Chief Executive Officer Sofitel WW , Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Deputy General Manager, TSKB Real Estate Appraisal Company
Chief Executive Officer , Nef Bebekoy
Elizabeth Randall Winkle
Managing Director, STR Global
Coordinator of Tourism Investments , Demsa Group
Chief Executive, Europe, IHG
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Director, BDO Hospitality Consulting, Istanbul
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Ahmet Cuneyt Selçuk
Chief Project Director, ISPAT - Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Chief Development Officer, Europe, IHG
Partner, Maksem Yapi İnṣaat
Managing Partner, BDO Azerbaijan LLC
Chairman of the Board, Silkar Turizm Yatırım ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Chairman, UB Holding
President, Atlas Project & Land Development
Vice President Director of Planning + Landscape, WATG
Chairman & CEO, EVER Group
General Manager - Turkey, Aareal Bank AG
President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex Media Group LLC
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Managing Partner, Horwath HTL GmbH Switzerland
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development Central & Eastern Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Regional Director Development & Acquisitions, Louvre Hotels Group
Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)
Dr Tunç Gökçe
Managing Director, Artiproje, Turkey
Elif Egeli Nisanci
Director of Project Development , BLG Capital
Development Director, Turkey, IHG
Tourism Coordinator, NG Hotels & Resorts
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
Bekay Property Partners, Chairman
Chief Development Officer, ACCOR
General Manager , Ertürk Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş.
Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Africa, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Managing Director, European Golf Design
Vice President, Isr Holding
Vice President, TUROB (Touristic Hotels & Investors Association)
Senior Vice President Head of Development Europe Middle East Africa, Accor
Member of Board, Net Holding Inc.
Chairman, Misha Shipping Agency and Trading Ltd.
Project Manager - The Silk Road Project, UNWTO
Yusuf Vadi Karatoprakli
Chief Executive Officer, Aktay Turizm Yatırımları ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Vice President - Hotels & Hospitality Group , Jones Lang LaSalle
Executive Director , World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Director, Development & Construction , Amstar Global
Managing Partner, PROMKON Construction Project Management
Mehmet Sükrü Nenem
Country Head - Switzerland, Turkish Airlines
Vice President, Marti Hotels and Marinas & Mart? Real-Estate Investment Trust
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Managing Partner, Makro Insaat TIC. A.S.
Chief Operating Officer Russia - CIS, ACCOR
President, Tourism Group , MAKYOL Construction, Industry, Tourism Co Inc.
Managing Director , Blackstone
Chief Business Development Officer , Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
Senior Vice President, Regional Director East and Central Europe , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Vice Chairperson of GYODER (The Association of Real Estate Investment Companies) , General Manager of Extensa Istanbul
Board Member, Dedeman Holding A.S.
President, PFD Hotel and Real Estate Solutions
Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
General Manager , Er Investment and Development
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Elif Balci Fisunoglu
General Manager , Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau - ICVB
CEO Continental Europe, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
Bench Events has a long track record of delivering, with its partners, the premier hotel investment events in Europe and the Middle East. Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum now in its fourteenth year (www.berlinconference.com). In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai (www.arabianconference.com); and in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (www.russia-cisconference.com). In 2011 Bench Events added two events to the portfolio, co-hosting the Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (www.cathic.com) and launching the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (www.africa-conference.com).
Bench Events’ sister company, JW Bench, is a benchmarking company that has successfully launched the Conference Bench and the Productivity Bench. An industry first, the Conference Bench, measures performance data for conference and banqueting space in 10 cities throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Questex Media Group
Questex Media Group, Inc is a global, diversified business-to-business media organization serving multiple industries, including hotel and hospitality, travel, technology, beauty, spa and numerous other specialty industries, with its well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, and other marketing and media-related services. Strategically, Questex places a strong emphasis on serving the hotel and hospitality market and has created the Questex HotelWorld Network, which provides access and opportunity within all facets of the hotel and lodging industry across the globe. Questex's HotelWorld Network includes events such as the International Hotel Investment Forum Berlin (IHIF), the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, The Distressed Hotel Summit, HotelWorld Food & Beverage, the HOTEC series of three-day forums and introducing IHIF Asia Pacific, a newly launched hotel investment conference in the Asia-Pacific region. The HotelWorld Network also encompasses Hotel & Motel Management magazine and Hotel Design magazine