Bench Events has confirmed the Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return in 2012. The event will be the follow up to the successful hotel investment conference at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Casablanca, Morocco in September.
The second day of the Hotel Investment Conference Africa (HICA) in Casablanca, Morocco opened with an address by Yassir Zenagui, minister of tourism, Morocco. HICA seeks to bring together the hotel investment community and those who finance it to explore opportunities for growth in Africa.
The Moroccan minister of tourism & handicraft, Yassir Zenagui, has received an Open Letter from the World Travel & Tourism Council and United Nations World Tourism Organisation highlighting the importance tourism for national and international economic development. Zenagui received the letter on behalf of the chief of the government of Morocco, Abbas El Fassi, as the Africa Hotel Investment Conference held in Casablanca, Morocco.
The contribution of tourism to African economic and social development should not be underestimated, according to the hosts of a new tourism industry event designed to explore possibilities of investment in the region.
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.
The city of Johannesburg is poised to add another feather to its illustrious business cap when it steps up to host the 2010 Hospitality Investment Conference Africa. The move reflects the City of Gold’s fast-growing reputation as the business capital of Africa with 19 new hotel openings in the past two years, plus a host of infra-structure upgrades.