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Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Olga Grigorieva

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

David Jenkins

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

Vadim Prasov

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

Sergey Shpilko

Chairman , Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Stephane Meyrat

Managing Director, Bevelia Hospitality Group

Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Irina Sheshero

President, National Investment Association

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Vladimir Vladimirov

Governor, Stavropol Region

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Luc Gesvret

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

Deborah Haines

District Director Radisson Blu Russia, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Maria Dvorman

Area HR Director Eastern Europe, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Anton Protsentov

Chief Executive Officer, GOST Hotel Management

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Artem Shashkin

Chief Executive Officer, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Jonathan Faiman

Chairman, Tempest Capital AG

Marina Smirnova

Partner, Head of Hospitality Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Oxana Nabok

Area Human Resources Director - Russia & CIS, IHG

Francois Carle

Global Hotel Solution Business Development Director, Schneider Electric

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Constantin Zabrodin

Chief Executive Officer, Zavidovo Development

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Frédéric Marion

Deputy CEO - Flaine, Compagnie des Alpes

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Irina Babyuk

Chairwoman, Investment Committee of St. Petersburg

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Mike Collini

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

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

Ainur Kuatova

Deputy Chair, Astana Expo 2017

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Marina Usenko

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

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Elena Lysenkova

Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality Income Consulting

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Markus Lehnert

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Tsotne Ebralidze

Managing Director, Hospitality and Real Estate, Georgian Co-Investment Fund

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Evgeny Makarov

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

Andrea D'Amico

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

Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Giorgi Pertaia

Director, Georgian National Investment Agency

Nikolay Golubev

Managing Partner, Smart Company

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

4 Weeks left until RHIC 2014 - Register now!

We are delighted to announce that the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) will return to Moscow, from 20 – 22 October 2014, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the new Congress Park at the Radisson Royal Hotel.


RHIC is the leading hotel investment conference in Russia, and this globally recognised event brings together hotel investors, operators, developers, advisors, brand representatives and country officials from more than 26 countries to debate the latest issues and developments affecting investment and business in this exciting region.

RHIC will showcase the investment opportunities available in Russia & the CIS, and provide you with an opportunity to meet a high-level group of investors and industry experts with a wide range of specialist knowledge, from both the local and international perspective.

Don’t miss out on discovering the latest opportunities in the region, REGISTER NOW!

LATEST NEWS: a fantastic speaker line-up announced

RHIC begins with a networking reception on Monday evening hosted by the InterContinental Hotel Tverskaya, followed by two action-packed days of educational sessions and networking opportunities.

We have more than 70 industry experts already confirmed, click here for the full speaker line-up.


• Meet the Investors, Brands & Operators – How do they see the landscape?
• Regional Hotel Companies discuss growth prospects
• Financing in Russia - Who are the major players of hospitality market? How to stimulate banks to focus on hotels when lending money?
• A continuation of the management agreement debate from RHIC 2013
• Sochi Legacy – After the Olympics...what now?
• Breakout sessions on distribution, the development process, mixed-use projects and Southern Russia development opportunities.
• Round table discussions on Georgia, Kazakhstan, Franchising & Licensing and third-party management companies



"A great venue to meet old friends and welcome new partners."
Anatoly Kondratenko, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

"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