THE ROAD TO IHIF - 500 miles in 5 days

1st-5th March, 2016

Industry executives from the hospitality industry are cycling 500 miles in 5 days leaving Amsterdam on 1st March 2016 and arriving into Berlin on 5th March prior to the opening of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF).  The Road to IHIF is sponsored by Colliers International and the 11 cyclists will be raising money for Future Talent and the Anne Frank Trust.  This is a huge challenge requiring stamina and great physical fitness and cycling through snow, ice and rain. The cyclists participating in this inaugural event include:

Badr Al Badr, Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

Yousef Aleid, Vice President Investment & Development, Dur Hospitality

Anton Bawab, Regional President, Viceroy Hotel Group

John Wagner, Partner, Cycas Hospitality

Michael Bibring, Owner, Nichael Bibring Associates

Dirk Bakker, Managing Director, Colliers International

Jonathan Worsley, Chairman, Bench Events

Rene van Schie, Head of Hotel Development, Amsterdam

David Harper, Partner, Hotel Partners Africa & Director, Leisure Property Services

Andrew Fernandes, Regional Marketing Specialist EMEA, Wyndham Hotel Group

Ms Marei Markmann, Regional Marketing Manager Central & Eastern Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group



The cyclists are raising money for two great causes: Please show your support for THE ROAD TO IHIF and donate to these two great charities at 

Future Talent is a very special charity that gives financial support and , mentoring to young musicians aged between 5 and 18 who are clearly demonstrating outstanding musical ability or potential, but for whatever reason do not have the financial means to reach their goal.  Many youngsters who have benefitted from Future Talent ultimately embark upon a career in music.  Without the support of Future Talent, many young musicians would be lost. “Someone taking the time to listen to me and having faith in me, helping me to progress with what I love to do and want to spend my life doing - that’s life changing.  ” - Young Musician.  Every pound donated to The Road to IHIF for Future Talent has the potential to be doubled using match funding.  

Founded in 1990, the Anne Frank Trust uses Anne's life and inspirational message as an anchor to educate people about damage caused by all forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Trust enters the lives of young people across the country when they are likely to be at their most vulnerable and impressionable and imbues in them the importance of positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others.  This is achieved through educational projects in schools, prisons and communities across the UK.

Please show your support for THE ROAD TO IHIF and donate to these two great charities at