The first edition of the Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) took take place early February 2019 in Marrakech, with the support of our host partner, The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development – SMIT. The inaugural event was an outstanding success with more than 300 delegates attending, from 28 countries.
FIHA is brought to you by Bench Events, the organiser of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). FIHA is a new sister event, launched to unite North and West African countries in a bid to develop their economies and support hospitality investment. FIHA connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure, entertainment and hotel development across the region.
FIHA 2019 Highlights
Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management
General Director, Morrocan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group
CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, Tikida Group
VP M&A and Development, Kingdom Hotel Investments
Chairman, Orascom Development Holding
Chief Investment & Corporate Advisory Officer, Grit Real Estate Income Group
Managing Director, STR
CEO, Jin Jiang Europe & CEO, Louvre Hotels Group
Managing Director Development – MENA, Hilton
Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels
Owner, Jnane Tamsna & Co-founder and Director of Development, AHDG African Hospitality Development Group
“I am very pleased that Morocco will be the launch venue for FIHA, as I fully expect it will attract the kind of people who have the influence and resources to make a destination successful. At FIHA, we will be engaging with them and making a compelling case for further investment in the hospitality sector here.“
Imad Barrakad - SMIT
Conference programme providing insights in all aspects of hospitality, tourism, leisure, entertainment and hotel development & investment in North and West Africa.
Coupled with market knowledge, the opportunity to network with the right people is one of the most important ingredients in concluding successful deals.
Meet the Sponsors:
Our sponsors are key players in the industry. They attend to network with delegates, showcase products and provide business solutions.