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2015 Speakers

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Clarence Tan

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Simon Barlow

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Neil George

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

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Filippo Sona

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Simon Lazarus

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide