Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, Al Sufouh 1, Dubai, UAE

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Event Date Mon Sep 20 +04 - Wed Sep 22 +04 (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Sep 20 12:00am - Wed Sep 22 9:00am
Location Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Al Sufouh 1, Dubai, UAE
Region EMEA

Once again, we have made it through as an industry and reached a new frontier. Yet there is a big journey ahead of us, and as an african proverb suggests – if you want to go far, go together.

To navigate this new era shaped by the Great Reset, we are bringing together the active and close-knit communities of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF).

Under the new banner of the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), these communities will bring a larger group of investors, 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.


2021 Speakers


Prince Alwaleed Bin Nassir

Karim Abdel-latif
Markets Real Estate Private Equity

Adeeb Ahamed
Managing Director

Hassan Ahdab
President of Hotels Operations

Fardan Al Fardan
Senior Executive Officer

Saleh Bin Habdan Alhabdan

Amr Almadani

Ian Arnott
Senior Counsel

James Asquith
Founder & CEO

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

Sébastien Bazin
Chairman & CEO

René Beil
President, Hama Mea, Managing Director

Lynne Bellinger
Director of Food & Beverage Development

Dr. Martin Berlin
Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader

Marcus Bernhardt

Jerome Briet
Chief Development Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Farhan Charaniya

Puneet Chhatwal

Hala Matar Choufany
President - Middle East, Africa and South Asia

Maja Dimnik
Founder & CEO

Philippe Doizelet
Director, Hotels and Real Estate, Voltere

Amr El Nady
Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA and EVP

Thomas Emanuel

Ifeoma Ezeokafor
Principal Investment Officer & Regional Sector Lead - Tourism, Retail & Property Investments Africa

Hamza Farooqui
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Norman Fon Sing
Head of Corporate and Domestic Banking

Luca Franco
Founder & CEO

Fady Ghanem
Head, Hotels & Leisure Sector Group

Wayne Godwin
Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group

Federico J. González
Global CEO

Olivier Granet
Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Michael Grove
Chief Operating Officer

Bani Haddad
Founder & Managing Director

Olivier Harnisch
Head of Hospitality

Noelle Homsy
Experiential Lodging Specialist

Inge Huijbrechts
Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications

Andrew Humphries
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Guy Hutchinson
President & CEO

Jerry Inzerillo

Zahra Jivraj

Issam Abdulrahim Kazim

David Keen

Kashif Khalid
Regional Director - Africa & Middle East

Carlos Khneisser
Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa

Aradhana Khowala
CEO & Founder

Mark Kirby
Head of Hospitality

Philipp Klohr
Vice President

Marloes Knippenberg
Chief Executive Officer

Lourie Kruger
Head of Transactions, Africa and Middle East

Michael Levie

Cyril Lincoln
Head - Real Estate, Investment Banking Group

Victoria Loomes
Head of Premium Content

Christopher Lund
Head of Hotels – Middle East & North Africa

Naim Maadad
Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group, Chief Executive & Founder

Jillian Maclean
Founder & CEO

Kenneth Macpherson
CEO, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa

Jocelyne Mangham
Senior Project Manager

Gloria Guevara Manzo
Chief Special Advisor

Alexis Marcoux-Varvatsoulis
Foodservice Consulting Lead

Carlos Martin-Rios, PhD
Associate Professor of Management

Babette Marzheuser-wood
Partner Global Head of Franchise Group, Managing Director

Haitham Mattar
Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa

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

Andrew Mcevoy
Head of the Tourism Sector

Jalil Mekouar
Founder & CEO

Anita Mendiratta
Special Advisor to the Secretary General

Christian Merieau
Managing Director / Partner

Chris Miller

Kathryn Moore
Founder & Managing Director

Amine Moukarzel

Rami Moukarzel
Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa

Chris Nader
Experiential Lodging Specialist

Amit Nayak, Cha
Vice President and Executive Board Member

Wolfgang M. Neumann

John Pagano
Chief Executive Officer

Tim Peck

Olivier Petit

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines
Managing Director Middle East

Brune Poirson
Chief Sustainability Officer

Mary Pratt

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

Saurabh Rai
Global Brand Operations & Business Development

Ramsay Rankoussi
Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey

Robin Rossmann
Managing Director

Robin Rowland Obe
Operating Partner

Fuad Sajdi
Co-Founder and CEO

Dana Salbak
Director, Head of Research

Samih Sawiris

Hamid Sidine
Chief Operating Officer MEA

José Silva
Chief Executive Officer

Ron Simpson

Jochem-jan Sleiffer
President Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Didier Souillat

Muhammad Ali Syed

Khaled Talhouni
Managing Partner

Pat Thaker
Editorial and Regional Director, MEA

Morgan Tuckness
Leed-ap Design & Architecture

Nick Van Marken
Managing Director

Simon Vincent
President EMEA & EVP

Sandeep Walia
Chief Operating Officer - Middle East

Matthew Weihs
Managing Director

Mark Willis
CEO, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey