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TopHotel Conference 2024  
Location : JW Marriott Hotel, Bucharest
From: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 00:00
To: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 00:00

The hospitality industry is constantly changing, being influenced by technological developments and consumer preferences. With all these transformations, the quality of services and facilities offered to customers remain fundamental aspects for success in the field.

In the year 2024, specialist strategies must be centered on personalizing the customer experience and sustainability. We will talk about all these things during the reference event, TopHotel Conference 2024, on May 28-29, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bucharest, together with opinion leaders, who are ready to debate the latest trends and challenges in the industry.

With a comprehensive agenda, the conference will provide the opportunity to learn key insights from the most recognized investors, representatives of leading companies and international experts, who will present current perspectives and unique ideas to inspire and guide participants in making strategic decisions for the future their business. In addition, the event will provide an excellent platform for networking and exchange of ideas, which will facilitate professional development in a constructive way.

TopHotel Conference brings to the fore two exciting conference days, complemented by an unmissable awards gala.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024
09.00 - 17.00: Hotel Investments: Connecting with Brands

On the first day of the event, the conference brings together representatives of major hotel brands and local and international investors to discuss changes in the hospitality industry and explore future growth opportunities in the sector. For one day, they will identify common strategies to face industry challenges and share their successful experiences to foster collaboration and development in the hospitality industry.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024
11:00 - 15:00 We Are All Connected: Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova, Roadmap for Sustainable Tourism Development

The second conference of the day, which takes place in parallel with "Hotel Investments: Connecting with Brands", focuses on exploring and promoting ways in which Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova can collaborate to develop sustainable tourism. From investment perspectives and strategies of the airline industry to partnerships in the development of rural and gastronomic tourism, together we will explore a wide range of topics relevant to building a sustainable and prosperous tourism environment.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024
19.00 - 22:30: TopHotel Awards Ceremony

At the end of the conference, there will be an awards gala that gives recognition to the best projects and the best professionals and brings outstanding achievements into the spotlight.

09.00 - 15.00 Hotel Performance: The Art of Transforming Hotel Investment Into Exceptional Destination

On the second day, the conference will delve into the operational aspects of the local hotel universe, focusing on facility management and success stories. This day highlights the connections between players in the hospitality industry, providing examples of how tourism businesses can differentiate themselves and create memorable experiences.

Experts with rich experience in the hospitality industry, both locally and internationally, will be present on the stage of the latest edition of the TopHotel Conference. Speakers include:

• Patrick Mendes (CEO Europe & North Africa, Accor)
• Giovanni Valentini (Chief Executive Officer, Apex Alliance Hotel Management)
• Juan Gallardo (Director Of Hotel Intelligence - Resorts And Southern Europe, HotStats)
• Marina Begletsova (Area Manager,
• Alex Robinson (Director, Industry Partners, STR)
• David Jenkins (Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group)
• Takuya Aoyama (Vice President For Development, Hyatt International (EAME) LLC)
• Riad Haidar (Partner Hotel Division, One United Properties)
• Adam Konieczny (International Hospitality Director, Indotek Group)
• Vassilis Themelidis (Regional Director South & East Europe, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)
• Christophe Chamboncel (Executive Director, Niro Investment Group)
• Ivan Kiseev (Senior Development Director EE & CIS, Marriott International)
• Brigita Aleksandraviciute (Development Director, Apex Alliance Hotel Management)
• Malgorzata Morek (Senior Director Development Central & Eastern Europe, Hilton)
• Calin Ile (Senior Partner, Premier Hospitality)
• Adrian Craioveanu (EMEA Concept Sales Coordinator, EPTA GROUP)
• Nina Moldovan (General Manager & President Of The Board, Radisson Blu Cluj)
• Andreea Balaj (General Manager, Transilvania Trek)
• Mircea Drăghici (Managing Partner, Est Hospitality Consulting)
• Simona Constantinescu (CEO, Ana Hotels)
• Elena Dragu (Senior Partner, Cumulus)
• Alexandra Dumoulin (Director, HVS)
• Alina Vlădulescu (Hospitality Professional)
• Miguel Martins (Head Of Development Northern Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts)
• Robert Eșanu (Director Of Development Romania & Moldova, Mogotel)
• Tsvetelina Nikolova (Managing Director, Katarzyna Estate & Platinum Brands - Bulgaria)
• Andre Kaufmann (Senior Director Business Development, TrustYou)
• Attila Joos (Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, Aro Palace)
• Ivaylo Kozhuharov (CEO, Hotel Experts Intelligent Hospitality Solutions - Bulgaria)
• Dayana Kanazireva (Development Director, Okol Lake Park & Member Of The Advisory Board, Bulgarian Green Building Council & Managing Director, D.Trust - Bulgaria)

More details about registration, the program and the complete list of speakers for this edition are available at

TopHotel 2024 is an event organized by Evensys in partnership with Epta Daas, Technogym, Radisson Hotel Group, Marriott International, Daikin, Accor, Philips, D-edge, Calirom, MultiSoft, Nespresso, Niro Investment Group, Bit Soft, Diversey, Premier Hospitality , Robotic Solutions, Beciul Domnesc, Wyndham, Assa Abloy, 4 Service and TrustYou.