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AFRICA A World-Class Destination

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elcome to Africa – where the spotlight of the business events industry shines brighter every day. By confidently staging major events like the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the United Nations’ COP 17 Climate Change Conference, and the International Conference on Mother and Child Health Handbook, Africa has proven its credentials to host events of any magnitude and is well-placed to play host to any local or international Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) event. The African continent offers world-class business and conference facilities complemented by excellent leisure tourism attractions and hospitable, welcoming, skilled and competent people. South Africa has been a leader on the continent. We remain in the top 15 long-haul business events destinations globally and are the top destination in Africa and the Middle East. It is our ambition to compete with the biggest and best destinations in the world – and we’re working towards that goal every day. Across Africa, we are enhancing our public infrastructure and making travel even easier; in South Africa we are streamlining visas, growing our telecommunications capacity and continuing our global leadership in meeting greening requirements that is fast becoming a license to operate if you want to host mega-events, conferences and conventions. Come discover what world-class convention bureaus, tourism authorities, professional conference organisers, destination management companies, hoteliers, convention centres and business event suppliers have to offer in breathtakingly beautiful natural settings and cosmopolitan cities. Experience Africa, the best the world has to offer.

Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk South African Tourism


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CONTENTS Africa: Ready, Set, Go! Why Africa International Endorsements Innovation in Africa Incentive Travel in Africa South Africa: Inspiring New Ways Venue Profiles Conferencing in Africa ICCA in Africa SITE EXSA Leaving a Lasting Legacy on African Soil PCO Profiles Events Listings Government Contacts Regional Spotlight: Gauteng Regional Spotlight: KwaZulu-Natal Regional Spotlight: Western Cape Country Spotlight: Botswana Country Spotlight: Kenya Country Spotlight: Nigeria Country Spotlight: Zambia Directory Listings Organisations Contributors and Credits

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AFRICA: READY, SET, GO!

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he African continent is bursting with opportunity, growth, and energy in the events industry. Africa has earned a reputation for providing world class service to business travellers. The secret is out of the bag – In Africa, it’s possible! Three African cities were named among the world’s best in the prestigious Travel & Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards in 2012. But that’s not all. Travel & Leisure named 15 African hotels “Top City Hotels” and 20 lodges and resorts “Top Lodges and Resorts”. From urban settings to venues showcasing the continent’s natural splendour, there are modern, affordable facilities across the continent. And getting here has never been easier. Fly

to Africa on an award-winning airline. Relax in Business or Economy class seating recognized in the 19th World Travel Awards as exceptional. In the Awards, travel agents worldwide selected Africa’s best – from airports to meetings and conference hotels, from leading car hire companies to golf resorts – recognizing the top-notch service and facilities Africa has to offer. For the most discriminating business traveller, Africa caters to every need. Across the continent, from Cairo to Cape Town, travellers will find “The Best Hotels in the World” so named because they are included on the exclusive Conde Nast “The Gold List 2012”. In Africa, there truly is something for everyone. The African meetings industry is preparing

to meet healthy demand in 2013 as the continent continues to be transformed into a business events powerhouse. The global meetings industry recognises Africa as a desirable destination as improvements to transport, communications, hospitality services and conference facilities make fresh, unique travel experiences possible. In Africa, events can be held in a truly special location, offering services, products, and landscapes that only a fraction of conference attendees have experienced so far. Holding an event on the continent also offers visitors the chance to meet their peers and customers in Africa. Rob Davidson, a senior lecturer in event management at Greenwich University in London, predicts that 30 million


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Africans will rank as middle class by 2030, offering a potentially huge membership boost for professional organisations. Organsations may want to stage their conferences in countries where they can recruit new members. Add that to the rising standard of travel professionals and members of African associations who have gained experience in organising events, and explosive industry growth is easy to explain. The time to plan events on the continent is now. Figures from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) show that of all the regular, revolving, global meetings for at least 50 participants organised by associations in 2011, Africa hosted just 3.1%. But that number is set to grow as the number of state-of-the-art

convention centres continue to climb and travellers request the breath of fresh air and amazing experiences that an event in Africa offer. Two of Trip Advisor’s “Top 25 Destinations in the World” are in Africa, as selected by travellers themselves. So how do you start to plan your event? It’s easy. The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa provides an overview of the continent’s world-class infrastructure and events sectors, with a touch of tourism thrown in for good measure. In these pages information is available on meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, events, and tourism. The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa provides: • reasons to bring events to Africa • location information

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venue spotlights government contacts events industry highlights The Event Planner’s Guide to Africa is a publication of Film & Event Media, the award-winning team behind The Event Magazine, The Filmmakers Guide to South Africa, The Callsheet, The Markex Buyers Guide and The Meetings Africa Daily News. Film & Event Media is proud to celebrate the continued rise of the South African events industry, and to provide the best resource for Africa’s world-class infrastructure and all its different events sectors, with a touch of tourism thrown in for good measure. It is time to discover everything that Africa has to offer. Ready, set, go!


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WHY AFRICA It’s Time for Africa Economic Boom “Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. And the thriving, burgeoning middle class is one indication of that. The number of middle-class Africans tripled over the past three decades to 313 million, or about 34% of the continent’s population, the African Development Bank says in its latest report.” Source: CNN “Africa is experiencing an economic boom. Africa is predicted to have the largest economic growth of any continent over the next decade, and the burst has already begun. As domestic industries, entrepreneurs, and foreign investors prepare to take advantage of this growth, the economies of at least a dozen countries have expanded by more than six per cent a year for six or more years...A number of big countries appear to be headed for ten per cent. And concrete middle classes are forming across the continent: as the Economist noted, sixty million African households have annual incomes greater than three thousand dollars. By 2015, that number is expected to reach a hundred million, a number almost equivalent to India’s today.” Source: The New Yorker’s 2011: The Year in Review

Technology “In recent years, Africa witnessed triple-digit growth rates in mobile Internet use and Africa’s Internet infrastructure capacity has increased tenfold since 2006, with the entire continent having access to undersea fibreoptic cables.” Source: World Economic Forum on Africa 2012

Africa Investing in Africa “Growth in intra-African investment is being led by the respective regional powerhouses of Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. All three of these African economies are ranked among the top 20 investors into the rest of the continent between 2003—11.” Source: Ernst & Young’s 2012 Africa Attractiveness Survey Facts and Figures

Under Construction “New hotels are under construction in Abuja, and across Africa. Marriott will have 50 hotels in Africa by 2020, a six-fold increase. Accor, a French hotel group, will add nearly 5,000 rooms in 30 hotels by 2016. Most international hotel brands are scouting African capitals.” Source: The Economist


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INTERNATIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

World Travel Awards 2012 Fly to Africa on an award-winning airline. Relax in Business or Economy class seating recognized in the 19th World Travel Awards as exceptional. In the World Travel Awards, travel agents worldwide selected Africa’s best – from airports to meetings and conference hotels, from leading car hire companies to golf resorts.

Travel & Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards 2012 Three African cities were named among the world’s best in the prestigious Travel & Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards in 2012. Travel & Leisure named 15 African hotels “Top City Hotels” and 20 lodges and resorts “Top Lodges and Resorts”.

Conde Nast “The Gold List 2012” Trip Advisor’s “Top 25 Destinations in the World” Two of Trip Advisor’s “Top 25 Destinations in the World” are in Africa, as selected by travellers themselves.

For the most discriminating business traveller, Africa caters to every need. Across the continent, from Cairo to Cape Town, travellers will find “The Best Hotels in the World” so named because they are included on the exclusive Conde Nast “The Gold List 2012”.

World Heritage Sites The African continent – three times the size of the United States – is home to a greater variety of wildlife and landscapes than any other major region of the world. Its most iconic natural places include the Serengeti, Table Mountain and Victoria Falls. The continent’s cultural heritage encompasses everything from the fossil hominid sites of Olduvai Gorge and Sterkfontein to the pyramids of ancient Egypt. Africa has 120 world heritage sites, 35 are listed for their natural qualities, 80 are listed as cultural sites, and an additional 5 satisfy both natural and cultural criteria.


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INNOVATION in Africa

“Kenya is becoming a wireless hotbed with the introduction of new mobile applications… Nigeria has emerged as a global powerhouse in the energy industry, thanks to its deep reserves of crude oil, and South Africa is well established as the financial hub for the greater sub-Saharan continent.” Mark Mobius, from Franklin Resource, estimates Africa’s growth at more than 7% annually over the next 20 years. “Already, Africa has seen torrid growth in the last decade, with six of the ten fastest-growing countries located on the continent.” Innovation in Africa is contributing to the growth of African economies. For example, mobile technology innovations are transforming the way Africans converse with the rest of the world. According to Toby Shapshak, a technology journalist based in South Africa, Africa is not just a mobile-first continent – it’s mobile only. “In Africa, hundreds of millions of people will experience the internet for the first time on a 2-inch cellphone screen,” explains Shapshak. According to A Global Innovation Outlook Report, “in the last four years, the number of wireless subscribers in Africa has skyrocketed from 10 million to more than 200 million. Nearly 75 percent of all telephones in Africa are mobile phones. In Tanzania, 97 percent of the people say they have access to a mobile phone, while only 28 percent say they have access to a landline phone. And the wireless applications and content are highly sophis-

The bustling, cosmopolitan cities of Africa have proven to be hotbeds for innovation in the meetings industry.

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o the uninformed, a bid to host a first-class global event in Africa may conjure up visions of meeting in rural setting with no internet access and animals roaming nearby. But the reality couldn’t be more different. The bustling, cosmopolitan cities of Africa have proven to be hotbeds for innovation in the meetings industry. Several countries in Africa make noteworthy appearances on the Global Innovations Index. Mauritius ranks 49th and South Africa 54th. Innovation in Africa is solving problems and fostering economic growth. As global connectedness increases and the virtual village starts to shrink, African countries find themselves on a global platform, where every country, every market, every enterprise, and every individual is working and competing -- establishing Africa as an innovative emerging market. Only a decade ago economists predicted steady, 5% GDP growth for the continent. “Today, the conversation around Africa is changing dramatically. Many regions are thriving as trade with China and other nations increases at double-digit rates, democracy and open elections are more widely embraced, and infrastructure improvements connect Africans to the rest of the world,” says Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman and CEO of IBM Corporation. Palmisano says that several African nations are developing international reputations for specific economies of expertise,

ticated, in some cases unprecedented.” For example, airtime is such a valuable commodity in many African nations that mobile minutes have become a kind of de facto currency, traded and bartered in exchange for goods, services, or cash. The meetings industry in Africa is on the rise and convention centres throughout the continent are able to offer memorable and personalised experiences. With their professional and innovative teams, they strive to deliver expert, value-added service in hosting worldclass exhibitions, meetings and events. The global spotlight is currently on innovation in Africa. What more can Africa do but impress?


