The IHIF line-up of speakers is a carefully curated group of over 180 of the most active, innovative and renowned experts in the fields of hospitality investment and related sectors.
Below is the full list of IHIF 2018 Speakers
Lauren Adams

Principal and Strategy Director, Gensler New York

Abhishek Agarwal

Managing Director Real Estate, Blackstone

Thomas Allemann

Managing Director, hotelleriesuisse

Dr. Andreas Andreadis

CEO, LBRI (Sani & Ikos Resorts)

Giuseppe Atzeri

Managing Director, VT Capital Ltd

Riaz Azadi

Managing Director, Eastdil Secured

Philip Bacon

Director, Planning and Development & Valuations, Horwath HTL

David Bailey

Senior Director Consultancy, CBRE Hotels

Dirk Bakker

Chief Executive Officer Netherlands, Colliers International

Guus Bakker

CEO EMEA, Frasers Hospitality

Navneet Bali

Chairman, MEININGER Hotels

Geoff Ballotti

President and CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group

Keith Barr


Sébastien Bazin

Chairman and CEO, AccorHotels

Pierre Beckerich

President, Euragone Investment Management

Sophie Benge

Journalist and Author

Blanche van Berckel

Managing Director, Fairquest & Partners

Oliver Berger

Founder & Managing Director, Roseberg Hospitality LLC

Philippe Bijaoui

Chief Development Officer EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Vedrana Bilanovic Riley

CEO, Ciel Capital

Luc Boschmans

Vice President Asset Management, Host Hotels & Resorts

Cody Bradshaw

Managing Director and Head of European Hotels, Starwood Capital Group

Coley J. Brenan

Partner, Head of Europe, KSL Capital Partners

John Brennan

CEO, Amaris Hospitality

Martin J. Brühl

CIO and Member of the Management Board, Union Investment

Tariq Bsharat

Strategy & Business Development Director, Al Marjan Island

Jaime Buxó

Chief Development Officer, Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Alex Campbell

Partner, Fieldfisher

Miguel Casas

Director Spain, CBRE Hotels Limited

Raj Chandnani

Vice President, Strategy, WATG ǀ Wimberly Interiors

Arthur Chapin

Chief Product Officer, Brand Expedia Group

James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL

Saurabh Chawla

Chief Development Officer, Louvre Hotels Group

Andy Cox

Partner, Crisis and Security Consulting practice, Control Risks

Mark Daliere

Partner - Hotels and Leisure, ‎Dentons

Gary Davis

Executive Chairman, Village Hotel Club

Chris Day

Global Managing Director, Christie & Co

Christabelle Morgan Desouches

International Hotel Development Director, ‎Aparthotels Adagio

Carlo De Vito

Chairman, FS Sistemi Urbani

Kristian Dijkstra

Director, C1 Capital

Rastko Djordjevic

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

Carol Dodds

Vice President of Commercial, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL

Joanne Dreyfus

THL Lead Partner, Deloitte France

Arnoud Duin

VP Finance, Arena Hospitality Group

Matthew Duncombe

Partner, DLA Piper

Ian Edwards

Partner, Bird & Bird

Jesper Engman

Vice President Business Development, Scandic

Peter Erceg

Senior Vice President Global Cyber & Technology, Lockton

Yannis Ermilios

Head Asset Management Europe. Colony NorthStar

Carlton C. Ervin

Chief Development Officer, Europe Marriott International, Inc. and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

David Etmenan

CEO, Novum Hospitality

Keith Evans

Vice President, Hotel Acquisitions, Starwood Capital Europe

Andreas Ewald

Managing Partner, Engel & Völkers Hotel Consulting

John Fareed

Chairman, ISHC

Julie Fawcett

Managing Director, Qbic Hotels

Lorenzo Felici

Managing Director, Artelia Hospitality

Mark Fenelon

Group Managing Director, Clink Hostels

Marc Finney

Head of Hotels & Resorts Consulting, Colliers International

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President- EMEA, Hilton

Patrick Flaton

Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Avignon Capital

Susanne Friedrich

Director Business Development, Deutsche Hospitality

Markus Förder

CFO, Alpina Partners

Wolfgang Gattringer

Managing Director, Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH

Prof. Stephan Gerhard

Owner, Solutions Holding GmbH

Gregory Gilbert

Principal, Benson Elliot

Federico J González

President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

Raúl González

CEO, Barceló

Neville Graham

Managing Director International Member Services, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Megan Greene

Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management

Kerry Gumas

President & Chief Executive Officer, Questex LLC

Liv Gussing Burgess

Managing Director, ‎Luxury Hotel Consulting

Bruno Hallé

Managing Partner, Magma Hospitality Consulting

David Hart

Chief Financial Officer, Redefine bdl Hotels

Elias Hayek

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

Roland Hehn

Founder and CEO, HQ plus GmbH

Rom Hendler

Founder and Managing Partner, InnoVel

Michael Hirst OBE

Consultant, CBRE Hotels

Daniel Holl

Head of Global Hotel Sales, trivago

James Houlston

Managing Director, BH Group

Carmen Hui

Commercial Director, Owner Partnerships, Booking.com

Jonathan Humphries

Chairman, HoCoSo

Ömer Isvan

President, Servotel

Tom Ito

FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Global Lifestyle Sector Leader, Gensler Los Angeles

Erik Jacobs

Founder, HORECA Investment Partners

Dr. Joanne Jia

Head of Asia, Christie & Co

Alistair Johnson

Director, Spa Creators

Kelly Johnstone

Scotland, North England & Midlands Director, Springboard UK

Frederic Josenhans

President, Grape Hospitality

Bruno Juin

Managing Director , BNP Paribas Real Estate Hotels

Christian Karaoglanian


Wilma Kellermann-Baans

VP Business Development, Deutsche Hospitality

Russell Kett

Chairman, HVS - London Office

Alexi H. Khajavi

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

Neil Kirk

Principal, Henderson Park

Marloes Knippenberg

CEO of International Hospitality Development, Kerten Capital

Klaus Kohlmayr

Chief Evangelist, ‎IDeaS Revenue Solutions

Dieter Kornek

Head of Project Scouting & Development, TUI

Dr. Max Kownatzki

Senior Vice President Network & Partnership Management Hub Airlines, Lufthansa Group

Kristen Kozlowski

Senior Director, CBRE Hotels

Ursula Krieg

Executive Director, Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Theodor Kubak

Board Member and Co-Founder, HAMA Europe, Senior Investment Manager, Union Investment

David Kuperberg

Chief Development Officer, Dream Hotel Group

Amar Lalvani

CEO & Managing Partner, Standard International

Jonathan Langston

Managing Director, HotStats

Jens Lapinski

CEO & Founder of AngelInvest

Jo Layton

Managing Director, The Apartment Service

Markus Lehnert

Regional Vice President International Hotel Development, Europe, Marriott International

Michael Levie

Chief Operations Officer, citizenM

Michael Lidl

TREUGAST Solutions Group

Keith Lindsay

Managing Director EMEA, CBRE Hotels

David Ling

Head Strategic Development, CDL Hospitality Trusts

Thomas Magnuson

CEO & Co-Founder, Magnuson Hotels

Chris Martin

Senior Director, HVS Hodges Ward Elliott

José Matheu

Chief Development Officer, Palladium Hotel Group

Michael McCartan

Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Duetto

Angela Michalopoulou

Director General for Investments ENTERPRISE GREECE

Christopher Michau

Vice President, Global Partner Group, Expedia

Christian Michel

Vice President Development Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group

Christian Mole

Associate Partner, EY

Catarina Molen-Runnäs

CEO, Nordic Property Management

Paul Moxness

VP Corporate Safety and Security, ‎Radisson Hotel Group

Helena Murano Carney

Director Hotels & Tourism, CaixaBank

Hayo Nadler

Managing Partner, HIGHSTREET DESIGN GmbH

Amir Nahai

CEO Food & Beverages, AccorHotels

Christopher J. Nassetta

President and CEO, Hilton

Chris Newman

Chief Operating Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group LLC

George Nicholas

Global Head of Hotels, Savills

Xander Nijnens

Head of the Hotels & Hospitality for Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Anders Nissen

CEO, Pandox

Nicholas Northam

Managing Director UK, Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Alex Notay

Director of Product and Service Innovation, Places for People

Mehmet Onkal

Founding & Managing Partner, BDO Hospitality Consulting

Joanne Owen

Partner, Proskauer

John Ozinga

Chief Executive Officer, AccorInvest

Cathy O’Dowd

Alpinist - First Woman to Summit Everest from North & South Sides

Patrick Pacious

President and CEO, Choice Hotels International

Lambis Pahiyiannakis

Director Hotel Group, Barings Real Estate Advisers

Giorgio Palmucci

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

Francesco Palumbo

Director-General Tourism, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism (MiBACT)

