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2014 Speakers

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Alexandre Sogno

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Elie Younes

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Frits van Paasschen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Neil George

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Norman Forsyth

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Gordon Drake

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Christoph Härle

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Taras Ettl

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Filippo Sona

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Pascal Gauvin

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Costas Verginis

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Animesh Pandey

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Oliver Ebner

Executive Director at Project & Specialised Finance, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Bernard Forster

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

Rami Moukarzel

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa , Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Tom Hasker

UAE Country Director & Head of Project Management ME, Faithful + Gould

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Bani Haddad

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

President & Managing Director, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Andrew Clough

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

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