44th Cyprus Hotel Summit & Exhibition

22 November 2022
The Cyprus Hotel Association

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The annual summit of the Cyprus Hotel Association is a key event for the hotel and tourism industries in Cyprus and is long established as the biggest annual meeting of industry professionals and executives. The summit will include a Products & Services exhibition area, where visitors and participants will have the opportunity to network with representatives from companies and organisations in the field.

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Speakers
Loizos Markides
Assurance Partner, In charge of Hospitality & Leisure, PwC Cyprus

Loizos Markides is a fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Cyprus (ICPAC) and holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance. Loizos is an audit Partner with over 25 years of experience in PwC. He is responsible for servicing local and international clients including companies in the tourism and hospitality sector. Loizos is in charge of Hospitality & Leisure of PwC. He is the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Cyprus and the Chairman of the Cyprus - Georgia business association.

Haris Loizides
President, Cyprus Hotel Association

Haris Loizides graduated from the University of Manchester in Economics with specialization in Business Finance. Haris holds the position of the President of the Cyprus Hotel Association from 2003 until today, as well as the position of the Deputy President of the Cyprus Football Association. During the period 1999-2003 he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Airways. He is an active member in the family businesses that cover the sectors of Tourism, Construction & Development Projects.

Constantinos Petrides
Minister of Finance, Republic of Cyprus

Constantinos Petrides assumed office as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cyprus on the 3rd of December 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as Minister of Interior (1 May 2017 - 3 December 2019) and Deputy Minister to the President of the Republic of Cyprus (1st March 2013 – 30 April 2017). From September 2011 to February 2013 was the Director of the Office of the President of the Democratic Rally. In 2006 he was hired at the European Commission in Brussels where he worked as an economist at the Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Directorate General for Competition until September 2011. He studied Economics at the University of Nottingham and then acquired an MSc in Political Economy of Transition in Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Philippos C. Soseilos
CEO and Chairman, PwC Cyprus

Philippos Soseilos is the CEO & Chairman of PwC Cyprus. He started his career with PwC in 1989 and was admitted to partnership on 1 July 2000. Prior to becoming CEO in January 2022, he was a member of the Management Board for 13 years and Head of People for 8 years. Philippos has more than 30 years of experience as a Business Consultant in a broad range of business fields with a focus on strategy issues and the successful implementation of business and digital transformation, both in Cyprus and abroad. He has worked with a large number of family businesses supporting them on the full spectrum of succession issues towards successfully transitioning to the next generation. Beyond his private sector experience, Philippos has led numerous projects relating to the reform of the public sector in Cyprus. He also has extensive experience as an accredited Executive Coach and facilitator, as well as a conference chairman and speaker.

Maria Kouroupi
Senior Manager Aviation Development, Marketing and Communication, HERMES Airports, Cyprus

Maria Kouroupi joined Hermes Airports in 2009 bringing along over 20 years of experience in the airline industry. She has held the role of Senior Manager Aviation Development, Marketing and Communication since 2013. Maria has extensive experience in aviation development as well as marketing management. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a holder of its Diploma. She is also a holder of two MBA degrees one from the University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland, and one from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. Whilst leading the air service development at both Larnaka and Pafos airports, Maria is also responsible for corporate communication, digital strategies, as well as media and community outreach. She is also a member of the Board of CSR Cyprus as well as the Economic committee of ACI. With a special interest in destination branding, and innovative marketing practices, she is determined to contribute to the collective efforts of transforming the tourism experience in Cyprus and creating demand to support sustainable growth of air connectivity on the island.

Ahmed Aly
Chief Executive Officer, Tus Airways Ltd

Ahmed Aly has been the Chief Executive Officer of Cyprus’ largest airline since May 2022. He is an internationally accomplished C-Suite executive & strategic thought leader in the commercial aviation space, with an outstanding record of driving high-growth operational performance to create market leading airlines such as British Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways & Nile Air. Combines exemplary academic and technical prowess including an MSc. in Air Transport Management and a degree in Aerospace Engineering to impart robust P&L control & governance whilst adopting an innovative approach to developing transformation initiatives to realise corporate vision & objectives, enhance best practices & accountability and critically deliver shareholder value.

Robert Carey
President, Wizz Air, Hungary

Robert Carey is an American and French citizen who has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University as well as a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. Robert started his career in aviation twenty years ago with America West Airlines, followed by Delta Air Lines. After Delta, Robert spent over a decade at McKinsey and Company, where he was a Partner in the airline practice. He then joined easyJet in 2017, where he was most recently the Chief Commercial and Customer Officer. In 2021, he joined the Leadership Team at Wizz Air and has been the President of the company for more than a year.

