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BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER

Our space is the perfect fit! At the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel we are small enough to host intimate meetings for as little as 10 people and large enough to host 1200 people in a single venue. Centrally located in Cape Town, with easy access to the CBD, we can comfortably accommodate a total of 1900 people across our 20 venues. We proudly offer unparalleled flexibility whereby your special event can be tailored to be an extension of your brand. Our unique and charismatic approach is what makes us the perfect fit for your brand.

Tel: 021 204 8000

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JOHANNESBURG EXPO CENTRE – A WORLD-CLASS AFRICAN VENUE What we offer: • Multipurpose facilities providing more than 50 000m² of indoor space • More than 100 000m² of versatile outdoor space and 20 000 parking bays • Smaller upmarket facilities encompassing 4 000m² for conferences and conventions • A multipurpose arena that can accommodate up to 20 000 people • Prime location situated just 15 minutes from a variety of three, four and five star hotels O’DONOGHUE & ASSOCIATES 37435

Situated just south of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Expo Centre is South Africa’s largest purposebuilt exhibition, conference and events venue. It is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer event, the Rand Show, and it has hosted many other diverse and world-class shows such as Ultra South Africa, Automechanika, BAUMA, Sexpo and Electra Mining. No matter the occasion, the Expo Centre handles every event with professionalism, flexibility and elegance.

• Accessible from all major highways • Located 30 minutes from both OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport • Individual gates and entrances for each hall provide ease of access for event build-up and break-down • A registered helicopter landing base, managed by Capital Air • Our world-class facilities have received the PMR Africa Award in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016 • The JEC is a member of EXSA, UFI, SACCI and SOJO

YOU DREAM IT WE’LL MAKE IT A REALITY

When you dream big, think of us. Because it really doesn’t get much bigger than Expo Centre Johannesburg.

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Call us, we’ll make it happen exactly as you imagined.

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MEETING your Demands. EXCEEDING your Expectations.

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WHEN YOU W YOU NEED TO IMPRESS

THERE'S ONLY ONE

CHOICE

WHERE SOUTH AFRICA'S CONSTITUTION WAS BORN When choosing the venue for your next conference or special event, choose a glorious one. Choose a venue that offers you the option of all work and all play. A world-class venue with a conference and exhibition centre and various boardrooms for any kind of meeting or presentation, with facilities that cater for 8 to 3000 delegates, with world-class chefs and delicious menu options, and a choice of 26 elegantly appointed venues fitted with state-of-the-art technology including free wi-fi. Choose Emperors Palace with a Level 3 B-BBEE status and flexible facilities to suit your every need. Value-for-money is guaranteed. Choose the venue that offers award-winning three to five-star hotels, the finest in dining options and spectacular stage shows - right next door to O.R. Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Choose Emperors Palace. The Palace of Dreams.

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WELCOME TO

AFRICA

Discover what we in Africa have known for decades; Africa is the final frontier for business events. Look at the exponential business growth exploding across the continent, and the business and leisure travellers that return time and again. Hosting a business event in Africa has never been easier, and the continent’s legions of professional conference organisers, meetings planners, exhibition organisers and incentive travel professionals are ready to organise a memorable and world-class event for you.

The jewel in Africa’s crown is undoubtedly South Africa; a bold assertion backed up by hundreds of successful business events, from association conferences with 20 000 delegates, to intimate gatherings, large-scale expos, and corporate meetings for 10. In recent years, South Africa has played host to the 21st International AIDS Conference, the World Economic Forum, and many more, cementing its reputation as a desirable and unmissable destination.

When the business of the day is done, delegates and visitors can unwind in as many of our iconic provinces as they can fit into their itinerary. From Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands, the Kruger National Park, Maropeng, Robben Island, and the richest square mile in Africa – Sandton, to our multitude of hidden gems situated all over our beautiful country. Africa is rising, and it’s time you rose with us. - Lance Gibbons, Publishing Editor

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CONFERENCE WITH A DIFFERENCE Nothing beats the high level of interaction and collaboration that comes with meeting face to face and off site. The opportunities to connect, engage and create that conferences offer promote teamwork, productivity and performance. Since it was established in the 1980s, Sun International’s Sun City in the North West Province has been entrenched as a preferred destination for corporate conferencing. It’s not difficult to understand why. Only a 90-minute drive from Pretoria and two hours from Johannesburg, Sun City combines excellent accommodation, conferencing facilities, restaurants and leisure activities in an idyllic setting. Sun City is a place that never sleeps, with an array of experiences available to delegates after hours which make conferencing at Sun City unique; from hot-air balloon rides and game drives at the nearby Pilanesberg National Park to beach parties at the Valley of Waves, socialising at the Shebeen, beer tasting at sunset at The Brew Monkey, dinner at the Wallow, gaming at the casino and reveling on the dance floor at the night club. When it comes to conferencing with a twist, Sun City is hard to match. The resort has carefully crafted its facilities and services to meet today’s business travellers. Taking its conferencing and conventions offering to the

next level is the focus, as well as on providing consolidated conference experiences. Companies don't only have access to a range of well-equipped meeting rooms and conference venues, but they can also add morale-building and leisure activities to their bespoke conference packages. All the senses are catered for, from state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, to sporting and leisure activities. The choices are diverse; playing golf on two world-class golf courses; thrilling activities such as Drift Trikes, Hovercrafts and a 4x4 Grizzly Quad Challenge at the new Adrenaline Extreme; water sports at Waterworld; rejuvenating treatments at the spa and confidence-testing water rides at the Valley of Waves. The iconic Entertainment Centre re-launched as Sun Central during November 2016, boasts an optimised convention centre on the upper level as well as a suite of other experiences. “Our focus is on creating flexible and holistic conference packages, bolstered by new modern facilities, to ensure that Sun City retains its place as a premier convention destination in South Africa,” says Andrew Irumba, Sun City Marketing Manager.


CONTENTS Welcome to Africa

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Destination Africa

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Events to Diarise in 2017

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Flight Times: Plan Your Trip to Africa

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South Africa: First-Rate Venues and Superb Service

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PCOs: Bringing World-Class Events to Your Doorstep

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Venues in Africa

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Conference Business in SA Remains Strong

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African Exhibitions Show Steady Growth

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Meetings Make the World Go Round

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Incentive Travel Sector in Robust Health

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Association Bodies in Southern Africa

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SA’s Specialist Services Continue to Excel

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Johannesburg: The City of Gold

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Tshwane: Intellectual Capital

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Western Cape: Endless Possibilities

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KwaZulu-Natal: World-Class Facilities

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Ethiopia: Emerging Business-Events Giant

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Kenya: East African Meetings Paradise

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Mauritius: For Idyllic, Luxury Business Events

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Morocco: Conferencing Powerhouse

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Rwanda: Rising Star in Africa’s Events Sector

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Tanzania: Vibrant Conferencing Destination

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African Embassies in South Africa

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Fascinating Facts about South Africa

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Convention Bureaux

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Advertisers A-Z

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Directories A-Z

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Madikwe © SA Tourism

The Iceberg: Business Events Beyond Tourism


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DESTINATION AFRICA

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Courtesy of Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius

DESTINATION frica is rising. We know this to

offerings, it is consistently at the top of its

be true in the news we read, the

game, with hubs in South, East and North

conferences we attend and of

Africa paving the way for new and exciting

course, the visitor numbers that are

congresses in the region. Johannesburg is

published quarterly. That said, it is still a young

once again the most visited city in Africa

player in the global business-events arena,

for the fourth year running, according to

with fewer rotating events than other, more

the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations

developed, continents. The continent’s tourism

Cities Index. Cape Town International

possibilities are endless, and as a result there is

Convention Centre continues to push

a real focus on creating memorable incentives

boundaries, this year by generating R209-

and unforgettable conference experiences.

million in revenue – the highest in its 13-year

Although still young in its meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions

history. The centre hosted 504 events, 39 of which were international conferences.

Johannesburg is once again the most visited city in Africa for the fourth year running, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index.

AFRICA A


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DESTINATION AFRICA

Africa in Numbers • Africa has 53 countries – more countries than any other continent. It is also the second most populous and holds about 16% of the world’s population. • Nollywood, Nigeria’s film sector, is the second-biggest movie industry in the world. Nigeria is also the 4 th largest oil exporter in the world, and Africa’s biggest oil producer with about 2.2 million barrels daily. • A third of Africa is covered in sand, bedrock and stone – and at 3.5 million km 2 , the Sahara is the largest desert in the world. • The Atlas Mountains stretch for 2 400km, making it the continent’s longest mountain range. • Arabic is spoken by 170 million people in Africa, followed by English (130 million), Swahili (100 million), French (115 million), Berber (50 million), Hausa (50 million), Portuguese (20 million) and Spanish (10 million). • Africa has the largest reserves of precious metals: 40% of the world’s gold reserves, over 60% of the cobalt and 90% of the platinum reserves. • Over 1 270 large dams have been built along the continent’s many rivers, and Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second-largest freshwater late in the world. • Over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent. • The Serengeti in Tanzania hosts the world’s largest wildlife migration on Earth with over 750 000 zebra and of 1.2 million wildebeest as they cross this amazing landscape. • Johannesburg is the most visited city in Africa with 3.6 million visitors, followed by Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca and Durban. (Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index 2016) Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg © Tsogo Sun

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DESTINATION AFRICA

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Meetings Africa Opening Ceremony 2016 © Reg Caldecott

Meetings Africa, brought to you by the South Africa National Convention Bureau (the SANCB), a business unit of South African Tourism, is the leading platform for African products and services to market themselves to the local and international businessevents market.

Meetings Africa, brought to you by the South Africa National Convention Bureau (the SANCB), a business unit of South African Tourism, is the leading platform for African products and services to market themselves to the local and international business-events market. Meetings Africa showcases South Africa as a destination that hosts world-class conferences, exhibitions, meetings and incentives and also where business-event professionals share ideas and encourage innovation in the sector. Investment in Africa’s hospitality is also on the rise, with the growth of towns and cities creating demand for high-quality Seers Court - Cabaret set up at Sun City © Xavier Saer Photography / Sun International

commercial and residential real estate. Most of the world’s largest hotel groups – Hilton, Carlson Rezidor, and Marriott to name a few – are investing in four- and five-star hotels, many of which include conference venues. Cape Town, the green hub of Africa, is of course a top city for foreign direct investment and has been ranked 21 st globally. Kigali, too has been climbing the ranks, and is close to becoming a smart city with sustainable solutions, which includes energy-saving initiatives, free public Wi-Fi and a host of ground-breaking ICT solutions. We have much to be enthusiastic about in Africa, so let us continue to share our knowledge, collaborate and develop this continent into a business events powerhouse.

Shark Cage Diving in the Western Cape © SA Tourism


DESTINATION AFRICA

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Nelson Mandela Monument Š SA Tourism

Venues of Note

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

Arusha ICC

Africa has a number of international meeting venues with the

Capacity: 1 900

Web: www.aicc.co.tz

infrastructure and ability to host

Web: www.ccconferencecentre.co.za

Capacity: 2 500

conferences and stellar networking

Sandton Convention Centre

African Union Conference Complex

opportunities. Below are some

Capacity: 10 000

Capacity: 2 500

of the largest convention and

Web: www.tsogosun.com/

Web: www.au.int/en/AUCCC

exhibition spaces on the continent.

sandton-convention-centre-scc

Johannesburg Expo Centre

Kenyatta ICC Capacity: 7 000

Cairo International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Capacity: 100 000+

Web: www.kicc.co.ke

Capacity: 2 500

incredible exhibitions, educational

Web: www.expocentre.co.za

Durban ICC

Calabar ICC

Web: www.eeca.gov.eg

Capacity: 5 000

East London ICC

Capacity: 12 000

Web: www.

Capacity: 2 100

Web: www.icc.co.za

conventioncentrecalabar.com

Web: www.premierhotels.co.za/el-icc

Cape Town ICC

Gallagher Convention Centre

Kigali Convention Centre

Capacity: 10 000

Capacity: 5 000

Capacity: 2 000

Web: www.cticc.co.za

Web: www.gallagher.co.za

Web: www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-kigali


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EVENTS TO DIARISE IN 2017

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MAY

JANUARY

7–8

12 – 13

Johannesburg, South Africa

8 – 11

MEETINGS MOROCCO

7–8

ISPO WORLD

Marrakech, Morocco

SME AFRICA

RETAIL WORLD AFRICA

12 – 13

Johannesburg, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS

14 – 16

RESEARCH CONFERENCE Cape Town, South Africa

NIGERIA MAUFACTURING AND EQUIPMENT EXPO

CONGRESS Cape Town, South Africa

16 – 18 INDABA 2017 Durban, South Africa

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Lagos, Nigeria

16 – 18

IDC IT Forum

16

AFRICA UTILITY WEEK

Casablanca, Morocco

IAB BOOKMARK AWARDS

Cape Town, South Africa

30 – 31

Sandton, South Africa

24 – 25

POWER TECH AFRICA

27 – 29

SOURCE AFRICA

Nairobi, Kenya

EAST AFRICA OIL AND GAS WEEK

FEBRUARY

Nairobi, Kenya

6–9

POWER & ELECTRICITY

INVESTING IN AFRICA MINING INDABA

28 – 29 WORLD AFRICA Johannesburg, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

15 – 16 MY BUSINESS EXPO JOBURG Johannesburg, South Africa

15 – 16 AFRICA MARKETING WEEK Cape Town, South Africa

21 – 22 AFRICA ENERGY INDABA Johannesburg, South Africa

22 – 23 AVIATION AFRICA Kigali, Rwanda

27 – 1 March MEETINGS AFRICA Johannesburg, South Africa

MARCH

Cape Town, South Africa

30 – 1 June SECUREX Johannesburg, South Africa

JUNE 2–4

APRIL

FOODAGRO AFRICA

11 – 13

2–4

AUTO EXPO AFRICA

KENYA INTERNATIONAL

Nairobi, Kenya

TRADE EXHIBITION

19 – 21

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA

2–4

Cape Town, South Africa

SAACI CONGRESS

19 – 23

Tshwane, South Africa

AFRICA TRAVEL WEEK

7–8

Cape Town, South Africa

MARKEX / MADEX

20

Johannesburg, South Africa

ibtm AFRICA

13 – 14

Cape Town, South Africa

AFRICARAIL 2017

21 – 23

Johannesburg, South Africa

ILTM Africa

25 – 27

Cape Town, South Africa

AFRICA’S BIG SEVEN

30 - 4 May

Johannesburg, South Africa

WOMEN ADVANCEMENT

25 - 27

DESIGN INDABA CONFERENCE

FORUM

THE HOTEL SHOW AFRICA

Cape Town, South Africa

Abeokuta, Nigeria

Johannesburg, South Africa

1–3


EVENTS TO DIARISE IN 2017

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JULY

24 – 30

11 – 13

Lagos, Nigeria

OIL AND GAS AFRICA

27 – 28

Cape Town, South Africa

19 – 21 MEDIATECH AFRICA

LAGOS STARTUP WEEK

AFRICAN REAL ESTATE AND

KENYA TRADE SHOW Nairobi, Kenya

28 Feb - 02 Mar

OCTOBER 4–5

AUGUST

Johannesburg, South Africa

15 – 16

AFRICAN PORTS EVOLUTION

CONFERENCE AND EXPO Cape Town, South Africa

21 – 22

2017 AT A GLANCE

Cape Town, South Africa

THE JOBURG INDABA

CAPE CONSTRUCTION

AFRICAN SHOWCASE:

INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

Johannesburg, South Africa

28 – 30

ON SHOW SOLUTIONS

17 – 18 Durban, South Africa

19 – 20 AAXO EXHIBITION OF EXHIBITIONS

AFRICA SHOWCASE: NORDICS Stockholm | Oslo | Copenhagen

08 – 12 Mar ITB BERLIN Berlin, Germany

20 – 23 Mar AFRICA SHOWCASE: RUSSIA St Petersburg | Moscow

03 – 07 Apr AFRICA SHOWCASE: EAST AFRICA Kampala | Nairobi | Dar es Salaam

Johannesburg, South Africa

12 - 15 June

Johannesburg, South Africa

24 – 26

AFRICA SHOWCASE: IRELAND & UK

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SPORTS AND EVENTS

INFRASTRUCTURE AFRICA

MY BUSINESS EXPO CAPE TOWN Cape Town, South Africa

SEPTEMBER 5–6

TOURISM EXCHANGE Tshwane, South Africa

Dublin | Edinburgh | London

11 – 13 July AFRICA SHOWCASE: SOUTH AFRICA

24 – 26

Johannesburg | Durban | Cape Town

AFRICAN AIRSHOW

06 – 14 Sept

Accra, Chana

AFRICA SHOWCASE: NORTH AMERICA Washington | Toronto | Los Angeles

Johannesburg, South Africa

NOVEMBER

20 – 24 Oct

5–8

6 – 10

Hong Kong (TBC) | Kuala Lumpur

WORK 2.0 EXPO AND CONFERENCE

SEAMLESS EAST AFRICA

AFRICA COM

Nairobi, Kenya

Cape Town, South Africa

12 – 14

10 – 11

ELECTRA MINING BOTSWANA

IPAD CAMEROON

Gaborone, Botswana

Yaoundé, Cameroon

13 – 15

15 – 17

AFRICA PRINT EXPO Johannesburg, South Africa

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT EXPO Pretoria, South Africa

21 – 25 AFRICAN YOUTH

24 – 26

AFRICA SHOWCASE: SE ASIA | Singapore

25 – 27 Oct ITB ASIA Singapore

31 Oct - 02 Nov AFRICA SHOWCASE: MITTELEUROPA Frankfurt | Berlin | Munich

21 – 30 Nov AFRICA SHOWCASE: AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

TANZANIA TRADE SHOW

Auckland | Melbourne |

Marrakech, Morocco

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Brisbane | Sydney | Perth

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FLIGHT TIMES: PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO AFRICA

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NEW YORK: 16 HRS

FLIGHT TIMES

PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO AFRICA

RIO DE JANEIRO: 9 HRS


FLIGHT TIMES: PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO AFRICA

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LONDON: 11 HRS FRANKFURT: 12 HRS

SHANGHAI: 15 HRS

HONG KONG: 13 HRS

DUBAI: 8 HRS MUMBAI: 9 HRS

ADDIS ABABA: 5 HRS 30 MINS

LAGOS: 6 HRS

DAR ES SALAAM: 3 HRS 30 MINS

JOHANNESBURG DURBAN CAPE TOWN

PERTH: 12 HRS


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Cape Town Beach Cafe © South African Tourism

SOUTH AFRICA:

FIRST-RATE VENUES AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

S

outh Africa has consistently grown

while they’re here they explore the country.

continent, with a wide range of venues and

its business-events portfolio in

Next, they want to come back with their

year-round natural beauty and attractions

the last decade to include larger,

family,” says SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona.

to entice conference goers. Cape Town is

In recent years, the country has seen

world-renowned for bringing international

and more prestigious conferences.

This is evident in its strong ICCA ranking at

much potential in its tourism offerings, and

association congresses to its shores,

38 th globally, having hosted 108 association

as such, Mr Ntshona will be turning his

particularly in the medical and business

conferences in the country during 2015/16.

eye to unique packages and offerings in

fields, with Cape Town International

It cities regularly rank as popular holiday

certain sectors. “Sports tourism has become

Convention Centre successfully hosting

getaways and beautiful travel destinations,

something that we really want to focus

39 international conferences in its

with Cape Town retaining its position as

on, both domestically and internationally.

2015/16 financial year. Induced tourism

the number one convention destination in

We’ve also got wonderful golf courses

generated by the CTICC resulted in

Africa for the last 19 years – welcoming

that are on par with any course around

approximately 603 000 international

270 000 delegates since 2006, with an

the world. We know Americans are crazy

tourist days and net foreign exchange

average of four conference days per event.

about golf; and South Asians as well. So it’s

earnings of R619-million.

“Business tourism is huge and we’ve

looking at how we use that as a magnet to

barely scratched the surface. If you just look at Sandton Convention Centre, CTICC, and

get people to come to our golf courses.”

Durban, too, is a premier trade show destination, with the port city’s awardwinning Durban International Convention

the year. There’s a wonderful term that was

Business Event Infrastructure

coined, ‘bleisure’, that is, business and leisure.

South Africa is easily the most popular

World AIDS Congress with around

People come here for a conference but

destination for conferencing on the African

15 000 delegates in June 2016. The

Durban ICC, they’re usually busy throughout

Centre consistently attracting a range of high-profile events, including the


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region has also become a hub for sports tourism and thanks to its year-round

SA in Numbers

Did You Know?

summer, is a popular domestic tourist

• SA has 9 provinces: Eastern Cape,

• CTICC hosted the World

destination. The annual Tourism INDABA,

Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal,

a luxury tourism travel show, introduces

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape,

internationals to the conference’s tourism

North West, and the Western Cape.

Economic Forum on Africa in 2016 • CTICC CEO Julie-May Ellingson

offerings in Durban. It is the flagship

• The country’s land mass covers 1.221

is also part of the AIPC

exhibition for South African Tourism.

million km², ensuring any traveller

• Durban ICC CEO Lindiwe

has more than enough to explore.

Rakherebe is on the ICCA

Johannesburg, also known as the City of Gold, has a steady stream of

• Two oceans meet in Cape Town, at

Africa Regional Board, while

business events thanks to its position

the southernmost tip of Africa: the

Nina Freysen-Pretorius, Head

as one of Africa’s major commercial

Atlantic and the Indian Ocean.

of The Conference Company,

hubs. It offers a number of world-class

• SA is the third most biodiverse country

is the President of ICCA

conference venues including Sandton

in the world and contains 6% of all the

• Conference Consultancy SA was

Convention Centre, CSIR International

mammals and reptiles, and almost 10%

one of the organisers attached

Convention Centre, the Johannesburg

of all birds, fish and plans on earth.

to the hugely successful World

Expo Centre, Gallagher Convention Centre,

• South African National Parks

AIDS Conference in July 2016

Tshwane Events Centre and many more.

manages 19 national parks and

Sandton Convention Centre is popular

reserves consisting of over 73 000

hosted the African Union

for attracting government conferences,

hectares of SA’s total land mass.

Congress in 2016, and will also

lifestyle events and exhibitions, and is the annual host for Meetings Africa, the South Africa National Convention

• South Africa has a diverse economy with a number of key sectors: manufacturing, mining, ICT, construction and agriculture.

