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Pefaco Hotels sponsors the participation of artists at the 2016 Dak’Art Biennial

Pefaco Hotels made a donation to a Congolese & Cameroonian artists’ collective for their participation at the 2016 Biennial of Contemporary African Art in Dakar (Dak’Art) in Senegal. Dak’Art is one of the main art shows of the African continent. The 12th edition of Dak’Art took place from the 3rd of May to the 2nd of June 2016 and was inspired by the theme: “The City in the Blue Daylight” (La Cité dans le jour bleu).

Bill Kouélany, at the head of the workshop les Ateliers SAHM, invited Pefaco Hotels to take part in her project: the plastic artist gathered the Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo-Kinshasa and Cameroonian artists for the second time, in a project entitled: Congo(s) ; sharing aesthetics beyond geographies, aiming at promoting these young artists at an international level.

The artists from Les Ateliers SAHM participating in Dak’Art 2016 are the following:

  • Artmel MOUY, painter (Brazzaville – Congo)
  • Francis KODIA, photographer (Brazzaville – Congo)
  • Jordy KISSY MOUSSA, artist (Brazzaville – Congo)
  • Ruth BELINGA, critic/artist (Yaoundé – Cameroun)
  • David NKOT, protean plastic artist (Duala – Cameroon)
  • Yvon Léolein NGASSAM TCHATCHOUA, videographer & photographer (Yaoundé – Cameroon)
  • Landry MBASSI, plastic artist, photographer, set designer and exhibition independent auditor (Yaoundé ; Cameroon)
  • Pierre-Manau NGOULA, cinema & audiovisual media (Congo – France)
  • Patsheli Kahambo KITENGE, artist (Kinshasa – Democratic Congo)
  • VAN ANDREA, painter/graffiti artist (Brazzaville – Congo)
  • Ori Huchi KOZIA, film director & videographer (Brazzaville-Congo)
  • Paul Alden M’VOUT, plastic artist & graphic designer (Brazzaville – Congo)

Les Ateliers SAHM is a center for art, research & knowledge sharing. Its goal is to contribute to the improvement of the working conditions of the artists and sharpen their creativity, while offering them a place and tools to work in a suitable environment.

Through this partnership, Pefaco Hotels wishes to contribute to the dynamism of the Congo and favorably influence its prodigies. Dak’Art is the African biggest art show and represents the perfect platform for a growing artist.

Pefaco Hotels, Hospitality subsidiary of the Grupo Pefaco, designs, finances, builds and operates luxury hotel complexes in Central and Western Africa Centrale. Pefaco Hotels currently boasts four hotel complexes: two operational, in the Republic of the Congo (Pefaco Hotel Alima Palace 5*, in Oyo, and Pefaco Hotel Maya Maya 5*, in Brazzaville) and two other complexes under development, Pefaco Hotel Prestige Brazzaville 5* (Republic of the Congo) and Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé 5* (Republic of Togo).

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Lydia Ludic Niger welcomes a new General Manager

Grupo Pefaco is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jean-Pierre MORAUX as General Manager of Lydia Ludic Niger.

Mr. Jean-Pierre MORAUX has extensive professional experience in Africa, mainly in aeronautics, as a General Manager of Airlines. He will officially take office on the 15th of September, replacing Mr. Jean-Pierre CHAUVIGNAC, recently appointed General Manager of Lydia Ludic Burkina Faso.

Grupo Pefaco is present in Niger since 2004 through its subsidiary Lydia Ludic Du Niger SARL and employs close to 200 people in 8 cities (Agadez, Arlit, Dosso, Gaya, Konni, Maradi, Niamey and Zinder).

Grupo Pefaco was created in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, President and CEO. With two decades of experience and thanks to its team of over 3000 employees in 13 different countries, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be among the leaders in its markets.

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Grupo Pefaco attends the Sports Betting West Africa summit 2015

Grupo Pefaco participated in the Sports Betting West Africa 2015, the West-African Gaming summit, which took place in Lagos, Nigeria.

It was the first Leisure and Gaming industry summit organized in the country. The event took place in Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos and assembled the main Leisure and Gaming industry players, specifically those concerned with sports betting in West Africa. Its aim is to structure one of the industries that present the biggest potential in the sub-region.

