HVS is hosting the first CIS & Georgia Hospitality Investment Conference (iCON) at the newly opened JW Marriott Absheron Baku in Azerbaijan on 18 and 19 September 2012. The two-day event will focus on the region’s hotel development, investor climate and many of the current issues facing the industry, bringing together international investors and operators as well as some of the region’s decision-makers, government representatives and opinion leaders. iCON will provide a great platform for delegates to share views, insights, and proposed strategies for advancing the hospitality and tourism sectors in the region. Speakers include HVS alumnus Saurabh Chawla, director of international development and acquisitions for Louvre Hotels Group and Tatiana Veller, managing director of HVS Moscow. For more information or to book a place at iCON visit www.iconhvs.com.