Hospitality Investment Forum
26-27 September, 2022
Grand Hyatt Athens, Greece

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2022 Agenda


Monday 26 September

10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 12:00


12:00 - 12:15

Welcome Remarks

Marina Franolic

Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe, The Bench

12:15 - 12:35

Keynote: Hotel Performance Outlook - Are Bright Times Ahead?

Thomas Emanuel

Senior Director, STR

12:35 - 12:50

Keynote: Customers' Expectations - And How We Fulfill Them

12:50 - 13:35

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

David Nath

Head of Hospitality CEE & SEE, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with

Max Cergneux

Chief Development Officer, Louvre Hotels Group

Mike Collini

VP Development Central, Eastern & Southern Europe, Hilton

Nicolas Horky

Partner, Advanced Hotel Fund

Christian Michel

Vice President Development Europe , Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Andrea Rother

Development Director, Central & Eastern Europe, Choice Hotels

13:35 - 14:15

Panel Discussion: Greece in Focus

Aris Ikkos

ISHC Research Director, Institute SETE

In conversation with

Nicolás Jover

Director-associate - Hospitality Investment, Azora

Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Nikos Hadjos

Consultant, Marriott International

14:15 - 15:30

Networking Lunch

15:30 - 16:00

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

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

16:00 - 16:45

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

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

Luis Picas Asmarats

Senior Director of Investments, Hotel Investment Partners (HIP)

16:45 - 17:10

Chocolate & Wine

17:10 - 17:45

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

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder , AviaDev

In conversation with

Vladimir von Schnurbein

Head of Regional Government Affairs Lufthansa Group and Government Affairs, Eurowings

17:45 - 18:15

Panel Discussion: What Is "the Formula" for FDI Attraction?

Dirk Bakker

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

In conversation with

18:15 - 18:30

Interview: Tourism Strategy & Economic Development - a Swinging Pendulum

James Chappell

Global Business Director , Horwath HTL

In conversation with

Izzat Dajani

CEO, IMCapital Partners

19:30 - 23:00

Networking Dinner

Tuesday 27 September

07:15 - 08:30

IDEEA Charity Walk&Run

09:00 - 09:45

Workshop: Future of City Tourism

Matko Marohnić

Project Manager and Head of Tourism Advisory, Horwath HTL Croatia

In conversation with

Takuya Aoyama

Vice President, Hyatt International (EAME) LLC

Aleksandar Vasilijevic

General Manager, Hilton Belgrade

09:00 - 09:45

Panel Discussion: Valuation And Financing of Hospitality Projects

Hylko Versteeg

Head of Development Southern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts

09:45 - 10:30

Workshop: Hospitality Is All About People yet How We Develop And Attract Human Capital

Yiorgos Koutsokostas

Director Learning and Development, Institute of Greek Tourism Confederation

09:45 - 10:30

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

Tarek Mourad

Senior General Manager, Four Seasons Hotels Istanbul

Jonas Schäfer

Owner, Valea Verde Resort

10:30 - 11:15

Workshop: Resort & Residential Development - How to Incorporate All Elements

Kristina Topalović

Head of Hospitality Advisory, Horwath HTL Croatia

In conversation with

Scott Antel

Founder & Owner, Scott's FZ

Daniel von Barloewen

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

10:30 - 11:15

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

Stefan Breg

Managing Director-Consulting & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KEANE

In conversation with

Mike Coldicott

Managing Director, Tricon Foodservice Consultants

Robert Juntke

Vice President Food & Beverage, EMEA, Marriott International

Giorgi Samarguliani

Director of Hospitality, AXIS Development

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

11:45 - 12:10

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

Joan Hoey

Director, Europe, EIU

12:10 - 12:30

Keynote: Real Estate Is Affecting Climate And Climate Is Affecting Real Estate

12:30 - 13:15

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

Borivoj Vokrinek

Strategic Advisory & Head of Hospitality Research, Cushman & Wakefield

In conversation with

Ivaylo Lefterov

Hotel Development Director, Six Senses Svart

13:15 - 14:00

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

Dirk Bakker

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

In conversation with

Glenn Mandziuk

CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Srdjan Milekovic

Senior Vice President Operations EAME, Hyatt Hotels

Agapi Sbokou

Co-owner and CEO , Phāea Resorts

14:00 - 15:15

Networking Lunch

15:15 - 15:45

Presentation: Future of Hospitality

15:45 - 16:30

Who Is Leading the Way?