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Gogolak Margit

Margit Gogolak Hrubecz is a licensed civil, industrial, and agricultural construction engineer with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry.  She is a project manager, procurement expert, civil and structural monument site manager, and energy auditor. Being the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Multinvest Group, she is serving as its CEO. Multinvest Group is […]

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Marius Bazavan

Marius Bazavan is Managing Partner and COO of Bacolux Hotels Romania, member of the FIHR Steering Committee and Coordinator of the FIHR Education Working Group. Oriented towards development and innovation, his most visible results have been achieved in Bacolux locations in Herculane, which have brought with them a revitalization of the resort after a long […]

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Alina Toie

With over 20 years of leadership experience in various industries and hospitality, both in local and international markets, Alina’s expertise encompasses every aspect of tourism and hospitality, from destination management to hotel operations and commercial services. Her diverse background, combined with profound insights into market dynamics and a passion for innovation and emerging trends, positions […]

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Catalina Toma (Rosu)

With a genuine passion for hospitality, Catalina has always put all her efforts into her projects, thus creating long-term and valuable relations. As a customer-centric and solution-oriented professional, she always looks to deliver her promise, for which she has gained the trust and respect of all stakeholders she has interacted with. Catalina started her career […]

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Constantin Viscu

Constantin Viscu is CEO of Consgrup S.A., a business consulting joint stock company, established in 2004. Constantin is an expert in implementing and development of corporate business strategies for international investors launching in the Republic of Moldova, with valuable experience of over 30 years in professional education, hospitality and real estate industry. Successfully certified by […]

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Farah Chahine

Farah Chahine, Owner and Founder of Upscale Business is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of international experience in brand development and marketing strategy, particularly within the GCC region. Having collaborated with prestigious organizations such as Abu Dhabi Media, PIH, and Ipsos, Farah has a proven track record of creating and developing brands across […]

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Ioana Dancanet

Ioana Dancanet, the General Manager of Matca Hotel, brings over 12 years of distinguished experience within Romania’s hospitality industry. With a solid educational background in law, including a Master’s Degree in European Law, Ioana’s expertise spans across business administration, management, and development, reflecting her profound knowledge and skill in these areas. With demonstrated proficiency in […]

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Horia Balan

In the more than 10 years of activity in real estate, Horia Balan has directly coordinated infrastructure and architecture investments of over 25 million Eur. The projects developed by him have been awarded years in a row with the Grand Prize at the Architecture Annuals and Biennials. In 2019, Horia Balan was designated “Developer of […]

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Lyudmyla Honcharova

Lyudmyla Honcharova is a Sourcing Initiatives Lead in HBX Group. She is coordinating teams responsible for commercial relationship with accommodation suppliers within North and Central Europe. She has 15 years of experience, Master Degree in tourism and is a graduate of EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality. Lyudmyla joined Hotelbeds in 2012. 2023 was […]

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Romulus Andrei

Romulus Andrei works as Director at Banca Transilvania and has three decades of experience in the Romanian banking sector, with a strong exposure to the real estate sector. After graduating from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in 1992, he joined Eximbank, and then moved to ABN Amro Romania, learning banking successively as Senior Dealer […]

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Anca Cristea

Anca Cristea is an experienced hotel general manager with extensive background in hotel management and operations, spanning over a decade. She is specialized in pre-opening strategies and execution, trendspotting and adaptation in the ever-changing hospitality landscape, and played a pivotal role in the pre-opening of renowned hotel brands as K+ K Hotels, Accor, Hilton and […]

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Adam Ambrus

Adam Ambrus, is a new entry in the hotel field after having accumulated a vast experience in the development of industrial parks and in the office industry. He is the owner of Amera Group and manages operations in Romania of the Nervia investment fund from Spain.

