Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Dear AHIC community,

I have been wanting to write this for some time! So excited and relieved to be planning AHIC after the challenges of the past year. Nothing has changed, and yet everything has changed. After 16 years of organising AHIC, never before has it been so important to gather the industry together, one we all love and cherish so much, to map out the future. Join us at AHIC live-in-person in Dubai on 20-22 September 2021, and here is our promise to you:

No laptop required.
No need to tell someone they are on mute.
No screen fatigue.
No Zoom bombing!

Let’s connect in-person and create partnerships empowering us to 'rise together'.

I want to share with you how we're trying to make an impact with AHIC 2021.

We are combining the active and close-knit communities of Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) at AHIC 2021.

Together, these communities will bring a larger group of investors, industry leaders, private equity firms, franchise owners, and leading stakeholders, creating a robust buyer and seller platform with more opportunities under one roof. With their presence, we can have the much-needed conversations to rise from this pandemic together, enhancing the value of market insights, networking, time spent, and the potential of partnerships and opportunities.

With the support of our Host Partner, Jumeirah, the event will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the new banner of the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC). With a recovering hospitality sector, Dubai is one of the safest locations to host an event.

I hope to share more with you as we finalise our plans. In the meantime, please register your interest today to ensure you receive future updates about the event.

Speak soon & stay safe.

Best regards,


Jonathan Worsley
Chairman & CEO



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H.E. Helal S. K. Almarri

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

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H.E. Eng. Essa Al Hajj Al Maidoor

Dubai Developments

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Louis Abi Abboud


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Adeeb Ahamed

Twenty14 Holdings

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Hassan Ahdab

Dur Hospitality

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Babak Ahmadzadeh

Plug and Play ADGM (MENA)

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Hammad AlBalawi

Ministry of Tourism

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Majed AlGhanim

Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia

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Ismail AlKamal

AlKamal International

Alkuwaity Abdulsalam NCP
Abdulsalam Alkuwaity

SEA Ventures

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Khalid Anib

Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

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Scott Antel

International Hospitality & Franchise Lawyer

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Mark Arnall

Fitness Trainer of F1 Champions

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Roy Azzi


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Emma Banks

Hilton International

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Anton Bawab

The Red Sea Development Company

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René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global

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Dr. Martin Berlin


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Jitendra Bhatia


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Anil Bhardwaj

A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

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Floor Bleeker


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Donald Bordui

OBM International

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Willem Both

Kerzner International

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Charbel Boutros

Ròya International

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Khalifa Bin Braik

Majid Al Futtaim Properties

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Donald Bremner

Stirling Hospitality Advisors

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Antonio Bustamente


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Mark Chapleski

Troon International Division

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Rahul Chaudhary

CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings

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Lio Chen

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Hala Matar Choufany


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Lynn Chouman


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Richard Dean

Director of Roar Interior Design

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Kevork Deldelian

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Africa

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James Donald


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Leo Downer

Co-founder of Harmony Sustainability Tourism

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Michael Ellis

Jumeirah Group

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Helen El Mettouri


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Amr El Nady


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Lissa Engle

Berkeley Capital Group

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Nihat Ercan

JLL Hotels & Hospitality

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Stuart Etherington

Dubai Holding

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Rabih Feghali

The Red Sea Development Company

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Chef Marco Garfagnini

Jumeirah Al Naseem and Head Chef of Sal

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Giuliano Gasparini

Aldar Properties

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Pascal Gauvin


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Neil George

Independent Advisor

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Robbie Greenfield

Dubai Eye 103.8

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Alison Grinnell

RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

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Bani Haddad

Aleph Hospitality

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Olivier Harnisch

Public Investment Fund

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Simon Hasdell

IFA Hotels & Resorts

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Waleid Ibrahim

Marriott International

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Omar Issa

Dur Hospitality

Rudi Jagersbacher
Rudi Jagersbacher


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Chef Kim Joinié-Maurin

Al Mahara Restaurant

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Zoltan Kali

Omran Hospitality

B. R. Kiran

Miral Asset Management

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Marloes Knippenberg

Kerten Hospitality

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Kunal Lahori

Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group

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Christophe Landais

Action Hotels Company

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Puczkó László

Associate Global Wellness Research Director, TLC

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Cyril Lincoln


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Scott Long

Go Moment

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Naim Maadad

Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

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Kenneth Macpherson


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Ramsey Mankarious

Cedar Capital Partners

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Tara Marlow

Al Tamimi & Company

Henry Mason


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Christopher May

Dubai Golf

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Jalil Mekouar

inHovate Solutions

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Cyrus Mewawalla, MA, FCA

GlobalData Plc

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Kathryn Moore

Spa Connectors & Hall of Wellness Awards

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Amro Nahas

Ritz Banc Group

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Mohamed Nassar


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Amit Nayak,CHA


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Nicki Page


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Hamed Parnian

Compass Project Consulting

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Tim Peck

OBM International

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Gilda Perez-Alvarado

JLL Hotels & Hospitality

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Jennifer Pettinger-Haines


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David Phillips


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Tom Phillips

PGA European Tour

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Zain Qureshi

Mashreq Bank

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Sumathi Ramanathan

Expo 2020

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Jean-Paul Riby

Sun Hospitality Group

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Eric Ricaurte


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Tea Ros

Strategic Hotel Consulting

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Robin Rossmann


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Daniella Russell

Daniella Russell Harper DRG / TCL

Saade Patrick Photo
Patrick Saade

JLL Hotels & Hospitality

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Cedric Sala

Schneider Electric

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Turab Saleem

Al Rajhi Investments

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Andrew Sangster

Hotel Analyst

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Sanjay Sharma

Jumeirah Group

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José Silva

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

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David Singleton

Socius Group

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Clive Smith

Al Hokair Group

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Richard Thompson


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Matthew Tripolone

InterContinental Hotels Group

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Nick van Marken

van Marken Limited

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Simon Williams

HSBC Bank Plc

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Mark Willis


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Jonathan Worsley


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Mark Wynne-Smith

JLL Hotels & Hospitality