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2014 Speakers

Frits van Paasschen

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Selim El Zein

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Bani Haddad

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Norman Forsyth

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

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)

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Rui M. Barros

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

Taras Ettl

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Neil George

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Tom Hasker

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Pascal Gauvin

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Yousuf Lootah

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Rami Moukarzel

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Alexandre Sogno

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Elie Younes

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Bernard Forster

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Costas Verginis

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Filippo Sona

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Andrew Clough

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Venue

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

Madinat Jumeirah
PO BOX 75157
DUBAI,
UAE
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