Hotelier Summit– Africa

As Africa's undisputed event that gathers the leading stakeholders from the Hospitality sector, 6th Edition Hotelier Summit-Africa ensures to give the most productive out of office business experience to all its participants. This exclusive closed-door initiative will bring together over 200 industry experts including international and leading Hotel Investors, hotel owners, operators, developers, architects, interior designers, consultants and service provider for definitive business meetings, making it the one stop B2B platform for the African hospitality Industry.


35 +


350 +

Ongoing Hospitality Projects

1500 +

Face 2 face Meetings

48 +

Networking Hours



    “An exclusive session to explore the investment opportunities and sources of capital of African Hotel Market”

  • An active real estate investor interested in the African hospitality market gets the opportunity, to prepare specific intentions and indulge in focussed face to face meeting with selected hotel project owners to future proof the hospitality investment portfolio.

  • Hospitality project stakeholders, novice or seasoned, gets enabled by our expert information partner to understand the different sources of raising capital, identify the one that is most compatible with their needs, and showcase the project proposal to the investors through dedicated face to face meeting


  • Africa’s economic growth began to accelerate around the turn of the decade the larger emerging economies of this region, such as South Africa Nigeria, Kenya, Angola and Ethiopia, have increasingly been the key drivers of the continent’s growth. UN forecasts indicate that Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest cities are some of the fastest-growing urban areas in the world.

  • As Africa becomes the global battle ground for hospitality industry the Hotel pipeline for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has, in this year, caught up with, and is all set to overtake The Northern Africa

Meetings Scheduled
Hospitality Projects Showcased
Participating Countries
Associations and Media Partners
  • A quick comparison of onsite hotel developments in 2015 and the projects represented at 4th Edition Hotelier Summit-Africa 2015
Country No of projects in the region % of projects represented
Egypt 34 77
Morocco 33 91
Nigeria 30 53
Tunisia 20 44
Ethiopia 14 64
Algeria 13 54
Kenya 10 60
Zambia 10 40
South Africa 9 50
Tanzania 5 60


NOVEC Engineering
HoD - Project Management
“I would like to thank you for the invitation and also to congratulate you for the event organisation performance. It was an excellently organised event and we certainly will attend in the future.”
Studio62 Interiors
Associate Design Director
“The Hotelier Summit Africa was a pleasure to attend! As an Architectural company, our network to meet Suppliers and Solution Providers outside of Kenya is limited. But here, we met with suppliers and client who have a big business potential in the near future. That by itself is a great opportunity for us!”
Boogertman + Partners
Project Architect
I would like to mention that overall the summit was excellent. I’d like to thank the organisers for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it.The summit was very informative and I look forward to the future initiatives.
Oberoi Marrakech (Groupe El Alami)
FF&E Manager
“The entire summit was very good, excellent peers and suppliers and IDE’s team is so professional! Highly recommend this summit to companies that target Africa!”

Business Opportunities

  • Source new products and services for the on-going and upcoming hospitality projects of Africa
  • Write sales orders

Learn and Educate

  • Gather market intelligence on industry trends, opportunities and developments
  • Learn of the latest product variations, benefits and upgrades in the hospitality product market
  • Listen to and take opinions from experts in the industry

Strategized Networking Platform

  • Interact with experts, seniors, and peers in the hospitality industry
  • Round table discussions
  • Remain connected via digital and social media

Resource Expansion

  • Recommend unique products for the on-going and upcoming hospitality projects
  • Prepare an updated and effective “Preferred Supplier list”
  • Gain extended procurement support

Burgess Furniture
International Sales Manager
You managed to bring buyers to the party and that’s no small achievement in itself in Morocco or anywhere in Africa. You promised 20 meetings and I believe I had 22 in total, most of which were directly relevant to our business, so from that perspective alone it was a success. Well done and thank you very much. On a personal level, I think you guys have worked very hard to pull this summit together and have been very dynamic and friendly so it’s been a pleasure to work with you.”
Rivolta Carmignani SpA
Managing Director
“Definitely a very big and important summit for the Hotelier Industry! The companies I met were interesting as a first contact in the North Africa Hotelerie Markets. There were Architects and Design Studios that are very important to know for this market.”
Reynaers Middle East
Area Manager
“For a company such as ours, this summit proved to be very interesting. The organisation of the event was great. The Face to Face meetings format was very informative to gain a perspective on the Buyers from the region. Going by the professionalism of IDE, I suggest you must host an event of such scale for markets like Egypt.”
Hypnos Limited
Director of International Sales
“The success of this "speed-dating" concept relies completely on the quality of the buyers who attend. The quality of companies and projects represented was excellent! The event was well organised and the IDE team made sure that we met with as many buyers as was physically possible! I regard this event as a great success and we will certainly attend future events.”

