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2015 Speakers

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Neil George

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

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Taras Ettl

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Clarence Tan

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Simon Barlow

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

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Simon Lazarus

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

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Filippo Sona

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Prab Thakral

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

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

Simon Allison
Chairman, HOFTEL

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

Roger Blackall
Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Ali Borhani
Founder CWO, Incubeemea

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

Suparat Chirathivat
Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

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

Paul Diab
Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Bart Dohmen
Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

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) 

Tim Fox
Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

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

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

Susan Harmsworth MBE
Chairman, ESPA International

Satyan Joshi
Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

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

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

Anita Mendiratta
Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Amine Moukarzel
President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

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

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

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

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

Daniel Silke
Director, Political Futures Consultancy

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

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

Maria Zarraluqui
Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

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