About The Event
HOTCO is the first international hotel and resort real estate investment conference focusing solely on Central and Eastern Europe. As local economies rebound, CEE has the most potential for hotel development and growth in Europe – HOTCO will be a space where hospitality industry members come together to encourage and cultivate such developments.
Accor Hotels Europe
Franck Gervais joined AccorHotels’ Executive Committee in November 2017.
In 2004, he was appointed Advisor to the French Minister of Equipment, Transport and Tourism. He joined the SNCF in 2006 as Director of the Chairman’s Cabinet, before heading up Line 8 of the Transilien Greater Paris regional railway service. From 2011 to 2014, he led the transformation of Thalys into a full-function railway company, and was appointed CEO of Voyages-SNCF.com from 2014 to 2017 where, in particular, he carried out the key projects of customer experience and internationalization of the Group.
Rolf W. Schmidt
Rolf has over thirty years experience in the international hotel industry and hotel supplier industry.
Before taking over the management of the TOPHOTELPROJECTS GmbH, Rolf W. Schmidt was managing director / owner for various companies in the areas of market research and consulting services focused on the global hospitality industry.
Rolf W. Schmidt is an expert of the international hotel market and the hotel industry – where he originally comes from. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at international congresses and events, the author of numerous articles in the international press as well as a book author.
He has an exceptionally international network at the management level inside the hospitality industry and its suppliers.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON – Listen to the smartest owners, investors, financiers and leading professionals shaping the hotel and resort real estate industry in the CEE share their expertise.