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2014 Speakers

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Animesh Pandey

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

Selim El Zein

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Taras Ettl

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Elie Younes

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

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Filippo Sona

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

Andrew Clough

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Bernard Forster

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Simon Hage

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

Nenad Pacek

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

Rui Barros

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Tom Hasker

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Christoph Härle

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Costas Verginis

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Norman Forsyth

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Gordon Drake

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Pascal Gauvin

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Bani Haddad

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Nicolas Mayer

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

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