Speakers

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
Dr. J.A. Oskam

Dr. J.A. Oskam

Director Research Centre Hotelschool The Hague
Yasemin Oruc

Yasemin Oruc

Professor at Hotelschool the Hague, Hospitality Business School

David Turnbull

David Turnbull

Hospitality Entrepreneur & Advisor
Matthias Huettebraeuker

Matthias Huettebraeuker

Brand & Hospitality Strategist
Valentina Clergue

Valentina Clergue

Professor at EHL and at HEC Lausanne, Switzerland
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

CEO at Mocinno International - Luxury Hotel Consulting, hospitality professional with two business degrees and a Black Belt in Six Sigma certification
Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas

Dr. Dimitris Koutoulas

Ph.D. in Tourism Marketing, hospitality consulting
Doug Radkey

Doug Radkey

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

Eva Ballarin

Eva Ballarin

Founder and Director of HorecaSpeakers, Director of the HIP Congress
Chef Jason J. McBride

Chef Jason J. McBride

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

Jeremy Wells

American author, speaker
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

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

>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.

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

CEO at Mocinno International – Luxury Hotel Consulting, 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 late 2020
  • Shares his knowledge through the Mocinno blog other social media, and speaks at travel, marketing, innovation or strategy related forums

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.