THE FUTURE OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
28-29 May 2024 • JW Marriott Hotel
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Conference
May 28-29, 2024
The conference brings together some of the best specialists in the field to offer new ideas, the most realistic trends of the moment and concrete solutions.
TOPHOTEL AWARDS
MAY 28, 2024
TopHotel Awards Gala comes as a recognition of the work and efforts that the Romanian hotel, tourism and hospitality industry is putting in every day.

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The TopHotel Conference & Awards, the most important event dedicated to the hotel, tourism, and hospitality industry in Romania, will take place on May 28-29, 2024, at the JW Marriott Hotel. Visionary leaders, experienced practitioners, and local and international investors will participate during the two-day event, providing answers to important questions and awarding winning projects.

SPEAKERS

Patrick Mendes

CEO EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA | PREMIUM, MIDSCALE & ECONOMY, ACCOR

Giovanni Valentini

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, APEX ALLIANCE HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Juan Gallardo

DIRECTOR OF HOTEL INTELLIGENCE - RESORTS AND SOUTHERN EUROPE, HOTSTATS

Marina Begletsova

AREA MANAGER, BOOKING.COM

Alex Robinson

DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY PARTNERS, STR

David Jenkins

VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Takuya Aoyama

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, HYATT INTERNATIONAL (EAME) LLC

Riad Haidar

PARTNER HOTEL DIVISION, ONE UNITED PROPERTIES

Adam Konieczny

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR, INDOTEK GROUP

Vassilis Themelidis

REGIONAL DIRECTOR SOUTH & EAST EUROPE, WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS

Christophe Chamboncel

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NIRO INVESTMENT GROUP

Ivan Kiseev

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR EE & CIS, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

Brigita Aleksandraviciute

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, APEX ALLIANCE HOTEL MANAGEMENT

Malgorzata Morek

SENIOR DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE, HILTON

Calin Ile

SENIOR PARTNER, PREMIER HOSPITALITY

Adrian Craioveanu

EMEA CONCEPT SALES COORDINATOR, EPTA GROUP

Nina Moldovan

GENERAL MANAGER & PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD, RADISSON BLU CLUJ

Maria Dragulin

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR – ENA DEVELOPMENT SOUTH EAST EUROPE, ACCOR PREMIUM, MIDSCALE & ECONOMY BRANDS

Andreea Balaj

DIRECTOR GENERAL, TRANSILVANIA TREK

Mircea Draghici

MANAGING PARTNER, EST HOSPITALITY CONSULTING

Simona Constantinescu

PRESIDENT, FIHR - ROMANIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY FEDERATION

Elena Dragu

SENIOR PARTNER, CUMULUS

Florin Suciu

SALES EXECUTIVE, TECHNOGYM ROMANIA

Alexandra Dumoulin

DIRECTOR, HVS

Alina Vladulescu

CO-FOUNDER, WIN ADVISORS, PRE-OPENING OPERATIONS AND HOTEL MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Miguel Martins

HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT, NORTHERN EUROPE IHG HOTELS & RESORTS

Calin Calimaneanu 

PROJECT BUSINESS DEVELOPER, DAIKIN ROMANIA

Robert Esanu

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT ROMANIA & MOLDOVA, MOGOTEL

Tsvetelina Nikolova

MANAGING DIRECTOR KATARZYNA ESTATE & PLATINUM BRANDS (BULGARIA)

Andre Kaufmann

SENIOR DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRUSTYOU

Denisa Voiculescu

HEAD OF SALES FOR BUSINESS CLIENTS, ENGIE Romania

Attila Joos

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GENERAL MANAGER, ARO PALACE

Ivaylo Kozhuharov

CEO, HOTEL EXPERTS INTELLIGENT HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS (BULGARIA)

Dayana Kanazireva

DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING & SALES DIRECTOR OF OKOL LAKE PARK AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, D.TRUST LTD. (BULGARIA)

Alexandra Marcu

PARTNER, ROMANIAN ROMANCE

Lior Bebera

COMPLEX GENERAL MANAGER, RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Corina Lovering

