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2014 Speakers

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Filippo Sona

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Taras Ettl

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Muhammad Al-Amir

Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Gordon Drake

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Andrew Clough

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Simon Hage

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Christoph Härle

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Bani Haddad

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Rui Barros

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Neil George

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

Bernard Forster

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Tom Hasker

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Pascal Gauvin

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Costas Verginis

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Selim El Zein

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Elie Younes

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

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