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2014 Speakers

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Selim El Zein

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

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Bernard Forster

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

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Simon Hage

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

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Andrew Clough

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

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Yousuf Lootah

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

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Filippo Sona

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

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Norman Forsyth

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Elie Younes

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Tom Hasker

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Oliver Ebner

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Frits van Paasschen

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Bani Haddad

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

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Animesh Pandey

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Rui M. Barros

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Neil George

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

Nicolas Mayer

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

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Gordon Drake

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Pascal Gauvin

Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Taras Ettl

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

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Costas Verginis

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

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