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Dragos Anastasiu

Dragos Anastasiu is President of Eurolines Group in Romania, founder of AdWise, serial entrepreneur and business angel. Today, Eurolines Group is specializes in hospitality, hotel consultancy (www.themakers.ro) – Green Village Resort in the Danube Delta 4*, Valea Verde Retreat in Transylvania, Orizont Predeal hotel), and car rental services and consultancy. Under his leadership, Eurolines Romania […]

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Vessela Valtcheva-McGee

Vessela Valtcheva-McGee has extensive experience with green building certification and sustainable development in both practice and education. With 20+ years of experience in green building certification, Vessela has both practical hands-on experience with international certification tools LEED, BREEAM and EDGE, and deep theoretical knowledge of sustainability, professional education and policy development, and sustainability leadership. While […]

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Lucian Boronea

Lucian Boronea, the CEO of Accent Travel & Events (ATE), has been a driving force in Romania’s travel and events industry for over 25 years. His strategic vision and tireless dedication have transformed ATE into a powerhouse, serving both corporate clients and leisure travelers. Today, that vision has blossomed into a thriving enterprise, the company caters both […]

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Ivelina Gatseva

Ivelina has been in the Executive Director position and a member of the Management Board of Festa Hotels Group since 2015. Since 2008, she has been part of Festa Hotels team responsible for the Sales and Marketing department. Ivelina has 20 years of experience in tourism and hospitality, in which she was personally responsible for […]

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Iulia Szabo

Iulia Szabo is an experienced Consultant in the Capital Markets department at CBRE Romania, with a wealth of experience in the hospitality sector. Graduating from Hotelschool The Hague, she seamlessly transitioned into real estate while working at CBRE Hotels in London. Since 2022, Iulia has been a key asset to the local CBRE team, focusing […]

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Anna Bozhkova

Anna Bozhkova, with more than 10 years of experience in hospitality, is the General Manager of two award-winning 5-star hotels in Velingrad, Bulgaria. Her hotels include Arte Spa&Park Hotel, which has been named ‘Best Spa Hotel in Bulgaria’ seven times in a row, and the only year-round Spa&Wellness Adults-only hotel, Kashmir Wellness&Spa. She graduated in […]

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Corina Lovering

Corina Lovering is Corporate Communications Director for Alexandrion Group, the leading spirits & sparkling wine producer in Romania, with a large global distribution network. She is a public relations and marketing professional, with a strong track record of success in developing and implementing strategic corporate and brand communication programmes in Romania and internationally. Corina is […]

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Lior Bebera

Lior is an accomplished manager with 25 years of international experience in the hospitality sector and a natural born leader. He started his career in the hotel industry in Germany in 1998, acquiring expertise in various areas of activity of the hotel business – Sales and Business Development, Food and beverage Management, Hotel Management, and […]

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Alexandra Marcu

Alexandra-Elena Marcu is a journalist, communication and public relations specialist, travel curator and co-founder of Romanian Romance project, a complex project that presents and promotes the traditional premium tourism in Romania, its successful stories, the good practices examples and the authentic Romanian travel experiences. Alexandra travels with her partner across Romania, experiences every travel destination […]

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Dayana Kanazireva

Dayana Kanazireva is part of the Board of Directors of OKOL Lake Park, a new and modern living place, the largest Golf & Residential Community in Bulgaria. The project covers an area of 3,000 decares combining an 18-hole Championship golf course (managed by IMG), 5* Pullman Resort (managed by Accor), Center with many additional elements and amenities, more than […]

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Ivaylo Kozhuharov

Ivaylo Kozhuharov is hospitality professional with 15+ years of managerial experience, driven to boost company profitability through innovative techniques. In the past, he held the positions of Мanaging Director of domestic hotel chain, General Manager of leisure and business hotels – both part of international hotel and resort brands. Ivaylo is currently providing Business Development […]

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Attila Joos

As CEO and GM at Aro Palace SA, with an experience close to 20 years in the industry of hospitality, Attila, who graduated with an MBA in Management from the University of Sheffield, is currently enrolled in his second MBA in Hospitality Management at the École Hôtelière de Lausanne, currently being involved in two major […]

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Denisa Voiculescu

Denisa Voiculescu joined the ENGIE team in 2017, and since then she has been active in several areas of activity, thus having the opportunity to permanently develop her skills and knowledge. She started in the area of energy management and trading, and today she is responsible for the activity of selling electricity, energy solutions and […]

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Andre Kaufmann

With over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality industry, André specializes in empowering hotels and hospitality groups to streamline their operations, enhance guest experiences, and achieve strategic goals through our cutting-edge platform.

