Organised by Bench Events and The Kenya Tourist Development Corporation, AHIF 2012 will focus on Africa’s growth in the travel trade business arena. The event will also offer networking opportunities for delegates. NetworkingLive is an on-line forum where delegates, sponsors and speakers can connect with each other in the weeks before the conference to make appointments.
In addition there is a 60 minute ‘business speed dating’ session where attendees may swap business cards at the outset making sure delegates can rapidly evaluate the best contacts to spend time with over the days of the conference.
Confirmed organisations attending AHIF 2012 include: Accel Hospitality; ACCOR; Actif Invest; Actis; AECOM; AFRD; Africa Capital; African Export Import Bank; African Star Development Ltd; AiQ Capital Management Limited; Alico International; Areen Hospitality; ARM Hospitality and Retail Fund; Asiawide Hospitality Solutions; Beach Residence Limited; Best Western Coral Beach Hotel; Bliss International Hotels Limited; Buhler & Associates; Calibra Hospitality Consultancy and Business plc; Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc; CNN T.A.S.K. Group; Colliers International; Contemporary Group Limited; Crabtree & Evelyn SA; Crowe Horwath EA; Damac Properties Ltd; DCDM/ BDO East Africa; Deloitte LLP; Dexter Moren Associates; DLA Piper Middle East LLP; DSA Architects International; dsgn Design; Eco Check Systems; Emirates; Enashipai Resort & Spa; ERHC Energy; ESP Business Development; Ethiopian Airlines; European Golf Design; Fabcote Wallcoverings; Fairmont Raffles Hotels International; Fairway Properties; Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; France 24; Frontier Market Intelligence; G1 Architecture; Gassim Services; Glazer Business & Brand Consultants; Global Incentives Tourism LLC; Grome Marketing (Cyprus) Ltd - Kenya Branch; Hawthorn Suites abuja (Shelter Suites and Hotels); HBD STP - Investimentos Turísticos, Unipessoal, Lda; HDV Nigeria Ltd; Helinas Safaris, Executive Chairman; Hello Properties; HelmsBriscoe; Hill Park Hotel; Hilton Worldwide; Horwath HTL; Hospitality Associates International; Hospitality Design Partnership; Hospitality EastAfrica; Hospitality Inc; Hospitality Property Fund; Hospitality Systems Consultants Ltd; Hotel Le Menn; Hotel Spec; Hotels Association of Tanzania; HPG Consulting; HTI Consulting; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; IATA; IFA Hotel Investments; IFC; Industrial Development Corporation; InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG); International Development Enterprise Associates (UK) - IDEA (UK); International Resort Development; Intex Construction Limited; Island Resorts / Assetz plc; JA Resorts and Hotels; Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels; Jumeirah Group; Kakira Sugar Company; Keanya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers; Kempinski Hotels; Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers and Caterers; Kenya Commercial Bank Limited; Kenya Tourist Development Corporation (KTDC); Kenya Utalii College; Kingdom Hotel Investments; Lausanne Hospitality Consulting; Leisure Property Services; Lolababy Hotel Limited; London Town Group of Companies; Lonrho Hotels; Lordship Group; Louvre Hotels Group; Majestic Beach Resort; Manrik Holdings Ltd.; Marasa Africa; Marasa Africa, Kenya; Marriott International, Inc.; Mas- Menson; Meliá Hotels International; Meridian Hotel; Monier Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited; Movenpick Hotels & Resorts; Msumbi Africa Nagayan Hotel; Newmarket International; One Step Beyond Worldwide - Hospitality Partners for Australia, Middle East & Africa; ONYX Hospitality Group; OTT International Group Ltd; Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford; Per AQUUM; PKF (UK) LLP; PKF hotelexperts; Prime Assets (T) Limited; Pro Capital Limited; Quadriga Worldwide LTD; Quantum Global Real Estate; RCI; Rendeavour; Rockwell Group; Ronnefeldt; Rwanda Development Board; Safari Ventures Inc; Samco Holdings Ltd.; Sandra de Kusserow Architects; Sankara Hotel Group Kenya Limited; Scape Design Associates; SGS Kenya Limited; Shanzu Beach Resort Ltd.; Simba Corporation Ltd; Source Interior Brand Architects; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Stauch Vorster Architects (Gauteng) (Pty) Ltd; STR Global; Sun Africa Hotels; The Global Real Estate Institute; Tourism & Leisure- Europraxis; Towel and linen Distributors; Transnational Hotels & Tourism Services Limited; Travel and Tour World; Trianum Hospitality Limited; Tsogo Sun Hotels; Union Trust Investments; United Africa Group; Various; VingCard Elsafe; W Hospitality Group; WATG; Wellworth Group; West Africa Investment Company; Westmont Hospitality Group; Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International; Wine Rack PLC; work4stars; World Travel & Tourism Council; Wyndham Hotel Group.