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2014 Speakers

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Pascal Gauvin

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Elie Younes

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

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Frits van Paasschen

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Bani Haddad

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Yousuf Lootah

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Christoph Härle

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Tom Hasker

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Nenad Pacek

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

Neil George

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Ed James

Head of Meed Insight, Meed Insight

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Selim El Zein

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Filippo Sona

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Sanjeev Agarwala

Director Strategy & Business Development, Al Habtoor Group

Gordon Drake

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Animesh Panday

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Andrew Clough

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

Costas Verginis

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Taras Ettl

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Rami Moukarzel

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Hamed Farzadi

Group Chief Financial Officer, Seven Tides

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

A snapshot of 2014 companies attending so far

  A A Al Moosa Enterprises Llc
Aabar Investments
Abdullah Ibrahim Al Subeaei Hospitality Company (L.C.C)
Abdulmohsen Al Hokair For Tourism And Development
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia)
Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Ace Hotel Brokers Llc
Acico Real Estate
Action Hotels
Action Hotels Company
Action Real Estate Co.
Ahl Amalgamated Holdings (Rydges Hotels & Resorts And Qt Hotels & Resorts)
Air Arabia
Akar Properties & Sultan Investments
Akwa Group
Al Dau Hotel Development/Sami Saad Holding
Al Habtoor Group
Al Harthy Group-Oman
Al Hokair Group - Hotels Division
Al Khozama Management Company
Al Madar Development
Al Majdouie Group
Al Majed Group
Al Marfa Pearly Hotels Management Llc
Al Mur Group
Al Qudra Holding
Al Tamimi & Company
Alandalus Property
Aldar Properties Pjsc
Alfahd Company
Almassa Hotels Co. Ltd. (Ramada Hotels Sa)
Ame Info
Anantara / Minor International Pcl
Aprio Hotel Advisory Services
Aqua Sun In The Maldives
Arab Council For Hotels And Resorts
Arab Investor
Arab Republic Of Egypt
Areen Hospitality Design
Argentina Embassy In Uae
Argentina Ministry Of Tourism
Ashurst Llp
Association Ibn Sina Pour Traitement Des Malades Et Sinistrés.
Atlas Hospitality
Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Bahrain Bay Development B.S.C.(C)
Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C. (C)
Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah) B.S.C. (C)
Barr + Wray Fze
Beaufort Global Partners Llc
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Bilkey Llinas Design Ltd
Bin Ladin Group
Board Member Ih&Ra
Business Trading Company
Cachet Consulting
Calibra Hospitality Consultancy And Business Plc
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carrier Middle East
Cdg Capital Real Estate
Centara International Management Co., Ltd
Chamber Of Tourism Of Argentina
City Stars
Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group
Clasis Law
Clasis Llc (In Association With Clyde & Co)
Clyde & Co Llp
College Of Arts And Social Sciences
Colliers International
Compagnie Tunisienne De Développement Touristique
Constellation Hospitality Llc
Cooperation Investment House
Coral Acres Ltd
Corinthia Hotels
Cristal Hotels & Resorts
Dahab - Hospitality
Dallah Albaraka Holding Co.
Damac Hotels
Dammam Hotels Company
Denovo Corporate Advisors
Design Worldwide Partnership (Dwp)
Destination Resorts Co., Ltd
Dhyafat Albalad Alameen
Dla Piper
Dubai Airports
Dubai Department Of Tourism And Commerce Marketing
Dubai Properties Group
Dubai Properties Llc
Dusit International
Ec Harris
Edsa, Inc.
Egyptian Tourism Development Authority  
Elaf Travel Tourism And Hotels
Emaar Hospitality Group
Emaar Misr For Development S.A.E.
Embassy Of The Republic Of Argentina To The United Arab Emirates
Emirates Academy Of Hospitality Management
Emirates Nbd
Emirates Property Investments Co (Epico)
Eq Group
Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young - Transaction Real Estate Hospitality & Leisure
Ernst & Young, Middle East Area
Eroğlu Property Development And Investment Inc.
Espa International
Evolvence Capital
Extrabold Hotel Management
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Faran Llc
Fas Hotels
First Qatar
Former Ceo Of Tdic
Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts
Gassim Project Management
Global Hotel Alliance
Global Hotels Management
Golden Tulip Mena
Goldman Sachs International
Goodwin Procter Llp
Gostelow Report
Granada Investment Center (Gosi)
Groupon Middle East
Hada Homes
Harrods Hotels
Hartt Hotel Companies
Hba - Hirsch Bedner Associates
Hilton Grand Vacations
Hilton Worldwide
Hogan Lovells Us Llp
Horwath Htl
Hotel Partners Africa
Hotelier Middle East
Huawei Tech
Hvs Dubai
Hyatt International Llc
I2I Events
Ict - International Capital Trading
Idolise Interiors
Iede Business School
Ifa Hotel Investments
Iimagine Inc
Ingram Holdings
Intercontinental Hotels Group
International Hotel Intelligence Limited
Invest Victoria Melbourne
Iron House Empreendimentos Ltda
Izc Smartfoot And Investment
Ja Resorts & Hotels
Jll Hotels & Hospitality Brazil
Joban Group
Jones Lang Lasalle
Jordan Tourist Board
Jumeirah Group
Katara Hospitality
Kenya Tourist Development Corporation
Kingdom Hotel Investments
Kit Capital
Knowledge Economic City
Kuwait 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