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Win an invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and be the privileged journalist to cover the landmark event

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is delighted to announce the launch of its prize draw to win an invitation at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com). The prize draw reflects the company’s DNA and commitment to supporting journalism in Africa by responding to one of the biggest challenges local professionals face: resources constraints and limited networking opportunities. The winner will fly to Kigali, Rwanda, to participate in the prestigious hotel investment conference, on October 10-12, 2017.

Every year since 2011, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) gathers top-tier international hotel investors, key industry players, Governments as well as National representatives at a single place. A unique moment for meeting counterparts and gaining an overview of the various perspectives on Hospitality and Aviation trends and how they will impact and shape the African industry in the future. For three days, participants are given the opportunity to attend exclusive conferences conducted by key influencers and benefit from their respective expertise.

Last year were present leading figures including Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Wolfgang Neumann, CEO Rezidor Hotel Group, Antoine Guego, COO of AccorHotel, Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP Development EMEA of Hilton Worldwide - to name a few - who seized the opportunity to unveil their new hotel projects on the African continent. Valuable insights for reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Nation Media Group who won the 2016 prize draw and had the chance to join the event.

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group, said:  “It is extremely important for us to help African journalists who very often have difficulty in travelling to cover stories compared to their counterparts in the rest of the world. As facilitation authority in the media landscape, it is our responsibility to find alternative solutions that enable news writers to exercise their journalistic profession in good conditions and be present at key events held in Africa.”

In September 2016, reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Kenya (http://APO.af/POgrGb) has won APO’s invitation to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2016, the leading hotel investment conference in Africa.

The three previous previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were Rwandan science writer Aimable Twahirwa (http://APO.af/nsQpxT), journalist John Churu (http://APO.af/QpEYBG) from Botswana and Kenyan blogger Lilian Murugi Mutegi (http://APO.af/OObhll). They made the trip to South Africa to discover cutting-edge technologies and acquire new knowledge on African digitalization dynamics.

Beyond providing support to journalists, APO Group also sponsors the APO Energy Media Award (http://APO.af/ZhnJGV) and the APO Media Award (http://APO.af/erwHiu). Winners receive a grant ($500 per month for a year), a laptop as well as one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of his or her choice and one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges.

HOW TO APPLY TO THE 2017 EDITION:

  • To win the invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), click on: http://APO.af/RheaYK
  • The deadline for entry is midnight GMT on September 10, 2017
  • The winner will be announced on September 13, 2017
  • APO Group will pay for one round-trip ticket and accommodation in Kigali, Rwanda
  • The winner will be responsible for the visa, food, local transport and any other expense

Distributed by APO on behalf of APO Group.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Aïssatou Diallo | bdm@apo-opa.org | +41 22 534 96 97

ABOUT APO GROUP

Over the past 10 years, APO Group has successfully established itself as a Glocal facilitation authority within media landscapes. Since its inception, our consulting firm is committed to sharpening its clients’ reputation, brand image and speed to market positioning in emerging markets while maximizing their global value. We collaborate with both private and public organizations - from Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 corporations to emerging companies, from SME’s to NGOs, local and national Governments - to transform their media challenges into relevant bespoke programs that bring together Innovation & Efficiency. As knowledge partner, our role is to combine our long-standing expertise, advanced technologies - Africa Wire® and MENA Wire® - with our unparalleled network to engineer sound media strategies that enable our clients to expand their footprint in the Africa Middle East regions. APO Group’ strengths lie in its ability to address its clients’ specific situations holistically and capitalize on its unique experiences in Media relation, Editorial & Corporate communication, Advertising sales with key institutions and media houses to provide high added-value supports and tangible results.