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Hotel& Tourism Investment Conference Holds In November


AS NIGERIAN government strives to diversify its economy; the stakeholders in the tourism industry are considering ways to explore the business opportunities available within the industry as well as discussing challenges facing the hotel industry in the country.

These themes will be the focus of the annual Nigeria Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NHTIC) slated for November 25 to 27.

The NHTIC organiser, Jonel Hospitality Consulting made this announcement during the week at a press briefing held at Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos.

The Managing Partner, Jonel Hospitality Consulting, Brian Efa said the three-day conference is designed to identify and examine the profitability of tourism locations in the country and how they can be accessed.

The conference which is expected to be attended by over 350 industry experts from 30 countries would also discuss the tourism regulatory framework and its complexities as well as provide insight on investment policies and its role in the development process, said Efa.

Other objectives of the conference include, addressing the complexities of raising finance for investment in the sector and option available; providing networking opportunities and sharing of experience by stakeholders across private and public sectors; and find connection to how both investment and policies can help develop the sector.Efa said the conference will also attempt to address the issue of electricity shortage in the country.
A board member of NHTIC, Mr. Hope Opara said the conference would be a benchmark for other conferences in the country.

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