• Sandton Convention Centre

host the UFI Congress in 2017. • CEO of Expo Centre Craig Newman is Vice Chair on the UFI

Bureau’s flagship trade show welcoming

• Tourists Arrivals to South Africa rose

Middle East/Africa Chapter, and

international business to the continent.

by 14.8% in the first half of 2016.

has helped place SA on the map

In addition to these business-events hubs, South Africa also offers ease of access through a number of international and connecting flights, car rentals, taxi services and a variety of star-graded hotels for business travellers. Other ICCs and events venues dot the country, including

• SA has 45 Blue Flag Beaches, 5 Blue Flag Marinas and 8 Blue Flag Boats. • South Africa has 8 official World

from an exhibition perspective. • Justin Hawes, Head of Scan Display, is co-founder of

Heritage Sites: 4 cultural, 3 Natural

the Event Greening Forum,

and 1 mixed (cultural and natural).

whose annual Green Stand

• 43 000 conference delegates walked

Awards are presented at

through CTICC doors in 2015/16

Meetings Africa annually.

places such as Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Port Elizabeth, the Garden Route, and the South Coast. And, to sweeten the deal, the country has a number of highly qualified, internationally certified Professional Conference Organisers with years of experience putting on incredible events. SA’s vibrant association culture means that many of its professionals also contribute and are part of the leadership of associations such as UFI, AIPC, ICCA, IAEE, SITE and others. For those hoping to create an unforgettable experience, South Africa has no limit to its incentive travel and pre- and post-event tour options. From the extremes like shark cage diving or bungee jumping from the Soweto Towers, to the more relaxing like a tour through the winelands or a visit to a Zulu cultural village, there’s something to tickle any personality’s fancy – with friendly service to match. SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona sums it up nicely: “That’s the beauty of South Africa. It offers something for everyone, from a one-star camping tent to a six-star experience.” Johannesburg CBD, South Africa © SarahTz (via Flickr)

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OVERVIEW OF THE SANCB’S KEY SUPPORT SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU

The International Union of Architects held their annual Congress in Durban in 2014.

The South Africa National Bureau, in conjunction with the City and Provincial Bureaus, offers five key support services: 1. Bidding Support

2. Site Inspection Support

infrastructure and technology, as well as excellent cuisine and a wide-range of culinary

In the Bidding Support phase,

Site inspections are a means to showcase the

and beverage options. Site Inspections also

the SANCB can provide the following

elements included in the destination’s bid.

serve to reinforce positive aspects of hosting

support:

Site inspections are part of the SANCB’s

a conference in South Africa, and dispel

• Pre- and post-bid support such as bid

service offering. The SANCB, in conjunction

negative preconceived notions. These

promotion and handling of requests for

with the city and provincial convention

positive aspects are:

proposals

bureaux organises and facilitates

• South Africa is a cost-effective destination

• Independent advice when selecting a destination for your event • Bid materials to provide support to members

site inspections to assist Association Heads with business-event decision makers by introducing them to the event professionals that will bring their meeting, conference,

• Government Letters of Support

event or incentive to life. The SANCB will

• Bid Presentations

invite key decision makers to view options to

• Lobbying and promotional support

help confirm the conference offering including

• Meeting planner support services such

pre and post-show opportunities. Site

as collateral materials, signage and

Inspections are a crucial part of the

assistance in locating suppliers

decision-making process for business events.

with attractive exchange rates • Reassurance that South Africa is a worldclass destination • Delivery of world-class services and experiences that are on time and bring the WOW factor • South Africa is a secure and harmonious nation • The opportunity to leave a lasting impression

• Advice on local issues

The venue must be conveniently situated

• Political/economic stability

• Destination expertise through numerous

close to transport routes and important

• South Africa is an innovative and advanced nation

channels including the SANCB’s meeting

amenities, and must boast the facilities and

and incentive planner’s website and

luxuries that befit a business traveller and

meeting planner fact books

conference delegate. The venue must be

welcoming and professional. Furthermore,

secure and attractive, with state-of-the-art

well-coordinated Site Inspections give

• Coordinating requests for bidding

• The South African people are warm,


10 times, the Cape Town International

d) Submitting and Monitoring RFPs

Convention Centre is undergoing a massive

The SANCB and the relevant local convention

expansion, and the year-old Century City

bureau will ease the planning process by

Conference Centre is booming, which further

submitting requests for proposals in-house,

highlights the diversity of South Africa’s venue

and carefully monitoring the progression of

offering.

each.

b) Locating Suppliers

e) Co-ordinating Site Inspections

A well-planned conference requires the

Site inspections are an integral aspect

co-ordinated efforts of numerous suppliers,

of the planning phase as they inform

such as stand designers and builders, catering

decision makers on the locations,

companies, entertainment, translation

facilities that will work best for the

decision makers key insights into the

services, professional speakers, security,

conference. The SANCB works closely with

myriad venues available in the chosen city.

transport, graphic designers, décor experts,

South Africa’s myriad venues, and is ideally

This allows decision makers to make their

audiovisual experts and many other technical

positioned to facilitate the inspection of

choices based on the facilities and location

suppliers. The SANCB works with City and

suitable venues.

that best suit the conference attendees.

Provincial Convention Bureau to propose

The SANCB understands that no two events are the same, therefore they will tailor-make a list of recommended venues according to the specific needs of the event.

3. Convention Planning Support

recommended suppliers, and facilitate

f) Advising on Pre- and

business relationships.

Post-Tour Opportunities South Africa has an abundance of pre

c) Compiling Cost Estimates

and post-tour opportunities. Conference

The South Africa National Convention

Conferences require complex budgets that

delegates will be able to see for themselves

Bureau, with the City and Provincial

must be adhered to strictly. The SANCB

what millions of travellers flock to see every

Bureaus, are perfectly positioned to assist

understands the importance of these

year on SA’s shores. From wine-tasting along

with planning a congress, meeting, expo

budgets, and will propose Professional

the world’s longest wine route, to exploring

or convention in South Africa. Their team

Conference Organisers that can assist with

Gauteng’s cultural precincts, to visiting the

has effective working relationships with an

budget-related matters. South Africa has

country’s renowned Kruger National Park; the

extensive database of local service providers.

dozens of excellent PCOs that are skilled in all

SANCB can advise the organising committee

The SANCB can also facilitate collateral

aspects of conference organising, including

on the most rewarding destinations and

materials, government liaison and advice

costings and budgets.

activities to consider for their delegates.

on destination and local issues. Key services during the Convention Planning stage: a) Sourcing Venues South Africa has myriad business-event venues that cater for events of any size. The SANCB understands that no two events are the same, therefore they will tailor-make a list of recommended venues according to the specific needs of the event. Whether it’s a conference for 2 000 in one of South Africa’s Centres of Excellence, or a convention for 15 000 in the heart of Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg, the SANCB will find the perfect venue. Durban International Convention Centre has been named the best conference centre in Africa more than

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OVERVIEW OF THE SANCB’S KEY SUPPORT SERVICES SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU 5. On-site Event Services On-site event services are vital as they add remarkable value to a delegate, especially if the delegate is visiting South Africa for the first-time. On-site services are the little things that can happen on-site that make a big difference to the delegate’s experience. The SANCB is proud to offer on-site event services as part of its range of support services. The objective of this service offering is to enhance the delegates experiences, and put into perspective the value of the delegate’s The welcome reception for the delegates of the IAPCO 2016 annual meeting was held on Table Mountain.

visit to our country, over and above the value of attending the conference programme itself.

4. Delegate Boosting

The evaluations criteria for these packages include:

The South Africa National Convention Bureau can coordinate efforts to increase the number of delegates attending a business event in partnership with the association. It is in

• Being part of an international association agenda • Support provided in the bidding phase

the best interest of all involved to have the

• Delegate numbers (and the

maximum number of delegates attend an

countries they are from)

event, which in turn boosts the success of

• Seasonality

the event. The SANCB can assist associations

• Duration

to promote and market a convention in a

• Economic development criteria

Some examples include: • Entertainment that is rooted in local custom • Welcome stands and airport transfers • Activity/local attraction bookings

number of key ways, including promotional material, special services and cultural displays.

What are On-site Event Services?

The Delegate Boosting packages include myriad benefits, including tourism

• Travel arrangements and activities for accompanying persons • Personalised gifts

Delegate Boosting Packages

information giveaways, branding,

The SANCB offers three packages

electronic and print marketing material,

to assist with delegate boosting:

destination marketing material, and

• The Standard Package

(in the Elite package), VIP gifting, wine

• The Standard Plus Package

and drinks activations and customised

For in-depth case studies on each

• The Elite Package

marketing materials.

of the five support services visit:

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer at the South Africa National Convention Bureau, says “We have to make sure that all delegates have a fantastic time in our country. This will ensure that they tell their friends and families, which translates to further business.”

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The Durban International Convention Centre has played host to a multitude of local and international business events.

SANCB Support Services

SANCB SUPPORT SERVICES BIDDING SUPPORT • Bid Strategy • Bid Document • Lobbying • Bid Promotion • Bid Presentations

SITE INSPECTION SUPPORT • Bidding Site inspection • Convention Planning Site Inspections

CONVENTION PLANNING SUPPORT • Planning support • Venue and supplier recommendations Final decision with client

DELEGATE BOOSTING SUPPORT • Marketing support to promote the SA conference • Delegate attendance promotion

ORGANISER / KEY DECISION MAKER FOCUSED

For destination expertise and convention planning support, contact the South Africa National Convention Bureau. T: +27 (0)11 895 3000 E: convention@southafrica.net W: www.businessevents.southafrica.net

ON SITE SERVICES • Support toward on site elements of the event

DELEGATE / CONSUMER FOCUSED


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PCOs

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Dr Memory Muturiki; the head of the local office overseeing the administration of the International AIDS Conference (via M&G) © Motshwari Mofokeng

PCOs BRING WORLD-

CLASS EVENTS TO YOUR DOORSTEP

A

ccording to a recent SA

South Africa are one of the most valuable

skills, but also to create a higher standard

Tourism report, the SA National

assets this industry has, according to

of quality in the organising of events. “We

Convention Bureau has secured

Pieter Swart, CMP, CMM, Business

are employed for our knowledge and skills,”

more than 180 international

Events Strategist and MD of Conference

Swart said recently. “Qualifications and

conference bids over the next five years,

Consultancy SA. The local industry has

certifications serve as a validation thereof.

which are expected to bring an estimated

realised the importance thereof and

We have a responsibility to fellow team

R3.5-billion into the economy. This is a

in recent years has placed a focus on

members and duty of care to our clients.”

clear demonstration of South Africa’s

education, with bodies like the Exhibition

Conference Consultancy had a successful

capability to not only host, but also to

and Events Association of Southern

2016, working together with a number of

organise and create world-class trade

Africa (EXSA) and the Southern African

local and international service providers

shows and exhibitions with as much flair

Association for the Conference Industry

to plan the International AIDS Conference

as their international counterparts.

(SAACI) both launching academies not

in Durban last year. “Our experience,

only for their members to develop their

qualifications and certifications gave us

Professional Conference Organisers in


PCOs

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the confidence to participate around

same name, provides a comprehensive

the planning tables as equals with our

range of logistical and infrastructural

to continue is the ever-growing world

international peers. We spoke the same

services for conference planners.

of social engagement and marketing.

In terms of trends we can expect in

business-events language,” he says.

Another trend that is highly likely

According to Simon Burton, Owner of

this sector, Pieter Swart says that at the

Exposure Communications, in 2017

roles in global associations – Nina Freysen-

strategic level, more attention will be paid

event organisers will begin to fully

Pretorius (ICCA), Craig Newman (UFI), Julie-

to the exploration, application and impact

realise the opportunities to marry their

May Ellingson (AIPC) and Lindiwe Rakharebe

of neurosciences in events design. In fact,

live and digital communities. “Social will

(ICCA) to name a few – local PCOs are

this is very evident already as the industry

be at the heart of marketing campaigns

changing international perceptions of Africa

begins to rely more and more on big data

for both audience acquisition and

and are bringing more conferences and

and analytics to inform their decisions.

content amplification. This in turn

events to the region. Local associations are

“Expect to read and hear a lot more about

will lead to greater personalisation of

also creating valuable growth opportunities

this subject in the next five years,” he says.

messages and content,” he explains.

through their platforms, with AAXO and EXSA joining forces for the first time this year to create an industry award for both exhibition organisers and exhibitors at some of the biggest events on the calendar.

Turners Conferences worked on a number

of association meetings in 2016, ranging from

The Conference Company, with Freysen-Pretorius at the helm, has secured a number of high-profile events for 2017 and beyond.

With many South Africans taking on lead

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70 to 1 000 delegates. These include the 14 th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association, the 6 th International Conference on Community Psychology (ICCP 2016), the 10 th Aesthetic Medicine Congress of South Africa (AMCSA 2016), the 1 st SA Violence Conference, and the CFR Worldwide Alliance Meeting 2016. The Conference Company, with Freysen-Pretorius at the helm, has secured a number of high-profile events for 2017 and beyond. These include the ICZ World Congress 2020, Financial Planning Institute in October 2017, the 6 th IAPSIT International Sugar Conference in June 2017, and the 19 th ASSITEJ World Congress in May 2017. Last year’s highlights include the World Society of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons 26th World Congress, WISA Biennial Conference

© Steven Booth Photography

& Exhibition 2016, and Graduate Women International Conference 2016. South Africa’s talent pool of Professional Conference Organisers continues to grow, with a number of fresh faces gaining traction. On Show Solutions is celebrating 10 years of success in exhibition and event management. The company was recently named as the Exhibition Management Company for the Magical Kenya Travel Expo, the leading trade trade fair in East Africa. 2iC (Second in Command) has seen success in creating bespoke, lifestyle events of the highest calibre. Still others, like Riego Events Management, specialise in events for the literary and information services sectors, while Ilios Conferences, a division of the travel company of the

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (3 rd right) speaks at the 21 st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), in Durban, South Africa. UN Photo-Rick Bajornas


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PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

2iC Project Management |

www.theevent.co.za

The 2iC Team boasts extensive skill gained through years of collective experience, as well as

an ability to work alongside our Clients to be their Creative Activators. Based in Cape Town and working in Johannesburg as well as throughout South Africa; 2iC specialises in corporate event management, private event management and planning, as well as wedding co-ordination. The 2iC Team are obsessive about what they do, and they take pride in approaching each and every event they are involved with as distinctive; an unmatchable experience, never simply just another affair... Let 2iC take care of the projects that you have in mind and be assured of a successful outcome each and very time. With a range of high-class events under our belts, we are the (wo)men for the job. A keen eye for detail and a firm grasp of the latest trends ensure that 2iC has the perfect combination for the perfect event, so let us make your next one, one to remember. 1 Nightingale Close, Eagle Crescent, Somerset West, 7130, Cape Town, South Africa t: +27 82 744 9144

e: info@2icprojects.co.za

facebook: www.facebook.com/2iCProjects

www.2icprojects.co.za

instagram: www.instagram.com/2icprojects


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The Conference Company |

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The Conference Company, led by Chief Executive Officer Nina Freysen-Pretorius, who is

also the current President of the International Congress and Conference Association (ICCA), has offices in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Founded in 1997, the company’s vision is to be the leading service provider in conference management in South Africa and it prides itself on growing a client base that returns year after year. The company offers a one-stop solution with services encompassing all aspects of conference management. State-of-the-art software solutions, secure online payment facilities and on-site coordination and management provide further peace of mind. The talented team of handpicked individuals has skills in marketing, finance, registration management, as well as abstract co-ordination and management. Durban: t: +27 31 303 9852 e: info@confco.co.za

Cape Town: t: +27 21 914 2751

www.confco.co.za

Johannesburg: t: +27 11 465 0334


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PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

ILIOS Conferences (PTY) Ltd |

www.theevent.co.za

ILIOS Conferences (PTY) Ltd is a dynamic business designed to meet the needs of the

ever-demanding conference and exhibition world in a wide range of applications. It is primarily a service business that provides conference and exhibition consulting, project management, logistics and planning services. We have the necessary expertise, experience, resources, infrastructure and drive to manage conferences and exhibitions of any size and complexity and ensure it’s a great success. ILIOS Conferences consist of a small team of highly experienced individuals, each one with over ten years, hard-core, hands on conference management experience. Our core focus is the management and planning of international and national association conferences and related exhibitions - be it international exhibitions taking place in conjunction with a conference and trade shows. ILIOS Conferences is a subsidiary of ILIOS Travel, a full service tour and transport operator. Established in Cape Town in 1995, it grown into a national company with branches in all major South African cities. It has a large fleet of vehicles, and a staff complement of over 200 people. t: +27 21 836 8315

f: +27 86 565 8914

e: info@iliosconf.co.za

www.iliosconf.co.za


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On Show Solutions |

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On Show Solutions is a dynamic exhibition and events team, with a personalised approach and clear vision

for global marketing. Our events are trade focused, connecting the right people for maximum business return. Africa Showcase is our signature event, with a proud tradition for promoting travel to Africa. Internationally we host roadshows and exhibition pavilions on five continents. We are dedicated to the evolution and growth of travel and tourism to the regions and products we feature throughout the year on our various global roadshows. On Show currently organises the Africa Showcase in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. These marketing platforms are supported by top-quality properties, safari lodges, service providers and tourist boards from Southern, Central, East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Locally, On Show’s events division specialises in project management of corporate events including conferences, roadshows and exhibition activation. Our client base includes airlines, embassies, international tourism authorities, hotel groups and media companies. The company is owned by Amanda Margison and Jacqui Reynolds. On Show Solutions, 299 Pendoring Road, Cresta, Pendoring Office Park, Johannesburg, 2195, South Africa t: +27 11 431 4126

e: ideas@onshowsolutions.co.za / ideas@africashowcase.travel

www.onshowsolutions.co.za / www.africashowcase.travel


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PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISER

RieGo Events Management |

www.theevent.co.za

RieGo Events Management is a small owner-managed company that believes in providing

you with hands-on, customised and quality service. We have as much interest as you for your event to be a success, profitable and memorable. We specialise in events for the publishing, book, library and information services and related sectors. We can manage your event - big or small! The owner and manager of RieGo Events Management has 25 years’ experience in the above-mentioned sectors, as well as a qualification and extensive experience in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Expos (MICE). Hundreds of meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars have successfully been managed by the owner and manager of RieGo Events Management. Let us do what we do best, while your staff look after your core business and do what they do best! Contact us to assist with your next meeting, AGM, workshop or training intervention, seminar, or conference. With our expertise and your delegates, a memorable event will be ensured! RieGo Events Management, 49 Fairview, Sanlam Street, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria, South Africa P O Box 74004, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040, Pretoria, South Africa t: +27 83 457 3280 / +27 76 451 6694

e: info@riego.co.za / events@riego.co.za

www.riego.co.za


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Turners Conferences |

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Turners Conferences’ core services are professional conference organising, destination management,

and inbound group handling. Together with our sister companies, we provide a complete logistical and management solution for associations and other meeting and event organisations. Our objective is to manage the administrative, structural, financial, promotional and logistical aspects of your event and leave you free to attend to the important executive issues. We are committed to providing our clients with solutions that guarantee successful and memorable events whilst upholding the highest ideals of business practice and creating opportunities for our emerging community. We are proud, by way of membership, to be associated and in good standing with XL Turners Travel, EXSA, ICCA, SAACI and SATSA. 38 Jonsson Lane, Durban, 4001, South Africa t: +27 31 368 8000

f: +27 31 368 6623

e: Gills@turnersconferences.co.za (Gill Slaughter)

www.turnersconferences.co.za


Hosting a business event in Africa has never been easier, and the continent’s legions of professional conference organisers, meetings planners, exhibition organisers and incentive travel professionals are ready to organise a memorable and world-class event for you.

