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2014 Speakers

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Andrew Clough

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Alexandre Sogno

President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific (HAMA AP).

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Taras Ettl

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Bernard Forster

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Tom Hasker

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Nenad Pacek

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Bani Haddad

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

Simon Hage

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

Christoph Härle

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Selim El Zein

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

Costas Verginis

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Rami Moukarzel

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Filippo Sona

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Rui Barros

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Neil George

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Elie Younes

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

Gordon Drake

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Animesh Pandey

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

Norman Forsyth

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

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.

To access to information below, please fill out this short form:

October 2014

  • Middle East Hotel Performance by Philip Wooller, MENA Area Director at STR Global, at the AHIC 2015 Advisory Board Meeting in September. (requires additional form completion)


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