#Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019 releases detailed programme

Investment, Growth and Networking
high on the agenda for AHIF 2019

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2019 programme is now available for download. The programme is packed with leading figures from across the sector ready to reveal their personal strategies to success.

Among the line-up of speakers will be Olivier Granet, CEO, Kasada Capital Management, the new billion-dollar, sub-Saharan investment fund, the first and biggest of its kind in Africa, targeting both greenfield and brownfield projects. Dr Martyn Davies, Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte & Touche will provide an overview of the current global economic climate and its impact on the African market.

An interrogation of senior hotel development executives from international hotel brands, including Mike Collini, VP Development Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton, Andrew McLachlan, SVP, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson, Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels and Hasnain Noorani, Founder & Group Managing Director, Pride Group, will reveal what they are seeking to achieve and what they really bring to the table.

Also on the AHIF agenda will be a regional leaders’ panel where the biggest brands will be quizzed on their growth strategies for Africa by industry guru, Nick van Marken. He will lead a conversation with Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, IMEA, IHG, Alex Kyriakidis, President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International and Mark Willis, CEO, AccorHotels Middle East & Africa.

An investors’ panel, led by Xander Nijnens, EVP, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL, will seek updates on current sentiment in the region. He will discuss deals with Ilaria Benucci, Investment Director, Equity Investments, CDC Group, David Damiba, Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Capital Management and Lourie Kruger, Chief Investment Officer, RF Capital.


Another of this year’s highlights will be a one-to-one "hot seat" interview with Accor’s global chief development officer, Gaurav Bhushan, with an overview of strategy for Africa. What is Accor doing to improve the overall customer experience globally, and how is this driving development for the brand?

The programme will also feature the popular networking activities, such as round-table discussions and business card exchanges, which have been the genesis of numerous successful commercial relationships.

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