• DATE
    24-25th MAY 2018
  • HOUR
    08:00 - 19:00
  • PLACE
    JW Marriott
  • CITY
    BUCHAREST

Conference

Day 1 - Thursday, 24 mai 2018
  • 08.00 - 09.00
    REGISTRATION
  • 09.00 - 10.45

    OPENING SESSION:

    GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN REGIONAL CONTEXT

    Hotel investment trends
    Dirk Bakker
    Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International Hotels BV
    Hotel performance data for Europe and Bucharest
    Jakub Klimczak
    Business Development Manager, STR Global
    Market Production insights for CEU/EEU cities
    Kamil Marhevsky
    Director of Sales, TravelClick
    INVITAT SPECIAL
    Hotel development opportunities for Timisoara - European Capital of Culture in 2021
    DAN DIACONU
    Viceprimar al municipiului Timișoara
    Moderator
    Razvan Pirjol
    President, Bucharest Tourism Board
  • 10.45 - 11.15
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.15 - 17.30

    BREAK OUT SESSIONS

    In the debate and presentations sessions, in addition to the speakers' presentations, there will also be discussions where all the guests can participate.

  • 11.15 - 17.30

    TRACK 1 - INVESTMENT

  • 11.15 - 12.30

    Current and Future Development OPPORTUNITIES

    Paul Rosenberg
    Director All Brands – Europe Marriott International
    Dilek Sezer
    Development Director, Orbis / AccorHotels South Eastern Europe
    Malgorzata Morek
    Development Director Poland & Eastern Europe, Hilton
    Brigita Aleksandraviciute
    Development Director, Apex Alliance Hotel Management
    Moderator
    Raluca Buciuc
    Director, Hospitality Advisory Services, Colliers International
  • 12.30 - 13.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 13.30 -14.45

    HOTEL INVESTMENT OPpORTUNITIES. DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSACTIONS

    Frederic Le Fichoux
    Partner, Cushman & Wakefield Head, Hotel Transactions, Continental Europe
    SIMON KRONBERGER
    Associate Director Investment & Letting, Christie & Co
    Miguel Martins
    Development Director For Poland, Intercontinental Hotels Group
    ADELA CRISTEA
    Senior Director, Head of Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group
    Eduard de Gispert
    EMEA Expansion Director, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
    Moderator
    Mircea Draghici
    Managing Director, Est Hospitality Consulting
  • 14.45 - 15.15
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 15.15 -16.30

    OUT-OF-THE-BOX SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT. MULTIBRANDING. INVESTOR-BRAND RELATION

    Developing owner-brand relationships: are creative solutions rule or exception?
    Dirk Bakker
    Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International Hotels BV
    Takuya Aoyama
    Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International (Eame) Llc
    CHRISTINE SCHILLINGS
    General Manager, Ana Hotels
    Moderator
    Alexandru Sorin Ionescu
    Managing Partner, Fivestar Hospitality
  • 11.15 - 17.30

    TRACK 2 - HOTELS

  • 11.15 - 12.30

    DIGITAL EXPERIENCE - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

    Wolfgang Pagl
    Director Of Market Management Eastern Europe, Expedia® Lodging Partner Services
    Innovative Techniques for Improving the Guest Experience
    - How Social Web changed Hotel industry and customer behavior
    - What successful hotels do to improve guest experiences
    ELENA ZHELEZNYAK
    Sales Manager, ReviewPro
    Kamil Marhevsky
    Director of Sales, TravelClick
    Markus Kraus
    General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest
    Jean-Yves Besnard
    Digital projects, social and digital learning practice, Orbis / AccorHotels Eastern Europe
    Moderator
    Bogdan Stanciu
    Managing Director, Bit Soft
  • 12.30 - 13.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 13.30 - 14.45

    HOSPITALITY - A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE

    Daniela Esanu
    General manager, Hotel Alpin Poiana Brasov
    CRISTINA HUZUM
    DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, SHERATON BUCHAREST HOTEL
    Adrian Craioveanu
    Marketing Director, DAAS International Group
    STEFAN NEDELCU
    Area Manager, West Europe, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
    Levente Csenteri
    CEO, Combridge Deutsche Telekom Group
    Moderator
    LUCIAN MARINESCU
    Senior Associate, Trend Hospitality
  • 14.45 - 15.15
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 15.15 - 16.30

    CHALLENGES IN HR

    Adela Predescu
    Human Resources Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest and
    Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence
    Cristina Oancea
    Human Resources Manager, KRONWELL Brasov Hotel
    Carmina Gal
    General Manager, Ana Hotels Poiana Brasov
    Mihaela SURIN
    Director Executiv, Mera Resort
    Cornel Bertea Hanganu
    Consilier in Aparatul de Lucru al Prim Ministrului si Coordonator al
    Scolii Profesionale Metropolitane in Sistem Dual din Bucuresti
    Moderator
    LUCIAN MARINESCU
    Senior Associate, Trend Hospitality
  • 16.30 - 17.00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 17.00 - 18.00

    MEET THE OWNERS

    STEFAN TINT
    OWNER, Hotel TELEFERIC
    Lorand Szarvadi
    Owner, Balvanyos Resort
    Vasile Iuga
    Presedintele Consiliului de Administratie, Ana Hotels
    Octavian Lazar
    Managing Director, Caro Hotel
    Moderator
    Calin Ile
    PRESIDENT, ROMANIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY FEDERATION, FIHR
  • 11.15 - 17.30

    TRACK 3 - DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

  • 11.15 - 12.30

    TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - NEW OPPORTUNITIES

    DAN DIACONU
    Viceprimar al municipiului Timișoara
    Catalin Tibuleac
    Presedinte, Asociatia de Management al Destinatiei Turistice Delta Dunarii
    Simion Giurca
    Secretar General, Corps Touristique Austria
    Stefan Necula
    General Manager, TourX
    Moderator
    ANCA PAVEL NEDEA
    Director Executiv, Organizatia Patronala Mamaia-Constanta
  • 12.30 - 13.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 13.30 - 14.45

    WHAT IS AHEAD?

    Through illustrative case studies and best practices, the session will explore strategic approach to adapt Romanian tourism destinations to the marketplace

    Haydar Soyaslan
    Overseas Sales & Marketing Director, SAN Tourism Software Group
    Ami Allon
    Director for Central and Southern Europe at the Israel Ministry of Tourism
    Simion Alb
    Director Departament Inbound Tourism, Paralela 45 Turism
    Moderator
    Remus Visan
    Director of Online Business Development, Memento Group of Companies
  • 14.45 - 15.15
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 15.15 - 16.30

    KEEP ON MOVING

    Challenges and opportunities - the courage of taking the risk and being differentiated on a peculiar market

    Dan Penciu
    Managing Director, TravelMaker
    Lucian Boronea
    CEO, Accent Travel & Events
    Cristi Pitulice
    Managing Partener GLOBE 365 - Travel Boutique & Co-Founder Transilvania Train
    Iulian Beiu
    Online Business Manager, Hotel Link
    Moderator
    Remus Visan
    Director of Online Business Development, Memento Group of Companies
  • 17.30 - 19.00
    NETWORKING COCKTAIL
  • 19.00 - 22.30

    TOPHOTEL AWARDS

    In an exclusive setting, the festivity is cellebrating all those who marked the evolution of the tourism and hospitality sector in 2017.

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