Sommet Sports Betting West Africa 2015 à Lagos, au Nigéria Alexandre QADER représente Pefaco International au Sommet Sports Betting West Africa, à Lagos, Nigeria

Grupo Pefaco, key player in the Leisure & Gaming industry in West-Africa, sent a representative, Alexandre Qader, Lydia Ludic Togo’s General Director, to participate in the event.

Founded in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, Grupo Pefaco is a Spanish holding which the company headquarters are established in Barcelona, Spain. The fields, in which the Group operates, are Leisure & Gaming and Hospitality. Thanks to its extensive experience and its exceptional team, with more than 3 000 collaborators, Grupo Pefaco has the ambition to be amongst the market leaders in its fields.

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SATALL Industries puts the Cash Less project in motion in its Lydia Ludic subsidiaries

SATALL Industries is currently working in partnership with the Canadian company Axes Network on a project to integrate a Cash Less exploitation system in five of the most important Lydia Ludic Leisure and Gaming Spaces in Africa. This system will simplify the operation activities and provide a better transparency and improve the quality of the services offered to the clients.

The Leisure and Gaming Spaces that will implement these systems are the following:

  • VIP Room Biétry, in the municipality of Biétry in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • VIP Room Jardins, in the neighborhood Vallons of the municipality Cocody, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
  • Leisure and Gaming Space on the avenue Yennenga, in the neighborhood Kamsongin of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
  • Leisure and Gaming Space in the neighborhood Cadjéhoun of Cotonouin Benin.
  • VIP Room Mozart, in the neighborhood Assivito of Lomé, Togo.
  • The VIP Room Taba (in the neighborhood Adawlato of Lomé) in Togo already implemented the system as a trial in a Leisure & Gaming Space in 2013.

To facilitate the implementation of the project, missions and working sessions under the supervision of Jérôme BIENSAN, Technical Director and R&D Project Manager of SATALL Industries, will regularly take place in the aforementioned countries. Project chiefs of the subsidiaries will also be welcomed at the headquarters of SATALL Industries, in Lomé, Togo, to undergo special trainings to better understand the features of the project and what is at stake.

SATALL Industries is the technical and technological platform of Grupo Pefaco, whose main functions are Research & Development, implementing pilot projects, advising and offering expert assessments in the Leisure & Gaming industry and providing logistic support at an international level.

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TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

Africa best Practices, the first Togolese economic growth and investment forum, will take place on February 26th and 27th 2015 in Lome, with the intention of presenting the potential investment opportunities in Africa. Africa Best Practices will talk about “How to reform African Economies to boost their growth?”. Many international decision-makers will gather during the 2-day-forum to debate and share their respective experiences.

Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, the founders of Grupo Pefaco, aim to accompany the Togolese institutions in their development and growth. They have therefore decided to give them their full support by sponsoring the event, along with the World Bank amongst others.

Founded in 1995 by Francis PEREZ and Olivier CAURO, respectively President and CEO, Grupo Pefaco is present in the Togolese Republic since 1997 through the Gaming & Leisure subsidiary, Lydia Ludic Togo, and through their hotel division, Pefaco Hotels, currently building the resort Pefaco Hotel Prestige Lomé 5*, on the beach of the Togolese capital. Grupo Pefaco employs at this day close to 500 people in Lome.

TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

TOGO: GRUPO PEFACO sponsors the 1st economic forum in Lome: « Africa Best Practices »

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“The journey to Innovation”: Pefaco Hotels attends a conference Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the leading telecommunications operators in the world. The group provides communication, information and entertainment solutions to 24 countries in Europe and Latin America.

In order to offer thriving companies the possibility to grow alongside the technological developments, Telefónica held a conference about “The journey to Innovation” (Jornada Viatge a la Innovació) in the center of Barcelona, at the emblematic modernist musical hall, Palau de la Música Catalana.

Pefaco Hotels was invited to the event alongside other key players in the hospitality, retail and medical industries to initiate a dialogue about industry specific needs, and Telefónica’s capacity of responding to these.

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

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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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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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