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Tim Smith

Managing Partner, Cape Town, HVS

Tim Cordon

Senior Area Vice President MEA, Radisson Hotel Group

Tony Leca

CEO, Ethnic Technologies

Kim Irmler

Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa, AccorHotels

Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President, Development - Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Andre Harms

Sustainability Engineer & Founder, Ecolution Consulting

Naledi Khabo | @naledi

Chief Executive, Africa Tourism Association (ATA)

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Group

Kylie Rankin

Senior Design Manager, Hilton

Ewan Cameron

Director, Westmont Hospitality Group

Laurinda Marsh

Key Account Manager - Global Projects Africa, Hansgrohe

Jon Howell ✈

CEO, AviaDev Africa

James Hogan

Founder & Executive Chairman, Knighthood Capital Partners

Roland Vorwerk

Marketing Manager, Boundless Southern Africa

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Colin Bell

Co-Founder, Natural Selections

Adrian Gardiner

CEO, Mantis Collection

Ogaga Udjo

Regional Partner-Africa, AviaDev Consult

Elie Younes

Executive VP & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotels Group

Abraham Kamau

Chief Executive Officer, Miradi Capital

Jillian Blackbeard

CEO, The Victoria Falls Regional Tourism Association

Hugh Hough

Founder and President, Green Team Global

Nicole Mahoney

CEO, Break The Ice Media

Frederic Van Lennep

Business Development Director, IT Hospitality

Arnold Rouverand

Hotel Planning and Development Consultant at ANKASA Consult; Founder, HForum

Dexter Moren

Partner, Dexter Moren Associates

Ronak Gopaldas

Director, Signal Risk

Georges Fenergi

VP, Business Transformation, SITA, Middle East, India & Africa

David Esseryk

Managing Director, Hotel Digital Consulting ( HDC )

Mark Dunford

Director - Capital Markets MENA, JLL

Kumbi Chiweshe

Chief Explorer, The Victoria Falls DMC and TVFRTA Member

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events

Thomas Müller

Founder & CEO, rainmaker digital

Judy Kepher Gona

Founder, Director / Senior Consultant, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda - STTA

John E. Scanlon AO

Special Envoy, African Parks

Nicolas Pompigne - Mognard

Founder & Chairman, APO Group

Linda Balme

Senior Commercial Manager Senior, Travelstart

Bukky Akomolafe

Country Manager, Travelstart

Maxwell Gomera

Board Member, CCFA, Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Branch, UN Environment

Mimi Aborowa

Founder & Creative Director, ìrìn journal

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Founder, NordicTB; Editor-in-Chief, Slow Travel Stockholm

Rahul Chaudhary

CEO & MD, CG Corp Global and CG Hospitality Holdings

Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & CEO, Kasada Capital Management

Gillian Saunders

Director, Gillian Saunders Consulting

Paul Muturi

CEO, Upendo Golf, Nairobi

Cheraé Robinson (@sasyrae)

Founder & CEO, Tastemakers Africa

Oleg Kafarov

Director - Portfolio Development & Corporate Communications, Jetex

Hon. Najib Balala

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya


President, Owner and Publisher, Gostelow Report

Dave Glynn

Executive Chairman, Africa Albida Tourism

Bheki Dube

Founder & CEO, Curiocity

Mark Dunnachie

Head of Commercial EMEA & Russia, ATR

Erwan Garnier

Senior Director, Development – Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Anantha Narayanan

Chief Technology Officer, Quadriga Systems

Olivier Hennion

Managing Director, IT Hospitality

Tarek Youssef

Country Manager Egypt, IT Hospitality

Jean-François Fontaine-Boullé

Strategic Verticals Director – EMEA @ CAMBIUM NETWORKS

Juan Aguirre

Director EMEA Hospitality & MDU Ruckus Networks

Kees van Donk

Sr. Director Travel, Hospitality & Leisure at NEC Enterprise Solutions - EMEA

Essam El Hawary

Hospitality - Head of Sales (Sub-Saharan Africa & Network Solutions), Hoist Group MEA

Bill Barnett

CEO, C9 Hotelworks, Thailand

Juliet Njogu

Founder, The Social House, Nairobi

Mark Nyaga

Director of Real Estate Investment & Development, Cordon Developers, Nairobi

James Stuart

Owner, Stuart + Partners

Daniel Trappler

Senior Director, Development, Sub Sahara Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa (HPA)

