Speakers

Elena Kuznetsova

Elena Kuznetsova

Customer Service Expert, Managing Partner, CEO of EHG
Oleg Lobanov

Oleg Lobanov

General Director of the CorpusGroup Group of Companies
Mikhail Milovidov

Mikhail Milovidov

F&B Director, StandArt Design Hotel, Restaurant "Yura"
Evgeny Lipets

Evgeny Lipets

Vice-President of the ACADEMSERVICE Group of Companies
Andrey Malyshev

Andrey Malyshev

Managing Partner of Big Tree, Editor-in-Chief Frontdesk.ru

Anton Matveev

Anton Matveev

Managing Partner of Big Tree / Frontdesk.ru
Sergey Zimin

Sergey Zimin

Director of the Tourist Service RUSSPASS
Yuriy Viushin

Yuriy Viushin

Head of the Partner Relations Development Group Yandex.Journeys
Elena Kuznetsova

Elena Kuznetsova

Customer Service Expert, Managing Partner, CEO of EHG
Aneta Korobkina

Aneta Korobkina

International Master trainer, author and speaker on service leadership

Olga Akimova

Olga Akimova

Expert in hospitality and event management
Julia Sadykhova

Julia Sadykhova

Hospitality Key Account Manager for Russia at Kärcher
Maxim Pechnikov

Maxim Pechnikov

Commercial Director of the Restoratsiya Group of Companies
Nermin Yurtoğlu

Nermin Yurtoğlu

Founder and CEO of NY&Co.GLOBAL HOSPITALITY CO
Lilia Dorokhina

Lilia Dorokhina

General Manager of LEE PRIME Hospitality

John Tschohl

John Tschohl

Service Сulture Specialist, Author of 6 Book, №2 GLOBAL TOP GURU professional in customer experience
Elena Krylova

Elena Krylova

Founder of the Elena Krylova Interior Design Studio
Sergey Mironov

Sergey Mironov

Restaurateur, founder of Meat & Fish restaurants
Victor Denisov

Victor Denisov

Development Director of Satisfy Travel
Anton Berezin

Anton Berezin

Marketing Director, "Information Retail Integrated Systems"

Tatiana Ananieva

Tatiana Ananieva

Development Director, "Apostrophe-Media", expert in HR-consulting
Anna Kireeva

Anna Kireeva

Area HR Director, EERU&T Radisson Hotel Group
Marina Popova

Marina Popova

HR director AZIMUT Hotels
Anton Obukh

Anton Obukh

Senior Consultant PKF hospitality group
Metin Yelkovan

Metin Yelkovan

Area Director in Design & Technical Department Moscow Office in Radisson Hotel Group

Pavel Berezin (Russia)

Pavel Berezin (Russia)

Speech Analytics Project Manager LLC "IMS"
Florian Sengstschmid (Azerbaijan)

Florian Sengstschmid (Azerbaijan)

CEO, Azerbaijan Tourism Board
Sinto Llobera (Tailand)

Sinto Llobera (Tailand)

ICQ Global. Global DISC Master Trainer and Practitioner. Facilitator. Black Sheep Coaching Method
Jan Kamenicek

Jan Kamenicek

Regional Vice President, Eastern Europe, Amadeus
Aykut Korkmaz (Azerbaijan)

Aykut Korkmaz (Azerbaijan)

General Manager HILTON BAKU

Magomed Evloev (Russia)

Magomed Evloev (Russia)

Project Business Manager (Villeroy & Boch, Gustavsberg)
Stanislav Ivanov (Bulgaria)

Stanislav Ivanov (Bulgaria)

Professor and Vice-Rector (Research) at Varna University of Management
Leonid Marmer

Leonid Marmer

Head of Retail, Russia and Eastern Europe, Amadeus
Ehsan Zaglaki, (Iran)

Ehsan Zaglaki, (Iran)

Hotel & Hospitality management ExpertVIP, V.VIP protocol expert
Dipra Jha (USA)

Dipra Jha (USA)

Scholarly Associate Professor & Assistant Director - School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University - Carson College of Business

Alexey Lakutin

Alexey Lakutin

Director for the Development of Industry Sales of JSC "ER-Telecom Holding"
Lidia Dorofeeva

Lidia Dorofeeva

General Manager of SATEEN GROUP
Olga Akimova

Olga Akimova

General Manager at angelo by Vienna House Ekaterinburg 4*
Aneta Korobkina

Aneta Korobkina

Founder and Managing Director of SEC Hospitality Training and Consulting
Kamil Zlomek

Kamil Zlomek

General Manager Hotel International Prague, Managing Director at LIRIKOS Invest s.r.o.

Julio Mario Zambrano

Julio Mario Zambrano

Founder at Nightlife University and host of The Nightlife Podcast
Brian Gleeson

Brian Gleeson

General Manager at Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Moscow
Alina Tamarova

Alina Tamarova

Reputation manager at Aldemar Resorts
Donald Burns

Donald Burns

The Restaurant Coach™, named on the Definitive Restaurant Experts in the world and one of 23 Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter.
Edward Harvey

Edward Harvey

Food & Beverage Strategy, Concept Development, Hospitality Entrepreneur, Executive Coach/Mentor

Franklin Carpenter

Franklin Carpenter

A Tourism professional, Consulting, Training, Speaker
Yvonne Mordi

Yvonne Mordi

Hospitality Mentor, Advisor, Speaker, Top 30 Hospitality Influencer in Nigeria
Pamela M. Robinson

Pamela M. Robinson

General Manager, Speaker, Trainer at Luxury Hotels/Resorts
Jeroen Gulickx

Jeroen Gulickx

Owner at Mocinno International – Growth partners for Boutique and Independent hotels, hospitality professional with two business degrees and a Black Belt in Six Sigma certification
Jeremy Wells

Jeremy Wells

American author, speaker

Chef Jason J. McBride

Chef Jason J. McBride

Global Hospitality Ambassador, Consultant, Keynote Speaker and HOST of REAL Hospitality LIVE
Eva Ballarin

Eva Ballarin

Founder and Director of HorecaSpeakers, Director of the HIP Congress
Doug Radkey

Doug Radkey

The President of KRG Hospitality Inc., the author of the book Bar Hacks
Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas

Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas

Ph.D. in Tourism Marketing, hospitality consulting
Barry Clemens

Barry Clemens

Business & Live skills coach, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism professional

Adam Knight

Adam Knight

The Principal at Knowing Hospitality, hospitality consulting
Christos Zaggogianis

Christos Zaggogianis

General Manager of Bomo Hotels, representative of Mouzenidis Group
Yasemin Oruc

Yasemin Oruc

Professor at Hotelschool the Hague, Hospitality Business School
Valentina Clergue

Valentina Clergue

Professor at EHL and at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
Matthias Huettebraeuker

Matthias Huettebraeuker

Brand & Hospitality Strategist

David Turnbull

David Turnbull

Hospitality Entrepreneur & Advisor
Dr. J.A. Oskam

Dr. J.A. Oskam

Director Research Centre Hotelschool The Hague
Said Chaarawi

Said Chaarawi

International Sales Trainer, Author, Public Speaker
Magdy Attalla

Magdy Attalla

Regional Director, B.H.M.S. (Business & Hotel Management School)
Julia Aymonier

Julia Aymonier

Chief Digital Officer, EHL

Irina and Olga Sundukovy

Irina and Olga Sundukovy

Founders of the design studio Sundukovy Sisters, or S + S
Andre Avedian

Andre Avedian

Co-founder of ARA Design
Alexandros Ν. Angelopoulos

Alexandros Ν. Angelopoulos

Managing Director of Aldemar Resorts, a leading resorts chain company in Greece
Julia Leontseva

Julia Leontseva

Area Director of Sales, Eastern Europe, Russia&Turkey, Global Sales Office
André Witschi

André Witschi

President of the Board of Governors, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Martin Zarybnicky

Martin Zarybnicky

General Manager, Hotel InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya
Jean-Pierre van der Rest

Jean-Pierre van der Rest

Professor of Business Administration, Leiden University
Armin Eberhard

Armin Eberhard

General Manager, Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre
Stanislav Kondov

Stanislav Kondov

General Manager, Radisson Royal Hotel
Suzanne Daigle

Suzanne Daigle

Business Strategist and Partner of NuFocus Strategic Group. US

Alexandra White

Alexandra White

Business Development Manager, STR
Jekaterina Wilde

Jekaterina Wilde

Regional Account Executive, STR
Cornelia Brinkman

Cornelia Brinkman

Cluster General Manager Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat, Courtyard by Marriott City Center
David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group
Stephen Ansell

Stephen Ansell

Area Vice President, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Special guest

Special guest


Special guests

Special guests

École hôtelière de Lausanne

Managing Partner, CEO of EHG
Practitioner, 20 years in HORECA
Customer Service Expert
Business coach, associate Professor
Specialist in effective thinking
Personal and Organizational Development Coach
Member of the Association of Russian-speaking coaches
Hotel classification expert

He was born on October 13, 1968 in the family of an officer. He graduated from school in Severomorsk. He started his studies at the Moscow Aviation Institute. He served in the ranks of the Armed Forces of the USSR. Graduated from the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics.

He started his career by managing his own restaurant. In 1991 he founded and headed the company “Korpusgroup”.

In 1993, he brought the company to the corporate catering market, in 1995 – to the banquet catering market, and in 1998 to the operation and cleaning market. The regional expansion of KorpusGroup began in 1999.

Oleg Lobanov had a significant impact on the formation of the domestic market of production and economic services, for the first time applying many Western “know-how” and management system.

General Director of KIT Group LLC, YURA Restaurant, StandArd Design Hotel

In the period 1980 – 1988 he worked in the NGO Automated Control System “Moscow”, the last three years – as head of the department of automation of social security agencies in Moscow.

In the period 1989 – 1991 he worked in the Department of Social Protection of the Population of Moscow as head of the Automation Department.

In the period 1992-1995, he worked in the GAO “Moscow” as director of the Department of Informatization of the hotel industry in Moscow.

Since 1995, he has been working at Academservice as Head of the automation Department, since 2002 – as Vice President.

Candidate of Economic Sciences, senior researcher.

Laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation Award 2021 in the field of tourism.

He has extensive experience and has been working in the service industry for more than 15 years. He is the managing partner of the company “Big Tree”. At the same time, he is co-author and Editor-in-Chief of the Frontdesk Community of Hotel Business Professionals.<url>, which unites more than 12,000 hoteliers.

Has extensive experience in service marketing and customer relationship management (CRM). He led marketing in leading companies in the fields of information technology, outsourcing. He has extensive experience in implementing Customer Experience projects to improve the level of service in companies of various industries.

He is a member of the jury of the CX World Awards, a regular speaker of industry events on the topics of working with feedback, customer experience management. He has many publications on service, marketing and sales.

He graduated from the Moscow State University of Service, majoring in Hotel Enterprise Management. He has been working in the hotel business for twenty years, in his career he has gone from reception and accommodation to a top manager. He is a co-author and ideologist of the Frontdesk community of hotel business professionals Frontdesk.ru, Big Tree companies.

Anton is also a practicing business coach in B2B sales, conducts lectures at universities and hotels, participates in seminars on the hotel business in Russia, Europe and the USA. Member of the international organization HFTP (Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals). He has numerous publications on hotel business in leading industry publications in Russia and the CIS.

Graduated from Saratov State Technical University.

For a long time he worked in regional and federal media, worked his way up from correspondent to editor-in-chief.

Since 2014, he has been working with the structures of the Moscow Government, developing electronic projects for citizens (RUSPACE, “Active Citizen”, Public Discussions, Electronic House).

15 years ago, he came to the Radisson Royal Hotel Saint-Petersburg and fell ill with hotels. Then he worked with hotels in St. Petersburg, then in online – anywayanyday.ru , Director of Hotel Contracting in Russia and the CIS at HRS Group, Aviasales (Hotellook.ru ), Ostrovok.ru – head of Hotel contracting Russia & CIS. At the moment, he manages work with partners and business development of Yandex Travel.

