Tourism Trade to Con­verge at The Ho­tel Show Africa 2017

Africa’s big­gest food and hos­pi­tal­ity plat­form is set to cap­i­talise on the boom­ing ho­tel and tourism sec­tor with buy­ers from across the con­ti­nent and sup­pli­ers from around the world at­tend­ing the event.

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Lead­ing hos­pi­tal­ity sup­pli­ers from around the world will be in Jo­han­nes­burg for the inaugural The Ho­tel Show Africa, which will take place from June 25 to 27.

The Ho­tel Show Africa 2017 will be co-lo­cated with the con­ti­nent’s long-es­tab­lished food and bev­er­age show Africa’s Big 7, mak­ing this the big­gest food and hos­pi­tal­ity plat­form ever, both part of Re­tail & Hos­pi­tal­ity Week at The Gallagher Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

“The Ho­tel Show Africa brings a new fo­cus to the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try,” says Tshifhiwa Tshiv­hengwa, CEO of the Fed­er­ated Hos­pi­tal­ity As­so­ci­a­tion of Southern Africa (FEDHASA), which is a strate­gic part­ner for The Ho­tel Show.

The new event is adapted for the African mar­ket and based on in­ter­na­tional or­gan­iser dmg events MEA’s highly suc­cess­ful The Ho­tel Show Dubai.

Tshiv­hengwa said: “A fo­rum such as this brings a wealth of op­por­tu­nity for own­ers, man­agers and sup­pli­ers in terms of con­nect­ing with each other, meet­ing new con­tacts, gen­er­at­ing busi­ness but also for gain­ing es­sen­tial in­sight and knowl­edge share, and FEDHASA is pleased to be a part of it.”

The hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor is a key growth tar­get for gov­ern­ments across sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa and the con­ti­nent has al­most 30,000 new rooms un­der con­struc­tion at 159 ho­tels this year.

Top na­tional and in­ter­na­tional sup­pli­ers have signed up to show­case hos­pi­tal­ity prod­ucts for restau­rants, cafes, bars and ho­tels, right through to food & bev­er­age ser­vice out­lets. These in­clude:

• Build and se­cu­rity, three of the world lead­ers: Ac­cess Con­trol Tech­nolo­gies, Dor­mak­aba and Assa Abloy.

• In the bed­room, top US mat­tress sup­plier Re­stonic will be at the show along­side Bel­go­tex, which is Africa’s lead­ing floor­ing com­pany, es­tab­lished on four con­ti­nents. • Blind Rage, prom­ises the big­gest se­lec­tion of win­dow dress­ings in the coun­try, while lead­ing fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­turer Cal­gan Re­clin­ers will also be at the show. • Ori­gin Fit­ness brings the world’s top gym equip­ment.

The Vi­sion Con­fer­ence runs for the full three days of the show with a strong line up of key in­dus­try speak­ers.

Chris­tine David­son, Vice Pres­i­dent of or­gan­iser dmg events says: “We are very ex­cited to bring a glob­ally recog­nised brand to the Africa hos­pi­tal­ity mar­ket and have been work­ing closely with the in­dus­try to en­sure the show meets the needs of all hos­pi­tal­ity pro­fes­sion­als. Most im­por­tantly this event fo­cusses on how to im­prove guest ex­pe­ri­ences, en­able closer cus­tomer en­gage­ment and in­crease book­ings and rev­enue.

“So whether you own, run or op­er­ate a small, medium or large ho­tel, restau­rant, café etc, you will come away from the event with tan­gi­ble ideas, ex­pert ad­vice and in­spi­ra­tion that will ul­ti­mately help you grow your busi­ness.”

The Ho­tel Show 2017 is part of Re­tail & Hos­pi­tal­ity Week 2017 at The Gallagher Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Jo­han­nes­burg, South Africa, from June 25 to 27.

Tshifhiwa Tshiv­hengwa, FEDHASA CEO.

Chris­tine David­son, Vice Pres­i­dent, dmg events.

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