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2014 Speakers

Simon Hage

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Filippo Sona

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Frits van Paasschen

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Andrew Clough

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Bernard Forster

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Norman Forsyth

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Yousuf Lootah

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Neil George

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Elie Younes

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Oliver Ebner

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Rui Barros

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Tom Hasker

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Animesh Pandey

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

Christoph Härle

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

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Alexandre Sogno

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Nicolas Mayer

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Taras Ettl

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Media Partners

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