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2014 Speakers

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Rami Moukarzel

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Animesh Panday

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Selim El Zein

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Christoph Härle

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Bani Haddad

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Andrew Clough

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Gordon Drake

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Tom Hasker

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Costas Verginis

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Hamed Farzadi

Group Chief Financial Officer, Seven Tides

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Filippo Sona

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Sanjeev Agarwala

Director Strategy & Business Development, Al Habtoor Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Elie Younes

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Taras Ettl

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

Neil George

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ed James

Head of Meed Insight, Meed Insight

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

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Press Releases 2013



Arabic Press Releases 2013