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2014 Speakers

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Nick van Marken

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Pascal Gauvin

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Bani Haddad

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

Gordon Drake

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Tom Hasker

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Norman Forsyth

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

Elie Younes

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Filippo Sona

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

Animesh Panday

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Oliver Ebner

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Rui M. Barros

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Nicolas Mayer

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Frits van Paasschen

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

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Christoph Härle

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Taras Ettl

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Neil George

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Nenad Pacek

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Yousuf Lootah

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Rami Moukarzel

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Selim El Zein

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

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