Testimonials

Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

"Excellent and professional event with many key players in attendance."
Simon Hopkins, East India Capital Management

"Ability to grasp all major aspects in relation to developing, investing, financing, operating, and managing a leisure property in Asia, in 2 days."
Ruwani Munasinha, China Harbour Engineering Company Limited

"The conference presented a detailed analysis of the hosting countries strengths, addressed solutions to weaknesses and enabled me to explore opportunities . Great industry network sessions."
Manik Suriyaaratchi, Omega Global Pty Ltd

"Excellent conference which allows one to meet other potential investors and source market information."
Pradeepto Kumar Biswas, East India Capital Management Pte Ltd

"Excellent market information, future eyes into the tourism industry and networking opportunities."
Mario Stubbs, Expedia Inc.

The Summit

"The one essential annual gathering for the hospitality industry." 
Shaun Hinds, Managing Director, Bridgestreet Global Hospitality

"The Summit challenges all in the Hospitality sector to focus on the issues of the day for all stakeholders, to ensure that UK Hospitality plc can compete in a global context and deliver sustainable growth for investors, operators, suppliers and employees "
Jon Hubbard, Head of Investor Services EMEA, Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

"Excellent opportunity to update, inform and network with key sector partners. Inspired greater confidence in the future of the industry." 
Brandon Crimes, Senior Lecturer Tourism Development, University of Hertfordshire 

“Hospitality is one of this country’s biggest and fastest growing industries and a tremendous asset to UK plc.  The BHA plays an important role in getting the voice of hospitality heard, showcasing and supporting the great work that we do to provide jobs, skills and careers for millions.” 
Patrick Dempsey OBE, Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants

“We have to work together to get things done in our industry; and the BHA is helping us achieve that.  We’ve seen meaningful reform on visas last year and of course we want to see more… We can only achieve that through collective action and coming together with one voice.”
Stephen McCall, Chief Operating Officer UK&I and Head of Europe Operations Performance and Support, InterContinental Hotels Group

Global Restaurant Investment Forum

“Excellently planned and executed, covering important and essential topics required by the international restaurant community.”
Nandkumar Awatramani, Founding Partner, Nara Hospitality Business Consultants

“Great event, well-spaced out, relevant topics, interesting people, a must for the industry.”
Julide Ozbilge Nuss, Manager F&B Asset Management, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

“Informative event where you can interact and understand the players in the industry, a unique forum for all that service the Restaurant industry.”
Tariq Sanad, Managing Director, Lime&Tonic

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

"This was my 8th year at the conference and it just keeps getting better and better."
Charles Bott, Director Business Development, PKF The Consulting House

"Thank you for the invite for this important event, the type of presentations carried out were interesting, informative and beneficial for the hospitality growth in the middle east especially in Saudi Arabia. the quality of attendees was indeed well selected and of high profile and I recommend for such meetings to be continued in the future."
Cherif Hosny, Senior Vice President Development, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Jumeriah Group

"Best investment conference in Middle East"  Mohammed Aseel, MMPRC

"Great eye opener to the future of hospitality in the region and beyond"  Antony Lawrence, Latitude Agency

"Well organized and informative"  Fayad Mohamed Khatib, Alfardan Group Holding LLC

"Great program, great forum and audience, good connections, money well spent!"  Josef Kufer, Hashoo Group

"Profesional set-up, valuable sessions, and a great networking base"  Shady Hassan, Meraas Holding

"Best networking Event of Hospitality movers and shakers"  Nabil Nazer, Ghassan Al Sulaiman Group

"Great gathering of Hotel industry"  Saad Alqahtani, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

"Great event...looking forward for 2016 edition"  Rohit Garg, Habtoor Hotels

"Very Informative and Beneficial"  Badr Albadr, Dur Hospitality

"Very educational and worthwhile"  Stephen Greyling, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Africa Hotel Investment Forum

"Many thanks for holding a very impressive and well organised event again!" 
Tim Harlech-Jones, Development Manager, extrabold

"Thank you for a wonderful event. I was extremely hesitant in coming as this was my first event, but I am glad I was able to attend. It was the best well organised and productive conference I have ever been to and you will be seeing me as an attendee on a regular basis."
Edmund Asamoah, Director of Operations & Project Development, MyGetawayGroup

"I believe AHIF was an “Immense success”. The event was both enjoyable and informative at the same time and no doubt an eye opener to African Community at large. One motto that has been ingrained in me is “fully support what you truly believe in.”
Sanjay Tanna, Senior Director – Commercial and Investments, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

“I wanted to write and tell you that this was probably one of the best and most productive conferences I have attended recently.  It was the right size and the calibre of the attendees was great.  We had 4 people from my team there and I wish I had more because every one of us was fully engaged during the whole conference.  Well done on pulling it off despite the sad events.  Me and my team are very glad we came.”
Neil George, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

"For us it was the best conference ever - lots of exposure and a good deal of fun of course! Time will tell if the seeds we planted will develop - but I am very confident. It is all organised excellently and went swimmingly.... Well done to you all."
Gordon Pickering, Senior Partner, G1 Architecture