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2015 Speakers

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Clarence Tan

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Simon Lazarus

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Jean Luc Naret

Senior Vice President F&B, Jumeirah Group , Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Filippo Sona

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Simon Barlow

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

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.


AHIC 2014 Round-up


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