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INCENTIVE TRAVEL in Africa

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Studies have shown that incentive travel is the single most popular noncash incentive reward...

travel reward is unique because it’s experiential and, unlike cash, is not quickly spent or forgotten. According to incentivetravel.co.za, “studies have shown that incentive travel is the single most popular non-cash incentive reward and that a travel incentive program can increase sales productivity between 10 and 20%.” Other benefits of group incentive travel include increased morale, improvement of loyalty by creating lasting memories, building team spirit, and providing quality time for management to network with top performers. All of these benefits make incentive travel self-sustaining. In other words, it pays for itself, which is important in the current economic climate. African economies are benefitting from the growing convergence between incentive travel and meetings functions. According to The Convergence of Incentive Travel and Meeting Planning Activities study by SITE and the MPI Foundation, 50% of participants believe that in the next year the inclusion of business meetings and other similar components in incentive programs will increase. 10.8% believe that it will increase dramatically. Most of the participants believe this convergence is the result of budget considerations, while a slightly lower number believe it’s due to public perception. Other reasons include tax considerations, financial pressure and the fact that converging incentive travel and meeting planning activities is more motivational. Has the convergence of travel incentives and meetings impacted destination travel? Yes. Use of resorts, city destinations, cruises, and international incentive programs have all seen an increase in the number of meetings planning events. The majority of respondents who identified this trend were based in North America and Europe. As they lead the trend for this convergence, they are investing in meetings and events in more affordable settings, such as Africa. According to Meetings Africa, Africa’s business tourism showcase, “the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination.” South Africa, in particular, has experienced a surge in meeting planner activities. It offers world-class infra-

structure, accommodation and meeting facilities combined with the excitement, passion and cultural diversity of Africa. South African Tourism explains, “South Africa may be a relatively new destination for the association market, but its successful hosting of some huge international events, such as the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and COP17 United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2011, has proved that it undoubtedly has the infrastructure and expertise to perform on the world stage.” According to South Africa Tourism, James Costello, a hosted buyer from Atlanta in the

United States, visited South Africa for the first time for Meetings Africa 2012. This visit (and the tour he went on that included the Western Cape and what he calls the ‘safari belt’) opened his eyes, he said, to the many different ways South Africa can be packaged for incentive tourism – his own special interest in the global industry. “I have sophisticated clients who are well travelled. South Africa is ideal for this market group as you have it all here. And the various combinations of experiences that you offer put this destination at the top of my inventory list. Yes, I am definitely planning to do business in South Africa very soon. And I’m going home to recommend South Africa as central for the marketing and incentive plans of my clients.” As Africa receives more trade from the meetings industry, it’s clear that the continent is emerging as a top destination for conferences, events, exhibitions and incentive travel. With 390 conferences throughout Africa in 2012, the emerging continent can look forward to an exceedingly larger number of conventions as we head into 2013, including the African Energy Indaba in South Africa, Kenya Tradex International Exhibition in Kenya, and Africa Conference on Infectious Diseases and Emergency Response (ACIDER 2013) in Nigeria.


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SOUTH AFRICA Inspiring new ways

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orld-class events, professional service, natural beauty – South Africa has it all. Through confidently staging major events like the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the United Nations’ COP 17 Climate Change Conference, South Africa has proven its credentials to host events of any magnitude and is wellplaced to play host to any local or international Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) event, with world-class business and conference facilities complemented by excellent leisure tourism attractions and hospitable, welcoming, skilled and competent people. The South African government is focused on tourism as one of the key job creating sectors, and recognises business events as an area with significant growth potential. That is why the first South African National Convention Bureau (SANCB) was formed in 2012. The SANCB is tasked with coordinating national bidding, undertaking research and collaborating with City and Provincial Convention Bureaus and the business events industry to pre-

sent a united front for destination South Africa. The result is clear – South Africa is a globally competitive destination. It is among the top 15 ‘long-haul’ business event destinations in the world and is the top business events destination in Africa. For the next five years South Africa has already secured over 200 international conferences, that are estimated to attract 300 000 delegates and provide an economic boost of more than R1.6 billion for the economy. In 2011, according to South Africa’s departure survey, it had 392 000 business travellers, of which 140 000 were pure business events delegates. The global potential is immense. In 2011, 10 000 Association meetings rotated worldwide. 6500 of those were regional (European, American, Asian and African Associations) meetings and 3 500 International Associations. Africa hosted only 304 meetings, mostly International Association meetings and South Africa hosted only 86, still ranking it at number 37 globally. South Africa is committed to build a competitive destination to grow its global market share!

Putting People First When South Africa’s coastal city of Durban hosted the UN COP-17 Climate Change Conference, Mayor James Nxumalo had one message for residents: “Welcome delegates in the warmest way possible.” Although infrastructure and a brilliant destination track record are important for a successful business events, the human element overrides the technical each time. Putting people and their needs first assures associations an event where delegates are more productive, more involved and where they go back home knowing that this was time really well invested. COP-17 attracted 20,000 delegates. The coastal city of Durban managed the event with no fuss at all. More than 160 000 bed nights were sold over the two weeks. Logistics included route protection; traffic management; VIP escorts; pedestrian management; and an extensive transport plan for shuttles, public transport, and 200 bicycles to


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keep delegates – and 3.5 million Durban residents – moving easily around the city. Historically, global associations would opt for European or North American destinations to host meetings and conferences, reckoning that closer to home, a homogenous cultural fit and reliable infrastructure stacked the odds in favour of a seamless, efficient and safely delivered event. In this context, South Africa was a minor player in the global competitive set of host destinations. But things are different now. South Africa is a real contender for associations and other entities based not only in Africa continent, but also in Europe (seat of many of the major association headquarters) and North America. Its ambition is to grow delegate arrivals from 146,000 in 2012 to 189 000 by 2016 equating approximately to revenue of £225 million in 2012 to £380 million by 2016. The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ did much to position South Africa as a capable and accessible big event destination. But it also showed the world that South

Africa is the warmest, most welcoming nation on earth. Now, more than two years after the championship, the 300,000 fans who came remember their colourful, friendly and celebratory South African hosts as much as they remember the big event infrastructure. South Africa enjoys the legacy of that event: the benefit of multibillion dollar investment by both private and public sectors from a nation that was (and remains) determined to grow its share of the global business event market. The investment equips South Africa with an outstanding accommodation sector and with superlative public transport (including the high-speed Gautrain that links hubs in Johannesburg and Pretoria; and airports that are among the best in the world and certainly the best in Africa). Numerous high-profile international meetings are scheduled to take place in South Africa in the next 12 to 36 months. They include the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology; the Commonwealth Law Conference; the World Critical Care Congress; the Internation-

al Union of Architects Congress; the World Congress of Clinical Pharmacology; and the Congresses of the International Geological Society and Foresters. The South African National Convention Bureau is a central, strategic platform to market and sell South Africa in the global marketplace. Its Business Events Coordinating Council consist of provincial and city Convention Bureaus and Business Event Units in South Africa who work together to pitch for and win business events for the country. South Africa’s annual business events trade show, Meetings Africa, grows in size and stature each year. Last year, a record-breaking three 452 delegates attended, 20 per cent up on 2011’s record-breaking attendance number. Those delegates included many of the most influential business event buyers from around the world who expressed unilateral approval of the country’s event infrastructure and capability, beauty, and friendly welcoming spirit. Almost 9,000 meetings were requested during the three-day show.


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This popular and newly refurbished boutique hotel has become the chosen meeting place for hosting corporate functions and casual social gatherings. A mere 15 kms from the CBD and V&A Waterfront and 23kms from Cape Town International Airport, this trendy bohemian chic hotel offers a playful twist in dĂŠcor and design, whilst at the same time preserving the feel of the

famous Cape Dutch tradition. Set in 11.5 acres of rolling lawns and manicured gardens, and surrounded by ancient oak trees it boasts three restaurants namely; La Belle Cafe & Bakery, for healthy and sumptuous breakfasts and lunches, 5 Rooms Restaurant for a delectable fine dining experience and the popular outdoor Rose Bar for social gatherings. The Business Centre is popu-

lar for its natural daylight and spacious rooms coupled with delicious in house catering and offers ample parking space and is easily accessible just off the M3 highway. The Alphen Boutique Hotel is managed by the The Kove Collection steered by Paul Kovensky who owns the popular portfolio of Atlantic Seaboard restaurants www.kovecollection.co.za


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CONTACT DETAILS Alphen Drive, Constantia, 7806, Cape Town, South Africa tel: +21 795 6300 fax: +27 21 794 5710 email: reservations@alphen.co.za GPS Co-ordinates: 34 00’ 45.44S 18 27’ 03.62E www.alphen.co.za


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Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road. Aquila is home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big 5 -- elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Game drives in four-wheel-drive vehicles, quad bikes or on horseback ensure spectacular game viewing experiences. Aquila’s four-star chalets are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the environment and offer every comfort like roaring log fires, wooden viewing decks, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers. A luxurious honeymoon suite is perched on a hill for the ultimate romantic getaway. Aquila also offers ideal facilities for conferences and business meetings and it’s a perfect place for the wedding of a lifetime too.


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Head Office 307 Mount Curtis Building, Main Road, Sea point Cape Town , South Africa tel: +27 861 SAFARI (723274) +27 21 430 7260 email: res@aquilasafari.com www.aquilasafari.com


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Celebrating 15 Years of Success in Hospitality, The Birchwood Hotel’s Staff are trained and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of clients from all industries. Boasting 665 Accommodation Rooms, 60 On-Site Venues, An Award-Winning Restaurant (The Local Grill), Tazza Caffé & Wine Bar, Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar & Nightclub, Lotus Spa, In-House Tour Operator, Tempest Car Hire and more - we remove the need to look anywhere else.

Just 7km from OR Tambo International and capable of hosting anything from 2 to 3000 delegates, The Birchwood prides itself on still being able to provide that personal touch to all guests by ensuring flexibility and affordability for all event types and budgets. With a dedicated Décor Team, your vision is easily accessible. We invite you to let us do the hard work. Call +27 11 897 0000 or Email quotes@birchwoodhotel.co.za

CONTACT DETAILS Viewpoint Road, Bartlett, Boksburg Johannesburg, South Africa tel: +27 11 897 0000 fax: +27 11 897 0001 email: quotes@birchwoodhotel.co.za. gps: S 26º 10’ 29.34’’ / E 28º 14’ 56.77’’ www.birchwoodhotel.co.za


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“All equipment needs to be requested prior to the conference\event in order for setup to take place and costing to be advised. Most venues do not have the equipment pre-fitted in the venue (excl. OR Tambo, Auditorium & The Terminal)” “Capacities exclude the addition of staging, dance floors, interpretation booths etc hence we encourage confirmation of capacities possible when adding additional items in the venue”


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he CSIR International Convention Centre is a state-of-the-art Convention Centre with an experienced, dedicated team of professional staff that are totally committed to innovation benefitting clients and providing a seamless holistic conference venue product and service of the highest standard. The Convention Centre, which is purpose-built and situated in tranquil, park like grounds in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria, is host to over 700 diverse events every year. The venue’s ability to host events of international scale and significance time and again is proven by the feedback received from delighted clients and the amount of repeat business the Centre generates. On every level, from service to catering to facilities, the Centre is fully equipped to compete with the very best in the world. Special emphasis is placed on providing exceptional service and understanding the purpose and required out of the event.


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HEADSETS

100

450 136 60

INTERPRETATION

450

CLASSROOM

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BANQUET

LEVEL

Diamond Auditorium Ruby Auditorium Emerald Auditorium Sapphire Room Amethyst Room Crystal Room Garnet Room Onyx Room Crystal/Garnet Crystal/Garnet/Onyx Jade Banquet Room Amber Banquet Room Amber I Banquet Room Amber II Banquet Room Deck Exhibition Hall VIP Suite Central Foyer

THEATRE

ROOM NAME

CONFIGURATION

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

CONTACT DETAILS Box 395, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria, Pretoria, Gauteng tel: +27 12 841 3884 fax: +27 12 841 2051 email: icc@csir.co.za GPS Co-ordinates: S 25º 45.191’ / E 28º 16.649’ www.csiricc.co.za


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he CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals. As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is no ordinary city. So it stands to reason that the CTICC would be no ordinary convention centre. And the fact that, in just 10 years, it has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere bears testimony to this fact. Thanks to its innovative design with meticulous attention to detail, its comprehensive array of world-class services, five star accommodation facilities, and dedicated staff with a proven passion for service excellence, the CTICC consistently delivers the kind of unforgettable experience that keeps event hosts, and their guests coming back - again and again. In order to provide a seamless event experience, the centre also offers an array of audio visual services for your convenience. To find out more visit www.cticc.co.za or contact us on +27 21 410 5000

CONTACT DETAILS Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town tel: +27 21 410 5000 fax: +27 21 410 5001 email: info@cticc.co.za gps: 33° 54’ 56” S by 18° 25’ 36” E www.cticc.co.za


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140 250 250

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WI-FI

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

TELECONFERENCING

3

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120 800 750 1550 1600 1700 1900 800 7300 220 210 400 250 400 250

