Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

23-25 March 2020 – Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire


23-25 March 2020 – Côte d'Ivoire

The second edition of the Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) will take place at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire with the support of our host sponsor Accor. The inaugural event in February 2019 was an outstanding success with more than 300 delegates attending, from 28 countries.

FIHA is a sister event of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum and was 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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"Selecting Cote d’Ivoire to host FIHA is proof that the country deserves its ranking as third most important destination in Africa for business tourism. It also demonstrates investor confidence in our ambition to boost our tourism and hospitality industries. It will be an opportunity for the sector to showcase its potential, projects and tourism assets. Our “Sublime Côte d’Ivoire” tourism strategy, aims to propel tourism as the 3rd pillar of our country’s economy. It is guided by a triple purpose: to fuel a growth engine for GDP, to promote local development and to drive skilled and un-skilled employment opportunities."

Siandou Fofana, Minister of Tourism, Côte d’Ivoire

Why attend FIHA?

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.

“The turnout of important sector players was excellent. Everybody was easily approachable and the environment was conducive to good exchanges with delegates.”

FIHA 2019

Highlights Video

Photo Gallery

FIHA 2019

Stage Sessions

2019 Speakers

Olivier Granet photo
Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding

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Sami Nasser

Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels

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Pierre-Frédéric Roulot

CEO, Jin Jiang Europe & CEO, Louvre Hotels Group

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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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Amir Lababedi

Managing Director Development – MENA, Hilton

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Meryanne Loum-Martin

Owner, Jnane Tamsna & Co-founder and Director of Development, AHDG African Hospitality Development Group

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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

Othmane Jabri photo
Othmane Jabri

VP M&A and Development, Kingdom Hotel Investments

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Imad Barrakad

General Director, Morrocan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Meet the team