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2014 Speakers

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

H. E. Walter Mzembi

Minister of Tourism, Republic of Zimbabwe

Frank Mustaff

Managing Partner - Germany, Horwath HTL

Neil George

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

Taras Ettl

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

H.E. Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare

Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Republic of Ghana

Michel Augier

Director of Finance, Managed hotels EMEAI, Wyndham Hotel Group

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Helaway Tadesse

Senior Vice President, Zemen Bank S.C

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Peter Penev

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

Gillian Saunders

Director - Global Leader Hotels and Tourism, Grant Thornton

Dario Filippone

Director of Business Development, Mangalis Hotel Group

Beatrice Montagnier

Director, Horwath HTL Dakar (Senegal)

Michele De Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

Andrew McLachlan

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

Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi

Head of Tourism & Conservation, Rwanda Development Board (RDB)

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Haile Gebrselassie

Olympic gold medallist and hotel investor

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Tewolde GebreMariam Tesfay

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Sophie Perret

Director, HVS

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Petra Devereux

Recruitment and HR , Hotel Partners Africa

Valentine Ozigbo

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Hotels & Tourism Services Ltd

Magdaline Oesi Baffour

Senior Hospitality Analyst, HTI Consulting

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime Business Communications

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO , Africa Business Group

Benyam Bisrat

CEO & Co-Founder , Jupiter Hospitality Group

Abraham Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Valentina Zeisler

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

Aschalew (Lewis) Belay

Owner, Aschalew Belay Hotel Projects (Golden Tulip Addis)

Al-karim Nathoo

Managing Director, 4C Hotel Group

Michael Pownall

General Manager, Taj Cape Town

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Moseketsi Mpeta

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

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

H E Phyllis Jepkosgei Kandie

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

Jean-Jacques Dessors

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

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Neway Berhanu

Managing Director, Calibra Hospitality Consultancy & Business PLC

Keith Aki-Sawyerr

Managing Director, Cape Sierra Co Ltd

Andrew Rogers

CEO, Hospitality Property Fund

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Hon. Lazaro Samuel Nyalandu

Minister for Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania

Brad Davidson

Projects Director, Design, Construction And Engineering EAME, , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

H.E. Jean Kapata

Minister of Tourism and Arts, Republic of Zambia

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development - Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Tim Smith

Managing Partner , HVS

Filippo Sona

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

H.E Amin Abdulkadir

Minster for Culture and Tourism, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Nawfal Bendefa

Managing Partner , Reim Partners

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Mario Delicio

Managing Director, Hotel Verde

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Nasser Al-Mugheiry

Partner, Grant Thornton Ethiopia

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Bernard Forster

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

Lourens Kruger

VP M&A and Treasury, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Zahra Peera

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

Bani Haddad

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

Govind Mundra

General Manager - Business Development (Africa) , IHMS Hotels (SA) (Pty) Limited

Marianne Ndegwa Jordan

Managing Director, Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC)

Pushpendra Uprety

Vice President, HTI Consulting

Berhane Demissie

Managing Director, Schulze Global Investments

Kevan Moses

Director, Stauch Vorster Architects

Rezene Ayalew

Managing Director, Tsemex Hotels and Business Plc (Crowne Plaza Addis)

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

HE Alain Saint-Ange

Minister of Tourism and Culture, Republic of Seychelles

Salim Bitar

Chief Executive Officer, Rani Investment

Samuel Tafese

Founder & President, Sunshine investment Group

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design, , Areen Hospitality Design

Philippe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Diego Lofeudo

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

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Michael Wale

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

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL, France