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2015 Speakers

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Simon Lazarus

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

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Simon Barlow

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

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Filippo Sona

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Clarence Tan

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Denis Sorin

Advisor to Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global