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2015 Speakers

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Filippo Sona

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Clarence Tan

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Simon Lazarus

Vice President of Food and Beverage, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Simon Barlow

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

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Jean Luc Naret

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


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