Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

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

AHIC 2021 Speakers

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H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI)

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Arild Aastad

Strategic Partnerships, Virdee

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Louis Abi Abboud

Deputy Head, Lifestyle Brands & Vice President Development, Middle East, Africa, India & Turkey, Accor

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Karim Abdel-Latif

Investment Professional, Actis

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Mahmoud Abdulhadi

Deputy Minister, Investment Attraction, Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia

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Christian Abell

Founder and Creative Officer, Architaste

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Joseph Abou Yaghi

Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Rotana

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Adeeb Ahamed

Managing Director, Twenty14 Holdings

Ahdab Hassan
Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality

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Stephen Albert, RIBA CSD

Director, Architecture - London, SB Architects

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Yousif Al Eid

Managing Director Saudi Arabia, Ròya International

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Fardan Al Fardan

Senior Executive Officer, Embassy Capital Limited

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Amr AlMadani

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU)

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Ibrahim N. Al-Zu’bi

Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim-Holding

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Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

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Scott Antel

Partner/Owner, Scotts FZ LLE

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Mario Aoun

CEO & Founder, BBQ Bros

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Ian Arnott

Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company

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Aboudi Asali

Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality MEA, JLL

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Henry Azzam, Ph.D

Senior Lecturer of Finance & Director of the Masters in Finance Program, Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut

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Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels & CEO Netherlands, Colliers

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Mossadeck Bally

Founder, Azalaï Hotels Group

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Emma Banks

Vice President, F&B Strategy and Development EMEA, Hilton

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Imad Barrakad

Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

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Anton Bawab

Head of Operations, The Red Sea Development Company

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Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO, Accor

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René Beil

President, HAMA MEA

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Lynne Bellinger

Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

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Dr. Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

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Marcus Bernhardt

Chief Executive Officer, Steigenberger Hotels AG/ Deutsche Hospitality

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Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

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Paul Boldy

Managing Director, Middle East, RLA Global

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Donald Bremner

Chief Operating Officer, RAK National Hotels

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Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Benjamin Calleja

Chief Executive Officer, Livit Design

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Ravi Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Liwa Minor

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Farhan Charaniya

Director, CHIC SARL

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Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

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Youssef Chraibi

Managing Director, MAGESPRO Africa

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Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Group

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Margaux Constantin

Partner, McKinsey & Company UAE

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Tim Cordon

Senior Area Vice President Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

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David Damiba

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Claudia de Brito

Gulf Academy Chair, MENA's 50 Best Restaurants

Maja Dimnik
Maja Dimnik

Founder & CEO, World of Glamping

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Philippe Doizelet

Director, Hotels and Real Estate, Voltere by Egis

Mark Dunford
Mark Dunford

Partner - Head of Investment & Commercial Agency, Cavendish Maxwell

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Lara Francis El Hani

Design Director, Kristina Zanic Consultants FZ

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Michael Ellis

Founder and President, Passionomy.tv

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Amr El Nady

Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA and EVP, Global Hotel Desk, JLL

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Tareq El Zayat, LLM, BSc

Managing Director & Corporate Counsel, OBMI

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Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

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Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Principal Investment Officer & Regional Sector Lead - Tourism, Retail & Property Investments Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Reda Faceh

VP Development Northern & Western Africa, Accor

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Rabih Fakhreddine

CEO & Founder, 7 Management

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Hamza Farooqui

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Millat Investments

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Rabih Feghali

AHIC Advisory Board Member

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Norman Fon Sing

Head of Corporate and Domestic Banking, SBM Bank Mauritius

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Luca Franco

Founder & CEO, Luxury Frontiers

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Neil George

Managing Director, InnSight Advisory

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Freddie Ghabbour

Partner Egypt, Amber Consulting

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Fady Ghanem

Partner, Corporate Structuring, Al Tamimi & Company

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Wayne Godwin

Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

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Antonio Gonzalez

Chief Executive Officer, Sunset Hospitality Group

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Federico J. González

Global Chief Executive Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

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Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

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Paul Griep

Director of Industry & Alumni Relations, Hotelschool the Hague

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Alison Grinnell

Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Michael Grove
Michael Grove

Chief Operating Officer, HotStats

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Dr. Abbas Gullet

Chief Executive Officer, Boma Panafrican Ltd

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Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

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Mario Jr. Haddad

Owner / Managing Partner, Passion Projects

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Samer S. Hamadeh

Founder, Big Mouth Concepts

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Anne-Marie Hannan

Vice President of Human Resources Middle East and Africa, Marriott International

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Khatija Haque

Chief Economist and Head of Research, Global Markets & Treasury, Emirates NBD

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Walid Harouni

Chief Operating Officer, Ròya International

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Olivier Hennion

Managing Director, IT Hospitality

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Christopher Hewett

Vice President - Hospitality, Al Hamra Real Estate Development

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Andy Holman

Chief Executive Officer, Eathos Ltd

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Noelle Homsy

Co-Founder, ENVI Lodges

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Inge Huijbrechts

Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Radisson Hotel Group

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Guy Hutchinson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Rotana

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Jerry Inzerillo

Chief Executive Officer, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

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Kapil Jobanputra

Head, Commercial Real Estate, AME, Standard Chartered Bank

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Jessica Kahawaty

CEO & Founder, Mama Rita

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Issam AbdulRahim Kazim

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM)

