First Speakers Announced for #AHIF2024


(Posted 12th February 2024)


We are delighted to share the senior industry leaders who have already confirmed to speak at AHIF, taking place in Windhoek, Namibia on 25-27 June.


From exploring Africa’s role in the new global geopolitical order to fostering diversity and sustainability, our speakers will cover topics such as government support, sustainable financing, strategic capital structures, and enhancing guest experiences through technology. Advancing equality, improving air connectivity, and introducing innovative asset classes like the hotelification of workplaces will also be discussed during AHIF.


The latest STR report showcases that across the continent, nations are witnessing remarkable growth trajectories, including AHIF’s host country Namibia with a remarkable 40.2% year-over-year increase in occupancy.


With focused discussions on opportunities in Africa, AHIF serves as the pivotal meeting ground for leaders and investors to connect, collaborate, inspire growth and power investment.


Confirmed Speakers Include

JS Anand

Founder & CEO Leva Hotels

Scott Antel

Founder & Owner Scott’s FZ

Maud Bailly

Chief Executive Officer, Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems

Hala Matar Choufany



Thomas Emanuel Senior Director, STR

Olivier Granet Managing Partner & CEO,

Kasada Capital Management

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor

 CBS News

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder


Aradhana Khowala

CEO & Founder, Aptamind Partners

Anthony Lagrabette

Director – Head of Asset Management

Colliers MENA

Estaban Lozada

 Managing Director Development, North, West and South Africa


Herbert Mensah


Rugby Afrique

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Founder & Chairman,

APO Group

Tonderayi Prosper Mageza

Consulting Expert


Turab Saleem

Partner – Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Advisory – MENA, Knight Frank

Heddo Siebs

Chief Executive Officer – Hotel & Hospitality Portfolio

Albwardy Investment



Robins Tchale Watchou


Chief Executive Officer,

Bowency (formerly known as Vivendi Sports)

Nangula Uaandja


Chief Executive Officer,


Trevor Ward

Managing Director,

W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director,

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