Horwath HTL has announced the return of the HOTCO conference being held in Budapest from May 30th to May 31st. The event returns after a COVID hiatus for its fifth instalment with the theme of ‘Recouping Hotel investment values and progressing with new developments’.
The event, which has become the most significant and anticipated hotel investment event focusing on the CEE region, brings together the most important players in hospitality and hotel real estate for two days of networking, plenary sessions and business. The key companies in hotel real estate: owners, banks, investment funds, private equity, venture capital, developers, hotel brands and advisors will all descend on
the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, Budapest to learn about the current state of the industry.
So far over 50 speakers from around the industry have confirmed, with more to be announced before the event starts. The event itself is it expecting attendance to be over 250.
Marius Gomola, Managing Director of Horwath HTL, Hungary and the organizer of the conference, said, “We are so excited to welcome our friends and colleagues back to Budapest after two difficult years, and there is so much to discuss. Whereas there are inevitable headwinds that need to be faced, it is clear that there is a real feeling of positivity around the industry with indications that traveller numbers are fast
approaching 2019 numbers. We need to harness that energy in a positive way, promote our industry and get back to it.”
James Chappell, Global Business Director of Horwath HTL, said, “This event has become key for anyone interested in doing business in the CEE countries, and there is a tremendous amount of positive sentiment for the future prospects of this region. Hotels and hospitality are still a very attractive asset class and investors know there are real possibilities here compared to mature Western markets. Personally, I cannot
wait to see old friends and colleagues and get back to it.”