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, ALEXANDRION GROUP

Anna Bozhkova

GENERAL MANAGER, ARTE SPA & PARK HOTEL, KASHMIR WELLNESS & SPA HOTEL (BULGARIA)

Iulia Szabo

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES CONSULTANT & HOSPITALITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CBRE ROMANIA

Alexandra Bogatu-Pavel

FOUNDER & CEO, EUFORIA RETREAT & SPA

Ivelina Gatseva

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD, FESTA HOTELS (BULGARIA)

Ionut Nicolescu

MANAGING PARTNER, GRAND DEVELOPMENT

Paula Dobrescu

OWNER, BUSINESS TRAVEL

Lucian Boronea

CEO, ACCENT TRAVEL GROUP

Razvan Pirjol

CEO, TURISM FELIX

Vessela Valtcheva-McGee

DIRECTOR OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT EE, GBCI EUROPE

Dragos Anastasiu

PRESIDENT, EUROLINES GROUP ROMANIA

Ion Biris

OWNER, LOFT RESTAURANTS

Adam Ambrus

MANAGER AND CO-OWNER, NERVIA & AMERA

Aurelian Marin

OWNER, PARADIS HOTELS & RESORTS

Lorand Szarvadi

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BALVANYOS RESORT

Monica Dobrutchi

GENERAL MANAGER ROMANIA, MOLDOVA & BULGARIA, LUFTHANSA GROUP

Anca Cristea

GENERAL MANAGER, RADISSON BLU AURUM BRASOV

Darius Pripon

CHIEF WINEMAKER, CRAMA JELNA (BISTRITA-NASAUD)

Romulus Andrei

DIRECTOR, BANCA TRANSILVANIA

Silvija Lovreta

VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL

Lyudmyla Honcharova

SOURCING INITIATIVES LEAD, HBX GROUP

Horia Balan

PARTNER, NORMA (SWISSÔTEL POIANA BRASOV - OPENING PROJECT)

Ioana Dancanet

GENERAL MANAGER, MATCA TRANSYLVANIAN SANCTUARY HOTEL

Farah Chahine

BRAND ADVISOR GCC, ONE UNITED PROPERTIES

Constantin Viscu

CEO, CONSGRUP S.A. (REPUBLICA MOLDOVA)

Catalina Toma (Rosu)

CO-FOUNDER, WIN ADVISORS, DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT SPECIALIST

Alina Toie

MANAGING PARTNER, SPARK HOSPITALITY (TRESOR LE PALAIS CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON - OPENING PROJECT)

Christine Schillings

CEO, WINSEDSWISS ROMANIA

Silviu Savin

PARTNER, ASCENTA MANAGEMENT

Marius Bazavan

MANAGING PARTNER & COO, BACOLUX HOTELS

Dorin Ivascu

PRESIDENT, ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE AVIATION OPERATORS

Laura Marin

GM, IBIS STYLES VENUS

Maria Necsulescu

OWNER CASTELUL BETHLEN-HALLER & CEO JIDVEI

Laurent Clavilier

VP DESIGN & TECHNICAL SERVICE EASTERN EUROPE, GREECE & MALTA, ACCOR

Gogolak Margit

CEO MULTINVEST GROUP & OWNER HAMPTON BY HILTON TARGU MURES

Matt Ian David

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & ACCOUNTABLE MANAGER, DAN AIR

Victor Bostan

CEO, GRUPUL PURCARI

Marinela Ardelean

FOUNDER OF WINES OF ROMANIA & CO-FOUNDER OF RO-WINE FESTIVAL

Stefan Balaur

COO, CONTINENTAL HOTELS

Claudiu Necsulescu

OWNER, JIDVEI GROUP

Decebal – Traian Robu

CIO & GROWTH MANAGER, AMFITEATRUL TRANSILVANIA BRASOV, ROMANIA

Alin Ratoi

VICE PRESIDENT BOARD & CFO, ANIMAWINGS

TOPICS

Hotel trends and strategies for 2024 and beyond
Hospitality industry challenges and opportunities
Harness technology as an accelerator for business
Hotel development projects and transactions
Personalising customer experiences
Increased focus on environmentally friendly actions

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