The Premier Nordic Hotel Industry Conference

About the Hotel Investment Conference

The NHC Conference is the leading international hotel investment and development conference focusing on the Nordic hotel market. The conference has successfully been organized since 2009 (previously the HotCop conference) and grown to become the premier Nordic hotel investment and development event. The conference offers extensive knowledge and information sharing with a combination of presentations, interview sessions and panel discussions with some of the top-level executives from the Nordic as well as the international hotel market. It is the networking platform bringing together investors, developers, financiers and operators creating a unique ”deal-making venue”.

Aktører, der søger en hotelkonference udelukkende om det danske marked kan henvende sig til Estate Media Nordic.

Find information about the previous NHC-Conferences here: Conference-2016Conference-2015


Pre-Conference Program 2017 Conference Program 2017 Speakers & Moderators 2017 Participating Companies 2017 Pictures 2017 Interview with Frank Fiskers Interview with Torgeir Silseth

Proudly Sponsored By

We are proud to once again present Carlson Rezidor as key event sponsor in 2017. The 8th Annual NHC Conference was hosted at the Copenhagen conference hotel Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel.

We are grateful and honoured for the support and involvement.

If you wish to be a sponsor at the NHC-Conference 2018 please contact for more information.

Nordic Hotel Professional of the Year 2017

The Nordic Hotel Professional of the Year Award is an award given to recognize leadership in our industry and for playing an essential role in developing the Nordic hotel market - an award from the industry, for the industry.


The 2017 Nominees were:

Oscar Crohn - Solstra Capital Partners
Pirjo Ojanperä - CapMan
Andrs Buchardt - AB Invest
Petter A. Stordalen - Strawberry Group


The 2017 recipient was Petter. A Stordalen from Strawberry Group. Congratulations!

The Nominees

The Speakers at the NHC-Conference 2017 - 30 - 31 May

Frank Fiskers

President & CEO, Scandic Hotels

Torgeir Silseth

CEO, Nordic Choice

Lisa Neubüser

Global Rollout, Zoku

Hans-Peter Hermann

Director - Asset Management, Invesco Real Estate

Tom Walsh

CEO, Staycity

Riikka Moreau

Senior Manager - Business Development, Citadines

Meindert Jan Tjoeng

Director of Development & Investment, citizenM

Johannes Kangas

CEO, Forenom Oy

Isabell Hajdukiewicz

Director of Development, Ruby Hotels

Anders Braks

CEO & Owner, EVENT Hotels

Martin Edsinger

Senior Vice President, KSL Capital Partners

Peter Tengström

CEO, Midstar AB

Nicolas Mayer

Partner, PwC

Aksel Lundquist

Director, Brunswick Real Estate

Emil Lindvang Bentsen

Hotel Consultant, Nordic Hotel Consulting

Arild Hovland

Senior Vice President Business Development, Rezidor Hotel Group

Robert van der Graaf

Senior Director Business Development, Rezidor Hotel Group

Douglas Waibel

Associate Director, PATRIZIA

Áshildur Bragadóttir

Director, Visit Reykjavik

Hrólfur Jónsson

Director - Property Management and Econ. Development, Visit Reykjavik

Hanna Lankinen

Head of Business Development, Invest in Finland

Anna Gissler

CEO, Invest Stockholm

Kim Fønss-Lundberg

Senior Investor Development Manager, Copenhagen Capacity

Annie Kristi Korsmo

Director of Conventions, Visit Oslo

Demian Hodari

Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Terence Baker

Senior Reporter, Hotel News Now

Katia Østergaard


Christian Kielgast

Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

Advisory Board

It has been an essential part of the NHC Conference's vision to be the leading Nordic hotel investment and development conference, for the market directed by the market. The advisory board meets once a year in Copenhagen and is constituted of selected top level executives from the industry. With representatives from both leading Nordic as well as international industry players, the advisory board helps to shape the content and format of the NHC Conference. We are grateful and honoured for the time and effort the members dedicate to the event.


  • Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Frank Fiskers, President & CEO, Scandic Hotels
  • Trine Sundt, Senior Vice President, DNB
  • Pirjo Ojanperä, Partner, Head of Real Estate Hotel Fund, CapMan
  • Christopher Raanaas, Director of Asset Management, KLP Eiendom
  • Guy Pasley-Tyler, Senior Director, Global Business Strategy & Feasibility, Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Keith Evans, Vice President – Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital Group
  • Anders Buchardt, Owner & Executive Chairman, AB Invest AS
  • Peter Haaber, Owner & CEO of Zleep Hotels

Nordic Hotel Consulting

Nørre Voldgade 16
DK-1358 Copenhagen
Tel. +45 4582 1172




Any inquiries, questions or comments, please contact Gabriela Birrer, (+45) 30299711