Elif Balci Fisunoglu
General Manager , Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau - ICVB
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Senior Managing Director and Partner, BLG Capital
Vice President, Marti Hotels and Marinas
Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
General Manager, Uğurlu Consultancy
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
General Manager, Antalya Convention Bureau
Chief Executive Officer, Kosifler Group
President & CEO, Sidar Global Advisors (SGA)
CEO, Etstur , Owner, Voyage Hotels and Maxx Royal Golf &Spa
Chairwoman of the Board, Marti Hotels and Marinas
Executive Board Member, Paloma Hotels
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
President, LDC - Leisure Development Consultants
President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide
Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting
Senior Vice President Development- Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Sevgi Kurt Gürbüz
Consultant - FFE & OSE Procurement, BDO Hospitality Consulting
President, Tourism Group , MAKYOL Construction Industry & Tourism
Chairman, Global Healthcare Travel Council
Managing Director, STR Global
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Chief Executive, Europe, IHG
Member of Board, Net Holding Inc.
Development Director, Turkey, IHG
Chief Executive Officer, AtlasJet
Vice President, International Lodging Development , Marriott International, Inc.
President, Horwath HTL
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development Central & Eastern Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
President, Atlas Project & Land Development
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)
Rui M. Barros
SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President of Market Management EMEA, Expedia Lodging Partner Services
General Manager - Turkey, Aareal Bank Group
Chairman & CEO, EVER Group
Chief Business Development Officer , Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
Tourism Coordinator, NG Hotels
Welcome to CATHIC 2014
The Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) is the region’s premier meeting place for the industry, bringing together more than 300 top-level hotel investors, operators, developers, advisors and government officials, to network and discuss the latest developments, trends and opportunities available in this exciting market.
With the help of the CATHIC Advisory Board, we have developed an education programme by the industry, for the industry. Over 70 industry experts, representing the region’s major players, will discuss opportunities and challenges facing Turkey’s burgeoning tourism and hospitality sector. The programme will feature interviews with global CEO’s and government officials, forecasts from top economists and panel discussions on the region’s latest developments, trends and best practice in the industry.
Networking is also high on the agenda and why so many executives attend CATHIC. Join us in Istanbul to promote your business, meet potential business partners and further your knowledge by learning from the biggest leaders of the hotel investment industry.
Click here to register before 18 April to save $600! The full CATHIC 2014 programme will be announced soon.
What some of our attendees & sponsors said about CATHIC 2013:
"CATHIC provides a great insight in the Turkish and regional market, with all the key players attending". Karen Callahan, Dolce Hotels & Resorts
"CATHIC provided excellent opportunities for international operators to meet a new breed of Turkish investors and developers who are increasingly looking at hotel investments as a way of diversifying their real-estate portfolio". Chris Nader, Shaza Hotels
"A great opportunity to connect, re-connect and get to know some of the key players in the hotel industry, not only in Turkey, but the regions surrounding Turkey". Karl de Lacy, Best Western International
"A fantastic forum for highlighting the investment potential of this dynamic region – and great networking opportunities with the big names from Turkey and beyond." Johanna Devine, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)