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2015 Speakers

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Simon Allison

Chairman, HOFTEL

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Robert Swade

Group Chief Development Officer, Jumeirah Group

His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim

Chief Executive Officer, Wasl Asset Management

Mark Shea

Head of Hospitality for the Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Brian Fisher

Head of Project Management – Middle East, Faithful+Gould

Filippo Sona

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

Arne M. Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Graciëlla Karijomedjo

Project Coordinator and Researcher, European Tourism Futures Institute

Susan Harmsworth MBE

Chairman, ESPA International

Jean Luc Naret

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

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Rafi-uddin Shikoh

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DinarStandard

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Bart Dohmen

Managing Director, BRC Imagination Arts, BV

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Simon Lazarus

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

Roger Blackall

Executive Director – Real Estate Asset Management, Premier Group WLL

Moses Solemon

Chairman and CEO, Canada Business Holdings Inc.

John T.A Vanderslice

Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Ivanka Trump

Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions, The Trump Organization

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Paul Diab

Vice President-Operations, Golden Tulip MENA

Dr Jeroen Oskam

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

Ignace Bauwens

CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Stephen Tate

Chairman, Cristal International Standards

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, EMEA , JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Abdulla Ziyath

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

Ali Borhani

Founder CWO, Incubeemea

Simon Barlow

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

Clarence Tan

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

Daniel Ruff

President and Managing Director (EMEAI), Wyndham Hotel Group

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