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2014 Speakers

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Taras Ettl

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

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Frits van Paasschen

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Filippo Sona

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Animesh Panday

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Selim El Zein

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Christoph Härle

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Oliver Ebner

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Bernard Forster

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Alexandre Sogno

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Bani Haddad

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Gordon Drake

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Pascal Gauvin

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Costas Verginis

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Andrew Clough

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

AHIC Regional Briefings

in 2013 we hosted a series of regional briefings in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar which brought together the local investment, development and finance community,  Given the success in their first year, we have decided to expand the initiative in 2014.

The briefings are invitation only events. The result is that we have increased participation fro these communities and also gained a deeper understanding of the needs of these markets as well as providing an intelligence update on the local hotel market for investors.

We are currently planning five briefings ahead of AHIC 2014, including Oman, Riyadh, Jeddah - Saudi Arabia and Qatar

  • Oman Regional Briefing - 19 November 2013 at Al Bustan Palace, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Muscat Oman
  • Qatar Regional Briefing  - 3 February 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park, Doha Qatar
  • Jeddah Regional Briefing - 30 March 2014 at the North Corniche Road, Jeddah 21362, Saudi Arabia
  • Riyadh Regional Briefing - 23 February 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hada Area, Mekkah Road, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

If you are interested in hearing more about these briefings, please click on the below link and we will be in touch very soon.


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