About Us

Welcome to Hotel Managers Conference Africa

EXECUTIVE  SUMMARY

The Hotel Managers Conference & Awards was envisioned for hotel managers in africa for skills upgrade, networking and hotel job opportunities. Hotel managersconference & awards recognizes the prime importance of the role staff play in giving hotels their standard in africa and globally. Hence, the hotel managers conference seeks to upgrade the total hotel business operations in nigeria and
africa to match what is obtainable in other hotels internationally.
So, core focus is towards building capacities in the human resources in hospitality brands in africa both international and indigenous brands both in administration and general operations standards. The hotel managers conference is a platform where hotel general managers and head of departments of various hospitality brands including quick service restaurants (qsr), bars and all the organizations within the hospitality value chain are privileged to meet with hospitality experts with global relevance to draw timely knowledge for professional exploits.

Hotel Managers Awards

The Hotel Managers Awards was included into the hotel managers conference as an instrument to recognize and celebrate the outstanding and resilient efforts and progress hotels are making in setting and sustaining lofty standards, consistently
in the business. It also serves to inspire other hospitality brands to aspire to greater accomplishments and excellence in their operations.
Hotel managers awards winners are selected through voting. The voting process for the awards are designed to be fair and unbiased. It consists industry professionals, hospitality, travel and tourism experts, travel media practitioners and the general travel public.

Why the choice of the theme?

In the dynamic landscape of hospitality, innovation becomes the cornerstone for fostering resilience and achieving excellence in guest experience. This conference will unravel groundbreaking strategies that go beyond conventional approaches.
From harnessing cutting-edge technologies to cultivating a resilient mindset, attendees will explore how innovation becomes the catalyst for elevating guest experiences to unprecedented levels.

VISION

To improve the performance of hotel and hospitality managers in Africa

MISSION STATEMENT

To build capacity in hotel Managers across Africa with a commitment to keep pushing, bridging gaps in standards among hotels while building capacities in the workforce of hotels.
Through real-world case studies and interactive discussions, participants will gain actionable insights to navigate challenges, adapt to ever-changing guestexpectations, and emerge as trailblazers in the pursuit of service excellence within the hospitality industry.
Join us as we delve into the forefront of innovation, cultivating an environment where resilience and excellence converge to shape the future of guest experiences.

CORE VALUES
  • Capacity Building
  • Professionalism
  • Competency
  • Networking
MILESTONES
  • Hotel Managers Conference has successfully held five editions. The fifth edition was held on Owerri in 2023.
  • First edition of the Hotel Managers Conference held in 2016 recorded 86 Participants from 5 states in Nigeria
  • Second edition recorded 120 participants from 9 states.
  • HMC 2021 recorded 150 participants from 12 states of the federation.
  • HMC Port Harcourt 2022 recorded 205 participants from 18 States in Nigeria cutting across all the 6 geopolitical zones, with 300 participants who joined us online across Africa.
  • The 5th HMC Owerri 2023 edition by far exceeded in delegates, exhibitors
    and VIPs who attended the conference.
  • The 5th HMC Owerri 2023 edition had about 300 participants from 24 States
    in Nigeria including 5 countries from UK, China, Korea and India.
    Creating impressive and global media mileage, media features of HMC stories and
    news appeared on National dailies and Televisions. Pre-event and Post event media
    coverages were featured in:
  • NTA features (television)
  • BusinessDay newspaper
  • New Telegraph newspaper
  • The Tribune newspaper
  • The Guardian newspaper
  • Thewillnews.com
  • Paulukpabio.com
  • Travelscope Magazine
  • My Experience Africa
  • The Independent Newspaper
  • Independent.ng
  • Thenumbers.ng
  • A4anews.com, among several other blogs.

HMC has a growing WhatsApp group of nearly 1,000 members cutting across Owners, Consultants, General Managers, HODs of Hotels, Resorts, Apartments, Lounges, QSR & Bars from all the six Geographical Zones in Nigeria and across Africa.
Hotel Mangers Conference hosts a Monthly Masterclass online where specific skills necessary for excellent hotel operations are treated.
The Hotel Managers Conference September Masterclass set a new personal record of 100 participants.
Reputable hotels and brands both International and Local brands have attended and exhibited at previous editions of HMC. Some of the international brands include Continent Worldwide, Best Western Hotels, Golden Tulip, Swiss
International, Continental Hotel Group, Elomaz Group, Monty Group, Old English Group, Ikogosi, Nordic Hotels, LG Electronics West Africa, Wakanow, Winsar Group Information Technology Company (WinCloud PMS) India, Marasoftpay etc.

HOTEL MANAGERS CONFERENCE & AWARDS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Hotel Managers Conference & Awards is a very unique event which creates multiple value offerings for businesses that cover the totality of the African hospitality sphere. Hence it is one platform which offers opportunities for business turnovers for producers, distributors, service providers, hospitality operations hardware and software, building materials, wine producers and distributors, farmers and their distribution chains, hospitality device equipment manufacturers and their distributors, travel and tours agencies, airlines, freight forwarders and handlers etc all have quantum opportunities to turn their businesses around through
sponsorship and partnership with the Hotel Managers Conference & Awards Lagos 2024.

Choice of Lagos for Hotel Managers Conference & Awards 2024

Lagos is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world relying on its population growth and commercial activities. According to research by Mustard Insights, the city has 3,412 hotels, making it the highest number of hotels in any City in Nigeria.
Hospitality business in Lagos is driven by the influx of business and leisure travel in the State. This factor is a reflection of the level of hospitality and the huge variety of accommodations in the state. With the number of hotels in Lagos, it is obvious that the need to host HMC & Awards in Lagos seems long overdue.
Interestingly, all the airlines that operate in Nigeria have Lagos as a prime route for their operations, hence facilitating quick transits and business development in the Lagos State.

Introducing

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ekwunife Ifeanyi

Director of operations - Goldenhut Hospitality Solutions Limited Nigeria

Dr. Ekwunife Ifeanyi

Director of operations - Goldenhut Hospitality Solutions Limited Nigeria

Enock Alumasi Makanga

Managing Director Impact - Chefs and Hospitality Academy Ltd

Enock Alumasi Makanga

Managing Director Impact - Chefs and Hospitality Academy Ltd

Ahmed Raza

General Manager - Radisson Blu VI Lagos

Ahmed Raza

General Manager - Radisson Blu VI Lagos

Mr. Bayo Adedeji

GCEO Wakanow

Mr. Bayo Adedeji

GCEO Wakanow

Karl Hala

Group General Manager - Continental Hotels in Nigeria

Karl Hala

Group General Manager - Continental Hotels in Nigeria

Mr Olufemi Abayomi

CEO/Founder Nethermentor, Regional Chairman - Institute of Hospitality (UK) Nigeria Region

Mr Olufemi Abayomi

CEO/Founder Nethermentor, Regional Chairman - Institute of Hospitality (UK) Nigeria Region

Lydia Akunja

Lecturer - Department of Hotel and Hospitality Management, Moi University-Eldoret Kenya.

Lydia Akunja

Lecturer - Department of Hotel and Hospitality Management, Moi University-Eldoret Kenya.

Dr. Michael Pinder

General Manager - JS Signature Hotel Port Harcourt Nigeria

Dr. Michael Pinder

General Manager - JS Signature Hotel Port Harcourt Nigeria

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