Central and Eastern Europe has become one of the top tourist destinations in the past few years and the hospitality industry has been developing steadily to accommodate this growth. With the budding industry comes new business and hotels popping up all over the CEE and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) regions. This has created new jobs, attractions and business development opportunities for many hoteliers.
Realising the increased role of the hospitality industry in the region’s economic propensity, the Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit, organised by the International Business Council, will discuss the opportunities and tackle the challenges the industry is facing, yet again setting the business agendas of the sector for the upcoming year.
This year the two day-summit will be held at Budapest`s Danubius Hotel Flamenco on May 28 and 29, bringing together over 200 hoteliers and hotel chains to discuss the growth of the industry as well as the challenges and opportunities that come with it. The event provides an open forum for attendees, speakers and sponsors to communicate their ideas. Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS not only provides an open platform it also has master class breakout sessions to give a closer look at specific topics.
This year’s agenda will evaluate the role of destination marketing on business operations and how the relationship between hotels and travel agents can collaborate to create a successful business relationship. The importance of branding and how it can make your company stand out from all the rest and how to target the boomers and emerging middle-class travelers will be the subject of an interactive panel discussion.
Speakers from the top hotel chains and leading hotelier experts will be participating at the summit. Christian De Barrin, CEO of HOTREC, Ivona Meisnner, CEO of Best Western International, Arild Hovland, Senior Vice President Business Development of The Rezidor Hotel Group, and Oliver Fodor, head of the Tourism Administration and Catering Unit in the Deputy State Secretariat for Tourism, Ministry for National Economy of Hungary, to name a few.
To learn more about the Leaders in Hospitality CEE & CIS Summit, visit www.hotelcee.com.