Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

2019 Speakers

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi photo

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

Bio
His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal photo

His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq

His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Executive Chairman – Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq

Bio
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi photo

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi

Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi

President – Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa

Bio
Abdullah Al Abdooli  photo

Abdullah Al Abdooli

Marjan

Abdullah Al Abdooli

Managing Director & CEO – Marjan

Bio
Louis Abi Abboud photo

Louis Abi Abboud

Accor Middle East

Louis Abi Abboud

Vice President Development – Accor Middle East

Bio
Ramzy Abdul-Majeed photo

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Whissle

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder – Whissle

Bio
Christian Abell photo

Christian Abell

Marriott International

Christian Abell

Vice President Food & Beverage MEA – Marriott International

Aref Abouzahr  photo

Aref Abouzahr

ARK Energy

Aref Abouzahr

Chief Executive Officer – ARK Energy

Bio
Hassan Ahdab photo

Hassan Ahdab

Dur Hospitality

Hassan Ahdab

President Hotels Operations – Dur Hospitality

Bio
Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Dur Hospitality

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer – Dur Hospitality

Bio
Fardan Ali Al Fardan photo

Fardan Ali Al Fardan

Equitativa (Emirates REIT Manager)

Fardan Ali Al Fardan

Senior Investment Advisor – Equitativa (Emirates REIT Manager)

Bio
Ismail Al Kamal photo

Ismail Al Kamal

AlKamal International

Ismail Al Kamal

Director – AlKamal International

Bio
Sharihan Al Mashary photo

Sharihan Al Mashary

Manzil Downtown, Emaar

Sharihan Al Mashary

General Manager – Manzil Downtown, Emaar

Bio
Goulam Amarsy photo

Goulam Amarsy

Barceló Hotel Group Gulf DMCC

Goulam Amarsy

Chief Executive Officer – Barceló Hotel Group Gulf DMCC

Bio
Yannis Anagnostakis photo

Yannis Anagnostakis

RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Yannis Anagnostakis

Chief Executive Officer – RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Bio
Khalid Anib photo

Khalid Anib

Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer – Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

Bio
Valeriano Antonioli  photo

Valeriano Antonioli

Lungarno Collection

Valeriano Antonioli

Chief Executive Officer – Lungarno Collection

Bio
Mohamed Awadalla photo

Mohamed Awadalla

Time Hotels

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer – Time Hotels

Bio
Sébastien Bazin photo

Sébastien Bazin

Accor

Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer – Accor

Bio
Rene Beil photo

Rene Beil

Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Rene Beil

Managing Director – Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Bio
Dr Martin Berlin photo

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC

Dr Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader – PwC

Bio
Anil Bhardwaj photo

Anil Bhardwaj

A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

Anil Bhardwaj

Director – A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

Bio
Gaurav Bhushan photo

Gaurav Bhushan

Accor

Gaurav Bhushan

Global Chief Development Officer – Accor

Bio
Dr. Hong Deng Bian photo

Dr. Hong Deng Bian

China Baobei Investment Group / World Silk Road Forum

Dr. Hong Deng Bian

Chairman of the Board / Secretary General – China Baobei Investment Group / World Silk Road Forum

