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2014 Speakers

Tewolde GebreMariam

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Lourie Kruger

VP M&A and Treasury, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Michael Wale

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

Rui M. Barros

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

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design, , Areen Hospitality Design

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Dr Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Valentine Ozigbo

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

Tim Smith

Director, HVS

Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

Moseketsi Mpeta

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

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Valentina Zeisler

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

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Béatrice Montagnier

Director, Horwath HTL France

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Bernard Forster

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

Diego Lofeudo

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

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO , Africa Business Group

Filippo Sona

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

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Frank Mustaff

Managing Partner - Germany, Horwath HTL

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Andrew Rogers

CEO, Hospitality Property Fund

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime Business Communications

Suma Venkatesh

SVP Development, Taj Group

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Dario Filippone

Director of Business Development, Mangalis Hotel Group

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Peter Penev

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

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Michael Pownall

General Manager, Taj Cape Town

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

Taras Ettl

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

Mario Delicio

Managing Director, Hotel Verde

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa