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2014 Speakers

Costas Verginis

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Animesh Pandey

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Neil George

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Christoph Härle

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Alexandre Sogno

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Elie Younes

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Simon Hage

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

Bernard Forster

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Selim El Zein

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Yousuf Lootah

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Taras Ettl

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Filippo Sona

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

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)

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Bani Haddad

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Gordon Drake

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

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