Jason McGuinness
Director of Commercial, Ryanair, Ireland

Jason McGuinness was appointed Ryanair’s Director of Commercial in June 2020, having previously served as Director of Revenue Management & Pricing and Director of Network Planning. Jason joined Ryanair in 2007 and from there progressed through various Commercial roles. Prior to joining Ryanair he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers Meta ton Jason please add:

Paul Sies
CEO, Cyprus Airways

Paul Sies is an accomplished start-up and turnaround specialist with repeated success increasing and developing new organisations, revenue, and sales. Track record of start-up’s, system implementation, financial modelling, distribution models, product development and turnaround management in various industries, cultures, and countries. Deft at improving business processes and motivating teams to create the highest levels of efficiency and productivity. Adept at developing and turning around businesses as well as enhancing results for large brands, such as British Airways, Virgin, Centerparcs, Air Malta, IATA, and selected Sabre Airline customers. Skilled at transforming and launching new airlines, e-commerce, new energy projects and holiday resorts; delivering strong results. Proficient at using, implementing, and structuring airline reservation systems, revenue management, and CRM systems. Specialized in developing revenue models.

Frank Oostdam
President of ECTAA, The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ associations, Netherlands

Frank Oostdam has been involved in the travel and tourism industry since 2007. Frank is Director of the ANVR, the Dutch travel association. And since June 2022 president of ECTAA, the European umbrella organization of travel associations. He’s also member of the international board of the TUI Care Foundation and member of the board of commissioners of the Dutch travel guarantee fund and Calamity fund. Before starting his career in the travel sector he was involved in several sectors and active in the field of retail, wholesale and brands.

Philokypros Roussounides
Director General, Cyprus Hotel Association

Philokypros Roussounides holds an MBA International Business from London Southbank University in the United Kingdom and has many years of experience in senior management positions in large companies such as DHI GLOBAL MEDICAL GROUP as COO, COBALT AIR as Senior Vice President, DUBAI ETA GROUP as General Manager, and CYPRUS AIRWAYS as General Manager (Inflight Services). Ηe took over the duties of the Director General of the Cyprus Hotel Association since June 2020, while he represents the Association at various Committees of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Government Departments and the House of Representatives. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Parallel Parliament for Entrepreneurship.

Theo Demetriou
Director of Commercial Supply, loveholidays, UK

Theo Demetriou’s career in travel and tourism started in the late 90’s when he worked for specialist Greece and Cyprus Tour operators. It was at this stage that the low cost airlines came into play and the industry had to adapt and change. He then moved on to work for Bedbanks in the UK and Spain, providing accommodation to match to low cost flying. Theo Demetriou moved onto the online sector with loveholidays from its inception, and quickly learnt that technology was key to move forward. loveholidays is the leading travel technology company in Europe, acquiring traffic from different sources to give consumers choice, quality and competitive package holidays specialising in short haul beach destinations. Theo is responsible for the buying team for accommodation, transfers and ancillaries at loveholidays.

Ralph Schiller
Chief Executive Officer, FTI Group, Germany

Ralph Schiller, in November 2011, joined the management of the FTI GROUP and co-led the company with founder Dietmar Gunz. On January 1, 2021 Schiller took over the operational management and the position of CEO.

Victoria Studer
Director Touroperating Hotelplan & Migros Ferien, Hotelplan Suisse, Switzerland

Victoria Studer found her way into the travel industry in 2011 as a travel consultant for city trips at the Swiss OTA travel.ch. She moved then to TUI Cruises as a guest advisor before returning to travel.ch as a travel consultant. Her further career stages took her to Hotelplan Suisse in 2015 as Manager Sales & Operations Beach East, Lead Product Manager Beach Shorthaul and as Head Product Management. Since October 2021, Victoria Studer has been Director Tour Operating Hotelplan & Migros Ferien and a member of the management team of the Volume Tour Operating division.

Achilleas Tyrimos
Senior Manager, Advisory Services, PwC Cyprus

Achilleas Tyrimos has more than 25 year professional consulting experience with a career that began in the US. He has been a member of the PwC Cyprus consulting team for the last 18 years. His key areas of expertise include sustainability/ ESG strategy & reporting, stakeholder management and business process reengineering with considerable experience in the hospitality sector. He has handson experience in implementing quality, safety, environmental and energy management programs. Prior to PwC, he worked as Senior Project Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry in Louisiana/ Texas, USA with experience in the design of offshore production facilities. He was also engaged in large Oil and Gas portfolio transactions providing buy-side or sell-side due diligence support. Achilleas holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

Kyriaki Christodoulou
Senior Manager, Assurance Services, PwC Cyprus

Kyriaki Christodoulou studied Quantity Surveying at the University of Reading. She has 11 years of experience working for PwC Cyprus and PwC UK, leading audits of local and international clients including EU PIEs, in various industries. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Cyprus (ICPAC), the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Nicolas Panayi
Manager of Corporate Banking, Member of the Executive Committee, Eurobank Cyprus Ltd

Nicolas Panayi starting his career, joined Ingersoll Rand (USA) as a Financial Analyst where he took assignments in Texas and later in Paris. Following his return to Cyprus in 2000, he joined CLR Securities & Financial Services where he served for five years as a Private Equity Portfolio Manager. He then moved to the Association of Cyprus Banks where he served for two years as a Senior Officer. Mr. Panayi joined Eurobank Cyprus in December 2007 and he currently holds the position of Manager Large Corporate, heading the Large Corporate lending operations of the Bank. Mr. Panayi also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of Eurobank Cyprus.Mr. Panayi holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from the City University of New York and is a graduate of the Business School of the University of Kentucky.

