Previous Best Stay speakers include:


  • Martin Jones, president F&B, Accor Hotels, Switzerland
  • Robert Gasser, general manager, Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center, Serbia
  • Lovorka Struna, hotel manager, Monte Mulini, Croatia
  • Gurhan Sayar, general manager, Lazzoni Hotel, Turkey
  • Adam Rowledge, general manager, Georgian House Hotel, United Kingdom
  • Zafiris Lampadaridis, general manager, Mercure Belgrade Excelsior, Serbia
  • Nicolai Czepluch, director of guest experience, The Chedi Luštica Bay, Montenegro
  • Olivier Si-Tahar, general manager, Holiday Inn Express Belgrade City, Serbia
  • Julieta Serafimova, general manager, Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Slavica Bogosavljević, general Manager, Holiday Inn Belgrade, Serbia
  • Vlastimir Ivančić, director IT & User Support Sector, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Tuba Ersoy, global HR director, DO&CO Group, Austria
  • Kristina Kirova, HR Manager, Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
  • Ivana Pačič Unković, marketing manager, Lešić Dimitri Palace, Croatia
  • Luisa Fath, HR manager, Posthotel Achenkirch, Austria
  • Petra Zierer, marketing & e-commerce executive, Kempinski Palace Portorož, Slovenia
  • Jelena Nikolić, revenue manager, IN Hotel Belgrade, Serbia
  • Davina Ljubučić Đirlić, sales & marketing manager, Hotel Park Split, Croatia
  • Jean-François Fontaine-Boullé, director of hospitality sales, Cambium Networks, France
  • Lora Vasileva, employee performance & talent development manager, Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Samra Softić, sales & marketing manager, Hotel President Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Besim Agušaj, hospitality & tourism management program area head, RIT Croatia
  • Delimir Tasić, IT sales unit leader, Samsung, Serbia
  • Tatjana Peček, business consultant, Combis, Croatia
  • Veljko Antonić, front office manager, Crowne Plaza Belgrade, Serbia
  • Elena Radulović, marketing & events manager, Importanne Hotels & Resorts, Croatia
  • Martina Kessler, senior HR consultant, Selectio, Croatia
  • Mirka Baničević Čelar, director, Pučko otvoreno učilište “Obzor”, Croatia
  • Toni Babić, director, Praktikum, Croatia
  • Nina Stamenić, hotel manager, Solaris Resort, Serbia
  • Antonija Šarć, HR, Dubrovnik Riviera Hotels, Croatia
  • Alan Williams, owner, ServiceBrand Global, United Kingdom
  • Sandra Koroljević, consultant, Hauska & Partner, Croatia
  • Krešimir Šuljak, project manager, Asseco SEE, Croatia
  • Igor Grčić, territory manager, Aruba Networks, Croatia
  • Joze Tomaš, general manager, Hotel Park Split, Croatia
  • Antonio Piantanida, complex general manager, HTP Orebić, Croatia
  • Sanja Gagulić, management board member, Bluesun Hotels & Resorts, Croatia
  • Tea Pestotnik Prebeg, director of the quality sector, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Boris Vižintin, managing director, Hotel President Pantovčak, Croatia
  • Mihajlo Cakić, general manager, Hotel Tesla Smart Stay, Serbia
  • Trpimir Kvesić, co-founder and CEO, InSky Solutions, Croatia
  • Tomislav Hrala, cluster director of sales and marketing, Kempinski Palace Portorož, Slovenia
  • Andrea Glavan, general manager, Hotel Bellevue, Mali Lošinj, Croatia
  • Ayhan Basci, general manager, Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Michael Caspar, general manager, Radisson Blu Resort Split, Croatia
  • Mario Ovsenjak, general manager, Hotel Gotham, United Kingdom
  • Andrej Kačič, CEO, Collegium Mondial Travel, Slovenia
  • Ivana Beli Oštarčević, director of ICT propositioning department, Croatian Telecom, Croatia
  • Krešimir Jusup, ICT standard proposition & pricing management expert, Croatian Telecom, Croatia
  • Marina Krizman, chief travel officer, Envy, Croatia
  • Ana First, head of sales SEE/UK & Scandinavia, Falkensteiner Punta Skala Resort, Croatia
  • Ksenija Lubarda, director of sales and marketing, Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Serbia
  • Daniela Nova, director of distribution, Orbis / AccorHotels Eastern Europe, Poland
  • Aleksandra Marić, marketing director, Hotel Tesla Smart Stay, Serbia
  • Ante Grancarić, project manager, Swanky Mint Hostel, Croatia