Bio
John Blakey  photo

John Blakey

The Trusted Executive Foundation

John Blakey

Executive Coach and Founder – The Trusted Executive Foundation

Bio
Stefan Breg photo

Stefan Breg

KEANE

Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director – KEANE

Bio
Donald Bremner photo

Donald Bremner

Stirling Hospitality Advisors

Donald Bremner

Managing Director – Stirling Hospitality Advisors

Bio
Jerome Briet photo

Jerome Briet

Marriott International

Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa – Marriott International

Bio
Gerard Byrne photo

Gerard Byrne

Archipelago Overseas

Gerard Byrne

Managing Director – Archipelago Overseas

Bio
Ian Carter photo

Ian Carter

Hilton

Ian Carter

President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction – Hilton

Bio
Stephen Cheesebrough photo

Stephen Cheesebrough

Amaala

Stephen Cheesebrough

Executive Director, Business Development – Amaala

Bio
Hala Matar Choufany photo

Hala Matar Choufany

HVS

Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia – HVS

Bio
Maria de la Fuente Corrales  photo

Maria de la Fuente Corrales

Google

Maria de la Fuente Corrales

Travel Industry Analyst – Google

Bio
David Daniels photo

David Daniels

SSH

David Daniels

Director of Architecture – SSH

Bio
Marc Dardenne photo

Marc Dardenne

Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Marc Dardenne

Chief Operating Officer – Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Bio
Alain Debare photo

Alain Debare

Equitativa Group

Alain Debare

Group Head of Real Estate Portfolios – Equitativa Group

Bio
Sarah Duignan photo

Sarah Duignan

STR

Sarah Duignan

Director of Client Relationships – STR

Bio
Ossama El Batran photo

Ossama El Batran

Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investments

Ossama El Batran

Chief Executive Officer – Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investments

Bio
Michael Ellis photo

Michael Ellis

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

Michael Ellis

Chief Culinary Officer – Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

Bio
Helen Elmettouri photo

Helen Elmettouri

KEANE

Helen Elmettouri

Regional Director – KEANE

Bio
Stuart Etherington photo

Stuart Etherington

Dubai Holding

Stuart Etherington

Vice President Hospitality Asset Management – Dubai Holding

Bio
Rabih Feghali photo

Rabih Feghali

Ròya International

Rabih Feghali

Vice President - Business Development & Investor Relations – Ròya International

Bio
Patrick Fitzgibbon photo

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Hilton

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development EMEA – Hilton

Bio
Andrew Forte photo

Andrew Forte

Hilton

Andrew Forte

Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MENA & Turkey – Hilton

Bio
Jennifer Fox photo

Jennifer Fox

Bench Events Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Fox

– Bench Events Advisory Board Member

Bio
Luca Franco photo

Luca Franco

Luxury Frontiers

Luca Franco

Chief Executive Officer & Founder – Luxury Frontiers

Bio
Duncan Fraser-Smith photo

Duncan Fraser-Smith

The First Group

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Vice President Food & Beverage – The First Group

Bio
Adrian Gardiner photo

Adrian Gardiner

Mantis Collection

Adrian Gardiner

Chief Executive Officer – Mantis Collection

Bio
Pascal Gauvin photo

Pascal Gauvin

IHG

Pascal Gauvin

Managing Director - IMEA – IHG

Bio
Joey Ghazal photo

Joey Ghazal

The Maine and BARBARY

Joey Ghazal

Founder and Managing Partner – The Maine and BARBARY

Bio
Raúl González photo

Raúl González

Barceló

Raúl González

Chief Executive Officer – Barceló

Bio
Christian Gradnitzer photo

Christian Gradnitzer

Hilton

Christian Gradnitzer

Senior Director of F&B Operations EMEA – Hilton

Bio
Aaron Greenman photo

Aaron Greenman

Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Aaron Greenman

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development - EMEA – Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Bio
Andrea Di Gregorio photo

Andrea Di Gregorio

RAK Municipality

Andrea Di Gregorio

Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables Administration – RAK Municipality

Bio
Thomas Grundner  photo

Thomas Grundner

JA Resorts & Hotels

Thomas Grundner

Vice President Sales & Marketing – JA Resorts & Hotels

Bio
Dino Guiliano photo

Dino Guiliano

CHOICE Hotels International

Dino Guiliano

Director, International Corporate Development – CHOICE Hotels International

Bio
Bani Haddad photo

Bani Haddad

Aleph Hospitality

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director – Aleph Hospitality

Bio
Julie Hamilton photo

Julie Hamilton

The Coca- Cola Company

Julie Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer – The Coca- Cola Company

