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Georgy Gakhariya

Business Ombudsman, Georgia

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Stepan Smitienko

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

Alexander Timokhov

Deputy Chairman, Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Frédéric Marion

Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Viacheslav Romanov

Head of Research, Bank of Moscow

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Artem Shashkin

Deputy General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Tatiana Veller

Hospitality Relationship Advisor, Questex / D2

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Sven Osmers

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

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Robert Kempton

Hotel Segment Director, Western & Central Europe, Schneider Electric

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Mike Collini

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

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Alexey Korobkin

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

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS – London Office

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Evgeny Makarov

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Andrea D'Amico

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

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Markus Lehnert

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

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

David Jenkins

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

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Sonny Lundqvist

Scandinavia, CEO

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Svetlana Bats

Head of Hotel interiors Department, Smart Company

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Denis Sokolov

Head of Research and Strategic Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Olga Grigorieva

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

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Vadim Prasov

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Marina Usenko

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

Inna Shalyto

Chairwoman, Committee on Tourism Development of St. Petersburg

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Luc Gesvret

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

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

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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To view photos of the event please click on the relevant link below:


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).