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2014 Speakers

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Samer Abu Ayash

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Andrew Clough

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Rui Barros

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Elie Younes

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Rami Moukarzel

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Filippo Sona

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Animesh Pandey

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Gordon Drake

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Taras Ettl

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Christoph Härle

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Bernard Forster

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

Selim El Zein

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

Neil George

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Alexandre Sogno

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Frits van Paasschen

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Bani Haddad

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

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