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2014 Speakers

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Costas Verginis

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Elie Younes

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Christoph Härle

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Neil George

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Simon Hage

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Selim El Zein

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Bernard Forster

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Taras Ettl

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Frits van Paasschen

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Tom Hasker

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Oliver Ebner

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Pascal Gauvin

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Norman Forsyth

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Rui M. Barros

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

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