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Provisional Programme

Day 1 - THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER 2021

07h30 – TILL LATE
ONLINE & PHYSICAL REGISTRATION

IKAZE PCO

Morning Session

08h30 – 08h55
SPEAKER AND DELEGATES LOG-IN

TECHNICAL TEAM

09h00 – 09h05
Programme Director
Regis Isheja Founder/CEO, TransMett Ltd and Media Personality, Rwanda
09h05 – 09h10
INTRODUCTION
Kwakye Donkor CEO, Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa
09h10 – 09h15
Message from Rwanda Chamber of Tourism & East Africa Tourism Platform
Aimable Rutagaramba – Chairman, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism, Rwanda
09h15 – 09h20
Opening Remarks
Zephanie Niyonkuru – Deputy CEO, Rwanda Development Board
09h20 – 09h25
Guest of Honour
Elcia Grandcourt Director: Africa Department, UNWTO, Spain

SESSION 1

09h25 – 10h00
Leadership Dialogue
 

AfCTA – An opportunity to transition from crisis to growth-oriented intra-Africa tourism both Africandestinations and industry actors.

Hon. Mary Francis Masanja – Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania

H.E Osman Abokar Mohamed – Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Federal Republic of Somalia

Desire Loumou – Senior Expert: Trade in Services, AfCFTA Secretariat, Ghana

Dr Geoffrey Manyara – Economic Affairs Officer, UNECA Sub-regional Office for East Africa,

Zephanie Niyonkuru – Deputy CEO, Rwanda Development Board

10h00 – 10h25
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers

MODERATOR

Kwakye Donkor – CEO, Africa Tourism Partners, South Africa

SPOTLIGHT ON RWANDA – VISUAL INSERT

SESSION 2

10h30 -11h10
Insights, Trends and Opportunities for Covid-Recovery
 

Harnessing digitalisation and fintech to augment tourism and destination marketing, market access and positive upturn in Africa

Albert Munyabugingo – CEO, Vuba Vuba 

Kagiso Dumasi – Commercial Manager: Global Network, BCD Travel, South Africa

Frank Mugisha – Director General, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism & Managing Director, East Africa Tourism Platform

Choo Pin Ang – Senior Director: Government and Corporate Affairs, Expedia Group (TBC) 

Barry Clemens – CEO, EQ Hospitality, United Kingdom

11h10 – 11h20
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers

MODERATOR

Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO South Africa

SESSION 3

11h25 -12h10
Insights, Trends and Opportunities for Covid-Recovery
 

Reflecting on new horizons for African tourism’s product development, distribution, and tourism marketing – From leisure to Business Events.

Frank Murangwa – Director of Destination Management, Rwanda Development Board 

Cassandra ‘Coach Cass’ Nuamah – Director of Travel and Operations, Africa With Us, Ghana 

Esmare Steinhofel – Director, ICCA Africa Ekow 

Sampson – Deputy CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority

12h10 – 12h10
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers

MODERATOR

Linda Pereira – CEO, CP; Events, Portugal

12h10 – 13h20 – LUNCH, NETWORKING BREAK AND RWANDA VISUAL INSERTS

13h05 – 13h20

Dancing interlude

Dancing for Fitness and Wellness with ‘Coach Cass’ – Fitness, dance, wellness, and culture

Cassandra ‘Coach Cass’ Nuamah
– Director of Travel and Operations, Africa With Us, Ghana

SESSION 4

13h25 – 13h45
Case Study
 

Covid-19 recovery case study of the Blue Train – Practical lessons for future for African Tourism Product owners

Nomasonto Ndlovu Executive Manager: Head Tourism, Hospitality and Heritage, Transnet, South Africa

SESSION 5

14h00 – 14h45
Inclusivity and Social Innovation Dialogue
 
Mainstreaming youth and women entrepreneurship and employability – A strategic imperative for leading tourism and cross-cutting businesses in Africa.
 

Farhis Samman Mohamed – Director of Tourism, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Federal Republic of Somalia

Eric Kacou – Co-Founder, ESPartners and Author of Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets, Rwanda

Sebulon Chicalu – Director of Tourism, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

Jacqui Taylor – Founder & CEO, Rural Tourism Africa, South Africa

 
14h45 – 15h00
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Bonita Mutoni – Chairperson, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism and Travel Association

15h00 – 15h15 REFRESHMENT BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION

SESSION 6

15h20 – 16h00
Youth in Tourism Think Tank Session
 
Propelling African youth development in tourism entrepreneurship, skills development and career guidance – From market and funding access to gainful employment
 
 
 

Uwineza Pascaline – Project Manager, Iriza Ntako Heritage Ltd, Rwanda

Edward Asafu-Adjaye – President & Co-Founder, Afrochella, Ghana

Eugene Allotey – Co-Founder & Creative Manager, Creative Bibini Ltd

Jean Confident Irene Niyizibyose – Founder, Augmented Future, Rwanda

 
 
16h00 – 16h30
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Teta Ndejuru – Managing Director, Inkomoko, Rwanda

SESSION 7

16h35 – 16h45

Plenary Session – Synthesis and key outcomes of the day

 Miller Matola – CEO, Millvest, South Africa

 

17h00 – 19h00 BLUE TRAIN SHOWCASE

A window to the soul of Africa Showcase and Executive Business Exchange Cocktail Function

Host – Senior Executives, Blue Train, South Africa


Day 2 - FRIDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER, 20201

07h30 – TILL LATE

ONLINE & PHYSICAL REGISTRATION

IKAZE PCO 

MORNING SESSION – AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM CEOS AND EXECUTIVES FORUM

09h00 – 09h10

Introduction

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

Regis Isheja
Founder/CEO, TransMett Ltd and Media Personality, Rwanda

LEADERSHIP AND EXECUTIVES’ FORUM

SESSION 1

09h15 – 10h10

Expert Dialogue on intra-Africa Connectivity Dialogue
 
Recognising the potential and a new direction for affordable regional mobility to ignite measurable intra-Africa travel growth.

