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Over 180 speakers took part in IHIF. They are selected because they are leaders in their field and have something important to say and advice to give. Below is the list of speakers who attended IHIIF 2017.

NameJob TitleCompany
 Jim Abrahamson Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Interstate Hotels & Resorts
 Horacio Alcalá Chief Executive Officer Alsotel
 Geoff Andrew Chief Operating Officer Worldhotels
 Patrick Angwin Senior Director Horwath HTL
 Nickolas Anjos Marketing Director AMAZONASTUR
 Scott Antel Partner, Head of Hospitality and Leisure MEA Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
 Belinda Atkins SVP Global Operations Yotel
 Riaz Azadi Managing Director Eastdil Secured
 Eva Bachmann Director Acquisitions and Strategy Meininger Hotels
 Vivek Badrinath Deputy Chief Executive Officer AccorHotels
 Karl Badstuber Senior Hotel Specialist - Real Assets AXA Real Estate Investment Managers SGP
 Dirk Bakker Head of EMEA Hotels Colliers International
 Matt Balcik Vice President Operations, Brand Development Jumeirah Group
 Navneet Bali CEO MEININGER Hotels
 Geoff Ballotti President & CEO Wyndham Hotel Group
 Jean Pierre Bandeira CEO Light Human Hotels
 Suzie Barber Co-founder Hotel Bonanza
 Imad Barrakad Chief Executive Officer Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT )
 Anton Bawab Regional President Viceroy Hotel Group
 Sébastien Bazin Chairman & CEO AccorHotels
 Tanya Beckett Business Journalist and Broadcaster
 Andrea Belfanti Executive Director International Society of Hospitality Consultants
 Gon Ben-David CEO & Co-Founder Roomer
 Erich Bernhard Owner BWM Architects
 Gaurav Bhushan Global Chief Development Officer AccorHotels
 Ian Biglands Managing Director Development Premier Inn GmbH
 Laurent Bigot Executive Director Real Estate Finance Natixis
 Philippe Bijaoui Vice President Development - Europe InterContinental Hotels Group
 Salim Bitar CEO - Hospitality & Real Estate Aujan Group Holding
 Gustav Bjoern Director, Hotel Investment Banking EMEA – Hotels & Hospitality Group JLL
 Roger Bootle Chairman Capital Economics
 Ali Borhani Founder & CWO Incubeemea
 Katell Bourgeois Senior Vice President Corporate Transactions JLL
 Erez Bousso CEO Travelyo
 Cody Bradshaw Managing Director, Head of European Hotels Starwood Capital Group
 Coley Brenan Partner KSL Capital Partners
 John Brennan CEO Amaris Hospitality
 Alison Brittain Chief Executive Officer Whitbread PLC
 Alison Broadhead Chief Commercial Officer Jumeirah Group
 Nicolas Broussaud Head of Transactions AccorHotels
 Martin Brühl Chief Investment Officer Union Investment Group
 Tariq Bsharat Strategy & Business Development Director Al Marjan Island
 Hugo Bueno Director SPEL
 Simon Burdess VP Food & Beverage, Europe IHG
 Jamie Buxó Clos Chief Development Officer Barceló Hotel Group
 Olivia Byrne Company Director Eccleston Square Hotel
 James Byrne Owner & Director Eccleston Square Hotel
 Alex Campbell Partner Fieldfisher
 Claudio Capaccioli Group SVP of Development NH Hotel Group
 Nick Carrier Associate Vice President WATG
 Cameron Cartmell Partner EY
 Stephen Cassidy Senior Vice President and Managing Director, UK & Ireland Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide
 Nick Chadwick Vice President – Hotel Asset Management Starwood Capital Europe Advisers LLP
 Raj Chandnani Vice President, Strategy WATG | Wimberly Interiors
 James Chappell Global Business Director Horwath HTL
 Saurabh Chawla Chief Development Officer Louvre Hotels Group
 Puneet Chhatwal Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Hospitality
 Christopher Choa Director, Cities AECOM
 Jean-Philippe Chomette Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Algonquin Group
 Olivier Cohn Chief Executive Officer Best Western France
 Jon Colley Chief Executive Officer International Hotel Properties Limited (IHL)
 Paul Collins Head of Hotels CBRE Hotels
 John Connolly Head of UK Development Far East Consortium International
 Geórgia Contogoulas CBRE Hotels
 Rogério Cóser Ministry of Tourism of Brazil Director of the Department of Tourism Management
 Robert Crook Managing Director Interstate Hotels & Resorts UK
 Frank Croston Partner Hamilton Hotel Partners
 Mark Daliere Partner – Hotels & Leisure Dentons
 Allan Davidson Director Colliers International
 Mark Davies Director of Specialist Sectors, Commercial Banking Metro Bank UK
 Tim Davis Founder and Managing Partner PACE Dimensions Ltd
 Alfredo Maria De Falco Head of CIB Italy Network UniCredit SpA
 Moritz Dietl Managing Partner Treugast Solutions Group
 Jonathan Doughty Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting JLL
 Liam Doyle Managing Director Clink Hostels
 Joanne Dreyfus THL Lead Partner Deloitte France
 Jenny Drezin Co - Founder and CMO Sidekix
 Matthew Duncombe Partner DLA Piper
 Lars Eckardt Chief Executive Officer OBERON BRAZIL, Ltda. / SOAR CONSTRUCTION SA
 Christoph Eichbaum Manager, Transaction Advisory Services Ernst & Young Real Estate GmbH
 David Eisen Editor-in-Chief Questex Hospitality Group
 Carlton Ervin Chief Development Officer, Europe Marriott International, Inc. and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
 Miguel Espada CEO Proprietes & Co
 David Etmenan Chief Executive Officer Novum Group Hotels
 Keith Evans Vice President - Hotel Acquisitions Starwood Capital
 Matthieu Evrard Chief Development Officer Louvre Hotels Group
 Andreas Ewald Managing Partner Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting
 Ronan Faherty Founder & CEO Idé Real Estate
 Gregor Famira Partner CMS
 Julie Fawcett Managing Director Qbic Hotels Ltd
 Marc Finney Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting Colliers International
 Patrick Fitzgibbon Senior Vice President Development - EMEA Hilton Worldwide
 Dr Jan Fleck Senior Innovation Strategist Future Candy
 Bruce Ford Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development Lodging Econometrics
 JP Ford Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development Lodging Econometrics
 Jennifer Fox President International & President Fairmont Brand FRHI Hotels & Resorts
 Karen Friebe Partner Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
 Giles Furze Director Savills
 Clare Gates HR Director MEININGER Hotels
 Wolfgang Gattringer Managing Director Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH
 Willemijn Geels AVP Development North & East Europe IHG
 Prof. Stephan Gerhard Partner Treugast Solutions Group
 André P Gerondeau COO Meliá Hotels International
 João Gilberto Vaz CEO Brazilian Tourism & Hospitality Group
 Christian Giraud SVP Development Europe AccorHotels
 Nevius Glussi Senior Corporate Director of Development Rosewood Hotel Group
 Ben Godon Director Colliers International
 Federico J. Gonzalez Tejera Chief Executive Officer NH Hotel Group
 Bettina Graef-Parker Managing Director, Special Property Finance Hotel Properties Aareal Bank AG
 Paul Griep Director of Industry Relations Hotelschool the Hague
 Nermin Grosch Managing Director The Doorman
 Kerry Gumas President & Chief Executive Officer Questex LLC
 Nikhil Gupta Director of Hotels and Car Hire SkyScanner
 Ernst Hackmann Associate Director Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG
 Bruno Haid CEO Roam Co-Living
 Leigh Hall Partner Alkebulan
 Frida Hansen Director of Business Development Deutsche Hospitality
 Mario Hardy Chief Executive Officer Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
 Susan Harmsworth Chairman & Founder ESPA International
 Nick Hartwright Founder Green Rooms
 Michael Hay Founder and Managing Director Vision Hospitality (Israel)
 Tim Helliwell Head of Hotels Barclays Bank
 Rom Hendler Founder and Managing Partner InnoVel, Tel Aviv, Israel
 Hans-Peter Hermann Director Asset Management, Hotels Invesco Real Estate
 Frank Hildwein Head of Hotel Acquisitions and Sales Deka Immobilien GmbH
 Michael Hirst OBE Consultant CBRE Hotels
 Osama Hirzalla Vice President Brand Marketing & eCommerce, Europe Marriott International
 Akina Ho Executive Vice President of Global Hospitality Business handy by Tink Labs
 Lukas Hochedlinger Managing Director Germany, Austria & CEE Christie & Co
 Rick Hoffman Executive Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Development Marriott International
 Cherif Hosny Chief Hospitality Officer Meraas Holding
 Roc Huang Board Director, Executive Deputy General Manager HK CTS Hotels Co. Ltd.
