April 2014

Pefaco Hotels at the Hotelier Summit Africa 2014

The Hotelier Summit Africa took place on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of April in Morocco. The summit aimed at gathering leading actors of the hospitality industry to explore the future of investments in the African continent.

The Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort de Casablanca hosted the international summit, where more than 200 industry experts were to discuss opportunities in the African hospitality sector.

Representatives from Pefaco Hotels attended the Hotelier Summit Africa. Among them Joan Bach, president of Bach&Associats and designated architect of Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé, who met with possible suppliers for the construction of the hotel.

Pefaco Hotels is the hospitality brand of Grupo Pefaco, the group founded by Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro.

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Updates on the construction of Pefaco Hôtel Prestige Lomé

Upon request of Francis Perez, President of Grupo Pefaco, Sodexh-Togo will issue a monthly notice about the construction progress of Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé, a 5* hotel resort located on the most beautiful beach of Lomé.

Updates will be posted on the following link (French): www.pefacohotelprestigelome.com/avancement-des-travaux/.

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Pefaco Hotels is invited to the Hotelier Summit Africa 2014

The Hotelier Summit Africa is an African event meant to gather more than 200 leading experts of the hospitality sector. The 2014 closed-door summit will be hosted by the Mazagan Beach Resort of Casablanca, in Morocco on the 24th and the 25th of April and intends to explore future growth opportunities in the African hospitality sector.

The Hotelier Summit Africa 2014 chose Morocco as hosting country, as it is said to become the major country for foreign direct investment in the African hotel industry by 2017. It is also listed as the friendliest African country to its tourists by the World Economic Forum.

Various international hotel brands will be present, such as Accor, Carlson-Rezidor, Hilton International, Marriott International and Louvre Hotels, some of the most active brands investing in Africa*.

Because of its emerging and decisive role in the African hospitality sector, Pefaco Hotels was officially requested to take part in the Hotelier Summit Africa 2014.

Pefaco Hotels is the hospitality brand of Grupo Pefaco, the group founded by Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro.

*Source: W-Hospitality Group

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Passana Festival: Lydia Ludic supports the Burkinabese culture

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso is back at the 4th edition of the Passana Festival. Last year, the subsidiary of Grupo Pefaco sponsored the 3rd edition.

Passana Festival is an initiative of the Association Passana, its objective is the involvement of the youth and children in the Burkinabese culture, through its promotion and development. The festival also highlights traditional music and promotes rights for the disabled. It encourages people to take part in the event, in order to better understand the national culture.

The 2014 edition of the Passana Festival took place in Ouagadougou between the 15th and the 19th of April. People had the chance to take part in various cultural workshops and debates; they could attend live concerts, film and documentary showings.

This year, the festival revolved around 2 themes:
• Theme I: enhancing the involvement of youth in African traditional music.
• Theme II: Promoting and highlighting the rights of disabled people in the society.

Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso took an active part in organizing the festival, particularly for the disabled, through the setting up of basketball tournament.

The tournament took place on a beautiful day and all teams that were taking part featured players in wheelchairs.

By taking part in this cultural and social event, Lydia Ludic is adamant of the social policy established by its founders, Francis Perez and Olivier Cauro, of getting involved in the development of local communities.

More information on the 4th edition of the Passana Festival is available on the official website of the Association.

All the photos of the closing ceremony are available on the Lydia Ludic and Festival Passana Facebook pages.

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