Sponsorship Opportunities – AHIF 2017
By fully understanding your company needs, we are able to assemble proposals to meet these objectives from our range of sponsorship and networking opportunities available pre, present and post-event. If you are seeking to develop business in the African continent – there is no other forum for Africa that will bring you such a high profiled and influential audience.
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We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting us in 2017
Rwanda Development Board
ca Summit in 2013 and 2015, with the African Union Summit set for July this year. In a short period, Kigali has denoted itself as a reliable host capable of delivering world-class conferencing services backed by solid infrastructure. This is well demonstrated by its 5th position ICCA* Africa 2015 ranking. * International Congress and Convention Association Rwanda can be easily accessed with the national carrier RwandAir and other international airlines connecting through Kigali including SN Brussels, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. The growing MICE sector continues to attract a wide range of investment, welcoming a host of high-end hotels including Radisson Blu and Marriott Hotels, and boasts conference facilities such as Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) with a capacity of 10,000 and the Kigali Convention Centre with a plenary capacity of 2,600 delegates. Beyond conferences, Rwanda offers remarkable experiences to all delegates with pre- and post-tours showcasing the country’s majestic scenery, encounters with mountain gorillas, safaris, and beautiful beaches.
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. Over 180,000 women and men in almost 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.
AccorHotels is the world’s leading hotel operator and offers its customers, partners and employees:
- its dual expertise as a hotel operator and franchisor (HotelServices) and a hotel owner and investor (HotelInvest);
- a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the full spectrum, with luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio) economy (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1) establishments;
- a powerful marketplace and loyalty program Le Club AccorHotels
- almost half a century of commitment to corporate citizenship and solidarity with the PLANET 21 program.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the most dynamic hotel companies in the world and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The group features a portfolio of 480 hotels with over 106,000 rooms in operation or under development in 80+ countries.
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014 and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co., Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co., Ltd.—a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors—became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.rezidor.com
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, Bulgari® Hotels & Resorts, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy HotelsSM. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 50 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Areen Design is a London based interior design and procurement practice, our Hospitality Division specialises in commercial hospitality design.
Since 2008, we have been delivering international hotel design to market throughout the world working alongside brands like Marriott, Hilton and the InterContinental Group.
Our highly experienced team are experts in creating interiors that are as practical as they are beautiful. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver world class interior design on time and on budget. From planning to procurement and everything in between; we can provide whatever services the project requires.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of 4,100* hotels in more than 100* countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 10 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market: Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Vīb®, GLō®, Executive Residency by Best Western®, and BW Premier Collection®; as well as its recently launched franchise offerings: SureStay®, SureStay Plus® and SureStay Signature Collection®.
Best Western provides its hoteliers with global sales and marketing support, and award-winning online and mobile booking capabilities. Best Western continues to set industry records regarding awards and accolades, including 64 percent of the brand’s North American hotels earning a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award in 2017, Business Travel News® ranking Best Western Plus and Best Western in the top three upper-mid-price and mid-price hotel brands for three years in a row.
Over 30 million travellers are members of the brand’s award-winning loyalty program Best Western Rewards®, one of the few programmes in which members earn points that never expire and can be redeemed at any Best Western hotel worldwide.
Cabo International Partners B.V.
Cabo International Partners (CIP) is a company that brings together know-how and capital. If you are considering outsourcing your activities to Cape Verde, CIP is the right partner to structure your ventures.
The opportunities to start new activities and investment projects are endless because the Cape Verde Islands (Cabo Verde) are located at the center of a busy sailing and pilgrimage routes. This small archipelago has developed into a great and profitable development in a short period of two decades. It is a country without commodities and minerals, which in recent years has achieved an average growth of 6% annually.
Due to the quality of its infrastructure with four international airports and the expansion of its ports, the Cape Verde Islands are a good choice for making future investments. The country has a fixed line connection with the whole world. Current operators of the economy are tourism and leisure. Growth in this sector has had a snowball effect on the other sectors at unprecedented rates. There is a quick return on investment unrivaled to any part of the world. The number of tourists increased between 2007 and 2014 by 80% from 300,000 annually to 540,000. This increase will continue in the coming years with an expected tourist intensification of 1 million by 2020. Hotel development is the key investment prospect for the future of hospitality to welcome all guests. Cabo International Partners B.V. offers multiple opportunities in 5*Hotel developments in the Island of Boa Vista, Sao Vicent, and the Capital Praia, Santiago. Come visit us at stand 25 for more information.
