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2014 Speakers

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Animesh Pandey

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Alex Kyriakidis

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Christoph Härle

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

Elie Younes

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

Neil George

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Bernard Forster

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Norman Forsyth

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Oliver Ebner

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

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

Simon Hage

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Selim El Zein

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Gordon Drake

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Pascal Gauvin

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Frits van Paasschen

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

Tom Hasker

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

Nenad Pacek

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Filippo Sona

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Andrew Clough

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Nicolas Mayer

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Market Intelligence

Welcome to the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2014, we aim to provide you, through our publications, reports and features, with up-to-date industry information on the hotel industry and opportunities across the region.

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August 2014

  • Q2 Perspective - includes a review of quarterly hotel performance in nine key markets in the GCC, as well as an overview of restaurant supply in fifteen key markets in the GCC


May 2014

  • AHIC Quarterly Newsletter 'Perspective' in conjunction with Cain Hospitality Innovation
  • Colliers International  -  Egypt Hotels Market Snapshot
  • Colliers International - Serviced Apartments - Fostering High Returns
  • Colliers International - KSA Holy Cities
  • Collers International - Hotel Asset Management - Managing your hotel life cyccle
  • Colliers International - KSA Economy Hotels II
  • Colliers International - UAE & KSA Hotel Branded Residences - A Premium Opportunity
  • Colliers International - UAE Spa Market Overview