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2014 Speakers

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Bani Haddad

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

Rui Barros

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Samer Abu Ayash

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Bernard Forster

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Pascal Gauvin

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Elie Younes

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

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Filippo Sona

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Taras Ettl

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

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Norman Forsyth

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

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Tom Hasker

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

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Yousuf Lootah

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Andrew Clough

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

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Oliver Ebner

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

Alexandre Sogno

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Gordon Drake

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Rami Moukarzel

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

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Simon Hage

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

Animesh Pandey

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Costas Verginis

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

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Video Testimonials

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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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