  • Franco Peruza, vice president business development, Odien Hotels, Croatia
  • Bruno Nizić, hotel director, Hotel Vestibul Palace, Croatia
  • Irina Tomić, executive director, Adriatic Tourist Resorts, Croatia
  • Ana Brant, director of global guest experience and innovation, Dorchester Collection, United Kingdom
  • Alen Gojčeta, ICT director, VIPnet, Croatia
  • Lukša Jakobušić, director, Brenum (One Suite Hotel), Croatia
  • Miki Bratanić, hospitality consultant and solutions design executive, Adria Electronics, Croatia
  • Stefan Baumann, manager hospitality and MDU solutions, Central and Eastern Europe, Ruckus, Germany
  • Hrvoje Kobešćak, head of eWallet solutions, mStart, Croatia
  • Dejan Blatnik, sales and business development manager, Adacta, Croatia
  • Nataša Tiška Vrsalović, director, Dionaea-Vrtovi, Croatia
  • Megan Horney, co-funder & design director, The Admiral Zaton, Croatia
  • Ole Kloth, director of development, Soulmade Hotel, Germany
  • Marko Murtić, director, Emur Studio, Croatia
  • Marko Ćorić, business consultant, Comping, Croatia
  • Petar Brgan, director of business development, Clico SEE, Croatia
  • Jason Price, President, Covideo, United States of America
  • Paul Molloy, service excellence director, HOIST GROUP, United Kingdom
  • Peter Lösch, director luxury division, Maistra, Croatia
  • Martina Rumin, director, MailPlus Adria, Croatia
  • Alexander Orlandini, hospitality coach & trainer, Orlandini Consulting, Austria
  • Jonathan Riff, founder & director, The Admiral Zaton, Croatia
  • Ana Penović, co-owner, Jasno & Glasno, Croatia
  • Ivana Nesković, senior manager, regional accounts, STR, United Kingdom
  • Adriana Mikulić, sales manager, Boutique Hotel Adriatic, Croatia
  • Ines Nanić, managing director, Dubrovnik Event, Croatia
  • Nikola Račeta, hotel director, Design Hotel Royal, Croatia
  • Ivana Budin Arhanić, vice president of business development and corporate affairs, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Nikola Avram, general manager & co-owner, 88 Rooms Hotel, Serbia
  • Dejan Balmazović, assistant general manager, Union Hotels, Slovenia
  • Emeline Sykora Wintrebert, development manager for South-East Europe, AccorHotels, Romania
  • Gianluca Laterza, territory manager, TripAdvisor, Italy
  • Boris Duša, director, Divota Apartment Hotel, Croatia
  • Nikolina Mikuličić, architect, Rusan Arhitektura d.o.o., Croatia
  • Petra Franić, architect, Rusan Arhitektura d.o.o., Croatia
  • Dario Cvitešić, business development manager, InSky Solutions, Croatia
  • Ivan Bilandžić, head of revenue management, Maistra, Croatia
  • Aleksandar Stepančev, enterprise networking lead, Cisco, Serbia
  • Boris Krstanović, director, Multilink, Croatia
  • Damir Knežević, director, Hoteza Adria Region, Croatia
  • Kristian Šustar, board member, HUP ZAGREB, board president, Dubrovnik Riviera Hotels, Croatia
  • Siniša Miljević, director, IRTA, Croatia
  • Andrea Grisdale, owner & CEO, IC Bellagio, Italy
  • Tijana Đuričić, PR manager, Regional office, German National Tourist Office, Germany
  • Mirjana Fijolić, editor, MojBiz.com, Croatia
  • Damjana Domanovac, publishing director, Place2go, Croatia
  • Muamer Mujević, director, Iconis Agency, Croatia
  • Tihomir Kolarić, F&B manager, Park Plaza Belvedere, Croatia
  • Roland Fredersdorf, F&B director, Crowne Plaza Belgrade, Serbia
  • Željka Babić, content & edutainment consultant, Plava Sova, Croatia
  • Vlatka Stanić, director, Grand Hotel Bonavia, Croatia
  • Gorazd Čad, editor, Kongres Magazine, Slovenia
  • Adriano Požarić, editor, Turizam Info, Croatia
  • Lea Aviani, director, Projectum, Croatia
  • Miloš Petrović, CEO, Hotelijeri.com, Serbia
  • Damjana Domanovac, publishing director, Place2go, Croatia
  • Karmen Cunjac, manager, BDM Club, Croatia
  • Dora Smolčić Jurdana, dean, Faculty of tourism and hospitality management, Croatia
  • Richard Windischbacher, manager tourist information center, Graz Tourismus und Stadtmarketing, Austria
  • Tina Jukić Tomljanović, director advertising division, Croatian National Tourist Board, Croatia
  • Anemary Džidara, owner, Apartman Orhideja, Croatia
  • Andrea Grisdale, owner and CEO, IC Bellagio, Italy
  • Dubravka Bosanac, owner, City Classic apartment, Croatia
