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2015 Speakers

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Neil George

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

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Simon Barlow

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Prab Thakral

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Nicolas Mayer

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

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Filippo Sona

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

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Clarence Tan

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Simon Lazarus

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Taras Ettl

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

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:

STR Global Reports

Saudi Arabia


MEED Board Reports

MEED Special Report - Tourism: Shift in dynamics in the industry

MEED's Qatar Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Oman Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Saudi Arabia Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Bahrain Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Jordan Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Egypt Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's United Arab Emirates Hotel and Tourism Report 2014

MEED's Kuwait Hotel and Tourism Report 2014


Press Releases


February 2015

  • Colliers Monthly Hotel Market Index – January 2015 (requires additional form completion)
  • Emirates Growth to 2020 - Sheikh Majid Al Mualla (requires additional form completion)


January 2015

  • JLL Q4 2014 Dubai Real Estate Market Overview


November 2014

  • Collier's Global Investor Sentiment Report (requires additional form completion)
  • World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2014 (requires additional form completion)
  • Oman Air’s Role Tourism in Oman by Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Air (requires additional form completion)
  • Tourism in Dhofar by Edward Chaaya, Dhofar Tourism Company (requires additional form completion)
  • Oman Hotel Performance Trends by Philip Wooller, MENA Area Director at STR Global (requires additional form completion)


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