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2015 Speakers

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Neil George

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Clarence Tan

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Simon Barlow

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

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Simon Lazarus

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, wasl Asset Management Group

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Jean-Luc Chrétien

Executive VP Sales, Distribution & Loyalty, ACCOR

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Hiran Cooray

CEO, Jetwing Hotels Ltd

Taras Ettl

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Prab Thakral

Group CEO, Boutique Group of Companies (Subsidiaries of Thakral Land Ltd. (Thailand))

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Rawaf Bourisli

Director of Development, Action Hotels & General Manager, Board Member, Action Real Estate Company (kscc)

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Filippo Sona

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

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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