The world names of investments and hotels are coming to Croatia in seven days

first_imgIn seven days, on February 14th and 15th, the Adria Hotel Forum, the largest hotel and investment conference in Southeast Europe and one of the five largest in Europe, will be held for the sixth time.The biggest news of this year’s event is that at the Adria Hotel Forum represent investors who manage a total of more than $ 500 billion, and vice presidents of global hotel companies talk about the future of the industry, and these are the investment funds Starwood Capital and Morgan Stanley.A panel discussion of investors will moderate Dirk Bakker, Head of Hotel Investment Department for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and the panelists are: Keith evans – Vice President for Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital and Ulf Pleschiutschnig, Investment Director for Southeast Europe, Austria, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries, Morgan Stanley.But it’s not just our star’s investors. Over 60 experts who come to the Adria Hotel Forum manage thousands of hotels, monitor the global market and know how the hotel industry will develop in the coming years.Just some of them are: Christian Giraud, Senior Vice President of Development for Europe, Accor Hotels ( Accor Hotels manages 2.852 hotels and a total of 321.266 rooms in 32 European countries), Kenneth Hatton, Senior Vice President of Global Development, Belmond ( Belmond is a collection of 49 iconic hotels, trains and river cruisers in 24 countries), Andrew Sangster, owner, Hotel Analyst ( Andrew Sangster is a leading financial journalist who launched his Hotel Analyst project 10 years ago with the aim of becoming an intellectual “hub” for the hotel and investment industry)In order to hear about the practice of other Mediterranean countries in the development of tourism as an economic activity, the Minister of Tourism of Malta, Dr. Konrad Mizzi, State Secretary for Development and Tourism Policy of the Greek Ministry of Tourism, George Tziallas and State Secretary of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, Damir Davidović.This year’s theme is “OUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY”The reason for this year’s theme is the geopolitical and security situation, which in all European countries greatly affects tourism results. And while the entire region is recording a significant increase in tourists and investment, it is unquestionable that North Africa and Turkey will recover at some point. That is why the Forum will focus on key issues such as:Are we responsible for the growth achieved or is it happening to us on its own?Are we competitive?How Eastern and Southern European countries like Bulgaria and Greece are tackling the challenges of labor shortagesA number of other unavoidable topics are:Key development guidelines to be discussed by Otmar Michaeler – FMTG CEO, Živorad Vasić – IHG Regional Director, Marybelle Arnett – Hilton Vice President for Development for Eastern Europe, Ivana Budin Arhanić – Valamar Riviera Development DirectorComparison of the hotel market in the cities of Vienna, Belgrade, Budapest, Ljubljana, Sarajevo and ZagrebImplementation of the Personal Data Protection Act (GDPR)Hotel companies on the stock market: Milena Perković – Member of the Management Board of Arena Hospitality Group, Marko Čižmek – Member of the Management Board of Valamar Riviere, Frank Reul – Director of Accora Development for Eastern Europe and Krešimir Huljev – Director of Strategy and Capital Markets of Sunce ConcernAnd many othersYou can view the entire program hereAnd as an added value for all participants, exclusively in order to present the results at the Forum, analyzes were made:Economic forecastsThe relationship between the hotel market and private accommodation for ZagrebSponsors and partners of AHF 2018 are the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian National Tourist Board and the City of Zagreb.All information can be found at official site Forum.last_img

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