Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2-4 October 2018 – Kenya


2-4 October 2018 – Kenya

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2018 will take place in Nairobi on 2-4 October 2018, supported by the Kenyan Ministry of Tourism.

Speaking at the launch of AHIF, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Hon. Najib Balala, said: “I am delighted that we have brought Africa’s highest profile hotel investment forum back to Kenya.  It will attract the kind of people who have the influence and resources to make a destination successful. At AHIF, we will be making a compelling case for investment in the hospitality sector across Kenya. Nairobi is already the established business hub of East Africa but there is so much more opportunity in our country. For example, Kisumu is offers huge potential for new hotel accommodation and the leisure possibilities on our sea coast is self-evident. We also have another vital asset: a population which is innately friendly, hospitable and keen to serve.” 

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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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Andrew Langdon

Chief Development Officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

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Damien Rizzi

Associate Director - Hotels (MENA Region), Colliers 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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Ewan Cameron

Director – Africa, Westmont Hospitality

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Michelè de Witt

Director, Horwath HTL (South Africa)

Adefunke Adeyemi photo
Adefunke Adeyemi

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

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Alex Kyriakidis

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

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Chris Titmas

Director, Profica 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