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2015 Speakers

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

David Vely

Senior Vice President Development Middle East, Africa & India, Premier Inn International

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Oliver Ebner

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

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Abdullah Al Jehani

Special Advisor to the President, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Kristina Fischer

Associate Vice President – Business Development and Legal Services , Centara Hotels & Resorts

Taras Ettl

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

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Managing Director, Melia Hotels International

Jerad Bachar

Managing Director - Consultancy, Nasaafir Solutions

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Alison Grinnell

Director – Hospitality and Leisure, Assurance Services Lead, PwC

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Panos Loupasis

Senior Development Director – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group Middle East

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google

Ramine Behnam

Associate Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Chris Gregory

Display Sales Manager - Middle East & Africa, Trip Advisor

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director - MEA, Marriott International

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Sebaa Orabi

Head of Discipline - Interior Design, SSH Design

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Markus Keller

Deputy Senior Vice President Global Sales and Distribution, ACCOR

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Gordon Drake

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

Ramzy Fenianos

Development Director - EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Suma Venkatesh

Senior Vice President- Real Estate & Development, Taj Group (Indian Hotels Company Ltd)

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Neil George

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Hubert Viriot

CIO – IFA Hotels & Resorts &, CEO – Yotel Ltd, UK

Damian K. ten Bohmer

Director Commercial - Middle East & Africa, IHG

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Saad A Al-Qahtani

Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Helen Hangari

Senior Legal Consultant, DLA Piper

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC

Olivier Granet

Senior Vice President of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Piers Brown

CEO, International Hospitality Media

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Managing Director, The Cutting Edge Agency , CEO, Global Hospitality Limited

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, Insignia Worldwide

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Simon Hasdell

Vice President , Asset Management - Hospitality, IFA Hotel Investments

James Marsh

Vice President of Capital Projects, Jumeirah Group

Philippe Zuber

Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

Philip Shepherd

Partner, PwC

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Taleeb Noormohamed

Vice President Global Partnerships,

Nick Skea-Strachan

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Office, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa (MMEA), ACCOR

Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels & Golden Tulip in the MENA Region

Simon Barlow

Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Shaun Hinds

Managing Director – EMEA and APAC , BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Farida Al Raisi

Director of Human Resources , Shangrila Hotel and Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Assem Kaissi

Chief Operating Officer, Alesayi Group

Rudi Jagersbacher

President, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Imad Barrakad

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

Jawad Khan

Head of Debt & Capital Advisory Service (MENA region), PwC

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

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