Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021

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


20-22 September 2021 – Dubai, UAE

Programme at-a-glance

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09:45 - 10:00

Meet & Greet - Learn how to use the platform

10:00 - 10:05

Opening remarks

10:05 - 10:30

A conversation with HE Nadia Fettah Alaoui

10:30 - 10:45

Global CEO overview

10:45 - 11:00

Stroll around the Marketplace

11:00 - 11:30

What are the numbers telling us?

11:30 - 12:00

Challenges and prospects of hotel development and operations in Morocco

12:00 - 12:15

Hospitality industry leader on the state of the market

12:15 - 12:30

Stroll around the Marketplace

12:30 - 12:45

Is future bringing us new operating models?

12:45 - 13:05

What is the outlook for support for tourism investment from the government and banks?

13:15 - 13:30

Marketspace Presentation - Dakhla

13:20 - 13:30

Stroll around the marketplace

13:30 - 13:45

Hotel products that are moving Morocco ahead of the competition

13:45 - 14:15

Conversation with the investors

14:15 - 14:20

Closing Remarks

2020 Advisory Board

We are extremely grateful to the 2020 Advisory Board for their input in developing a well rounded and balanced programme with topics and regional issues that will form the discussions and sessions at the AHIF 2020 conference. 

Hon. Najib Balala, EGH

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife

Kunal Ajmera

Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton Kenya

Sirak Ambaye

Managing Director, Shore Properties Ltd.

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer, TIME Hotels

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group

Ilaria Benucci

Investment Director, Equity Investments, CDC Group

Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Rahul Chaudhary

Managing Director, CG Corp. Global & CG Hospitality Holdings

Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

Mark Dunford

Partner - Head of Investment, Cavendish Maxwell

Hooman Ehsani

Director of New Developments - Greenhills Investment

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Principal Investment Officer, IFC

Gikonyo Gitonga

Managing Director and CEO, Axis Real Estate

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Sade Hughes

Managing Director, Mixta Hospitality & Retail

Cyril Jacob

Managing Director, Ascentis

Alexis Janoray

Vice President, Head of Development Africa, Accor

Christopher Jannou

Founder, The Urban Hotel Group

Zahra Jivraj

Director, Opulent Hotel Group

Luphumzo Kebeni

CEO, Kema Holdings

Lourie Kruger

Chief Investment Officer MEA, RF Capital

Panos Loupasis

Vice President Development – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Paul Mack

Executive Director, The Latitude Hotels Group

Shamil Manek

Executive Director, The Merwest Company

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist - Hotels, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Group

Amit Patel

Director, Coral Beach Club Limited

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Founder & Chairman, APO Group

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

David Sjolander

Chief Operating Officer, HTNG

James Stuart

Founder, Stuart + Partners

Alessandro Tedesco

Chief Operating Officer, FEBC International

Haddis Tilahun

Founder & Executive Director, United Africa Group (Pty) Ltd

Matthew Tripolone

Vice President Development - MEA, IHG

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels (Diar Group)

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Elie Younes

Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group