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2015 Speakers

Oliver Ebner

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Assem Kaissi

Chief Operating Officer, Alesayi Group

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Mustafa Al Hashimi

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Hospitality

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa (MMEA), ACCOR

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Rudi Jagersbacher

President, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Saad A Al-Qahtani

Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Gordon Drake

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

Ramzy Fenianos

Development Director - EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Office, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director - MEA, Marriott International

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Piers Brown

CEO, International Hospitality Media

Simon Barlow

Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Panos Loupasis

Senior Development Director – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group Middle East

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, Insignia Worldwide

Taras Ettl

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Abdulla Ziyath

Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Philip Shepherd

Partner, PwC

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels & Golden Tulip in the MENA Region

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Filippo Sona

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

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Suma Venkatesh

Senior Vice President- Real Estate & Development, Taj Group (Indian Hotels Company Ltd)

Shaun Hinds

Managing Director – EMEA and APAC , BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Olivier Granet

Senior Vice President of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hubert Viriot

CIO – IFA Hotels & Resorts &, CEO – Yotel Ltd, UK

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Taleeb Noormohamed

Vice President Global Partnerships,

Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels

David Vely

Senior Vice President Development Middle East, Africa & India, Premier Inn International

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Managing Director, Melia Hotels International

Simon Lazarus

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Neil George

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Nick Skea-Strachan

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Farida Al Raisi

Director of Human Resources , Shangrila Hotel and Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

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Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013