Driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa
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Delivering the latest information on development, trends and best practice in the African hotel investment industry
Connect and network with the African hotel investment community
Engage in discussions with local partners
Unforgettable networking receptions
The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.Keep me updated Download AHIF 2017 Programme View 2017 attendees
If you are a hotel owner or investor currently with hotel assets, or looking to acquire hotel assets, and would like to attend the conference as our guest, please contact Mala Patel
Criteria for Approval:
- Hospitality property owned or being developed in Africa over the next 12-24 months*
- Any other real estate investor with assets considering expanding into African hospitality sector
- One representative per company
*Should you wish to keep your portfolio confidential, we will be able to deliver this.
Gorilla Madness 2017
Bench Events will be entering a team in the Great Gorilla run in London on 16 September 2017, raising money and awareness for the endangered mountain gorillas, which reside in Rwanda. You can join the team or donate to this fantastic cause at the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gorillabenchers
In 2016, we were delighted to have raised over $2,000 and the check was presented to Jillian Miller, Executive Director of The Gorilla Organisation during AHIF 2016
The Africa Hotel investment Forum is delighted to be partnering with the World Travel Awards for its Africa Gala Ceremony 2017 which will take place on Tuesday 10 October. AHIF attendees are invited to join the awards reception at a special rate.
Voting for the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony concludes on the 21st August 2017, place your vote now. View the full list of nominees
"AHIF is an event where opportunities to meet with regional investors exists and it offers all parties the chance to review and compare their offerings."
KARL DE LACY INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, BEST WESTERN HOTELS & RESORTS
AHIF's speakers are prominent members of the hotel investment community. Their expertise, practical advice and forecast will provide attendees with the latest information on development, trends and best practice in the hotel investment industry.
CEO HotelServices Africa and Middle East & CEO New Businesses, AccorHotels
Senior Investment Officer, IFC
Sir Richard Hawkins Bt.
Regional Director Hotel Operations – Africa, Minor Hotels
Regional Head - East Africa, Proparco
Saahil A. Lalit
Associate Director, Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers International
Project Manager, Cape Town Air Access (WESGRO)
Vice Chairperson, Rwanda Private Sector Federation
Selim El Zein
AVP – Hospitality, Deyaar
"It was an outstanding event. Opportunity to network with key players in the industry."
Eyob Tolina, Director, Schulze Global Investments
Online networking platform:
Initiate contact with attendees before the event
Networking Round Tables:
Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting
Networking Culinary Receptions:
The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry
Meet the key stakeholders in the market
"The best conference in Africa by some distance...if you can only attend one hotel conference a year this should be it!"
David Harper – Head of Property, Hotel Partners Africa
World class sponsors
AHIF’s sponsors are experts in the field of hotel investment. They are at the forefront of this growing industry and leading the way in this sector.
If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Matthew Weihs, firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7858 511012