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2013 Speakers

Alex Slesar

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

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Evgeny Makarov

Director of Commercial Real Estate Department, Rosa Khutor Resort

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Horst Schulze

Chairman and CEO, Capella Hotels and Resorts

Marina Usenko

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

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Rui M. Barros

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

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Gregory Byrnes

Business Development Manager, Questex Hospitality + Travel Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Alexander Zaporozhsky

Strategy & Investments Director, Airports of Regions

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Arina Sosnovskaya

Head of touristic department, JSC "Special Economic Zones"

Dmitry Tetiouchev

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

Karl de Lacy

International Development Manager, Best Western International

Sergey Zolotarev

Project Development Manager, JSC "Special Economic Zones"

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President International, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Vladislav Mazhorov

State Conselour of Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Russian Federation

Alexey Shchipitsin

Deputy General Director, Omega Centre

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Gregory Chernov

General Director of seven hotels belonging to, Wenaasgruppen AS

David Jenkins

Executive Vice President, Russia & CIS, Jones Lang LaSalle

Nikolay Buturlakin

Vice-Governor, Krasnodar Region Administration

Andrew Pyner

Chief Revenue Officer,

Albert Gilfanov

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Unistroy

Rolf Hübner

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Ariane Gorin

Vice President of Market Management EMEA, Expedia Lodging Partner Services

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Christoph Härle

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

Michael Collini

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Vladislav Smirnov

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Boris Fabrikant

ZAO IPP, (Owner, Ibis Paveletskaya)

Tatiana Veller

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

Tim Stubbs

Partner and Head of Banking & Finance Practice Group, Dentons

Oleg Yasyuk

Deputy Mayor, City of Sochi

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Vyacheslav Ivanov

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

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia - CIS, ACCOR

Ivica Čačić

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

Leila Urazbaeva

Senior Banker, EBRD

Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Liudmila Koudryavtseva

Chief Executive Officer, The Baltic Travel Company

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Alexey Korobkin

Associate Director, HVS Consulting & Valuation

Rafal Jaskula

General Director, DAKO Professional Team

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Oleg Zabara

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

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Mikhail Kolesnik

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

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of CIS Hotel & Hospitality Practice, Dentons

Aron Libinson

Vice President Strategic Development, Russia & CIS, IHG

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, ACCOR

Jean-Luc Chretien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Natalya Razvazhnaya

HR Director Russia, AZIMUT Hotels

Pavel Titov

Chief Executive Officer, Abrau-Durso

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

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).