Companies under the trading name of Colliers International are global leaders in commercial real estate services, with over 15,000 professionals in 68 countries. Colliers International delivers a full range of services worldwide that includes: valuations, consulting, appraisals, asset management, project management and research, within the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, infrastructure sector, public private partnership and economic and industrial free zones. In MENA, Colliers International has provided leading advisory services through its regional offices located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi since 1996. The latest annual real estate survey by Euromoney named Colliers International ‘Best Advisor’ in the MENA region, UAE, Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Colliers International is the trading name of MENA Real Estate Solutions LLC in the United Arab Emirates.
With a multi-lingual team of real estate professionals, Colliers International prides itself on its ability to offer a truly in-depth professional service. The company offers a range of real estate services across the entire MENA region, including:
- Brokerage Sales & Leasing
- Corporate Solutions | Commercial Agency
- Development Solutions
- Education Services
- Healthcare Services
- Hotel Services
- Project Management
- Real Estate Management Services
- Retail Advisory Services
- Valuation Real Estate | Plant & Machinery
At Grant Thornton, our proactive teams led by approachable partners, understand the complex issues in the travel, tourism and leisure sector. We know that you have unique goals and face a diverse set of challenges.
And with more than 47, 000 Grant Thornton people across over 130 countries – 24 of which are in Africa – you’re guaranteed real African expertise, true global scale, deep technical expertise and extensive industry knowledge.
Our global industry leader, Gillian Saunders, along with a team of senior experts with a range of industry knowledge are based in Africa.
Visit www.grantthornton.global to learn more
Horwath HTL is the largest and most experienced hotel, tourism and leisure-consulting brand in the world, with over 55 offices in 39 countries. Horwath HTL’s global reach is complimented by a deep local knowledge, gained from thousands of projects over many years.
Horwath HTL remains the number one choice for hotel and real estate companies, as well as individuals and financial institutions looking to invest in the hospitality industry. Whatever and wherever your project, Horwath HTL offers the reassurance of an internationally consistent quality of service.
Horwath HTL is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a professional association of accounting and management consulting firms founded in New York in 1915. Crowe Horwath International is currently ranked among the top ten international professional service groups with offices in close to 586 cities in 108 countries
Hotel Partners Africa
Hotel Partners Africa is a collaboration between a highly proactive team of specialists who have created a one-stop shop to advise and serve clients in the hospitality sector throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We have built long-standing relationships with branded hotel chains, developers, fund managers and property owners. In the complex world of hotel development and management, HPA will guide a client through the processes and requirements for satisfying funders, managing risk, overseeing cost efficient and fit-for-purpose construction, contract negotiation with operators, asset management, valuation, sales and acquisitions.
The partners in HPA are W Hospitality Group (Nigeria), Hotel Spec (South Africa), Leisure Property Services (UK), Elevation Personnel (South Africa) and CVT International Consultancy (Ethiopia).
JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group has completed more transactions than any other hotels and hospitality real estate advisor over the last five years, totalling more than $77.5 billion worldwide.
Between negotiating the world’s most extraordinary, enticing, and profitable property deals, the group’s 350-strong global team in over 20 countries also closed more than 5,300 advisory, valuation and asset management assignments.
Investors worldwide turn to JLL to shape their strategies, tailor their portfolios and maximize the value of their assets. We are recognized as the global leader in real estate services across hospitality properties of all shapes and sizes. Our expert advice is backed by industry-leading research.
In Africa, JLL has offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, Casablanca and Cairo and we have completed hospitality assignments throughout the region.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and The Americas. Each property reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
At Minor Hotels, we believe that only when you begin with passion, can you achieve perfection. One of the fastest-growing hospitality groups in the industry’s most dynamic regions, Minor Hotels focuses on innovative hospitality products across a diverse brand portfolio that appeals to different traveller segments, designed to serve their new passions as well as their personal and professional needs. Big enough to deliver on performance, but small enough to nurture personal relationships, Minor Hotels maintains a core focus on the needs of its diverse group of hotel owners and partners. We seek new possibilities and solutions to emerging challenges through creativity and a hands-on management approach.
Minor Hotels. Passion Makes Perfect.
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts can trace its roots back to 1948 when the first Mövenpick restaurant opened in Zurich. Since then we have evolved into an international collection of 81 award winning and customer preferred upscale hotels, each with its own sense of place. The Mövenpick hotel of today is international in focus, yet harnesses the cultural and traditional influences of its location, design, style, service culture and food & beverage offerings, uniquely fitting in with the demands of the savvy business and leisure traveller.