Bio
Olivier Harnisch photo

Olivier Harnisch

Emaar Hospitality Group

Olivier Harnisch

Chief Executive Officer – Emaar Hospitality Group

Bio
Dirk Haro  photo

Dirk Haro

Hocaboo

Dirk Haro

Chief Executive Officer – Hocaboo

Bio
Kees Hartzuiker photo

Kees Hartzuiker

Ròya International

Kees Hartzuiker

Chief Executive Officer – Ròya International

Bio
Shady Hassan photo

Shady Hassan

Marriott International, Middle East & Africa

Shady Hassan

Senior Director, Lodging Development – Marriott International, Middle East & Africa

Bio
Ted Horner photo

Ted Horner

E Horner & Associates

Ted Horner

Information Technology & Services Consultant and Owner – E Horner & Associates

Bio
Jess Houlgrave photo

Jess Houlgrave

Foundation for Art and Blockchain

Jess Houlgrave

Founder & Trustee – Foundation for Art and Blockchain

Bio
Benson Huang photo

Benson Huang

Sichuan New World Investment Group

Benson Huang

Chairman of the Board & Managing Director, – Sichuan New World Investment Group

Bio
Thomas K. Jacob photo

Thomas K. Jacob

Mashreq

Thomas K. Jacob

Head of Strategy and Investor Relations – Mashreq

Bio
Zoltan Kali photo

Zoltan Kali

OMRAN Hospitality

Zoltan Kali

Senior Vice President – OMRAN Hospitality

Bio
Marloes Knippenberg photo

Marloes Knippenberg

Kerten Hospitality

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer – Kerten Hospitality

Bio
Tony Kurz photo

Tony Kurz

Brandmark Collective

Tony Kurz

Chief Executive Officer, Director – Brandmark Collective

Bio
Amir Lababedi photo

Amir Lababedi

Hilton

Amir Lababedi

Managing Director Development, MENA – Hilton

Bio
Tatiana Labaki  photo

Tatiana Labaki

Emaar

Tatiana Labaki

E25 Partner – Emaar

Bio
Saahil Lalit photo

Saahil Lalit

Marriott International

Saahil Lalit

Senior Director, Lodging Development, MEA – Marriott International

Bio
Christophe Landais  photo

Christophe Landais

Action Hotels

Christophe Landais

Chief Executive Officer – Action Hotels

Bio
Panos Loupasis photo

Panos Loupasis

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Panos Loupasis

Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa – Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Bio
Christopher Lund photo

Christopher Lund

Colliers International

Christopher Lund

Head of Hotels – Middle East & North Africa – Colliers International

Bio
Naim Maadad photo

Naim Maadad

Gates Hospitality

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive – Gates Hospitality

Bio
Ahmed Bin Madhi photo

Ahmed Bin Madhi

Rua Al Madinah Holding Company

Ahmed Bin Madhi

Director of Asset Management – Rua Al Madinah Holding Company

Bio
Dimitris Manikis  photo

Dimitris Manikis

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Dimitris Manikis

President & Managing Director - Europe, Middle East, Eurasia, Africa – Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Bio
Ali Manzoor photo

Ali Manzoor

Knight Frank

Ali Manzoor

Partner, Hospitality and Leisure – Knight Frank

Bio
Alejandro Martin photo

Alejandro Martin

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Alejandro Martin

Senior Investment Banker – Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Bio
Haitham Mattar  photo

Haitham Mattar 

Haitham Mattar 

Bio
James McBride photo

James McBride

NIHI Hotels

James McBride

Partner & CEO – NIHI Hotels

Bio
Amine Moukarzel photo

Amine Moukarzel

Louvre Hotels Group

Amine Moukarzel

President, MENA Region – Louvre Hotels Group

Bio
Rami A. Moukarzel photo

Rami A. Moukarzel

Louvre Hotels Group

Rami A. Moukarzel

Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa – Louvre Hotels Group

Bio
Rana Mukherji photo

Rana Mukherji

Hotelier Coin

Rana Mukherji

Founder and CEO – Hotelier Coin

Bio
Chris Nader photo

Chris Nader

Shaza Hotels

Chris Nader

Vice President Development – Shaza Hotels

Bio
Nicholas Naples photo

Nicholas Naples

Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Nicholas Naples

Chief Executive Officer – Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Bio
Amit Nayak,CHA photo

