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Monday - 4th February 2019
09:00 - 19:00
12:45 - 14:00
12:45 - 14:00
The Cafe
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14:00 - 14:10
14:00 - 14:10
Ballroom
14:10 - 14:20
14:10 - 14:20
Ballroom
Speakers:

Simon Allison, Chairman & CEO , HOFTEL

14:20 - 14:40
14:20 - 14:40
Ballroom
Speakers:

Philip Wooller, Area Director Middle East & Africa , STR

14:40 - 15:00
14:40 - 15:00
Ballroom
Speakers:

Amr El Nady, Head of Hotels & Hospitality MENA, JLL

15:00 - 15:40
15:00 - 15:40
Ballroom
Moderator:

Bill Barnett, Founder & Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

Speakers:

David Anderson, CEO, Sun Ltd

Ghaly Murthala, Founder & Managing Director, Morteza Capital

Zoltan Kali, Senior Vice President, Omran Hospitality (Dhiaffa)

15:40 - 16:20
15:40 - 16:20
Ballroom
Moderator:

Michael Grove, Director of Hotel Intelligence & Customer Solutions, EMEA, HotStats

Speakers:

Claudio Capaccioli, CEO, H Hotels and Resorts Management

Anil Bhardwaj, Director, AA Almoosa Enterprises LLC

Jake Stein, Senior Director, Owner Relations, Expedia

Stuart Etherington, Vice President Hospitality Asset Management, Dubai Holding

16:20 - 16:45
16:20 - 16:45
Conference Foyer
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16:45 - 17:15
16:45 - 17:15
Ballroom
Moderator:

Babette  Marzheuser-Wood, Partner, Dentons

Speakers:

Mariano Faz, Head of Asset Management, The First Group

Giuliano Gasparini, Senior Vice-President, Aldar Properties

Panos Loupasis, VP Development Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

17:15 - 17:55
17:15 - 17:55
Ballroom
Moderator:

Sarah Khalifa, Senior Associate, Real Estate & Hospitality, Clyde & Co

Speakers:

Claude Attala, Chief Hospitality Officer, Shamayel Development

Stephen Cheesebrough, Executive Director of Business Development, Public Investment Fund (PIF) – Amaala Project

Abdellah Essonni, Chief Hospitality Officer, MAAD International Co

Norbert Vas, VP Business Development, Archipelago International

18:00 - 18:30
18:00 - 18:30
Ballroom
Moderator:

Terence Baker , Editor, Hotel News Now / STR

Speakers:

Fettah Tamince, Founder and Chairman, Rixos Hotels & The Land of Legends

Sara Rosso, CEO & President , Planhotel Hospitality Group

Claude Attala, Chief Hospitality Officer, Shamayel Development

18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
Ballroom Terrace
Tuesday - 5th February 2019
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 09:00
Conference Foyer
Kindly Sponsored By:
09:00 - 09:10
09:00 - 09:10
Ballroom
Speakers:

Simon Allison, Chairman & CEO , HOFTEL

09:10 - 09:45
09:10 - 09:45
Ballroom
Speakers:

Tarek Daouk, Founder & Managing Partner, Smartotels, LLC

Tony Ryan, Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

Jason Puryear, Head of Hospitality, ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority)

09:45 - 10:30
09:45 - 10:30
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Andrew Langston, Senior VP Business Development, Centara Hotels & Resorts

Musleh Ahmed, Chairman, Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

John Podaras, Partner, Hotel Development Resources

Peter Willmott, Regional Director, Faithful+Gould

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Emad Farid, Vice Predsident of Operations, TIME Hotels

Christopher Lund, Head of Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Verohanitra Andriambolanoro, Manager, EDBM - Economic Development Board of Madagascar

Xander Nijnens, Executive Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Ayaz Jivraj, Director, Opulent Hotel Group

Trevor Ward, Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Yasin Munshi, Director Lodging Development, East Africa, Marriott International Inc.

