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2014 Speakers

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Rami Moukarzel

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Tom Hasker

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Neil George

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

Taras Ettl

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Filippo Sona

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Gordon Drake

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Nenad Pacek

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

Simon Hage

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Bani Haddad

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Pascal Gauvin

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Costas Verginis

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Alexandre Sogno

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Elie Younes

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Frits van Paasschen

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Alex Kyriakidis

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

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