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Mr. Mayger

Nickolay Mayger

Founder & President, MAYGER

The history of MAYGER LLC is closely connected with the infancy of consulting market of Ukraine as well as with the personal desire of Dr. Nickolay Mayger to realize his knowledge and experience in business. MAYGER LLC was established in 2000 by the expert team under the direction of Dr. Mayger and now is well known in Ukraine and abroad. Dr. Nickolay Mayger is a purposeful and active person which is verified by a broad range of his work and public activities. - The Chairman of supervisory board of the commercial bank Finbank - The president of Regional Agency of Ukrainian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - The board Chairman of the Blagovest charity pension fund - Supervisory board member of a large-scale chemical-recovery enterprise Koksohimprom - The deputy of Primorskaya Regional Council of Odessa - A member of the Supervisory Council of a joint-stock leasing company - A board member of the pre-trial disputes settlement between investors, executives and local government for Odessa Regional State Administration - A member of the Commission on Corporate Management for Odessa Regional State Administration - A member of the Odessa Regional Coordination Board on Investments and Innovations for Odessa regional State Administration - A board member of Odessa City Regional Organization of Employers of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine - A board member of the Odessa regional department of the Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors of Ukraine - A board member of the Odessa Regional Branch of the Ukrainian Union of Manufacturers and Entrepreneurs - A member of the Editorial Board of the North American hotel industry internet-magazine Hotelexecutive.com Dr. Nickolay Mayger was awarded the title THE LEADER OF UKRAINIAN ECONOMY and entered the book ECONOMISTS OF UKRAINE. THE LEADERS OF NATIONAL ECONOMY. The book represents famous people, leading specialists in different fields of Ukrainian economy who contribute to national economy development and growth as well as to its active movement to European and world integration. http://who-is-who.com.ua/bookmaket/economisty2006/10/134/.html MAYGER is an internationally-oriented independent company, the leader in business development, engineering and management of investment projects, provision of consulting services in Ukraine. MAYGER was founded in 2000 by Dr. Nickolay Mayger. Hotels & Resorts is one of the key industries of the company. More information at www.mayger.org.

Mr. Mayger can be contacted at 380482343333 or hotel@mayger.org

Coming up in September 2020...

Hotel Group Meetings: Demand vs. Supply

It is a great time for hotel group meetings. It is expected that once again this sector will grow by 5-10% in 2020, partly due to the increasing value of in-person group meetings. Because people now spend so much time in front of their screens, face-to-face interactions have become a more treasured commodity in our modern world. Plus, the use of social media reinforces the value of engagement, discussion, conversation, and networking - all areas where group meetings shine. Despite this rosy outlook, there is a concern that demand for meetings far exceeds the supply of suitable venues and hotels. There are very few "big box" properties with 500-plus rooms and extensive conference facilities being built, and this shortage of inventory could pose a serious challenge for meeting planners. In addition to location concerns, the role of the meeting planner has also evolved significantly. Planners are no longer just meeting coordinators - they are de facto travel agents. Cultural interactions, local dining, experiential travel, and team-building activities are all now a part of their meeting mix. Plus, they have to cater to evolving tastes. Millennials are insisting on healthier venues and activities, and to meet their demands, hotels are making yoga breaks, fresh-pressed juices, plant-based diets, state-of-the-art gyms, and locally-sourced menus available. Millennials are also insisting that meeting venues practice Corporate Social Responsibility, which means upholding sustainable and ethical values; investment in the local community; health and well-being of employees; and general business practices that reflect being good citizens of the planet. Finally, there is a growing trend to merge meetings with other local events, such as music festivals, sporting events, and cultural attractions. The December Hotel Business Review will report on issues relevant to group meetings and will document what some hotels are doing to support this part of their operations.