Hospitality Investment Forum
19-20 September, 2023
Prague Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

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Monday 26 September

10:00 - 17:00

Hotel Lobby

Registration

10:00 - 12:00

Hotel Lobby

Networking

12:00 - 12:15

Hall A+B

Welcome Remarks

Marina Franolić

Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe, The Bench

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, The Bench

12:15 - 12:40

Hall A+B

Keynote: New Generation Hotels for New Generations

Harold Coenders

Partner | Director Occupier Services • Workplace Innovation & Project Management, Colliers

12:40 - 13:00

Hall A+B

Interview: The Bold Vision From The Top

Moderator
James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

In conversation with

Dimitris Manikis

President EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

13:00 - 13:20

Hall A+B

Keynote: Hotel Performance Outlook - Are Bright Times Ahead?

Thomas Emanuel

Senior Director, STR

13:20 - 14:05

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: Location, Concept, And Operating Contract Flexibility = What Key Players Are Doing to Keep Leading the Game

Moderator
David Nath

Head of Hospitality CEE & SEE, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with

Max Cergneux

Chief Development Officer, Louvre Hotels Group

Mike Collini

Vice President Development Central, Eastern & Southern Europe, Hilton

Nicolas Horky

Partner, Advanced Hotel Fund

Andrea Rother

Development Director, Central & Eastern Europe, Choice Hotels

14:05 - 15:00

Hotel Lobby

Networking Lunch

15:00 - 15:45

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: With the Current Market Conditions, What Are New KPIs for Investors?

Moderator
Frederic Le Fichoux

International Partner - Head of Hotel Transactions Continental Europe, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with

Gregor Famira

Partner, CMS Reich Rohrwig Heinz

Gerald Hanna

Investment Director , Revetas Capital

Peter Lenhardt

Director - Head of Hotel & Leisure, IREMIS

Luis Picas Asmarats

Senior Director Investments, Hotel Investment Partners

15:45 - 16:00

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: FDI Attraction, Tourism Strategy & Economic Development - a Swinging Pendulum

Moderator
James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

In conversation with

Izzat Dajani

CEO, IMCapital Partners

16:00 - 16:40

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: Greece in Focus

Moderator
Aris Ikkos

Research Director, INSETE

In conversation with

Nikos Hadjos, MRICS

Consultant, International Hotel Development - Greece & Cyprus, Marriott International

Nicolás Jover

Director - Associate - Hospitality Investment, Azora

Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

16:40 - 17:15

Hall A+B

Panel Dicussion: It Used to be Gold, Space, Comfort, Attention, no Connection.... What Is Now the Future of Luxury?

Moderator
Dirk Bakker

Chief Executive Officer The Netherlands & Head Of Hotels EMEA, Colliers

In conversation with

Maria Ashton

Vice President, Head of Luxury Development, Accor Northern Europe

Chloe Maria Laskaridis

Executive Chairman , Lampsa Hellenic Hotels

Daniel Wakeling

Vice President, Development, Luxury & Residential, Europe & Africa, Hilton

17:15 - 17:45

Hotel Lobby

Chocolate & Wine sponsored by Hyatt Hotels Corporation

17:45 - 18:00

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: Development of a Destination; What can we Learn from United Arab Emirates Experience

Moderator
Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, The Bench

In conversation with

Mark Moody

Sales Director, Marjan

18:00 - 18:30

Hall A+B

Panel Discussion: Aviation Is Back. How Will the Headwinds of New European Regulations, Increased Costs And a Shortage of Human Capital Affect the Recovery?

Moderator
Jon Howell

CEO and Founder , AviaDev

In conversation with

Vasiliki Christidi

Group General Manager, Aviareps Hellas

Ayca Kolukisa

Chief Strategy Officer, International Airport Heraklion Crete

Andreas Papatheodorou

Professor/Director, University of the Aegean

20:00 - 23:00

Cocktail Reception at the Tudor Hall at the King George Hotel; sponsored by Marriott International

Tuesday 27 September

07:15 - 08:30

IDEEA Charity Walk&Run

09:00 - 09:40

Hall B

Open Discussion: Future of City Tourism

Moderator
Matko Marohnić

Project Manager and Head of Tourism Advisory, Horwath HTL Croatia

In conversation with

Takuya Aoyama

Vice President, Hyatt International (EAME) LLC

Zhivko Ivanov

Asset Management Director, Galaxy Investment Group

Jerome Lassara

VP Development Southern Europe, Accor

Aleksandar Vasilijević

General Manager, Hilton Belgrade

09:00 - 09:40

Hall A

Open Discussion: Valuation And Financing of Hospitality Projects

Moderator
Vedrana Likan

Managing Partner for Croatia, Slovenia and BIH, Colliers

In conversation with

George Maltezos

Principal Banker, Property and Tourism, EBRD

Christian Michel

Vice President Development Europe, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ioannis Staikos

