The IHIF line-up of speakers is a carefully curated group of over 200 of the most active, innovative and renowned experts in the fields of hospitality investment and related sectors.
Confirmed speakers for 2019 include:
Michael Abel

Partner, TPG

Mark Adams

Senior Property Development Manager, McAleer & Rushe Property

Abhishek Agarwal

Managing Director, The Blackstone Group

Roger A. Allen

Group CEO, Resources for Leisure Assets

Robert Alley

Chief Operating Officer, Roomzzz Aparthotels

Valeriano Antonioli

Chief Executive Officer, Lungarno Collection

Ramón Aragonés

Chief Executive Officer, NH Hotel Group

Richard Arnold

Chief Development Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection

Surinder Arora

Founder and Chairman, The Arora Group

Tim Arthur

Creative Director, Need To Know Club, and former Creative Director of Virgin Money and CEO of Time Out

Leon Avigad

Founder, Leopard Hospitality/Brown Hotels

Philip Bacon

Director, Planning and Development & Valuations, Horwath HTL

Rami Badr

Managing Director, Orion Capital Managers

Karl Badstuber

Managing Director, JLL

Jeff Baillet

Vice President Real Estate Europe, Selina

Maud Bailly

Chief Digital Officer, AccorHotels

Navneet Bali

Chairman, MEININGER Hotels

Keith Barr


Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Christophe Beauvilain

Managing Partner, Pygmalion Capital Advisers LLP

Stéphane Bellon

Managing Director, Studionomie

Blanche van Berckel

Managing Director, BvB Hotel Management & Strategic Development

Niels Berl

Director – Germany, The Collective

Gaurav Bhushan

Chief Operations Officer, AccorHotels

Khaled Bichara

Chief Executive Officer, Orascom Development Holding

Karl Bieberach-Dielman

Chief Development Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group

Laurent Bigot

Industry Banker Hospitality, Natixis

Charlotte Bocquet

Executive Director - Global Lodging Group Credit Agricole CIB

Carson Booth

Chief Executive Officer, SnapShot

Lisa Bovio

Chief Commercial Officer, Yotel

Cody Bradshaw

Managing Director and Head of International Hotels, Starwood Capital Group.

John Brennan

CEO, Amaris Hospitality

Liam Brown

President & Managing Director Europe, Marriott International

Jaime Buxó

Chief Development Officer, Barceló Hotel Group

Alex Campbell

Partner, Fieldfisher

Paul Campbell

Founder, Hill Capital Partners LLP

Richard Candey

Partner, Cushman & Wakefield

Nick Carrier

Associate Vice President, Architecture

Max Cergneux

Senior Director of International Investments, Choice Hotels International


M&A Director, Louvre Hotels Group

James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

Bruno Chauvat

Chief Executive Officer & co-founder, Travelsify

Jacques-Olivier Chauvin

CEO, Fauchon Hospitality

Saurabh Chawla

Chief Development Officer, Louvre Hotels Group

Sonia Cheng

Chief Executive Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group

Sophie Colvin

Senior Business Development Manager, STR

Ronit Copeland

Managing Director, Copeland Hospitality

Luka Cvitan

Strategy, Capital Markets and IR, Arena Hospitality Group

Mark Daliere

Partner - Hotels and Leisure, ‎Dentons

Zisimos Danilatos

Development Director, LAMDA Development S.A.

Gary Davis

Executive Chairman, Village Hotel Club

Chris Day

Global Managing Director, Christie & Co


Head of Sector Specialists, AXA IM - Real Assets

Mai-Lan de Marcilly

Mai-Lan de Marcilly, Director and Head of Hotels Europe, KKR

Moritz Dietl

Managing Partner, TREUGAST Solutions Group

Rastko Djordjevic

Board Member, HAMA Europe Chapter, and EVP – Head of Asset Management EMEA, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

Caroline Domange-Harding

Head of Development and Marketing, LVMH

Ian R Douglas

Owner & Managing Director, Phoenix Global; Owner and Joint MD, Kingham Leigh Ltd.

Martin Edsinger

Senior Vice President, KSL Capital

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

Jesper Engman

Vice President Business Development, Scandic

Peter Fankhauser

CEO, Thomas Cook Group

Fernando Fernandez

Vice President of Development, Apple Leisure Group

Víctor Fernández

CEO, Room Mate Group

Hartmut Fink

Executive General Manager Hotel Assets, Mulpha Australia Limited

Joseph Fischer

Owner, Vision Lodging & Hospitality

Michael Fishbin

Global Hospitality Leader, EY

Anna Friedrich

Associate Director, Christie & Co

Even Frydenberg

President & CEO of Scandic Hotels

Mark Gallagher

Performance Insights

Wolfgang Gattringer

Managing Director, Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH

Sascha Gechter

Schulz Hotels

Willemijn Geels

Associate Vice President Development, Continental Europe, IHG

Franck Gervais

CEO HotelServices Europe, AccorHotels

Timan Gill

Marathon Asset Management

Ben Godon

Head of Hospitality Asset Management, Colliers

Federico J González

President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

Raúl González

CEO, Barceló

Chris Gow

Head of Debt Advisory, EMEA, JLL

Greg Greeley

President of Homes, Airbnb

Aaron Greenman

Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Development – EMEA, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Michael Grove

