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Best Benchevents podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Benchevents podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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The official podcast of AHIF, which is attended by the highest calibre international hotel investors of any conference in Africa. It is the only annual hotel investment conference that connects business leaders from the international and local markets, driving investment into tourism projects, infrastructure and hotel development across Africa.
 
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In this AHIF podcast, we thought we’d turn the tables and ask the questions to Mary Gostelow, Owner and Editor of the Gostelow report, columnist and Editor of www.girlahead.com. A fascinating discussion on her life and times and how she ended up the sage of the industry, how she approaches her work, and is able to extract such amazing insights.…
 
In this podcast we spoke with Trevor Ward, Managing Director of W Hospitality Group, about recent publishing of the 2020 African Hotel Chain Development Pipeline survey – the 12th annual report. Covid-19 has derailed the market as it has the global hospitality industry but we discussed how Africa was being impacted specifically and what it means fo…
 
In this podcast with Frederic van Lennep, we discussed how technology can be leveraged to build confidence in a post coronavirus world for hotels. We also explored what role technology would play, how a touch-less future can be created, and how this reflects the customer experience. Frederic also published a white paper recently on the importance o…
 
In this podcast, we discussed Marek's journey from Poland to Africa and how his entrepreneurial spirit led him to Nigeria. We discussed his relationship with travel technology and the potential for the African market especially, post Covid-19, his thoughts on the outcomes for the industry and Africa.…
 
L’Afrique sera dans quelques années le centre du monde, affirme le magnat des affaires camerounais Mamoudou Fadil tout en renforçant son point de vue sur le potentiel à long terme de la croissance de l’immobilier hôtelier et du développement du tourisme sur le continent lors de son entretien avec Jean Perrochon. Africa will be on the centre stage o…
 
In this podcast, we speak to Matthew Tripolone the Vice President of Development for InterContinental Hotels Group MEA. We discussed the history of IHG in the region, the pipeline for the brand, the VOCO brand growth and the overall opportunities in the Middle East and African markets.
 
Premier podcast de la série du Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain 2020 avec Alexis Janoray, Chef de développement pour l'Afrique chez le Groupe AccorHotels; le commanditaire principal de cet évènement annuel. Une perspective sur les opportunités d'investissement dans l'immobilier hôtelier en Afrique de l'Ouest et de l'engagement du Groupe …
 
In this podcast, Karl de Lacy Director, International Hotel Services for Best Western Hotel Group talks about how the recent acquisition of WorldHotels brand has added value to their organization. In particular, we look at how this increase in brands enables them to work with more owners from luxury down to mid-scale products.…
 
Rick Taylor, the Founder of Business Tourism Company spoke to us about his organisation as one specialising in destination development, branding and tourism marketing strategies in emerging markets. We focus on some of the work they have done in Rwanda enabling them to embrace the potential of MICE as a way to diversify their tourism products and l…
 
In this podcast, we speak to Cyril Jacob, Managing Director at Ascentis, an engineering and project management organisation. We explore the similarities between the work he’s done in Asia and Africa; what the current challenges are for his organisation in the market and we look forward to his session on Developing Hotel Projects at the Africa Hotel…
 
This podcast with Nicolas looks at the changing role of media in Africa. We discuss the investment into the sector and the impact this is having on local media, discuss the impact this will have and explore the role of media portraying the continent. We also discussed the APO/AHIF partnership and what this will look to achieve – not least bringing …
 
In this podcast, we explore more about the CityBlue Hotels concepts and look at what plans it has as an African brand. Explore the challenges for the brand and the opportunities that come from being a regional player. Finally, we discuss Jameel’s coming session at the African Hotel Investment Forum and look at their needs as a regional brand and th…
 
In this podcast, we talk to Fabio Nava, Vice President of Capital Markets, JLL (Hotels and Hospitality) and Wayne Godwin, Head of Hotel Advisory in Sub-Saharan Africa from JLL who, as part of their survey into the current investment sentiments, are producing an independent report on the current state of debt financing and hotel lending across Afric…
 
