Hotel & Tourism Investment Forum Featured Speakers


Dr. Ákos Niklai
Vice President
HOTREC, Hospitality Europe (the umbrella association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe)

Adela Cristea
Development Director
Central & Eastern Europe
HILTON WORLDWIDE

Darren Blanchard
Senior Director Business Development
Russia, CIS, Baltics & Balkans
THE CARLSON REZIDOR HOTEL GROUP

Frank Reul
Area General Manager
South-Eastern Europe
ACCORHOTELS

Laurent Denis
Head of Development Europe
LOUVRE HOTELS GROUP

Aneta Lerch
Area Manager
Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania
EXPEDIA

Julieta Serafimova
Cluster General Manager
GRAND HOTEL SOFIA, SUITE HOTEL SOFIA, CENTRAL PARK HOTEL

Lachezar Todorov
CEO
TERRA TOUR SERVICE

Krasimir Guergov
President
BULGARIA NATIONAL TOURISM BOARD
BULGARIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION

Nele Magi
Senior Account Manager, Industry Partners
STR

Dr. Barbara Page-Roberts
CEO and Owner
TECTRICE CONSULT

Vessela Valtcheva - McGee
President
BULGARIAN GREEN BUSINESS COUNCIL

Christian Michel
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe
WYNDHAM HOTEL GROUP

Takuya Aoyama
Vice President Acquisitions & Development Russia & CIS, Central & Eastern Europe and Scandinavia
HYATT INTERNATIONAL

Yalin Yaltirakli
Development Director, Turkey & Eastern Europe
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP

Aristides (Aris) Pavlidis
Development Director
BEST WESTERN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

Frank Reul
Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia
ACCOR HOTELS

Jeffrey Scott
Head of Asset Management Services
PKF HOTELEXPERTS

Thomas Emanuel
Director of Business Development
STR

Laurent Denis
Head of Development Europe
LOUVRE HOTELS GROUP

Georg Schlegel
Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe
CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL

Nicolas Günther
Head of Sales Germany
TRAVELZOO

Norman Dinsdale
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader MSc. International Hospitality Management
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Lachezar Todorov
CEO
Terra Tour Service

Chef Andre Tokev
Owner
ANDRé and GROZD restaurants

Emanuel Tutek
Partner
HORWATH HTL CROATIA

Andrea Kaiser
General Manager
Park Inn by Radisson Sofia

Panagiotis Drettakis
General Manager
Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

Burhan Nemutlu
Owner
Regnum Bansko Apart Hotel & Spa

Vessela Valtcheva - McGee
President
BULGARIAN GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

Nelly Sandalska
Director
BT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Deyan Kolev
General manager
mOdus Hotel

Nikolina Angelkova
Minister of Tourism
REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Tanya Tsvetanova
Executive Director
Grifid Hotels

Christophe Bergeron
General Manager
ACCORHOTELS - NOVOTEL SOFIA

Mariana Petrova
Marketing director
LUCKY BANSKO

Kaloyan Todorov
CEO
SPECIAL EVENTS GROUP

Ivelina Ivanova
General Manager
OLIVES CITY HOTEL

Diana Tilkova-Pavlova
City Director of Sales
RADISSON BLU GRAND HOTEL, SOFIA

Kaloyan Spasov
CEO
HOTEL YASTREBETS WELLNESS & SPA

Emily Taneva
Commercial Service
AMERICAN EMBASSY SOFIA BULGARIA

Polina Docheva
General manager
GRAFFIT GALLERY HOTEL

Paul Rosenberg
Director All Brands – Europe
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

Nikola Petkov
CEO
FPI HOTELS & RESORTS

Nikola Marinov
Developer
OMAYA AND LESHTEN ECO VILLAGES