Managing Partner, CEO of EHG
Practitioner, 20 years in HORECA
Customer Service Expert
Business coach, associate Professor
Specialist in effective thinking
Personal and Organizational Development Coach
Member of the Association of Russian-speaking coaches
Hotel classification expert

Author of the bestselling book
“Awesome! Wow service rules, as world leaders have done”

– More than 12 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel business in 7 countries of the world
– 8 years of experience as a coach and speaker at conferences, corporate events with up to 800 participants
– Geography of activity covers 23 cities in 11 countries of the world
– Certified coach in emotional intelligence MSCEIT, USA
– Certified Master – USA, Institute of Service Quality – USA
– Certified speaker and coach according to the methodology of John Maxwell, the world-famous leadership guru – USA

Cooperates and conducts training for leading Russian and international companies: Alfa-Bank, Radisson Group Hotel, Skolkovo Golf Club, Geropharm, Ameriabank, Kempinski Hotel Group, Surgutneftegaz and many others.

He is an honorary member of the jury of CX World Awards, Russian Hospitality Awards, Perfect SPA and Welcome to the National Tourism Award of Georgia.

– Expert in the field of sankura
– Expert in the field of territory marketing
– Expert in the field of value management2016 – 2021
– Vienna House representative in Russia,
– General Manager angelo by Vienna House Yekaterinburg 4*superior2021 – present
– Head of the sanatorium and hotel cluster,
– General Director of the Geothermal resort “Mashuk Aqua-Term” (Caucasian Mineral Waters)
– Expert assessment in the following areas:• Event tourism

• Territory marketing

• Hotel market in Russia and Europe

• Sanatorium-resort tourism, resort and medical-spa

• Revenue management

• General management

• Quality, change and personnel management

• Business protocol, reception of VIP delegations

• Value management system

• Investment project management

Professional achievements (over the last 5 years):

• Crisis management

• Development of new products and promotion concepts

• Cost optimization, analysis of profit and cost centers, monitoring and cost reduction measures

• Adaptation of the standards of a foreign company to the Russian reality, revenue management, active sales

• Organization of events to promote the regions (Middle Urals, Caucasian Mineral Waters)

• Consulting projects in the field of hospitality and exhibition activities

• Experience in organizing protocol events and receiving European and Asian delegations at the highest level

• Implementation of projects for the development of marketing territories (formation of a regional brand)

• Marketing project of resorts and health centers

More than 14 years of successful work in companies-suppliers of cleaning equipment, inventory and detergents for the hospitality industry. A professional in building long-term relationships with key clients and conducting mutually beneficial contracts.

Consulting, support at all stages of cooperation, attention to customer needs, selection of integrated solutions and training of hotel staff in the correct use of selected technologies are the foundation for development in the Hospitality industry.

Graduated from the Higher School of Economics in 2015 with a specialization in Enterprise Economics.

In the segment of professional furniture since 2011. He has worked his way up from logistics manager to commercial director since 2018. Has experience of cooperation with partners from all regions of Russia, CIS countries, Central and South-East Asia. He is an expert in the field of sales of technological production processes, marketing and logistics.

Visionary, dedicated, and successful hospitality professional with 29  years of experience for global and regional brands in luxury and full service. Building, operating, developing, and branding hotels, restaurants, and tourism companies locally and globally.

Nermin Yurtoğlu, founder and CEO of NY&Co.GLOBAL HOSPITALITY CO. with extensive professional experience and comprehensive operational background in the hospitality and tourism industry for nearly 30 years.

She holds Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hotel Management from Bilkent University. She has been certificated in many prestigious schools in the world such as Ecolé Hotelier in Switzerland, City University in London, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and MIT America.

 

Nermin’s thirty years in hospitality started as a kitchen steward at the Cantley House Hotel in Berkshire England before taking her talents to Hilton Hotel in Istanbul. Her hospitality management career has included various leadership positions with prestigious brands. Before opening her company in 2010, she was the CEO of a very luxurious boutique hotel group in Istanbul’s historical peninsula. With in-depth knowledge of various styles of hotel operations, she has been successfully involved in, developed, and operated iconic branded and independent luxury hotels, resorts, and restaurants in Türkiye and around the world.

As a respected and recognized industry commentator, Nermin Yurtoğlu is often hosted to share her opinions at various conferences relating to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry (Luxury Hotels, Digitalisation, and Sustainable Tourism and Gastronomy- Member of Focus Group for WTTC Climate Roadmap for Travel & Tourism  – Speaker at Luxury B2B MICE Networking Event and Conference in Turkey ). She is also the author of numerous hospitality industry-focused articles.

Her company, NY&Co, based in Istanbul, provides branding, marketing, and management solutions & consultancy services to the distinguished local and international luxury, lifestyle hotel brands, high-end restaurants, destinations, and all tourism entitles and helps them grow their reputation and dominant position in the Industry. NY & Co. also does brand representations for destinations and selected global brands.

Industry Associations: TUROB ( Turkish Hotel Association), SKAL INTERNATIONAL, GTD ( Turkish Gastronomy Association) , IPBA (International Place Branding Association), TUTAP (Turkish Culture and Tourism Ambassador)

Expert in sales, marketing, promotion of hotel brands and reputation management Leo Prime Group

The managing partner of LeePrime Group is an independent Russian company specializing in general and fragmentary management of hotel service facilities.

For 20 years of professional activity, she has participated in the development of concepts, the creation of brands, the successful launch and management of major Russian and international projects.

Under the management of Lilia , the teams reached the final of the Russian Hospitality Awards:

“Best Hotel PR Campaign”, winner 2017
“Best MICE hotel”, finalist 2017
“Best apartotel of Russia”, winner 2018
“Best business hotel 4*”, finalist 2019
“Best GM of the Year”, finalist 2019

  • Service culture specialist
  • Author of 6 books
  • Author of training programs
  • Motivational speaker
  • Businessman
  • Advisor of the world’s leading companies on the implementation of a service strategy for more than 40 years
  • In 1979 he developed first customer service training in the world
  • Founder and President of the Service Quality Institute
  • №2 GLOBAL TOP GURU professional in customer experience

Founder of the Elena Krylova Interior Design Studio

Restaurateur, founder of Meat & Fish restaurants

He has been working in the sale and development of SaaS products since 2014. The first in Russia automated the purchase and transferred the Capital Repair Fund of the Sverdlovsk Region (turnover of 4 billion rubles) to the procurement SaaS platform. Created and launched an industry section for Capital Repair Funds based on the EETP.

