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2014 Speakers

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Selim El Zein

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Norman Forsyth

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Christoph Härle

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Rami Moukarzel

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Costas Verginis

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Bernard Forster

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Elie Younes

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Tom Hasker

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Oliver Ebner

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Filippo Sona

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Taras Ettl

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Bani Haddad

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Nenad Pacek

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

Andrew Clough

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

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Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013