2022 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Louis Abboud
Deputy Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Ennismore

Ramzy Abdul Majeed
Chairman & CEO
Big On Hospitality

Christian Abell
Creative Officer & Founder
Architaste

Samir Abi Frem
Chief Executive Officer
Lokalee

Maher Abou Nasr
Vice President, Operations - KSA
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Alaa Abusiam
Chief Executive Officer
Egis, Middle East

Hassan Ahdab
President of Hotel Operation
Dur Hospitality

Hoor Al Khaja
Associate Vice President, International Operations,
Department of Economy and Tourism - Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Founding Patron, AHIC; President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Chairman, Dubai Airports; Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group; Chairman, Dubai Holding

Mohammed Al Otaibi
CEO
Ajdan Real Estate Development Company

His Excellency Ahmed Al Qaseer
Chief Executive Officer
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq

Abbas Al Saleh
Vice Chairman, Al-Ahsa Chamber of Commerce
CEO, Afyaa Group

Abdullah AlAbdouli
Chief Executive Officer
Marjan

Cyrus Alavi
CEO & Founder
NÜWATER

Adnan Aleid
Tourism Expert

Badr Alherbish
Executive Director of Strategy
Tourism Development Fund

Shabib AlMaamari
Managing Director
Visit Oman

Hayder Alnashie
CEO & Founder
Dash Hospitality Group

Saeed Alnofeli
Director
In5 - Tecom Group

Khalid Anib
Chief Executive Officer
Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Patrick Antaki
Chief Operating Officer
Hospitality Management Holding (HMH)

Scott Antel
Owner/Founder
Scotts FZ

Mohamed Awadalla
Chief Executive Officer
TIME Hotels

Obediah Ayton
Managing Partner
Synaptech Capital

Petra B Spanko
Regional Director
Katch International

Emma Banks
Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development EMEA
Hilton

Imad Barrakad
Chief Executive Officer
The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Martin Berlin
Partner - Global Deals Real Estate Leader
PwC Middle East

Nivesh Bhagtani
Senior Business Research & Development Executive, MJS Holding
Founder, Young Hotelier Network

Yuvraj Bhagtani
Student
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Anil Bhardwaj
Director
A.A. Almoosa Enterprises LLC (The Arenco Group)

Anne Biging
CEO & Founder
Healing Hotels of the World

His Excellency Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi
Chairman
ENBD REIT and Edelman Middle East

Elham Bolooki
Experiential Learning Manager & Senior Instructor
Dubai College of Tourism

Samy Boukhaled
Vice President Hotels
Elaf Group

Samy Boukhaled
VP Hotels
Elaf Group

Peter Bruun
COO & CEXO
Boxooo International Ltd

Nicolas Budzynski
Global Operations Director
LPM Restaurant & Bar

Xander Bueno de Mesquita
Owner
Treating Life Well

Ewan Cameron
Director Africa
Westmont Hospitality Group

Marco Antonio Caporale
Entrepreneur
Heima

Lloyd Carter
Director of Restaurant and Bar Design and Partnerships
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Puneet Chhatwal
MD & CEO
Indian Hotels Company Limited

Atul Chopra
Founder & CEO
Fresh On Table DWC LLC

Hala Matar Choufany
President - Middle East, Africa & South Asia
HVS - Dubai

Dan Clayton
Strategy and Insight Director
Keane LLC

Tim Cordon
Area Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa
Radisson Hotel Group

Karolina Cotronei
Senior Associate
Dentons

H. Ashton Crosby
Managing Director
Capdesia

Claudia de Brito
Freelance Journalist & Academy Chair
World's 50 Best Restaurants

Harmen De Jong
Partner - Real Estate Strategy & Consulting
Knight Frank

Richard Dean
Director, Roar Interior Design
Presenter, Dubai Eye Radio

Pallavi Dean
Founder & Creative Director
Roar

Marc Descrozaille
Chief Operating Officer - IMEA
Accor

Edward Devenport
Chief Executive Officer
Incipio Group

Will Douglas
Director of Information Systems, MENA
Premier Inn

Ellen Dubois du Bellay
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jumeirah Group

Fay Economides
Executive Director
M Management Company

Omar El Hoss
Senior Director - Commercial Management
Dubai World Trade Centre

Bassam Elia
Co-Founder
Chopstix Group

Thomas Eliopoulos
Founder/CEO
Nourish

Amr Elsayed Anwar Mohamed ElNady
Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA
Jones Lang LaSalle