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INFRA RED

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FIXED SEATING

770 730 1500 1500 1690 1850 770 7720

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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520 460 1200 1050 1200 2000 520 5120

300 80 -300 --0 -300 -300 -250

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

CLOSED CIRCUIT TV

220 30 18 220 18 18 0 18 220 24 220 24 220

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

VEHICULAR ACCESS

180 50 -180 --0 -180 -180 -190 100

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

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330 60 24 330 24 24 620 24 330 30 330 30 380 150 170 1000 950 1950 2000 2200 2400 1000 9500

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790 528 1296

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VIDEO PROJECTION

540 430 1020

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

RECORDING FACILITIES

1080 840 1980

0 650 770 625 1500

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0

LECTERN

0

MICROPHONE

BOARDROOM (PAX)

0

HEADSETS

CLASSROOM (PAX)

1500

INTERPRETATION

BANQUET (PAX)

1170 700 1064 812 1876 73 375 75 35 375 35 25 / 35 490 25 / 35 375 50 375 50 370 180 147 1032 997 2025 2118 2258 2982 1267 11399 315 252 315 294 315 285

RECEPTION/COCKTAIL (PAX)

THEATRE (PAX)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

FLOOR AREA M²

Auditorium 1 Auditorium Foyer Ballroom East Ballroom West Full Ballroom Boardroom 1.30 Meeting Room 1.40 Meeting Room (x4) 1.41 - 1.44 Meeting Suites (x5) 1.51 - 1.55 Meeting Room 1.60 Meeting Room (x4) 1.61 - 1.64 Meeting Suites (x4) 1.71 - 1.74 Auditorium 2 Meeting Suites (x3) 1.91 - 1.93 Meeting Room 2.40 Meeting Room (x6) 2.41 - 2.46 Meeting Room 2.60 Meeting Room (x6) 2.61 - 2.66 Roof Terrace Room Roof Terrace Foyer Roof Terrace Balcony Exhibition Hall 1 A Exhibition Hall 1 B Exhibition Hall 1 A & B Exhibition Hall 2 Exhibition Hall 3 Exhibition Hall 4 A Exhibition Hall 4 B Full Exhibition Centre (1 - 4) Registration Foyer Clivia Conservatory Jasminum Restaurant Jasminum Conservatory Strelitzia Restaurant Strelitzia Conservatory Green Room VIP Rooms 1/2 Storage Room Landing Marshalling Yard Lounge Main Entrance Foyer Art Landing 1st Floor Art Landing 2nd Floor

LEVEL

ROOM NAME

CONFIGURATION

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

60 38 104 6110 165 775

Cape Town International Convention Centre


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The Durban International Convention Centre boasts the largest column free, flat floor, multi-purpose space in Africa, coupled with state of the art technology. The Durban ICC is purpose-built, fully air-conditioned and comprises six interlinked convention halls. Halls 1-3 are classic convention and meetings spaces, whilst halls 4-6 double as convention and meetings spaces and as the flat floor space for the multipurpose ICC Arena, which can accommodate up to 10,000 spectators at indoor concerts and events. Operable walls allow for venue flexibility and the Durban ICC can provide plenary seating for up 12,000 delegates and raked seating for 3,880 delegates. This includes a 1,660 raked

seat auditorium. The 6 halls can be opened up to form one large venue of 11,600m² and the facility boasts up to 25 meeting rooms ranging from 43m² to 396m². The adjacent Durban Exhibition Centre provides a value for money additional 9,600m² of exhibition space and there are also a variety of open spaces which can be used within the Durban ICC precinct. The internal Business Centre includes foreign exchange facilities, medical services, stationery and postal services. Durban ICC is ISO 9001, 14001, 22000 and HACCP accredited and was voted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Convention Centre for the 11th time in 12 years in 2012 by the World Travel Awards.

CONTACT DETAILS 45 Bram Fischer Road, Durban, South Africa tel: +27 31 360 1000 fax: +27 31 360 1005 email: sales@icc.co.za gps: S 29º 51.134; E 031º 01.801 www.icc.co.za


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A cruise on board the MSC Sinfonia or the MSC Opera is the ideal opportunity to host a conference, teambuilding or incentive event. There is no land based Venue where accommodation, all meals, entertainment and the company conference can be arranged with one call and it’s all included in the fare. MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera both provide an extraordinary showcase for corporate initiatives. Widely acclaimed for the spectacular interiors, both ships offer a luxury resort with a view of the world that’s different every day. Various cruise destinations throughout the summer

season, out of both Cape Town and Durban offer exciting destinations to exotic islands and exciting ports. The cruises range from 2 nights to 12 nights offering the perfect variety to suit budget and incentive need. World-class conference facilities include a theatre for large corporate events, meeting rooms and complete technical infrastructures.. Varied modern sports and leisure facilities provide valuable team-building opportunities, while sumptuous spa centres, gourmet cuisine, varied entertainment and attentive staff pamper guests in elegant surroundings.

CONTACT DETAILS Johannesburg tel: +27 11 807-5111 Durban tel: +27 31 303 3572 Cape Town tel: +27 21 555 3005 Pretoria tel: +27 12 342 4496 www.msccruises.co.za


FLOOR AREA M²

THEATRE (PAX)

SHOWS (PAX)

Teatro San Carlo Sinfonia Business Centre Teatro dell’Opera

880 394 1135

600 120 713

600 600 193 193 713 713

OVERHEAD PROJECTOR

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AUDIO SYSTEMS

FOLLOWSPOTS

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600 600 193 193 713 713

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The 35-metre motor yacht, is permanently berthed at the V&A Waterfront and is the embodiment of sleek beauty and luxury. The Nautilus now offers the ultimate in cruising and luxury accommodation. The fully air-conditioned vessel has six luxury cabins that sleeps 16 people quayside and 12 at sea. For private charter cruises she accommodates 58 people and it can easily host a party of 110 people when moored at quayside. The deck has a Jacuzzi, a massive fly bridge area and bar, perfect for sipping sundowners while admiring the view. The Nautilus is the ideal filming location and is also a sort after for corporate functions, launches, weddings, other major social events and cruises. Nothing has been overlooked to cater for every possible wish.


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FIXED SEATING

LARGE SCREEN

CLOSED CIRCUIT TV

VEHICULAR ACCESS

SLIDE PROJECTION

26

OVERHEAD PROJECTOR

BANQUET

50

VIDEO PROJECTION

CINEMA

62

IN-HOUSE CATERING

FLOOR AREA M²

0

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Saloon, Nautilus

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ROOM NAME

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CONTACT DETAILS The Nautilus, Pierhead, V&A Waterfront tel: +27 0861 A-B-O-A-R-D (226273) +27 21 430 7260 email: sales@thenautilus.co.za www.thenautilus.co.za


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Located in the heart of Sandton’s business district, the Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s most technologically advanced convention centre. With over 22 000m² of convention, exhibition and special event space, adjacent to 1300 four and five star hotel rooms, conveniently located to up market shopping and entertainment

centres and over 30 hotels nearby, Sandton Convention Centre has been purpose-built to cater to your every need. Events can be staged on four main levels simultaneously, accommodating up to 10 000 visitors at any one time. The Pavilion area offers seating for up to 4 000 people; The Ballroom can accommodate 2 000 guests; and

the two exhibition levels have a combined floor space of 10 000m². Sandton together with other suburbs in Johannesburg further offer unique cultural and social experiences, such as museums, cultural precincts, performing arts, theme parks, entertainment centres, craft markets, wildlife reservations and casinos.

Nelson Mandela Square

CONTACT DETAILS Maude Street, Sandown, 2196 Johannesburg, South Africa tel: +27 11 779 0000 fax: +27 11 779 0001 email: scc.info@tsogosun.com gps: S26° 06.394’ / E028° 03.221’ www. saconvention.co.za


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CLOSED CIRCUIT TV

LARGE SCREEN

FIXED SEATING

VOTING

INFRA RED

TELECONFERENCING

WI-FI

15 25 25 30 30

VEHICULAR ACCESS

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SLIDE PROJECTION

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OVERHEAD PROJECTOR

12 12 12 15 15 15 12 24 24 30 24

VIDEO PROJECTION

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 40 20

RECORDING FACILITIES

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 40 20

IN-HOUSE CATERING

50 50 50 120 120

LECTERN

70 70 70 140 140

MICROPHONE

70 70 70 140 140

HEADSETS

1400 675 900 1150 150 150 150 336 336 504 700 975 30 30 36 36 36 42 30 60 66 90 52 280 24 60 20 120 120 3200

INTERPRETATION

2800 2600 1000 450 550 650 110 110 110 220 220 330 600 650 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 40 40 60 40 240 20 50 15 80 80 2800

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BOARDROOM

FLOOR AREA M²

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CONFERENCING IN AFRICA Why should you hold your conference in Africa? - By Mati Nyazema, Executive Director of Sandton Convention Centre

Africa’s transformational urban swell that will see more than 60 percent of the continent’s population urbanised by 2050; Africa’s wholehearted embracing of technology in general and telecommunications in particular that will see 800 million mobile subscriptions by 2015 from 500 million in 2010; Africa’s increasingly important role in the world’s energy markets and food production; and Africa’s growing financial services sector that could make up around 20 percent of the continent’s collective GDP within the next decade. Bearing this out is UN-Habitat’s recently launched City Prosperity Index (CPI), which has identified four African cities — Johannesburg, Cape Town, Cairo and Casablanca — as solid performers that have the capacity to act as runway lights for most of the continent’s other cities that are lagging. Conference centres in Africa are providing the platform for generating change.

Running a conference or an expo in Africa is thus a sound business decision and one that is proving profitable for those organisations that have already taken advantage of this growth.

A

frica is on a clear-cut growth path and sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, is identified as an economic hot-spot for 2013, with a projected growth of 5.5 percent. Six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies during the last decade have been in sub-Saharan Africa. Growth has in general remained above six percent since the early 2000s, with a brief interruption in 2009 during the global financial crisis. Africa has been identified and accepted as the next frontier for investment opportunities. Recently Standard Bank analyst Simon Fremantle identified five key trends that will propel Africa’s ongoing economic surge in the next four decades. These are: a larger and more affluent population that has seen around 150 million Africans entering middle class since 1990, with a further 40 million households to become middle class by 2015;


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South Africa has already hosted several Africa-focused conferences and expos in the past year that have clearly reflected this continental trend of economic growth. One of the most significant of these was the Global African Diaspora Summit held in May 2012, which was a highlight for the continent and a triumph for South Africa, having been given the mandate by the African Union to organise and manage this

important event. The event attracted more than 500 delegates, which included heads of state from 14 countries, and ministers and other dignitaries from a total of 69 countries, of which 50 were African. The aim of the summit was to bring Africans in the Diaspora together to develop policy frameworks that will enable people of African descent to participate in the development

of Africa and to share experiences in combating poverty, creating prosperity, and uniting African people together in a peaceful way, in a bid to contribute to the sustainable development of the African continent. Running a conference or an expo in Africa is thus a sound business decision and one that is proving profitable for those organisations that have already taken advantage of this growth.


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©Reg Caldecot

ICCA IN AFRICA - By Rashid Toefy, Chief Executive Officer of CTICC and Chairperson of the ICCA African Chapter

nent. While there are only a certain number of international conferences that rotate in Africa, there are many more intra African meetings and conferences taking place, which are not recognised. Additional core objectives include: • Increasing Africa’s market share of the global meetings industry • Extracting more business between countries on the continent • Growing & nurturing people within the industry • Positioning Africa as a unique, inspiring world class destination for international meetings and events • Fostering closer collaboration between meeting and industry professionals There is often a perception that doing business in Africa is challenging, yet the fact that Africa has successfully hosted some of the world’s largest sporting events

...there is going to be more business for existing members in Africa, new events to identify and add to the ICCA Association Database and infrastructure developments.

