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Editor-In-Chief, Condé Nast Traveller
Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia
Business Development and External Relations Director, KidZania
Founder and President, Bulldozer Group
Vice-President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers
Chief Executive Officer, Osnova Group
Human Resources Business Partner, Siemens Healthcare
Vice President Business Development Russia & CIS, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Senior Associate, DLA Piper Russia
Managing Partner, “Agency Contact”
Senior Director, Acquisitions & Development, Russia, CIS & Baltics, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG
President, Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers
National Director, Head of Research, JLL
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
First Deputy General Director and Supervisory Board Member, Mospromstroy
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Managing Director, Heliopark Hotels & Resorts
Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, EAME, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons
Head of Hotel Business, A.N.D. Corporation
President, Tourism Promotion Association INNOVATION RUSSIA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Add One Touch
Walter C. Neumann
Chief Executive Officer, AZIMUT Hotels
Chairman, ABT-ACTE Russia
Michael A. Johnston
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC
Human Resources Director, L'Oréal Luxe, Russia
Director, Regional Association of Gaming Business SFD
Chief Executive Officer - HotelServices Northern Europe, Russia & CIS, AccorHotels
President, PIR EXPO
Director of Business Development, STR Global
Regional Vice President Eastern Europe and the CIS, Marriott International, Inc.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DIMARS GROUP
Managing Director, Akfen REIT
Human Resources Director, TSUM
Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC
Chief Executive Officer, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts
Senior Vice President Sales, Distribution & Loyalty Russia Georgia & CIS , AccorHotels
Hospitality and Leisure Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Vice President, NAI Becar
President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group
Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP
Chief Executive Officer, The Baltic Travel Company
National Director, Head of Hotel & Hospitality Group Russia & CIS, JLL
Managing Partner, Alliance Hotel Management
Vice President Business Development EMEA, RCI
Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, AccorHotels
Speakers confirmed for RHIC 2015
We're delighted to announce the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC), the premier meeting for the region’s hotel and tourism investment community, will return to Moscow 27-28 October 2015 hosted by the Azimut Moscow Olympic Hotel.
Russia is going through a tough time right now, both economically and politically. The decline in the country’s economic performance has had a serious impact on tourism and the hotel market, and the immediate future is far from optimistic. However Russia is a huge market and for some companies represents up to 60% of greater CEE business in terms of sales (CEE/CIS and Turkey). Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, commented that “we must carry-on in the short term to secure our future in the long term”.
Last year was a huge success with more than 390 top-level executives from all areas of the industry in attendance. 75% of the audience, which included investors, hotel owners, financiers, developers, brand representatives, operators, lawyers, advisors, architects and government officials were from Russian companies, a staggering 20% increase in the number of Russian participants since 2012.
Click here to be kept up to date on the developments for RHIC 2015.
RHIC PETITION FOR VISA FACILITATION
At RHIC 2014, delegates signed a petition to suppport the amendments to the Federal Law “On the Procedures for Entering the RF and Exiting the RF”, which are currently under consideration in the State Duma of the RF and which would allow 72 hours entry into the territory of RF without the need for a visa.
This iniative has been signed by 112 delegates, representing 82 companies, including some of the leading hotel companies which represent more than 25,000 hotel rooms in Russia with occupancy levels of around 75%. Other companies that signed the person include some of the biggest foreign hotel investors, such as WARIMPEX, who own a controlling stake of Airport City in St. Petersburg; consultants, such as JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, KPMG, AECOM, EY; and major industry suppliers, such as Schneider Electric.
Click here to view the Petition for visa facilitation at the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference 2014
WHY ATTEND RHIC? Don't just take our word for it...
"Having attended conventions and conferences of all sizes and types for the past 2 decades, one of the most memorable was RHIC 2104 – kudos to bench events for the organization."
Noyan Konnolu, Prekon
"A great venue to meet old friends and welcome new partners."
Anatoly Kondratenko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.s
"The only hotel investment event in the region where you can meet all the key decision makers in the Russia & CIS hotel business."
David Jenkins, Jones Lang LaSalle
"A must for industry insiders and newcomers interested in building a successful hotel business in Russia and the CIS."
Alexander Skoblo, Dentons
"The most representative event for Russia & CIS hotel development community."
Mikhail Kolesnik, Marriott International
"With such a robust pipeline, and so many untapped regional markets across the country, RHIC is a must attend event."
Thomas Emanuel, STR Global