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ABOUT IHTEF Conference


International hospitality, tourism & eco-sustainability forum

The Gathering of Leaders, Collaborating To Win

In the last 8 years, IHTEF Africa continues to emerge as a very influential Homegrown Premium Hospitality Event that is inspiring the ‘Gathering of Hospitality Leaders’ and also helping to build capacity for the hospitality and tourism industry in Nigeria. IHTEF in the last 5 editions consistently has become a knowledge forum and transaction ground for Owners, Managers, Investors, Top Industry Experts, Hospitality Influencers and critical policymakers. It is no doubt the go to Hospitality, Investment and Eco-Sustainability event in Nigeria. No doubt, IHTEF consistently and unrestrainedly provides a credible ground for the growth and emergence of fresh champions that will further provide leadership and develop the hospitality sector. #ihtefhospitalitysummit

Chibuikem Diala

A Timeline Of Grace

Past editions have been instructive, mind-blowing and inspiring. Each year builds on the successes of the others bringing to the fore topical conversations, solutions to industry challenges and the rare opportunity for enthusiasts to leverage and network. The first 3 editions focused mainly on driving fundamental vision of hospitality and tourism excellence. While IHTEF 4.0 and 5.0 focused on Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability driven Growth. These inexhaustible conversations continue to define the route to market for the hospitality stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond. IHTEF is committed to laying the ‘knowledge’ infrastructure for a post oil economy via tourism- exploring the rich storylines of the Nigeria’s hospitality, cultures and costumes – its uncommon biodiversity and rich ecosystem will be a sure strategy that guarantees gainful employment, wealth creation, shared prosperity and sense of community.

“IHTEF is a hospitality marketplace for stakeholders from diverse platforms to connect, to excel and to grow.”

Chibuikem Diala

Founder, IHTEF


IHTEF Calendar

The IHTEF Conference holds each year between March & April.

IHTEF Host Cities

Asaba, Delta State; Owerri, Imo State; FCT, Abuja are 3 Nigerian Cities that have hosted IHTEF events.

IHTEF 7.0 Host City

We are proud to announce that IHTEF 7.0 returns back to Abuja at the Abuja Continental Hotel.Abuja continues to provide the ambiance, serenity and hospitality support required to host an emerging industry forum such as IHTEF.


Promises to be very engaging especially at this time of Nigeria’s democratic transition that requires a combination of skills, knowledge and systems to create beneficial outcomes for the sector. Hence topical discussions with linked conversations that are beyond mere hospitality functionality but necessary for collaboration, investments and sustainability will be on the front burner