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2015 Speakers

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Mustafa Al Hashimi

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Hospitality

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

David Vely

Senior Vice President Development Middle East, Africa & India, Premier Inn International

Oliver Ebner

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

Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Filippo Sona

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, Insignia Worldwide

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Saad A Al-Qahtani

Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Taras Ettl

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

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google

Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels & Golden Tulip in the MENA Region

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa (MMEA), ACCOR

Shaun Hinds

Managing Director – EMEA and APAC , BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director - MEA, Marriott International

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, International Hospitality Media

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Ramzy Fenianos

Development Director - EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Hubert Viriot

CIO – IFA Hotels & Resorts &, CEO – Yotel Ltd, UK

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Rudi Jagersbacher

President, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC

Nick Skea-Strachan

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Taleeb Noormohamed

Vice President Global Partnerships, HomeAway.com

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Abdulla Ziyath

Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Farida Al Raisi

Director of Human Resources , Shangrila Hotel and Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Simon Barlow

Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Simon Lazarus

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Suma Venkatesh

Senior Vice President- Real Estate & Development, Taj Group (Indian Hotels Company Ltd)

Neil George

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

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Managing Director, Melia Hotels International

Gordon Drake

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

Philip Shepherd

Partner, PwC

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Panos Loupasis

Senior Development Director – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group Middle East

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Assem Kaissi

Chief Operating Officer, Alesayi Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Office, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Olivier Granet

Senior Vice President of Development Middle East, ACCOR

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Speakers

If you are interested in speaking or taking part at AHIC 2015, please contact Jennifer.Pettinger@benchevents.com


Munir Ahmed
Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Mustafa Al Hashimi
Chief Executive Officer, wasl Hospitality

Saad A Al-Qahtani
Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim
Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Farida Al Raisi
Director of Human Resources , Shangrila Hotel and Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Simon Allison
Chairman, HOFTEL

Scott Antel
Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner Abu Dhabi/Dubai

Simon Barlow
Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Ignace Bauwens
CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

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

Anil Bhardwaj
Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Ali Borhani
Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Rawaf Bourisli
Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc),

Piers Brown
CEO, International Hospitality Media

Hala Matar Choufany
Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Jean-Luc Chrétien
Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Catalin Cighi
Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Simon Coombs
President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Hiran Cooray
CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Darroch Crawford
Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Alain Debare
Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels

Jean-Jacques Dessors
Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa (MMEA), ACCOR

Paul Diab
Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Bart Dohmen
Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

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

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

Simon Enders
Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Abdellah Essonni
CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

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

Ramzy Fenianos
Development Director - EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Henning Fries
Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

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

Michael Glennie
President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Olivier Granet
Senior Vice President of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Khatija Haque
Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Christoph Härle
Chief Executive Officer EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Susan Harmsworth MBE
Chairman, ESPA International

Kees Hartzuiker
CEO, Roya International

Shaun Hinds
Managing Director – EMEA and APAC , BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Rudi Jagersbacher
President, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Satyan Joshi
Senior Industry Manager , Google

Assem Kaissi
Chief Operating Officer, Alesayi Group

Graciëlla Karijomedjo
Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Carlos Khneisser
Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Christopher R.J. Knable
Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Alex Kyriakidis
President & Managing Director - MEA, Marriott International

Gerald Lawless
President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Simon Lazarus
Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Panos Loupasis
Senior Development Director – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group Middle East

Nicolas Mayer
Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, PwC

Amine Moukarzel
President, Louvre Hotels & Golden Tulip in the MENA Region

Wolfgang M. Neumann
President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Taleeb Noormohamed
Vice President Global Partnerships, HomeAway.com

Dr Jeroen Oskam
Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Edmund O’Sullivan
Chairman, MEED

Margreet Papamichael
Director, AECOM Economics

Ahmed Ramdan
Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Daniel Ruff
President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Andrew Sangster
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst Group of Titles

Mark Shea
Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Philip Shepherd
Partner, PwC

Rafi-uddin Shikoh
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Daniel Silke
Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Gaurav Sinha
Founder & CEO, Insignia Worldwide

Nick Skea-Strachan
Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Rutger Smits
CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Moses Solemon
Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

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

Arne M. Sorenson
President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Denis Sorin
President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Robert Swade
Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Clarence Tan
Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Stephen Tate
Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Prab Thakral
Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

David Thomson
Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Ivanka Trump
Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

John T.A Vanderslice
Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

David Vely
Senior Vice President Development Middle East, Africa & India, Premier Inn International

Suma Venkatesh
Senior Vice President- Real Estate & Development, Taj Group (Indian Hotels Company Ltd)

Hubert Viriot
CIO – IFA Hotels & Resorts &, CEO – Yotel Ltd, UK

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff
Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Elizabeth Winkle
Managing Director, STR Global

Mark Wynne-Smith
Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Jonathan Worsley
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Elie Younes
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Office, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Maria Zarraluqui
Global Development Managing Director, Melia Hotels International

Abdulla Ziyath
Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)
NameJob TitleCompany
Kristina Fischer Associate Vice President – Business Development and Legal Services Centara Hotels & Resorts
Jerome Gatipon-Bachette Managing Director - Co Head of Real Estate Structured Finance Societe Generale
Alison Grinnell PwC
James Marsh Vice President of Capital Projects Jumeirah Group