Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

7-8 February 2019 – Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, Morocco


7-8 February 2019 – Marrakech, Morocco

300+ hotel investment decision makers attending

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.

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FIHA 2019 Highlights


Olivier Granet photo
Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Imad Barrakad

General Director, Morrocan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

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Mossadeck Bally

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group

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Jalil Benabbes-Taarji

CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, Tikida Group

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Othmane Jabri

VP M&A and Development, Kingdom Hotel Investments

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Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding

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Belinda Wong-Vacher

Chief Investment & Corporate Advisory Officer, Grit Real Estate Income Group

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Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

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Pierre-Frédéric Roulot

CEO, Jin Jiang Europe & CEO, Louvre Hotels Group

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Amir Lababedi

Managing Director Development – MENA, Hilton

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Sami Nasser

Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels

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Meryanne Loum-Martin

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

Why attend?

Gain Insights:

Conference programme providing insights in all aspects of hospitality, tourism, leisure, entertainment and hotel development & investment in North and West Africa.

Unrivalled Networking:

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.


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Platinum Sponsors