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2015 Speakers

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Simon Barlow

Chief Executive Officer – Hotels Business Unit, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Clarence Tan

Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Abdulla Ziyath

Managing Director, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC)

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Simon Lazarus

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Filippo Sona

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Neil George

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

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Dr Jeroen Oskam

Director of the Research Centre - Visiting Professor at EADA Barcelona & co-editor of the Journal of Tourism Futures, Hotelschool The Hague

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

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.

This year, AHIC has created an itinerary of Regional Briefings, planning to visit Oman, Jeddah, Riyadh, Cairo and Qatar. You can find out more about each event here. Through the series of Briefings, we intend to tap into local markets across the GCC, learning more about hot topics and meeting new investors emerging in the market.


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