Business Opportunities

  • ‘Deal in’ with the potential customers: It costs 70% less to close a lead generated from Hotelier Summit Africa than one originated in the field.(Ask us how)
  • Minimized Competition: You’re better off being the first choice of 10% of your target audience than being one of the options for some

Branding and Marketing

  • Enhance your brands’ awareness and brand image
  • Generate Excitement about your new products
  • Extensive PR coverage via campaigns, media partner coverage, interviews etc

Strategized Networking Platform

  • Enter into talks with regional and global Hospitality leaders
  • Opportunity to Not convince your prospects, but to connect with them
  • Discuss the crucial issues of the industry and trade

Resource Expansion

  • Receive extended sales support through the year
  • Strengthen your existing customer relationships


Thursday 21st April 2016

9:00 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:20

Welcome Address by IDE

10:20 – 11:20

Panel Discussion

Topic :: Understanding the Best Practices for Hospitality Procurement - The African Context

· Africa on the Road to Strategic Procurement

· Supplier Relationship Management - Working Together Towards More Competitive Advantage

· Responsible Procurement- Best Practices & Emerging Trends

· Challenges in Hospitality Procurement: Comparison with the global market

Speakers :

o Mark Martinovic, CEO, Hotel Partners Africa(m)

o Clive Shepherd, Group Managing Director at DSA Architects

o Gordon Reid, Group Procurement Manager at Sun International

o Lorraine Jenks, CEO, Hotelstuff

11:20 – 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 – 11:50

Pre Scheduled Meeting 1

11:50 – 12:10

Pre Scheduled Meeting 2

12:10 – 12:30

Pre Scheduled Meeting 3

12:30 – 12:50

Pre Scheduled Meeting 4

12:50 – 13:10

Pre Scheduled Meeting 5

13:10 – 13:30

Pre Scheduled Meeting 6

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Reception

14:30– 15:00

Warm up Activity

15:00 – 15:20

Pre Scheduled Meeting 7

15:20 – 15:40

Pre Scheduled Meeting 8

15:40 – 16:00

Pre Scheduled Meeting 9

16:00 – 16:20

Pre Scheduled Meeting 10

16:20 – 16:40

Pre Scheduled Meeting 11

16:40 – 17:00

Pre Scheduled Meeting 12

17:00 – 17:10

Networking Coffee Break

17:10 – 18:10

Panel Discussion

Topic :: International and Domestic Trade in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

· 'Demand' and 'supply' sides of Africa's trade

· Regional integration and closer trade links within countries of Africa

· Issues related to regulations and distributions

· Role of foreign Manufacturers in assisting trade in Africa

18:10 – 19:10

Hotel Redesign: Case Study Presentation

19:30 Onwards

Gala Cocktail Dinner

Friday, 22nd April 2016

08:30 – 09:30


09:30 – 09:35

Day 2 Highlights

09:35 – 09:55

Key Note Address

Topic :: The role of Hoteliers and Hotel professionals in encouraging and boosting the tourism of South Africa

Speaker : Mrs Tokozile Xasa, Deputy Tourism Minister-South Africa

09:55 – 10:55

Panel Discussion

Topic :: Hospitality Investment Opportunities and Challenges in Africa : What lies ahead

- Realizing new financial vehicles, and their implications on the hotel investment market of Africa

- Demand generators in in different regions of Africa: Comparison between north and Sub Saharan Africa

- Achieving Operational Excellence

- Hospitality Contracting trends and risk elements

Speakers :

- David Harper,Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

- Filippo Sona, Director- Head of Hotels (MENA Region) at Colliers International

- Erwan Garnier, Director Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, The Rezidor Hotel Group

- Andrew Thompson, Director –Sales and Development , eLan Property Services

- Michael Devereux, Director acquisitions & development – Sub Sahara Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS worldwide, inc.

- Nazir Khamisa , Head-Hospitality Services, Simba Corporation

- Gillian Saunders, Deputy CEO, Grant Thornton(m)

11:00– 11:20

Pre Scheduled Meeting 13

11:20– 11:40

Pre Scheduled Meeting 14

11:40– 12:00

Pre Scheduled Meeting 15

12:00– 12:20

Pre Scheduled Meeting 16

12:20– 12:40

Pre Scheduled Meeting 17

12:40– 13:00

Pre Scheduled Meeting 18

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Reception


Every year, we have the most inspirational speakers from all over the world. We are thrilled to show you people, who are the driving forces behind the most successful hotel projects and remarkable business stories.

Mrs Tokozile Xasa, MP

Deputy Minister of Tourism

Hon. Tokozile Xasa is the first Deputy Minister of Tourism following the establishment of the Department in 2009. Born from a humble rural background of Libode in the Eastern Cape, she has never lost touch with her roots as she reached the peak of her illustrious public service career.

She holds an Honours Degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare. She is a former educator with over nine years of experience teaching in several schools. She also holds Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Fort Hare. For her junior degree, she majored in Public Administration and Psychology from the Walter Sisulu University – previously known as the University of Transkei (UNITRA).
In her long political career, she became the first female Mayor of a district municipality in the transitional period of local government in the Eastern Cape.
Xasa’s meteoric political career also saw her serving two terms as the Provincial Treasurer of the ANC in the Eastern Cape. She served in the Eastern Cape Provincial Task Team of the ANC Women’s League. She is now a member of the National Executive Committee and the spokesperson of the ANC Women’s League.




6th Edition Hotelier Summit– Africa
Date: 21st & 22nd April, 2016
Place: Hilton Sandton Johannesburg South Africa


We’re here to answer any questions you may have about Hotelier summit Africa 2016, Reach out to us and we’ll respond in no time.

Ravi Kumar Chandran

Ravi Kumar Chandran



Senior Ideation
Specialist (Production)


Dinesh Samal

Dinesh Samal
Project Head –
Buyer Acquisition


Melwin Andrew

Melwin Andrew
Project Head –
Vendor Acquisition


Vyshak Simha

Vyshak Simha
Marketing Manager