AHIF Namibia slated for June 25-27 in Namibia

Delegates from over 50 countries expected
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AHIF Namibia slated for June 25-27 in Namibia
AHIF Namibia slated for June 25-27 in Namibia

The AHIF event will be held at Mövenpick Hotel at Windhoek from June 25 to 27

Africa Hospitality Investment Forum has begun its final countdown with just a month left before the show opens its doors to key hospitality delegates from almost over 50 countries.
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President of Namibia Nangolo Mbumba will inaugurate the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) that will be held in Namibian capital Windhoek next month.

According to a press statement by AHIF organisers, the AHIF event will be held at Mövenpick Hotel at Windhoek from June 25 to 27.

The statement adds that the event is set to gather hospitality industry investors, business leaders, government officials, bankers and expert advisors on the African continent from over 50 countries for three days of networking, meetings and discussion of the all the latest developments.

The statement adds that topics on this year’s agenda include active development, financial institutions, artificial intelligence, authentic leisure, aviation connectivity, among others.

The statement adds that prominent speakers include Namibia’s Environment, Forestry and Tourism Minister Pohamba Penomwenyo Shifeta and several top executives who, between them, “have the power to transform a destination by funding projects, create thousands of employment opportunities and boost international tourism, which is a major source of export revenue for many African countries’’.

The statement adsd that the delegates include Artur Gerber, Managing Director, TUI Blue, Olivier Granet, Managing Partner and CEO, Kasada Capital Management, Fahad Kazim, CEO, Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Lakhraim Group, Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, Middle East, Africa and SouthWest Asia, IHG Hotels and Resorts, Paul Stevens, Chief Operating Officer ME and Africa, Accor, among many others.

Nangula Uaandja

Nangula Uaandja

“The government has implemented the International Tourism Revival Initiative, with key objectives including creating new tourism routes and expanding tourism product offerings, including establishment of the Namibia Convention Bureau aimed at branding and promoting Namibia as a MICE destination,” says Nangula Uaandja, Chairperson and CEO of the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board.

“This has opened up unique investment opportunities that further enhance the attractiveness of Namibia as an investment destination. We are looking forward to showcasing some of these opportunities which hold immense economic potential at AHIF 2024. Our team at NIPDB is always ready to help investors to have a seamless entry and ensure a soft landing in Namibia,” Uaandja adds.

Matthew Weihs

Matthew Weihs

“Namibia’s confirmation that its President will headline the AHIF agenda leaves me feeling optimistic about the country’s commitment to its tourism and hospitality sector. His presence not only signals that Namibia values the international hospitality investment community, but it also reinforces everything we have heard from our hosts about wanting to create a thriving visitor economy,’’ says Matthew Weihs, Founder of the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF).

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