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September 15-16, 2021 | Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Radnicka, Croatia

Programme

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

At-a-glance →

08:00 - 09:00

Networking

Registration & welcome coffee in the Sponsors' Showcase

09:00 - 09:20

WELCOME REMARKS

Marina Franolic
Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe, Bench Events

09:20 - 10:10

HOW SERIOUS ARE WE ABOUT THE FUTURE? ARE WE PLANNING ONLY FOR TOMORROW OR FOR LONG TERM?

Moderator:

Mislav Togonal
Journalist, Croatian Radiotelevision

In conversation with:

Gregor Famira
Partner, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

Theodor Kubak
Managing Partner, Arbireo Hospitality and Value One Hotel Operations

Dunja Mazzocco Drvar
Director for Climate Activities, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

10:10 - 10:30

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Vuk Vukovic
Co-founder and CEO, Oraclum Intelligence Systems

10:30 - 10:50

HAS EVERYTHING TURNED UPSIDE DOWN AND SHOULD WE PREPARE FOR CONSTANT DISRUPTION?

Moderator:

Marija Crnjak
Journalist, Poslovni dnevnik

In conversation with:

Camil Yazbeck
Senior Vice President, Head of Development Europe, Accor

10:50 - 11:15

Networking

Coffee break in the Sponsors' Showcase

11:15 - 11:55

CAPITAL FLOWS & INTERESTS

Moderator:

Tonci Korunic
Partner, InterCapital

In conversation with:

Johannes Boeck
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Liburnia Riviera Hoteli

Ludovit Cernak
Managing Partner, SHRE Sitno Holding Real Estate

Kurt Werth
Senior Advisor, Revetas Capital

11:55 - 12:20

POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Moderator:

Peter Greenberg
Travel Editor, CBS News

In conversation with:

Megan Epler Wood
Managing Director, Sustainable Tourism Asset Management Program (STAMP), Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

12:20 - 13:00

RESTARTING TOURISM & DESTINATIONS

Moderator:

Ljubica Knezevic Cvelbar
Professor, School of Business and Economics, University of Ljubljana

In conversation with:

Aris Ikkos
Research Director, Institute SETE (INSETE)

Petra Stusek
Managing Director, Ljubljana Tourism

Leslie Vella
Deputy CEO and Chief Officer Strategic Development, Malta Tourism Authority

13:00 - 14:15

Networking

Lunch break

14:15 - 14:30

WTTC GLOBAL INITIATIVES AND PROSPECTS FOR THE REGION

George Tziallas
Regional Director, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

14:30 - 14:50

RETROSPECTIVE ON 2020 AND OUTLOOK ON 2022

Thomas Emanuel
Director, STR

14:50 - 15:40

RESILIANCE AND BRIGHT SPOTS OF THE REGION

Moderator:

Ruzica Herceg
Managing Partner, Hotel & Destination Consulting

In conversation with:

Nikola Avram
CEO, Alpha Hotel Management

Christian Michel
Vice President Development Europe, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Zeljko Stasevic
General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic

Hylko Versteeg
Head of Development Southern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts

15:40 - 16:00

FUTURE OF CITY HOTEL MARKET

Moderator:

Vedrana Likan
Managing Partner, Colliers Croatia, Slovenia & BiH

In conversation with:

Nicolas Horky
Fund Manager, Velvet hotel sub-fund

Zivorad Vasic
Area General Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group

16:00 - 16:20

Networking

Cocktail break

16:20 - 16:50

HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE PROCESSES AND RESULTS AND BRING HIGHER PROFITS?

Moderator:

Tobias Brown
Managing Director, B2H Scout (Business 2 Hospitality)

In conversation with:

Robert Kempton
Global Director - Hotels, Schneider Electric

Stefan Schlachter
Head of Sales for Eastern Europe, IDeaS

Alessandro Tedesco
Chief Operating Officer, FEBC group

16:50 - 17:30

HOTEL VALUATIONS, FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING AND FINANCING OF FURTHER HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENTS

Moderator:

Monika Zec
Head of Investment Banking, InterCapital Securities Ltd

In conversation with:

Alina Cazachevici
Head of Hotel Valuation CEE&SEE, Cushman & Wakefield

Goran Kralj
Member of the Management Board, PBZ Croatia Osiguranje

Filip Mocibob
CFO, Liburnia Riviera Hoteli

Jelena Nushol Fijacko
Partner, Bardek, Lisac, Mušec, Skoko and partners in cooperation with CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz

20:00

Networking

Networking Dinner

El Toro Restaurant & Bar
(address: Fra Filipa Grabovca street 1, Zagreb)