Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference to discuss real estate development

Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference to discuss real estate development

The Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC) reveals a new session added to the 2009 conference program that will discuss the pros and cons of real estate development at Russia’s leading airports. Held Monday 26 October at 14:15 -15:15, the session will examine possible opportunities presented by the planned real estate developments at Russia’s leading airports and how comparable it could be to the success of other gateway cities around the globe. 

The session will be moderated by Alexander Skoblo, Partner & Head of Russian Hotels & Hospitality, Salans and participating panelists include Viktor Konyashchenkov, Advisor to General Director of Development, Pulkovo Airport, St. Peterburg; Evgeny Chudnovsky, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Koltsovo Invest, Renova Project; and Alexis Delaroff, Director of Operations Russia-CIS, RMHC LLC (Accor Hospitality).

“As Russia develops national hubs and international gateways, airport real estate development should see growth comparable to that of gateway cities around the world, on the condition that local authorities promote the projects, that alternative downtown locations become saturated and that the developed infrastructure offers first-class amenities for time-constrained guests and business travellers,” Skoblo said.


“Our conference theme revolves around driving profits in challenging times and this session will showcase opportunities available at the key City Airports in Russia despite the obstacles currently facing the hotel investment community,” stated Jonathan Worsley, co-organiser of the RHIC. “The emphasis on the real estate around Russia’s leading airports is a timely and interesting topic especially if Russia is able to repeat the success seen around the globe in other cities.”



The Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference will be held 25-27 October 2009 at the Corinthia Hotel, St. Petersburg, where industry leaders will discuss investment opportunities, brand and contract issues and listen to hospitality leaders from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kiev. The Conference also includes networking receptions at the Corinthia Hotel on Sunday 25 October and at the Grand Hotel Europe on Monday 26 October to meet and mingle with investors, operators, advisors and country officials.

Click here to view the detailed programme or to download a copy of the full conference programme as a PDF.

Sponsors and supporters:

Platinum Sponsors confirmed to date include:
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels (Founder Sponsor); Corinthia Hotels; Grand Hotel Europe; Horwath HTL Hungary & Russia; Orient-Express Hotels and The Rezidor Hotel Group.

Gold Sponsors:
Accor Hospitality; AZIMUT Hotels Company; CMS; DLA Piper; DTZ Hospitality Group; Hilton Worldwide; InterContinental Hotels Group; Interstate Management Services; Jumeirah Group; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Venture Investments and Yield Management; Warimpex AG and WATG.

Media Sponsors:
Delinform; Destinations of the World News; Hotel Analyst; Hotel & Motel Management; Hotel Design; Hotel & Restaurant Magazine; Hotel & Restaurant Business Magazine Ukraine; Otelier; ProOtel Magazine; Magazine “Delovaya Nedvizimost”; Next Stop; Russia Now; «Sovremenny biznes. Otel’»; The Moscow Times; St Petersburg Investment Guide; SNIP and TTG Russia

Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, International Hotel & Restaurant Association; International Tourism Partnership. Pulkovo Airport and World Travel & Tourism Council.

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