Doris Wörfel

Chief Executive Officer, African Tourism Board (ATB)

Dupe Olusola

CEO, Transcorp Hotels

Gaetan Lavoie

Corporate Director of Technical Services, TIME Hotels

Eddie Ignatius

Corporate Director of Quality & Business Excellence, TIME Hotels

John Owen


Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Principal Investment Officer & Regional Sector Lead, International Finance Corporation

Amar Purmessur

Facility Manager of Housekeeping & Laundry, TIME Hotels

Euan McGlashan

Co-founder and Global CEO, Valor Hospitality Partners

Jesse-Alex Omenazu

AviaDev Ambassador and Pilot in Training, Mid-East Aviation Academy, Jordan

Dr Carmen Nibigira

Tourism Policy Analyst, GIZ International

Nigel Bateson

Executive Vice President, Otrum AS

Marco de Vries

Sales Manager, Nevaya

Bérénice Mallet

Airline Marketing Manager, ATR

Meike Schmid


Richard Oram


Stefan Schaefer


Ted Horner

MANAGING DIRECTOR, E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd

Shervin KARIMI

Product Marketing Manager, ATR

Peter Gordon

Director, Crest Capital

Betty Korir

Chief Executive Officer, Credit Bank Limited

Peter Vinke

Director Int. Key Accounts, Philips Professional Display Solutions


Chief Financial Officer, Louvre Hotels Africa

Gabriel Ngale

Outreach Education Officer, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Margaret Otieno

National Coordinator/CEO , Wildlife Clubs of Kenya

Carrie Hampton

Professional Travel Writer

Frank Wagner (ACT)

Global Director of Sales, ACT International

Zuks Ramasia

CEO, Board Of Airline Representatives Of South Africa (BARSA)

Linda Ngozwana

Aeronautical Engineer

Chris Zweigenthal

CEO, Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA)

Simone Michelletti

CEO, Wild Waters Lodges - Namibia

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Chloe Greenbank

Editor, Regional Gateway and Bespoke Publishing

Lawal Abdullahi

Special Assistant (Tech) to Managing Director/CEO, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

Nicolas Deviller

Deputy CEO, Ravinala Airports, Madagascar

Fundi Sithebe

Chief Operating Officer, Airports Company South Africa

Richard Kyereh

Head, Commercial, Africa World Airlines Limited

Mweembe Sikaulu

Communications and Brand Manager, Zambia Airports Corporation Ltd (ZACL)

Joanna Bailey

Editor, Simple Fying

Joao Po Jorge

Director General, LAM - Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, S.A

Sean Mendis

Chief Operating Officer, Africa World Airlines

Richard Kyereh

Head, Commercial, Africa World Airlines Limited

Kojo Bentum-Williams

CEO, VoyagesAfriq Media Limited

Kwakye Donkor

CEO, Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa

Amanda Mvinjelwa

Key Account Manager, Airlines and Government Agencies, Cape Town International Airport

Abderahmane Berthe

Secretary General, African Airlines Association

Refilwe Ledwaba

Founder, Girls Fly Programme for Africa (GFPA)

Gift Kgadima

Founder, Nafasi Za Angani

Nunurai Ndawana

Founder and Editor-At-Large, Just African Aviation

Moritz Breickmann

Investment Director, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Marcel Langeslag

Connect, NACO (Netherlands Airport Consultants)

Dirk Singer

Head of Sustainable Business, SimpliFlying

Becca Rowland

Partner, AviaDev Consult, powered by MIDAS aviation

Nowel Ngala

Commercial Director, ASKY Airline

Matome Ramokgobedi

Group Manager Traffic Development, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA)

Girma Shiferaw

Manager Business Development & Equity Partner Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines

Sanjeev Gadhia

Vice Chairman, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

Raphael Kuuchi

Special Envoy to Africa on Aero-Political Affairs, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Mark Willis

CEO, Middle East and Africa, Accor

Arpad Szakal

Executive Search & Assessment Professional, Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Alexander Herring

Private Sector Liaison Officer, World Bank Group

Ciaran Wilson

Head of Sales, Middle East and Africa, Cellpoint Digital

Miretab Teklaye

Director Integrated Marketing Communications, Ethiopian Airlines

Romuald Ngueyap

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, NewsAero

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

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