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2014 Speakers

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Tom Hasker

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Yousuf Lootah

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Elie Younes

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

Christoph Härle

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Bernard Forster

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Pascal Gauvin

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Rui Barros

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

Bani Haddad

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

Norman Forsyth

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Nenad Pacek

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Gordon Drake

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Taras Ettl

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

Simon Hage

Associate Vice-President, Interior Design and Procurement, Design & Construction Department, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Rami Moukarzel

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Alexandre Sogno

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

Costas Verginis

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Selim El Zein

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Andrew Clough

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Media Centre

Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013