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2014 Speakers

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Costas Verginis

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Nicolas Mayer

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Christoph Härle

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

Gordon Drake

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Bani Haddad

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Alexandre Sogno

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Neil George

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Elie Younes

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Selim El Zein

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Bernard Forster

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Tom Hasker

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

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Taras Ettl

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Andrew Clough

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Pascal Gauvin

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Oliver Ebner

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Filippo Sona

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Simon Hage

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Nenad Pacek

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Welcome to AHIC 2015

With 10 years under our belt, AHIC 2015 is on course to remain the Middle East’s annual meeting place for the region’s most senior hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors.

We hosted our Advisory Board meeting on the 17th September at the Emirates Academy, a forum at which the 2015 event was discussed in terms of key topics, trends, opportunities and issues. To view the STR Global report presented at the meeting by Philip Wooller, please click here.

We will soon release full details of our Regional Briefings Series for 2015, including locations to be visited, confirmed dates and topics up for discussion. However our initial briefing will be held in Oman on Sunday 26th October at the Al Bustan Palace, Muscat, in conjunction with MEED's Oman Projects Forum.

 

AHIC 2014 Round-up

 

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