 Alexander Hugot VP of Global Brand Management Melia Hotels International
 Carmen Hui Senior Vice President - Acquisitions, Europe Host Hotels Ltd
 Charles Human Managing Director HVS Hodges Ward Elliott
 Jonathan Humphries Chairman, HoCoSo Snr. Lecturer, Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne
 Ufi Ibrahim Chief Executive Officer British Hospitality Association
 Anthony Ingham Global Brand Leader W Hotels Worldwide
 Ömer Isvan President Servotel
 Eric Jafari Managing Director - Development SACO Apartments
 Claus-Dieter Jandel Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer Deutsche Hospitality
 Bruno Juin Managing Director BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotels
 Ben Justus Founder EGBOK
 Olivia Kaussen Managing Director, Head of Hotels Germany CBRE GmbH
 Wilma Kellermann-Baans Vice President Business Development Steigenberger Hotel Group
 David Kellett VP, Head of Development and Investment Analysis, Europe IHG
 David Kellett Vice President, Development and Investment Analysis, Europe IHG
 Russell Kett Chairman HVS - London Office
 Alexi Khajavi Executive Vice President, Questex Hospitality + Travel Managing Director, D2
 Dara Khosrowshahi President and CEO The Expedia Group
 Marloes Knippenberg CEO of International Hospitality Development Kerten
 Ascan Kókai Director Development & Asset Management NH Hotel Group
 Florian Kollenz Chief Development Officer 25hours hotels
 David Kong President & Chief Executive Officer Best Western International
 Fredrik Korallus Chief Executive Officer Generator
 Ursula Kriegl Executive Director/ Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction EY
 Theodor Kubak Senior Investment Manager: Union Investment President, HAMA Europe Chapter;
 Andy Lancaster Head of Hotels, Corporate Coverage NatWest
 Jonathan Langston Co-Founder HotStats
 Gregory Lanter VP Global Development & Construction Club Med
 Gael Le Lay Deputy Chief Executive Officer Fonciere Des Murs
 Pierrick le Masne SVP Strategic Planning AccorHotels
 Stefan Lenze Head of Development Motel One GmbH
 Grace Leo CEO Ledunfly Hospitality
 Stefan Leser Group Chief Executive Officer Jumeirah Group
 Arnaud Levacher Director – Real Estate & Hotel Group Crédit Agricole CIB
 Katja Leveringhaus Managing Partner Explorer Hotel
 Michael Levie Chief Operating Officer CitizenM
 Keith Lindsay Managing Director, EMEA, CBRE Hotels
 David Ling Head Strategic Development CDL Hospitality Trusts
 Andreas Löcher Head of Investment Management Hotel Union Investment Real Estate
 Jileen Loo Director, Head of Asia desk, International Capital Markets CBRE EMEA Hotels
 Helen Loughborough Vice President Global Safety InterContinental Hotels Group
 Panos Loupasis Vice President Development – Middle East & Africa Wyndham Hotel Group
 Silvija Lovreta Senior Director Business Development Horwath HTL
 Paola Lunghini Editor in Chief and Publisher Economia Immobiliare
 Max C. Luscher Managing Director Germany, Czech Republic & Austria B&B Hotels
 Matthew Luscombe Chief Commercial Officer, Europe InterContinental Hotels Group
 Charlie MacGregor CEO and founder The Student Hotel
 Ricardo Mader Managing Director - Hotels & Hospitality JLL
 Piotr Maj Head of Project Management GREMI International s.a.r.l.