Director of intelligence and customer solutions, EMEA, HotStats

Nikos Hadjos

Director – Europe (Greece & Cyprus) International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Thomas Hagemann

COO, MEININGER Hotels Limited

Matthias Hautli

Manager, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting

Elias Hayek

Partner, Head of Global Hospitality and Leisure, Squire Patton Boggs

Sue-Lin Heng

Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Michael Hirst OBE

Consultant, CBRE Hotels

Pierpaolo Iasci

Head of UK Real Estate Structured Finance, Société Générale

Philipp S. Ingenillem

Partner, Online-Birds Hotel Marketing Solutions

Ömer Isvan

President, Servotel

Erik Jacobs

Partner, HORECA Investment Partners BV

Claus-Dieter Jandel

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

Gary Jones

Chief Operating Officer, Aprirose Real Estate Investment

Bruno Juin

Managing Director , BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotels

Kathrin Jung

Director, CBRE Hotels

Merilee Karr

Founder and CEO, UnderTheDoormat

David Kellett

Senior Director, Hotel Transactions, Invesco Real Estate

Sol Kerzner (KCMG)

Founder, Kerzner International

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS - London Office

Timo Kettern

Director, IT, EVENT Hotels

Alexi H. Khajavi

Managing Director EMEA & Chair of Hospitality + Travel Group, Questex LLC

Christian Kielgast

Partner, Nordic Hotel Consulting

Marloes Knippenberg

CEO of International Hospitality Development, Kerten Capital

David Kong

Chief Executive Officer, Best Western International

Adam Konieczny

VP Business Development, Louvre Hotels Group

Tony Kruz

Founder, Brandmark Collective

Theodor Kubak

Managing Partner, Arbireo Hotel Invest

Laia Lahoz

Chief Assets and Development Officer, NH Hotel Group

Tommy Lai

Chief Executive Officer, General Hotel Management Ltd

Amar Lalvani

CEO & Managing Partner, Standard International

Jonathan Langston

Chair, IHIF Advisory Board

Gregory Lanter

Chief Development & Construction Officer, Club Med

Yanick Larose

Yanick Larose Vice President, R&D-NBU, Amadeus

Salvatore Leggiero

Entrepreneur, Leggiero Real Estate Spa

Katharine Le Quesne

Senior Director, HoCoSo and Head of Integrated Resorts, Glion

Michael Lidl

TREUGAST Solutions Group

Otto Lindner

Chairman, Lindner Hotels AG

Jörg Lindner

Managing Partner, 12.18. Investment Management GmbH

Keith Lindsay

Managing Director EMEA, CBRE Hotels

Nicolás Lleixá

Chief Commercial Officer, Sercotel Hotels

Jileen Loo

Senior Director, CBRE Hotels

Panos Loupasis

VP Development MEA, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Jonathan Lynch

Of Counsel, DLA Piper

Andreas Löcher

Head of Acquisition & Sales Investment Management Hotels, Union Investment Real Estate

Nele Magi

Senior Account Manager STR

Thomas Magnuson

CEO & Co-Founder, Magnuson Hotels

Adam Malik

Head of Business Development -UK, Equiem

Kevin E. Mallory

Global Head, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels

Rob Mangan

Director of Acquisitions & Asset Management, London + Regional

Dimitris Manikis

President and Managing Director for Europe, Middle East, Eurasia and Africa (EMEA)

Michael Manz

Founder and Managing Partner, Swiss Hospitality & Partners

José Matheu

Chief Development Officer, Palladium Hotel Group

Tess Mattisson

Director of European Marketing, Choice Hotels

Aldo Melpignano

Managing Director, Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Sarah Miller

Founder and CEO, Sarah Miller and Partners

Laura Miller

Chief Information Officer, IHG

Ralph R. Miller CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE

President, Inntegrated Hospitality Management

Christian Mole

Associate Partner, EY

Florian Montag

Co-Founder, Hotelhero

Ken Moore

Managing Director - EMEA Oakwood

Monika Moser

Managing Director — Europe, Wilson Associates

Björn Munte

The Collective

Tim Mutton

CEO and Founder, Blacksheep

Erik Möller

Director Development – Nordics, Marriott International

Ömer Müftüler

Partner, Odien Group

Christopher J. Nassetta

President and CEO, Hilton

Ana Nekhamkin

Director of Real Estate, Sonder

Marc Nelson

Director Investment Properties UK, CBRE

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UKHospitality

Matthias Niemeyer

Head of Development CEE, Adina Apartment Hotels

Stefano Nigro

FDI Department Director, Italian Trade Agency (ITA)

Marco Nijhof

Group Director of Hospitality & Guest Experience, Value Retail Management Ltd

Rainer Nonnengässer

Chief Executive Officer, International Campus GmbH

Tina Norden

Director, Conran and Partners

Nicholas Northam

Managing Director UK, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Mark Okerstrom

President and Chief Executive Officer, Expedia Group, Inc.

