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2014 Speakers

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Rui M. Barros

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Christoph Härle

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Filippo Sona

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Yousuf Lootah

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Nenad Pacek

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Simon Hage

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Rami Moukarzel

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Selim El Zein

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Norman Forsyth

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bernard Forster

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

Costas Verginis

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bani Haddad

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Pascal Gauvin

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

Gordon Drake

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Elie Younes

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Andrew Clough

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

Tom Hasker

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Taras Ettl

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Media Centre

Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013