SAOTA Director, Greg Truen, was invited to the 2nd Hotel Development Conclave as a keynote speaker and panellist, held at the Radisson Blue in Sandton, Johannesburg at the end of November.

The exclusive conclave brings together Investors, Hoteliers, Architects, Interior Designers, Project Management Companies, Construction Companies to name a few.

Prominent industry leaders provided informative presentations and inspiring discussions around the continent’s current needs and touched on future investment possibilities, international stakeholder investments, design trends and technology updates.

Lorraine Jenks, founder of Hotelstuff and Greenstuff facilitated the panel discussion on Climate Change and Tourism in Africa. How to plan, prepare, thrive and survive in a changing environment was discussed together with Greg Truen, DR. Eitan Karol, CEO of Louis Karol Architecture, Vere Shaba, CEO of Green Design Africa and Shershen Naidoo – Associate Architect of Bental Associates.