Dr. Adel Ezzat
Group CEO
Elaf Group

Elyza Falzon
Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MENA
Hilton

Hamza Farooqui
Founder & CEO
Millat Investments

Mohamed Fayed
Chief Executive Officer
Grub Tech FZ-LLC

Rabih Feghali
Board Member
Hospitality Asset Manager's Association MEA

Frederico Fernandes
Managing Director GCC
Vports

Dr. Shamir Ghumra
Head of Building Performance Services
BRE

Chris Gordon
President
Wynn Development

Olivier Granet
Managing Partner & CEO
Kasada Capital Management

Sarah-Jane Grant
Director
LXA Associates DMCC

Gemma Greenwood
Director
Content Inc

Jeroen Greven
Managing Director
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Paul Griep
Founder Sustainable Hospitality Challenge; Director Industry Relations
Hotelschool The Hague

Alison Grinnell
Chief Executive Officer
RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Gauthier Guillaume
Founder, CEO & Creative Director
GG&Grace International

James Hacon
Chief Marketing Officer
MAPAL Group

Bani Haddad
Founder & Managing Director
Aleph Hospitality

Shenin Hamid
Founder and CEO
Inspire Events and Activations

Olivier Harnisch
Founder
Lunasole Hospitality

Chadi Hauch
Regional VP Lodging Development, Middle East
Marriott

Olivier Hennion
Managing Director
IT Hospitality Group

Andy Holman
Special Board Advisor, eathos
Rosa's Thai & Advanced Restaurant Consultants

Noelle Homsy
Co-Founder
ENVI Lodges

Guy Hutchinson
President & CEO
Rotana Hotels Management Corporation PJSC

Sarah Hedley Hymers
Editorial Director
Connecting Travel

Ufi Ibrahim
Founder & CEO
Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)

Pauline Ibrahim
Chief Financial Officer
Blackspoon

Michael Ingemann
Director
I am Döner

Shehzad Jamal
Partner StratCon –Healthcare | Education | Real Estate
Knight Frank

Mohammed Jawa
Founder & Chairman
MJS Holding

Kapil Jobanputra
Head, Commercial Real Estate, AME
Standard Chartered Bank

Stephen Kamat
Vice President Brands, Marketing & Communications
Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Fahad Abdulrahim Kazim
Chief Executive Officer
Tetra Hospitality and Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA

David Keen
Founder & CEO, QUO
Co-Founder, KUBE Ventures

Kashif Khalid
Regional Director - Middle East & Africa
IATA

Nyla Khan
Cofounder
Mirai Partners

Carlos Khneisser
VP Development MEA
Hilton

Aradhana Khowala
CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners and Chair of the Global Advisory Board, The Red Sea Company
Aptamind Partners, CEO & Founder

Mark Kirby
Chief Operating Officer - Head of Hospitality
Emaar Hospitality Group

Yuki Kiyono
Global Head of Wellness and Spa
AMAN

Marloes Knippenberg
Chief Executive Officer
Kerten Hospitality

Tim Kobe
CEO/Founder
Eight Design FZ LLC

Stephen Laucirica
Senior Director Design & Engineering IMEA
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Alan Laughlin
CEO
Vapiano

Marcus Lee
Chief Executive Officer
China Travel Online

Markus Lehnert
SVP International Hotel Development EMEA
Marriott International

Michael Levie
Co-Founder
Kube Ventures

Christopher Lund
Executive Director, Head of Hotels MENA
Colliers

Naim Maadad
Chief Executive & Founder
Gates Hospitality

Panchali Mahendra
Managing Director
Atelier House Hospitality

Nadim Majdalani
CEO
Eathos Ltd

Kieran Mallon
Managing Director
Baker Street Hospitality Group

Dimitris Manikis
President EMEA
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ali Manzoor
Head of Hospitality, Hotels & Tourism
CBRE Middle East Region

Babette Marzheuser-Wood
Partner, Global Head of Franchise Group
Dentons

Haitham Mattar
Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Nicolas Mayer
Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA; Managing Partner Global Center of Excellence Tourism & Hospitality
PwC Middle East

Euan McGlashan
Global Founder & CEO
Valor Hospitality Partners

Antoine Medawar
Chairman Founder
Exploretech

Thomas B. Meier
Chief Operating Officer
Jumeirah Group

Jalil Mekouar
Founder & CEO
inHovate Solutions

Tini Meyer
Co-Founder
interior360

Salim Mikram
Managing Partner
Istich Consulting

Elie Milky
Vice President Development
Radisson Hotel Group

Ian Millar
Senior Lecturer
EHL Hospitality Business School

Julia Miller
Senior Director, Human Resources, Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Hilton

Catherine Monthienvichienchai
Chief Branding Officer
QUO Global

Laure Morvan
Chief Development Officer India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Accor

Rami Moukarzel
Managing Partner
Earth Hotels

Ranjan Nadarajah

Chris Nader
Co-Founder & CEO
ENVI Lodges

Engy Naguib
Senior Engagement Manager, Public Sector and Tourism MEA
Euromonitor International