VENUES IN AFRICA

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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 1 - 1 900

Century City Conference Centre |

www.theevent.co.za

World-class conferencing and events in Cape Town

Century City Conference Centre has fast gained a reputation as one of the Western Cape’s leading business-event assets. The space is remarkably easy to work in; which event planners have come to learn first-hand. The venue has subsequently soared to its favourable standing as a prime choice for corporate or association conferences, exhibitions, confexes and more. The facility can not only accommodate up to 1 900 delegates under one roof, but also boasts the ability to work as an extension of the client’s brand. It is totally versatile and highly functional - the mark of a venue that has clearly been designed with the event organiser in mind, while simultaneously catering to the needs of guests and delegates. Creating personal experiences for guests is of utmost importance to the team that works tirelessly behind the scenes. The focus on building relationships is proving to be a distinguishing factor in the growing interest in the venue. Joint CEO’s, Gary Koetser and Glyn Taylor, are extremely passionate about the facility, which, with the help of the finest expertise around, they have crafted from vision to reality, all without missing a single detail. The Century City Conference Centre’s bold architectural form is matched only by its even bolder unseen features – world-class connectivity, electric creativity and unparalleled choice to make any event truly unforgettable. No.4 Energy Lane, Bridgeways Precinct, Century City, Cape Town t: +27 21 204 8000

e: events@ccconferencecentre.co.za

www.ccconferencecentre.co.za


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CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

LEVEL

FLOOR AREA M²

CLASSROOM

U-SHAPE

BOARDROOM

CINEMA

BANQUET

EXHIBITION (3 x 3M MODULE)

Hall A

Ground

342

252

135

-

360

200

15

Hall B

Ground

345

252

135

-

360

200

15

Hall C

Ground

342

252

135

-

360

200

15 50

Hall A, B, C combined landscape

Ground

1 029

700

390

-

1 160

700

Hall D: orientation 1- portrait

Ground

394

315

159

-

446

270

19

Hall D: orientation 2 - landscape

Ground

394

252

120

-

420

270

19

-

18

-

-

Foyer

Ground

327

-

-

-

Meeting Room 1

1st Floor

27

-

-

10

-

Meeting Room 2

1st Floor

38

21

15

18

30

-

-

Meeting Room 3

1st Floor

29

-

-

12

-

-

-

Meeting Room 4

1st Floor

36

15

12

18

28

-

-

Meeting Room 5

1st Floor

34

-

-

12

-

-

-

Meeting Room 6

1st Floor

33

-

-

12

-

-

-

Meeting Room 7

1st Floor

63

33

24

30

56

40

-

Meeting Room 8

1st Floor

59

36

24

30

56

40

-

Meeting Room 9

1st Floor

59

36

24

30

56

40

-

Meeting Room 8 + 9

1st Floor

118

72

48

54

107

80

-

Meeting Room 10

1st Floor

63

33

24

30

58

40

-

Meeting Room 11

1st Floor

112

81

42

48

120

80

-


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 4 000

CityHill Auditorium |

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As the second-largest indoor auditorium in KZN, seating a maximum of 4 000 people; we pride ourselves

on offering a level of service and attention to detail that will make your event exceptional. We believe that each event is unique and our team will work with you to create something unforgettable. Conveniently situated halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, our venue is the ideal location to gather people from across KZN and beyond. Although large, our venue is flexible and has a welcoming feel to it. With two onsite coffee shops, an onsite caterer and ample parking for maximum capacity events, our facility offers everything you need. Our in-house tech and production team are also available to assist with sound, lighting and other production requirements. Our facilities include: • The ‘Lounge’ which comfortably seats 50 people • Our ‘Everskye Room’ which can seat up to 200 people • The ‘Main Auditorium’ which can seat from 450 to 4 000 people depending on your configuration requirements • Various options for breakaway rooms We are able to tailor make an option for you no matter the occasion! CityHill Auditorium, 1 Greenmeadow Lane, Hillcrest, South Africa t: +27 86 11 22 331

e: bookings@cityhill.co.za

www.cityhillauditorium.co.za


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 4 000

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CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME The Lounge Everskye Main Auditorium Mini Main Auditorium Maxi Main Auditorium Grande

LEVEL

FLOOR AREA M²

CINEMA

U-SHAPE

CLASSROOM

Ground

81

80

21

36

Third floor

515

250

45

90

Ground

768

450

75

150

Ground

1 600

1 150

-

-

Ground and first floor

2 960

4 000

-

-


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 20 - 12 000

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CTICC |

A world-class convention centre welcoming the world.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a destination of choice for conferences, exhibitions and business events on the African continent. Located in the foreshore business precinct in the city of Cape Town, the centre is currently undergoing an impressive expansion project. The expansion – known as CTICC 2 – is set to further the centre’s reputation for hosting the highest number of international association conferences in Africa and will allow it to simultaneously host concurrent large-scale events across CTICC 1 (the original facility) and CTICC 2. Only a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, the CTICC 1 offers: • Two auditoria seating 1 516 and 612 delegates respectively • A roof terrace for 380 delegates • 33 breakout rooms of varying sizes accommodating 25-320 delegates • 11 399m2 of dedicated exhibition and trade show space • Versatile banqueting and function rooms including a grand ballroom of 2 000m2 with breath-taking city views • 1 400 parking bays CTICC 2, opening in 2017, increases the centre’s capacity with 10 000m2 of multipurpose conference and exhibition space and 3 000m2 of formal and informal meeting space. It has been awarded a Four Star Green Building Rating by the South African Green Building Council. The CTICC is a purpose-built facility in one of the premier tourism destination cities. Its expansion bolsters its vision to deliver extraordinary experiences to a far broader audience and become one of the top ten convention centres in the world. Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa f: +27 21 410 5001

e: info@cticc.co.za

gps: 33° 54’ 56” S by 18° 25’ 36” E

twitter: twitter.com/CTICC_Official

t: +27 21 410 5000

facebook: facebook.com/CTICC

www.cticc.co.za


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CONFIGURATION | CTICC 1 HEIGHT (M)

Auditorium 1 - Room 1.10

1 170

16

1 516

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Full Ballroom - Room 1.20

1 876

8

1 980

1 296

-

-

1 300

1 020

1 500

-

VENUE

Boardroom - Room 1.30 Meeting Room - Room 1.40 Meeting Suites (x5) Room 1.51 - 1.55 Meeting Room - Room 1.60 Meeting Suites (x4) Room 1.71 - 1.74 Auditorium 2 - Room 1.80 Meeting Suites (x3) Room 1.91 - 1.93

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

U-SHAPE

BOARDROOM

BANQUET

BANQUET BUFFET

EXHIBITION BOOTHS (3M x 3M)

FLOOR AREA M2

COCKTAIL

73

3.3

-

-

-

20

-

-

40

-

375

4

330

220

69

-

220

180

300

-

35

3.3

24

18

15

18

-

-

-

-

375

4

330

220

69

-

220

180

300

-

25/35

3.3

24

18

15

18

-

-

-

-

490

8

612

620

-

-

-

-

-

-

25/35

3.3

24

18

15

18

-

-

-

-

Meeting Room 2.40

375

4

330

220

69

-

220

180

300

-

Meeting Room 2.60

375

4

330

220

69

-

220

180

300

-

Roof Terrace Room - Room 2.80

370

4.2

380

220

69

60

190

190

250

-

11 399

9.0 -18.0

9 500

7 720

-

-

6 100

5 120

7 300

746

315

4

300

200

100

120

120

150

220

-

BANQUET

BANQUET BUFFET

COCKTAIL

EXHIBITION BOOTHS (3M x 3M)

Full Exhibition Centre (Hall 1-4B) Registration Foyer

To view the Cape Town International Convention Centre’s full CTICC 1 capacity chart, visit www.cticc.co.za/capacity-chart-2016.

CONFIGURATION | CTICC 2 VENUE

FLOOR AREA M2

HEIGHT (M)

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

U-SHAPE

BOARDROOM

Exhibition Hall - Hall 5

1 569

9

1 188

708

-

-

780

660

1 045

66

Exhibition Hall - Hall 6

1 749

9

1 580

1 038

-

-

1 040

770

1 185

66

Exhibition Hall - Hall 7

1 603

9

1 152

792

-

-

910

660

1 059

66

Meeting Suite - Meeting Suite 401

114

2.8

77

55

30

34

-

-

77

-

Meeting Suite - Meeting Suite 408

40

2.8

38

22

-

22

-

-

27

-

Meeting Suite - Meeting Suite 410

40

2.7

32

28

-

16

-

-

27

-

Meeting Suite - Meeting Suite 411

45

2.7

37

31

-

22

-

-

30

-

Meeting Pod Rooms - Rooms 421 & 422

374

5.3

317

271

-

76

150

150

266

-

Exhibition Hall - Hall 8

1 462

7

1 140

900

-

-

600

550

975

55

Exhibition Hall - Hall 9

1 941

7

1 710

1 350

-

-

960

880

1 294

77

Exhibition Hall - Hall 10

1 483

7

1 140

900

-

-

600

550

989

55

Meeting Pod Rooms Rooms 601, 602 & 603

489

3.58

407

306

-

-

-

-

336

-

Terrace Rooms - Rooms 713 & 714

402

4.58

342

163

60

82

160

-

259

-

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Expo Centre Johannesberg |

www.theevent.co.za

An award-winning venue located just south of Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Expo Centre

is South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, conference and events venue. It is home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer event, the Rand Show, and it has hosted many other world-class shows such as Ultra South Africa, Automechanika, BAUMA Conexpo Africa, Sexpo and Electra Mining. The Expo Centre’s legacy of excellence extends over three decades and it remains one of the city’s best-known landmarks. With multipurpose facilities that provide more than 50 000m² of indoor space and over 100 000m² of versatile outdoor exhibition space, the Expo Centre accommodates the needs of any client. Smaller upmarket facilities encompass 4 000m² for conferences and conventions (two major conference rooms) and individual gates and entrances for each hall provide ease of access for event build-up and break-down. We have a prime location 30 minutes from both OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport and we are situated just 15 minutes from a variety of three, four and five star hotels which enable us to accommodate guests from far and wide. Other features include a multipurpose arena (for 20 000 people), 20 000 parking bays, a registered helicopter landing base (managed by Capital Air), 24-hour security, five star catering facilities, a clubhouse that serves as the perfect setting for corporate dinners and events (200 people), a monorail, 4x4 track, mini golf course and a lake which is used as a stage area for various exhibitions. The Expo Centre is also home to a fully functional business centre, and a film studio. No matter the occasion, the Expo Centre handles every event with professionalism, flexibility and elegance. Cnr. Rand Show & Nasrec Roads, JHB t: +27 11 494 1920 m: +27 82 855 0292 / +27 83 461 0627 e: info@expocentre.co.za www.expocentre.co.za


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: UP TO 20 000

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CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME Hall 5

FLOOR AREA M² 7 362

CINEMA 5 600

COCKTAIL 5 600

BANQUET 2 400

SCHOOLROOM 3 600

Hall 6

12 304

9 400

9 400

4 000

6 100

Hall 8

4 890

3 700

3 700

1 500

2 400

Hall 9

6 532

5 000

5 000

2 000

3 200

Hall 10

2 420

1 800

1 800

1 000

1 200

MAN Suite

678

60

100

50

40

MAN VIP Lounge + Outside Patio (Upstairs)

205

60

100

50

40

MAN Auditorium

340

250

250

180

180

40

10

10

10

10

Bateleur A & B

960

1 000

1 000

550

550

Bateleur A

560

400

400

300

350

Bateleur B

350

320

320

200

200

Black Eagle A, B & C

833

800

800

500

500

-

20 000

n/a

n/a

n/a

MAN Boardroom (Down stairs)

Main Arena


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 130

Hotel Verde |

www.theevent.co.za

“We believe that for both individuals and businesses, a focus on sustainability has become a must. Are you and

your company making the right choices?” Hotel Verde, Africa’s greenest hotel, is a 4-star sustainable 145 bedroom hotel. It is vibrantly designed and offers luxurious carbon neutral accommodation and conferencing. You and your company receive, at our cost, an audited carbon neutral off set certi ficate. A mere 400m from Cape Town International Airport and a 15-minute drive from the City, it is ideal to centrally meet, saving time, and our free shutt les to and from the airport make it economical. Our Nuovo Restaurant offers a breakfast buffet from 4:30am, an A la carte or buffet menu for lunch and dinner, 24-hour room service and our healthy Toast & Panini Bar for a light lunch. The bar stays open till late to enjoy cocktails and drinks after a long day of strategizing, and our rooms are soundproof for a great nights’ rest. Our venues are designed with natural light and double-glazed acoustic windows, supplied with purified mineral water, wireless PA & AV system, surround sound and free high-speed uncapped Wi-Fi access. Wooden tables, ergonomic office chairs, international plug points and original art transform our venues to inspiring spaces, optimised by indoor environmental quality to increase producti vity, comfort and well being. Our boardrooms, larger conference venues and even our graffi ti styled basement has hosted some of Cape Town’s most auspicious events, launches and parties, including dignatories from across the globe. We ensure that every event is an unique showcase for your client and company. “Hotel Verde welcomes you!” 15 Michigan Street, Airport Industria, Cape Town, South Africa, 7490 t: +27 21 380 5500

e: info@hotelverde.com / reservations@hotelverde.com

www.hotelverde.com


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 130

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CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

AREA M²

CINEMA

BOARDROOM

SCHOOLROOM

U-SHAPE

BANQUET

COCKTAIL

Picasso

60

48

24

27

18

40

50

Da Vinci

67

56

36

36

24

60

60

130

124

-

72

40

100

120

Van Gogh

Picasso & Da Vinci

48

40

24

18

18

20

30

Monet & Dali & Miro

28

-

12

-

-

-

-

Renoir

13

-

10

-

-

-

-

120

40

40

27

18

40

50

VIP Lounge


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 10 000

Sandton Convention Centre |

www.theevent.co.za

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 over 1 000 four and fi ve star hotel rooms, conveniently located next to upmarket 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. Maude Street, Sandton, 2196 | PO Box 782553, Sandton, 2146 t: +27 11 779 0000

e: scc.info@togosun.com

www.sandtonconventioncentre.com


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 10 000

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CONFIGURATION FLOOR AREA M²

COCKTAIL INCL BAR / BUFFET STATION

Exhibition 1

5 430

4 000

Exhibition 2

5 058

ROOM NAME

BANQUET SERVED 10 PAX (NO EQUIPMENT)

BANQUET BUFFET 10 PAX (NO EQUIPMENT)

CINEMA

SCHOOLROOM 3 PAX

BOARDROOM

HOLLOW SQUARE

3 900

-

-

-

-

-

-

3 500

3 500

-

-

-

-

-

-

U-SHAPE

The Ballroom

2 945

2 300

2 300

1 500

-

-

-

1 500

1 200

Boardroom 1

76

50

48

30

15

15

10

40

-

Boardroom 3

86

60

48

30

15

15

10

40

-

Boardroom 4

89

50

48

30

15

15

10

40

-

Boardroom 5

85

50

48

30

15

15

10

40

-

The Bill Gallagher Room

568

350

450

280

-

-

-

250

200

Skywalk Gallery

400

270

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Committee Room 2

156

120

120

65

25

25

20

80

64

Committee Room 3

87

30

30

30

18

18

15

40

-

Committee Room 4

238

160

200

100

35

35

30

120

72

Committee Room 5

231

160

200

100

35

35

30

120

72

4 708

3 750

4 500

2 500

-

-

-

2 000

1 600

The Pavilion


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 20 - 19 328

Ticketpro Dome |

Create | Collabora www.theevent.co.za

Under the roof of one of Johannesburg’s most-recognised landmarks, you’ll find South Africa’s most versatile

venue. From its huge 16 000 m2 arena, the Ticketpro Dome can be transformed into whatever you need it to be – whether you want to launch a product, hold a trade event, confex, host a banquet or hold an exhibition – the Ticketpro Dome is truly unrivalled in its capability to host any event. The Blue Wing Conference and Events Venue is an added facility adjoined to the Ticketpro Dome with a foyer that allows for direct access into the main arena. It brings sophistication and functionality to an already well-established venue facility. The total venue size is 2 000m 2, of which the foyer is 400m2, with the remainder sub-divisible into three venues. It is an excellent venue for trade exhibitions, business events, conferences, hosting product launches and company networking sessions. The venue can be configured to your requirements, so whether you are looking to host a one-time event or a series of gatherings, the venue can effortlessly accommodate you. Cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, Northriding, Johannesburg, 2162, South Africa t: +27 11 794 5800

f: +27 11 794 5808

twitter: twitter.com/ticketprodome

e: anita@ticketprodome.co.za / shinaaz@ticketprodome.co.za

facebook: www.facebook.com/ticketprodome

www.ticketprodome.co.za


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 20 - 19 328

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CONFIGURATION | MAIN ARENA CAPACITY FACILITY Main Arena & Mezzanine

AREA (M²)

STANDING/SEATED

FULLY SEATED

BANQUET

BLEACHERS ONLY (MEZZANINE)

16 049

19 328

13 212

5 000

3 584

Restrictions apply - direct enquiries to the Events Manager

CONFIGURATION | STANDARD HOSPITALITY SUITE CAPACITIES ROOM NAME

AREA M²

CINEMA

U-SHAPE

SCHOOLROOM

COCKTAIL

Hospitality Suite 1

51

18

10

12

25

Hospitality Suite 2

76

40

18

24

50

Hospitality Suite 4

110

90

30

48

100

Hospitality Suite 5

46

18

10

12

25

Augusta Suite

64

40

18

15

50

CONFIGURATION | BLUE WING CONFERENCE AND EVENTS VENUE CAPACITIES AREA M²

BANQUET: Plated, No Stage / Dance Floor

BANQUET: Plated, Dance Floor & Stage

BANQUET: Buffet, Bar, Stage, No Dance Floor

BANQUET: Buffets, Bar, Stage & Dance Floor

CINEMA

SCHOOLROOM

U-SHAPE

COCKTAIL

Room 1

470

300

270

270

250

400

210

120

400

Room 2

440

280

250

250

200

400

210

100

400

Room 3

682

400

350

300

280

400

210

150

400

Room 1 & 2

910

580

540

500

480

750

420

N/A

750

Room 2 & 3

1 122

680

620

550

480

750

420

N/A

750

Full Venue

1 600

950

800

750

700

1 000

630

N/A

800

ROOM NAME

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All images © Alain Proust

CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

LEVEL

FLOOR AREA M²

U-SHAPE

DOUBLE U-SHAPE

HERRINGBONE

SCHOOLROOM

CINEMA

BANQUET

Buttress

Ground

1 209

200

-

-

1 200

1 400

950

Sentinel

Ground

900

160

-

-

720

1 000

660

Monks Cowl

Ground

456

90

140

-

350

500

300

Summit

Ground

423

84

140

-

300

435

260

Ondini

Ground

177

48

65

100

130

200

Champagne Sports Resort |

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Situated at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg Mountain range, just 3.5/4 hours’ drive from

Johannesburg and 2 hours from Durban; Champagne Sports Resort is the perfect haven for a relaxing leisure getaway or an unforgettable conference. Champagne Sports Resort can accommodate up to 750 delegates sharing when utilising our recently refurbished hotel with 152 hotel rooms including four Presidential Suites. The resort also boasts 91 beautifully appointed self-catering chalets. Champagne Sports Resort offers a total of 16 conference venues including the new, state-of-the-art Buttress Centre with a floor space of 1 200m2 (usable area) which seats up to 1 400 delegates and banquets 950 guests at round tables. Other venues include the Sentinel Room ( 1 000 delegates), the Monks Cowl centre (550 delegates), the Summit Room (400 delegates) and the more intimate venues ranging between 150 delegates down to 20. Conference equipment includes the most up-to-date equipment with Crestron hand-held controls through the bigger venues and all standard equipment through the smaller meeting areas. “So whether you are wearing your golf cap or your thinking cap, there is no better place to find inspiration” Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa t: (036) 468 8000

e: conferences@champagnesportsresort.com

www.champagnesportsresort.com


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 2 - 250

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CONFIGURATION LEVEL

AREA M²

SCHOOLROOM

CINEMA

COCKTAIL

U-SHAPE

ROUND TABLE - 8

ROUND TABLE - 10

BOARDROOM

Auditorium (Raked fixed seating)

Ground

156

N/A

145

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Atrium (Doors closed)

Ground

208

60

200

150

50

80

100

50

Entertainment Area

Ground

106

N/A

N/A

100

N/A

32

40

N/A

Mountain1 (CPT)

Ground

64

32

60

80

28

40

50

18

ROOM NAME

JSE |

Choose the address for success, choose the JSE.

We offer distinguished venues to host corporate events and meetings for companies and financial institutions at the heart of business districts in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hosting your event in one of our venues imparts the JSE gravitas to your event, which comes from being the largest exchange in Africa and leading the South African market in the trading of financial products for over 129 years. In addition, we bring international recognition as members of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges (CoSSE) and Association of Futures Markets (AFM). We have a selection of sophisticated options from our Auditorium, to the distinctive JSE Foyer, through to our Media Hub, and studios in Johannesburg; from which media powerhouses such as CNBC, Power FM and the SABC broadcast live. JSE – Johannesburg: One Exchange Square, Gwen Lane, Sandown, 2196, South Africa

gps: S: -26.1018, E: 28.05671

JSE – Cape Town: 155 Campground Road, Claremont, Cape Town, 7735, South Africa

gps: S: -33.974360, E: 18.470197

t: +27 11 520 7131

e: companyservices@jse.co.za

www.jse.co.za/venues

For special rates*, please use this promo code: CSEPG

*Terms and conditions apply


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 10 - 50

www.theevent.co.za

CONFIGURATION BOARDROOM 20

Indaba |

SCHOOLROOM 30

COCKTAIL 50

Indaba – The Meeting Place at Leeu Estates is a state-of-the-art multipurpose events venue with its primary use being for

corporate meetings. The light-filled space, with its open roof trusses, tall windows, timber floors and natural finishes, perfectly complements the collection of art and sculptures by artists such as Deborah Bell and Stanislaw Trzebinski, among others. Indaba is equipped with audio and video conferencing facilities, and a 216-centimetre (85-inch) smart television. Indaba, which is 140m2 (1 510 square feet) in size, can host board meetings and senior management think-tank sessions for up to 30 people. In the evening, the room can be used as an exclusive cocktail and dinner venue, accommodating up to 50 guests both inside and on the terrace overlooking the beautiful valley and mountain landscape. The venue can also be used for private parties, small social events, exhibitions, high teas, product launches, press briefings and seminars. Catering at Indaba is done by Leeu Estates’ executive chef Oliver Cattermole and his culinary team. Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape, South Africa gps: S 33° 54’ 22.4”, E 19° 05’5 9.8”

t: +27 21 492 2222

Postal address PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, Western Cape, South Africa

f: +27 86 557 1929

e: bianca.aucamp@leeucollection.com

www.leeucollection.com


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 02 - 420

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CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

AREA M²

BANQUET

SCHOOL x 2

SCHOOL x 3

CABARET

U-SHAPE

COCKTAIL

DANCE FLOOR

CINEMA

Optima Ballroom (1)

144

80

60

84

48

33

100

50

120

Exemplar Ballroom (2)

144

80

60

84

48

33

100

50

120

Paragon Ballroom (3)

198

120

96

120

72

45

150

100

180

Full Ballroom (1+2+3)

486

300

216

288

168

111

350

200

420

Ballroom (1+2)

288

160

120

168

96

66

200

100

240

Ballroom (2+3)

342

200

156

204

120

78

250

150

300

The Maslow |

The most comfortable, most productive business hotel on the market welcomes you.

