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2014 Speakers

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Rui M. Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Peter Penev

Vice President, Acquisitions & Development , Hyatt International (EAME) LLC

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime Business Communications

Tim Smith

Director, HVS

Bernard Forster

Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Michael Wale

President Europe, Africa and Middle East , Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, Inc.

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Filippo Sona

Director | Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

Dario Filippone

Director of Business Development, Mangalis Hotel Group

Valentine Ozigbo

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Hotels & Tourism Services Ltd. (owners of Transcorp Hilton)

Moseketsi Mpeta

Industry Champion, (IDC) Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited

Frank Mustaff

Managing Partner - Germany, Horwath HTL

Andrew Rogers

CEO, Hospitality Property Fund

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Suma Venkatesh

SVP Development, Taj Group

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development Sub Saharan Africa, Hilton Worldwide

Taras Ettl

Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Andrew Linwood

Head of Design, , Areen Hospitality

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Dr Martyn Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Valentina Zeisler

Vice President, Tourism & Hotels, DEG German Development & Finance Institution

Lourie Kruger

VP M&A and Treasury, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

Michael Pownall

General Manager, Taj Cape Town

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Diego Lofeudo

Senior Director of Market Management for the Middle East and Indian Ocean , Expedia

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Béatrice Montagnier

Director, Horwath HTL France

Mario Delicio

Managing Director, Hotel Verde

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO , Africa Business Group

Tewolde GebreMariam

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Welcome to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum

AHIF brings together top-level executives from all areas of the industry including investors, hotel owners, financiers, developers, brands, operators, lawyers, advisors, architects and senior government officials – all with one common purpose: to do business on the continent!


Programme Highlights for 2014

  • NETWORKING ROUND TABLES: Share insights between colleagues on specific topics while also making new business contacts.

  • MINISTERS PANEL: Learn how the public sector is creating the legislative framework to support your investments.

  • HARD TALK: with Marriott and Protea in the wake of their game changing deal.

  • TARGETING THE INTER-REGIONAL TRAVELLER: A session analyzing strategies for supporting connectivity and moving towards an Africa of ‘Open-Skies’.

Watch Industry Leaders And Their Views On Africa