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2013 Speakers

Hooman Ehsani

Director, Tribe Hotel

Richard Leo

Development Director, Lordship Africa

Bjorn de Kock

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Andrew McLachlan

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

Ulrich T. Eckhardt

President India, Middle East & Africa , Kempinski Hotels 

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Neil Hughes

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

Professor George H.O. Abungu

Chief Executive Officer, Okello Abungu Heritage Consultants

Jameel Verjee

Founder, Diar Capital & CityBlue Hotels

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Rica Rwigamba

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

Hon. Phyllis Jepkosgei Kandie

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

Zahra Peera

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, ACCOR

Amaechi Ndili

President, Golden Tulip, West Africa

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Filippo Sona

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

Claude Attala

Partner, Z.65 Vision Collaborative

Philip Wooller

Area Director - Middle East & Africa, STR Global

Gillian Saunders

Director - Global Leader Hotels and Tourism, Grant Thornton

Dr Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

Hon. Carvalho Muária

Minister of Tourism , Mozambique

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Tim Smith

Director, HVS

Taras Ettl

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

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Steven Warren Miller

Senior Vice President – Business Development, Shapoorji Pallonji International

Kevin B Murphy

President & CEO, Asiawide Hospitality Solutions

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Gordon Pickering

Senior Partner, G1 Architecture

Denis Sorin

Chief Executive Officer, Mangalis Management Group

Irwin Barkan

Chief Executive Officer, BGI Properties

Sanjay Tanna

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

Peter Norman

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

Habib Enayetullah

SVP, Real Estate and Asset Management, Hilton Worldwide

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Bani Haddad

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

Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba

Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Uganda - Government

Marianne Ndegwa Jordan

Managing Director, Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC)

Hervé Louis

Chief Finance Officer, ACCOR

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Mark Dunford

Consultant, Lausanne Hospitality Consulting (LHC)

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Anslem Uzere

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

Phiwe Marumo

Senior Account Manager, IDC

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Neil George

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

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Hon. Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu

Minister for Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Lee-Anne Bac

Principal, Grant Thornton

Valentine Ozigbo

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

Ewan Cameron

Chief Executive Officer , Lonrho Hotels

Selim El Zein

Head of Hospitality Asset Management, Colliers International (MENA)

Maarten van den Nieuwenhuijsen

Vice President Operations - Africa, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist - Hotels, International Finance Corporation

Alex Kyriakidis

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

David Scowsill

President & Chief Executive Officer, World Travel & Tourism Council

Dennis Karera

Managing Director, Rwanda Hospitality Association

John Ngumi

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

Mike Macharia

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers

Olaf Schmidt

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

Greg McManus

Managing Director, The Heritage Environmental Management Company

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL, France