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2015 Speakers

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Simon Lazarus

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Clarence Tan

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Filippo Sona

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Jean Luc Naret

Senior Vice President F&B, Jumeirah Group , Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai

Simon Barlow

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

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Travel Information

Dubai Airport:

Dubai International Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Madinat Jumeirah. From Dubai International Airport, follow signs for Garhoud Bridge and Sheikh Zayed Road. Follow the Sheikh Zayed Road until Interchange 4 – Dubai Police Academy - and take the right slip road. At the first set of traffic lights go straight, then at the next traffic lights you will see Madinat Jumeirah straight ahead of you. Valet parking is available to the right, by the entrance to the conference centre.


These are available at all hours from outside the airport. If you require airport transfer services please contact your hotel.

To view the location of the airport please click here