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2014 Speakers

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Oliver Ebner

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Alexandre Sogno

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Bernard Forster

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Selim El Zein

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Nicolas Mayer

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Christoph Härle

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Gordon Drake

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

Elie Younes

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Neil George

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Bani Haddad

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Simon Hage

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Tom Hasker

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

Costas Verginis

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Rami Moukarzel

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Rui Barros

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

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