International Business Council, a global organization committed to advancing economies through high – level summits, and the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism, whose objective is the promotion of entrepreneurship in market environment and international contacts, have announced that they will be endorsing the Leaders in HORECA CEE & CIS Summit which will take place on November 26th and 27th in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Summit will bring together over 150 Food and Beverage Vice Presidents, Chefs and Purchasing Directors, Owners of Hotels, Restaurants, Bakeries, Cafes and Bars from 30 countries in the CEE & CIS region and will promote regional and global development and business opportunities. The endorsement confirms the crucial role that the Leaders in HORECA summit plays in regional development of the HORECA sector within Czech Republic and across the CEE and CIS region. The support of the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism for the Leaders in HORECA Summit is important because the Czech Republic is on the forefront of innovation and development in the region and supporting events, like Leaders in HORECA, is essential to its continued progress.

Elena Jassim, CEO of International Business Council reacted to the partnership by stating "We thank the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism for contacting International Business Council to support the Leaders in HORECA CEE Summit. We can see that the event is making an impression on the Country and Region and we are excited to work together on this and future events and projects in our Hospitality and Tourism Series.”

Led by prominent industry experts such as Simon Burdess, Vice President of Food and Beverage Europe, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Martin B. Jones, Vice President of Food and Beverage, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and Head Chef, Dominik Stolzer, from Hotel Bristol Vienna, Leaders in HORECA Summit will discuss issues such as HORECA Sector Development & Opportunities in the Region, Attracting Investment in the HORECA Sector, Trade Promotion, Development and Social Responsibility in the Food Serving in Industry & Healthy Trends. This 2 day event will set up the business agenda for numerous business internationally for the upcoming year.

About International Business Council

International Business Council strives to promote international business opportunities, professional development and entrepreneurship by facilitating networking and open dialogue amongst global and regional leaders through a series of high – level events and professional development programs that drive innovation and set international business agendas.

About the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism

With more than 20 years of existence and promotion of entrepreneurship in market environment and international contacts have brought the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism to the position of an institution greatly respected by its members, professional public, state authorities and also professional European organizations.

What the confederation represents

• Top, independent, voluntary and a lobby organization

• Federations, associations, big retail a distribution companies, consumer co-operatives, groups of independent retailers and franchise networks, small a medium enterprises in the commerce and hospitality sector, tourism and related services

• A regional-structured organization that by means of its regional representation cooperates with municipal authorities to develop the regions socially and economically