Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean (HICIO) 2015


Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean (HICIO) 2015

The Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean (HICIO) 2015 was launched by Sphere Conferences of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH). The conference was held from 25th to 26th May 2015 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka and is supported by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the country’s Board of Investment as well.

The conference was held over a course of two days, attracting about 150 hospitality property owners, investors, operators, developers, designers, financiers and technology providers across the region of the Indian Ocean. It served as a platform for debating and discussing about the growing tourism and hospitality markets in the Indian Ocean such as; the Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.

One of the highlights for the tourist destination Maldives was the Minister of Tourism, Hon Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Gafoor speaking about the Maldives maintaining its position on the world map. As well as Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka Hon. Ravi Karunanyake, sharing his insight on how the government of Sri Lanka is facilitating economic development and investment within the country and propelling it towards a new era. The industrial leaders shared their vision of hoping to reach greater heights within the Indian Ocean Regions hospitality sector.

The General Manager of Sphere Conferences, Ms. Patricia Cheong highlighted the growth in number of arrivals in the Indian Ocean market in the past few years and said that it is an indication for an increase in demand for rooms. She said that their aim is to make Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean (HICIO) the central event amongst the hospitality sector of the region.

We at Budget Resorts Maldives, support such conferences and events that promotes the hospitality and tourism sector. We are a tour operator ready to assist in find our beloved tourists the best resorts in this tropical paradise, at a reasonable price.


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