Hospitality industry gathers in Moscow for Russia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

Hospitality industry gathers in Moscow for Russia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

The Russia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Belorusskaya, hosted by Bench Events, from tomorrow.

Investors will be joined by representatives of the major hotel management companies including AccorHotels, Alliance Hotel Management, Best
Western Hotels & Resorts, Cosmos Group, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Hilton, IHG, IFK Hotel Management, Marriott International, Meininger Hotel Group, 7Days Premium Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group.

Financiers, consultants, lawyers, architects, designers and tourism officials will also be participating.

The conference will be opened by Alexey Konyushkov, deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, and discussions will focus on strong macro and micro trends, hotel investment overview from industry leaders, honest and targeted closed-door discussions with relevant hot topics and networking opportunities par excellence.

The conference will look at the potential for investors in the Russian Federation and CIS countries and discuss hotels as profitable business, bringing in the best expertise from around the region.

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The opening remarks will be followed by Christopher Weafer, founding partner of Macro-Advisory who will give attendees an update on the Russian economy, macro-trends and key drivers for success.

Vladimir Pantyushin, director of research at JLL will follow up with presentation on the Real Estate Investment Outlook and Thomas Emanuel, director of business development at STR, will present a Hotel Performance Report.

Other plenary sessions will discuss how market performance is influencing hotel development, whether the Russian market is recovering enough to drive new investment and what the most promising investment opportunities are outside of Russia for outbound investment.

Jonathan Worsley, chairman and founder of Bench Events, commented: “As well as offering engaging content and outstanding speakers, this conference will provide a valuable networking platform.

“We are excited to be returning to Moscow this year, Russia remains a huge market with so much potential for growth and investment.”