MD, Jumia Travel Nigeria to speak at Hospitality Investment Conference South Africa

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The 9th Annual Hospitality Investment Conference Africa is set to hold from September 9 to 11 in Sandton, South Africa.

As part an exclusive line up of business leaders across the continent, Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of Jumia Travel Nigeria will be on the panel discussing the topic ‘Maximizing Revenue and Managing Business Channels.

This year’s conference which has the theme ‘Growth Through Partnerships’ will highlight the opportunities and threats of the digital age and serve as a platform for sharing best practices and research developments by leading global technology organisations.

“Africa’s economy is rapidly evolving and it is important that we match this growth and contribute to the development of the industry through the adoption of efficient business management systems,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

The hospitality sector across the sub-Saharan region has witnessed record expansion, with the continent’s premier hotel operators and  international brands jockeying for market share in frontier regions like Nigeria, Angola, Mozambique, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. 

Speaking on the outlook for the event which seeks to harness this progress, Mmatšatši Ramawela, the conference chairman states,”HICA is renowned for its relevant programme and high-calibre of speakers. Each year, we endeavour to raise the bar even higher. Looking at our speaker line-up, we are confident that we will continue to achieve this goal in 2015 and beyond”.

In a bid to define investment opportunities for stakeholders within Africa’s exploding hospitality industry, audiences in Lagos, Nigeria will get direct viewing access to the activities via satellite broadcast from Sandton.

Participants who book hotel rooms through, Africa’s largest hotel booking portal, will receive best price rates and be offered opportunities to network with industry leaders, learn trends influencing business and development disciplines and source investment capital as well as structured financing across public, private and commercial lending platforms.

Jumia Travel was founded in 2013 and has within two years raised the bar as one of the most innovative and service-focused e-commerce businesses in the West African market space. The company has consistently pushed novel boundaries in make travelling for business and leisure a convenient process for its clients.

At present, Jumia Travel offers a bouquet of unbeatable discounted prices to 7,000 hotels in Nigeria and more than 200,000 spread around the world.

Since Jumia Travel began operations, branches have been opened in Lagos (Nigeria),  Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Douala (Cameroon), Nairobi (Kenya), Accra (Ghana) and most recently Tanzania.



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