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2014 Speakers

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Taras Ettl

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Christoph Härle

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Oliver Ebner

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Tom Hasker

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Andrew Clough

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Selim El Zein

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Norman Forsyth

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Rui Barros

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Bernard Forster

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Simon Hage

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Elie Younes

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Neil George

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Pascal Gauvin

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Rami Moukarzel

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Bani Haddad

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Costas Verginis

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

A snapshot of 2014 companies attending so far

  A.A. Almoosa Enterprises LLC
Abdullah Ibrahim Al Subeaei Hospitality Company (L.C.C)
Abjar Hotels International
ACCOR Middle East
Actif Invest
Action Hotels
AHL Amalamated Holdings
AHV Associates LLP
al afandi
al -afandi est for trade & industry &contracting
Al Afandi Establishment
Al Ain Hospitality Investments LLC
Al Dau Development / Sami Saad Holding
Al Ghunaim Hospitality
Al Habtoor Group
Al Hokair Group
Al Hokair Group Co
Al Houda Hotels & Tourism Company
Al Khozama Management Company
Al Rajhi Investments Co
Al Rayyan Tourism & Investment
Al Subeaei Real Estate Development and Investment
Al Tamimi & Company
Alesayl Hospitality Company
ALHIF Management
Arab Resort Areas Company (ARAC)
Areen Hospitality Design
Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Artelia - Sogreah Gulf
Ascott International Management Pte Ltd
Atlas Hospitality L.L.C
Australian Trade Commission
Beaufort Global Partners LLC
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bilkey Llinas Design LTD
Bouygues Batiment International
Brookfield ICD
C.H. Stirling
Cachet Consulting
Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)
Calibra Hospitality Consultancy and Business PLC
Campbell Gray Hotels
Canopus Maldives
Capitas Group International Limited
CBS News
CDG Capital Real Estate
CEEMEA Business Group/Global Success Advisors Ltd
Centara International Management Company Limited
CHG Limited
Chrystal Capital Partners LLP
Citymax Hotels
Club Méditerranée
Clyde & Co
Clyde & Co. LLP
Colber SRL
Colliers International
Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd
Damac Properties
Dammam Hotels Company
Dar Al Barakh Realestate Investment Company
Dara Developments
Dedeman Hotels Group
Deloitte LLP
Dentons & Co
Dhyafat Albalad Alameen
Dr Burgerner Switzerland
Dubai Airports
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Dubai World Trade Centre / Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Dusit International
Easy Hotel
Egyptian Resorts Company (ERC)
Elaf Travel Tourism & Hotels Group
Emaar Hospitality Group LLC
Emirates NBD
Emirates Palace Company
FACIL Hospitality Management LLC
Family Investment Office Co.
Four Season Hotels & Resorts
FRHI Hotels &  Resorts
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Glo Incorporated Pvt Ltd
Global Asset Solution
Global Asset Solution - Hotel Asset Management
Golden Tulip MENA
Goodwin Procter (UK) LLP
gostelow report
Granada Investment Center (GOSI)
Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Gulf Hotels Group
Hamilton Hotel Partners
Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Harrods Hotels L.L.C
Harrods Hotels Management LLC
HBA - Hirsch Bedner Associates
Hill International, Inc
Hilton Worldwide
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Holding Company For Tourism, Hotels & Cinema (HOTAC)
Hospitality Management Holdings
Hotel Analyst
Hotel Asset Value Enhancement Inc
Hotel Intercontinental Geneva
Hotel Partners Africa
Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd.
Hotel Spec
HVS Dubai
HVS Executive Search
Hyatt International
I R Design FZ LLC
ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners)
IFA Hotel Investments
IFA Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Interval International / Preferred Residences
Invest Victoria Melbourne
ISG Middle East
ISG plc
JA Resorts & Hotels
Jannah Hotels and Resorts
John Kingsley-Dobson
Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah International LLC
Katara Hospitality
Kempinski Hotels
King & Wood Mallesons
King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
Kingdom Hotel Investments
Kingdom of Morocco
Kuwait Hotel Owners Association
Laureate Hospitality Education
LDC Leisure Development Consultants
Lets Invest in Maldives Pvt. Ltd.
LI Design JLT
Luxury Hotels Group
Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC
Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)
Malmaison and Hotel du Vin
Marriot International Inc
Marriot International Inc (Portea Hotel)
Marriott International
Maryah Development and Real Estate
MEED Insight
Melia Hotels International
MGM Hospitality
Michels & Taylor (London) Ltd
Millenium & Copthorne Hotels - Middle East & Africa
Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism - ARGENTINA-
Minor Hotel Group Limited
Minor International PCL
Miral Asset Management LLC
MMAC Design Associates
Montcalm Hotels
Moroccan Agency For Tourism Development (SMIT)
Motel One Development GmbH
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts Management FZ-LLC
