Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2018 – Kenya


October 2018 – Kenya

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum was held at the Kigali Convention Centre and Radisson Blu Hotel in Rwanda on 10-12 October, with support of Rwanda Development Board and AccorHotels, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Hilton, Marriott International amongst other industry leaders.

The conference was a high-level, investor-driven event and brought together over 450 key players in the real estate and hotel industry: developers, investors, hotel operators, owners, as well as representatives of the banking and legal sectors.

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The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the leading hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.

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AHIF Highlights


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

• One representative per company

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

"AHIF is an event where opportunities to meet with regional investors exists and it offers all parties the chance to review and compare their offerings."


Selected Speakers

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Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL (South Africa)

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Andrew Langdon

Chief Development Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

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Ewan Cameron

Director – Africa, Westmont Hospitality

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Damien Rizzi

Associate Director - Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers International

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Adefunke Adeyemi

Regional Head, Member and External Relations, Africa and Middle East, IATA

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Chris Titmas

Director, Profica International

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Filippo Sona

Director - Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

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Jair Conceição

Business Developer, Cabo International Partners B.V. (CIP)

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Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Jonathan Hubbard

Head of Investor Services EMEA - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

"It was an outstanding event. Opportunity to network with key players in the industry."

Eyob Tolina, Director, Schulze Global Investments

Focused Networking


Online networking platform:

Initiate contact with attendees before the event


Networking Round Tables:

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting


Networking Culinary Receptions:

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry


Sponsor Exhibition:

Meet the key stakeholders in the market

"The best conference in 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

AHIF Sponsors 2018

AHIF sponsors are experts in the field of hotel investment. They are at the forefront of this growing industry and leading the way in this sector.  

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Matthew Weihs, +44 (0)7858 511012