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2013 Speakers

Mikhail Kolesnik

Director, Development for the Russia/CIS/Eastern Europe area, Marriott International

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of CIS Hotel & Hospitality Practice, Dentons

Alexey Shchipitsin

Deputy General Director, Omega Centre

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Alex Slesar

Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gleden Invest

Alexey Korobkin

Associate Director, HVS Consulting & Valuation

Vladislav Smirnov

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Aron Libinson

Vice President Strategic Development, Russia & CIS, IHG

Ivica Čačić

Vice President Eastern Europe & the CIS, Marriott International, Inc.

Gregory Byrnes

Business Development Manager, Questex Hospitality + Travel Group

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President International, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Nikolay Buturlakin

Vice-Governor, Krasnodar Region Administration

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Tim Stubbs

Partner and Head of Banking & Finance Practice Group, Dentons

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Natalya Razvazhnaya

HR Director Russia, AZIMUT Hotels

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Sergey Zolotarev

Project Development Manager, JSC "Special Economic Zones"

Gregory Chernov

General Director of seven hotels belonging to, Wenaasgruppen AS

Evgeny Makarov

Director of Commercial Real Estate Department, Rosa Khutor Resort

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, ACCOR

David Jenkins

Executive Vice President, Russia & CIS, Jones Lang LaSalle

Rui M. Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Michael Collini

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

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Rafal Jaskula

General Director, DAKO Professional Team

Boris Fabrikant

ZAO IPP, (Owner, Ibis Paveletskaya)

Karl de Lacy

International Development Manager, Best Western International

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Oleg Zabara

Deputy General Director for Organisation of Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, JSC "Center Omega"

Rolf Hübner

VP Operations - Central & Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS, IHG

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, Ernst & Young

Vladislav Mazhorov

State Conselour of Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Russian Federation

Liudmila Koudryavtseva

Chief Executive Officer, The Baltic Travel Company

Oleg Yasyuk

Deputy Mayor, City of Sochi

Jean-Luc Chretien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Marina Usenko

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

Andrew Pyner

Chief Revenue Officer,

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia - CIS, ACCOR

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Arina Sosnovskaya

Head of touristic department, JSC "Special Economic Zones"

Ariane Gorin

Vice President of Market Management EMEA, Expedia Lodging Partner Services

Albert Gilfanov

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Unistroy

Tatiana Veller

President EMEA - HVS Executive Search, Managing Director Russia & CIS - HVS Global Hospitality Services

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Pavel Titov

Chief Executive Officer, Abrau-Durso

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Vyacheslav Ivanov

Head of Hotel Investment Office, Venture Investments & Yield Management LLP

Alexander Zaporozhsky

Strategy & Investments Director, Airports of Regions

Leila Urazbaeva

Senior Banker, EBRD

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Horst Schulze

Chairman and CEO, Capella Hotels and Resorts

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Networking Online

As soon as you register for the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference you can start virtually networking with attendees before you arrive!  RHIC has an official event networking app, powered by Presdo Match, that allows you to see who will be attending, contact and connect others, and set up one-on-one meetings.  See who you know will be coming and meet new people with similar interests, all with LinkedIn-powered profiles.  Access the networking app online or on mobile at

Please note that all messages sent via the system will be scanned and anything considered spam will be rejected. Sending a message to all participants for example, will not be possible.

This service will be available from September for delegates, speakers and sponsors.