VP Architecture, Design & Construction, EMEAI, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
General Coordinator, Limak International Hotels & Resorts
General Manager, Uğurlu Consultancy
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
T. Serdar Bacaksız
Member of the Board of Directors, Limak Construction
President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide
Member of the Board, IC Holding
Owner, Matrix Travel
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Executive Board Member, Paloma Hotels
Managing Director, STR Global
President, LDC - Leisure Development Consultants
Alexis de La Palme
SVP – Head of Development Europe , Accor
Member of Board, Net Holding Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, GO Project Management and Construction
General Manager, Extensa İstanbul Emlak Yatırım İnşaat ve Ticaret A.Ş.
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development Central & Eastern Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Mayor of Bodrum
Chairperson of the Board, Marti Hotels and Marinas
Vice President, Global Events, Questex Hospitality + Travel Group
Country Coordinator Turkey, PKF hotelexperts
Development Director, Turkey, IHG
Deputy PM & Minister of Economy, Tourism, Culture & Sports, Northern Cyprus
Executive Vice President - Corporate Banking and Project Finance, TSKB
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture , Turkey
SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group
Managing Partner, CEO, N+1 Daruma Corporate Finance - Real Estate
Corporate Team Leader, Aksoy Construction & Trade
Chief Executive Officer, AtlasJet
Chairman & CEO, EVER Group
Sevgi Kurt Gürbüz
Consultant - FFE & OSE Procurement, BDO Hospitality Consulting
eBusiness Director, Titanic Hotels
Manager, Financial Analysis & Sector Analyst, TSKB
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
President & CEO, Amplio Real Estate Investments
General Manager - Turkey, Aareal Bank Group
Managing Partner, GEMDSE Project Management LLC
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Senior Vice President Development Middle East, Africa & India, Premier Inn International
Vice President, Marketing & Sales (Central Europe), Turkish Airlines
Associate Director, Horwath HTL
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Chief Executive Officer, Kosifler Group
Senior Director of Market Management for the Middle East and Indian Ocean , Expedia
Vice President, Marti Hotels and Marinas
President, Atlas Project & Land Development
Chief Business Development Officer , Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
Chief Executive, Europe, IHG
President, Horwath HTL
Naile Göçen Çukurova
Chairwoman, TUSIAD Tourism Working Group
Vice President, International Lodging Development , Marriott International, Inc.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Denizbank
Development Architect, Turkey & South Eastern Europe, IHG
Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting
General Manager, The Montgomery Maxx Royal Golf Course
General Manager, Antalya Convention Bureau
Golf Consultant, BDO Hospitality Consulting
Chairman, Global Healthcare Travel Council
Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa (MMEA), ACCOR
Tourism Coordinator, NG Hotels
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer, JLL Turkey
Executive Vice President, Russia & CIS, JLL, Hotels & Hospitality Group
Senior Managing Director and Partner, BLG Capital
Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)
Dr. Ibrahim Birkan
General Manager , Turser Tourism Service & Trade Inc.
Business Columnist, Sabah Newspaper
Vice President, ISPAT - Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Co-Founder, Metropol Urban Planning LLC
President & CEO, Sidar Global Advisors (SGA)
Chief Executive Officer, Intra Tourism Group
Managing Director, DTM Hospitality Consulting
Territory Manager Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta, TripAdvisor
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
CATHIC 2016 - dates to be announced soon
The next Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) will take place in May 2016. Further details will be announced soon.
CATHIC is the region’s premier meeting place for industry professionals to network, gain knowledge from local and internationally renowned speakers and meet leading international companies.
ANTALYA REGIONAL BRIEFING
The first TYD / CATHIC regional briefing which took place 11 April in Antalya was a huge success.
Click here to read more about it.
Deals announced at CATHIC 2014:
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Express Istanbul – Halkali. The 114-room hotel opening in 2015 will operate under a franchise agreement with Liv Yapi Gayrimenkul Yatirim and will be the first internationally branded limited service hotel near Istanbul International Airport.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced another signing today and that is the Crowne Plaza Borjomi. The 84-room hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel in Borjomi, Georgia. Opening in 2015, the hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with Park Hotel LLC and managed by T&T Consulting.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has also announced the signing of Holiday Inn Minsk. The 205-room new build hotel opening in 2016 will operate under a franchise agreement with Hospitality Group LLC and will be the first Holiday Inn® hotel in Belarus.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced the Radisson Blu Hotel Istanbul Topkapi (260 rooms), opening in Q3 2016.