The experience gained in the field of creating and developing IT products allowed Viktor to become part of the Satisfy Travel team and begin actively promoting the product in the hospitality market. To offer effective solutions for hospitality, you need to understand this business. Gaining sales experience, communicating with industry representatives, Victor learned all the subtleties of providing and promoting hotel services, and now shares his expertise with hoteliers.

Marketing Director, “Information Retail Integrated Systems”

Development Director, “Apostrophe-Media”, expert in HR-consulting

Area HR Director, EERU&T Radisson Hotel Group

HR director AZIMUT Hotels

Senior Consultant PKF hospitality group

Area Director in Design & Technical Department Moscow Office in Radisson Hotel Group

Speech Analytics Project Manager LLC “IMS”.

CEO, Azerbaijan Tourism Board

ICQ Global. Global DISC Master Trainer and Practitioner. Facilitator. Black Sheep Coaching Method

Regional Vice President, Eastern Europe, Amadeus

General Manager HILTON BAKU

Project Business Manager (Villeroy & Boch, Gustavsberg)

Professor and Vice-Rector (Research) at Varna University of Management, Bulgaria.

Head of Retail, Russia and Eastern Europe, Amadeus


Hotel & Hospitality management ExpertVIP, V.VIP protocol expert


Scholarly Associate Professor & Assistant Director – School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University – Carson College of Business

Director for the Development of Industry Sales of JSC “ER-Telecom Holding”

  • Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Moscow Institute of International Economic Relations in 2005. He received additional training in corporate educational institutions of Nokia, MTS, IBS, ER-Telecom Holding, Sberbank
  • He started his career in the telecom industry in 2005. In 2017, he joined the ER-Telecom Holding team, as part of the acquired Prestige Internet telecom operator
  • In January 2020, he assumed the position of Director for the development of industry sales in the field of paid services
  • Responsible for the strategic development of the industry, identification of promising business areas, participates in the development and promotion of digital products and the creation of business partnerships

General Manager of SATEEN GROUP

(investment, creation and management of 5-star hotels)

  • adept in the hotel industry for more than 10 years
  • worked in international resort hotels
  • specializes in implementing premium services and configuring business processes

General Manager at angelo by Vienna House Ekaterinburg 4*

  • An expert in hospitality industry with more than 20 years of experience
  • Engages in implementing service standards and building a dream team
  • Is the general manager of the legendary congress hotel at the airport angelo by Vienna House Ekaterinburg 4* (the only hotel in Russia of the Austrian hotel chain Vienna House). The location of the hotel is the gateway to the city, so the activity of the hotel is inextricably linked with the promotion of Yekaterinburg as a tourist destination.

Founder and Managing Director of SEC Hospitality Training and Consulting

  • Was born in Macedonia, gained the bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management in Greece and the master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism in one of top ten schools, César Ritz University, in Switzerland.
  • A certified hospitality coach (CHT, AHLEI), a certified team development trainer (Belbin Team Roles) and a certified trainer, speaker and coach working on the basis of the methodology of John Maxwell, the world-famous leader.
  • Has been working in the restaurant and hotel business in seven countries (USA, Switzerland, India, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Macedonia) in such international hotel chains as Hyatt Hotels, Corinthia Hotels, Carlson-Rezidor Hotel Group and other individual projects related to hotel opening and rebranding.
  • Has founded HTI (Hospitality Training Institute), the educational online platform for the hospitality industry which specializes in individual training courses for professional of the industry.
  • Specializes in performance management, service improvement, team development and leadership, teaches a hospitality introduction course for the Master’s program at the Higher School of Economics and Novikov Business School.

General Manager Hotel International Prague, Managing Director at LIRIKOS Invest s.r.o.

  • As a trained Chef went through several TOP Prague restaurants
  • Moved to Germany in his 22 age, where he began to build a career in the hospitality industry
  • After years of traveling and working in Germany, Switzerland and also on ocean cruise ship, he anchored himself in the worldwide network of Marriott hotels for 10 years
  • Joined as Executive Chef and then, through the position of F&B manager, got to the Prague Marriott as F&B Director
  • Took a step into top management when he accepted an offer for the position of General Manager of the Mountain resort hotel from the important Czech chain OREA HOTELS & RESORTS and participated in its rebirth
  • Became a general manager at Hotel International Prague

Founder at Nightlife University and host of The Nightlife Podcast

  • Saw the opportunity to build a business in the hospitality industry specializing in nightlife marketing and operations
  • Began as a night club promoter and built his name and brand to the point where he has co-owned a dozen different venues in Miami and even went as far as opening one in his native country of Colombia
  • Is also an author of the bestselling book The Nightlife Entrepreneur
  • Is the host of The Nightlife podcast which has over 75 episodes
  • Is the founder of Nightlife University where he is building a platform to help all of those who may feel alone like he did when first getting into the industry
  • His focus now is to help the new generation of Nightlife Entrepreneurs do better than his own generation and help preserve the industry by not leaving behind its most important part, the hospitality

 

General Manager at Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy Hotel, Moscow

  • Began his career in hospitality at the age of 14 by working in kitchens at first and then progressing to bars, restaurants and then Food and Beverage Manager at the best hotels in Ireland
  • Holds a diploma in Hotel & Catering Management from Griffith College in Dublin, Ireland, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association in Washington, USA
  • Joined Radisson Hotel Group for the 1st time in 2001 at the 5 Star Radisson Blu St. Helens Hotel in Dublin
  • Was promoted to his first General Manager position in 2008, at the age of 28
  • Was awarded ”Best Hotelier” at the MKG Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2014 for his achievements at the Radisson Blu Paradise Resort and Spa in Sochi, Russia
  • Moved to City Manager of three Radisson hotels in Norway
  • Was as General Manager of the Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen where he oversaw the full renovation of the hotel and established it as the first Radisson Collection Hotel
  • Became the leader of Radisson Blu Olympiyskiy, Moscow at the most challenging time in March 2020 and showed by his example that everything is possible

Reputation manager at Aldemar Resorts

  • Started working in tourism in 2000, as a 3rd-year student at the Sochi State University of Tourism and Resort Business
  • After graduating, Alina started working in the Aldemar Resorts hotel chain as Guest Relations at Aldemar Royal Mare in 2004
  • After 8 years of work, Alina started organizing luxury and themed weddings in Greece (a completely new destination for Greece at that time) and other events, as well as MICE tourism
  • In 2015, Alina returned to the Aldemar family, where she still works, responsible for the reputation of hotels throughout the chain

  • The Restaurant Coach™, named on the Definitive Restaurant Experts in the world and one of 23 Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter.
  • The leading international trainer, speaker, author, and coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming outstanding.
  • A sought-after advisor in the areas of: leadership, branding, social media marketing, culture, operations, restaurateur mindset, team development, behavioral dynamics, productivity & peak performance.
  • His first book Your Restaurant Sucks! is an international bestseller. His second book: Your Restaurant STILL Sucks! is also an Amazon bestseller in Restaurant & Food Industry.