In this Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) podcast, we speak to the Founder of Stuart & Partners, James Stuart about his work in the African hospitality market. Working closely with local independent hoteliers and helping them develop their own brand we explore why the African market is so important for him, the comparisons to this continent to h…
 
This Africa Hotel Investment Forum podcast speaks to Trevor Ward, Owner and Managing Director of W Hospitality Group about the recent publication of the 2019 Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa. I asked Trevor about the findings of the report – what it tells us about branded development across Africa – which countries are leading and what i…
 
In this podcast, we talk to Panos Loupasis the Vice President of Development for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. Panos covers Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia for development so we explore how the brand looks to develop geographically. The podcast also explores the plans for the company and what products work for these markets. Finally, at the AHIC …
 
In the first podcast of AHIF 2019, we speak to Daniel Silke, Director of Political Futures Consultancy, before he presents his keynote session at the AHIF Regional Briefing in Cape Town on April 24th. Daniel has been a keynote speaker of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum previously and will present on the Headwinds and Tailwinds of the African econ…
 
In this podcast, Thomas Emanuel, Director of Business Development at STR, gives a quick update on the African market. He presents some of the recent findings shared at the AHIF event in Kenya and then, with the recent launch of the FIHA – Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain, digs deeper into some of the Francophone markets and why they are …
 
In this podcast, we speak to our new sponsors Solarus Sunpower’s Managing Director for Sub Saharan Africa, René Laks. Solarus Sunpower are supporting the AHIF debate on Efficient Building Investment and we asked René what, to date, have been the successes in the hospitality sector and the goals for the business. During the SPACE Seminar, we shall b…
 
Daniel Silke, Director of Political Futures Consultancy and AHIF’s Keynote speaker this year is always special to listen to and, in this podcast, we explore how the current world economic situation is influencing Africa. This podcast explores how Africa is responding to the current trade wars globally through to the effects of Chinese economic slow…
 
Amos Wekesa, Founder and CEO of Great Lakes Safaris spoke to us about his business and the goals for it. As a true entrepreneur of the tourism industry what he felt the potential is for the leisure market in Africa and how he, as an influencer, can now do to promote further investment into the sector and to support Uganda’s recovery as a destinatio…
 
In this podcast, we talked to Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality about his journey to setting up his 3-year-old business and why he has concentrated his efforts into the African market. We also asked Bani to talk us through all the different types of management models open to owners and to explain why the 3rd party oper…
 
Nick Van Marken, former global head of hospitality for Deloitte, is one of the hotel investment industries most well-known faces. He is currently doing independent work across Africa and, in this podcast, we asked him about what has been keeping him busy since retiring and what is driving his interest in Africa. Nick is moderating a session on Grow…
 
David Harper, Head of Property Services at Hotel Partners Africa shares his take on the African market and the Ethiopian business potential. Hotel Partners Africa operates in 50 African countries and 175 countries globally. In this podcast, David also talks about his trip to Antarctica for his 50th birthday! Don't forget to subscribe to receive mor…
 
In this podcast, Wayne Godwin, Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL discusses the impact of market fundamentals in Africa on different categories of investors and their sentiments. He also explains the future of the hotel industry in South Africa for next 3 years based on predictions by economists and recent political…
 
In this podcast, Kamil Abdul-Karim, MD of Pam Golding Hospitality, discusses the impact that the recent political changes in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa have had on hotel demand. As a key advisory firm for the South Africa region Kamil has noted that almost immediately there has been a positive change and he's had to rework predictions imme…
 
Managing Director at W Hospitality, Trevor Ward, speaks with Bench Events UK MD Matthew Weihs giving an overview of the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa Report which is in it's 9th year. Speaking on the importance of the report, Mr Ward touches on the benefit for investors as well as how the report takes into account future events that m…
 
