2023 Speakers

Scott Antel

Partner / Owner

Scotts FZ LLE

Rose Bakri

Chief Operating Officer - GTAF

Louvre Hotels Group

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder

Healing Hotels of the World

Rahul Chaudhary

Executive Director

CG Corp | Global

Karim Cheltout

Regional Lodging Development VP Africa & All-Inclusive EMEA

Marriott International

Hala Matar Choufany

President - Middle East, Africa and South Asia


Tim Cordon

Chief Operating Officer MEA

Radisson Hotel Group

Rajan Datar


BBC Travel Show and BBC World News

Mark Dunford


Knight Frank

Lara Dupre

Co-Founder & General Manager

Le Palais d'Akwa

Hamza Farooqui

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Millat Investments (Pty) Ltd

Erwan Garnier

Senior Director Development Africa

Radisson Hotel Group

Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Kasada Capital Management

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor

CBS News

Bani Haddad

Founder, Managing Director

Aleph Hospitality

Catherine Hendry

Principal: Property Finance Africa

NedBank Corporate and Investment Banking

Mohammed Hersi

Group Director of Operations

Pollmann's Tours and Safaris Ltd

Srividya Jagannathan

Manager for Consumer and Social Services

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Khalil Ketari

Senior Consultant

Kasada Capital Management

Jugal Khushalani

Director, Lodging Development – East Africa

Marriott International

Christopher Lund

Executive Director, Head of Hotels - MENA Region


Alyshia Mangalji

Vice President Europe and Africa

Westmont Hospitality Group

Khalil Manji



Laurinda Marsh

Global Projects Key Account Manager – Africa


Vimbai Masiyiwa

Chief Executive Officer

Batoka Hospitality Group

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dupe Olusola

Managing Director and CEO

Transcorp Hotels plc

Assia Riccio

Founder & CEO

Evolvin' Women

Daniel Silke


Political Futures Consultancy

Pat Thaker

Editorial and Regional Director MEA

The Economist Intelligence Unit

Roelof van der Westhuizen

Chief Executive Officer


Frederic Van Lennep

Business Development Director MEA

IT Hospitality Group

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO

CItyBlue Hotels (The Diar Group)

Trevor Ward


W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director

the Bench

Elie Younes

Global Chief Development Officer

Radisson Hotel Group