Food & Beverage Strategy, Concept Development, Hospitality Entrepreneur, Executive Coach/Mentor

  • More than 25 years of international food & beverage hospitality experience
  • Started his career in 1989 at the Savoy, London
  • In 1996 Harvey gained his first international experience at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Park Hyatt Tokyo and Hyatt Regency Macua
  • Opened Grissini-London with legendary interior designer David Collins
  • Launched Jamie Oliver’s first restaurant and refurbished the famous Rib Room & Oyster Bar
  • Set up Elevate, company that creates and develops unique food and beverage solutions, controls risk and maximises value for money in terms of capital expenditure and revenue generation
  • Has created, developed and managed some of the most successful and esteemed restaurant and F&B concepts over three continents

A Tourism professional, Consulting, Training, Speaker

  • 19 years of the experience in different positions in companies and institutions in the tourism and education sector in Chile
  • Partner and consultant for Kunapak, a French-Chilean technology company that develops innovative solutions for the tourism industry
  • He was a dean of the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Gastronomy at INACAP, a pioneer institution in technical hospitality careers considered also as one of the biggest tourism schools in the world (2011-2018)
  • He was a member of the board of the main trade union entity of the national tourism industry, the Federation of Chilean Tourism Companies (FEDETUR) and founding president of the Association of Tourism Professionals of Chile (APROTUR)
  • Nowadays he is dedicated in promoting and developing new solutions and methodologies to make destination management more efficient and sustainable, connecting local tourism ecosystems with digital tools that seek to improve the travelers’ experience

Hospitality Mentor, Advisor, Speaker, Top 30 Hospitality Influencer in Nigeria

  • The founder of 2wenty2 Hospitality, an allied servicing company that manages, consults and trains small and medium Hospitality Enterprise
  • Helps Female African students in Hospitality and Tourism management, succeed and advance in their Hospitality careers.
  • She annual hosts a live conference, tagged ‘The Hospitality Industry Conference Africa” , an educative and highly informative conference and career fair for Hospitality professionals, students and entrepreneurs in Africa
  • The Host of The Hospitality Business Show, a global podcast where she interviews Industry experts, C-level executives and iconic brands and businesses around the world
  • Has been featured in reputable media platforms across Africa and she’s fondly called Africa’s Hospitality Queen

General Manager, Speaker, Trainer at Luxury Hotels/Resorts

  • More than 20 years of the hospitality industry experience
  • Had been trained by one of the world’s most prestigious hotel company, Leading Resorts of the World in New York
  • Has worn many hats, starting from a Destination Management Representative, to Sales and Marketing Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing, Assistant General Manager in charge of Rooms Division, Assistant General Manager in charge of Reservations and Sales and Marketing and then General Manager
  • Has worked in the Caribbean, Asia and with some prestigious hospitality companies fostering relationships with hotels in USA and Europe
  • As a certified vocational trainer, she also conducts training in customer service and sales & marketing

Owner at Mocinno International – Growth partners for Boutique and Independent hotels, hospitality professional with two business degrees and a Black Belt in Six Sigma certification

  • More than 20 years of the hospitality industry experience
  • In 2006 he started Mocinno International, a hospitality consulting company that now has offices and representation in 7 countries in Europe, USA and the Middle East. The Mocinno International team is focused on delivering incremental revenues for Hotels, Spas and develops and strategizes hotel suppliers, using mainly the Six Sigma methodology
  • Board member at Coya Wellness, and owns Design Hotel Supplies, Hotelovate and will launch a new technology company Q1 2021 called Joonze
  • Shares his knowledge through the Mocinno blog other social media, and speaks at travel, marketing, innovation or strategy related forums

American author, speaker

  • Partner at Longitude, a hospitality branding and experience design agency
  • Author of “Future Hospitality”
  • His work hinges on the study, strategy, and delivery of thoughtful, profitable, and sustainable guest experiences for hospitality, travel, and tourism brands

Global Hospitality Ambassador, Consultant, Keynote Speaker and HOST of REAL Hospitality LIVE

  • More than 35 years of the hospitality industry experience
  • A LinkedIn influencer with a social network of more than 40 000 followers
  • Has owned and operated successful restaurants, has worked as an Executive Chef for both private institutions and Corporate Brands, and has been the President of a 21-store Restaurant Franchise Operation
  • Menu design, franchising, restaurant start-ups, restaurant developments, opened more than 30 restaurants across Canada
  • Has developed and implemented hospitality training programs for both local and national restaurant chains, as well as working with the province of New Brunswick to develop training and resource programs in the hospitality and tourism sector
  • Has instructed post-secondary hospitality training programs for several notable Vancouver institutions
  • Co-founder and CEO of REAL Hospitality Network, a global interactive networking community that extends from Canada to the US, to Australia, Columbia, Europe, the UAE and beyond

Founder and Director of HorecaSpeakers, Director of the HIP Congress

  • Trends, innovation and strategy researcher & analyst in tourism, hospitality and restaurants.
  • International Consultant and Speaker, with more than 150 keynotes (online & offline).
  • Founder and Director of HorecaSpeakers, the first divulgation platform for hospitality in Spanish.
  • Teacher of Strategy at Basque Culinary Center, OSTELEA / EAE and other business schools.
  • Author of the Manual para Neo Hosteleros Valientes (with more than 30,000 direct downloads). Basque Culinary Center LABe expert.
  • Director of the HIP Congress, the largest Horeca congress in Europe. Considered one of the most influential women of Spanish Gastronomy & one of the most influential professionals in Tourism.

The President of KRG Hospitality Inc., the author of the book Bar Hacks

  • The President of KRG Hospitality Inc., the author of the book Bar Hacks, and an international keynote speaker on all things restaurants, bars, and hotels.
  • Being in the hospitality industry for over 20 years has allowed him to become a leading voice in the development of detailed feasibility studies, award-winning concepts, strategic business plans, unique menus, memorable guest experiences, and financial management systems.

