THINC Africa Launches Busi­ness Meet­ings

THINC Africa 30-31 Aug 2017 Cape Town

Tourism Tattler - - EDITORIAL - By Des Langk­ilde. In­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties Recog­ni­tion Net­work­ing For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.thin­cafrica. hvs­con­fer­

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 on page 28) – 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. 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.

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.

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