Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

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


7-8 February 2019 – Marrakech, Morocco


How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African investment market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty, please contact Sacha Serikoff.


Lamia Boutaleb

Secretary of State in charge of Tourism, Morocco

M. Siandou Fofana

Ministre du Tourisme et des Loisirs, Côte d'Ivoire

John Alarcon

Development Director Southern Europe & North Africa, Meliá Hotels International

Aurelia Aoussi

Conseillère Technique, Ministère du Tourisme de Côte d'Ivoire

Karine Cécilia Arissani

Director General, AGATOUR

Mossadeck Bally

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group

Imad Barrakad

General Director, Morrocan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Mehdi Belabbes

Senior Manager Hospitality - Africa, Horwath HTL

Alia Belkahia

Responsable du Développement Immobilier et Touristique, Groupe BIAT

Beatrice Beloubad

National Director, SOS Children's Villages Morocco

Jalil Benabbes-Taarji

CEO and Member of the Board of Directors, Tikida Group

Nawfal Bendefa

Managing Partner, REIM Partners

Hamid Bentahar

Président Directeur Général, AccorHotels Maroc

Mario Centola

Vice President of International Operations and Business Development, Six Flags Entertainment

Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President - Development, Africa, Marriott International

Adil Chikhi

Director, Head of Industry, Commerce and Agriculture for Morocco & Tunisia, EBRD

Youssef Chraibi

Managing Director, MAGESPRO Africa

Clémence Derycke

Consultant, Leisure & Tourism Development - West & Central Africa, Horwath HTL

Paul Diab

Vice President Operations – MENA, Louvre Hotels Group

Richard Doffonssou

Chief Country Economist for Morocco, African Development Bank

Philippe Doizelet

Managing Partner, Horwath HTL

Malek Ellouze

Responsable Patrimoine et Développement Immobilier, Groupe BIAT

M’hammed El Merini

General Director, Eagle Hills Morocco

Réda Faceh

Vice President Development Northern & Western Africa, AccorHotels

Erwan Garnier

Director, Development – French & Portuguese Speaking Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Philippe Gauguier

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

Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Feras Hasbini

Development Director - Middle East & North Africa, Hilton

Imed Hlaoui

Directeur Général Adjoint, Agence Foncière Touristique Tunisienne

Othmane Jabri

VP M&A and Development, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Olivier Jacquin

Chief Executive Officer, Mangalis Hotel Group

Christian Karaoglanian

Board Member, Risma

Amir Lababedi

Managing Director Development – MENA, Hilton

Meryanne Loum-Martin

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

Alban Mabille de Poncheville

Manager, Development – Middle East & North Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Reda Mechiche Alami

Director of Asset Management - Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer

Salim Mikram

Business Development Head, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development - SMIT

Leila Farah Mokaddem

Country Manager, Morocco, The African Development Bank

Yasin Munshi

Director, Lodging Development – East Africa, Marriott International

Othman Najioullah

Asset Management Director - Hospitality, SOMED

Serge Yanic Nana

President & CEO, FINANCIA Capital

Sami Nasser

Chief Operating Officer, Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels

M. Taybe Ngaba

Directeur des Entreprises Touristiques, Ministère du Tourisme et des Loisirs, Cameroun

Wesam Okasha

Senior Director Development West Africa, Hilton

Olivier Petit

Partner, In Extenso Tourism, Culture & Hospitality

Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President, Development – Middle East, Turkey & French Speaking Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Damien Rizzi

Head of Asset Management - Global Hospitality, Drees and Sommer

Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

Pierre-Frédéric Roulot

CEO, Jin Jiang Europe & CEO, Louvre Hotels Group

Adil Rzal

Managing Director, Upline Alternative Investments & CEO, ALHIF

Rui Santos

Executive Director, Investment Promotion, Boa Vista and Maio Islands Tourism Development Corporation SA

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding

Alain Sebah

CEO, Golden Tulip Afrique Francophone & East Africa

Faïçal Tadlaoui

Producer/Moderator/TV-Radio Host

David Vely

Vice President Regional Development & Asset Middle East, Africa and India, Club Med

Mohamed Wade

Managing Director, Amandla Capital Real Estate

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Belinda Wong-Vacher

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

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