International
Hospitality
Conference

 (R) EVOLUTION

  • Searching for the ways to fuel your revenue? Learn how guest data may generate new bookings!
  • Getting harder to maintain high occupancy? Find out the tools to attract and impress new demographic of traveller!
  • Want your restaurant to become trendy both for tourists and locals? Hear about different approaches to running a hotel restaurant!
  • Do not know how to promote your hotel? Discover new marketing strategies!
  • Starting a hotel? Learn about the key to success in the context of future changes!
  • Searching for the ways to fuel your revenue? Learn how guest data may generate new bookings!
  • Getting harder to maintain high occupancy? Find out the tools to attract and impress new demographic of traveller!
  • Want your restaurant to become trendy both for tourists and locals? Hear about different approaches to running a hotel restaurant!
  • Do not know how to promote your hotel? Discover new marketing strategies!
  • Starting a hotel? Learn about the key to success in the context of future changes!

Follow the evolution & Keep changing

The world of hospitality is constantly evolving. It acquires new features and trends comming up from travellers demand and guests expectations.

In view of this obvious (R)EVOLUTION in hospitality, hotels have no other way but to keep learning from other succesful cases, updating and adapting to the changes to better serve the growing demand.
 
Don't be afraid of changes! If you can't beat them - follow them!
Shape your own way of constant development with us at International Hospitality Conference on Fubruary 29th, 2020!
350+ hospitality professionals350+ hospitality professionals
350+ hospitality professionals
7 best speakers7 best speakers
7 best speakers
15+ countries from CIS&CEE15+ countries from CIS&CEE
15+ countries from CIS&CEE
7+ hours of useful content7+ hours of useful content
7+ hours of useful content

Who attends?

  • Hotel owners and GMs
  • Marketing and Sales directors
  • F&B managers
  • Hospitality suppliers
  • Potential investors

Why attend?

  • Learn from international experts
  • Get inspired by real cases
  • Discover the latest trends in hospitality
  • Make lasting connections that count
Haley  Borisoff
Haley
Borisoff
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, United Kingdom
Stanislas  Helou
Stanislas
Helou
Airbnb, Luxury Retreats, Spain
Dr Ray  F. Iunius
Dr Ray
F. Iunius
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland
Heleri  Rande
Heleri
Rande
THINK Hospitality, United Kingdom
James  Hacon
James
Hacon
Think Hospitality, United Kingdom
Thomas  Landen
Thomas
Landen
Revinate, Netherlands
Iryna  Sidletska
Iryna
Sidletska
Premier Hotels and Resorts, Ukraine
Haley  Borisoff
Haley
Borisoff
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Senior Director, Brand Marketing - EMEA
Haley joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts in 2016 and is responsible for
overseeing brand marketing across the Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and
Africa (EMEA) region, which includes more than 470 hotels across 12 brands
in over 40 countries. She has two decades of experience in strategic
marketing, including brand management, communications and product
development expertise.

Prior to Wyndham, Haley worked in communications and marketing roles with
large, consumer-facing brands including American Express, Shell, Yahoo! and
Motorola. She holds a BA from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana
and a MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Stanislas  Helou
Stanislas
Helou
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Regional Manager
Stanislas Helou is the Market Manager at Airbnb Luxe and Luxury Retreats - a luxury villa rental company, where he leads the development of the portfolio in Spain.

Previously to this, he held various hotel management positions in Barcelona, Crete, London and New York.

A 2007 Alumnus from the prestigious Glion Institute of High Education in Switzerland and fluent in five languages, Stanislas also finds time to teach Masters students at four universities in Spain and Switzerland, performs as a Public Speaker and Hotel Consultant.
Dr Ray  F. Iunius
Dr Ray
F. Iunius
The meaning of being number 1: who will be the best in Hospitality in the future?
Director Business Development, founder of the Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship
Dr Ray F. Iunius is the author of various academic and professional articles published by journals in the management of services, technology, and innovation. He is also the author of a number of books such as « Industrie de l’accueil », « Hôtellerie de Luxe », « La gestion des spas », “Un Hôtel, un modèle ?” in de Boeck editions and co-author of the “Lausanne Report on the future of Hospitality Industry.”

He is the founder of the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship (EHLITE), the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INTEHL), the Students Business Projects (SBP), the EHLITE magazine, and the Chair of Innovation Paul Dubrule.

Dr Iunius is also Invited Professor at the Faculty of business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne – Switzerland where he is teaching Strategic Service Operation in the Bachelor and Master programmes. He is also the founder of the Centre for Research and innovation in Services (CRIS) of HEC Lausanne.

Ray earns a BSc, MS and PhD in Technical Sciences from the University of Transylvania Brasov and an MBA and PhD from the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the Lausanne University. He is currently Director of Business Development at Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, an Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne and Swiss Hotel Association company.

