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2014 Speakers

Christoph Härle

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Amro Attia Gomaa

Investments Principal, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cineama (HOTAC)

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Neil George

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Nicolas Mayer

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Costas Verginis

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Simon Hage

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Animesh Pandey

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Alexandre Sogno

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

Frits van Paasschen

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Nenad Pacek

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Oliver Ebner

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Pascal Gauvin

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Taras Ettl

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Filippo Sona

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Rui Barros

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

Selim El Zein

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Bani Haddad

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Yousuf Lootah

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

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