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16 Nov 2011

International Hotel Investment Forum Announces New Dates For 2012

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Christina Belenky
Marketing Director
P: +1 216.706.3731

New York, NY—June 17 2011—Known as theworld’s largest gathering for the global hotel investment community, the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is pleased to announce the dates for its 2012 event as 5-7 March at the Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Germany. Now in its 15th year, IHIF is the leading meeting place for senior-level executives and is recognized as a destination for deals to get done and where attendees can go expand and develop their business. Last year, over 1550 investment hospitality professionals attended IHIF from more than 50 countries to make IHIF a truly international event.

IHIF’s renowned and diverse educational programme will allow attendees to learn from more than 140 leaders and experts in the industry during keynote presentations, Leader/CEO panels and specialized breakout sessions. The program will include interviews with leading hoteliers, forecasts from top economists, the latest investment developments, current trends and an inspirational keynote speech to conclude the event.

“With encouraging market changes in the industry, we’re cautious but optimistic about the year ahead. We’ve all seen the good progress since the recession and more deals are being done,” says Tess Pearson, event director, International Hotel Investment Forum. “It’s of the utmost importance right now to create new business relationships as well as juggle existing ones and that’s where IHIF can help by providing a forum to network and connect real-time.”

“IHIF offers great potential for growth for attendees and sponsors with their fingers on the pulse of the industry,” said Jonathan Worsley, co-organiser, International Hotel Investment Forum. “Being a part of this influential event leads to new business and some of the largest global investment deals to date. IHIF is an incredibly productive and effective way to spend time out of the office and that is reflected in the senior-level management attendance every year.”

In addition to the ground-breaking educational programme, the 3-day event will include exciting networking events throughout the day and evening, announcement of the Lifetime Achievement award winner, and the Networking Xpress where participants can meet more than 60 contacts in 90 minutes.

Past attendee titles include: Investors, Hotel Owners, Lenders, Hotel Chain CEOs and Executives, Financial Advisors, Real Estate Agents, Lawyers, Designers, Architects, Consultants, Tourism Officials, Timeshare Developers and Government Officials.

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tess Pearson at +44 (0) 1372 466579 or Matthew Weihs at +44 (0) 1372 466209.

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About Bench Events

Bench Events has a long track record of delivering, with its partners, the premier hotel investment events in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, is one of the organisers and founders of the highly successful International Hotel Investment Forum now in its fifteenth year ( In 2005, he was responsible for launching the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai ( and in 2008 launched the Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference ( In 2011 Bench Events added two events to the portfolio, co-hosting the Central Asia and Turkey Hotel Investment Conference ( and launching Hotel Investment Conference Africa, in Morocco (