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Darren Blanchard

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR

Sergey Gruzd

Chief Editor, SecurityMedia Rus

Rustam Topchiev

Executive Director, Adwill Hospitality

Dimitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Sergey Orekhanov

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

Jerad Bachar

Executive Director – Tourism and Leisure, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Dmitry Makarov

Managing Partner, Adwill Hospitality

Alexander Orlov

Founder and President, Bulldozer Group

Philippe Bone

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

Marina Tarnopolskaya

Managing Partner, AgencyKontakt

Christian Meyer

Managing Director, RIMC CIS, LLC

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Marina Smirnova

Head of Department Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Igor Bukharov

President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Sergey Kolesnikov

Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers

Ben Martin

Senior Director, AECOM

Imad Barrakad

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

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Lyudmila Soldatova

Human Resources Business Partner, Siemens Healthcare

Mikhail Gavrilin

First Deputy General Director and Supervisory Board Member, Mospromstroy

Albert Galeev

Editor-In-Chief, Condé Nast Traveller

Dimitris Manikis

Vice President Business Development EMEA, RCI

Sven Osmers

Head of Real Estate Advisory in Russia and CIS, KPMG

Alexander Samodurov

CEO, NAI Becar

Alexey Korobkin

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

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels

Alex Konyushkov

Deputy Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Volkhard Bauer

Chief Executive Officer, KhayaMedia

Anton Matveev

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

Michael Collini

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

Alexander Kaltykov

Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group

Paul Whelan

Head of Accommodation, MATCH

Tom Mundy

National Director, Head of Research, JLL

Natalya Rabotovskaya

Human Resources Director, UCG

Scott Antel

Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Dmitry Okorokov

President, Zavidovo Development

Anna Kireeva

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

Vadim Prasov

Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management

Marina Usenko

Independent Hotel Advisor

Mikhail Maltsev

Head, Samara Region Tourism Department

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Mark Gay

, Business Consultant and Commentator

Luc Gesvret

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

Tatiana Tur

Business Development Manager , Schrack Seconet AG

Stylianos Tsifetakis

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

Aron Libinson

Associate Vice President Operations and Development Russia & CIS, IHG

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting GmbH

Marina Pochinok

Director of Talent Management, Sberbank

Vladimir Chernikov

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

Ivan Snizinov

Chief Executive Officer, Tetran Technologies

Rich Mkhondo

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

Evgeny Bugrovsky

Managing Director, Heliopark Hotels & Resorts

Ekaterina Barabanova

Deputy Chairman, State Tourism Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Walter C. Neumann

Chief Executive Officer, AZIMUT Hotels

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Sergey Shpilko

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

Cuneyt Baltaoglu

Managing Director, Akfen REIT

Ivica Cacic

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

Lyubov Ulis

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

Anastassia Beliakova

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Add One Touch

Tatiana Gostenina

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

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Andrey Yakunin

Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP

David Jenkins

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

Natalia Ofitserova

Human Resources Director, L'Oréal Luxe, Russia

Tatiana Veller

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

Keti Mikashavidze

Hospitality Program Manager, Capitol Management

Alex Pleshachkov

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

Michael Semenov

Vice President, KORTROS

Nikolai Oganezov

Director, Regional Association of Gaming Business SFD

Lana Klyueva

Head of Operations, Russia , LLC MATCH Accommodation 2018

Valeri Chekheria

Chief Executive Officer, Adjara Hospitality Group

Steven Daines

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

Alexey Musakin

Chief Executive Officer, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts

Oleg Safonov

Head, Federal Agency for Tourism

Karine Shmaryova

General Director, Intermark Serviced Apartments

Sergey Voytovich

Deputy Director, NAO Krasnaya Polyana

Elena Anosova

Editor-In-Chief, Restaurant News

Konstantin Kalabin

Market Development, Russia & Eastern Europe, Tripadvisor

Peter Knapp

Global Creative Officer , Landor

Georgy Mokhov

, Deputy Minister of Culture of Moscow Region

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Andrey Sharov

Vice President of Small Business Development, Sberbank

Antoine Moubarak

Area Director Revenue Optimization, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alexey Tikhnenko

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

Arkadiy Amelin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIMARS GROUP

Arina Mostieva

Associate, Strikitsa Consulting

Alexander Polinskiy

CEO, Management of sports and entertainment events Moscow

Ivan Merkulov

President, PIR EXPO

Pavel Elnikov

Senior Associate, DLA Piper Russia

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR

Oksana Tubman

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Vadim Zelenski

Chairman, ABT-ACTE Russia

Nikolai Galyanov

Human Resources Director, TSUM

Alexey Krivenko

Deputy General Director, Directorate of the Moscow Transportation Hub

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

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).