Latest News

Twitter iconJoin the conversation
  • RT @JLLResearch: Investment activity in the #EMEA hotel market boosted by robust trading fundamentals across region
  • People r ever-more conscientious about the environment & r showing a strong preference 4 hotels that r good corporate citizens. #2015Trends

2014 Speakers

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Nicolas Mayer

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

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Frits van Paasschen

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

Elie Younes

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

Tom Hasker

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

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Oliver Ebner

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

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Gordon Drake

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

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Bernard Forster

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Alexandre Sogno

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

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Norman Forsyth

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

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Taras Ettl

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Nenad Pacek

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Rami Moukarzel

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

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Andrew Clough

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Pascal Gauvin

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

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Rui Barros

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Neil George

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

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.


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.