The Maslow not only provides you with what you should expect from accommodation for professionals, it promises to blur the line between business life and living the high life. An environment in which ideas can be both conceptualised and realised, while enjoying accommodation that offers phenomenal garden spaces and world-class dining in the form of the Lacuna Urban Bistro. It’s just one more way you can experience getting all you need, as well as what you want, when visiting this state-of-the-art business oasis in the heart of Sandton. Discover The Maslow, because the mind’s preoccupation relies on the body’s location. Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2146, South Africa t: +27 10 226 4600

e: maslow.conference@suninternational.com

www.suninternational.com/maslow


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: UP TO 1 500

www.theevent.co.za

CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME Grand Ballroom Somerset Suites (1,2 and 3)

LENGTH M²

WIDTH M²

FLOOR AREA M²

HEIGHT

19.44

22

427.7

16

30

480

SQUARE

U-SHAPE COCKTAIL PARTY

THEATRE

CLASSROOM

BANQUET

DAYLIGHT

5.15

500

250

70

80

500

300

YES

3.9

600

300

120

On Request

600

360

YES

Vergelegen

9.6

10.9

104.6

3.1

80

50

30

25

60

60

YES

Morgenster

8.1

3.6

29.2

2.7

-

-

14

-

-

-

YES

Amsterdam

7.68

4.8

36.8

2.7

25

20

16

16

16

-

YES

NH The Lord Charles Hotel |

Conveniently situated in the glorious Cape Winelands, just half an hour’s drive from

Cape Town International Airport and the CBD; the hotel offers easy access to a wide range of local attractions and leisure activities. Our range of conference venues can accommodate anything from two to 600 delegates, bringing refined elegance and contemporary flair to any business meeting or special function. The hotel has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment programme to many of our key service areas, including guestrooms, the hotel lobby, the Garden Terrace restaurant and the conference centre. Guests to the hotel will enjoy the ‘Brilliant Basics’: free and easy WiFi access, an even better night’s sleep in perfect comfort and minimalist luxury in the newly redecorated guestrooms, and rain effect showers and a sumptuous breakfast to see the day off to the right start. And our conference centre have been upgraded to offer state-of-the art facilities and equipment to complement our conference and meetings team’s expert assistance. Cnr. Main Rd (M9) and Broadway Boulevard (R44), Somerset West, 7130, South Africa t: + 27 21 855 1040

f: +27 900 21 855 1107

e: info@nh-hotels.co.za

gps: S 34º 3’ 59.1084”, E 18º 49’ 28.2174”

www.nh-hotels.co.za


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 140

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© David Rogers | www.photosandafrica.com © Paul Karnstedt © Paul Karnstedt

CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

DIMENSIONS (M)

U-SHAPE

DOUBLE U-SHAPE

SCHOOLROOM

CINEMA

ROUND TABLES (10-12 PAX) 96

Intshambili

16.5 x 8.4

48

79

99

140

Amawele 1

10.8 x 7.2

30

33

54

96

-

Amawele 2

10.8 x 6.0

30

-

36

80

-

mZumbe

17.3 x 7.5

42

57

72

100

84

Lawn Dimensions

25m x 15m

Pumula Beach Hotel |

Pumula Beach Hotel has a total of 62 hotels rooms as well as three conference venues for up to 140

delegates in our largest state-of-the-art venue. Included in the upgrades of the conference venues was the addition of catering facilities to the largest venue, enabling private gala-dinner functions as well as standard conferencing. These are exciting times for Pumula Beach Hotel as the upgrades to all rooms, lounges, public areas and general facilities has positioned the business to continue grow its market share in the leisure and conferencing industry. Pumula is unique in its location — right on a beach which enjoys blue flag status along with only 27 others in the country. With fantastic accommodation, tantalising meals, entertainment for the whole family, new expanded conferencing facilities, and a heated pool, spa and gym; there is something for everyone to enjoy! 67 Steve Pitts Road, Umzumbe, 4225, South Africa t: +27 39 684 6717

f: +27 39 684 6303

e: conference@pumulabeachhotel.co.za

www.pumulabeachhotel.com


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VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 10 - 450

www.theevent.co.za

CONFIGURATION ROOM NAME

FLOOR AREA M²

POWER SOCKETS

MAX SCREEN HEIGHT

MAX SCREEN WIDTH

U-SHAPE

SCHOOLROOM

THEATRE

64

6

1.5

1

15

30

30

30

Auditorium

370

7

3

4

0

250

400

280

Old Wine Cellar

203

6

1.5

1

0

80

100

80

Simonsberg Room

112

3

2

2

30

50

80

60

Stellenberg Room

112

3

2

2

30

50

80

60

Amphitheatre: Room 1

Spier Hotel |

BANQUET

A Fair Trade In Tourism accredited hotel and conference centre focused on doing business with integrity. Welcome to Spier Hotel

and Conferencing. Located on a 300-year-old Stellenbosch wine farm, the Hotel is surrounded by meticulously restored historic buildings and a pristine natural environment. Here, 153 rooms are clustered around six courtyards, each with its own pool. Spier is known for its custodianship of South African arts, nurturing people and community, and conserving, recycling and restoring in the interests of future prosperity. Our Thinking Business conferencing packages plug into a more mindful approach. Favouring conservationism over excess, Spier Hotel is known for its low-key style. Excellent wines, farm-totable food, seamless service and a welcoming spirit are all part of the conferencing experience at this recent Gold winner at the Virgin Holidays Partners in Sustainability Awards. The conference venue has been recently refurbished, with the installation of new sliding doors, sound-proof double doors, watersaving taps and various other enhancements. Spier is 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, and half an hour out of Cape Town. R310 Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa t: +27 21 809 1100

f: +27 21 809 1106

twitter: www.twitter.com/spierwinefarm

PO Box 1078, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa

e: reservations@spier.co.za

gps: S 33’58.389’ E 18’ 46.944

www.spier.co.za

facebook: www.facebook.com/spierwinefarm

instagram: www.instagram.com/spierwinefarm


VENUE PROFILES | CAPACITY: 300 -1 000

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CONFIGURATION LEVEL

FLOOR AREA M²

CINEMA

COCKTAIL

SEATED (WITH DANCE FLOOR)

SEATED (NO DANCE FLOOR)

SCHOOL ROOM

BOARDROOM

I&J Ocean Exhibit (6pm onward):

Ground

-

200

350

160

180

-

-

-

Auditorium (Day and Night):

Ground

100

120

120

50

60

50

20

35

Predator Exhibit (6pm onward):

Ground

-

-

300

120

150

-

-

-

Whole Aquarium (6pm onward):

Ground

-

-

1 000

-

-

-

-

-

ROOM NAME

Two Oceans Aquarium |

U-SHAPE

Ideally situated in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is renowned for its

magnificent displays as well as its unique functions and conferencing venues. From formal dinners and cocktail parties to conferences presided over by Table Mountain, the Two Oceans Aquarium offers a spectacular setting to host an unforgettable event. This world-class facility is the ideal place to thrill guests or to capture the imagination of conference delegates. For large groups, the entire Aquarium provides a living backdrop for a memorable cocktail party. The new I&J Ocean Exhibit is a majestic space offering views of marine life through a vast seamless window. Gentle rays glide by and turtles steal the limelight as they invite you for an immersive underwater experience through a full acrylic tunnel. The Aquarium offers a wide range of menus and beverage options to suit your needs. Contact the functions team to discuss your unique and individual requirements Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002 t: +27 21 418 3823

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Durban ICC Winner of the World Travel Awards prestigious title “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre” no less than 15 times since 2001, the Durban International Convention Centre is one of the most advanced conference facilities in the world. With a broad range of flexible exhibition and conference spaces on offer, Durban ICC offers the largest flat floor, column-free multi-purpose event space in Africa. The state-of-the-art complex incorporates the Durban ICC Arena and adjacent Durban Exhibition Centre, offering clients 112 000m² of flexible exhibition and meeting space. t: +27 (0)31 360 1000 e: sales@icc.co.za www.icc.co.za

The FNB Conference Centre The FNB Conference Centre is conveniently located in Sandton. Set amongst tranquil gardens, the facilities include a 140-seater auditorium, 17 conference rooms, 3 executive boardrooms and 4 breakaway rooms. The spacious public areas are ideal for networking sessions between meetings. The Centre has 120 contemporary bedrooms. Our bar and pool area are popular for post conference drinks and snacks. Shuttle services can be arranged, including complimentary shuttles to and from the Gautrain station. 114 Grayston Drive, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa t: +27 11 269 8000 m: +27 87 032 8000 e: bookings@fnb.co.za www.fnbconferencecentre.co.za

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, a 48 bedroom boutique hotel located a mere five minutes outside the town of Stellenbosch, is a sought-after venue for hosting high-profile events, corporate conferences, management meetings and launches, boasting premium conference venues and top of the line facilities. With maximum seating capacity for up to 150 delegates, there are a range of different venue options available on the Estate, that are ideal for private conferences and corporate functions, with each event tailored to suit your budget and specific requirements. t: +27 21 887 1132

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Mpongo Private Game Reserve

Premier Hotel EL ICC

Premier Hotel Midrand

Mpongo Private Game Reserve offers a unique blend of luxury and wildlife experiences on more than 3 500 hectares of conservation land. With its hills, river valleys and luscious surroundings, it caters to the hearts of eco-tourists. t: +27 43 742 9000/2/4 e: info@mpongo.com w: www.premierhotels.co.za/hotels/ eastern-cape/east-london/mpongoprivate-game-reserve/

This contemporary designed hotel on the East London Esplanade is located adjacent to the East London International Convention Centre. For business-event delegates, Premier Hotel EL ICC is the accommodation of choice.

Premier Hotel Midrand is situated halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, it boasts 113 rooms and state-of-the-art conference facilities that are ideal for product launches or corporate events.

t: +27 43 709 5100 e: hotelelicc@premierhotels.co.za w: www.premierhotels.co.za/hotels/ eastern-cape/east-london/el-icc/

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Premier Hotel O.R Tambo

Premier Hotel Pinetown

Premier Hotel The Winkler

Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is the perfect stop for both business and leisure travellers thanks to its central location. The hotel offers 275 rooms that are modern, contemporary and spacious.

Premier Hotel Pinetown is not only popular among leisure tourists, but it is also perfect for business travellers. It boasts 100 rooms and state-of-the-art conference facilities making it ideal for product launches or corporate events.

Convenient, luxury accommodation in White River – the perfect base for both business and leisure travellers. Premier Hotel The Winkler is located just 14km from the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and a 20-minute drive to Kruger National Park.

t: +27 11 393 8000 e: ortambo@premierhotels.co.za w: www.premierhotels.co.za/hotels/ gauteng/johannesburg/or-tambo-airport/

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South Africa can, and does, deliver professional business events. The destination offers value for money. It is economically and politically stable and has a proven track record. -Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer, SANCB


SECTOR OVERVIEWS Conference Business in SA Remains Strong

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African Exhibitions Show Steady Growth

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Meetings Make the World Go Round

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Incentive Travel Sector in Robust Health

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SA’s Specialist Services Continue to Excel

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CONFERENCE BUSINESS IN SA REMAINS STRONG

S

outh Africa has truly led the

This has seen an influx of high profile

track record. South Africa also offers

continent by example when it

events to the country, and by extension,

a safe, secure destination for business

comes to conferencing. Not only

has opened inroads into holding the same

tourism delegates as well as an extremely

does the nation offer world-

calibre of events throughout the continent

capable and professional infrastructure.”

class congress facilities, state-of-the-art

with hotspots in Nairobi, Lagos, Marrakech,

technology and services, and impressive

Kigali, Arusha and Dar es Salaam.

incentive and tourism getaways, but it is

“South Africa can, and does, deliver

Association Conference Business

also one of the few countries in Africa

professional business events,” Amanda

2016 saw many of South Africa’s major

with a dedicated National Convention

Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau

conference and exhibition associations

Bureau and satellite regional bureaux

Officer at the SANCB says. “The destination

draw up strategic partnerships and offer

contributing to the wellbeing and furthering

offers value for money. It is economically

education programmes to members and

of business events and relations.

and politically stable and has a proven

industry professionals alike. One of the


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CONFERENCE BUSINESS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Industry in Numbers • Cape Town International Convention Centre won 6 prestigious awards including

• SA has already secured 66 international association conferences and meetings for the next five years starting in 2017.

Top500, Business Traveller

• These events will contribute

Africa, and Lilizela awards.

about R1.4-billion to the

• In 2015, South Africa hosted 140 international association meetings and conferences,

economy and attract 108 134 delegates over 311 event days. • SA has 45 bids still pending

attracting just under 80 000

as of September 2016,

delegates to the country.

planned to take place in the

• 108 of these conference met the International Congress

years leading up to 2022. • These events have the potential

and Convention Association’s

to attract 112 000 delegates

(ICCA) ranking criteria.

over 216 days and can contribute

• Wesgro secured 17 conference bids for the 2015/16 financial

R1.5-billion to the economy. • The SA National Convention

year, with an estimated delegate

Bureau (the SANCB) generated

attendance of 28 280 and

139 qualified leads through

estimated economic impact of

trade shows that could attract

R374-million for the province.

92 000 delegates to the country.

USB event at Meetings Africa 2016 © Reg Caldecott

biggest successes is that of the country

recent years include the World Congress

in 2017, and the World Ophthalmology

hosting the annual congress for UFI,

of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology in

Congress in 2020 – which is expecting

the Global Association of the Exhibition

Cape Town, the International Union

15 000 delegates to attend over five

Industry, in Johannesburg in 2017. Other

of Architects in Durban, the World

conference days.

conferences such as SAACI Congress,

Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and

and the annual EXSA Conference have all

Cardiac Surgery, the 17th International

Convention Centre (CTICC) has done

reported favourable circumstances for the

Conference of HIV/AIDS and STIs, the

extremely well in 2015/16, with a

industry, with many collaborating to grow

World Economic Forum on Africa, and the

record-breaking year in 2015. The

the local business events sector into a

African Union Congress in Johannesburg.

venue generated R209-million in

more recognised entity in the world arena.

Most recently, the Western Cape secured

revenue, the highest in its 13-year

Some of the notable association

the World Congress for the International

history, and it hosted 39 international

meetings that have taken place in SA in

Society for Prosthetics and Orthodontics

conferences during that time.

The Cape Town International

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AFRICAN EXHIBITIONS

SHOW STEADY GROWTH

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frica, and by extension its largest contributor to exhibitions, South Africa, has thrived in recent years, with industry growth reported

year on year. As SA’s exhibition and events industry has matured, so has the need for standardisation and formalisation, says Carol Weaving, Chair of the Association of African Exhibition Organisers. “The closer our interaction with our members, the more this need in the industry is emphasised. As an industry champion, we established the AAXO Badge of Approval which organisers can display.” The association has also identified representation and measurability of ROI as challenges for exhibition organisers and will be working to train, educate and negotiate in these respective fields. “To help cement exhibitions as a marketing channel and demonstrate its full impact,

Decorex © Design Insider

AAXO not only commissioned industry research from Grant Thornton early this year to understand the economic impact

Major Industry Exhibitions in SA

• Markex | 7 – 8 Jun

of exhibitions but we also established the

• Madex | 7 – 8 Jun

compulsory ABC Audit demonstrating

• Meetings Africa | 27 Feb – 1 Mar

• Africa Heath | 7 – 9 Jun

transparency and bringing credibility to

• My Business Expo | Feb, June, Aug

• Africa Rail | 13 – 14 Jun

AAXO members and their events.”

• Seamless | 14 – 15 Mar

• Africa’s Big Seven | 25 – 27 Jun

• Power & Electricity World

• Mediatech Africa | 19 – 21 Jul

with organising a trade show of any kind,

• Cape Construction Trade

the industry has done well. South Africa has

Africa | 28 – 29 Mar • Decorex | Mar, Apr, Aug • NAACAM Show | 5 – 7 Apr • Sign Africa/Africa Print | 19 – 20 Apr • World Travel Market Africa | 19 – 21 Apr • Food & Hospitality Africa | 7 – 9 May • Machine Tools Africa | 9 – 12 May • INDABA | 16 – 18 May • African Utility Week | 16 – 18 May • Securex | 30 May – 1 Jun

Expo | 15 – 16 Aug • Food & Drink Technology Africa | 11 – 15 Sept

Despite the many challenges that come

hosted a number of high-profile exhibitions such as World Travel Market Africa, Food & Hospitality Africa, African Utility Week,

• Futuroad Expo | 27 – 30 Sept

Securex, Markex, AfricaCom, Mediatech

• AfricaCom | 6 – 10 Nov

Africa, Decorex and of course SA Tourism’s

• Interbuild Africa | 15

flagship event, the INDABA travel show.

– 18 Aug 2018 • Electra Mining Africa | 10 – 14 Sept 2018 • Propak Africa | 12 – 15 Mar 2019

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Major Consumer Exhibitions in SA • Automechanika South Africa • Baba Indaba • Cape Premier Yearling Sale • Cape Town Art Fair • Comrades Marathon Expo • Cosmetex Africa • FanCon Cape Town Comic Con • Good Food & Wine Show • Hobby-X • Mama Magic: The Baby Expo • National Boat Show • Photo and Film Expo • SA International Tattoo Convention • SA Sports Expo

© World Travel Market Africa

• The Dubai Show • The Rand Show • The Tops Wine Show • The Wedding Expo • Two Oceans Marathon Expo • Whisky Live

African states, we will begin to see more collaboration between convention bureaux, exhibition planners and attendees on the continent. “Business tourism is huge and we’ve barely scratched the surface. If you just look at Sandton View of the trade floor at MediatechAfrica 2015 © TechnoMag

Convention Centre, CTICC, Durban ICC, they’re usually busy throughout the

and greater communication between the

eventing and conferencing in 2017.” Some

year. Another thing we’ve found is that

public sector, exhibition organisers, and

of the highlights we can expect at the

business tourism brings numbers, which

venues.” says Craig Newman, Chief Executive

Expo Centre in 2017 include Ultra South

touches on other economic areas such as

Officer of the Joburg Expo Centre and UFI

Africa, the Rand Show and IFAT Africa.

retail, restaurants, etc.,” says SA Tourism

Africa Chapter Vice-Chair. “South Africa

It’s not only the local business events

CEO Sisa Ntshona. As our exhibition

has excelled at delivering on true economic

sector that stands to gain from this growth

industry helps lift the greater economy,

sector exhibitions that contribute to the

and maturity, but the wider continent has

we will see more and more leisure expos

broader economy, but we can still improve

much untapped potential in the MICE

coming into play as many more consumers

on the perception that is created in the

realm. As SA Tourism continues to market

are able to experience and engage in

marketplace on the value of exhibitions,

the country as a destination in other

events like these for themselves.


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MEETINGS

MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND

B

ecause of the constant need

2016 saw millions of dollars invested

pure comfort for 130 delegates, while

for meetings, conventions and

into Africa’s hospitality and meeting venues

properties like the Fancourt, Protea, Spier

congresses of all shapes and sizes,

sectors. Hotel groups such as Marriott,

and the President Hotel have all been

Africa has seen steady growth

Starwood and Sun International have

upgraded to accommodate conferences

in the number of venue spaces available

grown their portfolios and, according to

and meetings more efficiently and flexibly.

to companies and associations who meet

a study by the W Hospitality Group, the

on a regular basis. These functions range

continent remains attractive to investors,

knowledge economy in that they facilitate

from boardroom meetings, team building

with a 30% increase in hotel rooms in the

and encourage the discussion and sharing

exercises, and networking events, to

pipeline compared to 2015. Many new

of ideas and innovations. According to CSIR,

galas, conferences and banquets. Many

venues have also opened their doors.

a well-known venue in Tshwane, Gauteng,

hotels and accommodations now offer

Some of these include JSE Cape Town,

last year was challenging in terms of new

some sort of meeting space on their

bringing with it a touch of heritage, class

visa regulations and government policy

property, while others benefit from their

and gravitas for small meetings. Others,

on conference spending. “Having said

location adjacent to conference venues.

like the Bulawayo Continental, offer

that, the year has also been exceptionally

Meeting spaces are integral to the


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The President Hotel in Cape Town (via GQ)

positive in terms of growth in the market,”

Flexibility is a huge drawcard for

fast-paced digital environment, engaging

says General Manager, Bronwen Cadle

meeting venues. A great example of

with clients face-to-face is becoming more

de Ponte. “The lesson here is that we

this is The President Hotel in Cape

valuable. “We believe that the location

are living in a rapidly changing world

Town, which recently launched

is what sets this venue apart. We have

but, if you are proactive and positive

a newly refurbished conference

ensured that it is close to asset managers

regarding dealing with perceived

centre. “Our conference and event

so that clients are able to attract guests

negative changes the benefits can be

facilities lend themselves to an almost

without taking them out of their way.

far reaching. We all need to accept that

inexhaustible range of adaptations to

The space is also completely flexible

globalisation means that we are living in

suit varying requisites, and the in-house

and lends itself equally to networking

an increasingly dangerous and legislated

events team is on hand to smooth

events as well as full day conferences. A

world where communication is rapid

organisation and preparation,” says

meaningful networking event where topical

and major changes take place overnight.

General Manager Jeremy Clayton.

information is presented is still the best

Instead of fighting this new world and

Carol Crozier, Manager of Company

way to ensure that you are in the fore of

wasting time bemoaning situations we

Services, Marketing and Corporate

your clients minds and we believe that the

need to work together to find proactive

Affairs, says that the Johannesburg

industry understands this and is striving

ways of putting solutions in place for

Stock Exchange’s presence in Cape

towards presenting impactful events where

the new problems we face every day.”

Town was important because in our

value is derived from marketing spend.”

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INCENTIVE TRAVEL SECTOR IN ROBUST HEALTH

A

frican incentive travel has been in

Marketing Manager at leading DMC Dragonfly

with our specialized leisure division,” he says.

good health over the last twelve

Africa; travel programmes are shorter, but

The company now covers 11 countries with

months, in accordance with global

more impactful. He adds that guests are also

a diverse range of options for clients. Their

trends. The sector has been

extending on pre- and post-event tours, often

programme with the biggest growth has been

shaped by some important trends recently,

in smaller subgroups. This is by and large as

the Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach-break

and many of those are set to continue into

a result of Southern Africa’s new focus on

combo, while pre- and post-visits to Rwanda

the New Year and beyond. According to a

bringing more business tourism into the region

for Gorilla Trekking are also prevalent.

recent article in Incentive: What Motivates,

through the hosting of world-class conferences

Terri Hardin explains how today’s incentive

and exhibitions. “Whilst delegates do obviously

in the continent’s incentive opportunities,

travel options are much more bespoke and

enjoy the amazing incentive programmes

has seen a definite increase in incentive

personalised than ever before. Customisation

planned for them, if they have the time, they

travel spend of late. “This is due to the more

is hot, and corporates take themes, office

are also looking for custom-made pre or post

expensive nature of trips to more remote

culture and teambuilding into account in

programmes which explore experiences that

destinations; the increased cost as a result

order to deliver more outstanding, memorable

are of real interest to them personally. This

of an increase in the number of experiences

incentive rewards for their employees.

is where we find that Dragonfly Africa and

or activities booked per trip; increasing

Green Route Africa really add amazing value

group sizes (as organisational structures

According to Robin Mcleod, Group

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Whilst delegates do obviously enjoy the amazing incentive programmes planned for them, if they have the time, they are also looking for custom-made pre or post programmes which explore experiences that are of real interest to them personally. This is where we find that Dragonfly Africa and Green Route Africa really add amazing value with our specialised leisure division.

Top Incentive Destinations in Africa 1. Cape Town has once again been amongst the global destination trends for 2017. Its rich arts and culture scene combine perfectly with its natural beauty and tourism offerings to create an incredible, world-class experience. 2. Thanks to a conveniently close National Park and a vibrant city life, Nairobi is an East African hub for conferencing and tourism. It offers unparalleled natural beauty and of course, a trip to the Masai Mara or Mt Kilimanjaro is not to be scoffed at! 3. Tanzania and the island paradise of

have become more flat versus the purely

Millennials have a tremendous impact on

Zanzibar has long been renowned

hierarchical structures of yesteryear) as well

what’s being offered…They enjoy the unknown

for their tourist opportunities, and

as the continual need to outperform previous

and want to be challenged. It is important for

the region has a number of incentive

years’ incentives and incentive trips that

planners to uncover Millennials’ distinctive

options from an idyllic beach holiday

competitors are offering to their employees”

passion points, and engage them in a way

explains Nicholas Wright, Marketing Manager.

that speaks to their personal drivers.”

East Africa is on the rise, says Wright,

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Corporate Social Responsibility and going

to a game drive in the Serengeti. 4. Botswana is one of the most exciting destinations for exploring wildlife

thanks to Kenya’s rapidly growing safari

for locally sourced – also known as Impact

in its natural state. Visitors are

industry, which offers more flexibility and

Travel – is fast becoming a norm. “Corporate

spoilt for choice when it comes to

exclusivity when compared with the more

Social Responsibility has and will continue to

safaris, and the 11 700km2 Chobe

popular game reserves in South Africa.

be an important trend for business events.

