12-14 June 2023
Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi Upper Hill

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Our Speakers are key influencers in the Hospitality industry.

Members of our speaking faculty are chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and the insight they offer.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty for 2023, please contact Tanja Millner

Our 2022 Speakers Included:

Mohammed Abdeljalil

Minister of Transport and Logistics

Kingdom of Morocco

Karim Achengli


Souss Massa Region

Chakib Achour

Chief Strategy Officer

Huawei Morocco

Abdelhamid Addou

President Director General, Chairman of the Board and CEO

Royal Air Maroc

Dami Adepoju

Director, Development – West Africa

Marriott International

Ahmad Salah Alhoraibi

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Director

V Holding

Fatim-Zahra Ammor

Minister of Tourism, Crafts and Social and Solidarity Economy

Kingdom of Morocco

Scott Antel

Hospitality and Franchise Lawyer

Scotts FZ LLE

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer

Time Hotels

Abbass Azouzi

Chief Executive Officer

H Partners 

Sam Bahsoun


France Kitchen, AHFC

Rose Bakri

Chief Operating Officer - GTAF

Louvre Hotels Group

Imad Barrakad

CEO & Chairman

Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development

Natalia Bayona

Director Innovation, Education and Investments

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Hamid Bentahar


CNT National Confederation of Tourism – Morocco

Theo Bortoluzzi

Business Development Manager

Kerten Hospitality

James Britchford

Vice President Commercial IMEA

IHG Hotels & Resorts

Ewan Cameron

Director - Africa

Westmont Hospitality Group

Farhan Charaniya

Managing Director


Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President - Lodging Development, Africa & All-Inclusive EMEA

Marriott International

Mohammed Cherkaoui Eddeqaqi

Directeur général

Taghazout Bay / SAPST

Billy Cheung

Chairman of the Board

Century Park Hotels and Residences Ltd

Hala Matar Choufany

President - Middle East, Africa & South Asia

HVS - Dubai

Youssef Chraibi

Founder and Managing Partner


David Damiba

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Kasada Capital Management

Rajan Datar


BBC Travel Show & BBC World News

Jean Luc Debar

Operations Director

Atelier Pod

Mark Dunford


Knight Frank

Thomas Emanuel

Senior Director


Reda Faceh

Vice President Development Northern & Western Africa


Norman Fon Sing

Head of Corporate Domestic Banking

SBM Bank Mauritius

Erwan Garnier

Senior Director Development - Africa

Radisson Hotel Group

Ibtissam GHAZZAR

Projects Director


Wayne Godwin

Head of East Africa & Indian Ocean, SVP Hotels & Hospitality Group


Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Kasada Capital Management

Bani Haddad

Founder, Managing Director

Aleph Hospitality

David Harper

Head of Property Services

Hotel Partners Africa

Shady Hassan

Vice President | Lodging Development EMEA

Marriott International

Olivier Hennion

Managing Director

IT Hospitality Group

Kim Irmler

Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa


Omar Jaïd

Chief Executive Officer

Atlas Crown

Jason Jennings

Group Chief Operations Officer

Event Horizon

Fatuma Gloria Kazungu

Digital Communications Manager

CityBlue Hotels

Amith Khanna

Head of Franchise

IHG Hotels & Resorts

Basma Kharbach

Portfolio Manager North-Center Region


Carlos Khneisser

VP Development MEA


Harish Krishan

Cluster General Manager Kenya

CityBlue Hotels

Lotfi Lebbar

Principal Investments

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Sofia Lopez Benhamida

Managing Director


Esteban Lozada

Senior Director Development France & North Africa


Alban Mabille de Poncheville

Director Development North Africa

Radisson Hotel Group

Paul Mack

Group Managing Director

The Latitude Hotels Group

Dani Mansour

Head of Project and Development Services - Africa


John Manyo-Plange

Head of Strategy & Operations for the Basketball Africa League

Basketball Africa League

Laurinda Marsh

Global Projects Key Account Manager – Africa


Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, IMEA

IHG Hotels & Resorts, Special Advisor, UNWTO

Salim Mikram

Independent Advisor - Investments & Business Development

Istich Consulting

Janice Mitten


Studio Moren

Nelly Mukazayire

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Convention Bureau

Samantha Muna

Dir Development East Africa


Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Founder and Chairman

APO Group

Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President & Head of Development - Africa & Turkey

Radisson Hotel Group

Nawale Saoud



Kyle Scofield


QA Venue Solutions

Hamid Sidine

Chief Operating Officer

Millenium Hotels MEA & Chief Operating Officer Asset Management, Tetra Hospitality Investment LLC

Daniel Silke


Political Futures Consulting

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President, Middle East Africa and Türkiye


Zarna Soni

Chief of Staff

CityBlue Hotels

James Stuart


The Social House Nairobi

Robins Tchale-Watchou


Vivendi Sports

Pat Thaker

Chief Economist

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Nick van Marken

Managing Director

van Marken Limited

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO

CItyBlue Hotels (The Diar Group)

Woody Wade

Scenario Planning Expert

Wade and Company

Trevor Ward


W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director

the Bench

Amos Wekesa

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Great Lakes Safaris

Jonathan Worsley


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