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2014 Speakers

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Selim El Zein

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

Bani Haddad

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

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Filippo Sona

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

Bernard Forster

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

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

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)

Andrew Clough

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Animesh Pandey

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Elie Younes

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Gordon Drake

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

Norman Forsyth

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Neil George

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Nicolas Mayer

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Rui M. Barros

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Tom Hasker

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Frits van Paasschen

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Sponsorship Opportunities

AHIC 2014 Sponsorship Opportunities

How you can benefit from sponsoring AHIC 2014:

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For more information on sponsorship packages please contact:

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Managing Director Bench Events

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