Claudio Pasqualucci

FDI Support Office, Italian Trade Agency

Sharan Pasricha

Founder, Ennismore

Karl-Heinz Pawlitzki

CEO Dorint Hotels

Greg Payne

M anaging Director, Spa & Wellness Advisory

Eric Pearson

Chief Commercial and Technology Officer, IHG

Daniel C. Peek

Senior Managing Director, HFF

Sophie Perret

Director, HVS London

Paul Pisani

Senior Vice President Hotel Development, Corinthia Hotels

Gwenaëlle Pouy

Head of Development, Foncière des Regions Hotels & Hospitality

Alessandra Priante

Head of International Relations for Tourism,

Bob Puccini

CEO, Puccini Group

MPS Puri

Chief Executive, Nira Hotels & Resorts

Rufino Pérez

Chief Operations Officer and Global Transformation Leader, NH Hotel Group

Julien Renaud-Perret

Managing Director Hospitality, PAREF

Todd Reppert

EVP Global Development, Standard International Management

Dr. Jochen Reuter, LL.M

Partner, Beiten Burkhardt

Ruairidh Roberts

Industry Head for Travel, Google

Paul Roberts

CEO, Village Hotel Club

Gesa Rohwedder

Head of Hospitality, ‎Drees & Sommer

Tea Ros

Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

Robin Rossman

Managing Director, STR

Pierre-Frédéric Roulot

CEO, Louvre Hotels Group

Patrick J Saade

Co-Head European Transactions, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Hansjörg Sage

Consultant, Horeca.digital METRO AG

Marco Sangiorgio

General Manager, CDP Investimenti SGR

Kike Sarasola

President and Founder Room Mate Group

Anthony Say

Director - Hotels, Natwest

Jochen Schaefer-Suren

Partner, Head of Hotels and Leisure Division, Internos Global Investors

Boris Schran

Founding Partner, Peakside

Dirk Schuldes

Head of Hotel Investment and Asset Management, CommerzReal AG

Alexander Schöneich

Senior Investment Manager Hotels, Art-Invest Real Estate Management

Andreas Scriven

Head of Hospitality & Leisure, Deloitte

Rob Seabrook

Head of Hotel Transactions EMEA, Cushman & Wakefield

Matthias Seck

Sales Executive International Markets, SÄLZER GmbH

Mac Segal

Head of Fixed Site & Hotel Security Consulting, AS Solution

Sanjay Singh

Managing Director, Fico Corporation

Billy Skelli-Cohen

Managing Director, Global Holdings Management (UK) Ltd

Alexander Smertnik

VP Hospitality Investments, Quantum Global Alternative Investments

Emma Smith

CEO, Envolve Technology

Martin Stegner

Chief Information Officer, Novum Hospitality

Jay Stein

Chief Executive Officer, Dream Hotel Group

Ariane Steinbeck

Managing Director, RPW Design

Desmond Taljaard

Managing Director – Hotels, London + Regional

Juay Hiang Tan

Chief Executive Officer of Ascendas Hospitality Fund Management Pte. Ltd

Doros Theodorou

Chief Commercial Office, MEININGER Hotels

Xavier Trias Arraut

Partner - IT Advisory, EY

Wytze Van den Berg

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

Pieter Van Tilburg

Founder and CEO, ‎CityHub

David Vely

VP Regional Development & Asset Middle East, Africa and India

Peter Verhoeven

Global Director of Partner Services, Booking.com

Hubert Viriot

CEO , Yotel

Louise Wallace

Partner, CMS

Michael Walsh

Vice President of Design & Engineering, IHG

Timothy Walton

Regional Vice President – Western Europe, International Hotel Development, Marriott International

Philip Ward

CEO Hotels & Hospitality Group EMEA, JLL

Wilhelm K. Weber

Partner, SHS Swiss Hospitality Solutions AG

Willy Weiland

Managing Director, Solutions dot WG Hospitality Advisory Alliance GmbH

Michael Widmann

Managing Partner, PKF hotelexperts GmbH

Chiu Man Wong

Managing Director, WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

Michelle Woodley

President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Sabina Wyss di Corrado

Director of Acquisitions & Development, PPHE Hotel Group

Jon Yantin

Managing Partner EMEA, Hospitality House

Camil Yazbeck

Partner & Investment Director, Patron Capital Advisers LLP

Christian Youens

Principal, Cedar Capital Partners and VP HAMA Europe

María Zarraluqui

Global Development Managing Director, Meliá Hotels International

Adrian Zecha

Co-Founder, Regent International Hotels, & Founder, Amanresorts, Azerai

Alejandro Zozaya

President and CEO , Apple Leisure Group

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