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2014 Speakers

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Taras Ettl

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

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Filippo Sona

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

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Valentina Zeisler

Vice President, Tourism & Hotels, DEG German Development & Finance Institution

Nawfal Bendefa

Managing Director, Actif Invest

Kevan Moses

Director, Stauch Vorster Architects

Diego Lofeudo

Senior Director of Market Management for the Middle East and Indian Ocean , Expedia

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime Business Communications

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

Suma Venkatesh

SVP Development, Taj Group

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Andrew McLachlan

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

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Dario Filippone

Director of Business Development, Mangalis Hotel Group

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

Bernard Forster

Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment

Gillian Saunders

Director - Global Leader Hotels and Tourism, Grant Thornton

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Michael Pownall

General Manager, Taj Cape Town

Dr Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Andrew Rogers

CEO, Hospitality Property Fund

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Michael Wale

President Europe, Africa and Middle East , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Béatrice Montagnier

Director, Horwath HTL Dakar (Senegal)

Zahra Peera

Senior Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean, ACCOR

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Lourie Kruger

VP M&A and Treasury, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Tim Smith

Managing Partner , HVS

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO , Africa Business Group

Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Valentine Ozigbo

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

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design, , Areen Hospitality Design

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Rui M. Barros

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

Moseketsi Mpeta

Industry Champion, (IDC) Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

Frank Mustaff

Managing Partner - Germany, Horwath HTL

Tewolde GebreMariam

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL, France

Ulrich Eckhardt

President India, Middle East & Africa , Kempinski Hotels 

Peter Penev

Vice President, Acquisitions & Development , Hyatt International (EAME) LLC

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events