Savvas Perdios
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Republic of Cyprus
Savvas Perdios was born in 1981 in Lefkosia. He has been the deputy minister of tourism of the Republic of Cyprus since January 2019. He studied accounting and finance at Warwick University (2002-2004) and international hospitality management (BA, 2004-2008) at the École Hôteliere de Lausanne. His career in hospitality began at the age of 15, when he undertook summer jobs in hotel departments such as kitchen, maintenance, service, banqueting, housekeeping and guest relations. Between 2008 and 2010, after completing his studies, he worked for internationally known companies including Design Hotels in Mykonos and Kempinski Hotels in Switzerland. From January 2010 until January 2018 he worked at Louis Hotels as quality and brand manager. This involved responsibility for creating, implementing and maintaining operating standards across the portfolio of 25 hotels and several restaurants, as well as branding and reputation management. After eight years in this position, he was promoted to chief operating officer, a position which he held until his appointment at the Cyprus Ministry of Tourism. He is fluent in English, French and German.
Sofia Zacharaki
Deputy Minister of Tourism, Greece

Sofia Zacharaki was appointed Deputy Minister for Tourism Education and Special forms of Tourism on January 2021. She previously held the office of Deputy Minister of Education and Religious Affairs from July 2019 to January 2021. Before her appointment, she served as the spokesperson for Nea Demokratia, the then leading opposition Centre-right party in Greece, an EPP member party. Previous to that and for more than 2 years, Sofia was the party’s deputy spokesperson. Prior to that, in 2012 until 2014 she was the European and International Affairs advisor to the Minister of Development and participated in the preparation of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A state department programme alumnus, in 2015 she represented Greece in the International Leadership Visitor Programme in the USA in the field of “The role of Private Public Partnerships in restructuring economies”. In the past, she worked as a teacher in state and private schools in Greece, as a European Affairs executive in the Greek Ministry of Education and the Secretariat for lifelong learning and youth policies.

H.E Dr. Emad Hejazeen
Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities, Jordan

H.E Dr. Emad Hejazeen is highly qualified with over 25 of practical experience in the tourism sector throughout the Kingdom of Jordan. Dr. Emad’s achievements in the tourism domain are numerous and of significant importance; Additionally, he has held some of the most important positions in the private and public sector pertaining to tourism. Dr. Emad is a visionary and a strategist, with a keen eye for practical applications/benefits to the tourism value-chain as well as being a strong advocate and believer that tourism is a key enabler to the wellbeing of Jordan and its constituent stakeholders.

Ivett Bődi
Deputy CEO for Tourism Strategy, Hungarian Tourism Agency Ltd, Hungary

Ivett Bődi, as the Deputy CEO for Tourism Strategy at the Hungarian Tourism Agency, she is responsible for the implementation of the National Tourism Development Strategy 2030. Her main goal is the development of hospitality, health tourism, business and conference tourism, professional training and education. One of her biggest project is the coordination of the National Tourism Data Supply Centre (NTDSC), the largest and most comprehensive development of the tourism industry sector so far. Prior to her appointment, she worked 20 years in tourism and gained various experience in many areas: hotel operation, management, hotel opening, hospitality, investment, project management and real estate sales.

Yiannis Karousos
Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Republic of Cyprus

Yiannis Karousos was born on 21 November 1979 in Ayia Napa. He holds a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Surrey, UK, where he specialized in strategic development of tourist destinations. Additionally, he holds an MBA (Joint) from the French ESSEC Business School and Cornell University, USA. He has also been awarded the tittle of Chartered Marketer from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing. Prior to his appointment as a Minister of Transport, Communications and Works on December 3, 2019, he served as the Mayor of Ayia Napa (2013 - 2019) and as Municipal Councilor of Ayia Napa (2006 - 2013). He also assumed the positions of the President of the Famagusta Province Tourism Development and Promotion Society, the President of the Ayia Napa Sewerage Board and the President of the Ayia Napa - Paralimni Sewerage Board Consortium. He was the founder and President of the Youth Council of Ayia Napa, he served as Chairman of the Tourism Committee and as a member of the Cultural Committee of Ayia Napa Municipality. Additionally, he was a member of the Board of the Charitable Foundation ‘Despina’, which supports children with diabetes. He is married to Maria Anastasi with whom they have two children.

Christos Angelides
President, Cyprus Hotels Managers Association (CYHMA)

Christos Angelides is an innovative, socially educated and sophisticated professional well connected with local and international executives in the Hospitality and Travel industry. Highly involved with key figures of Government and State organizations especially with the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. Elected and appointed in many Business and Professional Organizations carrying a long tradition of involvement in the Civic society. A strong relationship builder with excellent communication skills and an astute rainmaker with strong negotiation aptitude. An insightful manager with a heightened ability to think and act strategically and transform into action successfully the marketing and strategic plans set. His exceptional leadership abilities even under adverse circumstances and his masterful problem-solving dexterities make him an inspiring and effective leader. A results driven and a genuine team player, with 25+ years of experience, in an array of tasks, achieved to perform beyond expectations and develop beneficial synergies. Always foresighted and willing to adapt to change and diversity succeeded, through path- finding and path-crafting of new products and services, to deliver first class results, that optimise profitability, revenue and brand value.

