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Nicholas Hall
SE1 Media Ltd 

With more than 10 years experience working in digital tourism marketing, Nicholas has a broad knowledge of both the marketing sector and the tourism industry. He is currently the Managing Director of SE1 Media, a boutique marketing and consulting company he founded in 2006. Hall_Nicholas

Helena Egan
Head of Destination Marketing Sales, EMEAA at TripAdvisor

Helena brings over 13 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. She joined TripAdvisor from Travel Weekly, U.S. and has also worked for Visit Britain and numerous cruise lines. For the past 12 years she has lived in London, and prior to that, in six countries. Helena is now responsible for Destination Marketing Sales EMEAA at TripAdvisor where she has worked since 2008. helena_egan

Danish Farhan
Investor & Entrepreneur

Danish is one of the youngest successful start-up entrepreneurs in the Middle East. After dropping out of 3 different universities, he founded a new media firm in 2001 at age nineteen, subsequently acquired in 2004. He then founded boutique consulting firmXische & Co. in Dubai and New York. Danish has spent over ten years consulting, conceiving and managing a wide range of ventures for clients such as the Government of Dubai, DIFC, Qatar World Cup Bid, BMW & Giorgio Armani.

He is Chairman of investment boutique Xische Holdings, a privately-held group that includes an emerging technology firm, a design consultancy and a recently launched Dubai-based startup incubator.

George Kalliamvakos
Digital Development Unit Head at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

At Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority ( George is responsible for the digital strategy and project management of multiple digital projects on all digital platforms, including the award-winning destination portal 'Visit Abu Dhabi' (

This year the 'Visit Abu Dhabi' website has received 11 online awards (including Webby Awards, Stevie Awards, Communicator Awards) positioning it as one of the top tourism websites globally and is considered one of the most interactive and engaging official tourism channels globally in social media platforms.

Terry Kane
Director of Digital Strategy at Jumeirah Group

Terry Kane has led the Jumeirah Group Digital Strategy for five consistent and successful years. Previously he was appointed to research for the World Economic Forum in Davos 2012, and has won several internationally recognised awards in tourism marketing. Terry is recognised regionally as a thought leader in technology, digital, strategy and marketing as well as an experienced international speaker. terry_kane

William Price
Global Manager eMarketing at South African Tourism

As Global Manager of emarketing for South African Tourism, William Price continuously searches for new ways to innovate and invigorate travel online. In his current role, he manages the global online strategy for SA Tourism, works with multiple agencies, country offices and audiences in different languages and time zones to promote South Africa globally as a destination of choice. william_price

Tine Thygesen

Tine Thygesen is an expert in digital and mobile marketing and CEO of mobile travel company Everplaces, a global travel tool that allows marketing managers to build their own promotional apps. Tine has started several tech companies and is deeply connected within the world of digital and mobile. tine

Yousef Tuqan Tuqan
CEO of Flip Media

Yousef Tuqan Tuqan is one of the MENA region’s most experienced and respected digital marketing experts, with a diverse agency career in the UAE that spans over 17 years. Throughout this time Yousef has led the digital strategy and delivery of some of the Middle East’s most iconic brands.

Yousef is the most outspoken and visible evangelist for the role of digital marketing in the region. He is a regular university lecturer & keynote speaker, and is a frequent contributor to regional and international publications.

As CEO of Flip Media, the region’s largest digital agency - Yousef has been at the forefront of the digital industry, leading a global team of 120 staff across four offices worldwide since 2005 as well as the agency's acquisition by Leo Burnett MENA in 2012.

Yousef is a member of international branding think-tank Medinge and a Board Member of the International Advertising Association's UAE Chapter. He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Gulf For Good, an avid marathon runner and an aspiring chef.

Kumud Sengupta
Founder/Director of Market Vision Research & Consulting

Kumud Sengupta is the founder/director of Dubai-based Market Vision Research & Consulting, which focuses on the travel and tourism sector.

Kumud specialises in strategic consulting based on responsible insights from research & market information and she is a recognised expert in enabling companies to expand their footprint in new markets.

Kumud is also a sustainable tourism certified auditor and consultant, and managing editor of Spotlight on Sustainable Tourism.

Farimah Moeini
Client Development Manager - Travel at Yahoo!

With more than six years experience as a digital marketing professional, Farimah currently is leading the travel vertical at Yahoo in MENA. Her winning touch was behind some of the regions most innovative campaigns such as the Emirates Hello Tomorrow. 2013 has been a busy year for her overseeing global strategies for accounts such as Emirates, Etihad, Fly Dubai, Abu Dhabi Tourism, and Dubai Tourism. Farimah_Moeini

Nick Mott
Head of Global & UAE Sales - Yahoo! MENA

With 15 years experience within the media industry Nick has been witness to the ever constant change in the way we consume media and the rise of digital in particular. Having spent the last 5 years at Yahoo Nick has been part of evangelizing this rise especially within the region. His current role as Client Development Director at Yahoo allows him to combine his predominantly performance marketing and global brand background to provide strategic solutions to Travel clients interested in utilizing and optimizing Yahoo products & services Nick_Mott

Lina Al-Adnani
Social Media & Communications Editor at Jordan Tourism Board

Jordan Tourism Board is constantly working on improving its online presence and digital marketing campaigns. This is where Lina Al-Adnani, JTB’s social media and communications editor comes in. The Jordan Tourism Board depends on Lina to maintain and run all of its social media platforms while at the same time, coming up with new ideas for our online campaigns and content. A graduate of Central St. Martin’s Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries masters program, Lina brings a fresh perspective and a brand new experience to the board’s team of professionals. Lina_Al-Adnan

Lana Tania Sheqem
Media & Communications Officer at Jordan Tourism Board

A new addition to the Jordan Tourism Board team, Lana Sheqem’s responsibilities range from managing the content on the main website and micro-sites to editing and creating all forms of media. With a background in writing, translation and photography, Lana uses her skills to update our digital databases and provide JTB with any content it may need. As the acting press liaison, Lana works on maintaining relationships with members of the media in order to share important information and ensuring the consistency of Jordan’s brand.  LANA _TANIA_SHEQEM
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