Moving International Pvt Ltd
Mozambique Tourism Authority - Ministry of Tourism
Mystery Customer Research - GQRCC
Najmatik for Development & Investment
New Symbol Hotel Investments
Nobu Hospitality Group
Olayan Financing Company
Oman Arab Bank SAOC
Omniyat Investments & Management
Omran Tourism Development Company - Omran
Orascom Development
Ove Arup and Partners Limited
Pampoen Manufacturing
Paramount Hotels and Resorts
Patina Hotels & Resorts PTE Ltd
Pod Architecture
Preferred  Hotel Group
Premier Inn Hotels LLC
Proxi Advisory
Qatar National Import Export
Qatar Tourism Authority
Rafflest Hotels & Resorts
RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Ras Al Khaimah Tourist Development Authority
Richmond International
Ridge Solutions Holdings
Ridge Solutions Holdings - Angola
Rixos Hotels
Riyada Hotels
Riyada International Hotels & Resorts
Rockwell Group
Rosewood Hotel & Resorts
Roya International
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)
Saudi Hotels And Resorts Co. (SHARACO)
Schneider Electric
SEDCO Holding
Seder Group
Serviced Apartment Media
Seven Tides
Seven Tides Group
Seven Tides Ltd
Sharaf Tours
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq
Shaza Hotels
SHUAA Capital / Dubai International Holding Company
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
SKAI Holdings Limited LLC
Sophic Advisory
Special Projects – Deyaar
Standard Chartered Bank
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Steigenberger Hotel Group
STR Global Ltd.
Supreme Committee For Delivery and Legacy
Taiba Holding Co.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
The Ascott Group Limited
The Ecological Sequestration Trust
The Egyptian General Company For Tourism And Hotels
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
The Gettys Group
The Puccini Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group
the Rezidor Hotel Group / Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Tourism Finance Corporation
Travelclick Europe, S.L.
TRI Hospitality Consulting
Tricon Foodservice Consultants
Trowers & Hamlins
United Real Estate Company
United Youth Company
Van De Bunt Partners
W Hospitality Group
Warwick International Hotels
Wasl Hospitality
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Whitbread International Hotels & Restaurants
Wilson Associates
Woods Bagot
World Tourism Organization
Wyndham Hotel GroupKuwait Resorts Company
Lakhraim Business Group
Lamu Tourism Golf & Leisure Resort City
Landmark Group
Landmark Gulf Group
Landmark Hotels & Suites
Laureate Hospitality Education
Ldc Leisure Development Consultants
Li Design Jlt
Longwing Asset Management
Madison Mayfair
Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Manafea Holding Company
Marriott International
Masc Holding
Mashreq Bank
Melia Hotels International
Meraas Holding
Mgm Hospitality
Millenium Hotels And Resorts
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels - Middle East & Africa
Ministry Of Tourism Ats And Culture
Minor International Pcl
Mondo Hotel Management Llc
Moroccan Agency For Tourism Development -Smit-
Moroccan Ministry Of Tourism
Mourouj Hotels & Resorts
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Munshaat For Projects And Contracting Co.
Munshaat Real Estate Projects Co.
Muriya Tourism Development Company
Mvp International
National Bank Of Abu Dhabi
National Hotels Company
New Symbol Hotel Investments
Olayan Financing Company
Oman Brunei Investment Company
Onyx Hospitality Group
Osborne Clarke
Parkside Hotels & Resorts
Patina Hotels & Resorts Pte Ltd
Perkins Eastman International
Petrosport Co
Pkf The Consulting House
Pod Architecture
Prediam Partners
Preferred Hotel Group
Premier Inn Hotels- Me&A
Qatar National Import Export
Que Consulting Group
Raffles Hotels And Resorts
Rani Investment
Regiments Capital
Richmond International
Riyada International Hotels And Resorts
Rl Asher & Company
Rose View Hotel
Rosewood Hotels And Resorts
Roubini Global Economics
Roya International
Safarica Cc. South Africa Travel
Samama Real Estate Development
Sami Saad Holding
Samsung C&T
Samuel Creations S.A.
Saraya Bandar Jissah
Saudi Commission For Tourism & Antiquities
Saudi Hotels & Resorts Co, (Sharaco)
Scottish Development International
Sedco Holding
Servus International
Seven Tides
Shapoorji Pallonji International
Sharjah Invesment & Development Authority
Shaza Hotels
Sim Leisure Escape Sdn Bhd
Slujan Events Ltd
Sobha Developers
Soho Myriad
Solitaire Partners Llc
Standard Chartered
Start Aviation
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels Algeria
Starwood Hotels And Resorts
State General Reserve Fund Of Oman
Staywell Hospitality Group
Steigenberger Hotels Ag
Steiner Leisure Ltd
Str Global
Strategic Solutions
Sultan Investment
Sundus Investments Projects Llc
Sweett Group
Swiss-Belhotel International
Taameer Investment Company
Taameer Real Estate Company
Teleadapt Ltd
The Ascott Limited
The Moroccan Agency For Tourism Development - Smit
The National Commercial Bank
The Private Hotel School, The Tourism Collaboration Network
The Rezidor Hotel Group
The Supreme Commission For Tourism
The United Company For Development & Tourism (Balma) S.A.L
The Zubair Corporation
Tourism & Leisure Advisory Services
Tourism Development & Investment Company (Tdic)
Tri Hospitality Consulting
Tribe Restaurant Creators
Trowers + Hamlins
Turnkey Ventures Sal
Ub Holding As
Vegas De Santiago
Viceroy Hotel Group
Visa Middle East Fz-Llc
Western Australian Trade Office
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Wilson Associates
Wimberly Interiors
Woods Bagot
World Tourism Organization (Unwto)
World Travel & Tourism Council
Wyndham Hotel Group
Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group
Zara Investment Holding Co.
Zerotwozero Communications Ltd