Alan French
CEO, Thomas Cook, UK

Alan French is the CEO of the relaunched Thomas Cook. He has decades of experience in leading major digital business and transformation projects and worked at the former business leading digital and strategy across the Group. Since forming this new Thomas Cook, he has led a team that has built a new digital platform and holiday company from the ground up launching in September 2019 and with ambitions to become a major international online holiday business once travel reopens. Thomas Cook now offers flexibility and choice on holidays with flying options from all UK airports and hotels in destinations all over the world.

 
Vasiliki Mavrokefalou

Director, Market Management for Greece, Cyprus & East Adriatic, Expedia Group

Vasiliki is the Director Market Management Lodging for Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and East Adriatic in Expedia Group. Previously, Vasiliki worked as Global Head of Distribution & Operations for Tink Labs, an IoT hospitality solution for hoteliers. She has also worked as General Manager at Digital Ecosystems and at the Royal Olympic hotel, Athens. Prior to this, Vasiliki, held the position of Director for Market Management Greece, Turkey and Cyprus for Expedia Group. Vasiliki lectures in Marketing Communications & Digital Marketing and leads various mentoring programs to support entrepreneurs in travel and hospitality industry. She holds a master’s in digital marketing from University of Plymouth and a post grad in Business Administration from University of Leicester.

Mattias Innocenti
Development Director, Accor Southern Europe

Mattias Innocenti is Director of Development South Europe at Accor, with a focus on Italy, Greece and Cyprus. He is currently based in Milan. He held positions ranging from capital markets and feasibility to development for consultancies as well as global hotel chains. He is an alumni from Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne.

Jens Zimmer Christensen
President, HOTREC, Brussels

Jens Zimmer Christensen was elected President of HOTREC in 2018. He was the Chairman of HORESTA, the trade association representing the Danish hospitality sector from 2009 until 2021. He comes with a vast experience in tourism and hospitality, among others as Owner and Manager of Hotel Maritime in Copenhagen and as member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Danish Employers.

Haris Theocharous
Treasurer, Board of Directors and President, Limassol District Committee, Cyprus Hotel Association

Haris Theocharous was born in Famagusta in 1972. He graduated from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland with Merit. He continued his studies at Ivy League, Cornell University in the USA - hospitality management - where he graduated with academic excellence. He has worked in various luxury hotels in Davos, St. Moritz, Dusseldorf, New York and Santa Barbara. Today he is the CEO of Hawaii Hotels and the GrandResort Hotel in Limassol, the Treasurer of the Cyprus Hotel Association (CHA) and the Chairman of the Limassol District Committee, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Limassol Tourism Company.

Dimitris Manikis
President for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA), Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, UK

Dimitris Manikis is responsible for the development of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ brands in the EMEA region as well as maximising the performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels. Dimitris has a long-standing career in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, he spent over 27 years with RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange. Dimitris is an Industry Advisory Board member for Hotelschool the Hague, a Senior Advisory Board member for the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and a Board member for Christel House Europe. A Greek national, Dimitris passion for people and work ethic comes from his father, who built up a grocery retail business in Athens where Dimitris learned the value of elevated customer service, having a positive outlook and hard work as being the foundations of success in both business and life.

Yiannis Retsos

President, SETE-Greek Tourism Confederation, Greece

Yiannis Retsos was born in Athens in 1969. He is a graduate of School of Law, University of Athens and holds a postgraduate degree in Hotel Management, from Cornell University, specializing in Hospitality Real Estate Finance. He is the CEO and one of the major shareholders of Electra Hotels & Resorts, which operates six hotels in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Kefalonia. Yiannis Retsos was elected President of SETE - Greek Tourism Confederation in May 2017. In March 2020 he was appointed Member of the General Council of the Bank of Greece. From April 2011 until July 2017, he was the Chairman of the Hellenic Hotelier Federation.

Alexander Schneider
President, Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts, Spain

Alexander Schneider has over 19 years of hospitality experience focused on pre-opening assignments and providing guidance to owning companies regarding asset management, investor relations and operations. He has worked with major hotel operators including Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi, Grand Hyatt Germany and Casa Camper, one of the most successful lifestyle boutique hotels in Berlin. Schneider has been working with Nikki Beach since April 2016, when he led the opening of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, a project that broke the mold of existing resort concepts in the Middle East. Currently, he serves as the President of the Hotels & Resorts division. He will continue to endorse the local culture of each venue ensuring that Nikki Beach retains its status as an added value for every destination where the brand is present. Alex was born in Germany and holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