 Marco G. Malacrida Founder ITALIA Hospitality
 Giorgio Manenti Managing Director Eastdil Secured
 Dimitris Manikis Vice President Business Development RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa
 Henky Manurung Head of Tourism Investment Division Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia
 Giovanna Manzi CEO Best Western Italia
 Rodrigo Marques General Investment Coordinator Ministry of Tourism of Brazil
 Greg Marsh Co-Founder & CEO Onefinestay
 Ben Martin Principal, Head of Economics AECOM
 Chris Martin HVS Hodges Ward Elliott Director
 Isidoro Martínez de la Escalera NH Hotels Chief Marketing Officer
 Miguel Martins Development Director, Poland IHG
 Babette Marzheuser-Wood Partner Dentons
 Herbert Mascha Founder MRP Hotels and Member of ISHC
 Nicolas Mayer Partner & Industry Leader Lodging & Tourism PwC
 Michael Mc Cartan Managing Director Duetto
 Kenneth McLaren Executive Vice President Interstate Hotels & Resorts
 Margaret McMahon Senior Vice President + Managing Director Wimberly Interiors
 Paulo Mendonça Partner STX
 Jeroen Merchiers General Manager Europe & Russia Airbnb
 Hans Meyer Co-Founder and Managing Director Zoku
 Otmar Michaeler Chief Executive Officer FMTG - Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group
 Christopher Michau Vice President The Expedia Group
 Christian Michel Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe Wyndham Hotel Group
 Graham Mitchell Senior Development & Asset Manager McAleer & Rushe
 Dexter Moren Director Dexter Moren Associates
 Dieter Müller Founder & CEO Motel One
 Reinhard Müller CEO EUREF
 Chris Mumford Managing Director AETHOS
 Christopher J. Nassetta President & Chief Executive Officer Hilton Worldwide
 Simon Naudi CEO Corinthia Hotels
 David Neff Partner Perkins Coie LLP
 Lisa Neubueser Senior Global Rollout Zoku
 Wolfgang M. Neumann President & CEO The Rezidor Hotel Group
 Anders Nissen CEO Pandox AB
 Nicholas Northam Managing Director Interstate Hotels & Resorts UK
 Peter O'Connor Professor and Director of the MBA in Hospitality Management Essec Business School
 Carl Oldsberg Vice President International Operations Choice Hotels
 Charlie Osmond Chief Tease TRIPTEASE
 Joanne Owen Partner, Global Co-Chair and Head of Hospitality & Leisure Group EMEA DLA Piper
 Dominique Ozanne CEO Foncière des Régions Hotels
 John Ozinga HotelInvest, Accor Group CEO
 Riccardo Pacini Head of Research and Development Agenzia del Demanio
 Thomas Page Partner & Global Head of Hotels & Leisure CMS
 Ivan Paladina President of the Management Board IGH
 Giorgio Palmucci President Associazione Italiana Confindustria Alberghi (AICA)
 Angel Palomino Director Azora
 Chris Penn Founder SteelBMB
 Sophie Perret Director HVS
 Laurent Picheral CEO HotelServices Central and Eastern Europe AccorHotels
 Rouzbeh Pirouz Chairman Turquoise Partners
 Paul Pisani Senior Vice President Hotel Development Corinthia Hotels
 Ezio Poinelli Senior Director HVS South Europe
 Apurva Pratap Vice President, Distribution & Commercial Marketing Europe IHG
 Bob Puccini CEO Puccini Group
 Inmaculada Ranera Managing Director Spain & Portugal Christie & Co
 Cyril Ranque President, Lodging Partner Services the Expedia group
 Jacob Rasin Business Development Pandox AB
 Marek Reichman Chief Creative Officer and Design Director Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
 Marco Roca Hard Rock Hotels EVP/Chief Development Officer
 Philippe Rogiest Managing Partner & CEO EffCo
 Edward J. Rohling CEO & Founder TRC Hotel Advisors LLC
 Gesa Rohwedder Head of Hospitality Drees & Sommer
 Stewart Room Partner & Global Head of Cyber Security and Data Protection PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP
 Robin Rossmann Managing Director STR
 Pierre-Frédéric Roulot Chief Executive Officer Groupe du Louvre & Louvre Hotels Group
 David Rowan Editor Wired Magazine
 Rob Rush Managing Director LRA by Deloitte
 Tony Ryan Managing Director, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Hotels & Hospitality Group JLL
 Andrew Sangster Editorial Director Hotel Analyst Group