Programme

20TH
JAN

Monday

21ST
JAN

Tuesday

11:00 - 14:00

Registration


11:45 - 13:30

Property Visit - Hilton Garden Inn Budapest

Pre-registration Required (max 30)


12:30 - 13:30

Speed Dating

Start HOTCO with the most effective networking


14:00 - 14:05

Opening Remarks


14:05 - 14:20

Economic Overview


14:20 - 14:55

Interview with Martin R. Smura, CEO Kempinski - A View from the Helm

How does a single-brand hotel company survives and grows during the era of mergers and acquisitions by the global hotel giants?


14:55 - 15:30

Brandscape - To Brand or Not to Brand

  • Miguel Martins - Development Director Eastern Europe & Turkey, IHG
  • Marybelle Arnett - Vice President, Development, Central and Eastern Europe, Hilton
  • Janusz Mitulski - Senior Director CEE & Ukraine, International Hotel Development, Marriott International
  • Christian Michel - Vice President Development Europe , Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
  • Frank Reul - VP Head of Development Eastern Europe, AccorHotels

What are the advantages for the developers and owners?


15:30 - 15:55

Coffee Break


15:55 - 16:30

Russia, Caucasus & CIS

  • Tamás Pakuts (moderator) - CEO, Baranja Consulting Aviation & Hospitality Experts

How to prosper in turmoil and uncertainty?


16:30 - 17:00

Bankers' Den

Insider's view on how to secure financing for hotels


17:00 - 17:25

The Potential of the Global Health & Wellness Industry

Presentation by Ingo Schweder, CEO GOCO Hospitality


17:25 - 17:40

Coffee Break


17:40 - 18:30

Roundtable Discussions - Hungary, Poland, South East Europe + Masterclass on Developing a Wellness Retreat

Discussion Leaders: Hungary Table: Attila Radvánszki, Director, Horwath HTL Hungary; Poland Table: Dariusz Futoma, Managing Director, Horwath HTL Poland; Southeast Europe Table - Branislav Miletić, Managing Partner, Horwath HTL Belgrade; Wellness Masterclass Table - Ingo Schweder, CEO, GOCO Hospitality


18:30 - 21:30

Grand Opening Reception - Hosted by Kempinski Hotel

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Closing Cocktail Reception

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