Alexandros Vassilikos

President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Greece

Alexandros Vassilikos was born in Athens in 1976 and studied Economics in Nantes and London. In 2002, following the demise of the founder of AIROTEL Group of Hotels Efstratios Vassilikos, he assumed the position of Chairman and CEO and envisioned the new corporate strategy aiming to the further growth of the Group. He has successfully implemented his plan for expansion and modernization of the Group, establishing AIROTEL as one of the largest Greek hotel companies now managing six hotels in Athens, Patra and Kavala. Since 2018 Alexandros Vassilikos holds the position of President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels. In 2018 he was also elected as a member of the Executive Committee of HOTREC, the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes and similar establishments in Europe. He has served as a member of the Board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) and of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Vice President of Marketing Greece and an economic consultant to the French Embassy in Athens.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Main Sponsor
PwC Cyprus

In a world that is constantly evolving, our aim at PwC Cyprus is to find the right solutions to complex problems. We focus on quality and build strong relationships based on trust, creating value for our clients, stakeholders and society. Based on PwC’s new global strategy, “The New Equation”, we look at problems from different angles and present innovative solutions that make a difference and lead to sustained outcomes. More than 1,000 people in Cyprus join forces with 327,000 professionals of our global network in 155 countries and create an experienced team that combines intelligent approaches, experience and technological innovation. www.pwc.com.cy

Eurobank Cyprus
Eurobank Cyprus stands out for its unique business model that focuses on Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, International Business Banking, Affluent Banking and Global Markets. Its products and services are tailored to meet the needs of its elite clientele. Since the commencement of their operations in 2007, the Bank has achieved impressive growth rates, strong capital adequacy, recurring profitability and excess liquidity. It maintains a network of eight Banking centers throughout Cyprus. Eurobank Cyprus is a Cyprus registered company, operates autonomously and is subject to all laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus.
Hermes Airports

Hermes Airports undertook the management and operation of Larnaka and Pafos airports in 2006, under a 25-year BOT Concession Agreement with the Republic of Cyprus. Hermes is a company comprised of 9 shareholders, representing a mix of Cypriot and international partners. Hermes Airports significantly contributes to the country’s tourism growth, through both a targeted air service development strategy consisting of incentive schemes provision and joint marketing activities with airlines, as well as a productive collaboration with the Government and tourism stakeholders for the expansion of tourism related opportunities. Hermes Airports is committed to enhancing the overall passenger experience, with an emphasis on operational excellence and customer service.

Exhibitors
ADASoft

ADASoft provides fast check-in systems for hotels to fully and accurately collect customer data. Simply scan the guest’s Passport or ID and get accurate, error-free data for your clientele into any PMS used in your front desk, in less than a second. Moreover, with the use tablets, capture your guests’ signature and other vital info such as email, telephone and address, and transform the check-in process into a paperless and pleasant experience for your customers.

ASBISc Enterprises PLC

ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASB) specializes in Value Added Distribution (VAD), B2B market solutions and ICT products distribution from global suppliers, combining a broad geographical reach with a wide range of products distributed on a "one-stop-shop" basis. Cooperating with the ICT industry giants, the Group’s expert teams configure hardware products and software elements, cloud-based services and technologies to create commercially viable solutions of choice

HRDA

The HRDA is a legal entity which is governed by a 13-strong tripartite Board of Directors. The HRDA’s vision is the continuous enrichment of the human resources of Cyprus with the appropriate knowledge and skills, in order to respond effectively to the constantly changing conditions of the economy and the labour market and to contribute to the strengthening of the competitiveness and the increase of productivity of the enterprises/organisations.

British High Commission Cyprus

The British High Commission in Cyprus maintains and develops relations between the UK and Cyprus. We work closely with the Cyprus government on a wide range of issues, including political, commercial, security, and economic questions of interest to the UK and Cyprus.

CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator

CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator - an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels - is the only Greek accelerator which focuses exclusively on the growth of startups in the tourism sector. Through its two free of charge Programs is building an innovative ecosystem offering startups opportunities to develop faster. CapsuleT aims to provide access to information, education and networking opportunities with hoteliers and other tourism related companies and to strengthen the operation of the startups and transform them into companies with a global perspective and impact. CapsuleT participates in the Cypriot hotel summit for the 1st time with a booth, where 3 winning startups of the Acceleration Program such as Hotellisense, HotelToolbox and Vivestia will be presented.

Cyprus Forest Industries

Cyprus Forest Industries (CFI) is the largest manufacturer of industrial wood panels in Cyprus. For more than 50 years we are in business of manufacturing engineered wood products that serve the needs of the woodworking industry. A wide range of wood products are produced in five plants: Melamine faced chipboard and MDF, Veneered faced chipboard, MDF and Plywood, Specialized plywood like wood veneered plywood, marine plywood, HPL faced plywood, film faced shuttering plywood, etc. and highly specialized decorative panels and furniture components.

Cyntrix Information Management

Cyntrix Information Management Company is here to offer you a dynamic Hospitality Software and IT Solutions following the new trends in Hospitality Industry. Using our experience in both the IT world and the Hotel Operations, we offer quality solutions that will optimize your business’s efficiency and profitability. Our cloud based Hospitality Software includes: Property Management System (PMS), Channel Manager, Revenue Management, Booking Engine, Restaurant Point of Sales (POS) and Website Build.

