Turkey Welcomes CATHIC for Third Year Running
300 tourism and hospitality representatives gather in Istanbul
The Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC)
May 29-30 2013, Marmara Taksim, Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey May 29 2013: The third Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) begins today (May 29) in Istanbul with the arrival of 300 delegates from regional and international markets.
The conference opens with a networking session, followed by the day’s programme where experts look to drill down on the development of the region’s tourism infrastructure understanding the expectations of international investors and governmental incentives, followed by a reception hosted by the newly renovated Marmara Taksim Hotel.
The agenda includes Turkish business leaders such as Ömer Isvan, President, Servotel Corporation, Mete Basol, Board Member, Dedeman Hotels & Resort International, Emre Narin, Vice-President, Marti Hotels & Resorts International and Haluk Kaya, Chairman, Bekay Property Partners.
While global insights will be shared by Martin Kandrac, Managing Director, Blackstone; Eric Danziger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Hotel Group; Geoffrey Breeze, Executive Director, World Travel & Tourism Council; Wolfgang Neumann, President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group; and Mehmet Önkal, Managing Partner, BDO.
Also participating are representatives from IHG, Demsa Group, Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICVB), Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, ACCOR and Marriott International, plus hotel investors, developers, economists, bankers and hotel industry analysts from the region.
The Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC) will run from May 29 -30, 2013 at Marmara Taksim, Istanbul and is co-organised by Bench Events and Questex Media, which also manages the Russia and CIS Hotel Investment Conference, Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, International Hotel Investment Forum Asia Pacific and International Hotel Investment Forum Berlin.
Details can be found on www.cathic.com
Platinum sponsors: BDO and Wyndham Hotel Group
Gold sponsors: ACCOR, Argentina Ministry of Tourism, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Dedeman Hotels & Resorts International, European Golf Design, Hilton Worldwide, Horwath HTL, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Jones Lang LaSalle, Lourve Hotels Group, Marti Istanbul Hotel, Premier Inn Development, Quadriga, RIXOS Hotels, Servotel Corporation, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, STR Global, The Marmara Collection and WATG.
Supporters: AKTOB (Mediterranean Touristic Hoteliers Association), Cornell School of Hotel Administration, DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board), EHL, ICVB (Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau), SKAL (Skal International Istanbul Club, TMB (Turkish Constructors Association), TUROB (Touristic Hotels & Investors Association), TYD (Turkish Tourism Investors Association) and World Travel & Tourism Council
Media partners: Destinations of the World News, Europroperty, Gayrimenkul Turkiye, Global Hotel Network, Hotel Management, Hotel Analyst, HotelNewsNow.com, Networking Turkey, Oxford Business Group, PFD, REIDEN.com, Sleeper, The Business Year, Travel & Tour World, TTG MENA and YourBusinessChannel.
NOTE TO EDITORS:
The Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC), May 29-30 2013, The Marmara Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey. For details of the conference programme, please visit www.cathic.com.
About Bench Events
Bench Events has a long track record of delivering, with its partners, the premier hotel investment events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bench Events Chairman Jonathan Worsley is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum, now in its 17th year. In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai and in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference. In 2011 Bench Events added two events to the portfolio, co-hosting the Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference and launching the Africa Hotel Investment Forum. In 2012 Bench Events co-hosted the British Hospitality & Tourism Summit in London and co-hosted the Morocco Tourism Investment Forum in 2013. For more information, visit www.benchevents.com.
About Questex Media Group LLC
Questex Hospitality + Travel, the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to hospitality and travel, drives revenue, productivity and value creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications.
Questex Hospitality + Travel operates throughout the United States and Americas regions, EMEA and Asia/Pacific through a variety of market-leading properties and services including International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin, North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference, Brasil Hospitality Investment Conference, Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference, HOTEC Design North America and HOTEC Operations & Technology North America; lead generation portal HotelManagement.net; industry news delivery services in print, online and mobile worldwide via IHIF: Hotel Investment News along with Hotel Management and HA+D magazines.