National Park has one of the richest

Adventure tourism is also becoming more

Corporate clients want to give back to the

significant as walking safaris, trail running

local communities thereby leaving a legacy in

and mountain biking take over. Millennials

the places they visit.” says Mcleod, who also

between Zimbabwe and Zambia, will

are driving trends in incentives today, Kevin

encourages clients to incorporate elements

always be a must-see. The region boasts

M Hinton, CIS and CEO for the Society

of local culture and cuisine into the theming

elephant interactions, steam train trips

for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) said

of your trip. Teambuilding and wellness

and fishing expeditions – while the brave

recently. “While incentive programmes extend

travel are also beginning to surface as trends

few can take a walk on the wild side

to a diverse multigenerational workforce,

to watch as the industry progresses.

with the Vic Falls Anti-Poaching Unit.

Summiting Mount Kenya © Ker and Downey Africa

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ASSOCIATION BODIES

IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

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frica has a host of active association bodies that not only bid for, rotate and grow business events on the continent, but also

assist in development and training in the industry. Southern Africa by far has some of the most well-known associations, many of whom have expanded in the last few years to include annual events, valuable and practical training, and new opportunities and partnerships for members to take advantage of. Here are some of the main associations in Southern Africa and what they’ve been involved in – and what lies ahead for 2017.

AAXO The Association of African Exhibition Organisers was formed to provide a collective platform of address and representation for professional exhibition

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) CEO Julie-May Ellingson with Corné Koch, Head of the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, a division of WESGRO © EXSA

organisers throughout Africa. AAXO

EXSA

ICCA

represents a range of different exhibition

The Exhibitions and Events Association of

The International Congress and Convention

organisers and promotes the industry,

Southern Africa serves the exhibition and

Association is the global community and

encourages investment, and provides

events industry by growing and developing

knowledge hub for the association-meetings

members with tools and resources.

the sector through promotion, education

industry. It comprises over 1 000 member

In 2016, AAXO has focussed on

and raising the profile of members including

companies and organisations in over 90

standardisation and formalisation in

venues, organisers and suppliers. EXSA has

countries worldwide and specialises in the

the industry with the AAXO Badge of

seen many changes over the last 12 months

international association meetings sector.

Approval. They have also represented

including a new GM, Phumulani Hlatshwayo,

the sector in negotiations with SARS

the launch of the EXSA Academy, and a

2016, not only creating valued partners in

regarding the CAT ruling, and have helped

complete rebrand which took place in early

the industry, but launching a new Global

cement exhibitions as a marketing channel

November. EXSA also partnered with The

Destination Sustainability Index – the first

by measuring the economic impact and

Dubai Show and the Global Venue Forum,

of its kind – which they hope will have over

providing training focused on ROI.

and championed technology and greening.

100 cities benchmarking and collaborating

Chair: Carol Weaving

General Manager: Phumulani Hlatshwayo

record number of international association

Head Office: Building 1, Culross on Main

Head Office: Ground Floor, Gallagher

meetings in 2015 at 12 076 – including 571

Office Park, Bryanston, Office Park

House, Richards Drive, Midrand, Gauteng

additional meetings compared to 2014.

Tel: +27 (0) 11 549 8300

Tel: +27 (0) 11 805 7272

Email: info@aaxo.co.za

Email: info@exsa.co.za

ICCA President: Nina Freysen-Pretorius

Website: www.aaxo.co.za

Website: www.exsa.co.za

ICCA African Chapter Chair: Ben Asoro

ICCA has been as busy as ever in

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Industry Bodies to Watch

Website: www.iccaworld.org

With so many local, regional and

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international association bodies to keep up with, here’s a look at the

The Southern African Association for the

main ones to watch in 2017.

Conference Industry has a strong focus

• ABTA | African Business Travel

on integrity, intelligence, innovation and

Association | www.abta.co.za

sustainability within the conferencing

• ACASA | Association for

realm. As the recognised umbrella body of

Communication and Advertising

the sector, the organisation is dedicated

| www.acasa.co.za

to efficiency and professionalism therein.

• ACTE | Association of Corporate

SAACI’s CEO Adriaan Liebetrau recently

Travel Executives | www.acte.org

stepped down from his position as the driving force behind the organisation,

• AfSAE | African Society of Association Executives | www.afsae.org

• CEP Africa | Council of Event Professionals Africa | www.cepafrica.co.za • EGF | Event Greening Forum | www.eventgreening.co.za • IACC | International Association of Convention Centres | www.iacconline.org • IAEE | International Association of Exhibitions and Events | www.iaee.com • IAPCO | International Association of Professional Congress Organisers | www.iapco.org • TBCSA | Tourism Business Council of South Africa | www.tbcsa.travel

but in the 12 months preceding this announcement, the association celebrated a number of milestones including forging valuable industry partnerships and

key services and benefits as well as

with 29 chapters spanning the globe.

launching the SAACI Academy in October

representation at regional and international

SITE Southern Africa aims to develop

2015. The 2017 Congress in June will

trade shows. In 2016, SATSA was very

the industry – particularly the younger

celebrate 31 years in the industry.

involved in the visa debacle, bringing the

members in business travel over the

challenges tour operators face to the fore as

next two years. Southern Africa Chapter

CEO: Rudi Van Der Vyver

the industry continues to recover from visa

recently rebranded to incorporate all

Association Hub: 158 Jan Smuts Avenue,

regulation changes almost two years ago.

Southern African and adjacent countries.

Tel: +27 (0) 11 880 5883

National President & Insurance:

General Manager: Tes Proos

Email: connect@saaci.org

Gavin Courtenay

Tel: +27 84 682 7676

Website: www.saaci.org

Chief Executive Officer: David Frost

Email: info@sitesouthernafrica.com

4th Floor East Wing, Rosebank, Gauteng

SATSA

Head Office: 3rd Floor, Petrob House, 343

Website: www.sitesouthernafrica.com /

Surrey Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, Gauteng

www.siteglobal.com

The Southern African Tourism Services

Tel: +27 (0) 86 12 72872

Association is a member-driven association

Email: pa@satsa.co.za

UFI

offering inbound tourism service companies

Website: www.satsa.com

The Global Association of the Exhibition

the highest level of quality in the industry.

Industry is the leading organisation

SATSA uses its position in the sector to

SITE Southern Africa

create credible tourism partners to do

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

and exhibition centre operators. The

business with, provides members with

comprises 2 000 members in 90 countries

association represents around 50 000

of the world’s tradeshow organiser

exhibition industry employees, and works closely with 708 member organisations in 84 countries around the world. One of the most exciting announcements from UFI to date is that their annual 2017 Congress will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. With Expo Centre CEO Craig Newman sitting on the Middle East/Africa Chapter’s board as Vice Chair, the organisation has seen more and more potential in the continent’s exhibition industry. This is the first time the event will take place on African soil. Vice Chair: Craig Newman Tel: + (971) 6 599 1352 Email: mea@ufi.org Website: www.ufi.org The local industry celebrated Global Exhibition Day for the first time in 2016 © EXSA


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SPECIALIST SERVICES

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SA’S SPECIALIST SERVICES CONTINUE TO EXCEL

F

rom furniture hire to exhibition freighting, from cleaning services to audio visual technology, South Africa truly has a well-rounded supplier

and specialist service base when it comes to business events. This is perhaps one of the main reasons why the country has continued growing its business-events offerings consistently over the last few years, and the excellent services rendered is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Despite its proven track record in delivering high-profile events, first-time meeting planners can be reluctant to trust the level of services that the country’s technical suppliers are able to provide, says Robyn D’Alessandro, Marketing Manager at Gearhouse Group. “It has therefore become part of our remit, as local providers, to continually innovate and develop our offering to differentiate the individual SA event experience for our clients. As a result, the country’s technical benchmark is very high and the standard amongst local

CITES CoP17

suppliers is generally very good so live-events clients experience a level of service and technical capabilities that match – or exceed – that offered anywhere else on the globe.”

Movements of Note The business-events industry’s service providers witnessed a number of movements in 2016, including the launch of the inaugural ROAR and Flagship EXSA-llence Awards – two industry awards ceremonies under one banner. A joint venture between the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) and the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO), the awards aim at recognising and promoting excellence within the local and regional circles, whilst uniting the industry. In February, the Event Greening Forum introduced to the wider industry and public CITES CoP17


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Conference underway at Sandton Convention Centre © CITES COP17 Johannesburg / Gearhouse Group

The recent 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17) was publicised as the largest ever of its kind with over 3 500 attendees and filled the Sandton Convention centre for a period of two weeks.

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a uniquely South African standard designed

material have continued. Printing on fabrics

to address the responsibilities of the many

continues to gain popularity as a cost-

energy consumption by around 77 000

role players in the industry. Translating these

effective, reusable option for exhibitions.

watt s – a significant improvement on

standards to the specialist service sector

“The flexibility and capacity of a technical

congress-style lighting, which reduced

what an event of this size would ordinarily

brings a greener, more sustainable event into

supplier to meet their client’s needs at short

being from the ground up – using eco-friendly

notice on a specific request is an imperative,”

suppliers, materials and waste-disposal options.

says D’Alessandro. “The recent 17th Conference

and experiences. Many, such as Angelic

of the Parties to the Convention on the

Wonders and Glasshouse provide turnkey

International Trade in Endangered Species

services, while others like JoineryWorx,

of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP17)

Resource Design and RNF Exhibitions &

Greening and sustainability remains a focus

was publicised as the largest ever of its kind

Events offer unique stand building and

as more and more event planners take

with over 3 500 attendees and filled the

design solutions. Niche service providers

stock of their impact on the environment

Sandton Convention centre for a period of

like Barmotion offer mobile bars, Dragonfly

and communities around them. Many stand

two weeks. A major consideration was to

Africa offers incredible incentives and pre-

designers have been using recyclable,

keep the impact of the event socially and

and post-tours, and there are even those

reusable and upcycled supplies in their work

environmentally responsible. Gearhouse

like Larouxnelle assisting with customs and

for exhibitions, while trends such as the

Group was able to provide a full complement

transportation. Come to South Africa –

use of more LED lighting and less printed

of LED fixtures to replace the traditional

where every event need is more than met.

Trends and Innovations in the Sector

draw from a lighting standpoint.” Locals continue to offer unique products

BECAUSE


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INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

Angelic Wonders |

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If an exceptional and unforgett able event experience is what you seek – AW Events are the experts!

We are market leaders in South Africa, and now making our mark internationally. Specialising in event conceptualisation and execution and bespoke room décor. No event too big or too small – with 22 years of experience, we’ve seen it all! Our services include, but are not limited to: • Complete Event Management

• Culinary Services

• Event Staffing

• Event Décor & Styling

• Wedding Planning & Co-ordination

• Custom-built Exhibition Stands

• Event Entertainment

Port Elizabeth: t: +27 41 379 5331 Cape Town: t: +27 87 160 0041

e: info@aweventsza.com

e: peta@rnfe.co.za

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Barmotion |

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Mobile Bars, Hospitality and Events

When planning your next event, product launch or exhibition stand, spice things up with one of our unique mobile bars.We provide professional bar solutions with an array of different refreshments and food bars, such as cappuccino, raw juice, smoothie, gelato, sushi and many more. With branches in CT, JHB and DBN; we will travel to any location within South Africa. We provide all the necessary equipment and quality trained staff to ensure your event is a success. Barmotion strongly believes in maximising your exposure and each bar can be customised to suit your needs and the needs of your guests! We also offer a greening service; converting our standard bar into an eco-friendlier option. Barmotion understands the importance of branding, allowing you to brand everything from the bars and cup sleeves to coffee stencils, promotional bites and more. We strive to become an extension of your brand and to promote your business. Our fantastic bars will have people talking about your event for weeks. t: 0861 WE ROCK (93 7625)

e: info@barmotion.co.za

www.barmotion.co.za


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DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Dragonfly Africa and Green Route Africa |

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Dragonfly Africa and Green Route Africa, two of the foremost

DMC’s in Southern and East Africa, have been involved in providing a wide range of travel services across a broad spectrum of tourism for over 34 years. Our main business is incoming tourism from all over the world in the form of individual travellers, groups, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. With a combined 10 SITE Crystal Awards, we are the leaders in the industry for our creativity and high levels of service. We have offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi and we operate across 11 countries - South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda and Mauritius. We have representation offices in USA and Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand, Russia and CIS, UK, Benelux and Scandinavia. The Dragonfly Africa Group – Southern & East Africa’s Leading Travel Company 1st Floor, Boundary Place, 18 Rivonia Rd, Johannesburg, 2116, South Africa t: +27 11 219 5600

f: +27 11 268 2010

e: info@dragonfly.co.za

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Glasshouse Communication Management |

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At Glasshouse Communication Management, no event is too

small or too big. Our record for creating, managing and delivering sophisticated gatherings spans more than 30 years. With every event, our clients are guaranteed a memorable experience. Our dedicated team is skilled in the following: International events, golf days, awards dinners, new product launches, themed parties, client relationship building acti vities, media events, conferences and congresses.

45 Jan Smuts Avenue, Corner The Valley Road, Le Val North Building, Westcli, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 646 9992

f: +27 11 646 9938

e: Nkhensani@ghcm.co.za

www.glasshousecommunication.co.za


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INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

JoineryWorx |

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JoineryWorx has vast experience in the manufacture and installation of Exhibition Stands, Shopfitting, Events Sets/

Stages and Retail Displays. We rely on an experienced and skilled staff that incorporate proven methods with the latest construction techniques and materials into our projects. Our client base is primarily design agencies and we work on a “You design it, we’ll build it” business model, although we do have access to designers and CAD specialists. We are based in Sandton, Johannesburg, and in addition to our national coverage, we have extensive global experience with successful project delivery throughout Africa, Asia, America and Europe. 26 Thora Crescent, Wynberg, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa t: +27 11 440 6384

e: gary@joineryworx.com

skype: garysmith101

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Larouxnelle Logistics and Consulting |

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BEE status: Level 2 BEE Compliant

Larouxnelle Logistics and Consulting is a South African company with more than 70 years of collective experience and expertise, assuring our clients of total logistical support for the South African and international exhibition industry. We assist clients with all types of events, from trade shows and demonstrations, to road shows and conferences. Customs clearance, permits for special cargoes, customs guarantees, etc. must be in place, and when cargo arrives, transfer from airport or harbour as well as unpacking must be in the hands of experienced professionals. As a local company, Larouxnelle Logistics and Consulting understands the African continent to a far greater degree and is well-acquainted with, and used to dealing with local customs and complex logistical matters within South Africa and many other African countries. We are with you throughout the whole period of build-up, exhibition and breakdown to ensure that the exhibits are on the stand on time and in perfect condition when the show opens, thereby providing a complete door-to-stand service. Larouxnelle Logistics and Consulting, Plot 293, 6th Avenue, Bredel A.H., 1619, Gauteng t: +27 11 397 8866

m: +27 72 333 6218

f: +27 86 613 6016

e: leon@larouxnelle.co.za

www.larouxnelle.co.za


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INDUSTRY SUPPLIERS

Resource Design |

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Resource Design is primarily an exhibition company with a strong emphasis on the use of certified, eco-

friendly products. There are three divisions within Resource Design: Exhibition Design and Build, Retail, and Eco Design. As the exhibition partners of Xanita, we are able to deliver eco-friendly, cost effective and sustainable solutions. The Xanita factory is based in Somerset West, which gives us the unique ability to go directly from raw material, to design, to production and installation with no middle man. The material is known as EFB – Engineered Fibre Board. This material provides a unique opportunity for design and build, by offering a seriously attractive alternative to traditional materials, especially on smaller booths. The lightness, speed of builds and re-use has seen many companies thrilled with the final product. Should the requirement be for traditional build stands we have equally extensive experience and expertise. We believe that through design, we are all able to create sustainable change in our own lives and in our world. We are passionate about quality and will always go the extra mile for our customers. 1 Dublin Road, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa t: +27 21 510 7776

m: +27 82 893 6036 / +27 76 339 5320

e: karen@resourcedesign.co.za

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RNF Exhibitions & Events |

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Create with the heart, build with the mind

We strive for our products and service to effectively portray the clients’ brand as well as clearly communicating the products and services of the client in an innovative, creative and effective manner. We pride ourselves on delivering nothing less than the exceptional, whilst maintaining a creative and professional persona with the aim of making the event as stress-free as possible for our client. With a vision of being your first port of call for exhibitions, events, custom concept and design, our company’s vision is to exceed your expectation while working within your budget and developing a continued relationship. Designs & Exhibition Stands | International Event Logistics | Custom Concepts & Shop Fitting Montague Gardens, Cape Town / Theescombe, Port Elizabeth t: +27 87 160 0041

e: bookings@rnfe.co.za

www.rnfe.co.za


-Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South African Tourism

Business tourism is huge and we’ve barely scratched the surface. If you just look at Sandton Convention Centre, CTICC, Durban ICC, they’re usually busy throughout the year. In fact there’s a wonderful term that was coined, ‘bleisure’, that is, business and leisure. People come here for a conference, but while they’re here they explore South Africa. Another thing we’ve found is that business tourism brings numbers. It keeps a healthy volume of feet walking through our country, and also touches on other economic areas such as retail and restaurants.


SHOWCASING

AFRICA

Johannesburg: The City Of Gold

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Tshwane: Intellectual Capital

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The Western Cape : Endless Possibilities

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KwaZulu-Natal: World-Class Facilities

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Ethiopia: Emerging Business-Events Giant

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Kenya: East African Meetings Paradise

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Mauritius: For Idyllic, Luxury Business Events

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Morocco: Conferencing Powerhouse

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Rwanda: Rising Star In Africa’s Events Sector

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Tanzania: Vibrant Conferencing Destination

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The Iceberg: Business Events Beyond Tourism

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African Embassies in South Africa

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Facts

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Convention Bureaux

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Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa Š SA Tourism


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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | JOHANNESBURG

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Sandton Gautrain Station, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa © SA Tourism

JOHANNESBURG THE CITY OF GOLD

F

ondly known as the City of Gold,

market. The annual Meetings Africa show

over 20 000 parking bays, and is 30 minutes

Johannesburg is renowned across

– an event hosted by the South Africa

from all major airports. www.expocentre.co.za

the world as the commercial

National Convention Bureau – takes

powerhouse of Africa.

place in Johannesburg each year, while a

Sandton Convention Centre

Johannesburg is an international business

number of other exhibitions such as the

Tsogo Sun’s Sandton Convention Centre is

hub with a range of nicknames including

Rand Show, Markex, and the upcoming UFI

a leading event venue located in the heart

Joburg, Jozi and eGoli – the City of Gold. It

Congress will be held in the city, too.

of Sandton – a sophisticated business

is the largest city in South Africa, and one of

district in central Joburg. It has a total

the 50 largest urban developments globally.

Key Venues

Originally established in 1886 following

In addition to the following three main

comfortably cater for up to 4 500 cocktail

the discovery of gold in the region, it is a

venues, Johannesburg also offers a

guests. It is the annual host of the prestigious

modern El Dorado; and in the 21st century

range of unique conference and meeting

Meetings Africa trade show. www.tsogosun.

has positioned itself as the gateway to

venues within the city limits and in close

com/sandton-convention-centre-scc

the business-events industry in Africa.

proximity; for small, medium, and large

As the most visited city on the continent, Joburg commands the tourism market with

events of world-class proportions.

of 22 000m2 of flexible space, and can

Gallagher Convention Centre As a premier, multi-purpose conference

3.6 million international overnight visitors.

Johannesburg Expo Centre

According to the 2016 Mastercard Global

The award-winning Johannesburg Expo Centre

is conveniently situated between

Destination Cities Index, international

(JEC) is SA’s largest purpose-built exhibition,

Johannesburg and Pretoria in the business

travellers’ estimated spend in Johannesburg

conference convention and events venue –

hub of Gauteng. Its 30-hectare property

was around the US$1.73-billion mark.

and one of the city’s best known landmarks.

offers 26 meeting spaces to choose from,

Its conference rooms span 4 000m2, and the

with a maximum capacity of 5 000 pax

venue offers 150 000m2 of space in total,

theatre-style. www.gallagher.co.za

The City of Gold naturally has a strong business events and corporate meetings

and exhibition destination, Gallagher


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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | JOHANNESBURG

Incentive Travel Products Thanks to its ideal location in Gauteng, Johannesburg is an eclectic incentive-travel hub with something for everyone. It is a world-class shopping destination, and offers a host of arts and culture activities, five-star restaurants and exquisite tours around the city. Just a short drive away is the Pilanesberg National Park for wildlife sightings, while visits to Gold Reef City, and Soweto are popular.

Climate Johannesburg’s climate is usually fairly mild thanks to its elevation. It has an average daytime temperature of 25 degrees Celsius in January, dropping to

Kya Sand, Johannesburg, Gauteng © Tambako The Jaguar (Via Flickr)

around 16 degrees Celsius in June.

Access As an international business and travel hub, Johannesburg has a number of access points and as many local and regional flights connecting one with the rest of South Africa and the wider continent. OR Tambo International Airport is Africa’s biggest and busiest airport, while Lanseria International is a key player in Gauteng air travel. Flights to Johannesburg include: • Air China • Air France • Air Mauritius • Arik Air • Brasil • British Airways • Cathay Pacific • Delta • EgyptAir • EL AL Israel Airlines • Emirates

Johannesburg Expo Centre © Jessica Notelo

• Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE

• Iberia

SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

50.00

3.78

3.51

25.98

• Kenya Airways • KLM • LATAM Airlines • Lufthansa • Qantas

Contacts

Tel: +27 11 342 4316

• Qatar Airways

South Africa National Convention Bureau

Email: info@joburgtourism.com

• Saudia

PO Box: Private Bag X10012,

Web: www.joburgtourism.com

• Singapore Airlines

Sandton, South Africa, 2146

• South African Airways

Tel: +27 11 895 3000

Gauteng Convention & Events Bureau

• SwissAir

Email: convention@southafrica.net

Head Office: 124 Main Street,

• TAAG Angola Airlines

Web: www.businessevents.southafrica.net

Marshalltown, Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 085 2500

• Turkish Airlines • United

Joburg Tourism

Email: info@gauteng.net

• Virgin Atlantic

PO Box: 1049, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000

Web: www.gauteng.net/meeting-planners

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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | TSHWANE

TSHWANE

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INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

Union Buildings © Gauteng Tourism Authority

A

ffectionately known as

CSIR ICC tagline, ‘Transfer Knowledge,

Jacaranda City, Tshwane has

Facilitate Collaboration’ speaks to the

a robust business centre and

fact that in our city we understand that

plenty to keep any conference

the sharing of knowledge is precisely

delegate or incentive traveller occupied. As South Africa’s capital, Tshwane is

The city takes it business events

a bustling metropolis situated adjacent

and hospitality offerings seriously,

to Johannesburg in the province of

according to Premier Hotel Pretoria’s

Gauteng. As a result, many high-profile

GM Sean Verdon. “Business in Tshwane

conferences and exhibitions visit the

is perhaps a little different as we often

region including the recently concluded

host foreign delegates and feel a little

Sports and Events Tourism Exchange

extra responsibility when it comes to

(SETE) and the 2017 SAACI Congress.

representing South African hospitality.”