DanatCon

DanatCon is an international Talent Management Company that provides consulting and training services in HR related fields with more than 15 years of experience. We focus on Culture and Leadership Development, Business Acumen via simulations, Customer Service, Performance Management and Soft Skills. We help companies to achieve their strategic objectives by providing them with customized solutions improving their personnel and their businesses. Our clients are local and international organizations from a diverse number of industries such as PepsiCo, Ermes Group, Wargaming, Navarino, BOC, Hilton Hotels, Le Meridien Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels etc http://www.danatcon.com

Elnia

With a history spanning over several decades and an experience to match, ELNIA is a family-owned business, offering a wide array of products and services that can transform any space, commercial or residential. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with innovative, eco-friendly, premium quality, yet competitively-priced solutions for any decorative or renovating need, paired with excellent after-sales support. Our comprehensive range, supplied only by the top European manufacturers in the business, includes covering products for any surface such as floors, walls and ceilings, specialized solutions such as artificial grass, sports and playground floors and equipment, as well as line marking services. What best characterises ELNIA is what lies at the very epicentre of our corporate identity: a compelling need to improve daily, as we strive to offer to our customers, employees and partners nothing shy of the best.

EUROTEL HOSPITALITY Group

The EUROTEL HOSPITALITY Group is a pioneering Greek IT company specializing for more than 25 years in providing technological solutions for the wider field of hospitality and catering. Through EUROTEL HOSPITALITY A.E. and EUROTEL HOSPITALITY CYPRUS Ltd supports hospitality and catering businesses, always offering cutting-edge technologies and certified services. EUROTEL’s products and services are mainly aimed at: hotels, casinos, restaurants, cafes, catering units, theme parks, sports centers, SPA, Beauty Salons, etc. fully covering all their management and security needs.

Exclusivi

Exclusivi helps >400 hotels globally drive revenue, reviews, loyalty & reduce costs. With apps for mobile, WiFi, QR codes, TV & kiosks guests can book and order with 1-tap; while the hotels have a unified platform for eCheckins, restaurants & spa reservations, maintenance & housekeeping. The CRM & Loyalty platform is specially designed for hotels, with powerful integrations with PMS, POS & booking engines.

GLOSEC
GLOSEC started its activity in 1984 as a leading solutions provider of Hospitality, Security and Fire Safety Systems. Providing innovative solutions and high-quality services is what we strive to continuously achieve and makes the main reason for the continuous development of our activities. As a result of integrating and updating new and innovative IoT technologies aimed at our Hospitality customers, GLOSEC has established itself as a leader in the field of Wireless Smart Electronic Locks, Room Automation Systems and Energy Saving Systems.
Greenspan

Creators of award winning attractions and experts in the design and build of innovative leisure spaces, Greenspan Projects are a company dedicated to delivering top quality solutions. Established over 40 years ago, Greenspan are a forward-thinking, market-focused company that specialises in the creative design and build of adventure or mini golf courses, indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, high ropes, zip coasters, competitive socialising venues and bespoke internal theming.

GUEST FLIP

GuestFlip helps independent hotels increase guest satisfaction and achieve higher occupancy rates by offering an easy-to-use Online Reputation Management platform. Using the platform, hotels are able to make operational improvements, respond to guests and save time through smart automation.

INTERCOLLEGE

Intercollege www.intercollege.ac.cy is one of the leading private colleges in Cyprus, which has been offering a wide range of Vocational Educational and Training (VET) study programs (Higher Education/VET). Intercollege offers accredited programmes in Culinary Arts, Aesthetics and Beauty Therapy, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Installations Technician and Nautical Science in cooperation with Cyprus Maritime Academy etc. leading to Diplomas or Bachelor’s degrees.

JCC Payments Ltd

JCC Payment Systems is Cyprus’ market leader in payment-processing technologies and financial solutions for merchants and financial institutions. It has been supporting businesses in accepting electronic payments from multiple sales channels for over 30 years, following the decision of the major Cyprus’ banking institutions to collaborate for the purpose of administering the processing and settlement of card transactions. Today, JCC is considered the trusted service provider of choice for all financial technology requirements ranging from fraud prevention, card personalisation and ATM management, to hosting and business continuity services. The services offered do not focus solely on payments but on the entire digital transformation spectrum and include trust services.

Knauf Cyprus Limited

Knauf Cyprus Limited is the leading building- materials and –systems producer in Cyprus. Based in Limassol, the company maintains industrial and commercial activity in its new state-of-the-art factory since 1997. Knauf produces plasters, tile adhesives and other special cement- based products for the Cypriot market and it’s export activities to Greece, to the Balkans, to the Middle East and to North Africa. Additionally, the company is providing the market with high value added Drywall -Systems including plasterboards, cement boards, metal profiles, finishing and jointing compounds, as well as internal and external thermal insulation systems.

