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2014 Speakers

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Yousuf Lootah

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Bernard Forster

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Rui Barros

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Oliver Ebner

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Andrew Clough

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Nicolas Mayer

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

Gordon Drake

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Bani Haddad

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Nenad Pacek

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Simon Hage

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Taras Ettl

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Costas Verginis

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Tom Hasker

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Filippo Sona

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Animesh Pandey

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

Elie Younes

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Pascal Gauvin

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Norman Forsyth

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Selim El Zein

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA


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

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