Nairobi is preparing to host many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF).
To be held at the InterContinental Hotel on September 25-26th, the conference's agenda will focus on how to capitalize long-term on the opportunities presented by Africa and strategies to overcome the challenges.
AHIF is organized by Bench Events, which produces several top-level hotel conferences around the world.Â It moves to a different African city every year showcasing high-growth destinations across the continent.Â Last year, the conference was held in Morocco, attracting more than 350 delegates from 34 countries.
Jonathan Worsley, chairman of Bench Events, said:: âA raft of economic studies show economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa to be very impressive, averaging around 6 percent, which is twice the global average. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) predicts that Travel & Tourism GDP growth will be 5 percent year on year for the next decade.Â Therefore, I expect we will see the level of interest in Africa from the international hotel investment community continuing to increase.â