Our Events

Our carefully crafted events bring together industry leaders, disruptors, and curious minds who share a vision of a better future. Through digital and in-person gatherings, we ignite genuine human interactions and foster relationships that inspire new ideas, fruitful conversations and deal-making. Our attendees leave feeling empowered to build new connections and apply industry expert insights to enhance their strategies. With like-minded individuals and industry disruptors in one place, our events provide an unforgettable experience that drives meaningful change.

IDEEA focuses on the hospitality investment landscape in the Central-Eastern Europe. It consists of discussions that revolve around opportunities, trends, and developments in the CEE Region. Prominent hospitality and investment stakeholders share their insights and experiences, aiming to shape the region's future. The event provides a valuable platform for networking and collaboration in the hospitality industry within the Central European context.

The Future Hospitality Summit is a leading global event in the hospitality industry that focuses on shaping the future of travel and tourism. It brings together industry leaders, innovators, and experts to discuss emerging technologies, sustainability, changing consumer expectations, and strategies for addressing challenges. The summit offers networking opportunities to foster collaboration and drive innovation within the sector.

With a focus on addressing the ever-evolving demands of the travel landscape, the summit serves as a catalyst for transformation and growth in the industry. By connecting like-minded professionals and fostering collaboration, the event plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for the global hospitality sector.

The African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) is an annual gathering of influential players and stakeholders in Africa's hospitality and tourism industry. This exclusive event fosters valuable connections and knowledge-sharing among investors, hotel owners, developers, government officials, and other key professionals.

AHIF serves as a dynamic platform for in-depth discussions on hotel investment opportunities, emerging trends, and challenges specific to the African market. Attendees actively engage in deal-making activities, project showcases, and exploration of collaboration prospects. By promoting sustainable growth and fostering partnerships, AHIF significantly contributes to the advancement of Africa's travel and hospitality sectors.

AviaDev brings together stakeholders from the aviation industry in Africa and around the world. The conference provides a unique platform for airports, airlines, and tourism authorities to collaborate on developing air services in the region.

The event features a dynamic format with morning conferences, one-to-one meeting sessions in the afternoon, and enjoyable networking receptions with wine tasting and music in the evening. AviaDev's focus on relationship-building is complemented by a year-round ecosystem of content to support industry growth and development.

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) is a premier annual restaurant investment event, comprising essential insights, delectable culinary tours, and valuable networking receptions. GRIF provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to connect, discuss investment opportunities, and explore the latest trends in the restaurant sector. The event's comprehensive program ensures an unforgettable experience for all participants, making it a must-attend occasion for those involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

They have spoken at our events

Madam Peninah Malonza

Cabinet Secretary (CS)
Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage


Gloria Guevara Manzo

Chief Special Advisor
Ministry of Tourism - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Edouard Ngirente

Prime Minister


Zurab Pololikashvili

Secretary General


H.E. Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar

Founder & Managing Director of Emaar Properties
Founder & Director of Noon.com; Chairman of Eagle Hills; Chairman of Americana Group


H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Founding Patron


H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

Supreme Council Member


HH Prince Bandar Bin Saud Bin Khalid Al Saud

Secretary General
King Faisal Foundation (KFF)


Mahmoud Abdulhadi

Deputy Minister, Investment Attraction
Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia


Abdullah AlAbdouli

Chief Executive Officer


Helal Saeed Almarri

Director General
Department of Economy and Tourism - Dubai


Sébastien Bazin

Group Chairman & CEO


Puneet Chhatwal

Managing Director & CEO
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)


Qusai Al-Fakhri

Chief Executive Officer
Tourism Development Fund


Andrew Gilmour

Principal Economist
The Economist Group


Guy Hutchinson

President & CEO


Jerry Inzerillo

Group CEO
Diriyah Gate Company Ltd.


Majid Mangalji

Founder and President
Westmont Hospitality Group


Christopher J. Nassetta

President & CEO


Stephen Sackur



José Silva

Jumeirah Group Hotels & Resorts


Federico J. González

Chief Executive Officer
Radisson Hotel Group


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