T

he meetings and events industry is a key mechanism to successfully unlock the potential of the African continent and its market of one billion consumers. An association like ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) plays a pivotal role in developing and growing the local meetings and events industry and enhancing the global competitiveness of the continent. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events and comprises over 900 member companies and organisations in 85 countries worldwide. The ICCA African Chapter is an important industry body that serves to raise the global profile of the African meetings and events industry. A key focus area for the Chapter is increasing the number of pan African events taking place on the conti-


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There is often a perception that doing business in Africa is challenging, yet the fact that Africa has successfully hosted some of the world’s largest sporting events and conferences is further testament to the continent’s ability to host global meetings and events.

and conferences is further testament to the continent’s ability to host global meetings and events. But while South Africa’s major events credentials are firmly established, there remains much potential to win a bigger share of the global and regional business event market. As an emerging continent, Africa holds immense potential and the consistent growth in ICCA’s global membership and the concurrent expansion of the international association congress market are the twin foundations that have led to the establishment of a dedicated ICCA regional Africa office in September last year. With the appointment of Chris Prieto as the Re-

gional Director for Africa, more energy will be channelled into raising awareness of the instrumental role that ICCA membership can play in advancing growth in the African economy. Already the ICCA membership in Africa has significantly increased over the last six months. This isn’t simply a move to deliver better services to ICCA’s existing members in Africa, but a recognition that the international association meetings market is continuing to evolve, and it is in the growth of regional meetings that some of the most dramatic future developments are anticipated. This trend is already well established in Asia and

Latin America, and it is certain that Africa is starting to move down the same road. What this implies is that there is going to be more business for existing members in Africa, new events to identify and add to the ICCA Association Database and infrastructure developments. The establishment of the ICCA Regional Office will ensure that Africa continues to punch above its weight in terms of positioning itself as a globally competitive meetings and events destination. With the 52nd ICCA Conference taking place in Shanghai, China, Africa needs to continue to raise its profile as a key emerging market.


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- By David Sand, Site Global President and CEO of and founder of UWIN IWIN

What is SITE? Site is the only global organization dedicated to linking professionals in the incentive travel and motivational events industry with corporate leaders seeking improved performance through these experiences. Site provides resources that make it possible for highly motivated individuals and teams to reach the highest levels of workplace performance. Motivational experiences – including travel and events – serve as a powerful business tools to unlock and reward the human potential needed to achieve corporate objectives and drive measurable business results. The network of Site professionals brings best-in-class solutions, insights and global connections to maximize the business impact of motivational experiences regardless of industry, region or culture. Site serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personal connections that will catapult and sustain professional growth, and help build the value of extraordinary motivational experiences worldwide.

SITE in Africa In Africa there are SITE members in Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda, Namibia and South Africa. The goal is for Africa is to engage with the world in 2013 and to establish another significant African chapter. The South African experience demonstrates how much value is derived for a destination if key industry players come together to collectively advance their market segment and professional status. Site is also offering an amazing new certification course – the Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS). This was created in a developing economy in South America and is aimed at advancing specialist skill. In South Africa Site has had a tremendously rich history with many industry icons leading the local chapter over the past 25

years. The collective membership has helped shape the incentive market both inbound and outbound as members have, through Site, engaged with the global community. Site members learn locally from each other, shape and educate the local supply, and have fun keeping abreast with new product innovations. Internationally many companies have taken advantage of showcasing what amazing talent and resources South Africa has by entering best in class case studies into the Site Crystal awards. Site has also connected and educated members to increase global competitiveness. Furthermore, South African members have benefited tremendously from networking with some of the biggest incentive buyers in the global community. Site members prefer to do business with each other as there is a common code of conduct and trust relationship that is integral to the membership ethos.

Who are the members of SITE? Site, founded as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (Site) in 1973, is a global network of meetings and event professionals and has grown, since its inception 40 years ago, to nearly 2,000 members in 90 countries with 29 local and regional chapters.

Top Member Disciplines • • • • •

Incentive Companies Corporate Planners Destination Management Companies –DMC’s Convention/Tourism Authorities Hospitality & Travel Suppliers

By Region • • • • •

Africa/Middle East (6%) Asia/Pacific (7%) Europe (30%) Latin America/Caribbean (8%) North America (49%)

What are the benefits of being a member of SITE? •

Industry recognition and prestige for being affiliated with the only global authority connecting motivational experiences with business results Opportunities to grow business on a global basis by connecting and networking with Site members around the world. When conducting business outside of your own country, it is helpful to have contacts that you know do business in an ethical manner and adhere to a Code of Ethics. Professional growth and learning through participation in Site local, regional and international educational programs, events and conferences such as the Site Global Conference 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA, 7-10 December and the Site Global Education Week 13-21, April 2013.

President • • •

David Sand, CEO Uwin Iwin Incentives, Bryanston, South Africa email: david@uwininwin.co.za For more info visit: www.siteglobal.com David Sand


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Rajeev Kohil – India, Lulu Stribling – USA, Paul Miller – UK, Alejandro Verzoub – South America, David Sand – Africa, Olga Navarra – Europe, Sean Mahoney - USA

Site South Africa members – SCR chapter initiative giving time, resources and care to the Joe Slovo Creche

David Sand addressing delegates at the SITE International Conference held in Beijing in 2012, shortly after he was officially inaugurated as President for 2013


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- By Sue Gannon, EXSA General Manager

One of the main objectives of the EXSA Board is marketing the exhibition industry and to increase both the significance and prominence of exhibitions and events within the communication mix. Exhibitions are able to satisfy the needs of an increasing number of visitors and exhibitors, and EXSA has to promote and grow the exhibition and event industry across Southern Africa. EXSA provides recognition to members and exhibitors by judging exhibition stands and exhibitions, thus developing and promoting excellence within the industry. It lobbies at government level on legislation affecting the exhibition industry such as the SANS 10366 and the new Health and Safety Act. EXSA is a founding member of the Event Greening Forum, and provides green awards for venues, organisers and suppliers. EXSA also provides skills training via workshops throughout the year.

The global exhibition community is increasingly focusing on this continent, which has a broad range to offer – from securing resources to the high-end market.

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he Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) is a non-profit organisation representing Venues, Organisers, Exhibition Designers, Stand Builders, Service Companies and Associate organisations. EXSA, via collective representation, provides a forum for all participants across the spectrum of the exhibition industry. EXSA adds credibility, status and integrity to its members through membership qualifying criteria and adherence to the Code of Ethics. EXSA’s founding objective is to sustain and protect the interests of all our members, and both exhibitors and visitors at all exhibitions. Strict Codes of Ethics and Conduct have been set for members of the Association. Members are expected to adhere to, and promote, the high standards set by the association. This allows exhibitors to make use of members’ services with confidence.


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Nigel Walker, EXSA Chairperson

Importance of Africa & the exhibition industry EXSA has received a sharp increase in enquiries from international exhibitions organisers wanting to enter into the African market and took a look at what commentators are saying about Africa. As UFI, the Global Association for the exhibition industry, states in their latest Newsletters “Expansion is the watchword, and this is evident in many different facets. Exhibition companies are entering foreign markets with spin-offs from attractive events, setting out their stalls with new branches and subsidiaries or relying on partnerships with local specialists. India has long been regarded as a new emerging trade show market. Whilst business there has not yet been carved up entirely, many themes are already fully booked. Now it’s the niche markets’ turn. Given such variety, India will remain a scintillating market. Africa looks equally exciting. The global exhibition community is increasingly focusing on this continent, which has a broad range to offer – from securing resources to the high-end market.” Montgomery are taking Hostex to Kenya later this year. Montgomery’s Business Development Manager Alexander Angus said, “Africa represents a significant portion of Montgomery’s business and East Africa is the next logical step. Our customers recognise the region as an area of great potential, relatively unaffected by the global crisis and showing consistent annual economic growth.” Montgomery are already active in Nigeria.

Moneyweb were in Davos Switzerland at the World Economic Forum where Africa was very much in the headlines, and Hilton Tarrant and Simon Brown discussed South Africa and Africa’s position: Africa has 50+ countries and each country is unique – different cultures, different legislative processes, democratic processes and the like. Many of the countries leapfrogged fixedline and have gone straight to mobile. Our TV system PAL … versus NTSC in America is far superior. You talk about the strikes at the moment. Even if you look at what’s happening at the moment with violence in the streets around Sasolburg, we’ve seen it down in the Western Cape – you mustn’t forget London had massively violent riots just a couple of years ago. I think that perhaps the comment was absolutely spot-on that we’ve got to stop coming to view South Africa with those blinkers – those preconceptions that there’s extra risk, there are extra challenges – and just say as a territory what is unique about it, what makes it different from everywhere else. Everywhere has got challenges, everywhere has got benefits, and it is in part how those are being managed by business, by government, by individuals. But I think the days of saying Africa’s a dark, scary continent are well and truly behind us. But here’s something very interesting. I think Bronwyn Nielsen mentioned this at the debate – sub-Saharan African growth this year will be over 5%. If you take South Africa out of the equation and look at the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, the growth

rate will be 6%. There are two points. One is that we are the largest economy in Africa, so we are not going to grow at those top numbers. The flipside is that we are still a small economy – compare us to India or China which manage 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10% growth. So it is certainly possible. And I think the numbers are up there. They say Nigeria is going to overtake us in terms of size of the economy and the like, and the sense is that South Africa is still viewed as a mining destination. In truth we are a lot more than mining these days. But mining is still important, mining certainly being our hot topic. You know, 2010 was a huge spotlight for us and perhaps we didn’t use it as strongly as we could have. Part of that would have been the global financial crisis. Certainly it didn’t help. But you’ve got to play with the cards you are dealt to many sense. Also, for the international investors sitting in Davos or New York or wherever they may be, it’s just the click of a button. So the money is going to move very, very quickly. And when you get that spotlight shone on you, you really need to make the best of it. I suspect a lot of it is probably moving towards Nigeria which, as I said, will become a bigger economy. We are seeing Egypt with the move towards democracy – still challenges in Egypt, make no mistake about it – but certainly a lot closer to places such as Europe, and perhaps getting some support there. Exciting times are ahead for Africa as a whole and EXSA will keep their finger on the pulse as to what’s happening in the exhibition industry.


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LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY ON AFRICAN SOIL - By Keith Burton, Managing Director of African Agenda

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uch of an organisation’s success today depends on it taking into account factors that extend beyond pure profits. In a world where social and environmental issues have become important factors in citizens’ decision making processes, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a critical ingredient in the business mix.

CSR in Africa Any entrant to the African market must display its commitment to the long-term growth and development of the local communities, as well as take steps to preserve the natural environment. However, CSR in Africa is different to what it would typically be in the developed world, particularly in terms of the issues being prioritised. These include HIV/AIDS, working conditions, basic services and poverty alleviation. The spirit of CSR projects on the continent often ties in with traditional values and concepts, such as Ubuntu (‘humanity to others’). Working in the African market and planning and implementing CSR programmes for conferences illuminates some of the key drivers of CSR in Africa. These include the cultural tradition of

the country in question (based on the unique social and cultural influences of that specific community), the socio-economic priorities of the country (determined by the most pressing needs of the local population), and civil society activism (where NGOs, non-profits and other organisations use their influence to effect change and improve the lives of the local community). In Europe, by comparison, CSR focuses very much on enabling an environment for responsible business, while in Africa the needs are more pressing and CSR tends to focus on solving immediate social and economic problems. For conference organisers planning to host events on African soil, this means a more hands-on approach to CSR is required.

Conference CSR Conference CSR is, at its core, different to traditional CSR: where CSR in the traditional sense can be on-going or annually funded, conference CSR efforts will likely be a one-off. The focus should therefore be on the conference legacy, which can take two forms: at the association level, there is membership building, knowledge sharing and professionalisation. For example, at a conference for the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) in Tanzania in 2009,

a dozen local university students helped as hosts and room assistants for the conference with 750 delegates. After a week of working, they had been exposed to opportunities to improve their English, gotten first-hand experience of high levels of service, and gained insight into internationalstandard conference management styles. By upskilling local staff, international associations not only leave a lasting legacy in the host countries, but also gain valuable on-the-ground resources for any future conferences they host there. These types of CSR projects often provide the best opportunities for leaving a lasting legacy as they empower the local communities and give them access to new skills that they can still apply long after the conference is over. At the community level, there is philanthropy, which commonly focuses on education, health, sports, development, the environment and other community services, and volun-tourism. In developing countries, businesses are often engaged in the provision of basic services that would, in a developed country, be the responsibility of government, such as investment in infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and housing: this is an opportunity for conference organisers to truly make a difference.


