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2014 Speakers

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Christoph Härle

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Tom Hasker

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Selim El Zein

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Oliver Ebner

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Gordon Drake

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Nicolas Mayer

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bernard Forster

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Rami Moukarzel

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

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Filippo Sona

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Costas Verginis

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Animesh Pandey

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

Neil George

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Elie Younes

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

Taras Ettl

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Simon Hage

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

Rui Barros

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

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