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SPEAKERS

Keith Jenkins

Keith Jenkins founded iambassador and began offering social media and marketing services in 2011. Keith is also the Publisher of the Velvet Escape luxury travel blog which he founded in 2008. Based in Amsterdam, he is also the co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, a community of more than 3,000 travel bloggers. Keith has been featured in The New York Times, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, and National Geographic Traveler, and has spoken at TEDxTalk.

Keith Jenkins

Founder & CEO of iambassador
Milena Ivanova

Milena Ivanova is the owner & General Manager of Sevtopolis Medical & Spa.

Milena Ivanova

Owner & General Manager of Sevtopolis Medical & Spa
Vato Kavtaradze

Vato Kavtaradze is the founder and creative chairman of Communications Agency WINDFOR’S. The agency was founded in 2004 in Tbilisi, Georgia and recently opened its first international office in Kyiv, Ukraine. Throughout the years under his leadership, WINDFOR’S became one of the leading agencies of the region, being awarded at the most prestigious global forums like Golden Drum, EuroBest, AdBlackSea, ADCE Awards, Epica Awards and Cannes Lions. His working experience counts successful collaboration with almost all big clients operating on Georgian market, including long-term partnership with Georgian National Tourism Administration.

Vato Kavtaradze

Founder & Creative Chairman of Communications Agency WINDFOR’S
John Seaton

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer John Seaton has responsibility for overseeing Cendyn’s revenue growth and the continuation of Cendyn’s global expansion. With 25 years of software sales experience within the hospitality and travel industry, John has been at Cendyn for 5 years. Prior to Cendyn, John has held a number of senior management positions at companies including Pegasus Solutions, HBSi, eRevMax and the Global Hotel Alliance. Prior to joining the hospitality industry, John was a Professional Tennis Coach.

John Seaton

Chief Commercial Officer at Cendyn
Dimiter Popov

Dimiter Popov is the CEO of Penguin Travel.

Dimiter Popov

CEO of Penguin Travel
Daniela Stoeva

Daniela Stoeva is founder and General Manager of Tandem Travel, a company for culture, nature & special tours in Bulgaria. The company is operating on European markets – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain. After 3 years as member of the Board of ABTTA, in 2019 Daniela was elected for President of the Association. As President of ABTTA, Daniela Stoeva is also Board member of ECTAA – The European Travel Agents’and Touroperator’s Association.

Daniela Stoeva

President of the Association of Bulgarian Tour operators and Travel Agents
Stefan Nedelcu

Since 2018 Stefan Nedelcu is Business Unit Manager Central Europe South, managing ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions direct sales in Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia territories, with a portfolio of more than 1000 hotels installed in the region, working with all type of properties, from small independent hotels to 5 stars global hotel chains. Stefan has been holding various positions in hospitality access control industry for more than 19 years

Stefan Nedelcu

Business Unit Manager Central Europe South at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions
Desislava Dimitrova

Desislava Dimitrova is the owner and CEO of DES Management. The company manages several upscale hotels in Bulgaria.

Desislava Dimitrova

CEO of DES Management
Slavyana Tosheva

Slaviana Tosheva is the Marketing Manager of the newest 5-star architectural masterpiece - Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia planned to welcome its first guests in July. She directs marketing and sales strategies, oversees the growing hotel consumer and field marketing activities, advertising, public relations, and brand management. She has twelve years of experience working in the hospitality industry in fields of sales, events, and revenue management. Before joining Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia, Slaviana has implemented many strategies and taken a lot initiatives to increase the market share and expand brand recognition of the other two hotels managed by the same city hotel group – Grand Hotel Sofia and Suite Hotel Sofia.

Slavyana Tosheva

Marketing Manager at Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia
Ulrich „Uli“ Pillau

Ulrich „Uli“ Pillau is an entrepreneur and angel investor. He is founder of apaleo, a Munich based start-up developing a next generation cloud platform for the hospitality industry. Previously Uli was involved in building up several very successful software companies in the hotel and travel space. His companies included Fidelio Software, today the worldwide leading Property Management System for hotel chains and hotels. Fidelio was later acquired by Micros and today is part of Oracle. Subsequently he was leading IDeaS, a company offering the first scientific revenue management software for the hotel industry which quickly became the standard Yield & RMS system for hotels around the globe. In 2010, IDeaS was sold to SAS Institute and today is actively managing over a Million hotel rooms with its software.

Ulrich „Uli“ Pillau

Entrepreneur and angel investor, founder of apaleo
Aljoša Ota

Aljoša Ota approached the tourism sector from young years, working for a leading slovenian tour operator for young travellers. After graduation in Management and Business Administration at University of Trieste he started the professional carreer as financial advisor in a bank in Trieste. After years of experience in banking, he decided to move backwards to tourism sector. Since 2017 he is the Head of the Representative Office of Slovenian Tourist Board in Italy. Aljoša is also holding lessons of destination management at italian universities as Luiss in Rome and Bocconi in Milano. Since 2018 Aljoša Ota is the president of ADUTEI, the Association of Official Delegates of Foreign Tourism in Italy.

Aljoša Ota

Head of the Representative Office in Italy of the Slovenian Tourist Board
Gundula Braun

Gundula Braun joined Kärcher Global Headquarters in Germany in 2008, in the newly established Target Group Management team, soon focusing on the Hospitality Key Accounts. Since 2012 she is responsible for both Global Sales and also the Business Development in the Hospitality business and all its sub-target groups.

Gundula Braun

Head of Global Sales and Business Development in the Hospitality business at Kärcher
AGENDA
July 15, Wednesday
10:15 – 11:45 AM New technologies, new services, a new way of thinking: how to adapt the hotel to the business after Covid-19 and social isolation?
11:45 – 12:45 AMDestination marketing: How to attract the right kind of tourists to the country, region, city, and the hotel? (in Bulgarian)
July 16, Thursday
6:15 – 7:45 PMDestination marketing at its best: What makes a destination successful?

All times are EEST time.

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