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2015 Speakers

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. AlMoosa Enterprises

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Simon Enders

Project Director, Faithful+Gould

Darroch Crawford

Managing Director, Premier Inn Hotels International

Simon Lazarus

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

Rawaf Bourisli

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Satyan Joshi

Senior Industry Manager , Google UK Limited

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

Neil George

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

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Munir Ahmed

Director Hospitality, Naseel Holding

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Filippo Sona

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

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Hala Matar Choufany

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Denis Sorin

President of Hotel Operations, Dur Hospitality

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Clarence Tan

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

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Suparat Chirathivat

Vice President - Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Tim Fox

Head of Research & Chief Economist, Emirates NBD

Simon Barlow

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

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Maria Zarraluqui

Global Development Manager Director, Melia Hotels International

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