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2014 Speakers

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Andrew Clough

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Costas Verginis

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Frits van Paasschen

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Rui M. Barros

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

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Nicolas Mayer

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Pascal Gauvin

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

Simon Hage

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

Christoph Härle

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

Elie Younes

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Tom Hasker

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Alexandre Sogno

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Oliver Ebner

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Nenad Pacek

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

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Bani Haddad

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Filippo Sona

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Bernard Forster

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Yousuf Lootah

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

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