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  • 19-21 August
  •   Newyork  2023
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James Chappell

Globall Business Director - Horwath HTL

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7:00 -


07:30 - 08:30

Kick-Start Networking with Speed Dating

08:30 - 08:55

Morning Coffee

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome to HOTCO

James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

Marius Gomola

Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary, Founder of HOTCO

09:00 - 09:10

Official Opening by Susanne Kraus-Winkler, State Secretary for Tourism of the Republic of Austria

09:10 - 09:45

The Vienna House Keynote Story

Rupert Simoner
President of the Advisory Board, HR Group Management GmbH

Ruslan Husry
CEO/ Managing owner, HR Group Management GmbH

Dimitris Manikis
President of EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Chair: Marius Gomola
Managing Director, Horwath HTL Hungary

09:45 - 10:25

The Lifestyle Brand Explosion

Rémi Lefévre

Director of Luxury and Lifestyle Development Marketing, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Tim Zeichhardt

Vice President, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Roland Paar

Managing Partner, SoHospitality GmbH, Vienna

Daniel Schneider

Founder, Senior Partner, Head of Development, Monoplan AG

Chair: Brigitte T. Gruber

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL Austria

10:25 - 10:50

Networking Morning Coffee

Hosted by d-edge Hospitality Solutions

10:50 - 11:30

What do Global Brands have In Store for Investors?

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Silvija Lovreta

Senior Director SEE - International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Frank Reul

Vice President Development Eco, Midscale & Premium Brands “Eastern Europe, Balkans, Italy & Greece”, Accor

Miguel Martins

Head Development Northern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Christian Michel

Vice President Development Europe, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Chair: Attila Radvanszki

Director, Horwath HTL Hungary

11:30 - 12:05

Meet the Money - Who is Buying and Financing?

Milan Arandelovic

Head of Hospitality and Managing Director, Cerberus Global Investments B.V.

Nicolas Jover

Director-Associate, Hospitality Investment team, Azora

Lior Junger

Vice President, Aareal Bank AG Special Property Finance - Hotel Properties

Christoph Flügel

Managing Director, Arbireo Capital

Chair: Macy Marvel

Consultant, Macy Marvel Consulting & Journalist, The Hotel Analyst

12:05 - 12:25

Growth strategies for a German/Chinese hotel conglomerate

Oliver Bonke

CEO, Deutsche Hospitality

In Conversation with: Jean-Paul Herzog


12:25 - 12:45

The Explosive Growth and Exit Story of the Szallas Group, the Region’s Largest OTA

József Szigetvári

CEO, Szallas Group

In Conversation with: Uli Pillau

Founder & CEO, Apaleo GmbH

12:45 - 13:35

Networking Lunch

13:35 - 14:15

Entrepreneurship Fuelling Growth of Hotel Groups

Simona Constantinescu

CEO, Ana Hotels

Lyubomir Stramboliyski

Director of Sales and Marketing, Sts. Constantine & Helena Holding JSC

Paulina Mazurkiewicz-Kurek

Director of Finance Division, Polski Holding Hotelowy

Karl Eckerstorfer

President of the Management Board, Liburnia Hotels & Villas

Chair: Prof. Dr. Christian Buer

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL Germany

14:15 - 14:55

The Resort Boom - Health & Wellness and Branded Residences

Otmar Michaeler

Co-Founder & CEO, Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group

Jaidev Menezes

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

Mark Hennebry

Director - Hotels, CP Holdings

Ulrike Rabmer-Koller

CEO, Rabmer Group

Takuya Aoyama

VP Development, Hyatt International

Chair: Philip Bacon

Senior Director, Horwath HTL Spain & Andorra

14:55 - 15:35

The Drivers of Successful Investors to become Hotel Owners

Maciej Wolski

Group CEO, Tacit Investment S.A.

Lukas Koller

Managing director and Co-Owner, Est-Hotels

Herbert Pinzolits

Owner & Ceo, Mamma Group

Vladimir Gorashchenko

Founder, President & CEO, Double W Group

Chair: Péter Kerek

Deputy Managing Director for Strategy, Accent Hotels

15:35 - 15:55

Coffee Break

Hosted by d-edge Hospitality Solutions

15:55 - 16:35

The Key Components for Successful Hotel Developments

Martina Maly-Gärtner

COO, Member of the Board, UBM Development AG

Dávid Jakab

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Realiscon

Sabīne Krieviņa

Director of Project Management, Mogotel Development Holding Ltd.

Thiemo Willms

VP Accor Development DACH, Eco, Midscale and Premium Brands

Lucca Lenikus

Strategic Development, Lenikus Group

Chair: Malcolm Kerr

Managing Director, Horwath HTL UK

16:35 - 17:10

All Owners need ESG Experts, Lawyers and Asset Managers

Alexander Skoblo

Partner, Dentons

Monique Dekker

Area Vice President - Austria-Czech Republic-Italy-Hungary, Hyatt Hotels 

Anne-Marie Auriault

Managing Director, Pimlico Asset Management

Chair: Liliane Otsuka

Head of Commerce, Value One Hospitality, Value One

17:10 - 17:35

Deal of the Year: Behind the Scenes of the Acquisition of Immofinanz and S Immo by CPI Property Group

Mindee Lee

Senior Manager – Corporate Strategy & Board Secretary, CPI Property Group

Matthias Huber

Industry Lead Real Estate, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Chair: Thomas PB Frater

Chairman & CEO, Hussar & Co., Inc.

13:00 - 17:00

New Hotel Site Visits (Limited space based on pre-booking)


  • Radisson Red Vienna
  • The Leo Grand
  • The Amauris Vienna
  • JO&JOE Vienna

16:30 - 21:00


18:00 -21:00

Welcome Reception at Andaz Vienna am Belvedere

Hosted by Crowe – Vanas & Partner

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