Amit Nayak,CHA

HAMA

Amit Nayak,CHA

Vice President and Executive Board Member – HAMA

Bio
Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay  photo

Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay

Zendegii

Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay

Director – Zendegii

Bio
Tamsin Nugent photo

Tamsin Nugent

Red T Group

Tamsin Nugent

Founder – Red T Group

Bio
Benjamin Oppl photo

Benjamin Oppl

Benjamin Oppl

Development Director Middle East and North Africa, Meliá Hotels International 

Bio
Charlie Osmond photo

Charlie Osmond

Triptease

Charlie Osmond

Chief Tease – Triptease

Bio
Dustin Pan photo

Dustin Pan

Oceanwide Investment and Securities

Dustin Pan

Senior Vice President – Oceanwide Investment and Securities

Bio
Fergus Paton photo

Fergus Paton

HotelFlex

Fergus Paton

Head of EMEA – HotelFlex

Bio
Menelaos Petrovas photo

Menelaos Petrovas

Airport Hotel Basel AG

Menelaos Petrovas

Director, Digital Marketing – Airport Hotel Basel AG

Bio
Raki Phillips  photo

Raki Phillips

Earth Hotels

Raki Phillips

Chief Citizen – Earth Hotels

Bio
Cyril Piaia  photo

Cyril Piaia

Stratford & Russell

Cyril Piaia

Associate Partner – Stratford & Russell

Bio
Alban Mabille de Poncheville photo

Alban Mabille de Poncheville

Radisson Hotel Group

Alban Mabille de Poncheville

Manager Development, MENA – Radisson Hotel Group

Bio
Martin Quinn photo

Martin Quinn

Purple Dragon

Martin Quinn

Non-Executive Chairman – Purple Dragon

Bio
Ignacio Ramirez photo

Ignacio Ramirez

Winnow Solutions

Ignacio Ramirez

Managing Director MENA – Winnow Solutions

Bio
Andrew Reitmaier photo

Andrew Reitmaier

Oakwood®

Andrew Reitmaier

Director – Corporate Development – Oakwood®

Bio
Damien Rizzi photo

Damien Rizzi

Drees & Sommer

Damien Rizzi

Head of Asset Management - Global Hospitality – Drees & Sommer

Bio
Vikrant Rohatgi  photo

Vikrant Rohatgi

KPMG

Vikrant Rohatgi

Deal Advisory, Global Strategy Group – KPMG

Bio
Tea Ros photo

Tea Ros

Strategic Hotel Consulting

Tea Ros

Founder & Managing Director – Strategic Hotel Consulting

Bio
Jay Rosen photo

Jay Rosen

The Red Sea Development Company

Jay Rosen

Head of Investment & Finance – The Red Sea Development Company

Bio
Robin Rossmann photo

Robin Rossmann

STR

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director – STR

Bio
Christof H. Rühl photo

Christof H. Rühl

Crystol Energy

Christof H. Rühl

Advisory Board – Crystol Energy

Bio
Stephen Sackur photo

Stephen Sackur

HARDTalk

Stephen Sackur

Presenter – HARDTalk

Bio
 Russell Scott photo

Russell Scott

Accor

Russell Scott

Vice President Food & Beverage, Luxury Brands – Accor

Bio
Nirmal Sethia photo

Nirmal Sethia

Newby Teas

Nirmal Sethia

Founder – Newby Teas

Bio
Augostino Sfeir photo

Augostino Sfeir

United Real Estate Company (URC)

