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2015 Speakers

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Simon Lazarus

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Denis Sorin

Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Clarence Tan

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

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Simon Barlow

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Filippo Sona

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, 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