Joanne Owen

Partner, Proskauer

Thomas Page

Partner, Head of Hotels & Leisure, CMS

Cristina Paini

CEO and Owner, LHM Hotel Management Company

Giorgio Palmucci

President A.I.C.A. (Italian Hotel Association - Confindustria)

Thanos Papasavvas

Founder and CIO, ABP Invest Ltd

Daniel C. Peek

Senior Managing Director, HFF

Savvas Perdios

Chief Operations Officer, Louis Hotels

Sophie Perret

Director, HVS London

Piyaporn Ann Phanachet

Chief Executive Officer, U City

Gustaf Pilebjer

Director Food and Beverage - Europe, Marriott International

Paul Pisani

Senior Vice President Hotel Development, Corinthia Hotels

Elizabeth Randall-Winkle

Chief Strategy Officer, STR

Heleri Rande

Consulting Editor & F&B Strategist, SUPPER Magazine

Abbas A. Rangwala

Head - Mergers & Acquisitions, InterGlobe Enterprises

Connie Rheams

VP of Hospitality, Beekeeper

Alex Robinson

Senior Manager, Industry Partners – STR

Marco Roca

President of Global Development and Chief Development Officer, Caesars Entertainment

Gesa Rohwedder

Head of Hospitality, ‎Drees & Sommer

Jay Rosen

Head of Finance & Investments, The Red Sea Development Company

Robin Rossman

Managing Director, STR

James Routledge

Head of Structured Products & Alternatives, UK Funds, CBRE Global Investors

Sheima Salloum

Director, Eastdil Secured

David Samson

Associate Director, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) Practice, Deloitte

Marco Sangiorgio

General Manager, CDP Investimenti SGR

Michael Saran

Chief Executive Officer, Odien Group

Kike Sarasola

President and Founder Room Mate Group

Anthony Say

Director - Hotels, Natwest

Jorge Schoenenberger

Partner - THS EMEA Leader, Deloitte

Valerie Schuermans

Vice President Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Ingo Schweder

Founder & CE, GOCO Hospitality

Michael Schäffner

Director DACH, Duetto

Limor Shilo

Head of Origination, Starz Real Estate

Susan Spinney

Vice President, Owner Relations, Lodging Partner Services, Expedia Group

Dennis Spitra

Director of Business Development, Hotels - STR

Jay Stein

Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group

Grigoris Stergioulis

Chairman and CEO, Enterprise Greece

Pablo Suarez

Chief Executive Officer, Blau Hotels & Resorts

Shafi Syed

Senior Vice President, Hotel Development – EMEA, Caesars Entertainment

Vassilis Syropoulos

Founder and CEO, Juyo Analytics

Kees Teer

Chairman of the Board, Corendon

Rohan Thakkar

SVP, Development and Strategy (EMEA), Yotel

Ian Thompson

Partner, Valuation & Advisory, Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Tress

Executive Director, Real Estate & Hospitality, EY

Alexander Trobitz

Head of Hotel Services, BNP Paribas Real Estate

Lindsey Ueberroth

CEO, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Wytze Van den Berg

Managing Director Belgium & The Netherlands, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Bram Van Der Hoek

CEO & Partner, EHPC

Etienne van Unen

Partner | Director Retail | Co Head EMEA Retail, Colliers International

Quentin Vicas

Director of International Development, Ducasse Paris

Christophe Vielle

CEO & Co-Founder, GCP Hospitality (Gaw Capital Group)

Fernando Vives

Chief Commercial Officer, NH Hotel Group

Philip Ward

CEO Hotels & Hospitality Group EMEA, JLL

Claire Way

Managing Director, Spa Strategy

Wilhelm K. Weber

Partner, SHS Swiss Hospitality Solutions AG

Willy Weiland

Managing Director, Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH

Michelle Weiss

Head of Hotel Properties, Special Property Finance – Hotel Properties, Aareal Bank

Nadja Werum

Senior Investment Manager Hospitality, Commerzreal

Alan Whiteley

Managing Director, Champneys

Michael Widmann

Managing Partner, PKF hotelexperts GmbH

Thomas Willms

Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Hospitality

Oliver Winter

CEO and co-founder, a&o Hostels

Michelle Woodley

President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Sabina Wyss di Corrado

Vice President Acquisitions & Development, PPHE Hotel Group

Jon Yantin

Managing Partner EMEA, Hospitality House

Camil Yazbeck

Partner and Investment Director – Hospitality & Leisure, Patron Capital

Will Yell

Head of Voco, EMEAA, IHG

Christian Youens

Principal, Cedar Capital Partners and VP HAMA Europe

Elie Younes

Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

María Zarraluqui

Global Development Managing Director, Meliá Hotels International

Michael Zerda

Managing Director, Blackstone

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Questex Hospitality Group

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9-10- October 2019
Manchester, UK

Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H)

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course

Israel Hotel Investment Summit (IHIS)

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC)

Exact dates and location to be confirmed in due course