Augostino Sfeir

Chief Investment Officer – United Real Estate Company (URC)

Bio
Jad Shamseddin photo

Jad Shamseddin

Al Hokair Group

Jad Shamseddin

Managing Director - Hotels Division – Al Hokair Group

Bio
Chinmay Shukla photo

Chinmay Shukla

PwC

Chinmay Shukla

Senior Manager – PwC

Bio
Samuel Sidiqi photo

Samuel Sidiqi

RAK Properties

Samuel Sidiqi

Chief Executive Officer – RAK Properties

Bio
Abhinav Sinha photo

Abhinav Sinha

OYO Hotels and Homes

Abhinav Sinha

Global Chief Operating Officer – OYO Hotels and Homes

Bio
Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

Insignia

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO – Insignia

Bio
David Sjolander photo

David Sjolander

HTNG

David Sjolander

Chief Operating Officer – HTNG

Bio
Patrick Smith photo

Patrick Smith

IFA Real Estate Services

Patrick Smith

Chief Operating Officer – IFA Real Estate Services

Bio
Filippo Sona photo

Filippo Sona

Drees & Sommer

Filippo Sona

Managing Director, Global Hospitality – Drees & Sommer

Bio
Nabil Souhail photo

Nabil Souhail

Buddha-Bar International

Nabil Souhail

Vice President Business Development & Operations MEA & Asia – Buddha-Bar International

Bio
 Fettah Tamince   photo

Fettah Tamince

Rixos Hotels

Fettah Tamince

Founder and Chairman – Rixos Hotels

Bio
Richard Thompson photo

Richard Thompson

MEED

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director – MEED

Bio
Morgan Tuckness  photo

Morgan Tuckness

Drees & Sommer

Morgan Tuckness

Head of Technical Services & Development - Global Hospitality – Drees & Sommer

Bio
Nick van Marken photo

Nick van Marken

van Marken Limited

Nick van Marken

Managing Director – van Marken Limited

Bio
Suma Venkatesh photo

Suma Venkatesh

The Indian Hotels Company Ltd

Suma Venkatesh

Executive Vice President and Member of the Global Executive Committee – The Indian Hotels Company Ltd

Bio
Costas Verginis photo

Costas Verginis

Marriott International

Costas Verginis

Regional Vice President Lodging Development - Middle East – Marriott International

Bio
Preben Vestdam photo

Preben Vestdam

HotelSwaps

Preben Vestdam

Founder & CEO – HotelSwaps

Bio
Mark Willis photo

Mark Willis

Accor

Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer - MEA – Accor

Bio
Wessel Witthuhn photo

Wessel Witthuhn

Drees & Sommer

Wessel Witthuhn

Director of Development & Construction - Global Hospitality – Drees & Sommer

Bio
Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

Bench Events

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman and Founder – Bench Events

Bio
Oliver Worsley PhD photo

Oliver Worsley PhD

Sequential

Oliver Worsley PhD

CEO and Co-Founder – Sequential

Bio
James Wrenn photo

James Wrenn

Colliers International

James Wrenn

Senior Manager Hotels (MENA Region) – Colliers International

Bio
Dr. Adam Wu photo

Dr. Adam Wu

China Invests Overseas by CBN

Dr. Adam Wu

Chief Operating Officer – China Invests Overseas by CBN

Bio
Elie Younes photo

Elie Younes

Radisson Hotel Group

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer – Radisson Hotel Group

Bio
Talal Yousif photo

Talal Yousif

HVS

Talal Yousif

Director – HVS

Bio
Shuja Zaidi photo

Shuja Zaidi

Equinox Hospitality

Shuja Zaidi

Principal – Equinox Hospitality

Bio
Maya Ziadeh  photo

Maya Ziadeh

IHG

Maya Ziadeh

Director of Development – IHG

Bio