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“ Whatever route conference organisers take with their CSR programmes, the key learning is that CSR programmes developed in the European or American context are largely not suited to be implemented as-is in Africa. The unique historical and cultural factors present in Africa mean that the priorities of the local communities are distinctly different from their counterparts in more developed areas of the world. There is a perception that CSR is ‘easy’.

The fact that there is great need in parts of Africa does not mean that any CSR effort is appropriate. There exists huge potential to make a real, lasting difference to the lives of many, many Africans, but it’s not a simple cut-and-paste exercise where tried and tested CSR mechanics from developed nations are simply applied on the continent. Care must be taken to show respect to the recipients and their particular needs, and to tailor any CSR programmes accordingly.

A Unique Approach

By up-skilling local staff, international associations not only leave a lasting legacy in the host countries, but also gain valuable on-theground resources for any future conferences they host there.


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About Us African Agenda is a leading professional conference organiser specialising in planning and hosting national and international conferences. With more than ten years’ experience, African Agenda puts its considerable skill and expertise into action in order to find innovative solutions to ensure the success of any conference, meeting or event. African Agenda is the only member of IAPCO in subSaharan Africa and the preferred partner for national and international associations, corporates and academics wishing to hold conferences in South Africa or anywhere on the African continent. Professional Affiliations African Agenda is a member of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and has been accredited through the association by Grant Thornton as a SAACI-Accredited International Professional Conference Organiser (SAIPCO) – the highest level of accreditation. African Agenda is also a member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and takes advantage of the organisation’s professional development opportunities. Singularly, African Agenda is the only sub-Saharan member of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), an association founded in 1968 that demands an arduous application process and continuous quality assessment, and holds its members to the highest standards of professionalism.

SERVICES WE OFFER • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Bid preparation Pre-conference planning, needs assessment and project management Venue selection and evaluation 3rd party supplier identification, evaluation and management Contract negotiation with venue and 3rd party suppliers Accommodation/housing desk Programme development Marketing services Conference programme proceedings, papers and publications Financial and accounting management Registration services Logistics planning and execution On-site management Manage audio-visual, technical and translation support Sponsorship management Exhibition management Tours and special events Conference evaluation and conference reporting

CONTACT DETAILS 120 Belvedere Road, Claremont, 7700 Cape Town, South Africa tel: +27 21 683 2934 fax: +27 21 683 0816 email: info@africanagenda.com www.africanagenda.com


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Centeq Events, will manage all your on-line database management requirements, financial reconciliations and assist with the project management of your event, whilst still allowing you, as the client, to have complete access via the web 24/7. We are uniquely qualified to personally assist event organisers, corporate companies, government departments, associations and PCO’s with our services that will add value to the event and to the business partners involved. Through our experience in project management, financial management and online database facilities, the success of the event is guaranteed. It is our goal to remain ahead of the pack harnessing the power of modern technology and offering our clients environmental friendly solutions. We believe that through our expertise gathered over the years we can add value to your business.

SERVICES WE OFFER

Project management / Event Consultant

Secretariat / Registration Services

Organising events requires specialised skills and experience that is gained through years of “on the job” training. Our experience most certainly delivers results. We offer: • Bid support – working with the tourism bureau, we prepare documents including budgets, sponsor opportunities and delegate boosting action plan. • Supplier appointments – we identify reliable, competent suppliers with market related prices. Outsourced services include PR, marketing, website, printing, transport, venue, AV, Technical, Exhibition, entertainment, décor, security plan. • Work breakdown structures – for every supplier appointed, we develop an action plan with timelines. • Event co-ordination – We take care of all planning, executing and wrapping up events • Onsite management – We will manage and run your event logistics on the day • Financial Management – A strict budget with constant analysis and reporting is essential. Centeq is able to assist with budget drafting, balance sheet reporting, income against expenditure analysis, cashflow projections, reconciliation of supplier payments, un-audited financial reports with VAT analysis in pastel.

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Online Registration/RSVP management with 24/7 client access to information Bespoke registration form with secure payment options (SSL Certificate) Automated confirmation letters, emails, invoices with Secretariat staff to assist delegate Managing data for airport transfers, social activities, tours, golf days, table seating Onsite registration management including RFID, bar coding, finger print technology, onsite badge printing. RSVP process for social events, functions, free attendance events, AGMs

Accommodation management • •

Negotiating prices and contracting with hotels. Managing groups, individuals and delegate requirements

Abstract management •

Creation of a fully automated online speaker abstract submission and committee review process Develop the content of the programme, allocate to venues and provide final copy for abstract book or CD.

CONTACT DETAILS 35 Sarel Cilliers Street, Bellville, 7530 tel: +27 21 948 9549 fax: +27 21 948 5563 email: crystal@centeqevents.co.za www.centeqevents.co.za


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Crystal Events and Incentives are all about creating unique and exciting experiences. Be it an international conference, strategic planning meeting, a corporate incentive programme or your dream vacation - it will always be an event worth talking about for years to come. With more than 25 years’ experience in travel and corporate hospitality, the Crystal Team endeavours to fully explore each client’s individual requirements and ensure that the proposal meets both the client budget and personal tastes. The team is creative and makes every effort to come up with new and innovative programmes – in Africa and around the world. Our suppliers are carefully vetted and thorough site inspections are conducted to guarantee our guests of the best and most reliable services throughout their experience. Impressions are what it’s all about and Crystal will ensure that your clients, management and staff alike, depart with a sense of achievement from each of our programmes. Whatever your unique requirement may be let Crystal take charge of the smallest detail of the programme for you - giving you peace of mind and time to relax and spend quality time with your group.

CONTACT DETAILS Tes Proos tel: +27 21 555 3617 mobile: +27 84 682 7676 fax: +27 86 698 7792 email: tes@crystalevents.co.za www.crystalevents.co.za


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Imfunzelelo is a dynamic conference and event management company that offers our clients and partners the highest level of professionalism and local expertise. We provide logistical support for conferences and events in a creative and friendly environment. Under the leadership of Zelda Coetzee, one of South Africa’s leading conference and event organizers, we assist our clients to stage memorable events and conferences in South Africa. We have extensive expertise in medium and large-scale association conferences, corporate meetings, trade exhibitions and destination management services.

Our team has assisted many international and national associations, corporate companies and NGOs to host successful conferences and events across Africa. What drives us? Excellence, technology, attention to detail, meaningful relationships, our environment, innovation, happy clients, passion for what we do, accuracy, creative thinking, positive people, giving back to our local communities, delivering results, sharing our successes, strong teams and doing things differently‌ Be inspired!

CONTACT DETAILS 42 Franklin Road, Claremont Cape Town, South Africa Zelda Coetzee (MD) tel: +27 21 674 0013 mobile: +27 84 657 5476 email: zelda@imfunzelelo.co.za www.imfunzelelo.co.za


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Business events are good for your business! We design and manage fun and affordable meetings, incentives, conferences and events – anywhere at all. Travel is still the best motivator to get extra engagement and performance from staff and distribution channels. Local and foreign destinations provide lasting memorable moments for everyone – and that’s what inspires, motivates, refreshes, relaxes and rewards. Planned and managed to perfection, group travel affords you the luxury to provide motivational experiences that surpass the average family holiday by far. And it doesn’t have to be an expensive rewards option – 5 star service is desired and delivered as the norm with us. We have 27 years of experience in crafting itineraries and event programmes to wow your audiences. Blend in superb value, tailored with unique enhancements produced just for your events, plus you have a team of dedicated, focused, cost-effective, IATA-licensed, BEEaccredited, enthusiastic, award-winning and highly experienced incentive travel and event professionals on hand. Join many of South Africa’s industry leaders and get Leading Incentives to handle all your business event needs now. We Maximise Motivation in any Meeting.

CONTACT DETAILS Geoff Saner tel: +27 11 022 9264 fax: +27 86 615 0110 mobile: +27 84 566 2240 email: info@li.co.za www.leadingincentives.co.za


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Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery offers South Africa’s largest portfolio of exhibitions servicing business to business sectors of the Southern African economy. Backed by over 42 years of experience, Specialised Exhibitions is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and is recognised locally and internationally as an organiser of innovative, inspiring and highly

effective exhibitions that meet the needs of the industries it serves. Some of the prestigious brands featured in the Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery’s portfolio include InterBuild Africa, Electra Mining Africa, Hostex, Propak Africa, Ifsec South and West Africa, Markex, KZN Industrial Technology Solutions and Grand Designs Live.

CONTACT DETAILS 33 Hoofdt Street,Braam Park, Forum 3, Level 3,Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa tel: +27 11 835 1565 fax: +27 11 496-1161 email: info@specialised.com www.specialised.com


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VWV is a global brand experience agency focused on helping brands and corporate clients communicate to their key audiences. From conferences to awards banquets, launches to large-scale ceremonies like the 2010 FIFA World Cup, we offer a range of highlevel in-house services which include event production, film and video production, digital media, installations and exhibitions, guest management, presentations and multimedia. While we offer an end-to-end turnkey solution, we are equally comfortable partnering with or providing support services to other bestpractice agencies. We have a proud 30-year history and have worked in over 53 countries around the world, allowing us to understand the nuances of different styles and cultures.

CONTACT DETAILS 59 Kyalami Boulevard, Kyalami Business Park, Johannesburg, South Africa Star Khulu tel: +27 11 799 2600 email: info@vwv.com www.vwv.com


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CORE BANKING SOLUTIONS CONFERENCE 2013 13-14 February 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa

FINANCE FOR YOUR FUTURE 2013 14 -16 Feb Nairobi, Kenya

January ORANGE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2013 19 Jan – 10 Feb South Africa

TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE EAST AFRICA 2013

CAMEROON INTERNATIONAL MINING CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 19-20 Feb Yaoundé, Cameroon

MEETINGS AFRICA 2013 19-20 Feb Johannesburg, South Africa

LOYALTY AND REWARDS CONFERENCE 2013

21 - 24 Jan Tanzania

20-21 Feb Johannesburg, South Africa

February

PAN-AFRICAN FILM & TV FESTIVAL OF OUAGADOUGOU (FESPACO)

J&B MET 2 Feb Cape Town, South Africa

2nd SOLAR THERMAL POWER CONFERENCE & EXPO 4-5 Feb Pretoria, South Africa

INVESTING IN AFRICAN MINING INDABA 4-7 Feb Cape Town, South Africa

VIRGIN ACTIVE SPORT INDUSTRY AWARDS 2013 7 Feb Johannesburg, South Africa

GAUTENG HOMEMAKERS EXPO

23 Feb - 2 Mar Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

28 Feb - 3 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

ASIA-PACIFIC INCENTIVES & MEETINGS EXPO (AIME)

NWJ BRIDAL AND EVENT SHOW

26-27 Feb Melbourne, Australia

1-3 Mar KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

NEXT GENERATION OIL & GAS AFRICA 2013 25-27 Feb Hermanus, South Africa

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS CONGRESS 2013

DESIGN INDABA

2-6 March Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Conference 27 Feb-1 Mar Expo 1-3 Mar

EXPO SUMMIT AFRICA

MOBILE AND E-MARKETING CONFERENCE 2013

13-14 Feb Johannesburg South Africa

27-28 Feb Johannesburg, South Africa

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March

7th AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM 6 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

RETAIL WORLD AFRICA 11-13 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa


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CONFERENCES EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

CARDS AND PAYMENTS AFRICA

1st WEST AFRICA MICROFINANCE CONFERENCE

11 – 13 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

20 -22 Mar Accra, Ghana

INFECTING THE CITY 2013

DECOREX

12-16 Mar Cape Town, South Africa

21-24 Mar Durban, South Africa

MOBILE BANKING SOUTHERN AFRICA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