Ph.D. in Tourism Marketing, hospitality consulting

  • With a degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Tourism Marketing, Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas has been working as a management and marketing consultant and as a project manager mainly in the tourism, hotel, publishing and the events industries since 1990
  • His work has covered nearly every aspect of tourism planning and applied hospitality marketing ranging from market research and strategic planning to press relations and staff training.
  • He has set up multi-million marketing campaigns and has consulted large-scale investments. He has successfully implemented projects in 32 countries over the last 30 years.
  • Works as Assistant Professor at the University of Patras, Greece. He has also taught and lectured at Greek, Austrian, German and South African universities.

Business & Live skills coach, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism professional

  • Well renowned professional with extensive experience in the global Hospitality, Travel & Tourism trade.
  • He has recently made major inroads in the technology start up industry in the hospitality space and  has been a speaker at various International conferences relating to digitalisation and sustainable tourism.
  • Barry’ entrepreneurial spirit that comes natural, combined with experience and sound business and financial acumen has accumulated to several success’ and achievements such as: Top 100 most influential leaders in Hospitality – Global Mice congress and awards 2019, Lilizela Award judge for 5 consecutive years to date (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)
  • Winner and finalist of several international awards in hospitality for properties under his management
  • Being an ICF accredited Business & Live skills coach he assists in building winning teams.

The Principal at Knowing Hospitality, hospitality consulting

  • The Principal at Knowing Hospitality, a Seattle based, full-service hotel management and consulting company that specializes in stabilizing and improving hotel businesses, driving better results for owners, and providing better experiences for guests and employees.
  • Growing up in Canada, Adam’s hospitality career took him all over his home country, the Caribbean and the United States. After more than two decades in operations, administration and executive leadership roles with Fairmont, St. Regis and independents, Adam knows what it takes to create successful hotels and high functioning teams.
  • Received his Crossfit coaching certification at Reebok headquarters in Massachusetts, and last year fulfilled a lifelong dream of travelling to Peru to complete the 4-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.


General Manager of Bomo Hotels, representative of Mouzenidis Group


Professor at Hotelschool the Hague, Hospitality Business School
Active in the hospitality industry since almost twenty years, born and raised in a hospitality family in Amsterdam and a proud alumna of Hotelschool the Hague.
Yasemin has a work experience in Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons in New York City and Istanbul.
Working for Hotelschool the Hague since 2014 within the Marketing & Innovation faculty where she host, design and implement courses around the topics of Marketing, Branding, Innovation and Sales.
Yasemin is a Research Fellow at the Hospitality Research Center within the chair City Hospitality & City Marketing, and a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam with studying the topic “Mindfulness as influence to the Tourist Experience”.
She launched her own company Anicha Consultancy on Hospitality Experience Consulting in 2016, where support, assist and ultimately inspire companies to create unique, authentic and memorable guest experiences.

>Dr. Valentina Clergue is currently working at EHL Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • She has been teaching classes in Marketing, Branding, and Digital Marketing at Bachelor, Master, and MBA levels at EHL and at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • She is also a senior scientific researcher at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland, with interests pertaining to branding, advertising, and sustainable consumption.
  • Before obtaining her PhD degree in Management from HEC Lausanne, Dr. Clergue worked in the advertising industry for more than five years.
  • Dr. Clergue has lived and worked in the USA, Bulgaria, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Brand and Hospitality Strategist

  • A Renaissance man by design and a strategist by profession, Matthias has created, accelerated and transformed brands for the last 20 years.
  • He held Managing Director positions at the much-awarded creative agencies Pixelpark and Scholz & Friends and is advising global heavyweights across all industries, from automotive to aviation, real estate to telecommunications, mobility, healthcare and more. He has consulted 10 of the 30 German DAX companies throughout his career.
  • Matthias joined the world of hospitality 15 years ago as Director of Global Marketing and Product Development at Design Hotels, shaping the personality and appearance of the brand to this day. Since opening his independent practice in 2007 he has been behind some of the most exciting hotel projects in the industry, using his unique talent to anticipate the big shifts in consumer behaviour and translating this into concepts have been both economically successful and critically acclaimed.
  • References range from the experimental pop up hotel to the billion-dollar-valued global hotel group, including investor darlings like citizenM, 25hours Hotels and Ruby Hotels as well as some of the finest luxury properties in the world like Berlins Das Stue or The Setai in Miami.
  • Matthias is working on multiple levels of brand development & strategy, product innovation and customer experience. His radical-brand approach is always deeply consumer centric, often disruptive and never boring. He lives in Munich.

Expert and consultant in hotel revenue management

  • Based in Berlin, David is an established hospitality, travel and technology leader, supporting a variety of media and technology companies in a partner, advisory & board capacity following his exit from SnapShot, the hotel data platform in Summer 2018.
  • Having been involved with hotel revenue management, distribution and data analytics for more than 20 years, David has worked to develop from grassroots some of the most forward thinking hotels and hotel companies such as designhotels, citizenM and 25hours to name a few.
  • In addition to speaking at events around the world, David’s passion for education has led him to work with various universities including ESSEC, University of Surrey and Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) as well as take an active role with industry associations including HEDNA (Co-Chair Hotel Analytics Workgroup) and HSMAI (Revenue Management Advisory Board).
  • Originally from Glasgow, David was appointed as a Global Scot in October 2018, in co-ordination with Scotland’s investment & innovation hub in Berlin, contributing to a worldwide network of entrepreneurial and inspirational business leaders, dedicated to supporting Scotland’s most ambitious companies.

DR. J.A. OSKAM, Director Research Centre Hotelschool The Hague (The two research areas of Research Centre are hospitable behaviour and its business consequences, and future developments in the hospitality industry).

Made several researches on future developments in the hospitality industry with recent scenario studies on topics as Airbnb and OTAs.

The author of the book The Collaborative Consumption of Our Cities (Channelview, 2019). The Future of Airbnb and the ‘Sharing Economy’

Obtained PhD in 1992 from the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Sociology of Literature)

Worked at different hotel and tourism schools in the Netherlands and in Spain

One of the founders of the Journal of Tourism Futures.

