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2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Trixie LohMirmand

Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre

Shaun Vorster

VP Business Programming, EXPO 2020

Paul Berger

President, ILEA & Chief Executive Officer, Arena Middle East & Asia

Philippe Blanchard

Founder / CEO, Futurous


Adrian Peet

VP Health and Safety and Managing Partner, Gallowglass Health and Safety Middle East

Andy Cuthbert

General Manager, Madinat

Dan Bolton

Director and Co-Founder, Dan Bolton Events

Darshan Shetty

Project Lead, EngageDXB

Dieter Hovorka

Co-founder / CTO/ Managing Partner, Skillz Middle East FZ LLC


Partner, Big Beards Entertainment LLC

Mohammed Tayem

Chief Executive Officer, entourage marketing & events

Natalie Crampton

Managing Director, TEC Events

Souffiane Houti

Founder-COO, Chat2AI

Stefan Wieland

Co-Founder, Events industry Nights Out

Tim Groot

CEO and Founder, Grip

Vit Kodousek

Executive Director, Square Motion

Wilbert Heijmans

Managing Director, Infosalons MENAT

Fetto Mohamed

Creative Director, PICO

Jeff O’Brien

Managing Partner, Onside Sports

Balint Tordai

Managing Director, KRAFTWERK Design and Production

Gokul Bajaj

Head-Sales and Partnerships, Cvent

Wayne Hoffman

Mentalist and Illusionist

Chant Utukian

Regional Sales Manager, METNA region, Shure

Anas Almarie

Faculty, Trainer, Speaker & Co-Host, PwC Academy

Naveen Bharadwaj

Independent Consultant Events, Partnership & Market Development

Niladri Mondal

Account Director, Panache

Harmeek Singh

Founder & Chairman, Plan B Group

Marc Jones

General Manager – Events & Marketing, Plan B

Mark Hill

Partner, Head of Middle East TMT and IP, Charles Russell Speechlys / ILEA ME Legal Board Advisor

Brahim Hamel

Business Development, Analyst, Europe, Middle East & Turkey, Ungerboeck Software International

Tom Otton

Managing Director, Create Media Group

Mai Medhat

CEO, Eventtus