Financing, ESG, Construction Costs, New Technologies and Attracting Talent to be discussed at AHIF 2023

 

(Posted 24th January 2023)

 

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 Financing, ESG, Construction Costs,

New Technologies and Attracting Talent

to be discussed at AHIF 2023

 

Last week, we held an extended advisory meeting in Nairobi to discuss and shape the programme for the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) 2023.

From the discussions it was clear that there is much to discuss as an industry with a shared optimism for the opportunities ahead but also a realisation for the challenges ahead.

Topics such as global developments, tourism trends, sustainability, future talent, branding, financing, the impact of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), how to reduce operating costs to offset rising inflation, product lifecycle (from an investor point of view), local supplier engagement, Africa trade agreements and public sector involvement in hospitality were among the topics brought to the surface as key areas of interest to be discussed during AHIF 2023.

Advisory Board Members include:

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Karim Cheltout
Regional Lodging Development VP Africa & All-Inclusive EMEA, Marriott

MARK DUNFORD

Mark Dunford
Chief Executive Officer
Knight Frank – Kenya

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Hamza Farooqi
Founder & CEO
Millat Investments

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Abraham Muthogo Kamau
Vice President – Africa Toggle Hospitality

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Hellen Kibe
Director of Academics and Operations

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality & Technology

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Frederic van Lennep
Business Development Director MEA

IT Hospitality Group

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Alyshia Mangalji
Vice President Europe and Africa
Westmont Hospitality Group

Shamil-Manek

Shamil Manek

Director

The Merwest COmpany

Laurinda Marsh

Laurinda Marsh
Key Account Manager Global Projects

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Juliet Njogu

Juliet Njogu
Founder

The Social House

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Trevor Ward
Managing Director

W Hospitality Group

 

Our Local Advisors

 

In addition to the above we invited key local influencers for their input into the agenda including:

  • Jane Adam, Chairwoman, Kenya Association of Women in Tourism
  • Robert Baird, Head of East Africa, CBRE
  • Teddy Bukhala, Investment Officer, Proparco
  • John Chirchir, Acting CEO, Kenya Tourism Board
  • Claire Gatheru, Senior Marketing Communication Specialist, Tourism Regulatory Authority Kenya
  • Samantha Muna, Director of Business Development, Trianum Hospitality
  • Gadwel Musyoka, Director, Bakyson Enterprises Limited
  • Tejas Shah, Director, PVP Hospitality
  • Bryan Waruhiu, Member of the Council, Utali College

 

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