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Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group
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CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company
Vice President, Hill International Inc.
Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA
Senior Director of Lodging Development, Marriott International Inc. & Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC
Dr Martin Berlin
PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers
Ziad El Chaar
Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts
Chief Executive Officer, ESPA
Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group
Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment
CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC
Abdulla Bin Sulayem
Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco
Gabriel Von Bonsdorff
Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.
Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, Inc.
Frits van Paasschen
President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM
Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP
Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors
Selim El Zein
Head of Hotel Asset Management, MENA, Colliers International MENA Region
Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM
Managing Director, W Hospitality Group
President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International
Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments
Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Executive Director at Project & Specialised Finance, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)
Amr Abdel Ghaffar
Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO
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Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides
Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide
Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association
CEO, IFA Hotel Investments
Group CEO, SKAI Holdings
Christopher R.J. Knable
Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality
Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered
Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global
Analyst, Meed Insight
Managing Director, R Hotels
President & CEO, Shaza Hotels
Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG
Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe
Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group
President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Amro Attia Gomaa
Investments Principal, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cineama (HOTAC)
Travel Editor, CBS News
Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments
President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group
Gordon Campbell Gray
Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels
Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust
Senior Manager Commercial Development, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
Managing Director, CH Stirling
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City
Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group
Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL
President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA
Nick van Marken
Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP
Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group
Executive Director Tourism Development & Investments , Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM)
Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan
Immediate Past President, Maldives
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports
VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels
Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR
Director | Head of Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers International
Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD
CEO, Boutique Hotel Media
Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec
Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International
Khalaf Al Habtoor
Chairman, Al Habtoor Group
Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa
HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz
President & Managing Director, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)
Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide
Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group
Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet
Deputy Secretary General - Investments, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC
Rui M. Barros
SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group
Director, AECOM Economics
Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO
Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.
HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum
Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital and the Chairman of Dubai International Holding Company
HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad
Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco
President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific (HAMA AP).
Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation
Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR
HE Helal Almarri
Director General, DTCM
Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric
Hala Matar Choufany
Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai
Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited
CEO, Roya International
Gert F. Kopera
Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group
Regional Director, Design & Engineering, MEA, InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Middle East and Africa (IHG)
Director of Development, Melia Hotels
Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa , Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
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