IHC 2005 is heading for success.
Saturday, 6th August 2005
Source : International Hotel Conference
The third annual International Hotel Conference has set a new standard, in continuing education for European hotel management. The event is scheduled to be held at Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 12 -14 September 2005.

"Our goal with this year's International Hotel Conference, as with the previous two, is to offer targeted, useful, topical sessions that will provide attendees with innovative information and ideas," Lasky said. "We will feature a roster of superb speakers whom we think do an excellent job of stimulating the audience of upper-level hoteliers and financiers who are in attendance.  While the discussions are informative and innovative, the atmosphere is casual including the dress code."

Lasky has assembled a virtual who's-who of more than 75 international hotel-industry professionals to serve as speakers during sessions covering topics ranging from marketing, travel trends and financing to hotel design, crucial legal issues and Internet booking—and most everything in between. 

A partial list of 2005 speakers includes:

  • Martin Armitstead, Director of Hotels, RH International
  • Christian Karaoglanian, Chief Development Officer, Accor
  • Kevin Kearney, Executive Vice President International Hotel Development Marriot International, Inc.
  • Russell Kett, Managing Director, HVS International
  • Reas M. Kondraschow, Senior Vice President & Managing Director Cendant Hotel Group International, Inc.
  • Ramsey Mankarious, Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Capital Partners
  • Paul M. McManus, President & CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World Ltd.
  • Roy Paul, Senior Vice President Development, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Robert Riley, Chief Executive Officer, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
  • Peter van der Mark, Secretary General, Organisation for Timeshare in Europe
  • Paul Vosper, Executive Director & Chief Operations Officer Morgan Stanley Investment Banking Division
  • Christof Winkelmann, First Vice President, Head of International Hotel Financing Aareal Bank AG.
Lasky said the IHC draws hotel executives, financiers and other industry professionals from 27 nations around the world.

"Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with major lenders who will work with them to answer their specific questions and provide the information necessary to get a deal financed," Lasky said.

A Partial List of Lenders includes: Aareal Bank AG, Barclays Bank Plc, Bazarian International Associates, L.L.C., Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank AG London, HSH Nordbank AG – NY Branch and Morgan Stanley.

"We're thrilled with the growth, response and feedback we're getting from this European conference series," Lasky said. "Our educational seminars, panels and think-tank sessions are drawing hotel professionals from around the world. That tells us that our objective of providing top-quality networking opportunities in a casual atmosphere in one of the most beautiful locations in the world is truly being appreciated.

"The 2005 International Hotel Conference is expected to be bigger and better than ever," he added. "We always wanted to be the industry's premier ‘must attend' event, and if the response we're getting about this year's conference is any indication, we'll reach that goal in no time."

For more information on the International Hotel Conference, visit www.internationalhotelconference.com.

About Lodging Unlimited
Lodging Unlimited Inc., Chicago, Ill., provides the highest level of management, consulting and marketing services for the hospitality industry. Morris E. Lasky, the company's Chief Executive Officer, began his hospitality career in 1956 and has since become one of the industry's leaders in acquisition strategies and operations expertise. He helped found and has been the Chairman of The Lodging Conference since 1995. It is one of the hotel industry's premier conferences and is held every fall at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Lasky has directed Lodging Unlimited in $5 billion of management activity, development real estate and financing. For more information, call 312-595-1390 or e-mail mlasky@aol.com or visit www.lodgingunlimited.com.
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