Western Kenya Hospitality Leaders Annual Conference
Hoteliers and hospitality industry investors in Western Kenya are gearing up to their 4th annual conference to be held on November 13th and 14th at Sunset Hotel Kisumu.
The event is expected to have more than 200 participants drawn from the Lake region comprising of 14 counties. The two days conference comes at a time when the region has had tremendous growth in the number of new hotel developments targeting both domestic and international tourists.
The region recently hosted some of the key events in the nation’s calendar boosting the business further.
The conference is themed at making the region’s hospitality industry competitive locally and globally. The key speakers include renowned hotelier Mohammed Hersi, management experts, motivational speakers, hotel investors, officials of Lake region Economic block.
A director from Tourism regulatory Authority will deliver insights on hotel standardization and classification and how to achieve higher star rating. The hoteliers will be sharing and discussing their success stories and the industry bottle necks. Hoteliers welfare issues, management contracts and employment conflict with the owners is expected to feature.
The conference will also discuss challenges faced in trading with the county governments particularly delayed payment’s for the services rendered. The annual event has been organized by Western Kenya Hospitality Leaders Association supported by I & M bank and Cytonn Investment.