THINC Africa Launches Business Meetings

Delegates registered to attend the Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC) Africa event this year, can now schedule appointments to meet with speakers and fellow delegates to discuss business deals. The conference is taking place at the FNB Portside Building in Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront precinct.

Business meetings and deal making

Adding to THINC Africa’s reputation as being THE event to attend in this part of the globe, the addition of a Matchmaking and Meeting Service for registered delegates to conduct business deals during the event is a first for the conference industry in Africa.

This year’s 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.

Pitch & Match

By partnering with Pitch and Match – a business matchmaking application for live and online events (read more here) – THINC Africa enables registered delegates to conduct business deals during the event. To ensure that the time that delegates invest is worthwhile, registrants can profile, match, interact, and pre-schedule meetings.

One-on-one meetings with speakers and delegates can be arranged at a location and time to fit between slots in the conference programme and manage these in one simple user-friendly environment. Email alerts for meeting requests can also be received.

New delegates will receive their login access details for Pitch and Match within 1 working day of registering for THINC Africa 2017.

Meet top hoteliers and investors

Now you can schedule meetings and conduct business deals with top hotelier and hospitality experts, including developers and both debt and equity funders, such as Stephen Claassen (Provincial Head, FNB), Adrian Gardiner (Chairman, Mantis Collection); Tim Smith (Managing Director, HVS Cape Town), Sisa Ngebulana (CEO of Rebosis and Billion Group), Mike Collini (VP Development SSA, Hilton Group), Roeland Vos (CEO, Belmond), Dimitris Manikis (VP Business Development, RCI), and a lot more. Click here for a list.

Investment opportunities

During the conference sessions, you can discover investment opportunities and options in various territories on the African Continent (including Mauritius, Seychelles and Mozambique) and meet the people who can facilitate these deals.


The inaugural THINC Africa Awards are open to nominees throughout Africa to honour hotels, general managers and students. Click here to nominate or enter the awards.


In addition to pre-scheduled meetings, a cocktail party at Cape Town’s iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel provides an opportunity to network with delegates and speakers.

“THINC Africa provides a perfect platform to engage with hotel brands, investors, and management companies, real estate developers, bankers, and fund representatives as well as public and private hotel, tourism and convention agencies,” says Tim Smith, Managing Director of HVS Cape Town.

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