Our Keynote Speakers


Amine E. MOUKARZEL

President
Golden Tulip MENA region Louvre Hotels Group
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Edwin BROERS

Regional Vice President Central & Eastern Europe
Wyndham Hotel Group
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Tatiana VELLER

National Director Russia & CIS
JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group
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Saija KEKKONEN

Managing Director Finland, Baltics, Poland & Russia
Best Western International Inc.
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Marloes KNIPPENBERG

CEO
Kerten Hospitality
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Alexis Feuillat

Director of Development Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, CIS & Baltics
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)
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Alistair Watts

Vice President Sales, Marketing, Revenue and Distribution
Accor Hotels
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Marius Gomola

Managing Director
Horwath HTL
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VLADIMIR ILICHEV

Managing Director Development
Russia, CIS & Georgia
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Zviad Kajaia

Head of Corporate Banking
Pasha Bank in Georgia
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Anna Chabashvili

Investment Officer
JSC Partnership Fund
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Alexey Korobkin

Senior Director - All Brands - Russia & the CIS
Marriott International
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Henri (Hans) W.R. Kennedie

President & CEO
Swiss International Hotels & Resorts
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Constantina Tsoutsikou

Creative Director
London Hirsch Bedner Associates
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Carlos Díez de la Lastra

CEO
Les Roches Marbella
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Mikheil Khidureli

Director
Enterprise Georgia
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The Center for Innovative Business Solutions was pleased to announce the launch of Hotel Management Conference bringing together hoteliers, senior executives, solution providers and leading experts from the hospitality industry.

Over two days the world's renowned brands and key players in the hospitality industry explored the daunting challenges facing the hotels in an era of a revolutionary technolgical development and the sharing economy mercilessly disrupting traditional business models.

There is a reason why we chose Georgia as a host country. Georgia – the California of the Caucasus – and its ancient capital Tbilisi have become one of the most popular holiday destinations for an increasing number of foreign visitors in recent years spurring hotel construction boom throughout the country.

Over 60 conference participants looked at the industry with fresh lenses and discussed the issues that will shape its future while shared best strategies catering to the growing needs of tech and social-savvy millennial travelers and tourists.

The lineup of top-notch speakers made original and thought-provoking presentations covering all important aspects in hotels' day-to-day operations.

Key Takeaways of this premier event were:

Forecasting future trends in the hospitality industry
Unlocking the untapped opportunity of digitization as a major driver for innovation
Learning how to implement productive HR strategy as a crucial competitive advantage
Exploring new marketing and social media tools attracting millennial travelers
Discovering innovative products boosting revenues and curbing costs


Who attended:

The event has been carefully crafted for a handpicked selection of hospitality industry influencers including but not limited to

• Hotel executives: CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CTOs, VP Operations, VP Sales and Marketing, HR Managers.
• Online Travel Agencies (OTA), vendors and consultants
• Tourism and hospitality industry executives.


Participation in the conference was by invitation only.


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