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2014 Speakers

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Bani Haddad

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Norman Forsyth

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Animesh Pandey

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Christoph Härle

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Tom Hasker

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Andrew Clough

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Bernard Forster

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Pascal Gauvin

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Simon Hage

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Nenad Pacek

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Selim El Zein

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Nicolas Mayer

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Filippo Sona

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

Gordon Drake

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Taras Ettl

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Neil George

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Costas Verginis

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

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