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2014 Speakers

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Alexandre Sogno

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Tom Hasker

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Bernard Forster

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

Selim El Zein

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Animesh Pandey

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Elie Younes

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Yousuf Lootah

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Andrew Clough

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Taras Ettl

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Christoph Härle

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Rami Moukarzel

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Rui M. Barros

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Oliver Ebner

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

Neil George

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Simon Hage

Associate Vice-President, Interior Design and Procurement, Design & Construction Department, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Gordon Drake

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Pascal Gauvin

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

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