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2014 Speakers

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Animesh Pandey

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Elie Younes

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Simon Hage

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Tom Hasker

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

Costas Verginis

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Bernard Forster

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Neil George

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Alexandre Sogno

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Oliver Ebner

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Filippo Sona

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Rui Barros

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Christoph Härle

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Andrew Clough

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Norman Forsyth

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Selim El Zein

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

Gordon Drake

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Nenad Pacek

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Rami Moukarzel

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

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