• 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 - 10.30

    OPENING SESSION:

    GROWTH OPORTUNITIES FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN REGIONAL CONTEXT

    Affective Hospitality: High Tech vs. High Touch
    Dr Ray F. Iunius
    Director Business Development, Lausanne Hospitality Consulting
    Hotel performance data for Europe and Bucharest
    Jakub Klimczak
    Business Development Manager, STR Global
    Hotel investment trends
    Dirk Bakker
    Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International Hotels BV
  • 10.30 - 11.00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.00 - 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.

  • 11.00 - 17.30

    INVESTMENT

  • 11.00 - 12.00

    Current and Future Development OPPORTUNITIES

    Paul Rosenberg
    Director All Brands – Europe Marriott International
    Emeline Sykora-Wintrebert
    Area General Manager South-Eastern Europe Accorhotels
    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
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 12.30 -13.30

    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
    Moderator
    Mircea Draghici
    Managing Director, Est Hospitality Consulting
  • 13.30 - 14.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 14.30 -15.30

    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
    Paul Pisani
    Senior Vice President Hotel Development at Corinthia Hotels
  • 15.30 - 16.00
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 16.00 - 17.30

    MEET THE OWNERS

    Calin Ile
    PRESIDENT, ROMANIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY FEDERATION, FIHR
  • 11.00 - 16.30

    HOTELS

  • 11.00 - 12.00

    DIGITAL EXPERIENCE - CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

    Wolfgang Pagl
    Director Of Market Management Eastern Europe, Expedia® Lodging Partner Services
    Michael Kessler
    CRO, Reviewpro
    Kamil Marhevsky
    Director of Sales, TravelClick
    Moderator
    Bogdan Stanciu
    Managing Director, Bit Soft
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 12.30 - 13.30

    HOSPITALITY - A JOURNEY INTO THE FUTURE

    Moderator
    Bogdan Stanciu
    Managing Director, Bit Soft
  • 13.30 - 14.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 14.30 - 16.00

    CHALLENGES IN RECRUITING IN HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

    Moderator
    LUCIAN MARINESCU
    Senior Associate, Trend Hospitality
  • 11.00 - 16.30

    DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

  • 11.00 - 12.00

    TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - NEW OPPORTUNITIES

    THEODORA POPA
    Founder & Vice President, Theodora Golf Club
    Moderator
    ANCA PAVEL NEDEA
    Director Executiv, Organizatia Patronala Mamaia-Constanta
  • 12.00 - 12.30
    COFFEE BREAK
  • 12.30 - 13.30

    WHAT IS AHEAD?

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

    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
  • 13.30 - 14.30
    LUNCH BREAK
  • 14.30 - 15.30

    KEEP ON MOVING

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

    Cristi Pitulice
    Managing Partener GLOBE 365 - Travel Boutique & Co-Founder Transilvania Train
    Dan Penciu
    Managing Director, TravelMaker
    Moderator
    Remus Visan
    Director of Online Business Development, Memento Group of Companies
  • 17.00 - 19.00
    NETWORKING COCKTAIL
  • 19.00 - 22.00

    TOPHOTEL AWARDS

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