9 - 11 April 2025
Cape Town

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

As a major economic contributor for many African countries, the travel and tourism industry offers a plethora of opportunities, uniquely positioned to develop, attract and enhance economic prosperity across the continent; facilitate cross-border collaboration throughout the value chain, and provide exceptional experiences to visitors from around the world.

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. 

Invited delegates included local and international private sector business leaders, government ministers, senior government officials, development finance institutions, financial institutions, private investors, investment promotion agencies, destination management organisations and members of the diplomatic corps. 


Who should attend?

  • 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


To find out more about TIFA and registration, please visit the below websites:



The details

DATE: 10 - 12 April 2024

VENUE: Cape Town International Convention Centre

TIME: 10:00 - 18:00

Event Format

1. Two-Day Conference at WTM Africa 
  • Ministerial Policy Discussion
  • Insights and Expert Presentations
  • Panel Discussions
  • Presentations Slots for Investment Opportunities by Region 
2. Investment Opportunity Presentation Rounds
3. B2B and B2G Meetings
4. Start-Up Pavillion and Sustainability Village
5. Site Visits to Project Sites and Investment Opportunity Locations

Programme Themes

  • Global Investment Trends and Developments
  • Driving Intra-Africa Investment -African Single Market Opportunities
  • Ministerial Policy Dialogue - Bolstering Tourism Investment for Long-Term Sustainability
  • Bridging the Tourism Investment Gap through Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Leveraging Cross Border Investment Opportunities
  • African Tourism Investment Funds
  • Investment Opportunity Showcases

Day 2

  • Technology and Innovation- New Investment Frontiers
  • Hospitality Ventures- Meeting New Traveler Imperatives
  • Climate Smart Investments- Biodiversity Economies and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Access, Airlift and Mobility- Build Trade and Investment Bridges
  • Financiers and Funders Roundtable- Capacity Building and Training Investment 
  • Investment Opportunity Showcases

Day 3

  • Project Site Visits



Trade, Business & Investment

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