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2015 Speakers

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Simon Lazarus

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

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Prab Thakral

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Simon Barlow

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Clarence Tan

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

Taras Ettl

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

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Filippo Sona

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

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