Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

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


7-8 February 2019 – Marrakech, Morocco


Friday, 8 February

At-a-glance →

08:30 - 09:00


Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Back

09:15 - 11:00

Finance Forum

The Debt Market: Hotel Funding
A discussion with the financiers on their lending terms and what they are looking for from the hotel sector. What does it take for them to provide funding for hotel development?

The Role of DFIs in hotel development in francophone Africa
What Development Finance Institutions look for in hotel projects - what is their criteria?

The Investor’s Panel
A discussion on current investor sentiment – what are the main hurdles and opportunities for investors in the region?

Olivier Granet
Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Othmane Jabri
VP M&A and Development, Kingdom Hotel Investments

11:00 - 11:30


Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

The future of Online Travel Agencies and their impact on the region’s hotel industry

12:00 - 12:30

Learnings from the Leisure Segment: Beach Tourism

What can the rest of Francophone Africa learn from North Africa in developing, marketing and operating resort hotels? Lessons to be learned on the opportunities and challenges for beach tourism.

Jalil Benabbés-Taarji
CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, Tikida Group

12:30 - 13:00

Closing Keynote Interview

13:00 - 14:30


Networking Lunch