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Svetlana Bats

Head of Hotel interiors Department, Smart Company

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Sven Osmers

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Luc Gesvret

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Viacheslav Romanov

Head of Research, Bank of Moscow

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Inna Shalyto

Chairwoman, Committee on Tourism Development of St. Petersburg

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Andrea D'Amico

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

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Sonny Lundqvist

Scandinavia, CEO

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Olga Grigorieva

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

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Markus Lehnert

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

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Denis Sokolov

Head of Research and Strategic Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Alexander Timokhov

Deputy Chairman, Moscow City Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Marina Usenko

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

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Tatiana Veller

Hospitality Relationship Advisor, Questex / D2

Evgeny Makarov

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

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Artem Shashkin

Deputy General Director, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Robert Kempton

Hotel Segment Director, Western & Central Europe, Schneider Electric

Vadim Prasov

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

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Stepan Smitienko

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

Alexey Korobkin

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Georgy Gakhariya

Business Ombudsman, Georgia

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS – London Office

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Frédéric Marion

Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

David Jenkins

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

Mike Collini

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

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).