Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

17 – 19 April 2018

AHIC Village, Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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2018 AHIC Advisory Board

Our annual Advisory Board meeting is an essential component of the programming for AHIC, and we are very grateful for the input of all members. Every year, the discussion is different and this debate was dominated by a clear focus on the costs of development versus the reality of returns. There was a thirst for knowledge around issues such as risk adjustment and returns, supply and security, facilitation of foreign investment, ownership models and even exit strategies for distressed assets.

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Muhammad Al Amir

Muhammad Al Amir

Managing Director, Riyada International Hotels & Resorts Co. Ltd

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Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

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Saad Al Qahtani photo

Saad Al Qahtani

Saad Al Qahtani

Accommodation Sector Manager, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

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Sanjeev Agarwala photo

Sanjeev Agarwala

Sanjeev Agarwala

Chief Operating Officer, Habtoor Hospitality and Al Habtoor Investment, Al Habtoor Group 

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Khalid Anib photo

Khalid Anib

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

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Scott Antel photo

Scott Antel

Scott Antel

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP 

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Mohamed Awadella photo

Mohamed Awadella

Mohamed Awadella

Chief Executive Officer, Time Hotels

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Francois Baudin photo

Francois Baudin

Francois Baudin

Senior Vice President, Development Luxury Hotels, Europe, Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels

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Ignace Bauwens

Ignace Bauwens

Regional Vice President Middle East and Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

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Rene Beil photo

Rene Beil

Rene Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

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Anil Bhardwaj photo

Anil Bhardwaj

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

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Ali Borhani photo

Ali Borhani

Ali Borhani

Founder & CWO, Incubeemea

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Michael Byron photo

Michael Byron

Michael Byron

Resident Director - UAE, SSH

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Marc Dardenne photo

Marc Dardenne

Marc Dardenne

Group Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group

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Catalin Cighi photo

Catalin Cighi

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation 

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Oliver Ebner photo

Oliver Ebner

Oliver Ebner

Senior Manager, Global Project& Structure, National Bank of Abu Dhabi

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Abdellah Essonni photo

Abdellah Essonni

Abdellah Essonni

Chief Hospitality Officer, Maad International Co.

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Mariano Faz photo

Mariano Faz

Mariano Faz

Director of Asset Management, The First Group

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Rabih Feghali photo

Rabih Feghali

Rabih Feghali

Director - Business Development, Ròya International

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Pascal Gauvin photo

Pascal Gauvin

Pascal Gauvin

Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG

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Olivier Harnisch photo

Olivier Harnisch

Olivier Harnisch

Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

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Zoltan Kali photo

Zoltan Kali

Zoltan Kali

Head of Asset Management, OMRAN

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Ziad Khoury photo

Ziad Khoury

Ziad Khoury

Chief Operating Officer, Abjar Hotels International LLC

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Hala Matar Choufany photo

Hala Matar Choufany

Hala Matar Choufany

President- Middle East and Africa, HVS

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Paul Macpherson

Paul Macpherson

EVP Global Business & Real Estate Development, Kerzner International 

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Zaid Maleh photo

Zaid Maleh

Zaid Maleh

Managing Director, MODUL University Dubai

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Haitham Mattar  photo

Haitham Mattar 

Haitham Mattar 

Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority 

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Jalil Mekouar photo

Jalil Mekouar

Jalil Mekouar

Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Properties – Hotels

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Elie Milky photo

Elie Milky

Elie Milky

Vice President Business Development Middle East & Africa, The Rezidor Hotel Group

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Shane Moore photo

Shane Moore

Shane Moore

Executive Director, Real Estate Banking, Middle East & Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

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Rami A. Moukarzel photo

Rami A. Moukarzel

Rami A. Moukarzel

Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa, Louvre Hotels Group

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George Saad photo

George Saad

George Saad

Sales & Marketing Director, Al Marjan Island

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Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, Insignia

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Filippo Sona photo

Filippo Sona

Filippo Sona

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

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Shafi Syed photo

Shafi Syed

Shafi Syed

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Richard Thompson photo

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director, MEED

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Norman Vaz photo

Norman Vaz

Norman Vaz

Head of Operations , wasl Hospitality & Leisure

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Philip Wooller photo

Philip Wooller

Philip Wooller

Area Director Middle East, STR Global

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Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman and Founder, Bench Events

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