How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African hotel investment market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty in 2017, please contact Sacha Serikoff

2016 Speaker Faculty

Hassan Ahdab

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Kunal Ajmera

Grant Thornton Kenya

Scott Antel

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Mossadeck Bally

Azalaï Hotels Group

René Beil

Beaufort Global Partners; President, HAMA MEA

Donald Bremner

Stirling Hospitality & HAMA MEA Industry Chair

Bonifence Byamukama

East Africa Tourism Platform

Rahul Chaudhary

CG Corp Global and CG Hotels & Resorts

Karl de Lacy

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Michael Devereux

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Jean-Charles Donnat

QG Investments Africa Management

Boela du Plooy

AccorHotels

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Réda Faceh

AccorHotels

Marc Fily

Bouygues Construction

Marc Finney

Colliers International

Ronan Fitzgerlad

Swiss Education Group

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Hilton Worldwide

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Henrik Frøsig

IFU

Ian Gaitta

Africa Legal Network

Soumobroto Ganguly

Genesis Group Nigeria

Francis Gatare

Rwanda Development Board

Wayne Godwin

JLL

Antoine Guego

AccorHotels

Bani Haddad

Aleph Hospitality

Nimish Hadole

Agency Africa Interactive

Mike Haemmerli

Kempinski Hotels SA

Angie Hall

Meraki and Modus

Jeroen Harderwijk

Asilia Africa

Jonathan Hubbard

JLL

Inge Huijbrechts

The Rezidor Hotel Group

Alexis Janoray

AccorHotels

Martin Jansen van Vuuren

Grant Thornton

Tony Johnson

The Rezidor Hotel Group

Vincent Joyner

Hospitality Property Fund

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Miradi Capital

Serge Kamuhinda

Rwanda Development Board

Rakhee Kantaria

Prime Property Group

Dennis Karera

Rwanda Hospitality Association

Belise Kariza

Rwanda Development Board

Thuku Kimani

Colliers International

Richard Kiplagat

africapractice

Raphael Kuuchi

IATA

Saahil Lalit

Colliers International

Julien Lefilleur

Proparco

Silvija Lovreta

Horwath HTL

Paul Mack

The Latitude Hotels Group

Tshepo Makhudu

HVS

Shamil Manek

The Merwest Company

Majid Mangalji

Westmont Hospitality Group

Andrew Nyasha Masuwa

African Export Import Bank

Andrew McLachlan

The Rezidor Hotel Group

Jillian Miller

The Gorilla Organisation

John Mirenge

RwandAir

Endrik Morlock

Wyndham Hotel Group

Manuel António Mota

Mota-Engil Africa

Aaron Munetsi

South African Airways

Rusmir Music

IFC, World Bank Group

Frank Mustaff

Horwath HTL

Amaechi Ndili

Lionstone Group & Golden Tulip West Africa Hospitality Group

Wolfgang M. Neumann

The Rezidor Hotel Group

Hasnain Noorani

PrideInn Hotels & Conferencing

Pascal Nzaramba

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

Gillian Saunders

Grant Thornton

Alain Sebah

Louvre Hotel Group

John Seddon

Control Risks

Sarah Siliya

African Export Import Bank

Gaurav Sinha

Insignia Worldwide

Filippo Sona

Colliers International

Arne M. Sorenson

Marriott International

Charlotte Specht

Horwath HTL

Jarrett Swersky

Marriott International

Trenley Tilbrook

Tongaat Hulett

Nick van Marken

Deloitte

Norman Wallace

Hotel Spec

Matthew Weihs

Bench Events

Terrence White

Alkebulan

Graham Wood

GIW Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Elie Younes

The Rezidor Hotel Group