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Hotel Investment Forum CEE – SEE - CIS & Russia

INTERNATIONAL HOTEL INVESTMENT & DESIGN CLUB FORUM

The IHIDCF is a key platform where the industry’s leading Hotel Investors, Developers, Operators and Advisors come together

The INTERNATIONAL HOTEL INVESTMENT & DESIGN CLUB FORUM is the leading meeting place for decision-makers in the hospitality industry in CEE – SEE – CIS & Russia. The programme will focus on developments & trends and on the impact of design, architecture and branding on the value of hotel real estate.

Established in 2007, the IHIDCF takes place in Vienna every November. At the conference leading hotel investors, developers & operators address the key challenges of the industry.

The hotel industry is operating in an increasingly complex environment where many new trends are the drivers of constant change and innovation. We are inviting the movers & shakers, technology players and game changers to speak about the latest trends and developments.

The IHIDCF is an ideal platform for networking, promoting the latest activities and connecting with new potential partners.

``I would like to take this opportunity and thank you and all your team on behalf of MARRIOTT on a great, successful event. With this kind of event, our company has much better chances to penetrate the local markets. Very well done!``

Ivica Cacic, Regional Vice President Development CIS-CEE-SEE Marriott‎ International

``Every year IHIDCF is successful at bringing together influential hospitality stakeholders to discuss the most relevant issues that impact our industry. The event is always very well attended which provides valuable networking opportunities.``

Roger A. Allen, Group CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets

``We live in times of rapid change, but with uncertainty and disruption comes opportunity. Few take time to think beyond the chaos of the everyday to anticipate, plan and engage with change. The International Hotel Investment & Design Club Forum provides us with the opportunity to learn, compare notes with market influencers and focus on the future.``

Ben Martin, Associate Principal, HKS Consulting

Why Should YOU Attend?

To

  • meet the industry and opinion leaders.
  • learn about new trends and developments from the experts.
  • take part in discussions which shape the future of our industry.
  • make new contacts and re-fresh existing ones.
  • see and discover new ideas exhibited at the event.

Who Will Attend?

  • Investors, hotel owners, developers
  • Financiers & advisors
  • Chain CEOs & Executives
  • Independent hotel representatives & franchisees
  • Consultants, real estate agents, travel & tourism experts
  • Architects & designers
  • Legal, technology & logistic experts
  • Tourism, destination & government agency officials

World Class Speakers

Rupert Simoner

Rupert Simoner

CEO

Vienna House

Jason Wischhoff

Jason Wischhoff

VP Development Europe & Africa

Dream Hotels

George Togonidze

George Togonidze

Founding Partner & CEO

Hotels MC

Ivana Budin Arhanić

Ivana Budin Arhanić

VP Business Development & Corporate Affairs

Valamar

Martina Maly-Gärtner

Martina Maly-Gärtner

COO

Arabella Hospitality

Jan Hazelton

Jan Hazelton

Vice President Development

Kerzner International

Yannick Wagner

Yannick Wagner

VP Central Europe Development

Accor Hotels

Roman Kopacek

Roman Kopacek

Managing Director

Michaeler & Partner

IHIDCF 2018 Event Schedule

8th November, 2018

TimeSessionSpeaker(s)
Starting at 08:30Registration & Networking
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMMORNING NETWORKING XPRESS
10:00 AMOFFICIAL START
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMKEYNOTE: The hotel of the future - The future of the hotel
10:45 AM - 11:30 AMPanel 1: NEW WAYS OF HOSPITALITY - Survival of the fittest – Staying ahead of the game and thinking beyond
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMPanel 2: DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE - Hotel design as an innovation driver
12:30 PM - 13:00 PMSERVICED APARTMENTS - FROM THE VERY FIRST IDEA TO THE OPENINGReiner Nittka
14:00 PM - 14:30 PMTHE EUROPEAN HOTEL PRESIDENTS - PANEL A view from the top into the future
14:30 PM - 14:45 PMLATEST TRANSACTIONS M&A in CEE, SEE, CIS & Russia
14:45 PM - 15:30 PMPanel 3: DEVELOPMENTS - INVESTMENTS – TRANSACTIONS A spotlight on the hottest markets
16:00 PM - 16:15 PMInterview - The Importance of Branding
16:15 PM - 17:00 PMPanel 4: BRANDS & TRENDS - The Big Brand Theory
17:00 PM - 17:15 PMHOTEL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS With a focus on resort destinations
17:15 PM - 18:00 PMPanel 5: RESORTS - PARADISE FOUND “The recipe for success” - Hot spots in Emerging Europe
18:00 PM - 18:30 PM Award Presentation: Brand Award Leisure Hotels for Millennials by Modul University
18:30 PM - 20:30 PMCocktail Reception & Networking “In the streets of Vienna”

Advisory Board

  • Roger A. Allen, Group CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets
  • James Dilley, Head of Interior Design, Jestico + Whiles
  • Heribert Gangl, Director, Hamilton Hotel Partners
  • Martina Maly-Gaertner, COO, Arabella Hospitality SE
  • Otmar Michaeler, CEO, Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group
  • Markus Kaplan, Owner, bwm Architekten
  • Markus Lehnert, Regional VP, International Hotel Development, Marriott
  • Frank Reeves, Co-founder and CEO, Avvio
  • Frank Reul, Head of Development, Orbis / Accor Hotels Eastern Europe 
  • Igor V. Romanov, Member of the Board of Directors, Azimut Hotels
  • Rupert Simoner, CEO, Vienna House
  • Ulrich Widmer, Managing Director Development Central Europe, Hilton

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Travel Information

Venue

The venue for the 11th IHIDCF is the
Hilton Vienna.

Am Stadtpark 1
A-1030 Vienna
Austria

Tel.: +43 1 717 00

Fax: +43 1 713 0691

E-Mail: info.vienna@hilton.com

Transport

Details of how to get to the venue can be found below.

Hotel & Restaurant

A block of rooms have been reserved for you at the Hilton Vienna.

This special room rate will be available until 31st October 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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