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2014 Speakers

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Bernard Forster

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

Tim Smith

Managing Partner , HVS

Bani Haddad

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

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Michael Wale

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Helaway Tadesse

Senior Vice President, Zemen Bank S.C

Nawfal Bendefa

Managing Partner , Reim Partners

Moseketsi Mpeta

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Michele De Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Michael Pownall

General Manager, Taj Cape Town

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Frank Mustaff

Managing Partner - Germany, Horwath HTL

Peter Penev

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

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO , Africa Business Group

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design, , Areen Hospitality Design

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL, France

Andrew Rogers

CEO, Hospitality Property Fund

Keith Aki-Sawyerr

Managing Director, Cape Sierra Co Ltd

Al-karim Nathoo

Managing Director, 4C Hotel Group

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

Zahra Peera

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

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Diego Lofeudo

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

Filippo Sona

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

Valentina Zeisler

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

Philippe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Rui Barros

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

Kevan Moses

Director, Stauch Vorster Architects

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Andrew McLachlan

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

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Gillian Saunders

Director - Global Leader Hotels and Tourism, Grant Thornton

Tewolde GebreMariam Tesfay

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Valentine Ozigbo

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

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Salim Bitar

Chief Executive Officer, Rani Investment

Lourens Kruger

VP M&A and Treasury, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Taras Ettl

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

Beatrice Montagnier

Director, Horwath HTL Dakar (Senegal)

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Suma Venkatesh

SVP Development, Taj Group

Petra Devereux

Recruitment and HR , Hotel Partners Africa

Berhane Demissie

Managing Director, Schulze Global Investments

Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Ulrich Eckhardt

President India, Middle East & Africa , Kempinski Hotels 

Dario Filippone

Director of Business Development, Mangalis Hotel Group

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Haile Gebrselassie

Olympic gold medallist and hotel investor

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime Business Communications