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2014 Speakers

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Alexandre Sogno

President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific (HAMA AP).

Animesh Pandey

Senior Manager Commercial Development, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

Rami Moukarzel

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Gordon Drake

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Bernard Forster

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Costas Verginis

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Christoph Härle

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Andrew Clough

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Filippo Sona

Director | Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Oliver Ebner

Executive Director at Project & Specialised Finance, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Simon Hage

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Frits van Paasschen

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

Selim El Zein

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Norman Forsyth

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Elie Younes

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Tom Hasker

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

AHIC Alumni Club

Welcome to the AHIC Alumni Club

 

 

A new initiative launched at AHIC 2012 to provide year around value for our loyal attendees

What is the AHIC Alumni Club? It is a way of recognising and thanking all the members of the AHIC community who have attended consistently over the years

What are the benefits? Year around access to the online networking system, invitations to networking events and AHIC Regional Briefings, preferential rates for attending AHIC

What are AHIC Regional Briefings? Invitation only, networking events to bring together the local investment community, providing an intelligence update on the local hotel market for investors, please note only Alumni who have attended consecutively over the last three years will receive access to all of the networking events.  Alumni will be notified of invitations to upcoming events via email. 


If you have not yet received a welcome email to the AHIC Alumni Club and you think you qualify please email me or call me on +971 50 465 5269