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2014 Speakers

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Muhammad Al-Amir

Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Bani Haddad

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

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Rami Moukarzel

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

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Gordon Drake

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

Gabriel Von Bonsdorff

Senior Manager – Hospitality & Leisure, Aldar Properties P.

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Filippo Sona

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Alexandre Sogno

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

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Simon Hage

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Frits van Paasschen

President and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

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) 

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Taras Ettl

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

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Sumair Tariq

Managing Director, R Hotels

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Andrew Clough

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

Yousuf Lootah

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Oliver Ebner

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Norman Forsyth

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Tom Hasker

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

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Neil George

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Animesh Pandey

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

Selim El Zein

Head of Hotel Asset Management, MENA, Colliers International MENA Region

Rui Barros

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

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Bernard Forster

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

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