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OCTOBER 14, 2023
OCTOBER 15, 2023


InterContinental Athénée Palace
Bucharest, Romania
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The RYHC experience

Romanian Youth Hospitality Conference is the first one of its kind in the world! Imagine this: a hub for brilliant ideas waiting to be implemented. As a participant, you’ll get access to the advice and knowledge of the most successful people in the field, both national and international.

We have the honor of hosting representatives for the best hospitality universities globally, like Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland, ranked in the Top 3, and Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland, ranked in the Top 4.


Why join?


Hospitality and Luxury Business Management is a fast growing field that focuses on people skills and creativity, hear from successful individuals in the industry and get inspired to see why you should follow a similar path.

Practical learning

Participate in hands-on workshops and presentations that provide a taste of what it’s like to be successful leader in an ever changing business environment.

Industry trends

Stay informed about the latest trends and innovations including AI that are disrupting the travel industry, who knows maybe the conference will inspire your next great entrepreneurial adventure

Broadened horizons

Expand your horizons beyond traditional career options and consider a diverse range of opportunities in hospitality and beyond, learn how education in this field can open a lot of different career paths.

Social impact

Explore how the hospitality industry can make a difference in society and how you can be part in leading the change towards more meaningful travel experiences.


Workshops and Presentations

We are delighted to host the following workshops and presentations at the next edition of RYHC, in collaboration with our industry partners.

Interior Design and Hospitality Career Trends in Hospitality Crafting Luxury: designing High-End Products
Business Education in Hospitality: Preparing Future Leaders AI and Automation: Redefining Customer Engagement



October 14, 2023

  • Arrival of participants, registration and welcome coffee break

  • Opening ceremony – let’s take a moment to see what is coming in the next 2 days, receive a warm welcome by some of the conference guest speakers and understand the context of hospitality, luxury and digitalization

  • Meet the experts panel: Learn about the exciting world of luxury hospitality by two of the most experienced experts in the field: Christine Schilings (CEO Romania) and Nicolaas Houwert (GM InterContinental Athénée Palace)

  • Bogdan Focsa – Founder of 4anotimpuri travel agency – Luxury travel – My story of building personalized experiences for guests around the world

  • Coffee break

  • The impact of AI and Digitalization on Luxury Experiences – Workshop by Goran Yordanov, Regional Admissions Director – Glion | Les Roches

  • Lunch time – quick break so you can grab a bit nearby and then join us for an exciting afternoon

  • Building Your Luxury brand – Lessons from Glion Switzerland – workshop by Goran Yordanov, Kahoot session

  • Basel Koja – Founder of Chocoloco – Building a casual luxury brand

October 15, 2023

  • Arrival of participants, registration and welcome coffee break

  • Welcome back! Let’s take a moment to see what is coming up for the day and receive a warm welcome by some of the conference guest speakers

  • Business developer, sommelier, wine taster and lover of Romanian products, Marius Girlea will delve into the world of wines and his insights into operating in such a challenging field

  • Efe Francisc Aydemir will take us on an adventure through a bubble tea workshop

  • Coffee break

  • Antonio Verona will present his pioneering fitness and wellness community where you can fully immerse yourself in the transformative power of movement through workshops, retreats and meet-ups

  • Lunch time – quick break so you can grab a bit nearby and then join us for an exciting afternoon

  • Preparing for future – Education programs showcase by Glion and Les Roches in Switzerland, Spain and UK

  • Coffee break

  • Closing ceremony

InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest

Venue address:

InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest, an IHG Hotel

Strada Episcopiei Nr. 1