Tuesday, 25 July 2017

APO Calls for Entry from Journalists to Win invitation

Rebecca Ejifoma
APO Group has announced the launch of its prize draw for journalists to win an invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2017 to hold in Rwanda from October 10 to 12.

The prize draw reflects the company’s DNA and commitment to supporting journalism in Africa by responding to one of the biggest challenges local professionals face: resources constraints and limited networking opportunities. The winner will fly to Kigali, Rwanda, to participate in the prestigious hotel investment conference, on October 10 to 12 this year.

To win the invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), click on: http://APO.af/RheaYK

Every year since 2011, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) gathers top-tier international hotel investors, key industry players, Governments as well as National representatives at a single place. A unique moment for meeting counterparts and gaining an overview of the various perspectives on Hospitality and Aviation trends and how they will impact and shape the African industry in the future. For three days, participants are given the opportunity to attend exclusive conferences conducted by key influencers and benefit from their respective expertise.

How to Apply:



Last year, leading figures present included: Arne Sorenson, President and CEO of Marriott International, Wolfgang Neumann, CEO Rezidor Hotel Group, Antoine Guego, COO of AccorHotel, Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP Development EMEA of Hilton Worldwide - to name a few - who seized the opportunity to unveil their new hotel projects on the African continent. Valuable insights for reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Nation Media Group who won the 2016 prize draw and had the chance to join the event.

Founder and CEO of APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, said:  “It is extremely important for us to help African journalists who very often have difficulty in travelling to cover stories compared to their counterparts in the rest of the world. As facilitation authority in the media landscape, it is our responsibility to find alternative solutions that enable news writers to exercise their journalistic profession in good conditions and be present at key events held in Africa.”

This is part of its CSR policy, APO Group gives every year the opportunity to African journalists and bloggers to attend exclusive events held in the largest cities of the continent

Last September, reporter Aggrey Mutambo from Kenya won APO’s invitation to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2016, the leading hotel investment conference in Africa.

Meanwhile, the three previous recipients of the AfricaCom invitation were Rwandan science writer Aimable Twahirwa, journalist John Churu from Botswana and Kenyan blogger Lilian Murugi Mutegi. Thy made the trip to South Africa to discover cutting-edge technologies and acquire new knowledge on African digitalisation dynamics.

Beyond providing support to journalists, APO Group also sponsors the APO Energy Media Award and the APO Media Award. Winners receive a grant ($500 per month for a year), a laptop as well as one intercontinental flight ticket to a destination of his or her choice and one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges.

HOW TO APPLY TO THE 2017 EDITION:
To win the invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), click on: http://APO.af/RheaYK
The deadline for entry is midnight GMT on September 10, 2017
The winner will be announced on September 13, 2017
APO Group will pay for one round-trip ticket and accommodation in Kigali, Rwanda
The winner will be responsible for the visa, food, local transport and any other expense