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Tsvetelina Nikolova

Tsvetelina Nikolova has undergone extensive professional training in the Wine Marketing Training Program at the University of California, Davis (USA). She has completed Executive Education in “Marketing in the Digital Era” at Harvard Business School. One of Tsvetelina Nikolova’s priorities is to enhance the image of Bulgarian wines worldwide. She has initiated and led various projects related to promoting […]

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Robert Esanu

Robert Esanu has over 20 years of experience in different areas of the real estate market is highly specialized in finding the right opportunities, optimizing real estate properties and adding value to projects. He has developed 5 hotels in Romania with brands from the international Hilton and Marriott networks, and since 2023 he has joined […]

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Calin Calimaneanu 

Calin Calimaneanu is a skilled HVAC engineer with a background in Construction Project Management. With two decades of experience in HVAC and more than 10 years of activity with Daikin Romania, Calin has made significant contributions to the development of HVAC solutions for several notable projects in Romania, such as hotels, office buildings, industrial plants, […]

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Miguel Martins

Miguel Martins is the Head of Development for Northern Europe at IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies. He is responsible for leading and developing IHG’s brand portfolio across Northern Europe, covering 17 countries, and identifying new business opportunities. Miguel and his team work collaboratively with development partners to deliver value for both franchised […]

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Alina Vladulescu

Alina is as a reliable, passionate and dynamic hospitality professional, enthusiastic to share her know-how and to contribute to the success of her projects. With a proven track record of effectively leading and managing all aspects of a hotel, Alina’s work has been recognized over the years by all stakeholders. The past years of her […]

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Alexandra Dumoulin

Alexandra is a Director at the London office of HVS, the leading global specialist hotel valuation, consulting, asset management and brokerage firm. She joined HVS at the end of 2023 from Hilton, where as a Senior Manager in the Feasibility Department she performed numerous projections for all brands in Hilton’s portfolio and across countries mainly […]

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Florin Suciu

Florin Suciu has more than 15 years of experience in sales, and is a graduate of the National Academy of Physical Education and Sports. He is specialized in the hotel industry, being responsible for many successful projects in Romania. With a degree in sports management and more than 10 years of industry experience in both […]

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Simona Constantinescu

Simona Constantinescu is CEO of ANA Hotels and President of FIHR – Hotel Industry Federation in Romania. She is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated working history of over 26 years in Finance & Hospitality services, skilled in Business Planning, Crises Management, Hospitality, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Capital Markets and Securities. Holding an EMBA […]

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Andreea Balaj

Andreea Balaj has over 15 years of experience in the hotel field, both in Romania and internationally, being a graduate of the London Business School and the Lausanne Hotel School. “Work hard, laugh harder!” is what she stands by every day. Passionate about hospitality, Andreea believes in the opportunity to develop this industry professionally in […]

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Maria Dragulin

Maria Dragulin is an hospitality professional, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. She has a proven track record of successfully managing teams and exceeding customer expectations. Maria is known for her strong leadership skills and ability to adapt to different environments, making her a valuable asset to any organization. Since 2021, is […]

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Nina Moldovan

Nina Moldovan is General Manager and President of the Board at Winners First SA, ongoing investment: Radisson BLU Cluj. In the past, she held positions such as: CEO of Liberty Technology Park, President of the Board at Spherik Accelerator and General Manager at City Hotels. Experienced manager and strong business development professional with a demonstrated […]

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Adrian Craioveanu

In 1994, Adrian Craioveanu started working as an HORECA sales agent in an industry for which there was no school at the time, learning along with the industry. From 1994 to 2003, he was involved in HORECA projects, and since 2003, he has been coordinating sales teams and marketing activities at DAAS. In 2017, he […]

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Calin Ile

Hotelier since 1995, Calin Ile is very involved in promoting tourism in Romania, with the aim of making tourism a priority industry of the national economy. Calin Ile graduated from the Faculty of Tourism in ASE in 1995, also attending various international tourism courses such as Hotel School den Hague or Course for International Hotel […]

