Thursday, 26th of November, 2015

Day 01

Day 02

Friday, 27th of November, 2015

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:10

Networking Xpress

09:10 – 09:30

Welcome Speech

Karla Šlechtová
Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

09:30 – 09:50

Plenary Session

Vision of HORECA Sector Development & Opportunities in the Region

Matthias Koch
President, Austrian Professional Hotel Association

09:50– 10:35

Social Responsibility in Food Serving Industry & Healthy Trends

Vesselin Barliev
Government Affairs Expert, Business for Society
James Lomax
Programme Officer (Food Systems & Agriculture), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Petr Jiskra
Co-founder, We Deliver Taste
Miroslav Bukva
General Manager, Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

10:35 – 11:35

Coffee Break – Networking Session & One to One Meetings

11:35 – 11:55

Key Note Presentation

Role of Czech Confederation of Commernce and Toursim in Tourism policymaking

Marta Novakova
President, Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism

11:55– 12:20

Key Note Presentation

Special Focus on the Sharing Economy in HORECA Sector

Christian de Barrin
CEO of HOTREC, the umbrella Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe

12:20 – 12:40

Key Note Presentation

Food, Lifestyle & Media

Pal Milkovics
Founder, CE Media

12:40 – 13:40

Networking Lunch

13:45 – 14:30

Consumer Trends in the Region

Ágnes Horváth
Managing Editor, Vendeglatas Magazine
Martin B Jones
Vice President, Food & Beverage - Luxury Brands, Europe, Accor Hotels
Harald Sjostrom
Director F&B, Russia & Europe, Azimut Hotels
Philip Mahoney
Vice President, Food & Drink, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Knud Bundgaard
Senior Director F&B Development and Culinary EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

14:30 – 15:15

Food Waste Management

Bernd Kirsch
Area Executive Chef CEE, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group & Executive Chef Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest
Eilidh Brunton
Consultant & Project Manager, The Food Waste Network
Balazs Cseh
Founder & President, Hungarian Foodbank Association
Fabrice Martin- Plichta
President, Czech Food Banks Association
Adam Podhola
Founding Member, Safe Food

15:15 – 16:15

Coffee Break - Networking Open Session & One to One Meetings

16:15 – 16:45

Debate: Employee Management in HORECA Sector

Klaus Pilz
Regional Manager Czech Republic, Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG
Martin Hrabec
CEO, Hospitality Training Institute

16:45 – 17:30

Success by Design

Linda Korndal
Head of Architecture, NORM ARCHITECTS
Oleg Azovskiy
CEO & Founder Azovskiy &Pahomova Architects
Ing.arch. Vladimíra Leníčková
Founder, Len+k Architects


Closing Remarks Day 1

19:30 - 00:00

Gala Dinner