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Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Vadim Prasov

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

David Jenkins

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

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Andrea D'Amico

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

Artem Shashkin

Chief Executive Officer, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Mike Collini

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

Ainur Kuatova

Deputy Chair, Astana Expo 2017

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Irina Babyuk

Chairwoman, Investment Committee of St. Petersburg

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Frédéric Marion

Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Olga Grigorieva

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

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS – London Office

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Natalie Chibrikova

Head of the Real Estate Client Management Department, Sberbank CIB

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Tsotne Ebralidze

Managing Director, Hospitality and Real Estate, Georgian Co-Investment Fund

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Luc Gesvret

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

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Giorgi Pertaia

Director, Georgian National Investment Agency

Marina Usenko

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

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Viacheslav Romanov

Head of Analytical Department, Bank of Moscow

Nikolay Golubev

Managing Partner, Smart Company

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Markus Lehnert

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Francois Carle

Global Hotel Solution Business Development Director, Schneider Electric

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Oxana Nabok

Area Human Resources Director - Russia & CIS, IHG

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Constantin Zabrodine

Chief Executive Officer, Zavidovo Development

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Evgeny Makarov

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

Vladimir Vladimirov

Governor, Stavropol Region

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference 2010

The Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference took (RHIC) place 25-27 October 2010 at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel. RHIC was a huge success and brought together one of the largest gatherings of hotel investors, operators and developers to focus on Russia & CIS, with over 370 attendees from 28 countries. The compelling programme saw more than 70 speakers and panellists discussing the current challenges facing the hotel industry whilst exploring new investment opportunities in the region.

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RHIC 2010 Presentations

Please click on the link below for presentations made by speakers at RHIC 2010.


2010 Sponsors

Founder Sponsor:
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Corinthia Hotels
  • Horwath HTL
  • Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
  • The Rezidor Hotel Group

Gold Sponsors:

  • ACCOR Hospitality
  • AZIMUT Hotels Company
  • CJSC Kambio
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • DLA Piper
  • Golden Tulip  Hospitality Group /  IFK Hotel Management
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt
  • IHG
  • Interstate Management Services Inc
  • Jumeirah Group
  • Orient-Express Hotels
  • Salans
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc
  • Tanmiya Management & Development Limited
  • Venture Investments and Yield Management LLP
  • Viceroy Hotel Group
  • Warimpex Finanz-Und Beteiligungs AG
  • WATG


  • Concept
  • Deloitte & Touche CTS
  • Ernst & Young
  • Networld
  • Steigenberger Hotel Group


Deals Announced at RHIC 2010

Several new successful deals underway or concluded were announced at RHIC, including 6 from Interstate Hotels & Resorts and 3 from Hilton Worldwide (DoubleTree by Hilton Moscow Leningradsky Riverside; Hilton Garden Inn Yaroslavl; Hilton Garden Inn Kazan).