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2014 Speakers

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Filippo Sona

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Neil George

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

Gordon Drake

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Animesh Panday

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Costas Verginis

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Rui M. Barros

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Taras Ettl

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Tom Hasker

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Elie Younes

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Christoph Härle

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Andrew Clough

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Pascal Gauvin

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Muhammad Al-Amir

Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Rami Moukarzel

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Bani Haddad

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Selim El Zein

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

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