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2014 Speakers

Rui M. Barros

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

Hubert Viriot

Chief Investment Officer , IFA Hotels & Resorts

Oliver Ebner

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

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

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

Christopher Lund

Senior Consultant, Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Costas Verginis

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

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Barry Curtis

Vice President - Global Strategic Accounts Buildings Business, Schneider Electric

Ashley Scott

Principal, Masterplanning & Landscape Architecture, Aecom

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Taras Ettl

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

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Sameer Kazi

Head of Corporate Real Estate Investments, Sedco Holdings

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital and the Chairman of Dubai International Holding Company

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Muhammad Al-Amir

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

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Frits van Paasschen

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

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Samer Abu Ayash

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

Fergal Harris

Head of Real Estate Middle East, Standard Chartered

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Geoffrey Lipman

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Lo’ai  Bataineh

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

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

James Innes

Partner, Chrystal Capital Partners LLP

Peter Head

Executive Chairman, The Ecological Sequestration Trust

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Animesh Panday

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Selim El Zein

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

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Nenad Pacek

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

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

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

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Alain Debare

General Manager, Action Hotels Co.

Filippo Sona

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

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Yousuf Lootah

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

Elizabeth Winkle

Managing Director, STR Global

Neil George

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

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Tom Hasker

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

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Christoph Härle

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

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Sven Doliwa

VP Sales & Development, WorldHotels

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Gordon Drake

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

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

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

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation

Alexandre Sogno

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

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Ahmed Ramdan

Founder and Group CEO, Roya International

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Sumair Tariq

CFO, Rholding

HE Dr. Lahcen Haddad

Tourism Minister, Kingdom of Morocco

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Elie Younes

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

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Advisory, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry Group, Deloitte LLP

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Amro Attia Gomaa

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Welcome to AHIC 2014

“AHIC’s 10th Anniversary gives us an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements we have witnessed in Dubai and in this industry in particular. Jumeirah is proud to have been part of this renowned conference since its launch. Dubai welcomed over 13 million tourists in 2013 and the number will grow to over 20 million in 2020 which means unprecedented hotel development opportunities. Such growth will also accelerate economic and social progress throughout the entire region. This year, we are looking forward to harnessing the accomplishments of the last ten years and celebrating the development of this incredible gathering.”

Gerald Lawless, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Welcome to AHIC 2014, we hope you can join us in celebrating our 10th year! AHIC has proven to be the Middle East's annual meeting place for the region's most senior hotel investors, developers, operators and advisors. It is the annual conference that connects business leaders from international and local markets to do deals accross the region.

Year on year AHIC attracts over 600 attendees from over 40 countries. It is addressed by over 120 industry leaders, speakers & panelists. The conference provides a wealth of networking opportunities through lavish evening receptions, roundtables, online networking systems, buffet lunches and workshops.

We are excited to announce the 2014 programme, click here to view the programme

Attend this event and you will see it as an invaluable platform to promote your business, meet potential business partners and further your knowledge by learning from the biggest leaders of the hotel investment industry.

Ahead of AHIC 2014, given the success of the regional briefings last year, we will be hosting another series of regional briefings in Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar bringing together the local investment, development and finance community.  These briefings are invitation only, if you are interested in learning more, please click here

To see what happened at the 2013 event, click here to download the post-show report

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