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Leaders in Hospitality Summit

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Fifth Anniversary Summit for CEE & CIS Hospitality Leaders

Old and new friends invited to celebrate in Prague

Five years ago the ‘Leaders in Hospitality Summit’ was first staged in Prague. It brought together senior professionals and decision makers from the hospitality industry of the countries that were members of the CEE and CIS regional groupings. These are the 30 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States that were previously the states of the USSR and the Soviet Bloc.

The Summit has since been held every year in a different location within the regions and now the Fifth CEE and CIS Leaders in Hospitality Summit is once again to be held in Prague. It takes place on 5th and 6th June 2017.

‘We want this to be an anniversary celebration’, say the organisers, ‘and invite old and new friends to join us’.

It is a unique opportunity to get close to the people who matter in a large group of countries where there is huge potential for expansion in the MICE sector.

The organisers state further: ‘The tourism industry is the highest contributing factor to the region's GDP economic development. The International Business Council strongly believes that it is important for hoteliers and hotel clients to meet to discuss pressing issues and to collaborate in expanding business opportunities to maximize profitability.

‘The CEE & CIS have struggled to compete with Western Europe in the tourism industry. This Summit is an important platform for the sector to better understand the needs and challenges and to co-operate.’

The region has swung between being regarded at times as a growth engine within Europe and at other times as a less attractive area for hotel investment and expansion. Despite going through challenging times over the last decade, the region now brings numerous opportunities. The CEE & CIS regions probably have greater potential for growth than Western Europe. Therefore, the right strategies can enable them to expand and attract investment.

The 18 CEE Members include Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Montenegro and Servia
The 12 CIS member countries are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The so-called Millennials – the new generation – is the fastest growing customer segment for the hospitality industry. They are expected to represent 50% of all travellers by the year 2025 and are attracted by exploration, interaction and emotional experience. One of the challenging issues for the hospitality industry is to become more transparent and more ‘tech-savvy’. The Leaders in Hospitality Summit in Prague in June 2017 will be the place to discuss how the hospitality professionals can prepare and also work together to make the most of these opportunities.

For more information visit http://www.hotelcee.com/
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