Posted by: APO | 29 June 2015

Africa Hotel Investment Forum Names APO as Official Newswire

Africa Hotel Investment Forum Names APO as Official Newswire

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 29, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ Bench Events (, organiser of several of the world’s most respected events in hotel and restaurant investment, has named APO (African Press Organization) ( as Official Newswire of Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (, the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which takes place 30th September to 1st of October 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Logo Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF):

(Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization)

Photo Matthew Weih:
(Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events)

Logo APO:

Logo Bench Events:

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa, connecting business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into hotel development and other hospitality and tourism-oriented projects across the continent.

Networking is the essence of AHIF, with over 500 attendees from over 45 countries. Advisory board members include top executives from the African Export Import Bank, Azalai Hotels, Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, London & Regional, Marriott, Rezidor, Starwood, Wyndham and other leading companies involved in hotel development.

AHIF, now in its fifth year, expects to attract over 600 participants and more than two dozen sponsors ready to conclude deals in Africa. Last year, it attracted over a hundred journalists.

Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events, said: “In our view, Africa Wire is the outstanding news wire service in Africa and we anticipate that as a consequence of this partnership, AHIF will become even better recognised as the place to meet and do business with the leading players in Africa’s hospitality industry”.

AHIF 2015 press releases will be distributed via Africa Wire® (, the newswire service for press release distribution and monitoring in Africa and beyond.

Used by some of the world’s largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire® has a potential reach of 600 million and guarantees the most extensive outreach in Africa, acting as a channel that allows APO’s clients to target audiences in all parts of the continent and also the world.

APO is NASDAQ GlobeNewswire Authorized Agency for Africa offering unique access to 1.5 Million financial media outlets in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. APO is also CSRwire Authorized Agency for Africa, offering access to a global wire dedicated to corporate social responsibility, health and sustainability communication.

“We are excited about partnering with AHIF this year; it is truly the event of reference for deal makers in the hospitality industry on the African continent”, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO Founder and CEO.

As the official newswire, APO is offering exhibitors a 20 percent discount off news release distribution.

More information about Africa Wire®, the service for newswire press release distribution in Africa, is available at

This is a joint press release by Bench Events and APO (African Press Organization).

APO Contact:

Aïssatou Diallo,, +41 22 534 96 97

AHIF Contact:

For further information and high resolution images, please visit or contact:Bee Friend, Tarsh Consulting, Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 7771 812 523 or David Tarsh, Tarsh Consulting, Email:, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7602 5262, Cel: +44 (0) 7770 816 070.

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About the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

AHIF is the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and their advisers. It is organised by Bench Events (, which is known for producing, alongside Questex Travel + Hospitality and MEED Events, several other top-level hotel conferences around the world including Berlin (IHIF), Dubai (AHIC), Istanbul (CATHIC) and Moscow (RHIC).

Sponsors of AHIF 2015 are: AccorHotels, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, Mangalis Hotel Group and Marriott International as Platinum Sponsors; Africa Export Import Bank, Areen Hospitality Interior Design, Calibra Hospitality Consultancy, Colliers International, DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, France 24,Horwath HTL, Hotel Partners Africa, HTI, HVS, Hyatt,  IDC Industrial Development Corporation, JLL, Kempinski,  Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Onlime Business Communications, Starwood Hotels and Resorts , STR Global, SVA International, The Brand Co, The Great Hospitality and Wyndham Hotel Group as Gold Sponsors.

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