10 – 12 April 2024
Cape Town

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The Tourism Investment Forum Africa should be seen as an introduction to the ecosystem because governments often put more emphasis on demand side interventions, such as travel trade shows, with less emphasis on platforms focusing on the supply side.
Hon. Fish Mahlalela – Deputy Minister of Tourism, South Africa

About Conference

The Tourism Investment Forum Africa (TIFA) offers destinations an ideal platform to support and contribute to their economic development and growth efforts by actively promoting investment and trade opportunities within their tourism and related sectors of their economies. TIFA seeks to promote tourism and related sectors investment, finance solutions and opportunities between African countries and the rest of the World.

As an investment conference predicated on the philosophy of “a global platform for local action”, the TIFA aims to position and profile host locations and other participating African destinations as attractive investment locations and tourism destinations, thereby contributing to the achievement of their economic development and growth ambitions. By creating a platform for access to capital, networks and exchange of insights, the Forum also aims to facilitate the development of start-ups and growth of emerging and established businesses in the tourism and related sectors. The TIFA also aims to promote and facilitate investment into other sectors of the economy which directly and indirectly impact the business travel and tourism economy of the host and participating destinations.

Held in the Green Kalahari in Upington, Northern Cape in June 2023, the inaugural TIFA attracted more than 190 delegates and saw 13 countries presenting more than 50 investment projects and opportunities to the tune of more than $40 billion. Along with Development Finance Institutions, Private Equity and Venture Capital companies, the conference was also graced by multilateral organisations such as the AfCFTA Secretariat, the United, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNWTO and the South African Ministries of Tourism and Transport

Event Format

Two-day conference in plenary

Investment Project Presentations





Unlocking Intra Africa Tourism Investment, Building Long Term Sustainability and Resilience


  • Project owners and sponsors
  • Policy makers
  • Departments of Tourism
  • Tourism Promotion Agencies/Entities
  • Trade and investment Promotion Agencies
  • International and Local speakers
  • Invited local and international investors
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Financial institutions
  • Private Equity Companies
  • Venture Capital Companies
  • Policy Makers/Government
  • Small Enterprise Development Agencies
  • Businesses in the tourism, hospitality & travel sectors
  • Local municipality and district project
  • Universities
  • Research institutes
  • Business chambers
  • Foreign missions representatives
  • Business leaders
  • Investors
  • Financial institutions
  • Construction firms
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Tour operators
  • Consulting firms
  • Media.
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The Key Objectives

Raise awareness and provide information about the investment climate of the destination and promote the destination’s priority programmes and investment projects

business events
trade, business and investment
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