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Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain postponed to July
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire will now host the event later in the year

Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain postponed to July

The Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain has been postponed.

The event was scheduled to take place in Abidjan later this month, but the outbreak of the coronavirus has made the show untenable.

An increasing number of delegates had expressed reservations about travelling, organisers said.

Bench Events, organisers of the show, and Accor, the host sponsor, have agreed that the best course of action is to delay the event now and give participants sufficient time to reschedule their plans.

The meeting will be held on July 7th-9th and all current registrations will be automatically transferred.


Jonathan Worsley, chairman, Bench Events, said: “A number of participating companies are responding to the coronavirus outbreak by implementing policies to restrict their executives from travelling and we must make sure that our delegates are safe.

“As FIHA is all about networking and meeting people, that is a genuine challenge.

“I am grateful to many of our speakers and sponsors who have told us they are willing to reschedule to a later date.

“We are also grateful to Accor and the Sofitel for being so understanding and flexible.”

In a busy day for Bench Events, Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, which was due to take place next month in Dubai, has been postponed until September.