Tshwane (Pretoria) is not only the administrative capital of South Africa, but also the knowledge hub of the African

Key Venues

capital. “The city’s citizens reportedly

CSIR International Convention Centre

have the highest level of education in

The CSIR ICC is an integral part of the

the country and, if your event is of an

business events and knowledge-sharing

academic, research or scientific nature, you

landscape of Tshwane. It offers superb

are bound to attract more delegates of a

facilities and quality service with conference,

higher quality with more to contribute if it

function and exhibition venues that can

is hosted in Tshwane and therefore, in turn,

accommodate events of up to 500 to as

have a richer programme which delivers

little as 10 delegates, with groups as large as

real value,” says CSIR ICC’s Marketing

1 000 being accommodated at times. For

Coordinator Refilwe Nchebisang. “The

more information, visit www.csiricc.co.za.

continent – making it a true intellectual

Premier Hotel Pretoria

what conferencing is about.”

Premier Hotel Pretoria


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We set up an exciting welcome, host delegates, provide catering and breakaways, whilst facilitating the meeting of great business minds and some welcome luxury for those staying with us.

BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | TSHWANE

Tshwane Events Centre

Climate

The Tshwane Events Centre offers a

Tshwane has a humid, subtropical

range of flexible conferencing and

climate with long, hot rainy summers and

exhibition facilities, coupled with a can

short, cool to cold, dry winters. Nights

do attitude and highly competitive rates.

are cool and clear, while days are mild

The conferencing facilities can host

to moderately warm with an average

up to 500 delegates, while the largest

annual temperature of 18.7 °C.

exhibition hall covers 11 600m 2. For more information, visit www.tshwane-events.co.za.

Premier Hotel Pretoria

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Access Tshwane can be accessed through OR Tambo International Airport in close

Premier Hotel Pretoria offers stellar

proximity to neighbouring Johannesburg,

conferencing venues for small to mid-

or Lanseria International Airport near

sized meetings. Their largest room seats

Sandton. Flights into the city are frequent

300 delegates, while their smallest

and from all over the world thanks to

seats a maximum of 40 cinema-style.

Gauteng being the business hub of South

Packages include venue hire, lunch

Africa. Airlines flying into Tshwane include:

or dinner, welcome drinks, and other

• Air China

standard or tailor-made options.

• Air Mauritius

“We set up an exciting welcome, host

• Arik Air

delegates, provide catering and breakaways,

• British Airways

whilst facilitating the meeting of great

• Cathay Pacific

business minds and some welcome luxury

• Delta

for those staying with us,” says Premier

• EgyptAir

Hotel Pretoria GM, Sean Verdon. For more

• El Al Israel Airlines

information, visit www.premierhotels.co.za.

• Emirates

Incentive Travel Products

• Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Iberia

Tshwane offers plenty to do and see

• KLM

year-round, from sightseeing and sport

• LATAM Airlines

to history, art and culture, to science

• Lufthansa

and wildlife. The city offers a host of

• Qatar Airways

gourmet restaurants, as well as renowned

• Quantas

theatres, casinos and galleries. Township

• Singapore Airlines

tours are popular, as are visits to four

• South African Airways

nearby nature reserves, the famed

• SwissAir

Botanical Gardens and National Zoological

• TAAG Angola Airlines

Gardens, and Steam Train trips.

• Turkish Airlines

Farther afield are the Cullinan Diamond Mine and Village, the Cradle of Humankind

• Virgin Atlantic

– a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and

Contacts

the Pilanesberg or Magaliesberg regions

Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau

for safari adventures. Tshwane also offers

Email: info@gauteng.net

many five star spa and wellness centres,

Tel: +27 (0)11 085 2500

from high-rise city hotels and urban

Web: www.gauteng.net

clinics to country retreats and Africanstyle excapes. There are numerous stellar

Tshwane Tourism Association

golf courses in the surrounds, as well

Email: secretary@tshwanetourism.com

as more sporty options such as horse

Tel: +27 (0)12 841 4212

riding, quad biking and skydiving.

Web: www.tshwanetourism.com

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

50.00

3.78

3.51

25.98


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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | WESTERN CAPE

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Table Mountain in HDR © Matt Harvey (via Flickr)

WESTERN CAPE

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

H

ere on the southernmost tip of

wildflower blooms. The province and Cape

convention centres and has received global

Africa, delegates and visitors

Town in particular has been successful in

recognition for its sustainable initiatives,

converge to meet and do

both the business events and the tourism

many of which are integrated into every

business in one of the most

arenas. It regularly attracts medical and

facet of its operations. The multi-purpose

mining conferences, and is increasingly

conference and exhibition centre offers

becoming known as the premier destination

delegates a world-class experience with

bestowed with international accolades that

for agricultural events. Boasting the longest

state-of-the-art technology and audio-visual

laud its world-class venues, professional

wine-route on the globe, a visit to some

equipment, flexible exhibition and meeting

suppliers and overall irresistibility.

of the world’s finest wineries is essential

space, and exquisite culinary delights. The

to any business travellers’ itineraries.

CTICC’s recent expansion has doubled

beautiful and diverse destinations on earth. The Western Cape is consistently

The Western Cape is divided into roughly six regions including Cape Town, called the ‘Mother City’ for its historical significance, the Cape Winelands with its rolling vineyard

Key Venues

the centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m² of flexible space.

Route, complete with wildlife safaris and

Cape Town International Convention Centre

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

adventure sports. Other main regions are

Be amazed by the possibilities offered by

Transcend convention with the Century

the Cape Overberg with whale watching and

the Cape Town International Convention

City Conference Centre (CCCC). Versatile

shark diving opportunities for the brave, the

Centre (CTICC), which is located on Cape

and fully equipped, the Century City

Cape Karoo, a semi-arid land with fascinating

Town’s northern foreshore –a stone’s throw

Conference Centre accommodates up to

caverns and caves, and the West Coast,

from the renowned V&A Waterfront. It

1 900 guests across 20 different venues,

known for its seafood and stunning annual

is one of the world’s leading sustainable

providing the ideal location for all events.

fields and panoramic views, and the Garden


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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | SOUTH AFRICA | WESTERN CAPE

Century City Conference Centre and Hotel

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

50.00

3.78

3.51

25.98

Think corporate conferences, product

frequent. For those wishing to visit the

• British Airways

expos, gala dinners, concerts and more –

Garden Route, George Airport services

• Emirates

the possibilities are endless. Century City

the area, with connecting flights from

• Turkish Airlines

is strategically located on the N1 highway,

Cape Town and Johannesburg hourly.

• Qatar Airlines

just a few minutes from Cape Town

• Ethiopian Airlines

CBD. The Century City Hotel features

Climate

125 rooms and the Century City Square

Cape Town’s climate is famous for its

• Kenya Airways

offers restaurants and breakaway areas.

hot, dry Summer and its chilly, rainy

• KLM

Winter. The weather along the coast

• Lufthansa

can be breezy, while the temperatures

• Air France

soar in the interior. Temperatures in the

• Singapore Airlines

Getting to the Western Cape by Air

• TAAG Angola

The Western Cape is well-connected

Summer months can reach 32°C and

with flights in and out of Cape Town

higher. Night-time temperatures in the

Contacts

International Airport on a daily basis.

Winter months of June, July and August

Cape Town and Western Cape

The award-winning airport is Africa’s

can get very cold, although not nearly

Convention Bureau

third largest airport and its premier

as cold as our European counterparts.

Tel: 021 487 8600

tourist and VIP destination. A number

Web: www.wesgro.co.za

of local carriers provide affordable

Access

travel to regional destinations such

• South African Airways

Cape Town Tourism

as Durban and Johannesburg, while

• Mango Airlines

Tel: 0861 322 223

international flights are regular and

• Kulula Airlines

Web: www.capetown.travel

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Phinda Private Game Reserve in the lush northern KwaZulu-Natal region © SA Tourism

KWAZULU-NATAL

WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

A

Key Venues

region of unparalleled and

for Best Client Rated Convention Centre.

diverse natural beauty, KZN

“It is a great honour for our dedicated and

also offers a wealth of venues

passionate team to receive this tribute. This

and hotels to accommodate all

accolade emphasises our position as Africa’s

Durban International Convention Centre

leading convention centre, a title which we

Durban ICC is an award-winning venue

strive to live up to every day,” says Durban

with world-class facilities. It caters to the

Natal is an adventure paradise. It offers a

ICC CEO Lindiwe Rakherebe. The World

needs of local and international conferences,

myriad panoramas and natural attractions that

Travel Awards also honoured the ICC for the

special events and exhibitions, and has

lend themselves to some incredible outdoor

15th time in 2016, demonstrating their ability

an intelligent design with flexibility for all

activities. From Durban’s popular Golden

to deliver remarkable, memorable events of

sorts of meeting needs. All convention

Mile of excellent beaches to the uKhahlamba

any kind consistently. It has ICC hosted a

halls are multi-purpose, while the centre

Drakensberg Park and iSimangaliso Wetland

number of high-profile conferences, awards

also offers internet connectivity and

Park – its beauty is breath-taking.

and events such as the 21st International

caters to up to 12 000 delegates for

AIDS Conference in July last year that saw

plenary sessions and 5 000 banquet

over 18 000 delegates in attendance.

style. For more info, visit www.icc.co.za.

One of SA’s tourism capitals, KwaZulu-

Coupled with some fantastic tourism options is the province’s strength as a business-events leader. Not only has Durban won many accolades for its exceptional services in the conferencing sector, but the world-renowned Durban ICC ranks among the top 15 convention centres in the world, and was a finalist in the 2016 AIPC Apex Awards

Durban ICC is an award-winning venue with world-class facilities. It caters to the needs of local and international conferences, special events and exhibitions.

kinds of conference and event needs.


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Contacts

As one of SA’s busiest port cities, Durban is

Durban KwaZulu-Natal

both an air and sea gateway to South Africa.

Convention Bureau

King Shaka International Airport connects

Head Office: 29 Canal Quay Road, Ithala

both local and international carriers to the

Trade Centre, Durban Waterfront, 4001

region. Airlines flying to Durban include:

Tel: +27 (0)31 366 7548

• South African Airways

Email: info@zulu.org.za

• Mango Airlines

Web: www.durbankzncb.co.za

• Kulula Airlines • British Airways

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal

• Emirates

Head Office:

• Turkish Airlines

Tel: +27 (0)31 366 7500

• Qatar Airlines

Email: enquiries@zulu.org.za

• Ethiopian Airlines

Website: www.zulu.org.za

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE SOUTH AFRICAN RANDS (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

50.00

3.78

3.51

25.98

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Southern Sun offers a number of quality meeting spaces in their hotels in Durban, however the best-known venue is the Elangeni & Maharani, situated on Durban’s beachfront, and is well-versed in catering to a large conference’s accommodation and conferencing needs. Elangeni & Maharani offer a number of meeting spaces with its largest plenary being 500 theatre style. It hosts Durban FilmMart and various events for the annual Loerie Awards in August. For more info, visit www. tsogosun.com/southern-sun-elangeni-maharani.

Incentive Travel Products As home to the historic Battlefields, the Valley

Durban International Convention Centre

of a Thousand Hills, iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site – blue flag beaches and the incredible natural beauty the Wild Coast holds, KwaZulu-Natal is full to the brim with natural wonders that will keep any incentive traveller content. From game experiences to adventure tourism, deluxe shopping malls to health and wellness spas, there’s something for everyone in KZN.

Climate KwaZulu-Natal has a sub-tropical climate with a hot, humid summer and rainfall from September to April. It is ideal for year-round holidays and events thanks to its warm weather. Poolside at the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani © Tsogo Sun

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Ethiopia Cultural Tours © Ashanti African Tours

ETHIOPIA:

EMERGING BUSINESSEVENTS GIANT

A

country often synonymous with strife and poverty, Ethiopia

acquire the coveted Boeing 787 Dreamliner. A growing number of international

Key Venues

is taking definitive steps

standard hotels, including the Hilton,

towards changing that negative

Sheraton, Radisson Blu, Golden Tulip,

African Union Conference Complex

perceptions internationals may have by

Marriot and Ramada, ever-improving

Opened in 2012, the architecturally

offering world-class conferencing and events,

infrastructure, a hub airport and world-

stunning African Union Conference

from air access to pre- and post-tour options.

class conference venues at the AU, the

Centre is a state-of-the-art venue with

Not many know that its capital of Addis

UNECA and the Millennium Hall, make

one large conference hall, two medium

Ababa is the governing seat of the African

Addis Ababa a destination of choice for

ones, and four small conference halls. It

Union, complete with a visually stunning

meetings, conferences and exhibitions.

also offers a number of caucus rooms,

conference centre holding up to 2 500

As a result of its growing MICE

briefing rooms and a multipurpose room

delegates. The country’s carrier, Ethiopian

industry, the public and private sectors

for receptions, an outside amphitheatre,

Airlines, has become world-renowned in the

have invested in building the Addis-Africa

and a large lobby. The venue holds up

last 12 months for its uplifting education

International Convention and Exhibition

to 2 500 persons for major conferences

programmes, as well as its star-studded

Centre (AAICEC). It is a beautiful venue

and also includes a VIP conference hall

service. It has also grown its business profile

that will have four large exhibition pavilions

with a capacity of 36. It is ideal for

and is one of the few African airlines to not

and a total exhibition floor space of 27

bringing elegance and sophistication

only turn over a healthy profit and growth

3000m 2, of which 6 700 is outdoor space.

to any business event. For more

trajectory, but also the first African carrier to

Phase one of construction began in 2016.

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AFRICAN UNION CONFERENCE COMPLEX MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

8 Conference Halls

1 large conference hall 2 medium conference halls 4 small conference halls Nelson Mandela Hall (for AU Plenary Sessions) Simultaneous interpretation facilities Public address systems

37 Small Committee Rooms

30 caucus rooms for 21-34 pax 5 briefing rooms for 53 pax each 2 committee rooms for 31 and 46 pax Sound systems and LCD screens

7 VIP Facilities

VIP conference hall for 36 pax VIP lounge for 9 pax 5 VIP meeting rooms for 6-8 pax

4 External Spaces

Ouside Amphitheatre for 1 000 pax AUC Conpound Esplanade AUC External Wardroom Dedicated parking space and dressing rooms

Entertainment Facilities

Multipurpose room for 600 pax seated 4 plasma displays Kitchen

UNECA Conference Centre

Climate

The United Nations Economic

The Ethiopian climate is divided into

UNECA CONFERENCE CENTRE

Commission for Africa (UNECA)

three main zones with a dry season from

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

has one of the most modern and

September to March and long rains from

Africa Hall

sophisticated conference centres

July to September. The country spans

with state-of-the-art facilities. Its

subtropical and tropical East Africa.

272 delegates 335 seats in gallery Simultaneous interpretation facilities 100 microphones

Conference Room 1

800 delegates 6 language simultaneous interpretation facility 48 seats in gallery

Conference Room 2

474 delegates 6 language simultaneous interpretation facility Includes gallery

Conference Rooms 3-6

115 delegates each 3 language simultaneous interpretation facility

main conference room can seat up to 800 delegates on the floor and an

Access

additional 180 in the gallery, while

Ethiopia has a number of international

five other conference rooms offer

airports with connecting flights between

space for between 400 and 114. They

cities, however Addis Ababa Bole

also have 10 meeting or breakout

International Airport and Dire Dawa

rooms, and the compound includes

International are most often used. Flights

the historic Africa Hall where many

into Ethiopia include these carriers:

conferences are still held. For more

• Air China

10 Caucus Rooms

20-40 delegates each

information, visit www.uneca.org/ecacc.

• Air India

Suite Meeting Room

10 delegates

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• ANA • Asiana Airlines • EgyptAir

Contacts

Ethiopia has many incentive travel

• El Al Israel Airlines

Ethiopian Tourism Organisation (ETO)

attractions and tours available. These

• Emirates

The Ethiopian Tourism Organisation is part

include trekking, sports or rafting

• Ethiopian Airlines

of the government of Ethiopia’s framework

tours, a visit to the hot springs, birding

• Gulf Air

to promote and transform tourism in the

and horse riding, plus archaeology

• Kuwait Airways

country. The Tourism Transformation Council

tours and a visit to the nations famed

• Lufthansa

provides leadership and sets development

cave paintings. Another popular option

• Malaysia Airlines

directions for the sector, while ETO enhances

is community-based voluntourism,

• Qatar Airlines

the sector through destination marketing.

whereby groups can assist poverty-

• Saudia

Head Office: Addis Ababa

stricken communities whilst exploring

• Turkish Airlines

Email: info@ethiopia.travel

this fascinating country. A number of

• United Airlines

Website: www.ethiopia.travel

destination management companies operate from Addis Ababa, offering

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE

internationals a comfortable,

ETHIOPIAN BIRR

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND

US DOLLAR

EURO

CHINESE YUAN

unforgettable experience.

50.00

31.50

2.24

2.13

15.50


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Nairobi skyline (via BuzzKenya)

KENYA:

EAST AFRICAN MEETINGS PARADISE

A

country with incredible natural beauty and business

totalling US$470 million for that period. Nairobi was named Africa’s Leading

for events of up to 4 000 delegates in its 17 conference and meeting venues.

event infrastructure to match,

Meetings and Conference Destination

KICC also has Simultaneous Interpretation

Kenya is the epicentre of the

by the World Travel Awards last year,

Equipment with a capability of up to 7

East African meetings and incentives. In

after being a runner up for the three

languages. For more info, visit www.kicc.co.ke.

addition to offering a number of quality

years prior. It was recently announced

venues for small to medium sized events,

that Kenya will host the 2018 SKAL

it also boasts the impressive Kenyatta

International World Congress in 2018.

International Convention Centre, situated in the bustling capital of Nairobi. In 2016, Kenya saw its profile as a

Key Venues

PrideInn Paradise Convention Centre The PrideInn Paradise Resort is a beautiful, beachfront venue located in a semi-private alcove just 25 minutes from Mombasa

exhibition destination improve along with

Kenyatta International Convention Centre

its security climate, resulting in a 13%

An internationally renowned venue within

a large convention centre for up to 2

increase in 2015 on its MICE-related

walking distance of several five-star hotels,

500 pax, and an ocean-facing spa. It has

arrivals. The first five months of 2016 say

Kenyatta International Convention Centre

over 10 meeting rooms and a banquet

a 14% increase in the number of foreign

hosts over 40 exhibitions annually. It is

centre, all equipped with state-of-the-art

inbound visitors, with tourism revenue

equipped with world-class infrastructure

technology. www.prideinnparadise.com

meetings, incentives, conferencing and

City. As the name suggests, it is the ultimate tropical paradise and includes


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Incentive Travel Products

Climate

• Air Tanzania, Saudi Arabia Airlines

Located on the equator, Kenya has a

• British Airways

Kenya is the land of safaris and as such offers

hot climate with a rainy season and

• Egypt Air

unparalleled game viewing experiences,

a dry season. The country’s climate

• Emirates

with many local and international DMCs

ranges from tropical along the coast

• Ethiopian Airlines

offering incentive packages for this region.

to hot and arid in the interior.

• Etihad Airways

Avid birdwatchers can observe over a million

• Kenya Airways

flamingos at Lake Nakuru, while Amboseli

Access

National Park, at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro,

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in

• Qatar Airways

is one of the best places to come in close

Nairobi is the main gateway to East Africa. It

• South African Airways

range with free-ranging elephants.

services both local and international carriers

• SwissAir

and offers connections to other cities in the

• Turkish Airlines

Besides seeing the Big 5 up close, Kenya is also known for its water sports and offers

• KLM Royal Dutch

region. Airlines flying to Nairobi include:

scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing or

Contacts

surfing along its sun-soaked coasts. Ali

• Air Arabia

Kenya Tourism Board

Barbour’s Cave Restaurant in Diani offers

• Air India

Tel: +254 20 2711 262

a unique dinner experience ten metres

• Air Mauritius

Email: info@ktb.go.ke

below ground in an open air coral cave.

• Air Seychelles

Website: www.magicalkenya.com | www.ktb.go.ke

KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

PRIDEINN PARADISE CONVENTION CENTRE

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Tsavo Ballroom A and B

5 000 theatre 4 000 cocktail 3 200 classroom 2 500 banquet

Swahili Conference Room

2 000 theatre

Kauma Meeting Room

150 theatre

Rabai Meeting Room

140 theatre

Kambe Meeting Room

100 theatre

Duruma Meeting Room

100 theatre

Amphitheatre

800 tiered seating

Aberdare and Lenana Halls

500 maximum pax 300 theatre 200 classroom 150 banquet

Shimba Hills Room

150 theatre 120 classroom

Comesa Grounds

N/A (outdoor venue)

MICE Kenya Tel: +254 716 759 153 Email: info@micekenya.co.ke Web: www.micekenya.co.ke Brand Kenya Tel: +254 20 2715 236/7 Email: info@brandkenya.go.ke Web: www.brandkenya.go.ke

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE KENYA SHILLING

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND

US DOLLAR

EURO

CHINESE YUAN

50

6.69

0.49

0.46

3.67

*This information was correct as of January 2017, however is subject to change.

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MAURITIUS:

FOR IDYLLIC, LUXURY BUSINESS EVENTS

I

f you’re looking for a conference locale that

shows, it is known for hosting a number

backdrop of volcanic mountains and greenery.

will place its guests in the lap of luxury,

of technical, political and business-related

Its 3 000-seater auditorium combines comfort

Mauritius is a must. The island nation is a

conventions. Most recently the International

and style, while a world-class sound system

glittering gem in the Indian Ocean and is

Council for Commercial Arbitration held

and the latest technology will suit any

ideal for small- to medium-sized conferences

their 2016 Congress in Mauritius, as did the

conference, exhibition, workshop or board

and incredible incentive getaways. Mauritius

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

meeting. For more info, visit www.tcc.mu.

has one of the highest rates of returning

for its 47th Africa Regional Conference.

tourists in the world, with the Mauritius

Mauritius also caught the eye of the Institute

Tourism Promotion Authority consistently

of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre

winning World Travel Awards since 2004

(IEEE), who hosted the first Mauritian

The Swami Vivekananda International

including a leading honeymoon, diving and

edition of IEEE EmergiTech in 2016.

Convention Centre (SVICC) is the first

island destination in recent years. When planning meetings and events, delegates can look forward to some lively nightlife, unique event venues and award-winning beaches.

