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IHTEF Africa 2019

The Organisers of International Hospitality, Tourism and Eco-Sustainability Forum(IHTEF) has announced the date for this epoch hotel and tourism forum.

IHTEF AFRICA HOLDS IN ABUJA NIGERIA AT HAWTHORN SUITES BY WYNDHAM APRIL 16-17, 2019

According to the Executive Director of IHTEF and CEO, Sustainable Eco6tem, Chibuikem Diala, "IHTEF is now in its 4th Edition

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10

Workshops

15

Speakers

13

Sponsors

50

Hotels

Revolving Tourism

Visionary Speakers

Trevor Ward

W Hospitality Group



Adedayo Adesugba
FIH FNHCI, FITP

Honorary Chairman, Inst. Of Hospitality, Nig. Branch

Chibuikem Diala

Founder, Sustainable Eco6tem



Rosana Forsuelo

Provost Wavecrest College of Hospitality, Lagos


Alhaji Rabo Saleh

FTAN President


Dr Wasiu Babalola

SVP/CEO for Africa, Continent Hotels Worldwide, Turkey

Dewald Kruger

General Manager the Envoy Hotel, Abuja

Mr Cyril Mokwe

Assistant F&B Manager Transcorp Hilton Hotel

Aisha Abubakar, Achonu

Co-Founder, VHOOLINK Platform

Gabriel Ochonogor

Director/Co-founder Rehoboth Recruiters

Excel Opuaru

xcellenciO Hospitality (Nomadic Hotelliers)

Justina Ovat

Principal Consultant, Calabar Hospitality House

Joesef Karim

Principal Partner of Destination Marketing Extra Ltd

Sunday Olugbenga MTI

Lead Consultant, Tojum Hospitality

Don Ebubeogu

MD, Tiger Foods Limited


Dr Victor Fodeke

Founder, African Environmental Action Network

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Event Programme

Tuesday, 16th April

7:00 - 9:00AM

OPENING CEREMONIES

Arrival of Special Guests
Arrival of other Delegates and Keynote Speakers
Welcome Address by Chibuikem Diala, Executive Director, IHTEF
Goodwill Messages by NTDC, NIHOTOUR
Goodwill Message by Hotel Owners Association, Abuja (HOFA)
Goodwill Message by Institute of Hospitality, UK (Nigeria Branch)
Brief Speech by the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed/Or Representative

10:00AM

Trevor Ward

“The Nigerian Hotel Industry - Growth, Innovation and People Power”

11:10AM

PANEL 1

HIGH LEVEL PANEL 1- The Hotel of the Future (“Beyond 2020: Hospitality Innovation, Service & Growth)

Mr Adedayo Adesugba- Honorary Chair, Institute of Hospitality, UK, Nigeria International Branch
Prince Adetokumbo Kayode, CON, Former Minister of Tourism & National Orientation
Trevor Ward , CEO, W Hospitality Group
Mrs Ray-Omo, Director, Marketing and Promotions, NTDC
Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, President- Institute of Tourism Professionals

12:00PM

Break

NETWORKING TEA BREAK

12:30PM

PANEL 2

HIGH LEVEL PANEL 2- LOCAL CONTENT ARCADE - “Local Content Versus Quality ”

The challenge confronting the in dustry is not just ‘Local Content’ but the quality of ‘Local Content’ This is a high-powered plenary that will xray the challeng es confronting the local content (Management, Facilit ies, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE), F&B ) development in Nigeria. This special session will feat ure local and i nternational experts to discuss ways o f equipping and improving and sustaining the local content (infrastru cture and human capital) to international best practices.
Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, Provost, Business Entrepreneurship Skills & Technology Centre, Abuja
Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, Director General, National Council of Arts & Culture
Mr Don Ebubeogu, MD, Tiger Foods Ltd.
Chief Abiodun Odusanwo, President- Institute of Tourism Professionals

1:30PM

INTERACTIVE VIDEO SESSION

2:00PM

PANEL 3

HOTEL AGREEMENTS THAT WORK: FRESH OPTIONS FOR AFRICA

As Africa becomes the next hospitality capital, how do we make different agreement models work for th e owner. Which i s right for the Africa environment and which has the greatest growth potential – management contract, franchising, or lease agreement?
Dr. Wasiu Babalola, SVP/CEO for Africa, Continent Hotel Worldwide, Turkey
Trevor Ward , MD, W Hospitality
Mr Faruk Aliyu, MD Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Abu ja ***
Dewald Krugger, GM, Envoy Hotel Abuja
Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA)

