Latest News

Twitter iconJoin the conversation
  • @UNTWO hails Saudi law on heritage preservation
  • Ethiopian Airlines Takes Delivery of Three Pilot Training Aircraft

2014 Speakers

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Selim El Zein

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Filippo Sona

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Elie Younes

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Alexandre Sogno

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

Bernard Forster

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

Alex Kyriakidis

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

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Costas Verginis

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Nenad Pacek

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Taras Ettl

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

Neil George

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

Christoph Härle

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Tom Hasker

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Oliver Ebner

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Norman Forsyth

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Gordon Drake

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

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Simon Hage

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Rui M. Barros

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

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group


If you would like to associate your brand with the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2013 as a supporter, please contact please call +971 (0) 4 374 8192.