Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

2021 – TBA


2021 – TBA


9 July 2020

At-a-glance →

08:00 - 09:00



08:50 - 09:00

Welcome Back

09:00 - 10:40


Hotel Financing
How to finance hotel projects in Africa – what types of structures and solutions are available in the region?

Moderated by:

Fabio Nava
Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

In conversation with:

Christopher Balliet Bleziri
Principal Investment Officer, Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement

Claire Fillatre
Senior Investment Officer, Proparco

Olaf Schmidt
Manager- Tourism Investments Africa, IFC

Magatte Wade
Président du Conseil d’Administration, Africa Real Estate & Président du comité de pilotage, DISFIN - GPIH

The Investor’s Panel
What are the main challenges and opportunities for investors in the region? A look at Impact investing and how it generates returns.

Moderated by:

Fabio Nava
Vice President, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

In conversation with:

David Damiba
Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Hilaire Dongmo
Principal, Actis Real Estate

10:40 - 11:00

One-on-one Interview with Olivier Granet

An outlook on the region through the eyes of an investor. What are the main challenges for international investors, and where do they see the biggest opportunities? What do they look for from local partners? An overview on Kasada’s plans and strategies for the region.

Moderated by:

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard
Founder & Chairman, APO Group

In conversation with

Olivier Granet
Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

11:00 - 11:30



11:30 - 12:00

The APO Interview Series

An outlook on the future from a disruptor’s perspective. A conversation with global technology giant Uber on their strategies for the continent and their contribution to the economic development of the Francophone African region.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard
Founder & Chairman, APO Group

In conversation with:

Marjorie Saint-Lot
Country Manager Ivory Coast, Uber

12:00 - 12:40

Improving Consumer experience and Enhancing Customer Loyalty

How to raise the bar of customer experience through technology, training and brand optimisation.

- The customer experience and staff – is it just about training?
- Leveraging cultural assets to define and strengthen your local brand and offer an experience to your customers
- Working cohesively between management departments to deliver outstanding customer experiences
- Realizing the business potential of your hotel network infrastructure
- Technology and connectivity: the impact on the hospitality industry

Moderated by:

Olivier Hennion
Managing Director, IT Hospitality

Yassine Arfane
Directeur Général, Vigon Systems

Maher Ghidaoui
Directeur Général, Azalaï Hôtel Abidjan

Rita Levy
Founder & Managing Director, Work4Stars

Yasmina Limam
Sales & Marketing Director, Accor Hotels Ivory Coast

12:40 - 13:00

One-on-one Interview with Mamoudou Fadil

A discussion on the current business environment and the potential of the hotel real estate sector. A look at cross-industry diversification and how tourism can be a major pillar for change and economic development in the region.

Moderated by:

Mohamed Wade
Managing Director, Amandla Capital Real Estate

In conversation with:

Mamoudou Fadil
Vice-président, Société Nouvelle des Cocotiers (SNC)

13:00 - 14:30