Thomas Emanuel is Director of Business Development at STR Global. He is based in London, and oversees a team of 16 globally, who are responsible for STR Global’s growth across EMEA, ASPAC, and Latin America.

Founder and Managing Director of SEC Hospitality Training and Consulting, with specialises in consulting and couching for the hospitality industry.

Chairman, Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry

President of the Board of Governors Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

International Project Business for Villeroy & Boch

Scott Antel (DLA Piper). Mr. Antel is recognized as one of hospitality industry’s best lawyers by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal legal directories and was included in Russia’s Best Lawyers list for his work in hospitality business. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Russian Hotel Investment Forum.

Anton Matveev (Big Tree). Mr. Matveev is a hotel service expert and co-founder of the Hospitality Ideas & Trends Club (HIT Club).

David Jenkins (Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL). Mr. Jenkins works as a development and management specialist in the hotel business.