10:30 - 11.05
10:30 - 11.05
Ballroom
Moderator:

Simon Allison, Chairman & CEO , HOFTEL

Speakers:

Giuliano Gasparini, Senior Vice-President, Aldar Properties

Yannis Anagnostakis, CEO, RAK Hospitality

Luca Bandecchi, Vice Chairman, SBK Holding Hospitality Committee

Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group

11:05 - 11:40
11:05 - 11:40
Conference Foyer
11.40 - 12.25
11.40 - 12.25
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Lada Shelkovnikova, Partner, Hotels and Hospitality, Withers KhattarWong

Claas Elze, Managing Director, Apara Hotel Advisers

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Michael Grove, Director of Hotel Intelligence & Customer Solutions, EMEA, HotStats

Simon Allison, Chairman & CEO , HOFTEL

Sylvie Cartiser, Founder and CEO, Unfold Consulting Ltd

11:40 - 12:25
11:40 - 12:25
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Elie Armaly, Director of Business Development, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority - Shurooq

Biki Kangwana, Managing Director, The Monarch Group

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Ziad Khoury, CEO, Abjar Hotels International LLC

Nassif BouMalhab, Partner, Clyde & Co

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Sajid Siddique, Director in the Real Estate Finance & Advisory Unit , Mashreq Bank

Tarek Daouk, Founder & Managing Partner, Smartotels, LLC

Cyril Lincoln, Real Esate Finance Banker & Advisor, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

John Ellis, Partner, Leisure Consultants Group

Roger Allen, Group CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA)

12.25 - 13.15
12.25 - 13.15
Ballroom
Moderator:

Tony Ryan, Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group

Speakers:

Khalid Anib, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotels

13:15 - 14:30
13:15 - 14:30
Ballroom Terrace
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14:30 - 15:10
14:30 - 15:10
Ballroom
Moderator:

Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media (IHM)

Speakers:

George Westwell, CEO, Cheval Collection 

Alana Witte, Founder, The CGO (Chief Guest Officer)

Paul Mallee, Co-founder & Managing Director, Maison Privee

Robin Clifford, Territory Manager Northern Europe & Serviced Apartment Lead EMEA, Airbnb

15:10 - 15:55
15:10 - 15:55
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Ann Shannon, Senior Asset Manager - Hospitality, Bloom Holding

Andrew Reitmaier, Director - Corporate Development, Oakwood

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Daniel Johansson, Director of Development and Acquisitions, Cheval Collection

Mariano Faz, Head of Asset Management, The First Group

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Robin Clifford, Territory Manager Northern Europe & Serviced Apartment Lead EMEA, Airbnb

Ali Manzoor, Associate Partner, Knightfrank

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Nijat Aliyev, Managing Director, Owner’s Representative, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

John Podaras, Partner, Hotel Development Resources

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Bishoy Edward, Chief Operating Officer, Dhabi Contracting LLC

Ludwig Bouldoukian, Regional Vice President Development, Hyatt

Sarah Khalifa, Senior Associate, Real Estate & Hospitality, Clyde & Co

 
Breakout rooms
Speakers:

Patrick Smith, Chief Operating Officer , IFA Real Estate Services

Ben Dedopulos, Regional Project Director, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

15:55 - 16:30
15:55 - 16:30
Ballroom
Moderator:

Mahak Mannan, Editor, Hotel and Catering News Middle East

Speakers:

Katharine Le Quesne, Senior Director, HoCoSo

Carmen Hui, Global Commercial Director of Owner Partnerships, Booking.com

Stefan Leser, CEO, Langham Hospitality Group

16:30 - 17:10
16:30 - 17:10
Ballroom
Moderator:

James Stuart, Founder, Stuart & Partners

Speakers:

Richard von Kalmar, Partner, Busara Resorts & Hotels 

Andrew Linwood, Head of Hospitality Division, Areen Design

Adeeb Premji, Director, TCMS

Al Karim Nathoo, Managing Director, 4C Hotel Group

17:30 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:00