Why AHIF

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.

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Connecting Tomorrow

Our theme for this year's Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) has been defined as 'Connecting Tomorrow. Supporting the mindset that meaningful connections and collaborations from today are what will drive the future forward tomorrow.

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AHIF in Remarkable Rwanda 

The Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board, will host the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in October 2016 in Kigali.

Rwanda’s tourism sector has positioned itself as the leading foreign earner for the country. Leisure has been a major driver of Rwanda’s tourism industry. The country is now focusing on Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions/Events (MICE) tourism, capitalising on safety, developed infrastructure, accessibility and new entrants to their hotel industry.

AHIF 2016 Rwanda will provide an opportunity to meet local organisations and forge partnerships in the Land of a Thousand Hills and also provide an opportunity to experience some of the renowned attractions the country has to offer.

Gorilla Madness 2016

Bench Events is proud to be participating in the Great Gorilla Run 2016 raising money to help preserve the endangered mountain gorillas. The event itself takes place on 17th September in London and is an 8km fun run with a twist. Participants will take in the sights of London, whilst wearing a full gorilla suit!

Please support us in raising money for this great cause and make a donation, all proceeds will be collated and the final amount will be presented to the CEO of the gorilla organisation onsite in Kigali during the event.


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"AHIF is the most comprehensive and focused hotel investment forum in Africa."

Othmane Jabri, Vice President, Kingdom Hotel Investments

"It was an outstanding event. Opportunity to network with key players in the industry."

Eyob Tolina, Director, Schulze Global Investments

Focussed Networking

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Online networking platform:

Initiate contact with attendees before the event

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Networking Round Tables:

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting

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Networking Culinary Receptions:

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry

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Sponsor Exhibition:

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, matthew.weihs@benchevents.com +44 (0)7858 511012