Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021

20-22 September 2021 – Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

AHIF2021

20-22 September 2021 – Dubai, UAE

ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE MADE IT THROUGH AS AN INDUSTRY AND REACHED A NEW FRONTIER. YET THERE IS A BIG JOURNEY AHEAD OF US, AND AS AN AFRICAN PROVERB SUGGESTS – IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER.

To navigate this new era shaped by the Great Reset, we are bringing together the active and close-knit communities of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF).

Under the new banner of the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), these communities will bring a larger group of investors, and leading stakeholders, creating a robust buyer and seller platform with more opportunities under one roof. With their presence, we can have the much-needed conversations to rise from this pandemic together, enhancing the value of market insights, networking, time spent, and the potential of partnerships and opportunities.

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AHIC Programme

We have many sessions focused on the African market including:

DEVELOPMENT BRIGHT SPOTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Where are the opportunities and who has the money? What types of brands and products are proving popular?

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Aboudi Asali
Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality MEA, JLL

In conversation with:

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Jerome Briet
Chief Development Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Carlos Khneisser
Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton

HOW AFRICAN NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED?

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Thomas Emanuel
Director, STR

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Olivier Petit
Partner, In Extenso Tourisme, Culture & Hôtellerie

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VALUATION INDEX FOR THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Assessing values today and down the road

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Hala Matar Choufany President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

In conversation with:

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Lourie Kruger Head of Transactions, Africa and Middle East, Westmont Hospitality Group

WHAT ARE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF THE AFRICAN HOSPITALITY MARKET FOLLOWING COVID 19?

Consumer preferences and behaviors have changed, what are the concepts to invest in?

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Philippe Doizelet
Director, Hotels and Real Estate, Voltere by Egis

In conversation with:

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Farhan Charaniya
Director, CHIC

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Hamza Farooqui
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Millat Investments

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Ramsay Rankoussi
Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group

Speakers at AHIC 2021 include:

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Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

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Tim Cordon

Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

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Federico J. González

Global CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

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Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Jerry Inzerillo

Diryah Gate Development Authority

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Zahra Jivraj

Director, Opulent Hotel Group

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Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor

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AHIF Highlights

Investors

If you are a hotel owner or investor currently with hotel assets, or looking to acquire hotel assets, and would like to attend the conference as our guest, please contact Mala Patel

Criteria for Approval:

• Hospitality property owned or being developed in Africa over the next 12-24 months*

• Any other real estate investor with assets considering expanding into African hospitality sector

*Should you wish to keep your portfolio confidential, we will be able to deliver this.

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"The best conference for 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