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The Annual Hotelier Summit, Africa – Sub Sahara is back this year to bring together investors, property owners, developers, suppliers and other important stakeholders of the hospitality landscape. The aim of the summit is to provide major buyers and sellers of the hospitality industry a platform to discuss projects that will help build a richer, better Sub-Saharan Africa. The summit is scheduled to take place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 16th to 18th October 2019.
The growth drivers for the hotel sector in Africa include improving fiscal management, favorable demographics (a population of 1.1billion), rapid urbanization, a growing middle class, rich commodity and energy resources, considerable infrastructure investment and increased tourism.
The expanding economy and increased regional trade will drive business tourism and hotel sector demand. Tourist numbers are projected to increase by 5.7% per annum in Africa compared to 3.2% globally up to 2030. JLL projects hotel demand to increase at a rate of 5% per annum between 2018 and 2020, yet notes that this growth varies across the continent with certain countries, on a higher growth trajectory, whilst other markets are contracting.
JLL forecasts 1.5% annual supply growth in North Africa and an average annual supply growth of 3.5% in Sub-Saharan Africa. This equates to USD 2.1 billion in new hotel investment in 2018, rising to USD 2.4 billion in 2019 and USD 2.7 billion in 2020. Investment is driven by local and regional players who account for at least 75% of hotel investment in the region. Global capital is however increasingly taking note of the opportunity and is assessing its optimal entry point.
JLL noted that 46% of investors are pursuing hotel developments, while 17% are looking only at acquisitions, while 37% are seeking both. This is reflective of the emergent nature of hotel real estate in Africa. From a development perspective, target IRRs are in the range of 16% to 25% and capitalization rates are in the range of 8%-12%. This equates to a target investment yield premium of 30% to 40% compared to global averages.
Gain knowledge and insights from profound speeches and presentations by experts of the Hospitality industry
An interactive Q&A session comprising expert panellists and prequalified buyers and suppliers collaboratively addressing challenges faced in the industry
Garner the interest of leading investors and partners in the audience through a presentation to showcase your unique product or service
Participate in effective networking activities designed to develop strategic relationships with key investors and prospective partners
A unique opportunity to interact one-to-one with decision makers of companies and the chance to seal the deal at the summit
Seeing is believing! We provide you with an exhibiting space to display your products and work with renowned project owners and developers. Get noticed and create a lasting impression!
Our goal is not to just host you at a gala business summit but to leave you with an experience that is beneficial, inspiring and above all memorable – it’s what we call a complete 20/20 event. The event program that follows is a window into the experience points that awaits you at the summit. Witness the power of 20 minutes.
The hotelier summit experience begins with participant registration at the venue coupled with some fun activities.
Get a complete run through of the different experience points that will transpire on Day 1. The day briefing will give participants a clear 20/20 vision of the day ahead.
An engaging and structured networking game that integrates technology and social interactions and facilitates networking – all attendees learn about one another through 60-second introductions. Participants respond to the introductions as a lead or a reference and are then matched for networking in Stage 2. The aim of this activity is to create an engaging and interactive session that will eventually lead to identification of new leads, references, requirements and organizations.
The underlying vision and theme of the event is emphasized during the host’s presentation.
All the participants are encouraged to reach out to their leads and references based on the notes they received during Stage 1. * Award Notice - The participant that collects the most number of delegate numbers will receive an award during presentations on Day 2.
Each of our sponsors will be given a separate dining table at our gala dinner and they can invite up to 5 other participants to join them at their table. Invite cards will be presented to sponsors during registration.
Participants register for an eventful Day 2. We have some fun activities lined up for our registrants – Photo-shoot, Snippet Interviews, and Selfies with Props
Gain insight into the hotel industry in 20 bite sized points from our curated list of presentations from industry experts and global speakers. This will be a wide-angled view of the industry that you would not want to miss!]
Participants are enlightened about the prescheduled face-to-face meeting and investor meeting formats.
Re-energize with our extravagant luncheon spread.
With direct access to C-suite decision makers and their upcoming and on-going projects, you are just one step away from sealing deals for your business. Supplying companies can also give live demos of their products, enhancing the experience.
Have your pitch deck ready! Meet with top-level hospitality investors in the MENA region to raise capital for your upcoming and on-going projects.
They say a lot can happen over coffee, and so here is your time to unwind and network with fellow attendees while sipping a warm cup of java.
The goal of these sessions is to bring focused discussion on important and contemporary topics prevailing in the hotel industry, with the help of a mentor who is an expert on the topic. Each session will have multiple discussions and are geared to be moments of discovery – engrossing, speedy and thought-provoking discussions where the mentor and participants engage in an open yet structured process, leading to new solutions, innovations and ideas. For each topic, the mentor will drive the conversation while engaging participants in thought-provoking ways. Each participant can be part of up to two discussions. This two-hour long event will be divided into two sessions of one hour each.
We celebrate the pinnacle of achievements in communication, marketing, innovation, human resources, social and environmental responsibility, and customer loyalty programs of the hospitality leaders in the MENA region.
We close the day with some final insights and parting words.
Tee-off with fellow industry stalwarts and indulge in some friendly competition in our golf challenge and win prizes and bragging rights.
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