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Damien Keane

Associate Director, Compass Project Consulting

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David Keen

Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures

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Paul Keen

Brand Architect, KUBE Ventures

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Kashif Khalid

Regional Director - Africa & Middle East, IATA

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Hamza Khan

Co-founder, Letswork

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Khawar Khan

Head of Research, JLL

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Carlos Khneisser

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton

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Aradhana Khowala

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Aptamind Partners

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Mark Kirby

Head of Hospitality, Emaar Hospitality Group

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Philipp Klohr

Vice President - UAE Diversified Assets, Mubadala

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Walter Knight

Director of Hospitality, Farnek Services

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Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

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Lourie Kruger

Head of Transactions, Africa and Middle East, Westmont Hospitality Group

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Theodor Kubak

Managing Partner, Arbireo Capital & Value One Hospitality

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Salvatore Lavallo

Head of Foreign Direct Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Office

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Michael Levie

Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures & CitizenM

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Simon Levie

Brand Architect, KUBE Ventures

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Yousuf Lootah

Executive Director, Tourism Development & Investments, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

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Christopher Lund

Director, Head of Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers

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Naim Maadad

Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group, Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

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Alban Mabille

Director, Development, North Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

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Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Kenneth Macpherson
Kenneth Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa, IHG

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Panchali Mahendra

Managing Director, Atelier House Hospitality

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Jocelyne Mangham

Senior Project Manager, Compass Project Consulting

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Alexis Marcoux-Varvatsoulis

Foodservice Consulting Lead, MEA, JLL

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Alejandro Martin

Head - Multinationals, International Wholesale Banking Group, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG

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Nicolas Mayer

Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA; Managing Partner Global Center of Excellence Tourism & Hospitality, PwC

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Andrew McEvoy

Head of the Tourism Sector, NEOM

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Andrew McLachlan

Managing Director, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

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Jalil Mekouar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, inHovate Solutions

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Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

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Christian Merieau

Managing Director / Partner, MMAC Design Associates

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Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Projects

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Kathryn Moore

Founder & Managing Director, Spa Connectors & Hall of Wellness Awards

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Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip MENA

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Chris Nader

Co-Founder & CEO, ENVI Lodges

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Ralph Nader

Chief Executive Officer, Amber Consulting

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Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President and Executive Board Member, HAMA MEA

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Wolfgang M. Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

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Maliha Nishat

Director of Interior Design for Global Design, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Jamie Odgers

Associate Director, Real Estate Banking Europe, Middle East and Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

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Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH Brands

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Jareer Oweimrin

Co-Founder, Fluidmeet

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John Pagano

Group Chief Executive Officer, The Red Sea Development Company & AMAALA

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Amit Pravin Patel

Director, Coral Beach Club Limited

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Tim Peck

Chairman, OBMI

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Olivier Petit

Partner, In Extenso Tourisme, Culture & Hôtellerie

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Pascal Petit

Founder & CEO, Thynk

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Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Managing Director Middle East, Bench

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Brune Poirson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor

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Zain Qureshi

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate Finance & Advisory, Mashreq

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Vijay Raghavan

Director, Golden Sands Hotel Group

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Saurabh Rai

Global Brand Operations & Business Development, Beyond Green

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Ahmed Ramdan

Group CEO, Ròya International

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Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group

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Oliver Ripley

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Habitas

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Damien Rizzi

Head of Hospitality & Asset Management, Voltere by Egis

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Henri Roelings

Founder & CEO, Hospitality Net

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Jay Rosen

Group Chief Financial Officer, The Red Sea Development Company & AMAALA

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Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

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Paul Saba

Vice President & Senior Counsel, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Fuad Sajdi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Toggle Market

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Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Hotels and Development

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Alain Sebah

President, Golden Tulip Africa

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Jad Shamseddin

Chief Operating Officer, Aleph Hospitality

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Hamid Sidine

Chief Operating Officer MEA, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

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José Silva

Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

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David Singleton

Partner, Strategic Advisor and Coach, Socius Group

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Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton

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Didier Souillat

Chief Executive Officer, Time Out Market

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Petra Boutry Spanko

Regional Director, Katch International

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Muhammad Ali Syed

Chief Executive Officer, Mingora

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Najee Syriani

Corporate Vice President – Projects, Rotana

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Roger Tabbal

Executive Director IT Middle East, Africa, India & Turkey - Customer Technology Services, Accor

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David Grant Thomson

Vice President, TFG Hotel Management Company

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Morgan Tuckness

LEED-AP Design & Architecture, NEOM Hotel Development

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Eric Ullmann

Principal, OBMI

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Stephen Valentino

Chief Executive Officer, The London Project

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Tjalling van den Burger

Country Manager – UAE & International Markets, Foodics

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Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

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Simon Vincent

President EMEA & Executive Vice President, Hilton

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Gabriel von Bonsdorff

Principal - Hospitality, Investment Corporation of Dubai

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Sandeep Walia

Chief Operating Officer Middle East, Marriott International

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Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

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Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench

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Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor

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Samantha Wood

Founder, FooDiva

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Georgina Woollams

Founder & Managing Director, Katch International

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Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, Bench

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James Wrenn

Associate Director | Hotels | MENA Region, Colliers

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Greg Wright

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Food People