Special projects


FORO – International Forum for Reputation in Hospitality

FORO is about reputation, about high quality services and about high quality environment in the hospitality industry. The Forum promotes best management practices, representative investments and projects, in the context of the recent international references from the industry. More information on www.foro.com.ro


Peter Ducker FIH

Chief Executive, Institute of Hospitality, UK

Speaker and Guest / The Institute of Hospitality promotes from over 75 years the excellence, the professionalism and the quality standards in the hospitality industry. The Institute brings together managers from more than 100 countries. Peter Ducker is the Chief Executive of The Institute of Hospitality. He is a graduate of Oxford University and for many years he was Executive Director of the Hotel Booking Agents Association, an organisation with 85 agencies and 205 hotels. He was voted in the top 50 most influential people in the industry.

Vincent Vermeulen

Managing Director, School for Butlers and Hospitality, Belgium

Speaker and Guest / The School for Butlers founded by Vincent Vermeulen is one of the most appreciated from Europe. Vincent Vermeulen is already the fourth generation of a family that has dedicated its life to working in the hospitality.  After managing Michelin star restaurants and collaborating with luxury hotels around the world, he founded the school driven by the need of high level service in the hospitality industry. He’s also fellow of the Guild of International Professional Toastmasters.

Chef Thomas Bühner

Owner, La Vie Restaurant, Osnabrück: 3* Michelin + 19 points Gault&Millau

Speaker and Guest / Thomas Bühner is one of the most awarded and appreciated German Chefs for over 20 years and one of the 10 Chefs awarded with 3 Michelin stars. His Restaurant La Vie from Osnabrück received 3 Michelin stars and 19 points Gault&Millau. Thomas Bühner was ‘Chef of the Year’ by Gault&Millau, ‘Grand Chef’ with Relais & Chateaux, and La Vie is member of ‘Les Grandes Tables du Monde’ starting 2010.

Peter Ippolito

Architect, Managing Partner, Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart, Germany

Speaker and Guest / Peter Ippolito studied architecture in Stuttgart and Chicago. In 2002 he opens his own studio and since then manages to create an international reputation with the help of the team of 80 designers he coordinates. He was the first German interior designer to be admitted to Interior Design magazine’s prestigious ›Hall of Fame‹. His multidisciplinary design studio received over 260 international awards for interiors: 2017 Best of Year Awards – Interior Design Magazine Winner Casual Dining, Red Dot Design Award, INsider Award, German Design Award Interior Architecture, Iconic Awards etc.