Masterfold
A creative agency specializes in designing & manufacturing of extra creative printable products around the globe specialized in Hospitality. On MasterFold you will find the most extreme marketing solutions to promote your brand. We can help you with just about any printing project, offering a wide variety of products… Choose the product that fits your needs! Visit our website and discover more solutions that might be useful for your business: www.masterfold.gr
Mastris

Whether you are building a new hotel, renovating, or just looking for room accessories, A. Mastris is your value-for-money partner in Cyprus. With 75 years of experience, we supply electronic locks, metal/glass/HPL doors with their ironmongery, fire rated doors and movable walls, safes & minibars, as well as a wide range of hotel room equipment and bathroom accessories. Our support continues well after-sales/installation with our 24/7 support and maintenance services.

MS Electronics Ltd

MS Electronics is a broadline distributor based in Limassol and serving the Cyprus market since 2005. The company offers products and solutions across various industries such as ICT, Audio-visual, Security, Smart Home Automations, Solar Power & Consumer Electronics. Over 800 resellers, professionals and corporations trust MS Electronics to supply their daily needs in equipment and accessories from a range of 4000+ products that the company keeps in regular inventory.

Muskita

With over 60 years of leadership in aluminium, MUSKITA is one of the most technologically advanced industries in its field worldwide. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of aluminium products, profiles and architectural systems ideal for hotels, offering innovative solutions that elevate design. With vertically integrated production facilities in Cyprus and customer satisfaction at its core, MUSKITA ensures exceptional delivery times, excellent service, and quality, that bring your vision to life.

Pegasos

Pegasos is a refrigeration company based in Cyprus for more than 50 years. It specializes in the import , supply and custom-made production and offers complete refrigeration solutions for industries such as catering equipment for the HO.RE.CA sector Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Wine Bars & Deli shops, Supermarkets & Mini-markets, Flower shops, Patisserie & Bakeries as well as individual customers, while maintaining a professional support and maintenance service team .It has been dedicated to providing the most reliable, innovative and modern products both in Cyprus and abroad.

WebHotelier / primalRES

WebHotelier / primalRES are a high-growth travel technology solutions company with more than 20 years of experience in the global hospitality tech space. Their ecosystem generates 2.2B in booking revenue for 9,000+ hotels and accommodation providers across 41 countries around the world. Their interconnected technology ecosystem includes a channel management/connectivity as a managed service, an online booking engine, PMS interfaces, Global Payment Gateways, OTA, Wholesaler, Meta, Social & Reputation integrations, a real-time analytics/reporting suite, 35,000+ Travel Agents and Companies B2B Marketplace, rich dynamic pricing solutions and much more applications that help hotels globally to exceed their revenue and profitability goals.

Technogym | Tylohello

Technogym supplies equipment and digital technologies for fitness, sport and health. Technogym’s Ecosystem includes smart equipment and services such as Interior Design, consultancy/training, after sales assistance and marketing support. Technogym has been Official Supplier to eight Olympic Games including the Tokyo 2020 games. Today, over 10 million end-users and 15,000 wellness centers around the world are connected to the services of Technogym’s digital platform. Pamenea Trading Ltd (TYLO-HELO-EOS-WEDI-DWILD-CARITTI) is a leading sauna and steam bath supply and installation company in Cyprus. With an almost 40+ years’ experienced team of wood craftsmen, builders, and technicians we ensure that we will deliver the best quality and service in the market and customer’s satisfaction (both the professional and private sector

Travelbook Group

The Travelbook Group is a Hotel Consortium providing technology specialising in e- commerce, e-marketing, sales and marketing. Offering a One Stop Shop solution, helping hoteliers to maximise bookings, revenue potential, including GDS/IDS, channel distribution, web design, mobiles apps, OTA comparison tools, booking engines, rate shopping tools, KPIs and reservation and invoicing support. Priding ourselves on fantastic customer service, assisting hoteliers by developing new, high quality technology aiming to help businesses thrive.

Theova UHS Enterprise Solutions Ltd

Theova UHS Enterprise Solutions Ltd is a continuation of Theova Computer Consultants Ltd one of the first IT companies in Cyprus and neighbouring countries. Since 1983 Theova UHS provides innovative software solutions both for the General business as well as for the Hospitality sector. Theova UHS today offers two main lines of products and services. Firstly, the well - known HotelWare suite addressing the Hospitality industry and secondly the Office.

Wine & More

Wine & More by French Depot is specializing in imports and distribution of Fine Wine and Delicatessen for HO.RE.CA but also in retail thought our shops in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos and it became the point of reference for those who were looking for exceptional products. In our Catalogue and our fine wine boutique, we have the biggest selection of wines in Cyprus from all over the world, spirits, fresh French cheese, delicatessen, as well as exceptional chocolates. For the Year 2021 we were awarded with three gold medals for the best wine selection on the island by Wine Searcher which is considered among the wine professionals the best source of information.

