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2014 Speakers

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Selim El Zein

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Rui M. Barros

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Alexandre Sogno

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

Bani Haddad

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Nicolas Mayer

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Bernard Forster

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Animesh Pandey

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Taras Ettl

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Gordon Drake

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Filippo Sona

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Simon Hage

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Oliver Ebner

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Nenad Pacek

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Christoph Härle

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

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