"A handful of mostly European hotel groups are looking to steal a march on their U.S. competitors by moving into the Iranian hospitality market while U.S. companies still face regulatory uncertainty... Abu Dhabi-based-Rotana Hotel Management Corp. PJSC, France’s Accor, Spain’s Meliá Hotels International and Germany’s Steigenberger Hotel Group are all moving quickly in anticipation of a tourism and business boom... ... Frankfurt-based Steigenberger recently signed a letter of intent to open 10 hotels in Iran." (Reuters, "Iran Prepares for an Uptick in Tourism," 10/4/2016).
Steigenberger Wiltcher’s has agreed to serve as the venue for the Iran Forum: Banking & Finance 2016 (the “Forum”) in Brussels on October 20-21, 2016. According to its official website, the Forum is being organized by the Ravand Institute and the Flanders Investment & Trade Agency in conjunction with supporters, including Iranian government enterprises. (Iran Forum Website, “Homepage”).