8th ANNUAL BROADBAND SUMMIT

NABOOMSPRUIT WINDPOMPFEES

13-14 Mar Kempton Park, South Africa

18-20 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

21-23 Mar Naboomspruit, South Africa

4th IT LEADERS AFRICA SUMMIT

INAUGURAL DIGITAL TV CONFERENCE

THE GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW

14-15 March Sandton, South Africa

18-20 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

23-26 Mar Cape Town, South Africa

AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY WEST AFRICA 2013

1st WORLD CONFERENCE ON PERSONALITY

LAND DIVIDED CONFERENCE 2013

13-14 Mar Lagos, Nigeria 17-18 Mar Accra, Ghana

19-23 Mar Stellenbosch, South Africa

24-27 Mar Cape Town, South Africa

43rd NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OSSA 2013

OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA 2013 19-21 Mar Accra, Ghana

THE GULF INCENTIVE, BUSINESS TRAVEL & MEETINGS EXHIBITION (GIBTM) 2013

14-17 Mar Cape Town, South Africa

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND STOCK CONTROL

THE REACH TO RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL BREAST CANCER SUPPORT CONFERENCE

14-15 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa

20-22 Mar Cape Town, South Africa

25-27 Mar Abu Dhabi, UAE

PHENOMENOLOGY AND ITS FUTURES 29-31 Mar Johannesburg, South Africa


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GREEN IT SUMMIT AFRICA 2013 15-18 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

April

AFRISKY FORUM 2013

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

19th WESTERN AFRICA OIL, GAS AND ENERGY

16-18 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

2-7 Apr Cape Town, South Africa

4th SULPHUR & SULPHURIC ACID 2013 CONFERENCE 3-5 Apr Rustenburg, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE 3-4 Apr Cape Town, South Africa

ON-SITE POWER WORLD AFRICA 8-10 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

POWER & ELECTRICITY WORLD AFRICA 8-11 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

4th GLOBAL FEED & FOOD CONGRESS

22- 24 Apr Windhoek, Namibia

12th WORLD FEDERATION OF CHIROPRACTIC CONGRESS

COACHING AND MENTORING CONFERENCE 2013

10-13 Apr Durban, South Africa

22-26 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

ASSOCIATION OF SAVING AND INVESTMENT SA CONFERENCE

CLOUD WORLD FORUM AFRICA

9-12 Apr Durban, South Africa

SUSTAIN & BUILD AFRICA 9-10 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

18th COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE 14-18 Apr Cape Town, South Africa

OPEX AFRICA

34th INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

10-11 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

14-18 Apr Cape Town, South Africa

8-12 Apr Rustenburg, South Africa

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23-24 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

DECOREX 25-28 Apr Cape Town, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER, ELECTRICAL AND SYSTEMS 29-30 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS 29-30 Apr Johannesburg, South Africa


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May AFRICAN RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE 4-5 May Johannesburg, South Africa

AFRICA HEALTH EXHIBITION AND CONGRESS 2013

FINANCIAL PLANNING INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONVENTION 2013

7-9 May Johannesburg, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICAN FACILITIES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

11-12 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

MARKEX 2013

8-9 May Johannesburg, South Africa

11-13 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

CIO SUMMIT AFRICA 2013 8-10 May Hermanus, South Africa

AFRICA MEDIA BUSINESS EXCHANGE

EMPOWERTEC AFRICA 2013

18 Jun Nairobi, Kenya

14-16 May Johannesburg, South Africa

EAST AFRICA COM 21-22 May Nairobi, Kenya

2nd MAXIMISING AFRICAN PORT CAPACITY SUMMIT

June WATERTEC AFRICA 2013 1 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

4th EASTERN AFRICA OIL, GAS & ENERGY CONFERENCE 18-21 Jun Nairobi, Kenya

PUMPS, VALVES AND PIPES AFRICA 2013

3rd ANNUAL IT INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA SUMMIT 2013

1 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

20-21 Jun Cape Town, South Africa

69th IATA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND WORLD AIR TRANSPORT SUMMIT

DIGITAL SERVICES AFRICA

26-27 May Johannesburg, South Africa

SATCOM AFRICA

2-4 Jun Cape Town, South Africa

AVIATION OUTLOOK AFRICA

27-30 May Johannesburg, South Africa

17th FOODAGRO 2013

24-27 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

6-8 Jun Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

IFES WORLD SUMMIT 2013

17th ITELEXPO 2013

27-29 Jun Cape Town, South Africa

22-23 May Durban, South Africa

LOW -COST HOUSING SOUTH AFRICA

THE BROADCAST SHOW AFRICA 27-30 May Johannesburg, South Africa

SUBMARINE NETWORKS WORLD AFRICA 27-30 May Johannesburg, South Africa

6-8 Jun Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

25-26 Jun Johannesburg, South Africa

CONNECTING WEST AFRICA

AIPC ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND 54th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

11-12 Jun Dakar, Senegal

30 Jun-1 Jul Cape Town, South Africa


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August 4th ANNUAL CLOUD & VIRTUALISATION SUMMIT AFRICA

30 Aug -1 Sep Johannesburg, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT (ICEE)

6th AFRICAN MICRO FINANCE CONFERENCE

DECOREX 7-11 Aug Johannesburg, South Africa

EDUCATION WEEK CONVENTION & LEARNING EXPO 4-6 Jul Johannesburg, South Africa

3RD WORLD CONFERENCE ON YOUTH & COMMUNITY SERVICE CONGRESS 8-13 Jul Johannesburg, South Africa

KENYA HOSPITALITY TRADE FAIR 2013 11-13 Jul Nairobi, Kenya

MEDIATECH AFRICA 2013 17-19 Jul Johannesburg, South Africa

THE BABA INDABA CAPE TOWN

THE BABA INDABA NASREC

1-2 Aug Cape Town, South Africa

4-8 Aug Kruger National Park, South Africa

July

September

3-8 Sep Durban, South Africa

SPORTS AND EVENTS TOURISM EXCHANGE 2013 10-13 Sep Durban, South Africa

THE GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW

THE ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SHOW AFRICA

8-11 Aug Durban, South Africa

17-18 Sep Johannesburg, South Africa

19TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DENTAL HYGIENE 2013

THE GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW

14-17 Aug Cape Town, South Africa

2013 BHF ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICAN CONFERENCE 18-21 Aug Cape Town, South Africa

BHF ANNUAL SOUTHERN AFRICAN CONFERENCE 2013 18-21 Aug Cape Town, South Africa

SOCIETY OF RADIOGRAPHERS SA

21-24 Sep Johannesburg, South Africa

FNB JOBURG ART FAIR 7-9 Sep (TBC) Johannesburg, South Africa

AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY 2013 11-12 Sep Nairobi, Kenya

THE LOERIES 16-22 Sep Cape Town, South Africa

NIGERIA COM

22-25 Aug Durban, South Africa

17-18 Sep Lagos, Nigeria

SAACI 2013 ANNUAL CONGRESS & EXHIBITION

FIRST WFSICCM CONGRESS IN AFRICA (CRITICAL CARE 2013)

2013 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN POLICE (IAWP)

28-30 Jul Port Elizabeth, South Africa

28 Aug- 1 Sep Durban, South Africa

21-26 Sep Durban, South Africa

26-28 Jul Cape Town, South Africa


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SOWETO FESTIVAL EXPO 2013 21-24 Sep (TBC) Johannesburg, South Africa

IEC 2013 ANNUAL MARKETING & PRODUCTION CONFERENCE

THE INTERNET SHOW AFRICA 29-30 Oct Johannesburg, South Africa

22-26 Sep Cape Town, South Africa

DISTRIBUTECH AFRICA 2013

THE MOBILE SHOW AFRICA

30 Oct-1 Nov Johannesburg, South Africa

Sep (Dates TBD) Johannesburg, South Africa

PHOTO AND FILM EXPO

October 6th MULTILATERAL INITIATIVE ON MALARIA 2013

31 Oct-3 Nov Johannesburg, South Africa

November CAPE DAIRY EXPERIENCE 2013

6-11 Oct Durban, South Africa

2-3 Nov Stellenbosch, South Africa

LOOK AND FEEL GOOD EXPO

4th SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE

11-13 Oct Durban, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA NURSES CONFERENCE

5-7 Nov Cape Town, South Africa

POWER-GEN AFRICA

8th WORLD CONGRESS OF THE WORLD SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES 20-23 Nov Cape Town, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURAL, BIOTECHNOLOGY, BIOLOGICAL AND BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING 20-21 Nov Cape Town, South Africa

AORTIC 2013 – 9th INTERNATIONAL CANCER CONFERENCE 21-24 Nov Durban, South Africa

15-18 Oct Durban, South Africa

6-8 Nov Johannesburg, South Africa

December

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GOVERNMENT CONTACTS Botswana

Nigeria

Zambia

Botswana Tourism Board Fairgrounds Mall, PO Box 275 Gaborone, Botswana Contact: Tshepiso Mphele Marketing Executive Tel: +267 395 9455 tmphele@botswanatourism.co.bw

Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation Tourism Village, Area 1 P.M.B 167 Garki Abuja Nigeria Tel: +234 9 2342764 touristhelp@tourism.gov.ng

Zambia Tourism Board Head Office Lusaka, Zambia 1st Floor Petroda House Great East Road, Lusaka Box 30017, Zambia Tel: +260 211 229087/ 90 Fax: +260 211 225174 ztb@zambiatourism.org.zm Contact: Mr. Donald Pelekamoyo Senior Marketing Manager (International) donald.pelekamoyo@zambiatourism.org.zm

Kenya Kenya Tourism Board Head Office Kenya-Re Towers, Ragati Road P.O. BOX 30630 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254 20 2711 262 Pilot No: +254 20 2749 000 Safaricom Mobile: +254 720 601 262 Airtel Mobile: +254 735 287 030 Fax: +254 20 271 9925 info@ktb.go.ke Contact: Mr Joseph Sanna Exhibitions Manager sannajoe@ktb.go.ke

South Africa South Africa National Convention Bureau Private Bag X10012 Sandton 2146, South Africa Tel: +27 11 895 3000 Fax: +27 11 895 3001 Email: info@southafrica.net Contact: Bjorn Hufkie +27 11 895 3097 bjorn@southafrica.net


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GAUTENG

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Getting to Gauteng by Air The province has a number of airports (OR Tambo International Airport, Lanseria, Rand, Grand Central and Wonderboom), which are serviced by domestic and international airlines, several of which provide direct flights to and from other African countries, as well as to and from Europe and the United States.

Population About 11.19-million people – 22.4% of South Africa’s population, according to Statistics South Africa’s July 2010 population estimates.

Climate Summer in South Africa is from October to March. Gauteng has a summer rainfall pattern, and temperatures in summer average between 15°C and 29°C (60°F to 84°F). Temperatures in winter – from June to September – average between 4°C and 19°C (39°F to 66°F). The ultraviolet radiation (UVB) sunburn index for Gauteng can be very high.

Gauteng hosts numerous international conventions year round. Its status as Africa’s business hub is, undoubtedly, one of the major reasons for its popularity among delegates.

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he Gauteng province of South Africa has a little bit of everything to offer – economic clout, glamour and glitz, and historic sites. Gauteng also has a unique geography, offering a combination of natural beauty and mineral wealth. The province is located on South Africa’s Highveld, a high-altitude grassy plateau, and includes two mountain ranges. The province is also the site of coal and diamond extraction operations, but it is best known for its gold deposits. Gauteng accounts for a third of South Africa’s gross domestic product. Politically, the three metropolitan municipalities – the cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane (Greater Pretoria)and Ekurhuleni (East Rand)– have come together to build a globally competitive city-region. Gauteng also boasts a rich history. The heritage revolves around the origins and evolution of humankind, mining and politics, especially the legacy of the system of apartheid. Visitors to Gauteng can enjoy exploring heritage spots, absorbing arts and culture, trawling the markets and malls for interesting memorabilia or simply soaking up the sunshine in the great African outdoors.


