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2015 Speakers

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Jean Luc Naret

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

Simon Lazarus

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Filippo Sona

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

Simon Barlow

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

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Clarence Tan

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Video Testimonials

Hear from industry leaders why they think its essential to attend AHIC.

Christopher Knable - Hospitality is an international currency

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Elizabeth Winkle - Pipeline incredibly active in Middle East

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Anil Bhardwaj - Demand still outstripping supply in Dubai

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Bob Loewen - Bringing the brand to the Middle East

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Badr Al Badr - Hotel investment rests on supply and demand

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Francois Baudin - Stabilising Middle Eastern market

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Nick van Marken - Confidence in Middle East despite problems

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Mark Wynne Smith - Middle East success due to segmentation

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