Key Venues Trianon Convention Centre

centre of its kind in Mauritius, and is located a convenient 10 minutes from the capital of Port Louis. Surrounded by lush, green landscapes, the SVICC

A modern, purpose-built facility conveniently

offers 17 000m2 of state-of-the-art

has grown in recent years and although

located at the centre of the island, the Trianon

conferencing facilities for up to 3 500

it does not often host large-scale trade

Convention Centre is set against a picturesque

delegates. For more info, visit www.svicc.mu.

The country’s business-events portfolio


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The Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre © goldenheart

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE MAURITIAN RUPEE (MUR)

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINSES YUAN (CNY)

50

18.90

1.39

1.31

9.62

*This information was correct as of January 2017, however is subject to change.

Incentive Travel Products

Major carriers flying to Mauritius include

TRIANON CONVENTION CENTRE

As a picture-perfect, year-round destination,

• British Airways

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Mauritius offers a vast array of natural beauty

• Air Mauritius

Main Auditorium

– with exceptional incentive packages to

• Thomson Airways

match. Explore Trou-aux-Cerfs, an extinct

• Emirates

3 000 theatre 154m 2 stage with 30m overhead camera crane

volcano, Casela World of Adventure, or

• South African Airways

Courtyard

Charmamel’s Waterfalls and Seven Coloured

• Air France

1 500 cocktail 400 banquet

Earth. Mauritius is an outstanding diving

• Turkish Airlines

Meeting Rooms

and snorkelling destination with pearly

• Air India

beaches and turquoise waters – and an

• Kenya Airways

40 theatre Flexible seating, soundproof

VIP Room

111m 2 room with amenities

extraordinary underwater sea walk. Those who aren’t fans of the ocean can

Contacts

cosy up in the famous Grapefruit Botanical

Mauritius Incentive Connections (MIC)

Gardens, discover the process of rum or tea

Joburg Sales & Marketing

making, or simply let your hair down at Sugar

Manager: Hermina Sennelo

World – a trip through the history and heart of

Tel: +27 74 699 8076

the island. The Capital of Port Louis provides

Email: hermina@mic-mauritius.com

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

a melting pot of cultures and pleasures, while

Web: www.mic-mauritius.com

Main Hall

7 000 standing (concert space) 3 500 theatre 2 000 banquet 2 500 classroom

Atrium

2 500 cocktail 1 200 banquet

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

the Caudan Waterfront and its gorgeous craft market are ideal for shopping sprees.

Climate

Mauritius Board of Investment Head Office: Port Louis Tel: +230 203 3800

Mauritius enjoys a mild, tropical maritime

Email: contact@investmauritius.com

Amphitheatre

425 theatre

climate throughout the year. It has a warm,

Web: www.investmauritius.com

Pink Pigeon

900 cocktail 600 theatre 400 classroom 350 banquet

Kestrel

300 cocktail 200 theatre 140 classroom 70 boardroom

Swan A+B (2 meeting rooms combined) Pelican A+B (2 meeting rooms combined)

100 theatre 70 classroom

humid summer from November to April and a relatively cool, dry winter with average

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.

Head Office: Port Louis

Access

Tel: +230 203 1900 Web: www.tourism-mauritius.mu

The island has two airports with Sir Seewoosagur

South African Offices: Mr Alan Rabinowitz

Ramgoolam International Airport servicing

Tel: +27 11 506 7305

the region as the main commercial hub.

Email: alanrab@meropa.co.za


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MOROCCO:

CONFERENCING POWERHOUSE

T

he Kingdom of Morocco has grown in leaps and bounds as a meetings, incentives, conference and exhibition destination.

Thanks to its comfortable location along the Mediterranean Sea it has always been a popular tourist destination for Europeans and Americans, but it is only recently that the government has seen the sector’s true potential and has focused on repositioning Morocco as one of the top 20 tourism destinations globally. Many European and Middle Eastern congresses take place in Morocco annually, particularly for manufacturing, construction and similar industries. This has seen year-onyear growth in the country’s conferencing realm. In September 2016, Morocco approved US$1.43-billion for the construction of a convention and exhibition centre in the westcoast city of Agadir, according to Morocco

External view of the Corum Rabat Convention and Exhibition Centre Mohammed VI © L’Amphitrite Palace

World News. Other projects in Agadir include an aqua park and an amusement park which

meetings, and a number of gallery

will create direct employment for 750 people.

spaces for exhibitions. For more info,

Most recently, the country hosted its annual

visit www.palmeraiemarrakech.com.

B2B event in Skhirat, Meetings Morocco, with almost 100 local meeting planners and 150 international hosted buyers in attendance.

Key Venues

Palmeraie Conference Centre Marrakech

Corum Rabat Convention and Exhibition Centre Mohammed VI The beautiful, stylish and modern Corum Rabat Convention and Exhibition Centre Mohammed VI is operated in conjunction with L’Amphitrite Palace, ideally located in

The exquisite Centre International de

Skhirat between Morocco’s two business

Conferences de la Palmeraie (CICP), located

hubs: Casablanca and Rabat. The venue

in Marrakech, is a new-generation palace

offers 1 350m 2 of floor space in its main

where old world aesthetics meet state-of-

Auditorium, and can accommodate up to

the-art, conferencing professionalism. Its

1 500 delegates. The luxury hotel also

convention area offers 4 000m 2 of floor

lends itself to smaller meetings, with

space, can hold between 50 and 1 500

intrinsically Moroccan design touches

delegates in its flexible configurations,

that captivate the eye. For more info, visit

offers over 10 boardrooms for smaller

www.lamphitrite-palace.com/meetings-en. Palmeraie Conference Centre Marrakech © Palmeraie Resorts


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along the same paths of the annual Paris-

Access

Dakar Rally. Meet the local Berber people,

Morocco has a number of popular airports

A country with a long history in tourism,

rock the Kasbahs – quite literally – or opt

servicing tourists in the European region.

Morocco has some unforgettable incentive

for a beach vacation in one of the best

The most well-known are Casablanca’s

programmes up its sleeve. Bringing Arabian

surf spots in the world: Taghazout.

Mohammed V Airport and the Marrakech

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inspiration and heritage together with

Menara Airport in the South. Airlines

a splash of Spanish, French and African

Climate

culture, visits through the labyrinthine

Morocco has a pleasant, subtropical

• British Airways

medina streets, colourful souks and pristine

climate, cooled by breezes off the Atlantic

• Thomson Airways

botanical gardens are a must. Saharan

and Mediterranean. Temperatures in

• Royal Air Maroc

desert treks are also popular, with some

the interior are more extreme with

• Ryanair

DMCs offering adventure experiences

fairly cold winters and hot summers.

• Air Arabia Maroc

flying to Morocco include:

• Air France • Turkish Airlines • Austrian Airlines • KLM • Vueling Airlines • Luxair • Brussels Airlines • Alitalia • germanwings • Iberia • Swiss • Norwegian Air International • Lufthansa • EgyptAir • TAP Portugal • Aeroflot

Contacts Morocco Tourism Web: www.visitmorocco.com Ministry of Tourism Tel: +212 5375-77800 Web: www.tourisme.gov.ma © Lonely Planet

PALMERAIE CONFERENCE CENTRE MARRAKECH

CORUM RABAT CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE MOHAMMED VI

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Atlas (3 flexible meeting rooms combined)

1 500 theatre 1 200 banquet 1 500 cocktail

Ballroom (Paris, Madrid and London meeting rooms combined)

850 theatre 1 000 cocktail 250 classroom

Oliveraie

220 theatre 300 cocktail

New York Auditorium

528 theatre (fixed seating)

Orangeraie

220 theatre 300 cocktail

10 Breakout Rooms (ground and first floor)

30-35 theatre 16-18 classroom

Palmeraie

220 theatre 300 cocktail

Exhibition/ Reception Hall

16-20 stands of 9m 2

Roseraie

220 theatre 300 cocktail

Esplanade

1 500 theatre 1 400 banquet 2 000 cocktail

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE MOROCCAN DIRHAM (MAD)

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

50

67.13

5

4.65

34.31

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Many travel to see the world’s only habitat for mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park and Ngyungwe Forest © Hjalmar Gislason

RWANDA:

RISING STAR IN AFRICA’S EVENTS SECTOR

I

n recent years, Rwanda has increasingly

profile conferences and events including

up to 5 000 delegates in a total of 18

placed its focus on the opportunities

the World Economic Forum on Africa,

meeting rooms including a state-of-the-

and benefits of the meetings, incentives,

the Global Africa Investment Summit and

art auditorium for over 2 000 attendees.

conferencing and exhibitions industries,

the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in the

The venue also offers high-speed, wireless

and as such emerged in 2016 as another

capital of Kigali. According to Rwanda

internet and complimentary parking

strong new player in Africa’s business events

Development Board CEO, Ms. Belise Kariza,

for 650 cars. For more info, visit www.

arena. In 2014, the Rwanda Development

Rwanda’s connectivity and security make the

radissonblu.com/en/hotel-kigali/meetings.

Board introduced Rwanda MICE Tourism at

country an attractive place for organisers

IMEX Frankfurt, with the Rwanda Convention

and delegates alike while open visa policies

Kigali Serena Hotel

Bureau reporting that the economic potential

facilitate the flow of incoming visitors.

The Serena Hotel in central Kigali is one of

for the country was “immense”. Total revenues based on business tourism in 2013 were US$49-million, and was projected to triple to US$150-million in 2017.

Key Venues Kigali Convention Centre

Rwanda’s leading conference venues and is conveniently situated just 10km from the airport. It offers an 800-seater ballroom, a 500-seater auditorium and three spacious

Kigali cemented its position as an African

meeting rooms and includes an executive

brought Rwanda to the forefront of the

business-events hub, and with the launch

boardroom, an international press centre, a

sector, ranking 7th in Africa according

of the Kigali Convention Centre in early

selection of indoor and outdoor reception

to the latest International Congress and

2016 opened its doors to the African

areas, translation and interpretation facilities,

Convention Association (ICCA) report. It

Union Summit. Operated by the Radisson

and conference planning support. For more

has also successfully hosted some high-

Blu Hotel, the convention centre can host

info, visit www.serenahotels.com/serenakigali.

The last twelve months have truly


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Climate

Contacts

Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland

Rwanda Convention Bureau

Rwanda has placed the spotlight on

climate, and a daily temperature range

Tel: +250 788358454

conservation in recent years, particularly

between 12 and 27 degrees Celsius

Email: frank.murangwa@rdb.rw

given its extraordinary natural surrounds

with very little variation throughout the

Web: www.rcb.rw

and incredible gorilla population. The

year. Best times for travel are June to

nation’s Volcanoes National Park, Akagera

September during the long dry season.

National Park and Ngyungwe Forest are

Rwanda Development Board Head Office: KN 5 Road, KG 9

protected ecosystems and many travel to

Access

see the world’s only habitat for mountain

Kigali International Airport services the

Tel: +250 727775170

gorillas, as well as golden monkeys,

region, while Kamembe International

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chimpanzees and other savannah fauna.

Airport also offers alternative commercial

Web: www.rdb.rw

Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills;

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Avenue, Kigali, Rwanda

flights to the western province of the

remote, verdant, green lands abound in

country. Major international airlines

Rwanda Tourism (Remarkable Rwanda)

Rwanda. Places like Virunga Lodge offer

flying into Rwanda include:

Tel: +250 252 576 514

exquisite panoramic views of gorillas

• Brussels Airlines

Email: reservation@rwandatourism.com

in their natural habitat at Volcanoes

• Ethiopian Airlines

Web: www.rwandatourism.com

National Park, while many other incentive

• Kenya Airways

opportunities – learning the history of

• KLM

tea and coffee, exploring some beautiful

• RwandaAir

lakes, safaris off the beaten track – are

• South African Airways

just waiting to be snatched up.

• Turkish Airlines

Kigali Convention Centre can host up to 5 000 delegates in a total of 18 meeting rooms including a state-of-theart auditorium for over 2 000 attendees.

KIGALI SERENA HOTEL MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Ballroom

800 theatre

Auditorium

500 theatre

Meeting Space 1

60 theatre

Meeting Space 2

50 theatre

KIGALI CONVENTION CENTRE

Kigali Convention Center © Radisson Blu

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE RWANDAN FRANC (RWF)

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND (ZAR)

US DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

500

8.27

0.61

0.58

4.19

*This information was correct as of January 2017, however is subject to change.

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Auditorium

2 609 theatre 559 cocktail 445 classroom 42 stands

MH 1+2+3+4 (4 meeting spaces combined)

1 877 theatre 1 030 cocktail 821 classroom 77 stands

MH 2+3+4 (3 meeting spaces combined)

1 549 theatre 850 cocktail 678 classroom 64 stands

MH 3+4 (2 meeting spaces combined)

933 theatre 512 cocktail 408 classroom 38 stands

AD 10+11+12 (3 meeting spaces combined)

595 theatre 327 cocktail 260 classroom 24 stands

Foyer 1

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BUSINESS EVENTS MADE EASY | TANZANIA

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Feans (via Flickr)

TANZANIA:

VIBRANT CONFERENCING DESTINATION

W

ith a melting pot of

its luxury tourism and safari opportunities,

in break-out rooms to 1 350 delegates in

people and heritage, as

but is a growing business-events destination

the main auditorium. The AICC hosts an

well as incredible natural

with two major convention centres in its two

average of 100 meetings annually with a

beauty, Tanzania offers

largest cities: Arusha and Dar es Salaam. It

yearly average of 11 000 in attendance.

extraordinary experiences to the discerning

hosts a number of industry-related trade

Its proximity to Mt Kilimanjaro and

business traveller. It has 16 national parks

shows and most recently hosted the highly

wildlife of the Ngorongoro Crater makes

rich in biodiversity, while the island of

successful AgriTech Expo in Arusha in

it ideal for pre- and post-event tours.

Zanzibar, just off the coast, is an idyllic

January. Upcoming annual events include

www.aicc.co.tz

beach paradise for whale sharks and coral

the 20 th FoodAgro Africa, the ITB Tourism

reefs. “I love Tanzania because of the light,

Fair, and the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair.

colours and life in almost every scene,” says Lonely Planet Writer Mary Fitzpatrick, “More than almost any other destination,

Key Venues

Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre The Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) is a branch of the AICC

stampede across the plains. Hippos jostle

Arusha International Conference Centre

for space in muddy waterways. Elephants

Situated in the heart of Arusha City, halfway

delegates in its 12 conference rooms,

wander along seasonal migration routes and

between Cape Town and Cairo, The Arusha

designed for flexible configurations. It offers

chimpanzees swing through the treetops.”

International Conference Centre (AICC)

state-of-the-art audio visual facilities as

offers a total of 10 meeting rooms with

well as pre- and post-conference excursions

a seating capacity that ranged from 10

in the vicinity. www.aicc.co.tz/jnicc

Tanzania is the land of safaris. Wildebeest

As a key player in the East African Community, Tanzania is not only known for

and is located in Dar es Salaam. The JNICC can accommodate between 10 and 1 003


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Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre © Prof. Chen Hualin

Incentive Travel Products

offer unparalleled safari options, its lakes

Access

and rivers are home to flamingo, stork

As a central business and tourism

Because 38% of Tanzania’s landmass is

and heron, ideal for avid birdwatchers.

location in East Africa, Tanzania has a

dedicated to conservation, it comes as

Travellers can explore the cultural riches

number of access points including 15

no surprise that Tanzania offers some

of Pemba, the Zanzibar Archipelago, or the

key airports. Its most well-known are

exquisite incentive travel options. The

Kondoa Rock Art Site in the Rift Valley.

Julius Nyerere International Airport,

nation has seven UNESCO World Heritage

and Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Sites, exceeded only by Ethiopia and

Climate

South Africa. Five of these – Ngorongoro,

Tanzania has a tropical climate with hot,

Tanzania and Zanzibar islands including:

Kilimanjaro, Selous, Serengeti and

humid coastal areas. It has two rainy seasons,

• British Airways

Zanzibar Stone Town – are household

the longest from March to May, and an

• EgyptAir

names. In addition, its 16 national parks

extended dry season from June to October.

• EL AL Israel Airlines

A number of international carriers fly to

A dik dik in Serengeti National Park ,Tanzania © Hen Riko

Tanzania has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exceeded only by Ethiopia and South Africa.

• Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Kenya Airways • KLM • South African Airways

ARUSHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE

JULIUS NYERERE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

MEETING SPACE

CONFIGURATIONS

Simba Plenary Hall

1 350 theatre

Selous

1 003 theatre

Mbayuwayu

270 theatre

Ruaha

Tanzania Tourism Board

Tausi

160 theatre

300 theatre 200 classroom 150 conference

Exhibition Area Nogorongoro BLC

160m 2 130 banquet

Mikumi

150 theatre 120 classroom 120 banquet

Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Dar es Salaam

Victoria Lobby

700 banquet

Email: info@tanzaniatourism.go.tz

Mt Kilimanjaro

400 banquet

Web: www.tanzaniatourism.com

Mt Meru

200 banquet

Restaurant Serengeti BLC

536 banquet

Piazza

2 500 banquet

• Swiss • Turkish Airlines

Contacts Head Office: Utalii House, Laibon street/ Tel: +255 22 2664878/9

Zanzibar Commission for Tourism Address: Amani, P. O. Box 1410

CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE RATE TANZANIAN SHILLING (TZS)

SOUTH AFRICAN RAND (ZAR)

UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD)

EURO (EUR)

CHINESE YUAN (CNY)

500

3.14

0.23

0.22

1.58

*This information was correct as of January 2017, however is subject to change.

Tel: +255 24 223 3485 Email: marketing@zanzibartourism.net Web: www.zanzibartourism.net

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THE ICEBERG

BUSINESS EVENTS BEYOND TOURISM simply, it is the fact that the focus of our value proposition as an industry

has been shifting from one based on delegate and organiser spending to the value of what these events actually achieve for organisers,

Today’s challenge is shifting the spotlight onto those broader outcomes while still acknowledging the major financial benefits generated by the events we support.

participants and host communities. As simple as it sounds, this in fact has huge implications,

W

hat is the Iceberg? Quite

because it places us at the very centre of

benefits arising from every event that takes

both the global economy and the underlying

place around the world but equally obviously

examples for many years – now is the time

scientific, professional, academic, business

don’t need to. Instead, we can provide in-

to get these on the table and capture these

and social advancements that drive it.

depth analyses of representative events that

examples in ways that will enable us to

illustrate these, and use them to demonstrate

demonstrate the broader values to the rest of

the kinds of exchanges that are essential to

the broader principles. The events that are

the world. This is something that will benefit

knowledge transfer, innovation, collaboration

documented in this manner will serve both

everyone in and around the industry for years

and advancement that make the wheels of the

to illustrate those elusive values and as

to come – a way of securing our collective

world go around – and that today are proving

examples of how others can perform similar

future by demonstrating to those whose

to be even more important in the face of other

value measurements in their own events.

support we need just how valuable our work

As an industry, we are all about facilitating

forms of information delivery that require validation through face to face encounters. The new collective view of the industry – and certainly those who actually develop and carry out these events – is that such outcomes

At the same time, they will get a

really is, not just to this industry but in fact

great deal of attention, which will bring

to global advancement on so many fronts.

appropriate credit to those who organised

- Courtesy of Joachim Koenig,

and delivered them.

President - the Joint Meetings Industry Council

The outputs and legacies to be identified

are their real purpose and value, however

and quantified in these studies will potentially

attractive the related spending impacts may be.

cover a wide spectrum, from the value of

However, they are also the most challenging to

networks and business transactions arising

quantify or monetize because they are often

from an event to medical advancements like

long term and based on things like the benefits

improved disease awareness, research and

of knowledge transfer and relationship-building

treatment practices. Also to be explored are

that are hard to attribute to a single factor.

the benefits that hosting events can deliver

The fact that something may be difficult

We have all been hearing about good

The Iceberg initiative is the brainchild of James Lathan of Fred Productions. Contact admin@the-iceberg.org

to the host community, including profiling a

to precisely quantify doesn’t mean it should

particular country or city in connection with

The Event magazine, Africa’s most

be ignored – yet that is precisely what

key elements of their economic or social agenda

widely-read business-events

we’ve been doing for decades by focusing

or attracting new talent to key sectors.

publication, is the exclusive African

on delegate and organiser spending and

And with the Iceberg, we have an

partner of the Iceberg initiative.

essentially ignoring what is actually being

industry-supported vehicle that is powerfully

To learn more, or to contribute to these

accomplished. Today’s challenge is shifting

equipped to tell the story effectively – both

valuable and far-reaching case studies,

the spotlight onto those broader outcomes

as a source of information and resources

contact Katie Reynolds-Da Silva

while still acknowledging the major financial

to members engaged in advocacy and as a

katie@filmeventmedia.co.za

benefits generated by the events we support.

communications force with media networks

+27 21 674 0646

We cannot possibly quantify the range of

that can open up new audiences.


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AFRICAN EMBASSIES

IN SOUTH AFRICA Algeria: +27 12 342 5074 Angola: +27 12 342 0049 Angola - South Africa Chamber of Commerce: +27 11 723 9000

Equatorial Guinea:

Morocco: +27 12 343 0230/

+27 12 342 9945/6470

+27 12 344 2340

Ethiopia:

Mozambique:

+27 12 346 4067/

+27 12 401 0300/+27 31 304 0200

+27 12 348 9242

Benin: +27 12 342 6978

Gabon: +27 12 342 4376/7

Botswana: +27 11 430 9640

Gambia (The): +27 12 004 0374

Burkina Faso: +27 12 346 2704

Ghana: +27 12 342 5847/8

Burundi: +27 12 342 4881/4883

Kenya: +27 12 362 2249

Cameroon: +27 12 460 0341

Lesotho (Kingdom of):

Cape Verde: +27 11 970 1355

+27 12 460 7648/

Mozambique - South Africa Chamber of Commerce: +27 12 663 8227

Namibia: +27 12 481 9100 Nigeria: +27 12 342 0905 Nigeria - South Africa Chamber of Commerce: +27 11 258 8951

+27 12 460 7640

Rwanda: +27 12 342 6536

Liberia: +27 12 342 2734

Senegal: +27 12 460 5263

+27 74 683 6373

Libya: +27 12 342 3902

South Sudan: +27 12 342 9754/0992

Chad: +27 12 346 6054

Madagascar: +27 78 630 5311

Sudan: +27 12 342 4538

Comoros: +27 12 434 9483

Malawi: +27 12 342 0146

Swaziland (Kingdom of):

Congo: +27 12 342 5508/7

Malawi Consulate General - Tourism:

Central African Republic: +27 71 520 2822/

Cote d’Ivoire: +27 12 342 6913/4 Democratic Republic of Congo: +27 12 344 6475/6 Egypt: +27 12 346 1654 /+27 12 343 1590

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FACTS

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FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT

SOUTH AFRICA • There are more than 130 foreign embassies based in the city of Tshwane. • 7 of SA’s 8 national research councils are in Tshwane: The Scientific & Industrial Research; Human Sciences Research; Agricultural Research; National Research Foundation; Medical Research Institute; Veterinary Research Institute & SA Bureau of Standards. • Gauteng pays tribute to the heroes of the struggle for democracy in South Africa: These include the Apartheid Museum, Constitutional Hill, Lilliesleaf Farm, the Hector Peterson Memorial, Nelson Mandela House, Freedom Park and the Origins Centre.

