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2015 Speakers

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Neil George

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

Simon Barlow

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

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Simon Lazarus

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Clarence Tan

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Filippo Sona

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels


The venue for AHIC 2015 is The Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

5-7 May 2015

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