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2015 Speakers

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Jean Luc Naret

Senior Vice President F&B, Jumeirah Group , Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Filippo Sona

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Abdulla Ziyath

Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Simon Barlow

Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

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