Venue
AHIC Village
AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

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Event Date Tue Apr 9 +04 - Thu Apr 11 +04 (over 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Apr 9 12:00am - Thu Apr 11 9:00am
Location AHIC Village
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Region EMEA
Details

In the three days you spend with us, you will experience an enhanced AHIC like never before! It will be here, away from the day to day routines, where you will have the opportunity to focus on insights shared by world-class speakers, creating relationships and discovering opportunities which will drive your business forward.

Speakers

2019 Speakers

SPEAKERS:

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi
UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler, Ras Al Khaimah

His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal
Executive Chairman, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
President, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa

Abdullah Al Abdooli
Managing Director & Chief Marjan

Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Puneet Chhatwal
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company Limited

Pascal Gauvin
Managing Director, IMEA – IHG

Olivier Harnisch
Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

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

Haitham Mattar
Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Louis Abi Abboud
Vice President Development, Accor Middle East

Aref Abouzahr
Chief Executive Officer, ARK Energy

Hassan Ahdab
President Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality

Fardan Ali Al Fardan
Senior Investment Advisor, Equitativa (Emirates REIT Manager)

Ismail Al Kamal
Director, AlKamal International

Goulam Amarsy
Chief Executive Officer, Barceló Hotel Group Gulf DMCC

Yannis Anagnostakis
Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Khalid Anib
Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

Valeriano Antonioli
Chief Executive Officer, Lungarno Collection

Mohammed Ashour
Winner of the Bill Clinton Foundation Award and Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Aspire Food Group

Mohamed Awadalla
Chief Executive Officer, Time Hotels

Dr. Hong Deng Bian
Chairman of the Board / Secretary General, China Baobei Investment Group / World Silk Road Forum

Rene Beil
Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Dr Martin Berlin
Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

Anil Bhardwaj
Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

Gaurav Bhushan
Global Chief Development Officer, Accor

John Blakey
Executive Coach and Founder, The Trusted Executive Foundation

Loay Bougary
President, Bougary Holding

Donald Bremner
Managing Director, Stirling Hospitality Advisors

Jerome Briet
Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Gerard Byrne
Managing Director, Archipelago Overseas

Ian Carter
President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction, Hilton

David Daniels
Director of Architecture, SSH

Marc Dardenne
Chief Operating Officer – Public Investment Fund, Amaala

Maria de la Fuente Corrales
Travel Industry Analyst, Google

Alain Debare
Group Head of Real Estate Portfolios, Equitativa Group

Andrea Di Gregorio
Director, Energy Efficiency and Renewables Administration, RAK Municipality

Sarah Duignan
Director of Client Relationships, STR

Ossama El Batran
Chief Executive Officer, Hadia Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investments

Dr Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay
Director, Zendegii

Rabih Feghali
Vice President - Business Development & Investor Relations, Ròya International

Patrick Fitzgibbon
Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Hilton

Andrew Forte
Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, MENA & Turkey, Hilton

Jennifer Fox
Advisory Board Member, Bench Events

Luca Franco
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Luxury Frontiers

Adrian Gardiner
Chief Executive Officer, Mantis Collection

Raúl González
Chief Executive Officer, Barceló

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

Bani Haddad
Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

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

Dirk Haro
Chief Executive Officer, Hocaboo

Kees Hartzuiker
Chief Executive Officer, Ròya International

Shady Hassan
Senior Director, Lodging Development, Marriott International, Middle East & Africa

Ted Horner
Information Technology & Services Consultant and Owner, E Horner & Associates

Jess Houlgrave
Founder & Trustee, Foundation for Art and Blockchain

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

Zoltan Kali
Senior Vice President, Omran Hospitality

Marloes Knippenberg
Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

Tony Kurz
Chief Executive Officer, Director, Brandmark Collective

Andrew Lindley
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels

Christopher Lund
Head of Hotels – Middle East & North Africa, Colliers International

Alban Mabille de Poncheville
Manager Development, MENA, Radisson Hotel Group

Ali Manzoor
Partner, Hospitality and Leisure, Knight Frank

Alejandro Martin
Senior Investment Banker, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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

James McBride
Partner & Chief Executive Officer, NIHI Hotels

Elie Milky
Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Rami A. Moukarzel
Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa, Louvre Hotels Group

Rana Mukherji
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hotelier Coin

Chris Nader
Vice President Development, Shaza Hotels

Nicholas Naples
Chief Executive Officer – Public Investment Fund, Amaala

Sam Nazarian
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SBE

Charlie Osmond
Chief Tease, Triptease

Fergus Paton
Head of EMEA, HotelFlex

Menelaos Petrovas
Director, Digital Marketing, Airport Hotel Basel AG

Martin Quinn
Non-Executive Chairman, Purple Dragon

Andrew Reitmaier
Director – Corporate Development, Oakwood

Damien Rizzi
Head of Asset Management - Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer

Tea Ros
Founder & Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

Jay Rosen
Head of Investment & Finance, The Red Sea Development Company

Anthony Ross
Chief Executive Officer, JA Resorts & Hotels

Robin Rossmann
Managing Director, STR

Christof H. Rühl
Advisory Board, Crystol Energy

Stephen Sackur
Presenter, HardTalk

Augostino Sfeir
Chief Investment Officer, United Real Estate Company

Jad Shamseddin
Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Aly Shariff
Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels by Landmark Group

