Burba Hotel Network (BHN), hosts of the upcoming Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) 2015, are pleased to announce that this year’s program will feature two special sessions focusing on Montenegro. Hot.E will be held in London on 28-29 September 2015, at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

A unique pre-conference session on Montenegro will bring together the Government of Montenegro and industry experts to learn about this dynamic lifestyle destination. Panelists will include: Oliver Corlette, Managing Director, Porto Montenegro; Angel Rodriguez, Executive Development Director, Portonovi; and Samih Onsi Sawiris, Chairman & CEO, Orascom Development. The session will be moderated by Miroslav Dragicevic, Senior Partner/Director, Horwath HTL Croatia. These panelists are considered “early birds” to the idea of converting Montenegro’s Adriatic coast into a world class place to visit and reside within the Mediterranean.

Dragicevic stated, “We are delighted that Montenegro will be getting some of the recognition it deserves at this year’s conference. For some years now, Montenegro has been attracting the kind of sophisticated traveler who previously would have gone to the south of France or Italy. Through some incredible developments, which we discuss in depth in my panel, the whole region is beginning to get the attention of the rest of the world. Significantly, these projects are combining local financing and expertise with some of the biggest names in international development and operation. The results are truly spectacular and will bring fresh impetus to tourism projects across the whole region. We are honored to be able to highlight the best of Montenegro at this year’s London conference.”

MontenegroLogo150x150Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism for the Government of Montenegro, will additionally highlight the investment opportunities available in the Hidden Pearl of the Mediterranean at Hot.E’s opening plenary session. During this session Gvozdenović will focus on some of the investment and development opportunities that are available in Montenegro.

“We are delighted to be shining a spotlight on the incredible opportunities in Montenegro at Hot.E,” said Jim Burba, president of BHN and host of Hot.E. “These special sessions will include an update on several new projects that represent nearly two billion Euro’s in investment, an impressive number for any sized country, and especially impressive for a country the size of Montenegro. In 2001, we had the privilege of working with the government of Montenegro to create a hotel investment conference to introduce the country to the global hotel investment community. It was a very different time, and a lot needed to be done for Montenegro to effectively compete with other already established destinations. The progress made since that conference has been truly amazing, and we’re proud to have played a role in the development of this beautiful destination,” Burba added.

For more information about the Hot.E program or registration, visit the Hot.E website.


About Hot.E
Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) is Europe’s most focused hotel investment conference, with sessions highlighting the capital markets and investment opportunities in Europe. With over one-third of the companies in attendance in 2014 comprised of leading debt, equity, and development organizations, Hot.E has become the ‘must attend’ networking event for Europe’s hotel investment leaders. The conference will be held 28-29 September 2015 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, London. The conference is hosted by BHN, the world’s leading producer of hotel investment conferences. For more information or to register for Hot.E 2015, visit the Hot.E website.

Hot.E 2015 is being held in association with The Hotel Distribution Event (HDE). HDE will immediately follow Hot.E at the same venue on 30 September.

About BHN
BHN is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With almost three decades of experience, nearly 130 events completed to-date, and almost 90,000 international delegates, BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business and to learn about the latest trends. streetplan BHN events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong; HICAP UPDATE in Singapore; Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) in Gurgaon Delhi N.C.R.; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) in London. The BHN website is the gateway for information about the conferences BHN produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.