Testimonials

Global Restaurant Investment Forum

"The quality of peers I met at GRIF I think are of a very high standard. There are CEOs, experienced international players but it also has some younger entrepreneurs so it’s a nice mix!”
Robin Rowland, Founder, YO! Sushi

"Every year GRIF delivers new contacts for our work and helps me promote my business and connect with new players in the hospitality sector”
Babette Marzheuser-Wood, Partner, Dentons

"GRIF is a world class restaurant forum that brings top class industry stalwarts to speak, share and debate on today’s topics that matter thus creating and adding value to its delegates and their businesses. Networking is the cherry on the top."
Ravi Chandran – Managing Director, Marka PJSC

"Excellent. Great event, Great speakers, very Informative discussions and great networking with Global industry leaders. Definitely one of the better F&B conferences in the region if not, ‘the benchmark’."
Nicholas Couvaras – Managing Director, Kroma

"It was a great three days of networking, meeting industry leaders and gaining important insights on the international hospitality trends."
Akhilesh Bahl – Founder & CEO, Malt & Salt Hospitality

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

"Exceptional AHIC ‘18 in RAK. The bar has been set for 2019....onwards and upwards! Great networking and meeting opportunities, set in comfortable and professional environment conducive to generating new deals, opportunities and possibilities."
Edward Harvey, Strategy & Development Director, Tricon

"In the last 14 years, AHIC has developed and improved tremendously. The quality of the speakers, the quality of the content, of the discussions has been really tremendous."
Jalil Mekouar, CEO - Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim - Properties

"An excellent professionally hosted event uniting like minded professionals, entrepreneurs, owners, principal, operators and investors discussing the industry challenges, opportunities and paving the way forward."
Naim Maadad, Founding Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality

"Excellent, should be able to execute at least 2 business opportunities in the next 3 months."
Rishi Kapoor, Senior Vice President, MGM Hospitality Holding

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

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

Africa Hotel Investment Forum

"AHIF is an event where opportunities to meet with regional investors exists and it offers all parties the chance to review and compare their offerings."
Karl De Lacy International Development Director, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

“It was an outstanding event. Opportunity to network with key players in the industry."
Eyob Tolina, Director, Schulze Global Investments

"The best conference in Africa by some distance...if you can only attend one hotel conference a year this should be it!"
David Harper – Head of Property, Hotel Partners Africa

“AHIF is the most comprehensive and focused hotel investment forum in Africa.”
Othmane Jabri, Kingdom Hotel Investments

“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.”
Neil George, 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