Chinmay Shukla
Senior Manager, PwC

Samuel Sidiqi
Chief Executive Officer, RAK Properties

Abhinav Sinha
Global Chief Operating Officer, OYO Hotels and Homes

Gaurav Sinha
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Insignia Worldwide

David Sjolander
Chief Operating Officer, HTNG

Patrick Smith
Chief Operating Officer, IFA Real Estate Services

Filippo Sona
Managing Director-Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer

Morgan Tuckness
Head of Global Hospitality Technical Services & Development, Drees & Sommer

Nick van Marken
Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Preben Vestdam
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, HotelSwaps

Mark Willis
Chief Executive Officer - MEA, Accor

Wessel Witthuhn
Director of Global Hospitality Development & Construction, Drees & Sommer

Oliver Worsley Ph.D
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Sequential

Jonathan Worsley
Chairman and Founder, Bench Events

James Wrenn
Senior Manager Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers International

Dr. Adam Wu
Chief Operating Officer, China Invests Overseas by CBN

Elie Younes
Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

Talal Yousif
Director, HVS

Shuja Zaidi
Principal, Equinox Hospitality

María Zarraluqui
Global Head of Development, Meliá Hotels International

Maya Ziadeh
Director of Development, IHG

ADVISORY BOARD:

Louis Abi Abboud
Vice President Development, Accor Middle East

Abdullah Al Abdooli
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Marjan

Muhammad Al Amir
Managing Director, Riyada International Hotels & Resorts Co. Ltd

Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Abdulbasit Al Hai
General Manager, WASL Hospitality

Gasem Al Maimani
Chief Executive Officer, Taiba Holding Company

Saad Ahmed Al Qahtani
Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage

Khalid Anib
Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

Mohamed Awadalla
Chief Executive Officer, Time Hotels

Ignace Bauwens
Regional Vice President Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Rene Beil
Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

Dr Martin Berlin
Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

Michael Byron
Resident Director - UAE, SSH

Alain Debare
Group Head of Real Estate Portfolios, Equitativa Group

Oliver Ebner
Executive Director - Institutional Banking Group, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Selim El Zein
Vice President – Hospitality, Deyaar Development

Stuart Etherington
Vice President Hospitality Asset Management, Dubai Holding

Jean Faivre
Senior Vice President Hospitality, Damac Hotels & Resorts

Mariano Faz
Head of Asset Management, The First Group

Rabih Feghali
Vice President - Business Development & Investor Relations, Ròya International

Pascal Gauvin
Managing Director - IMEA, IHG

Alison Grinnell
Chief Financial Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

Olivier Harnisch
Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

Simon Hasdell
Vice President Asset Management Hospitality, IFA Hotels & Resorts

Zoltan Kali
Senior Vice President, Omran Hospitality

Carlos Khneisser
Vice President of Development, Middle east, North Africa & Turkey, Hilton

Ziad Khoury
Chief Operating Officer, Abjar Hotels International LLC

Gerald Lawless
Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council; Chairman, Irish Business Network; Honorary President, Jumeirah Group, World Travel & Tourism Council

Cyril Lincoln
Head of Real Estate Finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Christopher Lund
Head of Hotels – Middle East & North Africa, Colliers International

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

Haitham Mattar
Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Jalil Mekouar
Chief Executive Officer Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Elie Milky
Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Amine Moukarzel
President, MENA Region, Louvre Hotels Group

Benjamin Oppl
Development Director Middle East and North Africa, Meliá Hotels International

Tea Ros
Founder & Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

George Saad
Sales & Marketing Director, Al Marjan Island

Jad Shamseddin
Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Rutger Smits
Executive Director, Hospitality, The Red Sea Development Company

Filippo Sona
Managing Director-Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer

Sumair Tariq
Managing Director, R Hotels

Shaji Thomas
Executive Director, Destination Tourism Development, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

Norman Vaz
Head of Operations, wasl Hospitality & Leisure

Costas Verginis
Regional Vice President Lodging Development, Middle East, Marriott International

Jonathan Worsley
Chairman and Founder, Bench Events

Simon Wright
Managing Director, TGP International

Philip Wooller
Area Director - Middle East and Africa, STR

Dr. Adam Wu
Chief Operating Officer, China Invests Overseas by CBN

Talal Yousif
Director, HVS

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors & Partners

HOST PARTNER:
• Tourism Developmen Authority

PLATINUM SPONSORS:
• Accor
• Al Hokar Group
• Amaala
• CHME
• Dur Hospitality Company
• Hilton
• Marjan
• Radisson Hotel Group
• The Red Sea Development Company

EMERALD SPONSORS:
• Emaar Hospitality
• IHG
• Insignia
• Marriott International
• Millenium Hotels and Resorts
• Taiba Holding

GOLD SPONSORS:
• Action Hotels
• Alkamal International
• Archipelago International
• Barcelo Hotel Group
• Colliers International
• Drees & Sommer
• GlobalData
• HVS
• JA Resorts & Hotels
• Knight Frank
• Loure Hotels Group
• Melia Hotels International
• Oakwood
• PwC
• Roya
• SSH
• Str
• The Indian Hotels Company Limited
• Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

SILVER SPONSORS:
• Al Tamimi & Co.
• Citymax Hotels
• Kerten Hospitality
• Time Hotels

SUPERCAR RENTAL & TOURS PARTNER:
• Unique Mobility Services

SUPPORTING PARTNERS:
• Hotel Investment Conference South Asia
• The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
• HTNG
• Tint by FIlestack