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Malgorzata Morek

Małgorzata Morek is an accomplished professional in the hotel industry with extensive experience spanning over 30 years. She has held various roles in operations, sales, and development within renowned hotel chains. She has been associated with the Hilton network since 2017. During her tenure, she has contributed significantly to the company’s growth and development. Initially, […]

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Brigita Aleksandraviciute

Brigita has got a vast experience in hospitality business. With a proven success at creating business development strategies and promoting data-driven decision making, she currently holds a position of Development Director at Apex Alliance Hotel Management. She is skilled in leadership of strategic thinking, environmental analysis (competition, macro and micro economic), business case development, marketing […]

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Ivan Kiseev

Ivan is responsible for development of Marriott International in CIS countries and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Marriott International development team in 2015 Ivan held the position of Vice President at Jones Lang Lasalle.

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Christophe Chamboncel

Christophe has been with Niro Investment Group since 2021 as Head of Hospitality Department leading the Company’s Operations’ teams across its hospitality portfolio providing support and expertise.He has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, primarily focusing on Operations & Development efforts and growing brands across Africa and Eastern Europe. Prior to […]

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Vassilis Themelidis

Vassilis is the Regional Director for South & East Europe with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts based out of Athens, Greece. He is responsible for driving the expansion opportunities in the region and managing the relationships in a portfolio of 81 hotels, under 9 different brands, in 16 countries. Vassilis has been active in the hospitality […]

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Riad Haidar

Lebanese born, holding an MBA in hospitality management from Cesar Ritz University in Switzerland. Riad combines his operational expertise with commercial, financial, and strategic acumen to drive business transformations. Internationally experienced Executive Director of Operations who has operated with the Middle East more than 18 years, he is currently with One united property managing the […]

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Takuya Aoyama

Takuya Aoyama is Vice President for Development with Hyatt International (EAME) LLC, responsible for expanding Hyatt’s portfolio of brands in the markets of Central & Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the CIS. Takuya has been working in the field of real estate and hotel development since early ‘90’s and held positions with companies including European […]

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David Jenkins

In the region since 1995, David Jenkins joined the Radisson Hotel Group in 2015 as Vice President Business Development and now covers Balkans, Baltics and CAC (Central Asia & Caucuses). 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 […]

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Alex Robinson

Alex leads STR’s AM:PM platform and is focused on scaling the product across STR’s global supply and pipeline databases. He began his career in New York, gaining experience in fixed income with Lazard, Merrill Lynch, and Scotia Capital. He then moved into the hospitality industry when he joined Expedia’s sales and development team, working in both their […]

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Marina Begletsova

As Area Manager in Booking.com I am managing several teams in the Local Partner Services department that are responsible for commercial support of our accommodation partners in Romania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. At Booking.com our mission is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. We do so by empowering partners on how […]

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Juan Gallardo

Juan is Director of Hotel Intelligence – Resorts and Southern Europe – at HotStats. HotStats provides monthly P&L benchmarking & market Insight for the hotel industry. Collecting monthly detailed financial data from over 12,000 hotels worldwide from over 100 brands and independent hotels, HotStats provides over 550 different KPIs covering all operating revenues, payroll, expenses, […]

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Giovanni Valentini

Award-winning hotelier, experienced, innovative, and unique Chief Executive Officer deeply passionate about the Hospitality Industry, Giovanni possesses a distinctive leadership style and exceptional decision-making skills. He consistently achieves outstanding company results, inspiring and directing teams with his passionate personality. Giovanni advocates for the use of emotional intelligence, adept at identifying, understanding, and managing emotions positively, […]

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Patrick Mendes

Patrick Mendes graduated from INSEAD and holds an MBA in Management and Marketing from IAE Aix-en-Provence, and a Master in Management from the University of Chambery after studying at the “Hospitality Management School” in Bordeaux. After an experience in real estate development, Patrick started working for Edenred (Payment & Loyalty solutions) in 1994 supporting business development and moved from […]

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