The three-day event is the place where deals are done and important industry decisions are made. IHIF attracts a very senior gathering and among them nearly every major hotel chain CEO, influential global tourism ministers and the largest group of investors and hotel owners. Over 70 companies sponsored the event which is testament to the amount of business and new opportunities IHIF can deliver. Over 200 speakers took part in the educational programme, all chosen because they have something important to say and advice to give. IHIF focusses on delivering opportunities to anyone who currently operates within the hotel and tourism industry or who wants to do business in this sector.