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2014 Speakers

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Gordon Drake

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Nenad Pacek

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Christoph Härle

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Filippo Sona

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Bani Haddad

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Taras Ettl

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Selim El Zein

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Frits van Paasschen

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Bernard Forster

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Rui Barros

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Rami Moukarzel

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

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