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2014 Speakers

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Frits van Paasschen

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Oliver Ebner

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

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Bernard Forster

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Rui M. Barros

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Rami Moukarzel

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Alexandre Sogno

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Pascal Gauvin

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Selim El Zein

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Costas Verginis

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Tom Hasker

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Elie Younes

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Filippo Sona

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Animesh Pandey

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Taras Ettl

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Bani Haddad

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Gordon Drake

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

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