Hotel Investment Forum 2024

Info Panel

April 16th 2024
14:00 – 14:45

Creating Investment and Development Opportunities in Italy’s Tourism-Fuelled Market

Investor interest and inbound travel into Italy shows no sign of slowing down, with a particularly strong luxury sector. Discover the key insights that define the landscape of possibilities within Italy’s dynamic real estate and tourism sectors, and uncover opportunities in under-explored segments and destinations.


James Chappell

Global Business Director, Horwath HTL



Carmela Colaiacovo, Head of  Italian Hotel Association, AICA

Christian Lungarotti, Head of Economic Section Ambasciata Italiana Berlin


Ferdinando Fiore, Director ITA-Italian Trade Agency


Liliana Comitini , President and CEO BB Hotels Italy, Slovenia, Hungary

Marcello Cicalò, CEO Bluserena Hotels & Resorts


Fabrizio Gaggio, Co-CEO & Asset Director Starhotels






The International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) is a premier and globally recognized event that serves as a pivotal gathering for key decision-makers and influencers in the hospitality and hotel investment sector.

IHIF provides a dynamic platform where industry leaders, investors, developers, hoteliers, and other stakeholders converge to discuss, collaborate, and explore opportunities within the international hospitality landscape.

During IHIF, participants engage in insightful discussions, share industry expertise, and forge strategic partnerships. The forum attracts a diverse and international audience, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and best practices. Attendees typically include prominent figures from leading hotel brands, real estate developers, investment firms, financial institutions, and government entities involved in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

IHIF is renowned for its ability to showcase emerging trends, innovative concepts, and investment opportunities in the global hotel industry.


Past Edition

Italia Hospitality is a virtuous platform crafted to showcase Italian champions taking up Italy's cultural heritage, F&B, lifestyle and creativity targeting the hospitality industry.
Our goal is to generate valuable business opportunities leveraging on Italian heritage.