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2014 Speakers

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Rui Barros

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

Gordon Drake

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Christoph Härle

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Nenad Pacek

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Bani Haddad

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Costas Verginis

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

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)

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Selim El Zein

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Animesh Pandey

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

Elie Younes

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Filippo Sona

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Pascal Gauvin

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Bernard Forster

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Simon Hage

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Oliver Ebner

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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


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