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2014 Speakers

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Christoph Härle

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Frits van Paasschen

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Nicolas Mayer

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Norman Forsyth

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Elie Younes

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Costas Verginis

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Taras Ettl

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Rui Barros

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alexandre Sogno

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Animesh Pandey

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Selim El Zein

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Gordon Drake

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

Bani Haddad

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Filippo Sona

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Simon Hage

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Tom Hasker

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

Andrew Clough

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Oliver Ebner

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

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Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013