Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2-4 October 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Upper Hill Nairobi, Kenya


2-4 October 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya



At-a-glance →

15:00 - 16:00


Registration and Welcome Refreshments

11:00 - 15:00

Hotel Asset Management: Getting The Most Out Of Your Properties

You have already invested now ensure you get the maximum value from your asset.

Learn from HAMA Middle East and Africa President Rene Beil on how to manage your asset once the doors are open and operator is in. When are asset managers necessary? Why is having a brand operator not enough? What are the key differences between outsourcing rather than hiring in-house asset managers? What should you expect from your asset management team?

René Beil
Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners & President, HAMA MEA

Donald Bremner
Managing Director , Stirling Hospitality & HAMA MEA Industry Chair

16:00 - 17:00

Round Table Discussions

Join us for round table ‘brainstorming sessions’ with your fellow attendees. These sessions allow you to meet and share ideas ahead of the start of conference sessions. A great ice-breaker and an excellent way to gain industry knowledge. Network, demonstrate your expertise to potential partners and gain insight from industry leaders in an intimate setting. Each table will be hosted by an industry expert.

Human Capital in the hospitality industry

What are owners and operators doing to address the lack of human capital? What are the keys to improving employability in the sector?

Belinda Nwosu
Research Consultant, W Hospitality Group

Laurent Schatzmann
Director of Marketing & Development Africa & Middle-East, Swiss Education Group

Management Agreements 101

Scott Antel
Partner, Head of Hospitality and Leisure MEA, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

How to finance your hotel

Addressing questions and concerns on hotel financing.

Damien Rizzi
Associate Director - Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers International

Mohamed Wade
Founder & Managing Director, Amandla Capital

Budget & Mid-Market Hotels

What is the pipeline for this segment in various markets? With an increasing amount of mid-market brands on the continent, how are they performing and how do they differentiate?

Mike Collini
Vice President Development Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

Vernon Page
Chief Financial Officer, CityBlue Hotels

Hotel Investment in Rwanda

How easy is it to enter the market? What you need to know about hotel investment and operation in the country.

Francine Havugimana
Vice Chairperson, Rwanda Private Sector Federation

Winifred Ngangure Kabega
Head of Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Rwanda Development Board

17:15 - 18:30


Speed Networking

20:00 - 23:00

World Travel Awards*

*Additional ticket fee applies

20:30 - 23:00


Evening Reception at Sky Lounge, Urban by CityBlue