Briefing: opportunity in Africa

Author: pmalone

The African continent is vast and one where there is a wealth of opportunity. Risks associated with the continent means many approach investing in the area with trepidation. However, many believe we are seeing its final dawn.

Some countries don’t have a branded hotel located within it, others are resource heavy and with a growing middle class the chance to really make headway is apparent.

Experts this week include:

  • Gordon Drake, CFO of Kingdom Hotel Investments, on a resource-laden continent
  • Timothy Lloyd Hughes, of Deutsche Bank, on Africa being another arrow in the BRIC bow
  • Peter Norman, of Hyatt International, on the inevitable chance there is now with Africa
  • And Nick van Marken, Hospitality Leader of Deloitte, on how Africa’s fragmentation resulting in opportunities for many.

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