SAID CHAARAWI, International Sales Trainer, Author, Public Speaker

Europe’s leading international sales consultant

13 years in sales training… delivered courses to more than 3000 sales and marketing professionals from leading brands in 13 European countries and USA

Worked as Brand Manager for three Swiss watch brands (Longines, Pierre Balmain & Hamilton) in UAE and Qatar

Top 100 Sales people in Harrods – London

Sold the most valuable product in the history of Selfridges Department Store – UK

Public Speaker on international luxury sales and regular contributor to European trade publications

Featured in and contributed to the productions of cultural documentaries for BBC, Channel 4 and Reuters

Delivered training courses to Louis Vuitton, Royal Ascot, Cartier, Hermes, Selfridges, Michael Kors, Barclays Capital, Dunhill, and many more.

MAGDY ATTALLA, Regional Director, B.H.M.S. (Business & Hotel Management School)

• A marketing consultant and an educator with over 20 years of teaching and consulting experience in prestigious Swiss Hotel and Business Schools as well as British and American Universities. He was an adjunct professor at SBS Swiss Business School, Florida International University, Schiller International University, IHTTI School of Hotel Management, IMI University Centre and Glion.

• Institute of Higher Education. In addition, he has over 15 years of managerial and marketing experience in luxury hotels, resorts and tour operators in the Middle East and Switzerland.

• He is a graduate of SSTH Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality and holds a joint M.Sc. degree with the Imperial College of London. He is pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration degree (DBA) at Heriot-Watt University with a specialization in services marketing.

JULIA AYMONIER, Chief Digital Officer, EHL.

Specialised in IT for the banking, finance and trading industries.

Working for companies in Europe but also in the USA: such as JP Morgan (Suisse) SA, La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild SA, Banque Bordier et Cie and Union Bancaire Privée amongst others.

After more than 25 years in these industries, Julia bring her wealth of experience in IT to the Hospice général «to help the Hospice général help others».

The first woman – member of the Executive Committee in EHL history.

IRINA AND OLGA SUNDUKOVY, Founders of the design studio Sundukovy Sisters, or S + S.

In 2004, the Sundukovy Sisters, or S + S, interior design studio was opened.

Received the “Designers of the Year” award at the Gold Key Awards (New York, 2018).

Create design concepts for both an individual project and a brand of hotels and restaurants. The studio’s portfolio includes more than 30 projects of international chains and boutique hotels, 70 restaurants, bars and cafes, 70 offices, banks and shops.

Offer solutions that correspond the concept and fit into the right budget.

Believe that the design should solve specific problems, be relevant and aesthetic.

Strive to find materials and solutions that save energy and minimize harm to the environment.

Want to bring irony into modern life with design.

ANDRE AVEDYAN, Co-founder of ARA Design

Received qualifications in interior design at Cardiff University in 1984.

Worked at Richmond International.

In 1996, together with Harry Gregory, he founded the company ARA Design with a specialization in the hotel sector.

His experience includes the entire cycle of creating design projects: from concept to implementation.

Shares the company’s philosophy of creating a unique and original interior design combining cultural features, aesthetics and values of a particular region.

Oversees young interior designers, which allowed Ara Design to evolve and expand in Europe, the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia, without changing the values originally proclaimed.

ARA Design projects: Azul Beach Club (Kuta, Bali), Country Club (Tel Aviv, Israel), Marriott Paris, Mercure Moscow, Hilton Moscow, Hyatt Moscow and others, all in more than 30 countries of the world.

ALEXANDROS N. ANGELOPOULOS Managing Director of Aldemar Resorts, a leading resorts chain company in Greece.

• He has been active in the family business since 1995

• Up until 2017, he was holding the position of Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Environmental Policy Committee of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

• In 2018 he was elected as the Ambassador of all 5 star hotels located in Crete and Secretary General to the newly formed Chamber of Hotels in Heraklion.

• In 2018, he became a Member of the Advisory Committee of the newly formed Sustainable Development Center of Governance and Public Law and a Founding Member of the Hellenic Council of Competitiveness.

• He is currently also holding the position of the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Entrepreneurs Association, Vice President of the Greek Eurasian Business Council.

• He is Member of the Business Advisory Board of the BCA College and Honorary Consulate of Ukraine for Peloponnese.

• He is Graduate of the PDP program of New York Cornell University (2008).

JULIA LEONTSEVA, Area Director of Sales, Eastern Europe, Russia&Turkey, Global Sales Office.

Joined Radisson Hotel Group in 2014 as Director of Marketing and Sales and for Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow.

In 2015, was appointed Area Director of Sales, Eastern Europe at Radisson Hotel Group.

Graduated from The Russian University of Economics. G. V. Plekhanova and holds a degree in management and economics in the hospitality industry.

Has more than 20 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, which includes working in top positions of sales departments of well-known international companies, including leading international hotel operators.


Martin Zarybnicky
GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL MOSCOW TVERSKAYA

«Hotel for me is a unique opportunity
to express oneself, not only to share experience, but also to learn new things»

 

Martin has been working in the hotel business for more than 24 years.

Since 2015, when Martin became the GM of InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya hotel, the hotel’s income has doubled. The level of loyalty of employees and guests also increased significantly (employee satisfaction rate is 96%).

Due to Martin’s initiative, the hotel has been actively involved in various charity initiatives in recent years. Martin also actively supports youth development and is always ready to recruit and practice students of the hospitality industry.

When Martin became GM of InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya hotel, bold and ambitious marketing projects were implemented, which helped the hotel to reach a new level. One of the latest examples is the transformation of the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya hotel for the period of FIFA-2018 into the famous BUD-hotel. In addition, the system integrator BELTEL completed the first in Russia introduction of the ONEsquare interactive television system from at-visions in the rooms of the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya hotel.

ARMIN EBERHARD
GENERAL MANAGER, RENAISSANCE MOSCOW MONARCH CENTRE HOTEL

Mr. Eberhard knows hospitality industry inside out due to his 26 years of experience in the hotel and restaurant business, whether it is cooking, serving tables, healthy lifestyle rules or security in the hotels and restaurants.

Prior joining Renaissance Brand, he gained successful management experience at the hotels such as the InterContinental in London and New York, the Berners Hotel, the Carlisle Bay Resort on Antigua Island in the Caribbean, the Corinthia Hotel in Prague.

