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2014 Speakers

Alexandre Sogno

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Neil George

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Gordon Drake

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Costas Verginis

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Selim El Zein

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Nicolas Mayer

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Elie Younes

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Frits van Paasschen

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Norman Forsyth

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Simon Hage

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Bernard Forster

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Christoph Härle

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Yousuf Lootah

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Tom Hasker

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Animesh Pandey

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Andrew Clough

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Filippo Sona

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Oliver Ebner

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

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
ACCOR Middle East
ACCOR S.A
Actif Invest
Action Hotels
ADNEC
AECOM
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
Alargan
Alesayl Hospitality Company
ALHIF Management
AMMOC
Arab Resort Areas Company (ARAC)
Areen Hospitality Design
Argentina Ministry of Tourism
Artelia - Sogreah Gulf
Ascott International Management Pte Ltd
Atana
Atlas Hospitality L.L.C
Australian Trade Commission
BAMO
BDO LLP
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
CMS
Colber SRL
Colliers International
Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd
Cvent
Damac Properties
Dammam Hotels Company
Dar Al Barakh Realestate Investment Company
Dara Developments
Dedeman Hotels Group
Deloitte LLP
Dentons & Co
Dhyafat Albalad Alameen
DLA Piper LLP
Dr Burgerner Switzerland
DTCM
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
ESPA
Facil
FACIL Hospitality Management LLC
Faithful+Gould
Family Investment Office Co.
Four Season Hotels & Resorts
FRHI Hotels &  Resorts
FRHI Hotels & Resorts
GASSIM
gaurav.pallial@citrushotels.in
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
HCI JLT
Hill International, Inc
Hilton Worldwide
Hogan Lovells US LLP
HOK
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
hotelAVE
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
JLL
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
Magma
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
Musstir
Mystery Customer Research - GQRCC
Najmatik for Development & Investment
NBAD
New Symbol Hotel Investments
Nobu Hospitality Group
Olayan Financing Company
Oman Arab Bank SAOC
Omniyat Investments & Management
Omran
Omran Tourism Development Company - Omran
Orascom Development
Ove Arup and Partners Limited
Pampoen Manufacturing
Paramount Hotels and Resorts
Patina Hotels & Resorts PTE Ltd
PKF-TCH
Pod Architecture
Preferred  Hotel Group
Premier Inn Hotels LLC
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Proxi Advisory
Qatar National Import Export
Qatar Tourism Authority
Rafflest Hotels & Resorts
RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Ras Al Khaimah Tourist Development Authority
RCI
Rholding
Richmond International
Ridge Solutions Holdings
Ridge Solutions Holdings - Angola
Rixos Hotels
Riyada Hotels
Riyada International Hotels & Resorts
RobertDouglas
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
Servotel
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
SMIT
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
WATG
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Whitbread International Hotels & Restaurants
Wilson Associates
Woods Bagot
World Tourism Organization
Worldhotels
Wyndham Hotel GroupKuwait Resorts Company
Lakhraim Business Group
Lamu Tourism Golf & Leisure Resort City
Landmark Group
Landmark Gulf Group
Landmark Hotels & Suites
Lannhill
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
Musstir
Mvp International
National Bank Of Abu Dhabi
National Hotels Company
New Symbol Hotel Investments
Olayan Financing Company
Oman Brunei Investment Company
Omran
Onyx Hospitality Group
Osborne Clarke
P&G
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
Private
Proxi
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
Roya International
Rtkl
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
Servotel
Servus International
Seven Tides
Shapoorji Pallonji International
Sharaco
Sharjah Invesment & Development Authority
Shaza Hotels
Sim Leisure Escape Sdn Bhd
Sisban
Slujan Events Ltd
Sobha Developers
Soho Myriad
Solitaire Partners Llc
Srss
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
Tdic
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)
Travelclick
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
Wasl
Watg
Western Australian Trade Office
Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Wilson Associates
Wimberly Interiors
Woods Bagot
World Tourism Organization (Unwto)
World Travel & Tourism Council
Worldhotels
Wyndham Hotel Group
Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel Group
Zara Investment Holding Co.
Zerotwozero Communications Ltd