Our Swiss DNA is evident in everything we do from our service delivery to our personal approach to our stakeholders, strengthening relationships with hotel owners and guests alike.
Profica is a leading construction and property solutions company that provides expert development, project and construction management services to high-profile clients. We operate across many sectors on the African continent and have built an impressive track record for global expertise, local knowledge and service excellence.
Focusing on professional construction project management, Profica is an award winning team providing reliability to our clients.
STR is the source for premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. We provide data that is reliable, confidential, accurate and actionable, and our comprehensive solutions empower our clients to strategize and compete within their markets. Our range of products includes data-driven solutions, thorough analytics and unrivalled marketplace insights, all built to fuel business growth and help our clients make better operational and financial decisions. STR is continuously working to enhance our product offerings while shaping the future of industries. We maintain a presence in 16 countries, and collect data for over 58,000 hotels across 180 countries.
Swiss Education Group
Since establishing its first hotel school in 1982, SEG has become a world-class hospitality education network. The Group’s core educational values are based on the excellence of the Swiss hospitality tradition, focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management.
The Group’s five schools are situated in seven stunning campuses in both the French- and German speaking regions of Switzerland. More than 6,500 students of over 120 different nationalities enrol each year.
SEG offers a unique range of world-class academic courses accredited by British and US universities. All schools are subject to stringent academic quality assurance; this guarantees that students are offered the high quality of education for which Switzerland is renowned.
Faithful to the tradition of Swiss hospitality management, programmes combine academic study with practical experience. Close ties with industry partners of global import ensure that the quality of the academic courses meets the requirements of hospitality employers. Students can network with industry leaders at the biannual SEG International Recruitment Forum.
SEG offers an exceptional student experience. All schools are set amid spectacular alpine and lakeside scenery or in lively Swiss cities, and offer cutting-edge facilities and technical equipment. The global alumni network brings together over 20,000 SEG graduates worldwide.
· César Ritz Colleges Switzerland – Lucerne, Brig and Le Bouveret
· Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland – Lucerne and Le Bouveret
· Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM) – Montreux
· School of Hotel Management (IHTTI) – Neuchâtel
· Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) – Caux and Leysin
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels. As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of consists of more than 8,100 hotels and over 705,700 rooms in 79 countries.
From upscale namesake brands including Wyndham Grand® to iconic brands including Ramada® and Days Inn®, Wyndham Hotel Group is elevating the experience of the everyday traveller, so that every guest — no matter how much they spend or how they like to travel – has an extraordinary experience. .
The company’s loyalty programme, Wyndham Rewards®, named a best hotel rewards programme for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, offers more than 52 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at more than 30,000 hotels, holiday homes and apartments globally.
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CityBlue was founded to bring a mid-scale, international quality to a locally born hotel chain across sub-Saharan Africa.
The team has created one of the continent's most recognisable brands based on passion and high standards.
The two sub-brands are Urban by CityBlue, the boutique offering with a fabulous restaurant, and CityBlue Hotel & Suites, the business hotel.
CityBlue appears in the top ten list of hotel development pipelines across Africa and further properties of 78 bedrooms (Rwanda) and 100 bedrooms (Kenya) are due to open in 2017.
In 2018-19, the company plans an expansion into six new countries.
Speakers - key influencers in the African market. Leaders chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.
Attendees - senior figures and decision-makers; Investors, Hotel Owners, Lenders, Developers, Operators, CEOs, Hotel Chain Executives, Financial Advisors, Real Estate Agents, Lawyers, Designers, Architects, Consultants, Tourism Officials, Timeshare Developers and Government Officials from all areas of the hotel industry and from all across the World.
Sponsors - companies that are leaders in the hotel investment industry. They are there to network with delegates, showcase products and provide business solutions.
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By fully understanding your company needs, we are able to assemble proposals to meet these objectives from our range of sponsorship and networking opportunities available pre, present and post-event. If you are seeking to develop business in the African hotel sector – there is no other forum that will bring you such a high profiled and influential audience.
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Sponsor AHIF 2017 and...
- Be part of this growing market
- Position your company in front of as many key industry professionals as possible
- Promote your company as an industry leader
- Meet the contacts you need to develop business in the region
- Associate your company with the leading industry event for the region
AHIF 2017 will offer a fantastic range of opportunities to promote your company to the industry. You will be able to use the attendee list to contact delegates to arrange meetings, have an exhibition stand, place an advertisement in the delegate materials... to name just a few of the benefits a sponsorship will bring.
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