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2014 Speakers

Antoine Guego

Chief Operating Officer, Africa & Indian Ocean, Accor

Peter Penev

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

James Stuart

Managing Partner, The Brand Company

Bernard Forster

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

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Tim Smith

Director, HVS

Stuart Cook

Managing Director, Protea Hotels East Africa

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Remmy Nwachukwu

Manager Business Development, African Export-Import Bank

Phillipe Baretaud

Senior Vice President Development EMEA, Accor

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, AZALAI Hotels

David Kelly

Head of Special Projects, Castlebrook

Ben Martin

Principal, Head of Economics, AECOM

Antoine Castro

Managing Director, Quantum Global Real Estate   

Taras Ettl

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

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Paul Ziegler

CEO, Onlime

Marc Finney

Director, Head of International Hotels & Resorts, Colliers International

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR Global

Mario Delicio

Managing Director, Hotel Verde

Diego Lofeudo

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

Alan O'Dea

Senior Vice President - Africa, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts

Arthur Gillis

Former CEO , Protea Hotels

Rui M. Barros

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

Olivier Jacquin

CEO, Mangalis Hotel Group

Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL

Tewolde GebreMariam

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Simon Vincent

President EMEA, EVP, Hilton Worldwide

Wayne Troughton

Chief Executive Officer, HTI Consulting

Vernon Page

Chief Executive Officer , Hotel Partners Africa

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Edward Kirathe

Chief Executive Officer, Acorn Group

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Moseketsi Mpeta

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

Filippo Sona

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

Wolfgang M. Neumann

President & CEO, The Rezidor Hotel Group

Michael Wale

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

Valentina Zeisler

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

Paul Blackmore

Managing Director, CIMC Modular Building Systems

Rohan Patel

Director , Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Ltd

Tendai Madziwanyika

Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Tourism Group

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

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