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2015 Speakers

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Jean Luc Naret

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

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Simon Barlow

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Clarence Tan

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Filippo Sona

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

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Sponsorship Opportunities

AHIC 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

How you can benefit from sponsoring AHIC 2015:

  • Profiling your business to the industry’s top decision makers is the perfect way to produce bottom-line returns.
  • Raise your brand profile and achieve recognition in new markets through our marketing channels, your message will reach thousands of targeted industry players pre-event.
  • Stand out in a competitive market place - your company becomes immediately visible to the hundreds of hotel owners, investors and operators.
  • Strengthen your existing relationships and forge new ones - take advantage of your sponsor passes and benefits to spend quality time with new and existing contacts.

For more information on sponsorship packages please contact:

Matthew Weihs
Managing Director Bench Events

T: +44 (0)1372 466 209
M: +44 (0)7858 511 012



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