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2014 Speakers

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Gordon Drake

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

Neil George

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

Hamed Farzadi

Group Chief Financial Officer, Seven Tides

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Nenad Pacek

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Bani Haddad

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

Sanjeev Agarwala

Director Strategy & Business Development, Al Habtoor Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Selim El Zein

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Taras Ettl

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Tom Hasker

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Animesh Panday

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Andrew Clough

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Christoph Härle

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Filippo Sona

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Costas Verginis

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Frits van Paasschen

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Ed James

Head of Meed Insight, Meed Insight

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Yousuf Lootah

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Elie Younes

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

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