Director, National Bank of Greece

Živorad Vasić

Managing Director, Kadena Properties

09:40 - 10:20

Hall A

Open Discussion: Is the Alternative Accommodation Sector (Serviced Apartments, Co-living, etc.) a Safer Way for Investors to Get Exposure to the Hospitality Industry? What did 2-Years of Pandemics Teach Us?

Moderator
Tobias Brown

Managing Director, Business 2 Hospitality Scout

In conversation with

Hakan Kodal

Chairman, Ando Living

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development , Radisson Hotel Group

09:40 - 10:20

Hall B

Open Discussion: Buzz Word: Experience. Delivering Exceptional Experience Is Key To Success And Loyalty

Moderator
George Tziallas

Chief Executive Advisor, DBC DIADIKASIA S.A.

In conversation with

Panagiotis (Panos) Almyrantis

General Manager, Grand Hyatt Athens

Theo Bortoluzzi

Business Development Manager, Kerten Hospitality

10:20 - 11:00

Hall B

Open Discussion: The Strategic Role of F&B in Hotel Development And Investment; from Master Planning to Operational Enhancement

Moderator
Stefan Breg

Managing Director, KEANE Consult & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

In conversation with

Mike Coldicott

Managing Director, Tricon Foodservice Consultants

Robert Juntke

Vice President Food & Beverage, EMEA, Marriott International

Giorgi samarguliani

Director of Hospitality department , Axis Towers

10:20 - 11:00

Hall A

Open Discussion: Resort & Residential Development - How to Incorporate All Elements

Moderator
Philip Bacon

Senior Director, Horwath HTL

In conversation with

Scott Antel

Founder & Owner, Scott's FZ

Ludovit Cernak

Managing Partner, Sitno Holding Real Estate

Jaidev Menezes

Regional Vice President, Mixed-Use Development, EMEA , Marriott International

Daniel von Barloewen

Head of Mixed-Use for Europe, Middle East, India & Turkey, Accor

11:00 - 11:30

Hotel Lobby

Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:40

Hall A

Our Social Commitment & Support to METAdrasi

11:40 - 12:00

Hall A

Keynote: Economic Outlook - How Global Happenings Will Affect the Region And How Can We Protect Our Future

Joan Hoey

Director, Europe, EIU

12:00 - 12:15

Interview: How Hospitality in Europe Will Evolve

Moderator
Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, The Bench

In conversation with

Alexandros Vassilikos

President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

12:15 - 12:45

Panel Discussion: How Can Hospitality Leaders Attract, Retain and Motivate the Best People?

Moderator
Jonathan Humphries

Head of International Hotel Development & Asset Management Specialisations / Chairman, Glion Institute of Higher Education / HoCoSo

In conversation with

Giuseppina Bavasso

Regional Vice President Human Resources EAME, Hyatt International (Europe Africa Middle East) LLC

Razvan Pirjol

Chief Business Development Officer, winsedswiss

12:45 - 13:25

Panel Discussion: Sustainable Real Estate Hotel Development - Leading the Change

Moderator
Borivoj Vokrinek

Strategic Advisory & Head of Hospitality Research, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with

Paulina Bohdanowicz-Godfrey

Senior Director Energy & Environment EMEA, Hilton

Theodor Kubak

Managing Partner, Arbireo Hospitality Invest & Value One Hotel Operations

Ivaylo Lefterov

Managing Director Hotel Developments , Svart

Willem van Bolderen

Co-Founder, Partner , Studio Puisto Architects

13:25 - 13:55

Panel Discussion: Green Beyond Green - How Hotel Operations Need to Evolve

Moderator
Dirk Bakker

Chief Executive Officer The Netherlands & Head Of Hotels EMEA, Colliers

In conversation with

Srdjan Milekovic

Senior Vice President Operations EAME, Hyatt Hotels

Patrick Omeara

Head of Business Development, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Agapi Sbokou

CEO, Phāea Resorts

14:00 - 15:15

Networking Lunch

15:15 - 18:00

Visit to the Ellinikon (pre-registration is needed)