8 Reasons to Attend THINC Africa 2017

If you missed the inaugural Tourism, Hotel Investment, and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa event last year, then you do not want to miss the second conference taking place at the FNB Portside Building in Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront precinct in August.

Here are 8 valid reasons why you should attend.

1.   Made for Africa.

Expertly tailored by HVS, and benefiting from their expertise in hosting premier hotel investment conferences globally, THINC Africa is becoming THE key conference in this part of the globe.

2.   Look Who’s Talking.

Top hotelier and hospitality expert speakers, including developers and both debt and equity funders. Here’s some name dropping: Adrian Gardiner (Chairman, Mantis Collection); Tim Smith (Managing Director, HVS Cape Town), Stephen Claassen (Provincial Head, FNB), James Vos (Shadow Minister of Tourism), Mike Collini (VP Development SSA, Hilton Group), Roeland Vos (CEO, Belmond), Dimitris Manikis (VP Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East and Africa), and a lot more. Click here for a full list of speakers.

3.   Industry Relevant Topics.

The final programme is still being developed, but so far topics include: Launch of the HVS Hotel Valuation Index; Finance and other challenges in Africa; Leaders’ Session; Alternative Hotels; Global Hotel Market and Values; The Evolution of Management Contracts; Debt Session; HR / Educational Session; Round Table Sessions – Countries: Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique; Improving Customer Experience; How to attract International Tourists. Click here to download the agenda.

4.   Networking.

This two-day event is expecting 200 delegates, up from last year’s 160,  thus providing ample opportunity to network with peers and business contacts, allowing delegates to discover new and exciting opportunities in this fast expanding market.

5.   Look, Listen, Learn and Engage.

Delegates will leave the conference having been challenged and learned something new. Audience participation is encouraged so delegates can have their questions and issues addressed. Speakers are instructed to ‘not be boring or say something that can be Googled’ – people want opinions.

6.   Investment Opportunities.

Discover and explore investment opportunities and options in various territories on the African Continent (including Mauritius, Seychelles, and Mozambique).

7.   Increase Revenues.

Opportunities for growth on the African continent mean that hoteliers can generate great revenues to benefit themselves and local communities.

8.   Recognition.

The inaugural THINC Africa Awards will honour and recognise the most outstanding hotels, general managers and students in Africa. The awards are open to nominees throughout Africa and the nomination forms are available on THINC Africa. Click here to enter the awards.

And finally, you’ll get to meet me! As an official media parter to THINC Africa 2017, TourismTattler will be covering the event – who knows, you may be mentioned in our media broadcasts.

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