Africa is a continent with major untapped potential. Now, favourable demographics and economic growth are attracting new foreign investments and this presents many opportunities for hotel developers and operators.


Consequently, numerous hotel chains have announced ambitious expansion plans for the coming years and every month new developments and projects are published. The past five years, the Sub-Saharan region saw a growth of over 84% in the number of hotel deals signed and at the beginning of 2014, over 40, 000 rooms were in the development pipeline. Especially West Africa is booming with Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal in the Top 10 of growth markets for the hospitality sector.


Noppen`s Africa Hotel Expansion Summit will gather Developers, Investors, Regulators, Construction Companies, Architects, Solution Providers, Financial Institutes and Associations in a focused two-day program designed to enhance business. Panel discussions and presentations will elaborate on future investment strategies and funding, operations efficiency and updated technologies required for guaranteeing customer satisfaction and success.


Major Issues to be addressed at the 2015 event

  1. ?African Hotel Industry Overview
    ?Projected Hotel Occupancy And Demand
    ?Investment And Funding of hotels : Where To Invest And Why?
    ?Future Trends In Hotel Industry In Africa
    ?Importance Of MICE For Hotel Developments
    ?Effective Corporate Governance For Hotels
    ?Global Trends In Planning And Designing Hotels
    ?Ongoing Hotel Expansion Projects
    ?Role Of Airlines In African Hotel And Tourism Development
    ?Importance Of Interregional Travel
    ?Legislation And Corporation Tax Rates For The Hotel Sector
    ?Ensuring The Availability Of Trained Personnel
    ?Customer Satisfaction & Staff Liability
    ?Lack Of Supply: Sourcing Quality Material For Hotels In Africa
    ?Newest Technology: What Are The Costs? Is Africa Ready?
    ?Localising International Brand Projects

The summit is great and it should be repeated.
Royal Richester Hotel


It was very useful and a chance to make some deals.
Laryea, Laryea & Company


A well-organized conference with very good content and participants.
Hotel Partners Africa

 Well organized time keeping, good choice of speakers, covered almost all areas.
Fiesta Royale Hotel


I think it’s good to keep the industry players aware of growing concerns and expectations.
I enjoyed myself immensely. I think we need more of this: the dissemination of information and ideas.
Larry Assare & Associates


 A good event. Would love to attend again.
Spatial Dimension


The summit was very educative and useful.
The conference was a success and became an eye opener, in strategic planning in the hospitality industry.
M Plaza Hotel


I am very glad to be part of this summit because it has naturaly opened my mind for my future investment. The event was a success.
Travel Express Hotel


Interactive and thought provoking speakers.
Ramada Resort


Excellent. Friendly. Professional. Very helpful!


Very well arranged and time conscious!
Golden Tulip Accra


Informative and a good platform for networking.
Qualms Group


Well organized, good speakers and attendees.


It was excellent & good presentations.
Mabani Holdings


Very informative & educative.
Highgate Hotel


A well organized and equally well attended informative event.
Laurus Development Partners


The networking it provided is worth crediting for.


Good and an eye opener to me of the technological developments going on.


It was a very documented, lively conference with high level of expertise and in a dynamic city and country for hotel development.


Event giving good overview of the market and the future.

You Will Experience    


Dennis A. Bridgeforth 
Group Marketing Manager
T:+8621 6085 1000
F:+8621 6192 1908


Alan Shen
Marketing Manager
T: +8621 6085 1001
F: +8621 6192 1908
E: alans@noppen.com.cn