Managing Partner, PROMKON Construction Project Management
Project Manager - The Silk Road Project, UNWTO
Chief Business Development Officer , Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
General Manager - Turkey, Aareal Bank AG
Senior Director, Acquisition & Development Central & Eastern Europe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Executive Director , World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
Vice President, Isr Holding
CEO Continental Europe, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
Vice President, Marti Hotels and Marinas & Mart? Real-Estate Investment Trust
General Manager , Ertürk Yeminli Mali Müşavirlik ve Bağımsız Denetim A.Ş.
Managing Partner, Makro Insaat TIC. A.S.
Managing Director , Blackstone
President, Tourism Group , MAKYOL Construction, Industry, Tourism Co Inc.
General Manager , Er Investment and Development
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Deputy General Manager, TSKB Real Estate Appraisal Company
Senior Vice President, Regional Director East and Central Europe , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Chief Development Officer, Europe, IHG
Managing Director, European Golf Design
Vice Chairperson of GYODER (The Association of Real Estate Investment Companies) , General Manager of Extensa Istanbul
Managing Partner, Horwath HTL GmbH Switzerland
President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex Media Group LLC
President, DT-Global Business Consulting
Chairman, Misha Shipping Agency and Trading Ltd.
Vice President - Hotels & Hospitality Group , Jones Lang LaSalle
Chairman, UB Holding
Partner, Maksem Yapi İnṣaat
Chairman of the Board, Silkar Turizm Yatırım ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Vice President Development – Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide
Regional Director Development & Acquisitions, Louvre Hotels Group
Board Member, Dedeman Holding A.S.
Dr Tunç Gökçe
Managing Director, Artiproje, Turkey
Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting
Tourism Coordinator, NG Hotels & Resorts
Chief Development Officer, ACCOR
Chief Operating Officer Russia - CIS, ACCOR
Chief Executive Officer , Nef Bebekoy
Vice President Business Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Elizabeth Randall Winkle
Managing Director, STR Global
Director, BDO Hospitality Consulting, Istanbul
Chief Executive Officer Sofitel WW , Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Chairman & CEO, EVER Group
Bekay Property Partners, Chairman
Coordinator of Tourism Investments , Demsa Group
Senior Vice President Head of Development Europe Middle East Africa, Accor
Ahmet Cuneyt Selçuk
Chief Project Director, ISPAT - Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development, Georgia
Vice President Director of Planning + Landscape, WATG
President, PFD Hotel and Real Estate Solutions
Member of Board, Net Holding Inc.
Managing Partner, BDO Azerbaijan LLC
Vice President, TUROB (Touristic Hotels & Investors Association)
Elif Balci Fisunoglu
General Manager , Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau - ICVB
Yusuf Vadi Karatoprakli
Chief Executive Officer, Aktay Turizm Yatırımları ve İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Chief Executive, Europe, IHG
President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group
Director, Development & Construction , Amstar Global
Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Africa, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Mehmet Sükrü Nenem
Country Head - Switzerland, Turkish Airlines
Board Member, Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEIK)
President, Atlas Project & Land Development
Elif Egeli Nisanci
Director of Project Development , BLG Capital
Development Director, Turkey, IHG
CATHIC Highlights Huge Development Potential Great opportunities for hotel investors, operators and developers became increasingly evident throughout the panel sessions at the Central Asia & Turkey Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) which took place in front of 325 delegates, 7-9 February, Istanbul.
The general consensus was that home-grown hotel brands, such as the event’s supporters - Rixos, Dedemann and Marmara have excellent local knowledge and know what suits the market. On the flip side,the international brands have high global visibility and well-tuned operations.
“The conclusion is to avoid making choices based on ‘ego’ and choose the brand that will deliver the best return on investment for each project,” said conference delegate, Turkey-based Banu Ogawal.
Elif Egeli Nişanci of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels summed up the issue by advising that development should not be for the sake of development: “Make sure that the supply matches the demands of market to ensure the project will maintain good rates.”
To view photos of the event please click on the relevant link below:
- CATHIC 2012 – Networking Xpress
- CATHIC 2012 – Exhibition
- CATHIC 2012 – Day 1
- CATHIC 2012 – Day 2
- CATHIC 2012 – Evening Reception 1
CATHIC 2012 – Evening Reception 2
CATHIC 2011 Presentations
Please click on the link below for presentations made by speakers at CATHIC 2011.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE HOTEL MARKET - TURKEY
Elif Egeli Nisanci, Senior Vice President Business Development - Turkey , Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels
AN OVERVIEW OF THE HOTEL MARKET - CENTRAL ASIA
Mehmet Önkal, Managing Director – Turkey, BDO Hospitality Consulting
TO BRAND OR NOT TO BRAND?
Christian Walter, Managing Consultant, PKF hotelexperts
SUCCESSFULLY OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF HOTEL DEVELOPMENT AND OWNERSHIP IN TURKEY
Michael Widmann, Managing Director, PKF hotelexperts
- BDO Hospitality Consulting
- Carlson Hotels
- Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul
- Corinthia Hotels
- Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International
- Hilton Worldwide
- Servotel Corporation
- The Marmara Hotels & Residencies
- The Rezidor Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group
- Best Western International
- Horwath HTL
- Hyatt International
- Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels
- Jumeirah Group
- Orient-Express Hotels
- Rixos Hotels
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
- Strategic Solutions
- T&T Consulting