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2014 Speakers

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Christoph Härle

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Bani Haddad

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Andrew Clough

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Bernard Forster

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Yousuf Lootah

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Costas Verginis

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Norman Forsyth

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Rui Barros

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Gordon Drake

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Pascal Gauvin

Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Elie Younes

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

Animesh Pandey

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Simon Hage

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

Selim El Zein

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Alexandre Sogno

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

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