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2014 Speakers

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Neil George

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Rui Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Rami Moukarzel

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa , Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

President & Managing Director, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Amro Attia Gomaa

Investments Principal, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cineama (HOTAC)

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital and the Chairman of Dubai International Holding Company

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Bernard Forster

Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Elie Younes

Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Costas Verginis

Senior Director of Lodging Development, Marriott International Inc. & Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Yousuf Lootah

Executive Director Tourism Development & Investments , Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM)

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Tom Hasker

UAE Country Director & Head of Project Management ME, Faithful + Gould

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Samer Abu Ayash

Senior Vice President Design,Construction and Real Estate, Kingdom Investments

Geoffrey Lipman

President & Managing Director, ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

Deputy Secretary General - Investments, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Andrew Clough

Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Simon Hage

Associate Vice-President, Interior Design and Procurement, Design & Construction Department, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Lo’ai  Bataineh

DGM, Investment & Development, Head of Investment Management Group, Oman Arab Bank SAOC

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Bani Haddad

Regional Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

Executive Vice President- Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Middle East & Africa, JLL

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Muhammad Al-Amir

Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Taras Ettl

Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, Inc.

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Gordon Drake

Chief Financial Officer and Head of M&A, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Frits van Paasschen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Norman Forsyth

Regional Director, Design & Engineering, MEA, InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Middle East and Africa (IHG)

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Selim El Zein

Head of Hotel Asset Management, MENA, Colliers International MENA Region

Welcome to AHIC 2015

With 10 years under our belt, AHIC 2015 is on course to remain the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s most senior hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors. Our advisory Meeting will be held at the Emirates Academy on the 17th September 2014, at which the 2015 event will be discussed, shaping the themes and content to be delivered.

In addition, we will soon release details of our Regional Briefings Series for 2015, including locations to be visited, confirmed dates and topics up for discussion.

Did you know.. AHIC 2014 delegates can still connect via our online networking platform through to September so take advantage and make contact with your peers!

Finally, Congratulations to our AHIC 2014 Leadership Award Winner  HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, President, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

AHIC 2014 Round-up

 

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