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HVS to host second iCon conference
August 2 2013

The second CIS & Georgia Hospitality Investment Conference will focus on the region’s hotel development, investor climate and many of the issues facing the industry.

HVS is pleased to announce the second CIS & Georgia Hospitality Investment Conference (iCON) which will focus on the region’s hotel development, investor climate and many of the current issues facing the industry. Scheduled for September 19-20, 2013 at the "Opera" Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. iCON will bring together international investors and operators as well as some of the region’s decision-makers, governmental representatives and opinion leaders to address the current opportunities and challenges in the industry. iCON will provide a great platform for delegates to share views, insights, and proposed strategies for advancing the hospitality and tourism sectors in the region.

Over the years, HVS has successfully contributed to identifying solutions through research and analysis to the challenges faced by the hospitality industry worldwide and has consistently redefined ways to help sustain a positive outlook for hospitality in the CIS. At iCON, HVS will again provide a credible platform that takes a step towards future trends and practices.

iCON 2013 will discuss some of the key subjects vital to addressing  the current state of the hospitality industry.

The following industry leaders have already confirmed their participation as speakers in iCON 2013: Steve Rushmore, Chairman & Founder, HVS Global Hospitality Services; Dejan Djordjevic, Managing Director, ESTA Holding; Abid Butt, CEO, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts; Rishi Kapoor, Senior VP Intl.  Development, MGM Resorts; Magnus Wetterholm, CEO, Reikartz Hotels & Resorts; Scott Antel, Partner, DLA Piper; Yuri Vasin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Reikartz Hotel Management; Ivica Cacic, Vice President Eastern Europe & the CIS, Marriott International; Marina Ismaila, Principal Banker, EBRD; Oleg Bolotov, President, Premier International; Sergey Gluschenko, First Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Ukraine; Konstantine Baybarza, General Director, Befighter Business Group; Darren Blanchard, Senior Director Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group; Anatoly Kondratenko, Director Acquisitions & Development - Russia & CIS, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; ?lena Maznychenko, Business Development Director MICE, BTL - Business Travel Leisure; Alexis Delaroff, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Russia – CIS; Aron Libinson, VP Development - Russia and CIS, InterContinental Hotel Group; Igor Romanov, Member of the Board of Directors, AZIMUT Hotels; Peter Norman, Sr. VP Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International; Igor Dyadchenko, Development Director Russia & CIS, Hilton Worldwide; Victoria Radchenko, Head of the Board of "Ecological initiative" NGO, National coordinator of the "Green Key" program. Other speakers are to be announced soon.
 

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