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2014 Speakers

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Norman Forsyth

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Alexandre Sogno

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Nicolas Mayer

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

Elie Younes

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Bani Haddad

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Costas Verginis

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Selim El Zein

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

Neil George

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Rami Moukarzel

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Nenad Pacek

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Filippo Sona

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

Bernard Forster

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Oliver Ebner

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

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)

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Frits van Paasschen

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Christoph Härle

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

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