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2014 Speakers

Gordon Drake

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Bani Haddad

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Alexandre Sogno

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

Taras Ettl

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Rui Barros

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Selim El Zein

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Costas Verginis

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Norman Forsyth

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Yousuf Lootah

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Christoph Härle

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Andrew Clough

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

Tom Hasker

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Animesh Pandey

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Bernard Forster

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Oliver Ebner

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Neil George

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Frits van Paasschen

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

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