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2014 Speakers

Filippo Sona

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Gordon Drake

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Christoph Härle

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Andrew Clough

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Animesh Pandey

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Costas Verginis

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Norman Forsyth

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Tom Hasker

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Simon Hage

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Taras Ettl

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

Selim El Zein

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Elie Younes

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Bani Haddad

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Pascal Gauvin

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

Rui Barros

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Bernard Forster

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

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