Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

More than 300 industry leaders will be gathering at the opening Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference this week.

Zahra Ahmadipour, vice president or Iran and leader of the country’s cultural heritage, crafts and tourism organization, will open the conference alongside Ahmad Jamali, director general for foreign investment at the Ministry of Economics and Finance.

Two days of panel discussions and leading ideas from leading industry experts will follow, along with a unique opportunity to hear the views of the political leaders first hand and to network opportunities with prominent investors, developers and operators.

According to the latest euromonitor report – Travel in Iran – the country is the new emerging tourist destination and is expected to become the leading tourism market in the MENA region, provided that the infrastructure is capable of developing and managing change.

President Hassan Rouhani is determined to promote tourism and promote foreign investment, and the Iran Tourism Organization is working on this hand in hand with local communities to attract more investors.

A growing number of investors are watching the opportunities in Iran, but there are still regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles in the process.
Saeed Shirkavand, deputy of Iran Tourism, will be on the scene next week to present investment opportunities in Iran.

Jonathan Worsley, chairman of Bench Events and founder of IHTIC, commented: “The conference is one of the most influential meetings in the region, on the challenges and opportunities of the hotel and tourism industry.

“The conference will promote dialogue between the public and private sectors, show project opportunities and access to the market and business in Iran.”

The Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will take place from 7 to 8 February at the Parsian Evin Hotel in Tehran.