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2015 Speakers

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Simon Barlow

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

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Neil George

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

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Simon Lazarus

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Taras Ettl

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Filippo Sona

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Clarence Tan

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

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

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