In 2013, Armin Eberhard has become a General Manager of the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel. Renaissance brand seeks to inspire and provokes guests worldwide to discover something completely new and different. The hotel holds business and charity events, organizes workshops for children from orphanages. In 2018, the Renaissance Monarch Centre received the “Best Congress Hotel” award.

“We aim to constantly improve the quality of our services because, as we know, there is no limit to perfection.” – Armin Eberhard shares the secret of success.

Stanislav Kondov
General Manager of The Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow

Loyalty is an important component of success.

In 2018 Mr. Kondov was appointed to the position of General Manager of the Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow.

«While working in the sphere of hospitality on three continents with high-ranking representatives of international delegations and  different confessions I have acquired extensive knowledge and valuable experience, which I will definitely apply for the benefit of the legendary hotel with rich history. Russia is famous for its hospitality and geniality, I strongly believe, that we can even go beyond of guests’ expectations and provide royal welcoming to each and every guest» – says Stanislav Kondov.

 

 

SUZANNE DAIGLE

Business Strategist and Partner in NuFocus Strategic Group. US

Their firm specializes in Organizational Self-Management and other social technologies designed to ignite high performance and optimize human potential.
For nearly a decade, Suzanne has passionately pursued the trailblazing fields of Self-Management, Open Space Technology and Agile beyond Software. She has worked with hundreds of individuals, companies and groups, nationally and internationally.

Her mission: helping to transform the world of work.  Her goal: introducing new mindsets and approaches that invite everyone, and not just a few, to fully contribute to the success strategies of their organizations.  Her core belief: innovation is more than products and services; it starts and ends with people.

Her roots in journalism with a lengthy career in manufacturing and telecommunications provided the grounding for her work. Her main focus is supporting traditional companies who recognize the need to leap ahead, shifting away from hierarchy and bureaucracy to a more engaged and inclusive way of working.

Suzanne has particularly enjoyed working with the Hospitality Industry because it is customer centric by nature. The opportunity for people in every function and role to make a difference by creating memorable experiences for clients is exponential. Hospitality and Self-Management are a natural fit, according to her.

Suzanne holds a BA in English from McMaster University in Canada. She is a certified Scrum Master, a Past President and Emeritus Member of the Open Space Institute US and a founding member of a newly created national networking association known as United Packaging Associates.

Alexandra White
Business Development Manager, STR

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of determination,
hard work, and learning from failure…

 

Alexandra is an ambitious individual focused on building long lasting relationships and ensuring client expectations are exceeded. With 15 years of experience in the hospitality Industry, she has shon a proven record of significant knowledge and expertise in sales, event Management, group planning, F&B, financial management, statistic and analytical research.

Alexandra is a strategic sharp thinker, who anticipates opportunities and risks, identifies issues and develops action plans. Analytical mindset, precision in numbers help her in her daily work at STR.

Alexandra values integrity and honesty in a relationship with her clients and colleagues. She focuses on understanding client’s needs, so the approach is tailored to them and their requirements.

 

STR is a company that tracks supply and demand in the hotel industry and provides a valuable analysis of the market share of international and regional hotel chains, as well as independent hotels. STR’s standard and specialized reports help to better understand the trends of past periods, orient in market forecasts and analyze the dynamics of supply and demand in the hotel industry.

JEKATERINA WILDE
Regional Account Executive, STR

Don’t wait for an opportunity. Create it yourself!

 Аn enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated MSc Business Graduate with extensive work experience in travel, event management, sales and hospitality. With a strong background of working in the international corporate work environment, Ekaterina is actively looking to progress her career within STR. Her excellent management and communication skills, attention to detail and professionalism are valuable assets that she keen to bring to the company.

STR is a company that tracks supply and demand in the hotel industry and provides a valuable analysis of the market share of international and regional hotel chains, as well as independent hotels. STR’s standard and specialized reports help to better understand the trends of past periods, orient in market forecasts and analyze the dynamics of supply and demand in the hotel industry.

Cornelia Brinkman,
Cluster General Manager Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat, Courtyard by Marriott City Center

Cornelia Brinkman has been appointed as General Manager of Moscow Marriott Hotel Group Novy Arbat and Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center.

Since October 2017, the five-star Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat has been headed by Cornelia, and since August 2018, Cornelia has been also in charge of the four-star Courtyard by Marriott Moscow City Center hotel.
Ms. Brinkman has more than 25 years of experience in the hotel business, 18 of which she held in senior positions at Marriott International.

Ms. Brinkman was born in Germany and began her career in the hotel industry in 1994 as an employee at the Best Western Delta Parkhotel Mannheim. In 1997, Cornelia took up a management position in the guest accommodation service, where she was responsible for the reception, concierge service and reservation department.

In 2000, Ms. Brinkman joined Marriott International in the position of the head of guest accommodation service at Frankfurt Marriott Hotel. After 3 years of excellent work, Cornelia was promoted to the Director of the department responsible for hotel room capacity and later to the Director of hotel room capacity and a member of the executive committee. Since 2010, Cornelia took the position of General Manager in several hotels in Kazakhstan and Russia. 2010-2013 – Renaissance Atyrau Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments, 2013-2017 – Renaissance Baltic St. Petersburg and Courtyard by Marriott Vasilievsky.

Cornelia was recognized for her leadership and achievements. Her latest awards include “Hotel of the Year 2011” (Marriott Executive Apartments Atyrau), Mustang Award 2010 (for personal achievements), Financial Excellence 2010 (Renaissance Atyrau), Market Excellence 2010 (Renaissance Atyrau), Excellent Guide2010 (Marriott Executive Apartments).
Cornelia Brinkman was also the chairman of the Russian Business Council.

David Jenkins, Vice President Business Development
Radisson Hotel Group

In Moscow since 1995, David Jenkins joined the Radisson Hotel Group in 2015 as Vice President Business Development for the region covering Russia, Baltics, CIS, Ukraine, Georgia, Balkans and Israel. This followed on from a 10-year period as one of the most respected hotel consultants in the Russian market with JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, DTZ and Horwath. Prior to consulting, David spent 8 years with Interstate in Moscow working for the Marriott properties. David has a degree in Hospitality Management and now has over 25 years of experience in the industry from operations, consulting and development.