Ray aims to help people to become Leaders and companies to optimize their business processes to enhance customer experience.
Heleri  Rande
Heleri
Rande
Bedrooms Are Boring - What Can F&B Do For Your Asset?
F&B Strategist
Heleri Rande is F&B Strategist, Curator & Moderator and Consulting Editor at Supper Magazine
Originally from Estonia, Heleri has lived in seven countries and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University in Economics and Business, as well as an Executive MBA in Hospitality Administration from École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Switzerland.

After leading Puccini Group’s growth in EMEA for two years, she has partnered with THINK Hospitality to deliver on F&B strategy projects helping brands and owners assess the market, find the right concept positioning and/or operator & chef for the properties.

Her portfolio includes the likes of Accor, Hilton, Kempinski, EC4 Hotels, SuperCity Group, Puro Hotels and Marriott. ​ She is the Contributing Editor of Supper Magazine & programme director and moderator at various major hospitality events around the world.
James  Hacon
James
Hacon
Managing Director
James Hacon is the Managing Director at Think Hospitality who are food and beverage visionaries, innovators & strategists, working with multi-site brands, investors and developers across the world as consultants and venture partners.

His experience stretches working with more than 50 brands in 14 countries, from Michelin starred outlets to International hotel chains, casual dining groups to start-up takeaway concepts.

He is one of the worlds most prominent hospitality speakers, regularly traveling across the world appearing at conferences inspiring audiences and sharing his unique insights.
Thomas  Landen
Thomas
Landen
Guest Data; the new oil?
Director Global Marketing
Thomas joined Revinate in 2014 and within his position, he is responsible for
Revinate’s partner ecosystem. This entails creating strategic partnerships with the
hotel technology industry to strengthen the integrations for Revinate’s hospitality
CRM.

Prior to joining Revinate, Thomas gained more than twelve years of international
marketing and sales experience around the globe. He held positions at The Fairmont,
St. Andrews Bay in Scotland and TBA Global Marketing where he worked for a
variety of brands like Apple, Pixar, ING and GlaxoSmithKline.

Thomas has a degree in Hotel Management from Stenden Hotelschool in The
Netherlands and Master’s Degree in Strategic Marketing. He is a Dutch native who
loves exploring the world with his family.
Iryna  Sidletska
Iryna
Sidletska
Moderator
CEO

Iryna Sidletska,
CEO at the hotel operator Premier Hotels and Resorts

• 15 years of experience of managing the largest hotel operator Premier Hotels and Resorts
• Over 5 years of experience in different senior positions in operational departments (Front Office, Sales and Marketing) in such hotels as «Oreanda» (Yalta), «Premier Palace» (Kyiv)

Professional trainings:
2000 – International Exchange Program at Erasmus School (The Netherlands)
2008 – Professional Development Program School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (Brussels)
2010 - SABIT at the US Department of Commerce (Washington-Atlanta-Chicago)
• 2014 – Professional Development Program, Cornell (Ithaca, New York)
• Member of the Alumni Club, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
• Honorary member of the Association of Hotel Unions and Hotels of Ukrainian Cities
• Member of the Ukrainian Tourism Academy
• Leading expert of industry-related periodic editions
• Visiting professor at specialized higher educational institutions of Ukraine, lecturer at Higher School of Hotel Business
Professional quote: «A perfect hotel is the one where everybody is happy: guests, staff and the owner. Our aim is to create all necessary conditions for this purpose»
Speakers 2019
Speakers 2018

Program for 2020

To be announced

8.30-10.00REGISTRATION
9:00 -10:00 SPEED NETWORKING
8.30-10.00REGISTRATION
9:00 -10:00 SPEED NETWORKING
Business speed networking allows you to increase the efficiency of any business event at times. Minimum of time - maximum of useful and new contacts!

This year, this format will again become a part of the International Hospitality Conference 2019. And in just an hour you will be able to get acquainted with the maximum number of participants at the event and determine with whom you would like to continue business communication during the conference, and with whom - make an appointment later.
10:00-10:30GUEST SEATING. WELCOME SPEECH
Ivana Neskovic
10:30-11:20
Ivana
Neskovic
Senior manager EMEA
STR Global, United Kingdom
KEY MARKET INDICATORS OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN EUROPE IN 2018. EUROPEAN & UKRAINIAN HOTEL PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK.


