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2015 Speakers

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Clarence Tan

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

Simon Lazarus

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Jean Luc Naret

Senior Vice President F&B, Jumeirah Group , Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Filippo Sona

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Simon Barlow

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global


Day 3

9:00 - 13:00

Plenary Sessions including:

Keynote address or interview with:

  • Ivanka Trump Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions - The Trump Organization

The Future of Entertainment – theme parks, destination drivers and making it all stack up

Asia as a Feeder Market for Inbound Tourism

  • Clarence Tan Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa - IHG

Leadership Award presentation & interview

13:00 - 14:15



14:30 - 16:30


Networking round tables & Breakout sessions