© SA Tourism

• The high speed Gautrain connects OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton and will get you

• South Africa is rated third

• Robben Island, a UNESCO

there in 15 minutes, as well

in the world in supplying

World Heritage Site, was the

as to Tshwane, South Africa’s

safe, clean drinking water.

site of incarceration (for 27

administration capital. • The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau is a certified member of the BestCities

• Kruger National Park supports the greatest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. • If you thought the Big Five was

years) of former President and global icon, Nelson Mandela. • You can explore Stellenbosch wine farms by bicycle,

Global Alliance, a partnership

impressive, visiting the Eastern

enjoy wine tasting, food and

amongst top convention cities and

Cape should impress you even

wine pairing, and be part of

happy to introduce you to highly

more as home of the Big Seven:

qualified service providers that

buffalo, elephant, leopard,

will ensure your event’s success.

lion, rhino, great white shark

within walking distance

and southern right whale.

of the award-winning

• The flight time between Johannesburg and Cape Town is about two hours. • South Africa has the longest

• The Northern Cape is home to the last remaining San (Bushmen),

educational cellar tours. • There are 3 500 hotel rooms

Cape Town International Convention Centre.

the oldest inhabitants of South

wine route in the world, situated

Africa where they have lived

- Courtesy of the South Africa

just outside of Cape Town.

for at least 20 000 years.

National Convention Bureau


TAKE PART IN THE SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU’S TOURISM INCENTIVE PROGRAMME Introduction

The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB), a division of South African Tourism, has introduced the Tourism Incentive Programme (TIP). Part of the TIP strategy is to create international market access for South African business-event products and services. The SANCB has created a number of platforms across the world that are subsidised by the Department of Tourism to create business opportunities for destinations. Under the International Market Access Support Programme (IMASP), costs related to accessing new and existing markets through these platforms will be covered.

Purpose

Doing business abroad can be costly for small- and medium-sized inbound tourism enterprises, and as such, the TIP will reduce the burden for the likes of accommodation providers, tour operators, attractions and experience providers when participating in predetermined international trade and consumer exhibitions and international marketing roadshows.

Application Process And Requirements

The application form, available in PDF format, should be completed on screen, saved and submitted by email to tipapplications@tourism.gov.za.

APPLY TO ATTEND THE FOLLOWING TRADE SHOWS IN 2017 DATES

TRADE SHOW INFORMATION

CONTACT DETAILS

28 February - 01 March 2017

Meetings Africa www.meetingsafrica.co.za

Tendai Murahwa | Tel: 011 476 5104 Email: tendai@meetingsafrica.co.za

08 - 12 March 2017

ITB Berlin www.it-bberlin.de/en

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

16 - 18 May 2017

IMEX in Frankfurt www.imex-frankfurt.com

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

23 - 24 August 2017

CIBTM www.cibtm.com

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

10 - 12 October 2017

IMEX America www.imexamerica.com

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

06 - 08 November 2017

World Travel Market www.wtmworld.com

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

28 - 30 November 2017

ibtm world www.ibtmworld.com

Mmabatho Sikhakhane (Project Coordinator) Tel: 011 895 3073 | Email: mmabathos@southafrica.net

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CONVENTION BUREAUX

CONVENTION BUREAUX IN SOUTH AFRICA

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CONVENTION BUREAUX

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S

outh Africa has a number of

“Whilst the business-events industry

Economic Development, Tourism

regional convention bureaux

has a significant economic contribution,

and Environmental Affairs and

promoting and facilitating the

the impact thereof is way beyond that

the Ethekwini Municipality. The

events and exhibitions industry,

of tourism, with an even stronger effect

region offers distinctive, world-

as well as the South Africa National

on the knowledge economy. Through

class experiences for conference

Convention Bureau (SANCB), which

this industry, sharing and distribution

delegates with eight main tourism

oversees and facilitates the many business

of knowledge, as well as collaborations,

areas for pre- and post-event tours.

events flowing into the country.

South Africans attending these events

There are three business-event hubs in

In 2016, the International AIDS

gain new knowledge which generates new

Conference at the Durban ICC

South Africa, with a number of other regional

ideas that lead to innovation and further

attracted around 16 500 delegates

emerging markets. The Western Cape and

growth in our economy,” Kotze-Nhlapo

and generated over R800-million for

KwaZulu-Natal are by far the most popular

said at the research’s initial unveiling.

the region. The venue generated a net

destinations for mixing business events and

profit of R32-million in 2015, with a

leisure, while Gauteng is a natural haven

Head Office: Johannesburg

for corporate meetings and exhibitions

Tel: +27 (0)11 895 3000

thanks to its commercial and academic

Email: convention@southafrica.net

billion to the national gross domestic

hubs in Johannesburg and Tshwane.

Web: www.businessevents.southafrica.net

product, showing a 47% growth in this

South Africa has an excellent track

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gross revenue figure of R157-million. “The company contributed R4.6-

figure from the previous fiscal year,” “The vast majority of this contribution

International Olympic Committee Session,

Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau

and the World Economic Forum. Few other

A division of Wesgro, Cape Town and

directly, by adding R4.5 billion to the

destinations offer such a variety of meetings

Western Cape Convention Bureau is

province’s gross geographic product

and incentive options, and it offers over

headed up by Corne Koch. The company

whilst creating and sustaining 10 874

1 700 meeting venues, international

promotes one of the most lucrative

direct and indirect jobs for the country.”

convention centres, top-notch

destinations for business events in SA –

technology and more.

the Mother City, as it is fondly known.

Head Office: 29 Canal Quay Road, Ithala

Last year saw the unit secured 17 bids

Trade Centre, Durban Waterfront, 4001

resulting in an economic impact of almost

Tel: +27 (0)31 366 7548

R400-million. The destination has also

Email: info@zulu.org.za

Holding the country’s regional hubs

retained its ranking as hosting the most

Web: www.durbankzncb.co.za

together is the South Africa National

international association events in Africa.

record of international events including COP17, the 5th BRICS Summit, the 123 rd

South Africa National Convention Bureau

Lindiwe Rakherebe told IOL in early 2016. benefited the KwaZulu-Natal economy

Convention Bureau Officer Amanda

Centre opened its doors. Together with

Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau

Kotze-Nhlapo. The SANCB has a variety

the Cape Town International Convention

The Gauteng Convention and Events

of support services for meeting and

Centre, the Cape now has two world-

Bureau (GCEB) is a subsection of the

event planners, and is able to assist in the

class facilities which will draw in new

Gauteng Tourism Authority and is

bidding and facilitation process as well.

business and accommodate more events,”

headed up by Nonnie Kubeka. The

says Corne. “A highlight of 2016 was

region has seen increased growth in

in which to support business events

securing the 2020 World Ophthalmology

hosting business events, and will in

including but not limited to pre- and

Congress. The congress will be held for

2017 host a number of high-profile

post-bid support, independent advice for

the first time on the African continent.

events including the UFI Congress.

selecting an event destination, government

Expected to inject more than R200-million

documents, media and promotional

into the local economy, the destination

of Gauteng contribute to the economy

support, access to industry and government

will welcome 15 000 delegates to the

in significant ways by attracting

contacts, convention planning support

convention centre precinct over five days.”

large numbers of visitors, thus

Convention Bureau, headed up by Chief

The body offers a number of ways

“During 2015, Century City Conference

“Signature events in the province

supporting businesses and creating

including site inspections, on-site services Head Office: Cape Town

jobs,” Kubeka told Artslink late last

Tel: +27 (0)21 487 8632

year, and is committed to growing

the preliminary results of a three-year

Email: info@wesgro.co.za

the region’s strength in bidding for

study of the country’s business-events

Web: www.capetownconventionbureau.org

world class conferences, association

and familiarisation trips for buyers. In late 2016, the SANCB unveiled

industry at ibtm world in Barcelona.

meetings and exhibitions.

the delegates interviewed spent between

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau

six and ten days in SA, and about half

Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention

Tel: + 27 (0)11 085 2500

of business delegates are accompanied

Bureau is a partnership initiative of

Email: info@gauteng.net

by one other person on their trips.

the KwaZulu-Natal Department of

Web: www.gauteng.net

Findings show that approximately half of

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+27 31 701 0130

pinetown@premierhotels.co.za

www.premierhotels.co.za

55

Premier Hotel The Winkler

+27 13 750 7300

thewinkler@premierhotels.co.za

www.premierhotels.co.za

55

Conference Centre and Events Glasshouse Communication Management

+27 11 646 9992

Conference Centre and Venue Durban ICC Conference Management ILIOS Conferences Conference Organisers

Convention Bureau

Destination Management Organisation Dragonfly Africa Event Management

Exhibitions & Events LA Rouxnelle Logistics and Consulting

Freight Forwarding & Drayage Services Exhibition Freighting G.S.M.

+27 21 552 7248

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Language Services Folio Translation Consultants

+27 21 426 2727

office@folio-online.co.za

www.folio-online.co.za

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info@barmotion.co.za

www.barmotion.co.za

71

+27 11 919 9056

ministerk@atkv.org.za

www.atkvresorts.co.za

52

Joinery Worx

+27 11 440 6384

gary@joineryworx.com

www.joineryworx.com

74

Resource Design

+27 21 510 7776

karen@resourcedesign.co.za

www.resourcedesign.co.za

76

RNF Exhibitions and Events

+27 87 160 0041

peta@rnfe.co.za

www.rnfe.co.za

77

Cape Town International Convention Centre

+27 21 410 5000

wardag@cticc.co.za

www.cticc.co.za

34, 35

CityHill Auditorium

+27 86 112 2331

bookings@cityhill.co.za

www.cityhillauditorium.co.za

32, 33

Expo Centre Johannesburg

+27 11 494 1920

info@expocentre.co.za

www.expocentre.co.za

01, 36, 37, Outside Back Cover

JSE

+27 11 520 7131

companyservices@jse.co.za

www.jse.co.za

45

Emperors Palace

+27 11 928 1903

info@emperorspalace.com

www.emperorspalace.com

02

Sandton Convention Centre

+27 11 779 0000

scc.info@tsogosun.com

www.sandtonconvention.com

40, 41

Ticketpro Dome

+27 11 794 5800

info@ticketprodome.co.za

www.ticketprodome.co.za

42, 43

Two Oceans Aquarium

+27 21 418 3823

functions@aquarium.co.za

www.aquarium.co.za

51

Champagne Sports Resort

+27 36 468 8000

conferences@champagnesports resort.com

www.champagnesportsresort.com

44

Fancourt Hotel

+27 44 804 0000

reservations@fancourt.co.za

www.fancourt.com

53

FNB Conference Centre

+27 11 269 8000

bookings@fnb.co.za

www.fnbconferencecentre.co.za

54

Hotel Verde

+27 21 380 5500

info@hotelverde.com

www.hotelverde.com

38, 39

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

+27 21 887 1132

banqueting@lanzerac.co.za

www.lanzerac.co.za

54

Leeu Collection

+27 21 492 2222

reservations@leeucollection.com

www.leeucollection.com

46

Mpongo Private Game Reserve

+27 43 742 9000

info@mpongo.com

www.premierhotels.co.za

55

NH The Lord Charles Hotel

+27 21 855 1040

info@nh-hotels.co.za

www.nh-hotels.co.za

48

Pumula Beach Hotel

+27 39 684 6717

reservations@pumula beachhotel.co.za

www.pumulabeachhotel.com

49

Spier

+27 21 809 1100

conference@spier.co.za

www.spier.co.za

50

Sun City Convention Centre

+27 14 557 1000

scenq@suninternational.com

www.suninternational.com/sun-city

04

The Maslow Hotel

+27 10 226 4600

maslow.conference@ suninternational.com

www.suninternational.com/maslow

47

Mobile Bars, Hospitality and Events Barmotion

0861 WE ROCK (93 7625)

Resorts and Conference Marketing ATKV Resorts Specialist Services

Venue

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360 Degrees Production House Pty Ltd Accommodation Options Events AdP Travel Management Africa Congress Co-Ordinators African Agenda African Diversity Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd African Training Institute (ATI) Amadi Institute of Management and Technology American Express Meetings & Events Annette Ashley & Associates Anzomode (Pty) Ltd ATC African Travel Concept Pty Ltd Atlantic Beach Management Pty Ltd Atlantic Events (Pty) Ltd Atlantis Corporate Travel AV and Beyond CC Avatar Marketing ta Shift Ayize Events And Conferences Baagisane Basilmin Trading cc Batsumi Travel (Pty) Ltd Beach and Bush Team Building Bestgrovers Trading & Project 122 CC BE-SURE Events Solutions (Pty) Ltd Black Tower Consulting Group Blackmagic Consulting (Pty) Ltd Blue Moon Corporate Communications Blue Platinum Events Book24 South Africa Brand Evolution Brooklyn Guesthouses BVB 190604 Projects By Design Africa Group (Pty)Ltd Cape AgriTours Cape Conferences & Travel Cape Peninsula University of Technology. CAPEMOTION HELMSBRISCOE Carla Rossouw t/a Vespasian Consulting Carlamani Conference and Events Pty Ltd Carlson Wagonlit Travel Cebisa Conferences Centeq Events cc Change Strategies consulting Services Chocolate Orange CC Chris Prieto, CMP Event Management & Consultancy CIMGlobal Circa Events & Hospitality Coega Development Corporation

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info@360degrees.co.za stefmare@accomoptions.co.za amanda@adptravel.co.za esme@healthyeye.co.za keith@africanagenda.com eric@africandiversity.co.za pg@africantraining.co.za info@amadiafrica.com carla.human@amextravel.co.za annette@annetteashley.co.za sandile@anzomode.co.za astreich@atc-sa.co.za functions@atlanticbeach.co.za antony@atlanticevents.co.za marinoss@atlantiscorporate.co.za warren@avandbeyond.co.za delight@shiftideas.co.za lucian@ayizeevents.co.za admin@baagisane.co.za martin@basilmin.co.za lisa@batsumitravel.co.za sean@beachandbush.co.za bestgrovers@webmail.co.za sammy@besurevents.co.za info@blacktower.co.za zandile@blackmagic.co.za info@bluemoon.co.za lee@blueplatinumevents.co.za info@booksouthafrica.travel adrienne@brandevolution.biz info@brooklynguesthouses.co.za bvbprojects@gmail.com events@bydesignafrica.com info@capeagritours.co.za confer4@cape-conferences.co.za venskee@cput.ac.za desiree@capemotion.com carla@carlarossouw.com carla@carlamani.co.za sjohnston@carlsonwagonlit.co.za lesley@cebisaconferences.co.za chantal@allevents.co.za thelma@changestrategies.co.za sarah@chocolateorange.co.za prieto@mweb.co.za sal@CIMGlobal.net kenneth@circa.co.za ridwaan.davids@coega.co.za


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Colourworks (Pty) Ltd Conference Call Conference Complete Conference Consultancy Conference Co-ordinators Conference Excellence Conference Link Conference SA Conferences et al Confinitive Pty Ltd ta Embassy Events and Conferences ConsultUS Pty Limited Core Competency Corporate Worx Creative Incentives Pty Ltd Crocia Events (Pty) Ltd Custom Conference Cut to Black Media C-West Communications Dlamini Weil Communications Dreamcatcher Duma Travel Pty Ltd Dynamic Congress Organising & Management (Pty) Ltd Eastern Sun Events EBS Conferences and Functions ECHO EnOv8 Event Management EQS Events Management PTY Ltd esp Afrika Pty Ltd Event Options Event Solutions Events by Anne (Pty) Ltd Expo Promotions FaB Branding First Choice Conferences and Events Fullserve Services (Pty) Ltd Funama Going Africa Conferencing Gold Pride Events Greensleeves at Camelot Greyspot Consult and Tour Operators Greyville Convention Centre Grindrod Travel Grosvenor Conferences Hatfield Travel Pty Ltd Hiside Group Houston Travel Marketing Services ICE Solution ICO Conferences & Events Idea Lab Pty Ltd Ikhono Communications cc ILIOS Conference Imagine Events Immaculate Events & Conferences Pty Ltd Impact Incentives & Events Inard Training & Development Indaba Global Travel Inkanyezi Event Organisers Inono Events Co- Ordination Intelligent Africa Marketing and Training Into Africa Jacaranda Events (Pty) Ltd Jellyfish Catering and Event Management JOBE Creatives (Pty) Ltd Jukwaa Group Just Fab Conference & Events Just Identification System

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samantha@colourworks.co.za events@confcall.co.za sandra@conferencecomplete.co.za corne@confsa.co.za renee@confcord.co.za retha@conferex.co.za ms@conferencelink.com.na tracy.singh@conferencesa.com deidre@iafrica.com cheryl@singergroup.co.za csnyman@sun.ac.za melanie@corecompetency.co.za corporateworxdistributors@gmail.com geoff@creativeincentives.co.za info@crociaevents.co.za admin@customconference.co.za sesi@cut2black.co.za claire@agentc.co.za mbali@dwcs.co.za mendoza@dreammultimedia.co.za ciskam@dumatravel.co.za christitruter@me.com tanya@easternsun.co.za nfeldon@mweb.co.za jane@ec-ho.co.za nicole@enov8.co.za margaret@eqseventmanagement.co.za eva@espafrika.com larna@eventoptions.co.za karen@eventsolutionskzn.co.za anne@ebya.co.za expopro@iafrica.com info@fab-branding.co.za lethea@first-choice.co.za tenders@fullserve.co.za masetha@funama.co.za kathy@goingafricaconferencing.com dalphene@gmail.com greensleeves@camelotcastle.co.za chris.greyspotconsult@gmail.com terrilyng@goldcircle.co.za sum@grindrodtravel.co.za peter-john.mitrovich@grosvenortours.com adrie@hatfieldtravel.co.za john@teambuild.co.za derek@houstonmarketing.co.za tracey@icesolution.co.za ireneochem@icoconferences.com greg@idealabevents.co.za bongiwe@ikhono.co.za rjacobs@iliosconf.co.za greylind@mweb.co.za marieta@immaculateevents.co.za tamrynv@impact-incentives.co.za thoko@inardtraining.com petro@indabaglobal.co.za andrew@inkanyezi.co.za du@nompumelelo.org.za annemarie@intelligentafrica.com alex@intoafrica.co.za ricky@jacarandaevents.co.za tarannum@jellyfishcatering.co.za langa@jobecreatives.co.za r.walker@jukwaa.net fabio@justfabevents.co.za ross@gelevents.co.za

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nafeesa@kenzoevents.co.za shirley@keyside.co.za nzo.zukiswa@gmail.com kabelo@kmmtravel.co.za margaret@kikuyuafrica.com bianca@lesett.com clara@lecevents.co.za beaulah@lithacommunications.co.za robert@livewired.co.za letebeleliz@gmail.com neero@logikalevents.co.za reception@loungearound.co.za info@bloommarketing.co.za megan@eventaffairs.co.za george@mtravel.co.za dennis@magnaskills.com info@mahuma.co.za ayanda@makuluevents.co.za marcel.oudejans@performmarketing.co.za mason@masonco.co.za mala@mqandagroup.com ncic@absamail.co.za rashid.toefy@mci-group.com tatenda@millasa.co.za milzet2001@gmail.com cindy@mirchee.co.za emily@enr.co.za info@moshatemedia.co.za moses@namanjevents.co.za info@ndalomedia.com winniem@ntevents.co.za charmaine@offthewallevents.co.za newbusiness1@omni4africa.com makatz75@icloud.com amanda@onshowsolutions.co.za jacqui@onshowsolutions.co.za reginald@goinglive.co.za jolandi@onscreenav.co.za tebogo@nunguonline.co.za flower@petalsgroup.co.za gill@phambiliafricanevents.co.za manisha@phoenixbiz.co.za jenni@piemanagement.co.za megan@plansa.co.za gugu@pmgevents.co.za mercia@foreverfriday.co.za natashab@portfolioresorts.co.za katja@pottershand.co.za lucinda.keefer@privatesafaris.com zama@proactivepr.co.za guido@puregrit.co.za lea.zini@telkomsa.net ayesha@izwimultimedia.co.za marketing@rbjmarketing.com dumi@redlightent.co.za info@rctd.co.za mmabatho@reneletravel.co.za heather@reynolds.co.za riego.consulting@gmail.com estelle@ripcord.za.com richard@organisers.co.za rakgadi@rpmevents.co.za marinda@saresortservices.co.za cyril.sadiki@sadmon.com helene@sail.co.za sonette@savannaskills.co.za


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petrie@savetcon.co.za rowan@soafrica.com vsebastian04@gmail.com info@spi.ci masokor@msn.com ruther@zsd.co.za fahmi@simplified-it.co.za stella@nineteen76travel.co.za janak@songhaievents.com gwyn@scconferences.com le-ann.hare@spintelligent.com reservations@sunwa.co.za j_mac@mweb.co.za lorin@synergybe.co.za joey@takenoteevents.co.za md@events.co.tz sena@tands.co.za thereza@technoscene.co.za christine@terra-nova.co.za sales3@collectionmcgrath.com nina@confco.co.za dwpr1@tjd.co.za patsi@greenroom.co.za tenda@mediahouse.za.com sscheepers@paragong.com dave@thesharks.co.za vanessa@thesourcepr.co.za jenny@successco.co.za pravina@thoughtfire.co.za eleanor@thundermark.co.za lebo@tkopromotions.co.za jabrahams@tourvestdm.com enquiries@transelevate.co.za johannam@twf.co.za louise@travelpeople.co.za nicholasl@travkor.co.za nadia@tribalmeetings.co.za jpather@fedics.co.za tshepang@iburst.co.za info@turnersconferences.co.za deidre.raubenheimer@uct.ac.za ryan@foodheroes.co.za clarissa.carsten@umfana.co.za alastairl@unlimitedevents.co.za michelle@urbantonic.co.za matildahz@utho.co.za jan@velocityvision.co.za thandi@venuefinders.co.za info@venues.co.za vusi@vusis.co.za marketing@wedjmice.co.za cheryl@wherenext.co.za shawn@coloursofafrica.co.za ian@witchwizard.co.za roz@workshopsanon.co.za ngubane@worldwidemice.co.za solly@wrxgrp.co.za lindab@millenniumtravel.co.za nerinet@nexustravel.co.za yabatho@webmail.co.za tndlovu@yeptee.co.za vuyani@zanenza.co.za audri@zenone.co.za liz@zzone.co.za

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