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2014 Speakers

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Nicolas Mayer

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Bernard Forster

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Elie Younes

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Animesh Pandey

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Taras Ettl

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Selim El Zein

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Frits van Paasschen

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Neil George

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bani Haddad

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Christoph Härle

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

Simon Hage

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

Costas Verginis

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

Tom Hasker

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Andrew Clough

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Filippo Sona

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Norman Forsyth

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

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