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Key Venues Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, located a few kilometres from OR Tambo International Airport, offers 50 conference rooms, 450 hotel rooms on site and extensive recreational facilities.

Coca-Cola Dome The Coca-Cola Dome, at Northgate, is another of Johannesburg’s top-class international conferencing, exhibition and banqueting centres. The dome-shaped venue offers not only a massive entertainment arena, but also a host of private hospitality suites. The venue is renowned for its flexibility: it can be used as an exhibition space, a live concert venue or an intimate banqueting location.

Gallagher Convention Centre

You Need to Know Gauteng hosts numerous international conventions year round. Its status as Africa’s business hub is, undoubtedly, one of the major reasons for its popularity among delegates. Johannesburg, in particular, has international appeal as the centre of so many of the country’s industries, such as the insurance, banking, information and communications technology, automotive, and mining industries. Organisations are drawn to the province by a number of factors, including Gauteng’s accessibility. Also, visitors can expect a wide variety of entertainment, from outstanding restaurants catering to global tastes, to interesting museums, art galleries and theatres.

The Gallagher Convention Centre, one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues, is located in Midrand, between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The centre has five purpose-built exhibition centres, 19 multi-purpose venues and state-of-the-art facilities that can accommodate between 2 000 and 12 000 people.

Sandton Convention Centre The Sandton Convention Centre is a world-

class, multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre situated in the heart of the Sandton business district, near a number of accommodation, retail and entertainment options. The 12-storey centre provides convention and exhibition space over five main levels. The convention centre offers 22 000m² of convention, exhibition and special event space. The pavilion can seat 4 500 guests, while the ballroom can accommodate 2 000 banquet guests.

The CSIR International Convention Centre The Centre has 13 venues, including a newly built outdoor wooden deck, and an exhibition hall. Two international standard raked-floor auditoria seat 450 and 136 delegates respectively, while conference, breakaway and function rooms can accommodate groups of between 10 and 450 people. Up to 700 delegates can be accommodated in parallel sessions and up to 1 000 delegates can be accommodated for cocktail-type events.

The Expo Centre The Expo Centre is a conference and exhibition venue located south of Johannesburg. The venue has an indoor exhibition and conference space, as well as an extensive outdoor area, catering for large events as well as more intimate celebrations.


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and implement strategic tourism marketing, and demand–driven tourism development programmes which grows tourism to achieve the transformation of the tourism sector within the province, providing economic benefits to all stakeholders and the province.

...a fusion of East, West and Zulu motifs...

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he South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, on the shores of the Indian Ocean, is home to the city of Durban and a fusion of East, West and Zulu motifs. Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) was the first Destination Management Organisation (DMO) in Africa to be accredited as a United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Best DMO, and to receive the prestigious UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Tourism Governance. The KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority, which operates under the name Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, is responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of tourism into and within the province. The vision of Tourism KwaZulu-Natal is to position the province of KwaZulu-Natal as Africa’s leading tourism destination, nationally and internationally. The mission of this organisation is to initiate, facilitate, co-ordinate


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Getting to KwaZulu-Natal by Air The gateway to the Zulu Kingdom, King Shaka International Airport is located in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Durban. The King Shaka International Airport opened in 2010. It offers a host of world-class features including shops and restaurants, a bank and post office.

Climate KwaZulu-Natal enjoys a warm sub-tropical climate for most of the year. However, summers are very hot and humid. Winters in inland areas are clear and cool, and cold in areas of high altitude such as the Drakensberg. These mountains frequently have snowfalls during the winter months also.

tion support, co-ordination of letters of support, and delegate boosting. During conferences the following may be provided: information desk, and suggested pre and post packaged tours - working closely with the appointed official tour operator to extend their stay, promotional material such as brochures, material for goodie bags or room drops, facilitation of ‘meet and greet’ service at the airport.

You Need to Know Tourism KwaZulu-Natal aims to profile the province of KwaZulu-Natal as a business tourism destination by providing support to business travellers including facilitation of meetings with other stakeholders where possible, expertise on local products and services, itinerary planning and suggestions, and bid assistance -- providing local and international hosts with a high level of knowledge and expertise in planning and putting together a bid package. Services include research regarding bid requirements, venue and accommodation selection and recommendations, site inspec-

Key Venue Durban International Convention Centre The Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. As well as being named Africa’s Leading Conference Centre for the 11th year

by the World Travel Awards, the ICC Durban has been voted amongst the top 20 conference centres in the world by the AIPC. The Durban ICC is purpose-built, fully airconditioned and comprises six convention halls that are interlinked, but separate. Halls 1-3 are classic convention and meetings spaces whilst halls 4-6 double as convention and meetings spaces and as the flat floor space for the ICC Arena, the leading indoor sports and entertainment venue in Durban which accommodates up to 8 000 spectators. The ICC Arena has full technical capacity for live broadcasts as well as house lighting suitable for TV production filming. The Centre is fully wifi enabled and there are two on-site generators which can fully power the centre in the event of power disruptions.

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WESTERN CAPE

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he Western Cape is situated on the south western tip of the African continent and is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The province is also home to South Africa’s oldest city, Cape Town. The Western Cape’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, world-class wine and cuisine, makes the province one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions. The meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition (MICE) industry in Cape Town and

the Western Cape is organised, robust and thriving. Industry leaders are very optimistic about the destination’s ability to strengthen its international reputation and aim to establishing it as the one of the top long-haul convention destinations. Information and communications technology (ICT) is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the province, and operations are being expanded to other provinces. The clothing and textile industry remains the most significant industrial source of employment in the province.

The Western Cape’s natural beauty, cultural diversity, world-class wine and cuisine, makes the province one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions.

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Key Venue Cape Town International Convention Centre

You Need to Know About

Getting to the Western Cape by Air You can fly directly to Cape Town International Airport from most major airports around the world. The city is also linked by rail and air to the rest of South Africa.

Population More than 5.4 million people live in the Western Cape on 129 370 km² of land (PGWC: Provincial Treasury - Provincial Economic Review & Outlook - PERO 2011).

Climate The Western Cape experiences warm, dry summers, mild, moist winters and low summer rainfall. Near the coast, summer temperatures range from 15º C to 27º C. Inland temperatures are some 3-5º C higher. Winters (May to July) range from 7º C at night and rising to 18º C by day.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is set to raise the city’s meetings and event capacity through an expansion. The existing building offers 55 000 m² of lettable space and the intention of the expansion is to increase this capacity by 49 000 m². The expansion is meant to raise the global profile of Cape Town as a premier meetings and events destination. Since opening its doors in 2003 the CTICC has attracted over 5 million delegates and visitors to Cape Town and has contributed to the creation of over 60 000 jobs. A recent feasibility report by economists from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business that measured the possible impact of the expansion revealed that the centre’s contribution to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to increase to over R 5.1 billion, while Gross Geographic Product (GGP) is expected to increase by R 1. 8 billion per annum by 2018. “Job and opportunity creation has always been the driving force behind the CTICC and the expansion is set to significantly raise the centre’s contribution to job creation to over 9000 jobs per annum by 2018.

The award winning Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), located on Cape Town’s northern foreshore, offers world-class facilities and innovative design. Among its many facilities are 2 auditoriums, top-of-the-range technology and ergonomically designed seats with writing tablets. The auditoriums have seating capacities for 1 500 and 620 guests, respectively, complete with stages and screens, 6 translation booths and a projection rooms. There is 11 399 m² of dedicated, column-free exhibition and trade show space. The exhibition halls are sub divisible and can be configured into separate venues for smaller exhibitions, banquets or conferences, with access to power, water and data connections. State-of-the-art audio visual equipment together with a solid sound and information technology infrastructure means the CTICC can offer packages of fully integrated technology solutions. In addition, the CTICC’s commitment to becoming a leading environmentally sustainable convention centre has seen it take environmental responsibility in all facets of its operations and it has introduced innovative sustainable strategies to achieve its green goals.


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What makes Gaborone so unique, however, is that the visitor can enjoy all the familiar modern conveniences of home, but can gain entry into rural Africa, or wildlife areas, within minutes – having then the best of both possible worlds. - Botswana Tourism

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ituated in Southern Africa, Botswana is one of Africa’s wilderness and wildlife treasures. A full 38% of its total land area is devoted to national parks, reserves and wildlife management areas. In today’s over-populated and over-developed world, Botswana is a beacon of natural beauty and life in its simplest form. Botswana offers adventure for wildlife enthusiasts, and a variety of other events and activities. Botswana’s cosmopolitan capital Gaborone caters to business travellers with luxury hotels and world class conference centres.


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Botswana... promotes best practice management systems across all tourism industry sectors...to facilitate tourism development that is environmentally sustainable.

Getting to Botswana by Air Sir Seretse Khama International Airport is located 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Gaborone. It is the main international airport of the capital city of Botswana. It handles regional and international traffic and has the largest passenger movement in the country.

Population About 2.031 million in 2011 according to the World Bank.

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Climate

Botswana is landlocked and very nearly in the centre of the southern African subcontinent, on an elevated plateau of approximately 1000 metres. These factors tend to cause low annual rainfall. The seasons in Botswana are indistinct. Rains generally start in October or November and persist through to March or April. Within that period there may be long dry spells. In April, temperatures begin to fall and May is generally regarded as the first month of winter, characterised by clear sunny days and cold nights. Spring begins in August and temperatures rise rapidly during the hot, dry period of September, October and November until the rains again break.

You Need to Know About Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable countries, is the continent’s longest continuous multiparty democracy and also the world’s largest producer of diamonds. World-leading travel intelligence firm, Fodor’s, included Botswana in an exclusive group of 25 must-see global destinations for 2013, noting its rare combination of untouched wilderness, beauty as well as lush facilities.

Key Venue The Grand Palm Hotel Casino and Convention Resort The Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort is situated in the capital city of Gabrone. This well-respected and luxurious resort is 4km from the city centre and 12km from the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport. The Grand Palm caters to business or leisure travellers.


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KENYA on the Rise

We are proud to work in such a dynamic and challenging sector, and are proud of our position as one of the world’s premier destinations. - Ministry of Tourism

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rom sweeping savannahs to tropical beaches Kenya offers diverse attractions to visitors. In 2012, Kenya was ranked second in conference tourism in Africa by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) - a worldwide umbrella body for international Conferences and conventions. The country’s performance has gone up one position to become the second best in Africa after South Africa. Kenya attributes the improvement to the increasing number of international association meetings that the country has been able to host , the majority of which have taken place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre ( KICC).


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Getting to Kenya by Air Of the numerous airports in Kenya Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is Kenya’s largest aviation facility, and the busiest airport in East Africa. The airport is located in Embakasi, 15 kilometers to the south-east of the Nairobi Business District. JKIA has direct flight connections to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the African Continent.

Population About 41.61-million people live in Kenya, according to the World Bank.

Climate The climate of Kenya varies by location, from mostly cool every day, to always warm. The climate along the coast is tropical. This means rainfall and temperatures are higher throughout the year. Elevation is the major factor in temperature levels, with the higher areas, on average 11°C

(20°F) cooler, day or night. There are slight seasonal variations in temperature – it is cooler in the winter months. Although Kenya is centred at the equator, it shares the seasons of the southern hemisphere: with the warmest summer months in February–March and the coolest winter months in July–August.

You Need to Know About The Ministry of Tourism “The Ministry of Tourism is charged with making Kenya a destination of choice and to facilitate sustainable tourism development as part of our national heritage and for posterity. We are proud to work in such a dynamic and challenging sector, and are proud of our position as one of the world’s premier destinations and our excellent record in the conservation and protection of great wealth of natural resources. It is our role to provide assistance and support to our visitors, our fellow Kenyans and our tourism sector.”

