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Save the Date: On March 28th, 2023, the HOTCO hotel investment conference will be staged in Vienna for the first time

HOTCO, the leading hotel investment conference for the CEE region and beyond, is moving from Budapest to Vienna on March 28th, 2023. Three hundred participants will discuss trends, success stories and future tourism investments. Mag. Susanne Kraus-Winkler, Austrian State Secretary for Tourism, will officially open the conference.

Vienna, February 2023. – On March 28th, 2023, leading experts from the hotel and tourism industry will meet at the HOTCO hotel investment conference. The top-class event after five successful years in Budapest is moving to Vienna. The focus is on hotel real estate and project developments in the CEE region, which are particularly interesting for investors, owners, bankers and developers. Three hundred participants from 40 countries are attending HOTCO. Order your tickets at Ticket prices start from 475 euros (+ VAT).

The founder of HOTCO, Marius Gomola, Managing Director of Horwath HTL in Hungary, member of Horwath HTL the world’s largest tourism consultancy firm. Mr. Gomola emphasizes that Vienna is the perfect city for the conference, “especially because the Austrian business community has been known and respected for its leading role in developing and financing the region’s hotel industry over the last 30 years”, Vienna, as the “Gateway to the East”, is the ideal venue for HOTCO: “It is important to welcome a hotel investment conference for the CEE region in Vienna.”

Successful projects

On March 28th, 2023, the conference will meet in style at the Hotel Andaz am Belvedere Vienna, where the Austrian State Secretary for Tourism, Mag. Susanne Kraus-Winkler, will make the official opening. The event focuses on developing, financing, and asset management of hotel projects. In addition, to news and analysis about success stories from regional hotel investors, owners and brands.

On March 27th, 2023, Vienna’s newest hotels can be toured by participants, followed by a networking welcome reception that evening, to meet stakeholders and professionals from a cross section of industries contributing to financial activities in the hotel real estate sector.

Key Industry Leaders

Rupert Simoner, CEO of Lombard Estate Capital and owner of the Vagabond Club Hotel and President of the HR Group Advisory Board, will hold this year’s HOTCO keynote. Among the top-class speakers are Oliver Bonke, CEO, Deutsche Hospitality; Heribert Gangl, Director of Hotels & Tourism of the Erste Group; Martina Maly-Gärtner, COO and Member of the Board, UBM Development; Tomislav Popović, CEO of Maistra Hospitality Group; Otmar Michaeler, CEO, Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group; Milan Arandelovic, Head of Hospitality, Cerberus Global Investments; Mindee Lee, Corporate Strategy and Board Secretary, CPI Property Group; David Kellett, MD Hotel Transactions, Invesco and Prof. Dr. Christian Buer, Managing Partner, Horwath HTL Germany. 

Vanas & Partners Vienna, a regional partner of Crowe Global, proudly supports this leading industry event.


Marius Gomola 

Mobile: +36 70 778 5912

Email: [email protected]

Lőrincz Norbert


Mobile: +36 70 557 5924

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