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2014 Speakers

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Taras Ettl

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Nicolas Mayer

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Nenad Pacek

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Rui Barros

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Selim El Zein

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

Filippo Sona

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Animesh Pandey

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Bernard Forster

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Andrew Clough

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Norman Forsyth

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Elie Younes

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Oliver Ebner

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Pascal Gauvin

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Tom Hasker

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Bani Haddad

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Christoph Härle

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Gordon Drake

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

Simon Hage

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

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.

Taxis 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