Our Keynote Speakers

Ignacio Ramirez

Managing Director, MENA
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Eugène P. E. Staal

Entrepreneur, Founder
MisterSteel Hospitality
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Elias Madbak

Marco Pierre White International (Franchise)
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Event Overview

With its two beautiful cities – Tbilisi and Batumi – Georgia has regularly ranked as one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and beyond for travelers of all kinds over the past decade.

Experiencing a boom in the number of international tourist arrivals has created enormous business opportunities especially for hotel operators and restaurateurs trying to accommodate and cater the visitors with fabled Georgian hospitality.

With this in mind our International Hospitality Leadership Forum will feature case-studies presented by top hospitality experts, consultants and award winning chefs. Attendees will get hands- on advice, best-kept secrets and signature ingredients to running successful hotels and restaurants in this fast-growing yet highly competitive industry in the region as well as get an overview of Georgia’s investment climate, regulatory frameworks and business opportunities.

Sessions in Discussion:

Hotel Industry

• Forecasting future trends in the hospitality industry
• Optimizing profit through revenue management
• Design as a tool to enhance customer experience
• Digital marketing tools wining new customers

Restaurant Industry

• The restaurant of the future
• Restaurant franchising
• The importance of design in restaurants
• Menu trends that may become mainstream

Who should attend?

• Hoteliers, Hotel Owners
• Chefs, Restaurateurs
• Franchise Operators
• Consultants
• Tourism and Government Officials
• Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)