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2014 Speakers

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Norman Forsyth

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Nicolas Mayer

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Filippo Sona

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Yousuf Lootah

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Animesh Pandey

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Rami Moukarzel

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Neil George

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

Elie Younes

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Oliver Ebner

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

Taras Ettl

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Christoph Härle

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

Nenad Pacek

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Selim El Zein

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Alexandre Sogno

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Bernard Forster

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Frits van Paasschen

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

Andrew Clough

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Gordon Drake

Chief Financial Officer and Head of M&A, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Simon Hage

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Tom Hasker

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Costas Verginis

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Sponsorship Opportunities

AHIC 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

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For more information on sponsorship packages please contact:

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Managing Director Bench Events

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