Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

7-9 July 2020 – Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire


7-9 July 2020 – Côte d'Ivoire


As a result of the international outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to postpone FIHA 2020 until 7 - 9 July 2020. The wellbeing of our attendees is of great importance and we feel that it is in the best interest of our regional and international participants to reconvene when the situation has improved, and travel restrictions have eased.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Accor and Sofitel, along with all of our sponsors and partners for their continued support in making this event the most important gathering of hotel real estate and tourism stakeholders in the Francophone Africa region.

Thank you for your support and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these unprecedented circumstances may cause.

We look forward to seeing you in July and welcoming you to FIHA 2020.

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The 2020 edition of the Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) will take place at the Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, with the support of the host sponsor Accor. It follows-on from a highly successful and impactful regional event in Marrakech, co-hosted with the Moroccan government in February 2019 and which gathered over 300 delegates from 28 countries.

FIHA and its affiliated event, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, are committed to driving investments in regional hotel projects. The events connect key international and regional stakeholders, private and institutional investors to the hotel developers and operators that are fueling the growth of the hotel industry across the continent. The projects that are promoted and funded at FIHA drive investments in tourism, stimulate economic growth in regional markets, create jobs and encourage much needed infrastructure.

We look forward to welcoming the most influential industry players at our forthcoming event in the dynamic city of Abidjan.

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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

300+ delegates from 25+ countries expected

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2020 Speakers

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Philippe Gauguier

Partner and Co-Director, In Extenso Tourism, Culture & Hospitality (IE TCH)

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Mohamed Wade

Managing Director, Amandla Capital Real Estate

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Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

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Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President - Development, Africa, Marriott International

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Mamoudou Fadil

Vice-président, Société Nouvelle des Cocotiers (SNC)

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Olaf Schmidt

Manager- Tourism Investments Africa, IFC

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Réda Faceh

Vice President Development Northern & Western Africa, Accor

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Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Ewan Cameron

Director – Africa, Westmont Hospitality

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M. Siandou Fofana

Ministre du Tourisme et des Loisirs, Côte d'Ivoire

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Kossivi Egbetonyo

Ministre de la Culture, du Tourisme et des Loisirs, République Togolaise

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Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Founder & Chairman, APO Group

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 key players:

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.”

2020 Sponsors

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Highlights Video

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Stage Sessions

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