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Paul Whelan

Head of Accommodation, MATCH

Sergey Gruzd

Chief Editor, SecurityMedia Rus

Stylianos Tsifetakis

Vice President of Hotel and Catering Operations, G1 Entertainment , Tigre De Cristal

Marina Usenko

Independent Hotel Advisor

Alexey Krivenko

Deputy General Director, Directorate of the Moscow Transportation Hub

Imad Barrakad

Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

Tatiana Gostenina

Vice-President of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers, Chief Expert on Hotel Classification , PRESIDENT OFFICE, candidate of Economic Sciences

Arina Mostieva

Associate, Strikitsa Consulting

Konstantin Kalabin

Market Development, Russia & Eastern Europe, Tripadvisor

Vadim Prasov

Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Anastassia Beliakova

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Add One Touch

Darren Blanchard

Senior Director of Business Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Oleg Safonov

Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Ivan Merkulov

President, PIR EXPO

Lyudmila Soldatova

Human Resources Business Partner, Siemens Healthcare

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Natalia Ofitserova

Human Resources Director, L'Oréal Luxe, Russia

Natalya Rabotovskaya

Human Resources Director, UCG

Alexander Samodurov

CEO, NAI Becar

Marina Tarnopolskaya

Managing Partner, AgencyKontakt

Rich Mkhondo

Former Chief Communications Officer , 2010 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee South Africa

Igor Bukharov

President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Tatiana Veller

National Director, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Group Russia & CIS, JLL

Vladimir Chernikov

Head of Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Sergey Shpilko

Deputy Head for Department of Multicultural Policy, Interregional Cooperation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Dimitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Georgy Mokhov

, Deputy Minister of Culture of Moscow Region

Elena Anosova

Editor-In-Chief, Restaurant News

Dmitry Okorokov

President, Zavidovo Development

Nikolai Oganezov

Director, Regional Association of Gaming Business SFD

Alexander Kaltykov

Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Ben Martin

Senior Director, AECOM

Alexander Polinskiy

CEO, Management of sports and entertainment events Moscow

Mikhail Maltsev

Head, Samara Region Tourism Department

Alexey Tikhnenko

Head of Hospitality Management Department, Department for Multicultural Policy, Interregional Co-operation and Tourism, City of Moscow

Valeri Chekheria

Chief Executive Officer, Adjara Hospitality Group

Alexey Korobkin

Director, Development in Russia, CIS, Baltics and Scandinavia., IHG

Volkhard Bauer

Chief Executive Officer, KhayaMedia

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR

Nikolai Galyanov

Human Resources Director, TSUM

Cuneyt Baltaoglu

Managing Director, Akfen REIT

Sergey Orekhanov

CEO of JWG Portal Group, VP of All-Russian public organization "Investment Russia"

Arkadiy Amelin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIMARS GROUP

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development Russia, CIS & Baltics, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sven Osmers

Head of Real Estate Advisory in Russia and CIS, KPMG

Vadim Tikhonov

President, Solo Alliance International Group

Dmitry Makarov

Managing Partner, Adwill Hospitality

Sergey Voytovich

Deputy Director, NAO Krasnaya Polyana

Alexey Musakin

Chief Executive Officer, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts

Marina Pochinok

Director of Talent Management, Sberbank

Alexander Orlov

Founder and President, Bulldozer Group

Luc Gesvret

Senior Vice President Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , AccorHotels

Marina Smirnova

Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Aron Libinson

Associate Vice President Operations and Development Russia & CIS, IHG

Karine Shmaryova

General Director, Intermark Serviced Apartments

Ekaterina Barabanova

Deputy Chairman, State Tourism Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan

Sergey Kolesnikov

Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Vladimir Poddubko

Head of Hospitality Department, A.N.D. Corporation

Tom Mundy

National Director, Head of Research, JLL

Lana Klyueva

Head of Operations, Russia , LLC MATCH Accommodation 2018

Steven Daines

Chief Executive Officer - HotelServices Northern Europe, Russia & CIS, AccorHotels

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR

Dimitris Manikis

Vice President Business Development EMEA, RCI

Oksana Tubman

Head of Accommodation, The organizing committee of the World Cup FIFA "Russia 2018”

Lyubov Ulis

Director of Corporate Clients, Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Networks and Alerts”

Keti Mikashavidze

Hospitality Program Manager, Capitol Management

Ivan Snizinov

Chief Executive Officer, Tetran Technologies

Albert Galeev

Editor-In-Chief, Condé Nast Traveller

Vadim Zelenski

Chairman, ABT-ACTE Russia

Andrey Sharov

Vice President of Small Business Development, Sberbank

Anna Kireeva

Area Human Resources Manager, Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Antoine Moubarak

Area Director Revenue Optimization, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Rustam Topchiev

Executive Director, Adwill Hospitality

Anton Matveev

Co-founder and co-owner, / Big Tree / TrustYou Russia

Peter Knapp

Global Creative Officer , Landor

Pavel Elnikov

Senior Associate, DLA Piper Russia

Jerad Bachar

Executive Director – Tourism and Leisure, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Mikhail Gavrilin

First Deputy General Director and Supervisory Board Member, Mospromstroy

Alex Konyushkov

Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Alex Pleshachkov

Chief Executive Officer, ANO "The management of the host city of Saransk for preparation and holding of the World Cup 2018"

Philippe Bone

Head of Development Russia, Ukraine, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Christian Meyer

Managing Director, RIMC CIS, LLC

Evgeny Bugrovsky

Managing Director, Heliopark Hotels & Resorts

Scott Antel

Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Ivica Cacic

Regional Vice President Eastern Europe and the CIS, Marriott International, Inc.

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Tatiana Tur

Business Development Manager , Schrack Seconet AG

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Michael Semenov

Vice President, KORTROS

Michael Collini

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

Walter C. Neumann

Chief Executive Officer, AZIMUT Hotels

Andrey Yakunin

Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP

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).