Key Venues Kenyatta International Conference Centre “The Kenyatta International Conference Centre is located in the heart of Nairobi and within a walking distance of several five star hotels. This makes KICC the perfect venue for conferences, meetings, exhibitions and special events. KICC has hosted many successful international conferences and seminars such as the IPU - Interpaliamentary Union among others.” Bomas of Kenya “Bomas of Kenya is a tourist village and conference centre in Langata, Nairobi. Bomas (homesteads) displays traditional villages belonging to the several Kenyan tribes. It was established by the government in 1971 as a subsidiary company of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation as a tourist attraction. It also wanted to preserve, maintain and promote rich and diverse cultural values of various tribal groups of Kenya. The complex also contains the biggest theatre in Africa with 3,500 seats. There are traditional dances from a variety of tribes performed here every day. The venue can also be utilized as a conference facility.”


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NIGERIA

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Truly the conference hub and cultural nervecenter of Africa. - Nigeria Tourism

f you are looking for a fascinating, bustling African experience, this country in Western Africa will captivate you with its rich ethnic diversity and variety of cultures. Whether it is the county’s national parks and landscapes, the thriving Nigerian cinema scene, Nollywood, or the modern event centres in one of Africa’s leading conference hubs, Nigeria has something for everyone who’s keen on exploring this fascinating country. Nigeria is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon. It has five major geographic regions: a low coastal zone along the Gulf of Guinea; hills and low plateaus north of the coastal zone; the Niger-Benue river valley; a broad stepped plateau stretching to the northern border and a mountainous zone along the eastern border. It is Africa’s largest oil producer. Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and has a total of 250 ethnic groups. It had a large population increase over the last two decades with a population growth of 57 million (60%) from 1990 to 2008.


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Getting to Nigeria by Air Murtala Muhammed Airport Lagos is the nation’s busiest airport – with two terminals – International and Cargo terminals. It is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the city of Lagos, southwestern Nigeria and the entire nation.

Population About 162.5 million 2011, according to the World Bank.

Climate The Nigerian climate includes an extensive rainy season across the country, with rains beginning in the southern, coastal areas of the country in late February to early March and moving north, reaching most areas by early summer, with rain lasting through September. The northern part of the country typically experiences the highest rainfall during August, while the coastal areas see the most precipitation in May, June and October. Concept for the Conference Centre in Calabar, Nigeria

You Need to Know About

Nigeria, the home of hospitality, a land with diverse opportunities.

- Nigeria Tourism

Key Venue Venetian Arena Off the Murtala Mohammed Highway, extreme north of Northern Industrial Estate, Calabar and over 500 metres away from a lush green rubber plantation stands an ultra-modern building flashing two colours - milk and orange. This structure that looks regal in wall finishing is the Venetian Arena, the latest event centre in the Cross River State Capital. Extending from the ever busy highway and embracing a broad spectrum of acres of land, the Venetian Arena and Venetian Mall are beautiful in architectural design and strategic in location.

Wusa Market by Jeff Attaway

Conference tourism is receiving a boost in Calabar as investors take to the development of ultra-modern event centres in the Cross River State capital. The bourgeoning tourism industry in the state and the traffic of tourists all year round as a result of the peace, serenity and neatness of Calabar have made the city an alternative to others in the hosting of local, national and international conferences.


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ZAMBIA

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The land of the legendary African walking safari, the Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness, all in one friendly country.

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ambia boasts a state of opulent beauty - from the majestic Victoria Falls to the bustling urban city of Lusaka. In 2012 Zambia was ranked the second friendliest city in the world behind Mauritius, and in 2011 the country was named the best all-round destination in Southern Africa in an HSBC survey. Zambia has increased its appeal to international guests in recent years by building a reputation as a technologically advanced conference destination. The Zambia Tourism Board (ZTB) has made plans to spend over R4.8 million in 2013 to increase Zambia’s visibility to the international market as a destination of choice. The campaign will advertise Victoria Falls, Zambia’s unspoiled environment, and concentration of wildlife, rich waterfalls, rivers and diversity of culture. The ZTB hopes to attract one million tourist arrivals in 2013 following improvement to infrastructure.


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...boasts a state of opulent beauty from the majestic Victoria Falls to the bustling urban city of Lusaka

Getting to Zambia by Air Lusaka International Airport is located about 16mls/25kms East of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital and largest city. The airport has a bank with bureau de change, a post office, restaurant, bar, duty-free shop, pharmacy, newsagent and a VIP lounge. A tourist help desk and travel agent can also be found in the airport terminal building, as well as a business centre.

Population About 13.47 million people in 2011, according to the World Bank.

Climate Zambia has two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) which is summer, and the dry season (May to October/November), which is winter. The dry season includes the cool dry season (May to August), and the hot dry season (September to October/ November). The altitude of Zambia gives the country subtropical weather rather than tropical conditions for most of the year.

You Need to Know About In 2012 Zambia was awarded the right to jointly host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly with Zimbabwe that will occur in 2013. The 20th session will be held in Victoria Falls and Livingstone. This will be the first time a conference of this size will be held jointly in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zambia intends to use this event as a springboard to other tourism development opportunities.

Key Venue Mulungushi International Conference Centre Zambia’s leading Conference Centre providing conference, exhibition, training, meeting and wedding space. Located close to the airport, Government offices, city center and within the vicinity are the countries best hotels and prestigious malls. M.I.C.C. offers conference and meeting facilities. The M.I.C.C. offers 7 conference rooms and 21 conference halls. The largest hall has a maximum sitting capacity of 3,000, press gallery inclusive.


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DIRECTORY LISTINGS COMPANY

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

WEBSITE

3D Design

+27 11 608-1588

3d@3ddesign.co.za

www.3ddesign.co.za

African Agenda

+27 21 683 2934

info@africanagenda.co.za

www.africanagenda.co.za

AON

+27 11 944 7290

dani.ettridge@aon.co.za

www.aon.co.za

Aquila

+27 21 430 7260

res@aquilasafari.com

www.aquilasafari.com

Birchwood Hotel & Conference

+27 11 897 0000

reservations@birchwoodhotel.co.za

www.birchwoodhotel.co.za

Canteq Events

+27 21 948 9549

crystal@centeqevents.co.za

www.centeqevents.co.za

CSIR

+27 12 841 2911

callcentre@csir.co.za

www.csir.co.za

CTICC

+27 21 410 5000

info@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

First Impressions

+27 87 353 1057

inform@firstimpressions.co.za

www.firstimpressions.co.za

Gearhouse

+27 11 216 3000

dbn@gearhouse.co.za

www.gearhouse.co.za

Globe Lotter

+27 21 386 0088

info@globelotter.com

www.globelotter.com

Hertz

+27 21 935 3000

cptsuper@hertz.co.za

www.hertz.co.za

ICC Durban

+27 31 360 1000

sales@icc.co.za

www.icc.co.za

Imfunzelelo

+27 21 674 0013

zelda@imfunzelelo.co.za

www.imfunzelelo.co.za

Intercape

+27 21 380 4400

info@intercape.co.za

www.intercape.co.za

Joburgsetco

+27 11 882 9718

gary@joburgsetco.com

www.joburgsetco.com

Leading Incentives/Events

+27 11 022 9264

info@li.co.za

www.leadingincentives.co.za

Mint Productions

+27 21 422 5742

info@mintproductions.co.za

www.mintproductions.co.za

MSC

+27 11 798 3600

stefano.vigoriti@msccruises.co.za

www.msccruises.co.za

Nautilus

+27 21 510 4850

filmcrew@nautilus.co.za

www.nautilus.co.za

Party design

+27 82 452 4041

sales@partydesign.co.za

www.partydesign.co.za

Pepper Club

+27 21 812 8888

info@pepperclub.co.za

www.pepperclub.co.za

Presclean

+27 11 796-0000

info@presclean.co.za

www.bidvestprestigegroup.co.za

Prosperis Technology Collaboration

+27 21 559 9640

victor@prosperis.com

www.prosperis.com

SANCB

+27 11 895 3000

info@southafrica.net

www.southafrica.net

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.saconvention.co.za

The Alphen Boutique Hotel

+27 21 795 6300

reservations@alphen.co.za

www.alphen.co.za

Tshwane Tourism

+27 12 358 1430

not available

www.tshwanetourism.co.za

VWV

+27 11 799 2600

not available

www.vwv.com

Wesgro-Cape Town Convention Bureau

+27 21 487 8600

conventionbureau@wesgro.co.za

www.tourismcapetown.co.za/convention-bureau


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ORGANISATIONS EXSA

postal address: P O Box 2632, Halfway House, South Africa, 1685 physical address: Ground Floor, Gallagher House, Gallagher Estate, Richards Drive, Midrand, South Africa tel: +27 11 805 7272 fax: +27 11 805 7273 email: exsa@exsa.co.za

ICCA Africa Chris Prieto, Regional Director Africa physical address: P.O. Box 4957 Atlasville 1465 South Africa tel: +27 72 273 7230 email: africa@icca.nl

SAACI SITE National Office South Africa postal address: P.O. Box 1279 Halfway House 1685 physical address: First Floor East Wing Longpoint Office Park Fourways, Sandton 2055 South Africa tel: +27 11 465 0334 fax: +27 86 218 6817 email: info@saaci.co.za; gm@saaci.co.za

Tes Proos Crystal Events physical address: P.O. Box 50596 Waterfront Cape Town 8002 South Africa email: tes@crystalevents.co.za

TPSA

tel: +27 82 371 5900 email: admin@tpsa.co.za


CONTRIBUTORS CREDITS Keith Burton Managing Director of African Agenda

Agenda Keith Burton is the Managing Director of African Agenda, a privately-owned professional conference management firm that specialises in planning and hosting national and international conferences for local and international associations, societies and corporations. Burton graduated with a business degree from the University of Cape Town and started his career in financial management in the business world and then project management in the construction industry. In 2000, Burton embarked on his career in the conference industry. He established African Agenda in 2003.

publisher Lance Gibbons executive editor Maya Kulycky head of design Jess Novotná business manager Taryn Fowler sales jardin Roestorff sales and marketing assistant Robyn-Lee Malan editorial assistant Danielle Illman cover photograph South African Tourism

Sue Gannon EXSA General Manager

photographic contributions Thank you to all the photographers, governments, organizations and advertisers who contributed.

Sue Gannon has been in the exhibition industry for over 35 years and has organised many exhibitions over the years, from her time with De Beers to ten years with Decorex, and latterly Topco. Sue has her own events and publishing company called Upward Spiral. She joined Exhibtion & Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) in October 2009.

Matifadza (Mati) Nyazema Executive Director, Sandton Convention Centre Matifadza (Mati) Nyazema has been Executive Director of the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg since August 2006. Previously she held the position of Marketing Services Director of Tsogo Sun hotels. Prior to joining Tsogo Sun in 2000, Mati worked in various areas of the tourism and hospitality industry in a career spanning over 20 years. Mati holds several graduate qualifications in hospitality, tourism and journalism.

David Sand Site Global President and CEO of and founder of UWIN IWIN David Sand is a pioneer in the field of online incentive point banking and online reward fulfilment. He and his team developed the proprietary software Netuwin.com for this commercial purpose. This global key account management system today is being used by some of the world’s leading companies to manage their incentive requirements in the regions that Uwin Iwin operates. Uwin Iwin is a full service incentive company with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, Delhi and Bangalore in India, and Nairobi, Kenya.

Marthinus Van Schalkwyk Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa Marthinus Van Schalkwyk is the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009. He has also been a member of Parliament since 1990; member of Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) since October 2009; a Board member of International Marketing Council and as a Director of the Business Trust, an initiative that combines the resources of the government and business to create jobs, build capacity and combat poverty.

Rashid Toefy Chief Executive Officer of CTICC and Chairperson of the ICCA African Chapter Rashid Toefy is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the leading convention centre in Africa. He has worked extensively in the travel and tourism industry, both in South Africa and abroad. He spent three years based in Amsterdam, developing business and marketing strategies for travel companies and tourism businesses in over 30 countries, working extensively in Central Europe and Latin America. He has a degree in Economics and Environmental Science, as well an MBA from the University of Cape Town with his Masters Dissertation focusing on Collaborative Leadership.

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