Dr. Taleb Rifai
Chairman of ITIC and
former Secretary-General of UNWTO

ITIC is pleased to be in partnership with RX South Africa and World Travel Market Africa to organize the African Tourism Investment Summit in with host City of Cape Town from the 3 to the 5 April 2023, will offer a unique opportunity to showcase the changing face of Africa and how certain countries are leading the way in transforming this bubbling continent

The Summit will extend its reach and gain more leverage in the global tourism industry especially in the current Covid-19 context where initiators of future developments are increasingly looking for alternative, less risk- wary sources of finance.

The ITIC – WTM African Tourism Investment Summit will focus on a number of topical issues which are highly critical in the decision-making process of investors, fund managers, venture capitalists and other financiers in screening projects.

The themes to be discussed by Africa’s leading Ministers of Tourism, policy makers, tourism professionals… try to address and propose solutions on climate change, sustainability, intra-Africa air connectivity but also the digital divide that is hindering the technological adoption in some parts of Africa …

This continent has always been a land of untapped opportunities which only need to be unleashed. The time has come for us to trigger the impetus for a new start of Africa’s tourism industry.

ITIC, the International Tourism Investment Corporation, has a medium and long- term plan to the growth of the travel and tourism industry by facilitating and channeling investments in the continent. We have spared no effort to support the realization of tourism projects throughout the world especially in Africa by connecting financiers as well as investors to project owners/developers while undertaking in parallel advisory and feasibility studies.

Furthermore, as honorary patron of the African Tourism Board, I am convinced that through synergistic actions, we can unite African States to join forces in branding the continent as a destination offering a diversity of out of the ordinary experiences, going beyond traditional wildlife to appeal to a wider audience of international travellers. I look forward for a highly fruitful Summit that would benefit to the greatest number in Africa.


African Tourism Investment Summit, ITIC WTM Africa 2023

Revitalizing investment in sustainable tourism on the African continent

Cape Town, 3 – 5 April 2023


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ITIC Speaker
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP
Minister of Tourism, Jamaica &
Chairman, GTRCMC more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Phildah Kereng
Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
Botswana more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Patricia de Lille
Minister of Tourism
Republic of South Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Peninah Malonza
OGW Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Tourism,Wildlife & Cultural Heritage
Kenya more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Memunatu B. Pratt
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Sierra Leone more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Rodney M Sikumba
Minister of Tourism and Arts
Zambia more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Moses M. Vilakati
Minister of Tourism
Eswatini more…
ITIC Speaker
Ken Osei
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation more…
ITIC Speaker
Susana Carillo
First Deputy Mayor, Delegate Councilor
of the Urban Innovation and Digitalization Area

City of Malaga more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Nhlanhla Nene
Chairman, Thebe Investment Corporation,
Trustee of the Management Board, Old Mutual

Superfund and Former Minister of Finance, South Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Dr. Taleb Rifai
Chairman ITIC &
Former Secretary General UNWTO more…
ITIC Speaker
Rashid Toefy
Deputy Director General, Department of
Economic Development & Tourism

Western Cape Government more…
ITIC Speaker
Nkem Onwuamaegbu
Acting Regional Head, Africa, MIGA
World Bank Group more…
ITIC Speaker
Corné Koch
Head of the Western Cape Convention Bureau
Wesgro more…
ITIC Speaker
Mzilikazi Themba Khumalo (CMSA)
Chief Marketing Officer
South Africa Tourism more…
ITIC Speaker
Tshoganetso Carl-Ponoesele
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Tourism Organisation more…
ITIC Speaker
Cuthbert Ncube
Executive Chairman
Africa Tourism Board more…
ITIC Speaker
Jonathan Puzon-Gomez
Director of Tourism
Malaga more…
ITIC Speaker
Aaron Munetsi
Airlines Association of Southern Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Moseketsi Mpeta
Head Tourism and Services
International Development Corporation (IDC) more…
ITIC Speaker
Rui Carreira
Non-Executive Board Member
TAAG Angolan Airlines more…
ITIC Speaker
Olivier Granet
Managing Partner/Chief Executive Officer
Kasada Capital Management more…
ITIC Speaker
Daniel Trappler
Senior Director, Development: Sub-Sahara Africa
Radisson Hotel Group more…
ITIC Speaker
Bayo Adedeji
CEO more…
ITIC Speaker
JP van der Merwe
Head of Investment Promotion
Wesgro, The Western Cape’s Trade, Investment and Tourism promotion agency more…
ITIC Speaker
Afzal Parambil
Regional Manager Southern Africa
Emirates Airline more…
ITIC Speaker
Hamza Farooqui
Founder & CEO
Millat Investments more…
ITIC Speaker
Candice Meyer
Webber Wentzel more…
ITIC Speaker
Warren Hewitt
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Tygerberg Partnership more…
ITIC Speaker
Sthembiso Dlamini
Chief Executive Officer
Gauteng Tourism Authority more…
ITIC Speaker
Kojo Bentum-Williams
CEO of VoyageAfriq Media Ltd &
UNWTO Senior Expert on Communications in Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Amanda Michelle Mvinjelwa
Key Account Manager
Airlines and GovernmentAgencies, ACSA more…
ITIC Speaker
Ibrahim Ayoub
Group CEO & MD
ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd more…
ITIC Speaker
Milton Nkosi
MMN International Consulting more…
ITIC Speaker
Lee-Anne Singer
ITIC Speaker
Dr. Harold Goodwin
Responsible Tourism Partnership and adviser
World Travel Market more…
ITIC Speaker
Mark Sham
Founder and CEO
Like a Tourist more…

About the Summit

Revitalizing investment in sustainable tourism on the African continent

Promoting Africa as a key tourism investment destination

As a major economic contributor for many African countries, the travel and tourism industry offers a plethora of opportunity, uniquely positioned to develop, attract and enhance economic prosperity across the continent; facilitate cross border collaboration throughout the value chain, and provide exceptional experiences to visitors from around the world.

The African Tourism Investment Summit in partnership with WTM, brings together esteemed speakers and key professionals in the private and public sector, to highlight investment trends, industry challenges and opportunities.

Held during Africa Travel Week, the event attracts ministers, mayors, investors, private equity firms, venture capitalists, decision makers, international buyers and travel professionals, with business translating into millions of dollars to boost Africa’s economy, while providing visitors a lifetime of memories.

Who should attend?

  • Finance Institutions
  • Financiers | Investors
  • Government Parastatals
  • Economic Development Practitioners
  • Public-Private Partners
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Development Partners
  • Project Developers
  • Infrastructure Operators
  • Leaders in Tourism Technology
  • Investment Sector Media
Day 1: African Tourism Investment Summit 2023
Date: 3 April 2023
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre
Day 2 & 3: ITIC DEAL ROOM and Networking Meetings
Date: 4 – 5 April 2023
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

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