-founder and co-owner, / Big Tree / TrustYou Russia

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Stylianos Tsifetakis

Vice President of Hotel and Catering Operations, G1 Entertainment , Tigre De Cristal

Alexey Korobkin

Director, Development in Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia., IHG

Oksana Tubman

Head of Accommodation, The organizing committee of the World Cup FIFA "Russia 2018”

Ekaterina Barabanova

Deputy Chairman, State Tourism Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan

Marina Pochinok

Director of Talent Management, Sberbank

Alexander Kaltykov

Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group

Cuneyt Baltaoglu

Managing Director, Akfen REIT

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Andrey Yakunin

Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP

Mikhail Gavrilin

First Deputy General Director and Supervisory Board Member, Mospromstroy

Dimitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Sergey Voytovich

Deputy Director, NAO Krasnaya Polyana

Dimitris Manikis

Vice President Business Development EMEA, RCI

Georgy Mokhov

, Deputy Minister of Culture of Moscow Region

Evgeny Bugrovsky

Managing Director, Heliopark Hotels & Resorts

Paul Whelan

Head of Accommodation, MATCH

Arkadiy Amelin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIMARS GROUP

Igor Bukharov

President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Sergey Shpilko

Deputy Head for Department of Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Alexander Orlov

Founder and President, Bulldozer Group

Vadim Zelenski

Chairman, ABT-ACTE Russia

Imad Barrakad

Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

Steven Daines

Chief Executive Officer - HotelServices Northern Europe, Russia & CIS, AccorHotels

Jerad Bachar

Executive Director – Tourism and Leisure, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Ivan Snizinov

Chief Executive Officer, Tetran Technologies

Karine Shmaryova

General Director, Intermark Serviced Apartments

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Marina Smirnova

Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Lana Klyueva

Head of Operations, Russia , LLC MATCH Accommodation 2018

Natalya Rabotovskaya

Human Resources Director, UCG

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Alexander Samodurov

CEO, NAI Becar

Tom Mundy

National Director, Head of Research, JLL

Vadim Prasov

Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management

Mikhail Maltsev

Head, Samara Region Tourism Department

Marina Usenko

Independent Hotel Advisor

Anna Kireeva

Area Human Resources Manager, Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH

Tatiana Tur

Business Development Manager , Schrack Seconet AG

Dmitry Okorokov

President, Zavidovo Development

Michael Collini

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

Keti Mikashavidze

Hospitality Program Manager, Capitol Management

Vladimir Poddubko

Head of Hospitality Department, A.N.D. Corporation

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Christian Meyer

Managing Director, RIMC CIS, LLC

Aron Libinson

Associate Vice President Operations and Development Russia & CIS, IHG

Natalia Ofitserova

Human Resources Director, L'Oréal Luxe, Russia

Tatiana Veller

National Director, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Group Russia & CIS, JLL

Oleg Safonov

Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Ivica Cacic

Regional Vice President Eastern Europe and the CIS, Marriott International, Inc.

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Alexey Tikhnenko

Head of Hospitality Management Department, Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Co-operation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Sergey Kolesnikov

Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Nikolai Oganezov

Director, Regional Association of Gaming Business SFD

Elena Anosova

Editor-In-Chief, Restaurant News

Luc Gesvret

Senior Vice President Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , AccorHotels

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Vladimir Chernikov

Head of Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Alexey Krivenko

Deputy General Director, Directorate of the Moscow Transportation Hub

Pavel Elnikov

Senior Associate, DLA Piper Russia

Scott Antel

Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Ivan Merkulov

President, PIR EXPO

Vadim Tikhonov

President, Solo Alliance International Group

Darren Blanchard

Senior Director of Business Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sven Osmers

Head of Real Estate Advisory in Russia and CIS, KPMG

Peter Knapp

Global Creative Officer , Landor

Michael Semenov

Vice President, KORTROS

Alex Konyushkov

Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Ben Martin

Senior Director, AECOM

Tatiana Gostenina

Vice-President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers, Chief Expert on Hotel Classification , PRESIDENT OFFICE, candidate of Economic Sciences

Alexey Musakin

Chief Executive Officer, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts

Valeri Chekheria

Chief Executive Officer, Adjara Hospitality Group

Arina Mostieva

Associate, Strikitsa Consulting

Alex Pleshachkov

Chief Executive Officer, ANO "The management of the host city of Saransk for preparation and holding of the World Cup 2018"

Albert Galeev

Editor-In-Chief, Condé Nast Traveller

Sergey Orekhanov

CEO of JWG Portal Group, VP of All-Russian public organization "Investment Russia"

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR

Dmitry Makarov

Managing Partner, Adwill Hospitality

Networking Events

Networking is one of the main reasons why so many executives attend RHIC, opportunities are provided throughout the conference.


Our new contact system allows registered delegates to pre-arrange meetings before you even arrive at the conference, ensuring you make the most out of your valuable time.

The fast paced business card exchange is a popular ice breaker to begin the conference. Participate and it could be the fastest, most beneficial and enjoyable 60 minutes of networking you will ever do!

Grab every chance to expand your network - why not do that over a nice cup of coffee.

The exhibition is the heart of the conference, where meetings are arranged and deals are done.

Continue networking into the night, catch up with old friends and make new acquaintances.

Azimut Hotels are delighted to host the RHIC networking reception at the Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel. A perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and new contacts, whilst enjoying fine wine and food in splendid surroundings.