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2013 Speakers

Marianne Ndegwa Jordan

Managing Director, Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC)

Anslem Uzere

Manager – Trade Finance and Branches, African Export-Import Bank

Habib Enayetullah

SVP, Real Estate and Asset Management, Hilton Worldwide

Tim Smith

Director, HVS

Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba

Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Uganda - Government

Kevin B Murphy

President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions

Taras Ettl

Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Hon. Phyllis Jepkosgei Kandie

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of East African Affairs, Commerce And Tourism, Kenya

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Ulrich T. Eckhardt

President India, Middle East & Africa , Kempinski Hotels 

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Maarten van den Nieuwenhuijsen

Vice President Operations - Africa, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Claude Attala

Partner, Z.65 Vision Collaborative

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Andrew McLachlan

Vice President : Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Zahra Peera

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, ACCOR

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Lee-Anne Bac

Principal, Grant Thornton

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Selim El Zein

Head of Hospitality Asset Management, Colliers International (MENA)

Hon. Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu

Minister for Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania

Bjorn de Kock

Head of Hotel Openings - Asia, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Ewan Cameron

Chief Executive Officer , Lonrho Hotels

Phiwe Marumo

Senior Account Manager, IDC

Dr Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Philip Wooller

Area Director - Middle East & Africa, STR Global

Hon. Carvalho Muária

Minister of Tourism , Mozambique

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Valentine Ozigbo

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Hotels & Tourism Services Ltd. (owners of Transcorp Hilton)

Steven Warren Miller

Senior Vice President – Business Development, Shapoorji Pallonji International

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Richard Leo

Development Director, Lordship Africa

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL, France

Gillian Saunders

Director - Global Leader Hotels and Tourism, Grant Thornton

Greg McManus

Managing Director, The Heritage Environmental Management Company

Rica Rwigamba

Head of Department, Tourism and Conservation Department , Rwanda Development Board

Rui M. Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Professor George H.O. Abungu

Chief Executive Officer, Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants

Amaechi Ndili

President, Golden Tulip, West Africa

Neil George

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Neil Hughes

Manager Business Development Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Denis Sorin

Chief Executive Officer, Mangalis Management Group

Hervé Louis

Chief Finance Officer, ACCOR

Dennis Karera

Managing Director, Rwanda Hospitality Association

Mike Macharia

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Irwin Barkan

Chief Executive Officer, BGI Properties

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist - Hotels, International Finance Corporation

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, Inc.

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Filippo Sona

Director | Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

Sanjay Tanna

Senior Director - Commercial and Investments, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

Gordon Pickering

Senior Partner, G1 Architecture

Peter Norman

Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Development, Hyatt International (Europe Africa Middle East) LLC

John Ngumi

Head: Coverage; Investment Banking, East Africa, Standard Bank Group/CfC Stanbic Bank Limited

Hooman Ehsani

Director, Tribe Hotel

Jameel Verjee

Founder, Diar Capital & CityBlue Hotels

Mark Dunford

Consultant, Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC)

Bani Haddad

Regional Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Olaf Schmidt

Global Sector Head - Hotel, Retail & Real Estate Investments, IFC (International Finance Corporation - World Bank Group)

David Scowsill

President & Chief Executive Officer, World Travel & Tourism Council

Welcome to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is the continent's leading hotel investment conference. It brings together over 400 top-level hotel investors, operators, developers, and advisors from over 20 countries, including government ministers from African nations.  This premier event is THE event to network and discuss the latest developments, trends and opportunities available in this emerging market.
This year's theme is aptly titled "Reaching New Heights" highlighting the booming new investment potential growing throughout the region.  With reports of Africa’s impressive economic growth bound to continue in the 2014 economic year and beyond, now is the time to build upon relationships already forged and grasp new opportunities. AHIF returns to Kenya, taking place at the InterContinental Nairobi, 30 September - 1 October 2014.

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