  • Krešimira Rendulić, director, Prorsus communications, Croatia
  • Ana Keglović Horvat, director, Lude ribe, Croatia
  • Petra Fabris, director, Agora Hotel Management, Croatia
  • Lea Veić, owner, Black and white apartments Zagreb, Croatia
  • Ana Buljan, owner, Villa Storia, Croatia
  • Ana Mladenić, marketing director, Luxury Istria, Croatia
  • Helena Alfirević Arbutina, director and architect, HD Spatium, Croatia
  • Dražen Arbutina, professor, Polytechnic of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sue Reager, president, Translate Your World, USA
  • Tinja Tamminen, owner, 7 Fells Hostel, Finland
  • Lovro Novinc, manager, Swanky Mint Hostel, Croatia
  • Steve Brenner, owner, The Beehive Hotel & Hostel, Italy
  • Tomaž Juvan, director, Hostel Celica, Slovenia
  • Igor Kordić, director, ZIGZAG Integrated hotel, Croatia
  • Josipa Cvelić Bonifačić, project manager, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Sandi Kovačević, director, Hotel Cubo, Slovenia
  • Goran Pleše, area manager, Booking.com, Croatia
  • Danijela Čavlović, general manager, Studio Kairos, Croatia
  • Rujana Lukač, representative Adria Region, HomeExchange.com, Croatia
  • Denis Prevolšek, hotel director, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Goran Biljaković, head of sales, Katarina Line, Croatia
  • Vesna Bartolović, head of the regional office, HBOR, Croatia
  • Sanda Čorak, director, Institute for tourism, Croatia
  • Jagoda Vukušić, former Croatian Ambassador in Norway, journalist, owner, Agroturizam Japodi, Croatia
  • Antony Doucet, brand & marketing director, The House Hotel, Turkey
  • Goran Kovačević, managing director, Square Nine Hotel Belgrade, Serbia
  • Vera Kanjuga Starčević, director, Hotel Trakošćan, Croatia
  • Nenad Nižić, owner, Hotel Vestibul Palace, Croatia
  • Kruno Pekas, private accommodation specialist, Bed and Breakfast Association, Croatia
  • Siniša Necko, IT advisor, Savjetnik, Croatia
  • Maurizio D’Atri, owner, Appia Antica Resort, Italy
  • Igor and Barbara Horvat, owners, Villa Barbara, Croatia
  • Katarina Pražnikar, owner, Farm Stay Pirc, Slovenia
  • Rod Taylor, managing director, Taylor Global Advisors Limited, United Kingdom
  • Mitja Jus, CEO, Roundabout Travel (TJs d.o.o.), Slovenia
  • Vidoje Vujić, professor, Faculty of tourism and hospitality management, Croatia
  • Iva Bahunek, director, UPUHH, Croatia
  • Bernard D’Souza, director of quality sector, Valamar Riviera, Croatia
  • Zdenko Cerović, professor, Faculty of tourism and hospitality management, Croatia
  • Kruno Pekas, private accommodation specialist, Bed and Breakfast Association, Croatia
  • Danijela Čavlović, managing director, Studio Kairos, Croatia
  • Nedo Pinezić, director, Family accommodation and tourism community, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatia
  • Marija Ivaniš, senior assistant, Faculty of tourism and hospitality management, Croatia
  • Dexter Moren, director, Dexter Moren Associates, United Kingdom
  • Antun Lojić, director of sales, Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons, Slovenia
  • Una Barac, group director, Scott Brownrigg, United Kingdom
  • Marcello Gasparini, sales representative, Billiani SRL, Italy
  • Mario Furčić, project manager, Tim Bolje, Croatia
  • Marko Padovan, director, Tim Bolje, Croatia
  • Vedran Jukić, director, SODAarhitekti, Croatia
  • Mladen Poropat, CEO, VMP Design & Colledani, Croatia
  • Andrea Fioretti, IT support supervisor, Maistra, Croatia
  • Yair Carmel, director and founder, Carmelon Digital Marketing, Israel
  • Davor Brenko, director, ISTRATECH, Croatia
  • Aleksandar Stepancev, enterprise network product sales specialist, Cisco, Serbia
  • Željko Giljanović, sr. system engineer, Multilink, Croatia
  • Lovro Bauer, director, Fabrika Arhitekti, Croatia
  • Krešimir Dvorski, managing director, Nextbike, Croatia
  • Lovro Bauer, director, Fabrika Arhitekti, Croatia
  • Mladen Tomić, director, Hotel Split, Croatia
  • Marjan Žitnik, founder, Typing d.o.o., Spotie.com®, SoundScriber.com, Emplio.co, SnoozeNews.me & Frames+, Croatia
  • Nenad Tatarinov, managing director, D-Resort Šibenik, Croatia
  • Petar Milevoj, digital marketing and sales manager, Maistra, Croatia