Managing Director at W Hospitality, Trevor Ward, speaks with Bench Events UK MD Matthew Weihs giving an overview of the Hotel Chain Development Pipelines in Africa Report which is in it's 9th year. Speaking on the importance of the report, Mr Ward touches on the benefit for investors as well as how the report takes into account future events that m…
 
In this podcast Bench Events Managing Director, Matthew Weihs talks to Saleh Said, Director of Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited. Discussing what is likely to be one of the biggest deals done in East Africa, they talk about the strategy behind and challenges faced the by development of the Zanzibar Amber Resort. This podcast is part of an official serie…
 
In this podcast Bench Events Managing Director, Matthew Weihs talks to Elie Younes, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Rezidor Hotel Group. Weeks before the Rezidor Hotel Group hosts the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Kigali they speak about the Africa as an investment destination, the consumption and control of energy …
 
Jon Howell, Aviation Specialist at Bench events, recently met with Manish Shrivastava, Co-founder, Travel Commerce Solutions. Manish is a trainer for IATA and has over 15 years of travel industry experience. Travel Commerce Solutions are developing e-commerce solutions for the travel industry. They aim to assist airlines to achieve product differen…
 
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development EMEA has a quick chat with Bench Events Managing Director Matthew Weihs ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2016. This podcast is part of an official series supporting the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). To attend, please visit www.africa-conference.com.…
 
In this podcast Bench Events Managing Director, Matthew Weihs talks to Mark Martinovic, CEO at Hotel Spec, about the first ever cost benchmarking guide report for Africa. This podcast is part of an official series supporting the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). To attend, please visit www.africa-conference.com.…
 
In this podcast Bench Events Managing Director, Matthew Weihs talks to Mark Dunford, Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa at JLL, about the upcoming Hotel Market Outlook reports published on the Bench Events website. This podcast is part of an official series supporting the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). To attend, please visit www.africa-co…
 
During a recent trip to Cairo, Egypt, Jon Howell, Aviation development manager, gets some time with Ahmed Aly, CEO of Nile Air. Amongst other items discussed are fleet expansion plans, the opportunity that the African continent offers and the challenging market conditions that exist in the region. Jon can be reached viajon.howell@benchevents.com…
 
Managing Director at W Hospitality, Trevor Ward, speaks withBench Events UK MD Matthew Weihs on the eve before the release ofthe 8th hotel chain development pipeline report. Speaking on the findings within the report, Mr Ward goes on togive his views on the brands contributing to the report and Africanbrands to watch.The pair go on to discuss Niger…
 
Bench Events Event Coordinator, Joelle Mottier, talks with theExecutive Director at the Tourism Development Corporation OfBoavista and Majo, Rui Santos, discussing foreign investment andthe challenges faced by Cape Verde. Beginning with an overview of Cape Verde, the pair go on to talkabout branded hotels and how Chinese investment of 250 milliondo…
 
Lamine Sebogo is Head of the Elephant Conservation program forthe WWF. Sitting down with Bench Events CEO, Jonathan Worsley, atthe Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2015 in Addis Ababa, thepair discuss the real facts about the elephant poaching crisis.Covering the poverty, global demand and money that is fuelling thetrade, Mr Sebogo talks about …
 
Hear more about the increased activity from Middle Eastern carriers and some successes from local carriers such as Ethiopian Airways, using Addis Ababa as a hub. The growth of African middle class consumers has also given birth to low cost carriers such as FastJet as well as three other players in the region. Jon can be reached via jon.howell@bench…
 
The focus moves quickly to the fast vs slow rise of low cost carriers in Africa and some of the institutional challenges that may be holding the low cost opportunity back. What do African national carriers need to do with their routes, landing fees, fuel costs, etc to help build out a similar market to Europe, the US and Asia? Hear Mario’s thoughts…
 
Bench Events UK MD Matthew Weihs talks to Jonathan Hubbard about how Africa may be the “next big story” as the world economy moves away from a period of difficulty. The demographic and economic story continues to evolve in Africa and Jonathan talks about how that will attract brands and financial support as supply increases in Africa. The conversat…
 
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