Janusz Mitulski
11:20-12:10
Janusz
Mitulski
Director, International Hotel Development for Central & Eastern Europe
Marriott International, Poland
HOTEL MARKETING PARADOX: UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACHES IN DEVELOPING AND PROMOTING A HOTEL

12:10-12:40COFFEE BREAK
 Jakub  Malec
12:40-13:30
Jakub
Malec
Executive Chef
AccorHotels, Poland
RETHINKING THE BUFFET: 5 THINGS HOTELS CAN DO TO INCREASE REVENUE
Philip Bischoff
13:30-14:20
Philip
Bischoff
Beverage Manager & Beverage Ambassador APAC
Four Seasons Hotel, Germany
HOTEL BAR MANAGEMENT. TAKING A RISK WHEN PLANNING AND OPERATING A NEW CONCEPT. HOW ONE BAR CAN CHANGE A MINDSET.
14:20-15:10COFFEE BREAK
Beat Fornaro
15:10-16:00
Beat
Fornaro
Area Director of Portfolio Development
Design Hotels™, Germany
TRADITIONAL APPROACH VS UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR HOTELS
Magdy Attala
16:00-16:50
Magdy
Attala
Regional director
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School, Switzerland
CREATING WOW MOMENTS FOR YOUR GUEST
16:50-17:20COFFEE BREAK
Alexei  Matouchkine
17:20-18:10
Alexei
Matouchkine
Regional director
Booking.com, France
THE FUTURE OF ONLINE BOOKING. HOW THE INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IS CHANGING?
Thomas  Bangert
18:10-19:00
Thomas
Bangert
CEO
The Bangert Consultancy, United Kingdom
HOSPITALITY DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS IN 2019. HOW TO AVOID LOOSING DIRECT BOOKINGS?
19:30EVENING COCKTAIL
10:00-10:30GUEST SEATING. WELCOME SPEECH
Janusz Mitulski
11:20-12:10
Janusz
Mitulski
Director, International Hotel Development for Central & Eastern Europe
Marriott International, Poland
HOTEL MARKETING PARADOX: UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACHES IN DEVELOPING AND PROMOTING A HOTEL

 Jakub  Malec
12:40-13:30
Jakub
Malec
Executive Chef
AccorHotels, Poland
RETHINKING THE BUFFET: 5 THINGS HOTELS CAN DO TO INCREASE REVENUE
14:20-15:10COFFEE BREAK
Magdy Attala
16:00-16:50
Magdy
Attala
Regional director
B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School, Switzerland
CREATING WOW MOMENTS FOR YOUR GUEST
Alexei  Matouchkine
17:20-18:10
Alexei
Matouchkine
Regional director
Booking.com, France
THE FUTURE OF ONLINE BOOKING. HOW THE INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IS CHANGING?
19:30EVENING COCKTAIL
Ivana Neskovic
10:30-11:20
Ivana
Neskovic
Senior manager EMEA
STR Global, United Kingdom
KEY MARKET INDICATORS OF THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN EUROPE IN 2018. EUROPEAN & UKRAINIAN HOTEL PERFORMANCE & OUTLOOK.


12:10-12:40COFFEE BREAK
Philip Bischoff
13:30-14:20
Philip
Bischoff
Beverage Manager & Beverage Ambassador APAC
Four Seasons Hotel, Germany
HOTEL BAR MANAGEMENT. TAKING A RISK WHEN PLANNING AND OPERATING A NEW CONCEPT. HOW ONE BAR CAN CHANGE A MINDSET.
Beat Fornaro
15:10-16:00
Beat
Fornaro
Area Director of Portfolio Development
Design Hotels™, Germany
TRADITIONAL APPROACH VS UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR HOTELS
16:50-17:20COFFEE BREAK
Thomas  Bangert
18:10-19:00
Thomas
Bangert
CEO
The Bangert Consultancy, United Kingdom
HOSPITALITY DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS IN 2019. HOW TO AVOID LOOSING DIRECT BOOKINGS?
Standard
‘Standard’ seating
Speed networking*
(Only for hoteliers and official partners of the conference)
Coffee breaks
Conference materials
Simultaneous translation
Buy
Business
‘Business’ seating
Speed networking*
(Only for hoteliers and official partners of the conference)
Coffee breaks
Simultaneous translation
Speakers' presentations
Cocktail reception in b-hush bar
Branded notebook with key takeaways
Buy

Get acquainted with as many potential partners as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Only for hoteliers and official partners of the conference.

International Hospitality Conference brings together owners and top management of the hotels, key people of the industry, mass media as well as hotel operators, hospitality suppliers and consultants. It enables partners to be widely advertised within the Conference.
Business opportunities:
- Acquire new contacts with key decision-makers of hospitality industry
- Be represented in all advertisements and publications related to the event throughout the PR campaign before, during and after the event
- Present company or product to vast amount of potential clients at the event
- Be represented in the promotional materials of the Awards
One of the principal tasks of the project is to develop a unique platform for cooperation, establishing new contacts and brand promotion among potential customers.