President, Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA), Barr. (Mrs) Funmi Kazeem

The Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA), an association of all owners and investors in the hotel industry in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria is set to celebrate its 20th anniversary and hold the first edition of Hotel Business Conference and Expo (HBCE)

In a release from the office of the President, Hotel Owners Forum Abuja, Barr. (Mrs) Funmi Kazeem, the HBCE with the theme; ‘The Future of Hospitality in Nigeria: Challenges & Opportunities” .holds on 29th – 30th November, 2022 at Rockview Hotel, Abuja.

“HOFA was established in 2002 to address pertinent issues militating against the industry and has grown to become one of the most prominent associations in the country as well as one of the biggest and most active private sector associations in Nigeria’s hospitality and tourism industry. In addition to Nigerian brands, we now have international brand name hotels opening up every now and then as part of the international chain hotels calling Nigeria home”, Barr. Funmi Kazeem stated.

She disclosed further that “HBCE is a great platform designed to attract a broader audience covering the entire value chain of the hospitality industry. An incredible gathering of game-changers for the growth of the hotel and hospitality business”.

Among the expected notable speakers and distinguished guests at HBCE are Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mr. Folorunsho Coker; Managing Director, W Hospitality Group, Trevor Ward; Director General, National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), Alhaji Nura Kangiwa; National President, Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), Chief Abiodun Odusanwo; President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN), Mr.Nkereuwem Onung; President, Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria (HATMAN), Mr. Samson Aturu; Managing Director/CEO, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Dupe Olusola and Director General, Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Victoria Akai.

“HBCE is free to all participants and will also provides opportunity to Showcase hospitality brands, products and services to key decision makers in the hotel and entire hospitality industry. The event will be rounded up with 20th anniversary award and gala night”, Barr. Kazeem concluded.


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