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.


ITIC WTM Cape Town
3 – 5 April 2023

African Tourism Investment Summit

Theme: Investing in Africa’s future tourism growth and prosperity


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ITIC Speaker
Hon. Najib Balala, EGH
Cabinet Secretary
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Kenya more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP
Minister of Tourism, Jamaica &
Chairman, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. Phildah Kereng
Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism
Botswana more…
ITIC Speaker
Hon. David Maynier
Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities
Western Cape Provincial, South Africa 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. Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu
Minister of Tourism
South Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Ken Osei
Principal Investment Officer: International Finance Corporation (IFC)
World Bank Group (WBG) more…
ITIC Speaker
Humphrey Nwugo
Regional Chief Operating Officer
Southern Africa: Afreximbank more…
ITIC Speaker
H.E Mahmoud Mohammed Mussa
Lord Mayor
City of Zanzibar more…
ITIC Speaker
Carol Weaving
Managing Director
Reed Exhibitions South Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Dr. Taleb Rifai
Chairman ITIC & Former Secretary General
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) more…
ITIC Speaker
Alderman James Vos
Mayoral Committee Member
Economic Opportunities and Asset Management
City of Cape Town
ITIC Speaker
Rashid Toefy
Deputy Director General, Department of
Economic Development & Tourism

Western Cape Government more…
ITIC Speaker
Tokozile Xasa
Former Minister of Tourism
South Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Aaron Munetsi
Airlines Association of Southern Africa more…
ITIC Speaker
Luis Millan
Head of Research
ForwardKeys more…
ITIC Speaker
Sadiq Dindar
Marketing and Promotions Manager
Middle East: South African Tourism more…
ITIC Speaker
Gerald Lawless
Director ITIC &
WTTC Ambassador more…
ITIC Speaker
Daniel Trappler
Senior Director, Development: Sub-Sahara Africa
Radisson Hotel Group more…
ITIC Speaker
Manish Nambiar
Area General Manager, Africa
Kempinski more…
ITIC Speaker
Moseketsi Mpeta
Head Tourism and Services
International Development Corporation (IDC) more…
ITIC Speaker
Nomasonto Ndlovu
Executive Manager – Tourism, Heritage & Hospitality
The Blue Train more…
ITIC Speaker
Catheryn Khoo
Professor of Tourism Torrens University
& Gender Expert, UNWTO more…
ITIC Speaker
Ola Wright
West Africa Tourism Organisation (WATO) more…
ITIC Speaker
Karen Matsiko
Pan Africa Head:
Working Capital Product Management – Trade

ABSA more…
ITIC Speaker
Fayrouz Holliday-October
Halaal Hopper Travel & Taste experiences
Exco member of Women in Tourism Western Cape

Interim Chair Lady of Halaal Tourism Association more…
ITIC Speaker
Dr Theuns Vivian
Destination Development Manager
City of Cape Town more…
ITIC Speaker
Dirk Van Loggerenberg
Chief Executive Officer
Dale Capital Group and Executive African Growth and Private Equity PCC more…
ITIC Speaker
Ruben T Miller
Development and marketing strategies
FutureFin more…
ITIC Speaker
David Q Ramsay
Leadership Trainer and
Coach and Engineering Consultant more…
ITIC Speaker
Milton Nkosi
MMN International Consulting more…
ITIC Speaker
Roland Vorwerk
Africa Nature Based Tourism Platform more…
ITIC Speaker
Dr. Esther Kagure Munyiri
Executive Director
Global Tourism Resilience and
Crisis Management Centre: East Africa
ITIC Speaker
Cuthbert Ncube
Executive Chairman
Africa Tourism Board more…
ITIC Speaker
Mzilikazi Themba Khumalo (CMSA)
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Marketing Officer
South Africa Tourism 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 Government Agencies
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) more…
ITIC Speaker
Makhosazane Luthuli
Founder and CEO
Allegro Enterprises (Venture Capitalist) more…
ITIC Speaker
Lilly Ajarova
Chief Executive Officer
Uganda Tourism Board< more…
ITIC Speaker
Nicolatte Matuku
Global CEO
ZimAchievers Awards more…
ITIC Speaker
Zephanie Niyonkuru
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Rwanda Development Board more…
ITIC Speaker
Ariella Kageruka
Ag. Chief Tourism Officer
Rwanda Development Board more…
ITIC Speaker
Fiona Ngesa
Ag. Director, Market Development
Kenya Tourism Board more…
ITIC Speaker
Ibrahim Ayoub
Group CEO & MD
ITIC & Invest Tourism Ltd more…
ITIC Speaker
Megan Oberholzer
Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism
& creative industries portfolio

Reed Exhibitions South Africa more…

About the Summit

African Tourism Investment Summit

Investing in Africa’s future tourism growth and prosperity

Day 1: Ministerial Roundtable
Date: 3 April 2022
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Day 2: Summit Day
Date: 4 April 2022
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Day 3: ITIC Deal Room
Date : 5 April 2023
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre

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

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