Organizers
The Cyprus Hotel Association

The Cyprus Hotel Association is the Hoteliers National Trade Union. The history of its foundation goes back in the mid 1930s. Today the vast majority of all hotel establishments and other licensed tourist accommodation units, all over Cyprus, are members of the Cyprus Hotel Association. The Association, in order to achieve its aims and goals, develops a wide range of activities and offers various services to its members. Representatives of the Association participate actively in many official committees set up by the government or by semi-governmental organizations, related to the various sectors of the hotel and tourist industry and to the economy of Cyprus in general. In order to protect and promote its members' interests, the Association takes the necessary steps and makes representations to the Government, to the House of Representatives, to various Official Organisations and to the Workers Unions on economic, industrial, commercial, labour, legislative, social and other subjects related directly or indirectly to the hotel and tourist industry of Cyprus. The Association is an active member of the Hotels, Restaurants & Cafés in Europe (HOTREC), maintains close cooperation with the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA), and is affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI), the Cyprus Employers & Industrialist Federation (OEB) and the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA).

Coordinators
IMH

Every year in Cyprus and overseas, IMH organises over 200 conferenc¬es, seminars, workshops, and corporate exhibitions as well as business awards. It also organises events on the behalf of clients. The Media Department is also on an excellent course. Monthly maga¬zines IN Business and GOLD are ready by tens of thousands of ex¬ecutives, managers, and businesspeople- both Cypriot and foreign. Our team of journalists keeps you updated every day through the IN Business Portal and REPORTER. IMH recently also took on SUPER FM, Cyprus’ top music radio station. IMH is launching the English language Cyprus Business News Portal (CBN), in 2023, which aims at becoming the daily source of information for English-speaking professionals and business people in Cyprus and abroad. IMH, in addition, submits tenders published by the public sector, Euro¬pean Union, and other international organisation projects. Through its activities, IMH gives companies the opportunity to develop, engage in networking, find new clients and associates, address new audiences, and discover opportunities for development.

Audience

The Summit & Exhibition is addressed to CEOs and executives of hotels, tourism-related businesses and all companies involved in the tourism and hospitality industries.

Supporters
Under The Auspices
Deputy Ministry of Tourism

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism constitutes a transformation of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) and was established and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Law providing for the Establishing of a Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Appointment of a Deputy Minister of Tourism to the President and for relevant matters of 2018. According to the Law, the objective of setting up the Deputy Ministry of Tourism is to establish a strategic and supervisory authority with powers to develop a national strategy for tourism, promotion and projection of Cyprus as a tourist destination, as well as implementation of tourism legislation.

With the Support
Invest Cyprus

Invest Cyprus (Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency) is the investment authority of the Government of Cyprus dedicated to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment into the country. In close collaboration with all governmental authorities and public institutions, as well as the private sector, Invest Cyprus is the country’s lead agent in establishing Cyprus as a world-class destination for international business activity and investments. Invest Cyprus’ mandate is to raise awareness of Cyprus as a destination for FDI across the globe, providing certainty around all aspects of operating a business in Cyprus and supporting potential investors in developing their business case for investment into the country.

Communication Sponsors
Περιοδικό IN Business

Ως η ναυαρχίδα των media brands της ΙΜΗ, το περιοδικό IN Business, συμπληρώνει 16 χρόνια πορείας, κατά τα οποία προβλήθηκαν μέσα από τις σελίδες του χιλιάδες παραδείγματα του ευ επιχειρείν από επιχειρήσεις και επιχειρηματίες, brands, εταιρικές πρακτικές και εξελίξεις. Στόχος του IN Business ήταν και παραμένει η προβολή του κυπριακού ευ επιχειρείν. www.inbusinessnews.com

περιοδικό GOLD

Το περιοδικό GOLD κυκλοφόρησε το 2011 ως η πρώτη αγγλόφωνη επιχειρηματική μηνιαία έκδοση στην Κύπρο. Σήμερα, όχι μόνο αποτελεί ένα έντυπο που προωθεί με συνέπεια καλές επιχειρηματικές πρακτικές, με επίκεντρο την προώθηση της Κύπρου ως διεθνούς επιχειρηματικού κέντρου, αλλά επιπλέον, διαθέτει ένα μοναδικό αναγνωστικό κοινό, το οποίο απαρτίζεται από high net-worth-in-dividuals, στελέχη διεθνών επιχειρήσεων, αγγλόφωνους επιχειρηματίες γυναίκες και άντρες, Κύπριους και μη.

Contact us

Project Manager
Niki Loizidou
Niki is responsible for the content and speakers of this event. If you have any content-related or other queries, you can contact her at niki.loizidou@imhbusiness.com and +357 22505621.

Marketing Manager
Kevi Chishios
Kevi is responsible for the marketing and promotion of this event. If you have any marketing-related questions or suggestions, you can contact her at +357 22505534 and via email at Kevi@imhbusiness.com.

Commercial Officer
Giorgos Asprou
Giorgos is responsible for the sponsors and exhibitors of this event. If you have any sponsorship-related questions or suggestions, you can contact him at +357 22505622 and via email at Giorgos.Asprou@imhbusiness.com

Event registration closed.
 

Date And Time

22 November 2022@ 08:30 AM -
02:45 PM
 

Registration End Date

22/11/2022
 

Language

Greek
 

Location

Ηiltonn Νicosia
 
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