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2014 Speakers

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Nenad Pacek

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

Andrew Clough

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Frits van Paasschen

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

Elie Younes

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Rami Moukarzel

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Pascal Gauvin

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

Bani Haddad

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Filippo Sona

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Alexandre Sogno

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Gordon Drake

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Tom Hasker

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Simon Hage

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rui M. Barros

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Costas Verginis

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Taras Ettl

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Nicolas Mayer

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Christoph Härle

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Norman Forsyth

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

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