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Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Robert Kempton

Hotel Segment Director, Western & Central Europe, Schneider Electric

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Artem Shashkin

Deputy General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Olga Grigorieva

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Inna Shalyto

Chairwoman, Committee on Tourism Development of St. Petersburg

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Frédéric Marion

Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Stepan Smitienko

Director Department of Investor Relations & Financial Institutions, OJSC Northern Caucasus Resorts

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Georgy Gakhariya

Business Ombudsman, Georgia

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

David Jenkins

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

Sven Osmers

Director - KPMG in Russia, Head of Real Estate Advisory practice in Russia and CIS, KPMG

Luc Gesvret

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

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Alexey Korobkin

Associate Director, Development, Russia, CIS and Georgia, IHG

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS – London Office

Svetlana Bats

Head of Hotel interiors Department, Smart Company

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Alexander Timokhov

Deputy Chairman, Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning

Mike Collini

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

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Vadim Prasov

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

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Andrea D'Amico

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Evgeny Makarov

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

Tatiana Veller

Hospitality Relationship Advisor, Questex / D2

Sonny Lundqvist

Scandinavia, CEO

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Denis Sokolov

Head of Research and Strategic Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield

Markus Lehnert

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International, Inc.

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Viacheslav Romanov

Head of Research, Bank of Moscow

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Marina Usenko

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

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.