Hospitality Roundtable – Seizing the Opportunity
Make Hospitality Ventures More Commercially Viable
The organisers of this year’s Hospitality Roundtable, hosted at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam on December 7-8 2015, are turning the spotlight on hospitality as an engine for economic growth.
Now in its second year, HRT will again bring together 300-plus leading international hotel investors, local operators, government officials and industry experts from around the world. With the focus on cross-sector development and overcoming challenges for an efficient growth, HRT is proud to announce its first major highlights:
Lasse Ristolainen, Director Development for Sub-Saharan Africa of Hilton Worldwide – One of the international hotel groups vastly expanding in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski, MD of Jovago.com – The biggest online booking engine across Africa
Meelis Kuuskler, MD of Hospitality Design Partnership – Hospitality and Development Consultant based in the Middle East and East Africa
Stuart Cook, MD of YES! Hospitality – Master Franchise holders for Protea Hospitality SA and Bon Hotels in the East African region
Guy Wilkinson, MD of Viability – International Hospitality Consultant based in Dubai
Mark Martinovic, CEO of Hotel Partners Africa – One the most prominent alliance of leading hospitality consultancies
David Harper, Director of Leisure Property Services – Experts for hotel investment and acquisitions
Marc Oufi, MD of Oufi Law – Legal expert for hospitality and development
Jimmy Kibati, MD of Fastjet – The fastest growing low-cost airline in Africa
Key sessions include:
State of the Industry and Current Trends – What moves and shakes the current tourism and hospitality industry? Which trends to follow to stay on top of the market? Industry leaders and decision makers distinguish what is needed to successfully advance your business and grow in national and international markets.
Design Panel - How to apply international design trends while embracing local culture and customs? International designers and architects will explore design value, and the techniques and trends that ensure the sustainability of new hospitality developments.
Structuring for Growth - How do we develop sustainable infrastructure that can accommodate the fast-paced growth of the industry? Consultants, investors and travel organizations raise issues such as air transport, importing and exporting, national infrastructure and other major drivers of hospitality and tourism growth.
“Africa’s potential is globally recognized, with 191 international hotel projects in the pipeline for 2015. However, foreign investment needs to be encouraged through more transparency and sincere policies from governments to promote the region, build trust and sustainably develop the industry”, as stated by Guy Wilkinson from Viability and one of the speakers at this year’s conference.
Meelis Kuuskler, CEO of Hospitality Design Partnership says, “To make our ventures more commercially viable, we need to accelerate the pace of our developments – from contract signing to business opening. This acceleration can only be achieved by establishing a stronger network of local and international stakeholders and stimulating more meaningful dialogue about new hotel and travel projects.” He further underlines that “Africa’s challenges are surmountable. Strong partnerships and efficient use of resources are two keys to unlocking our potential.”
In co-operation with HDPartnership, ehotelier.com, Southern Sun Hotels, Skylink Tanzania, Best Western, Protea Hotels, Jovago, Swiss Air, Fastjet, Hotel Association Tanzania, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators, Zanzibar Association for Tourism Investors as well as Hotel Partners Africa are joining in. The Hospitality Roundtable 2015 shares expertise about the development in sub Saharan Africa and opens doors to the means needed to successfully establish and maintain business in the region.
“With the economy in sub-Saharan Africa set to grow at an impressive rate over the next few years, now is the perfect time to bring the key stakeholders in the hospitality industry together to exchange ideas, identify growth opportunities, discuss best practice, and develop strategies. The hospitality industry in Tanzania, but also many other countries in East Africa is very well positioned to form the backbone of the economic upswing and support long-term, sustainable, economic benefits.” Martin Kubler (Director, Iconsulthotels, UAE )
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