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Chris Weafer

Senior Partner, Macro Advisory

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Evgeny Kudelya

Minister of Tourism & Resorts, Krasnodar Region Administration

Vladimir Poddubko

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

Dmitry Amunts

Federal Agency for Tourism, Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head

Ken McLaren

Executive Vice President, International Operations, Interstate Hotels and Resorts

Artem Shashkin

Chief Executive Officer, North Caucasus Development Corporation

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Alexis Delaroff

Chief Operating Officer Russia, Georgia & CIS, Accor

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Rui Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Sergey Kolesnikov

Managing Director, GOST Hotel Management

Ivica Čačić

Regional Vice President, Marriott International, Inc.

Vladimir Vladimirov

Acting Governor, Stavropol Region

Francois Carle

Global Hotel Solution Business Development Director, Schneider Electric

Petr Chitipakhovyan

President, CH-Group

Marina Usenko

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

Vadim Prasov

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

Igor Romanov

Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels

Giorgi Pertaia

Director, Georgian National Investment Agency

Michael O'Hare

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Mike Collini

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

Ainur Kuatova

Deputy Chair, Astana Expo 2017

Andrey Murga

Deputy Governor, Stavropol Krai

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Dirk Bakker

Partner & Director Hotels, Colliers International

Nikolay Golubev

Managing Partner, Smart Company

Georg Folian

Chief Financial Officer, Warimpex Finanz u Beteiligungs AG

Jean-Marc Farini

General Manager Rosa Khutor, Compagnie des Alpes

Yury Sapozhnikov

Commercial Director, Volgatransstroy

Sergey Vereshchagin

Chief Executive Officer, Northern Caucasus Resorts

Olga Arkhangelskaya

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

Tsotne Ebralidze

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

Alexis de La Palme

SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor

Sergey Vladimirov

Head of Development Projects, Airport Development

Aidar Utkelov

Director, Astana Property management

Sergey Degtyarev

Managing Director, Degtyarev Club Georgia

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Luc Gesvret

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

Ivan Kiseev

Vice President, JLL

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Andrew Pyner

Chief Revenue Officer,

Dmitry Tetiouchev

Partner, Hospitality Industry Leader in the CIS, EY

David Jenkins

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

Daniel Thorniley

President, DT-Global Business Consulting

Alexander Klyachin

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels

Anatoly Kondratenko

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

Richard Tibbott

Chairman, Hospitality and Tourism, Cushman & Wakefield

Aron Libinson

Vice President Development, Russia, CIS & Georgia, IHG

Ara Aramyan

Deputy General Director, MC Dynamo

Michael Johnston

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Hotel Chain LLC

Sven Versteegh

Executive Director of Theme Park, Sochi-Park JSC

Anastasiya Kremenchuk


Deborah Haines

District Director, Radisson Russia

Christian Karaoglanian

Chief Development Officer, Accor

Vladimir Ilichev

Development Director - Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide

Natalia Tischendorf

European Director, Head of Corporate Finance , JLL Capital Markets

Sergey Egorov

Development Director Russia and CIS, Wyndham Hotel Group

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Head of European Hotel & Leisure Practice, Dentons

Gottfried Hart

Senior Director, Energy Optimisation, , The Rezidor Hotel Group

Markus Lehnert

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Evgeny Bezel

Managing Partner, URBANE Group LLC

Olga Grigorieva

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

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia

Scott Antel

Partner, DLA Piper Russia/CIS

Matt Luscombe

Chief Commercial Officer, Europe, IHG

Stefano Carosi

Head of Unit Financing, Real Estate Finance, UniCredit Bank

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM


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: Conference programme available now

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