Over the past decade Bench events has launched the gold standard in hotel investment events across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Events in Berlin, Moscow, Dubai, Istanbul and Nairobi are now the definitive meeting places for the hotel investment community to learn, network, and most importantly to do deals. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with Bench chairman Jonathan Worsley to discuss the industry leading Arabian Hotel Investment Conference.
Bench Events and Questex Media Group today announced that the ninth annual Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference will take place October 21st-23rd 2013 at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Hotel in Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Sochi is undergoing a major transformation from a regional tourist hub into a global tourism destination as it gears up to host the Winter Olympic Games early next year and a number of soccer matches when the FIFA World Cup Finals come to Russia in 2018.
The Kenya Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) and Bench Events have announced the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will be hosted in Nairobi on September 25th-26th. AHIF moves to a different African city every year in order to showcase high-growth destinations across the continent as a whole.
Africa now ranks among the fastest growing economic regions in the world, according to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The hotel sector reflects this exciting trend with established and international brands and developers entering the marketplace and developing their opportunities with long term growth prospects, including: Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and The Rezidor Hotel Group.
The rapid rise of Africa’s hospitality industry is being reflected in a strong line-up of 45 speakers including five ministers confirmed for the Hotel Investment Conference Africa. The inaugural conference will take place in Casablanca, Morocco on 26-27 September 2011, and is expected to attract delegates from all over the world interested in learning how to do business on the African continent.
Over the last couple of years there has been a dramatic change in the way investors are looking at the African continent as a place to do business. And the foundations of many of the African markets are proving to show a solid footing. Bench Events has been at the cutting edge of this trend, with the annual Hotel Investment Conference Africa, scheduled for later this year, ideally placed to allow investors access to this developing market.
The Minister of Tourism for the Kingdom of Morocco has agreed to join a line up of speakers for the forthcoming Hotel Investment Conference Africa in Morocco.The prestigious conference takes place in Casablanca September 26-27 and will focus on the opportunities across Africa.
Bench, the organiser of leading hospitality conferences including the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) and Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC), has appointed Matthew Weihs as Managing Director of Bench Events.