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2014 Speakers

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Filippo Sona

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

Christoph Härle

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Oliver Ebner

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Rui Barros

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Bernard Forster

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Frits van Paasschen

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Pascal Gauvin

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Neil George

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Gordon Drake

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Tom Hasker

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

Taras Ettl

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Costas Verginis

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Andrew Clough

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Animesh Pandey

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Selim El Zein

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

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