Isaac Katilu Wambua – Country Manager, Qatar Airways

David King – Cape Town Air Access, A divison of Wesgro, South Africa

Austin Nyawara – Regional Manager, South African Airways, East Africa & Middle East

Jimmy Musoni – Commercial Director,RwandAir

10h10 – 10h20
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Sandile Chipunza Cato – Manager: Advocacy & Strategic Relations – Africa, IATA

SESSION 2

10h25 – 11h10

Experts Insights & Dialogue

Sustainable recovery initiative for building back a better and impactful African meetings sector

Nelly Mukazayire – CEO, Rwanda Convention Bureau (TBC)

Senthil Gopinath – CEO, ICCA, Netherlands

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo – Chief Convention Bureau Officer, South Africa NationalConventional

Jeffers Miruka – President, African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE), Kenya

10h10 – 10h20
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Miller Matola – CEO, Millvest, South Africa

SESSION 3

11h25 – 12h00

Tourism Investor Stewardship in Africa 

Recognising and understanding funding programmes and partners for non-graded and graded tourism facilities and businesses in Africa.

 

Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO South Africa

Frank Mustaff – CEO, Horwath HTL East Africa, Rwanda

Kampeta Sayinzoga – CEO, Rwanda Development Bank

Safiyya Akoojee – Director, Thomson Wilks Inc

 
12h00 – 12h10
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Elcia Grandcourt – Director: Africa Department, UNWTO, Spain

12h10 – 13h00 LUNCH AND NETWORK BREAK & MASTERCARD VISUAL INSERTS

SESSION 4

11h25 – 12h00

Executive Dialogue on Youth & Women Inclusivity

Accelerating impactful youth development through smart partnerships value creation, technology and innovation.

 

Dianne Dusaidi – Program Partner, Mastercard Foundation

Charity Kabango – Co-Founder and Director, Entrepreneurship Solutions & Founding Partner, ESPartners, Canada

Dr. David Chiawo – Dean, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Lead Scientist, Centre for Biodiversity Information Development (BID-C),Struthmore University, Kenya

Samiah Millycent – Head of Academics, Vatel Rwanda, International Hospitality School

13h50 – 14h00
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Dr. Kobby Mensah – Senior Lecturer, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Ghana Business School (UGBS),Ghana

EAC SECTOR TOURISM BREAK-AWAY SESSION

13h05 – 14h30

EAC EATP Tourism Roundtable

Opportunities and potential – Accessing domestic and regional tourism markets in EAC in post-COVID-19 environment.

 

Hon. Mary Francis Masanja – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania

Benneth Bojo Nicholas – Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, RSS, Juba, South Sudan

David Mugisha – Wildlife Tours, Rwanda

Chris Munyao – Private Safaris, Rwanda

Jimmy Musoni – Country Manager, Rwandair,Kigali

Stellamaries Ndunge – Country Manager, Kenya Airways, Kigali

Charity Githinji – Director, Tandaza Africa and Consultant EAC/GIZ SEAMPEC Project

Edouard Bagumoko – Vice-President of Burundi Sectoral Chamber for Hotel and Tourism, Burundi

Barbara Schott – Project Management: Regional Economic Development and Tourism, Tierranjani, Kenya

Rob Kucera – District Director: East Africa | Complex General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali

Simon Kiarie – Principal Tourism Officer, EAC (TBC)

Dr Fred Odhiambo – Chair, EATP

Ariella Kageruka – Acting Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board

Frank Gisha Mugisha – Director General, Rwanda Chamber of Tourism

Yves K. Ngenzi – Regional Coordinator, East

African Tourism Platform

Antoine Kajangwe – Director General, Trade and Investments Management, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Rwanda

Agnes Mucuha – CEO, Kenya Travel Association of Travel Agents

Anataria Karimba – Director of Business Competitiveness, TradeMark, East Africa

14h00 – 15h00
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

Angela Njehla – Director, Tierranjani

15h00 – 15h15 REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION 5

15h05 – 15h20

Leadership and Entrepreneurship Masterclass

Cultivating an innovation and critical thinking-led entrepreneurship in times of crisis.

Septi Bukula – Director, Seeza Tourism Growth Network, South Africa

Percy Morapedi Koji – Co-Founder, Africa Economic Leadership Council’d (Aelc’s)

15h20 – 15h55
Participant’s viewpoint, questions and answers
 
 
 

MODERATOR

TBA

SESSION 6

15h45 – 15h55

Synthesis of the day and the ATLF 2021

Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO South Africa

SESSION 7

16h00 – 17h00

Africa Tourism Leadership Awards – Virtual

Cultivating an innovation and critical thinking-led entrepreneurship in times of crisis.

Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO South Africa

Judy Kepher-Gona – Director, STTA Kenya, Co-Chairperson of Africa Travel & Tourism Leadership Awards

Prof. Marina Novelli – University of Brighton, Co-Chairperson of Africa Travel & Tourism Leadership Awards

15h20 – 15h55
Closing remarks & Vote of thanks 
 
 

MODERATOR

Ariella Kageruka – Acting Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board

AWARD GALA DINNER & YOUTH CHALLENGE AWARDS

19h00 – 22h00

Rwanda Chamber of Tourism Awards and Dinner with Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge Awards

Rwanda Chamber of Tourism and Africa Tourism Partners Barry Clemens – CEO, EQ and Chairperson of Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Challenge Presentation of Africa Youth in Tourism Innovation Summit Winner

 
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