Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain moved to July
Bench Events said it postponed the event over safety concerns
Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain (FIHA) has been moved from March 23-25 to July 7-9 over health concerns.
Bench Events chairman Jonathan Worsley said: “A number of participating companies are responding to the coronavirus outbreak by implementing policies to restrict their executives from travelling and we must make sure that our delegates are safe. As FIHA is all about networking and meeting people, that is a genuine challenge. I am grateful to many of our speakers and sponsors who have told us they are willing to reschedule to a later date. We are also grateful to Accor and the Sofitel for being so understanding and flexible.”
FIHA is a key event in Africa’s yearly hospitality calendar. The international event works to encourage the development of the region’s hotels, while working to attract tourists and business travellers. As African countries become more politically and economically stable, investor confidence has been growing in the industry.
Its postponement comes shortly after Bench Events’ other hospitality event, the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, was also moved to later in the year. Bench Events postponed the Dubai-based event to September over travel restrictions and health worries.