3:00PM

PANEL 4

F&B ARCADE

This session will deal with F&B Innovation, service, emerging developments in the sector, as well as F&B and Restaurant designs.
Dewald Krugger, GM, Envoy Hotel Abuja
Mr Adedayo Adesugba-Institute of Hospitality, UK, Nigeria International Branch
Cyril Mokwe, Assistant F&B Manager, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja
Mrs.Tana Forsuelo Proprietor, Wavecrest Hospitality Institute, Lagos
Uche Ogbonna, Regional Manager, High End, International Breweries Limited

4:00PM

RECAP/CLOSING DAY 1

Wednesday, 17th April

09:00AM

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS /OPENING FORMALITIES

9:10AM

RECAP OF DAY 1

10:00AM

PANEL 5

BEYOND 2020: BUILDING HOTEL HUMAN CAPITAL , STANDARDS AND REGULATION WITH EXCELLENCE

What’s happening to the workforce in Africa? Is the industry ready for the future hotels? Are we building fresh champions to take over from the current legends in the hospitality and tourism industry? Is there a future for hotel workers? What is the way forward with staffing , training, certifications, workforce development and welfare? How far can the NSQF go in the pursuit of hospitality excellence?
Mr Gabriel Ochonogor, Rehoboth Recruiters
Mrs.Ta na Foruel o Proprietor, Wavecrest Hospitality Institute, Lagos
Trevor Ward, MD, W Hospitality
DG, NIHOTOU R Abuja
Justi na Ovat, Lead Consultant, Calabar Hospitality House

11:00AM

PANEL 6

DOMESTIC TOURS: HOTELIERS VERSUS TOUR OPERATORS (BUILDING SYNERGY )

Is domestic tour operations an asset to hotel development in Nigeria? Why do tour operators prefer to organiz e international tours in place of l ocal tour? What are the challenges? What is the role of hotels in building domestic tourism? Does Government have an y role to play? The battle line will be between hotel managers and tour operators.
SPEAKERS:
Alhaji Rabo Saleh, FTAN President
Joesef Karim, Nigeria Travel Digest
(Destination Marketing-Extra)
Hon. (Mrs) Sally Mbanefo, Commissioner, Anambara State Ministry of Indigenous
Artworks, Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism
Mr Adedayo Adesugba-Institute of Hospitality, UK, Nigeria International Branch
HOFA Representative
Sophia Khan - Travel Appeal Magazine

11:45AM

TEA BREAK

12:00PM

PANEL 7

“TECH UPSIDE: BIG DATA, DIGITAL MARKETING AND INNOVATION”

Olugbenga Sunday, CEO, Tojum Hospitality Group
Dewald Krugger, GM, Envoy Hotel Abuja
Mrs Aisha Abubakar Achonu, Co-Founder, VHOOLINK Platform
Mr Excel Opuaru, CEO, Xcellencio Hospitality, Lagos
Onofiok O. Ekong, MD, Pride Mark Hotel, Abuja

12:50PM

PANEL 8

MEASURING THE SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM IN AFRICA WITH SDGs IN MIND

Dr Victor Fodeke, Former Head of Climate Change Unit, FEMENV
Chibuikem Diala, Executive Director, IHTEF
Dr Wasiu Babalola, SVP for Africa, Continent Hotels Worldwide
Nkeiru Nnaemego, Founder, Fresh and Young Br ain Initiative.
HOFA Repr esentative

1:50PM

RECAP/ QUESTIONS

2:00PM

BED MAKING COMPETITION/ CLOSING

7:00PM

HOTEL INDUSTRY EXC ELLENCE NITE

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Venue Details

This year's ihtef is happening at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndaham Abuja. One of Nigeria's iconic and beautiful hotel. You will join over 300 attendies in one of the best Conference venue in Nigeria.

 

Address:

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndaham Abuja

 

Email:

info@ihtef.org

 

Phone:

+234(80) 308 422 07

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