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.

08November, 2018
TimeSessionSpeaker(s)
Starting at 08:30Registration & Networking
09:00 - 10:00MORNING NETWORKING XPRESS
10:00OFFICIAL STARTJerome Wise
10:10 - 10:30KEYNOTE: The hotel of the future - The future of the hotelCarlos Martin-Rios
10:30 - 11:15Panel 1: NEW WAYS OF HOSPITALITY - Survival of the fittest – Staying ahead of the game and thinking beyondHeribert Gangl , Frank Reul , Michael McCartan , Marloes Knippenberg , Frank Reeves , Johannes Menge
11:45 - 12:30Panel 2: DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE - Hotel design as an innovation driverAndrew Linwood , Gesa Rohwedder , Simon Rawlings , Erich Bernard , Douglas DeBoer
12:30 - 13:00 SERVICED APARTMENTS - FROM THE VERY FIRST IDEA TO THE OPENINGReiner Nittka
14:00 - 14:15HOTEL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS by STRThomas Emanuel
14:15 - 15:00THE EUROPEAN HOTEL PRESIDENTS PANEL - a view from the topRupert Simoner , Otmar Michaeler , Simon Vincent , Ben Martin , Michael Levie
15:00 - 15:15LATEST TRANSACTIONS - Mergers & Acquisitions in CEE, SEE, CIS & RussiaTom Leahy
15:15 - 16:00Panel 3: DEVELOPMENTS - INVESTMENTS – TRANSACTIONS A spotlight on the hottest marketsKarl Bier , Thomas PB Frater , Simon Kronberger , Adam Konieczny , Aaron Greenman , Marco S. Rentsch
16:30 - 17:00Let's Talk - THE IMPORTANCE OF BRANDINGUlrike Pinter , Haya Molcho , Nuriel Molcho
17:00 - 17:45Panel 4: BRANDS & TRENDS - The Big Brand TheoryYannick Wagner , Roman Kopacek , Tuomas Laakso , Vassilis Syropoulos , Josh Littman
17:45 - 18:30Panel 5: RESORTS - PARADISE FOUND “The recipe for success” - Hot spots in Emerging EuropeRolf W. Schmidt , George Togonidze , Ivana Budin Arhanić , Martina Maly-Gärtner , Jan Hazelton , Roger A. Allen
18:30 - 19:00Award Presentation by Modul University: Leisure Hotels for Millennials by Modul University
19:00 - 21:00Cocktail Reception & Networking “In the streets of Vienna”

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