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2014 Speakers

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Elie Younes

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Bernard Forster

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Alexandre Sogno

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Andrew Clough

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Christoph Härle

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Costas Verginis

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Animesh Panday

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Filippo Sona

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

Gordon Drake

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Yousuf Lootah

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Rui M. Barros

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Norman Forsyth

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Tom Hasker

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Taras Ettl

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Neil George

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Selim El Zein

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bani Haddad

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Frits van Paasschen

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


The venue for AHIC 2014 is The Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
5-6 May 2013

Madinat Jumeirah
PO BOX 75157
Tel: +971 4 3668888
Fax: +971 4 3667788

Further information on the Madinat Jumeirah can be found here

Details of how to get to the venue can be found by clicking here