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2014 Speakers

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Costas Verginis

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

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Nenad Pacek

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

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Alexandre Sogno

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

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Animesh Pandey

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Nicolas Mayer

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Norman Forsyth

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Neil George

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Taras Ettl

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Selim El Zein

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Christoph Härle

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Elie Younes

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

Filippo Sona

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Rami Moukarzel

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa , Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Simon Hage

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Andrew Clough

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Oliver Ebner

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Frits van Paasschen

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Bani Haddad

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Rui Barros

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

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