Programme Agenda

This year’s THINC Africa Investment Conference has an exciting line-up of hospitality industry as well as corporate sector executives all of whom will gather do discuss the many opportunities and challenges that we are currently facing within our hospitality sector.

Africa is the next frontier in global hospitality growth and HVS is at the forefront in being there for industry, developers and investors alike to assist in ushering this growth into the African development community.


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Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Time Session Title Speakers
8:45 - 9:00Welcome to THINC Africa 2019Tim Smith - Managing Partner HVS Africa
9:00 - 9:20

Launch of the Hotel Valuation Index 2019


Rishabh Thapar - Director HVS Africa

9:20 - 10:15

Politicians Panel:

(What are politicians REALLY doing to help grow the tourism industry? how well do they understand what we need? are they a hindrance or a help?) 


Priscah Mupfumira - Cabinet Minister Zimbabwe


10:15 - 11:00

The Challenges of Managing Growing Airports

(What are the challenges of operating a growing airport? how do you manage bigger and more aeroplanes? is there a capacity issue? will demand outstrip supply?)



11:00 - 11:30
Networking Break

11:30 - 12:15

Disruptors: Tough Love or Competitors?

(Love 'em or hate them they are here to stay. Are they good for the industry or not?)





12:15 - 1:00

Leisure Developments and How they boost Hotel Occupancy

(many hotels in Africa are based on commercial travelers and MICE, but how do you attract leisure guests? what is the 21st century leisure guest demanding? include golf and casinos in debate)

Roger Allen - Group CEO Resources for Leisure Assets

Bernard Forster - Chief Asset Management & Risk Officer Sun Limited

Zinon Marinakos - Managing Director DSA Architects


1:00 - 2:30 Lunch
2:30 - 3:15

Futurist

(Presentation on what we know about the future and how can we be proactive and plan for it)

Sabine Lehmann - Founder  & CEO Curiositas  
3:15 - 4:00

Finance


David Damiba - Kasanda Capital Management

Aina Raveloson - Group Development Director TALYS



4:00 - 11:30
Networking Break

4:30 - 5:15

Ten Things You Need To Know


Tim Smith - Managing Partner HVS Africa

Philip Wooller - Area Director Middle East & Africa STR

Laura Dutrieux - Junior Consultant HVS Africa

6:00 - 9:00 Cocktail hosted by Marriott