Amruda Nair
Director
Araiya Malta Limited

Amit Nayak, CHA
Vice President
Hospitality Asset Managers Association, MEA

Wolfgang Neumann
Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
Chairman, Hotelschool The Hague

Son-Trang Nguyen
Young Leader
QUO Global

Ian Ohan
Founder & CEO
KRUSH BRANDS and Locale.ae

Irina Orlandini
Founder & CEO
Spaecial

Tim Peck
Chairman
OBMI

H.E. Raki Phillips
CEO
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Daniel Pugh
Partner - Head of Hospitality Valuation & Advisory
Knight Frank

Hafsa Qadeer
CEO & Founder
ImInclusive

Zain Qureshi
Chief Executive Officer
Advice Re Capital

Craig Rachel
Director - M&A
AlixPartners

Vijay Raghavan
Director
Golden Sands Hotel Co. LLC.

Dillip Rajakarier
Group CEO
Minor International & CEO Minor Hotels

Lorelei Regragui
MasterKey Keeper (Founder & CEO)
StayK

Tyrone Reid
Group CEO
MMI and Emirates Retail Leisure

Assia Riccio
Founder & CEO
Evolvin' Women

Edie Rodriguez
Member of the Board of Directors
Saudi Tourism Authority

Agnes Roquefort
Global Chief Development Officer
Accor

Robin Rossmann
Managing Director
STR

Menashe Sadik
Co-Founder
Chopstix

Fuad Sajdi
Founder and CEO
Toggle Market

Turab Saleem
Partner - Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Advisory - MENA
Knight Frank

Roaya Saleh
President & Founder
RS Management WLL

Alexander Sassen
Lecturer Finance & ESG
Hotelschool The Hague

Adnan Sawadi
Chief Executive Officer
Institute of Transformational Development & Knowingo

Stephanie Schachtschabel
Founder
Welcome to the World

Marie-Noële Schwartzmann
Chief Development Officer
Deutsche Hospitality

Fadia Shafi
Student
Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Adeel Shah
CEO & Co-Founder
Rakam Tech

Sanjay Sharma
Head of Information Technology
Jumeirah Group

Stacey Sharp
Founder/CEO
RetreatMi

Omar Shihab
Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer
BOCA

Jose Silva
CEO
Jumeirah Group

Shwetank Singh
General Manager Operations
Arenco Real Estate

David Singleton
Founder
ōrāculī

Gaurav Sinha
CEO
Insignia Worldwide

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer
President Middle East Africa & Turkey
Hilton

Selena Souah
Founder & Chairman
REGCARD

Mark Stretton
Managing Director
Fleet St Communications

Roger Tabbal
VP Global Guest Technology & Innovation
Accor

Erwan Tarouilly
Acting CEO & Chief Financial Officer
Ishraq Hospitality, part of Mohamed and Obaid Almulla

Pat Thaker
Editorial Director, Middle East & Africa
The Economist Intelligence Unit

David Thomson
Senior Vice President
TFG Hospitality

David Todd
Head of Operations, Middle East and Africa
IHG Hotels & Resorts

Jihane Touzani
Sales & Marketing Director
The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Berthold Trenkel
Chief Operating Officer
Qatar Tourism

Morgan Tuckness
Senior Manager Design & Architecture Hotel Development
NEOM

Annick Van Overstraeten
Chief Executive Officer
Le Pain Quotidien

Alizee Varloud
Head of Marketing
Chatfood

Wenceslaus Vedanayagam
Executive Director of Finance and Administration MENA Region
Louvre Hotels Group

Tatiana Veller
Managing Director
Stirling Hospitality Advisors

Jameel Verjee
Founder & CEO
CityBlue Hotels (a member of The Diar Group)

Hilari Voorthuis
Food & Beverage Manager, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Accor

Marko Vucinic
Director of Hospitality and Real Estate Development
Tourism Development Fund

Sandeep Walia
Chief Operations Officer, Middle East
Marriott International

Ben Walker
Partner - Head of Project & Building Consultancy
Knight Frank

Brett Whitfield
Senior Vice President & Head of Global Procurement
Jumeirah Group

Rachel Willacy
Regional Head of Procurement
Compass Project Consulting

Philip Wooller
Area Director, Middle East & Africa
STR

Jonathan Worsley
Chairman & CEO
The Bench

James Wrenn
Director - Head of Hotel Advisory, MENA Region
Colliers

Nicholas Wyatt
Head of Research & Analysis, Travel & Tourism
GlobalData

Elie Younes
Executive Vice President & Chief Global Development Officer
Radisson Hotel Group

Kurt Zdesar
Founder
Chotto Matte

Mohannad Zikra
Chief Executive Officer
Stella Stays