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2014 Speakers

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Rui Barros

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Nenad Pacek

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Norman Forsyth

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Pascal Gauvin

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

Neil George

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Bani Haddad

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Christoph Härle

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Taras Ettl

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Simon Hage

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

Tom Hasker

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Costas Verginis

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Selim El Zein

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Andrew Clough

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Gordon Drake

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

Filippo Sona

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Bernard Forster

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Frits van Paasschen

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Nicolas Mayer

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

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