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Provisional Programme

Day 2 - Wednesday, 28 August 2019

AFRICA TRAVEL AND TOURISM CEOS & EXECUTIVES FORUM AND MASTER CLASS

THEME
STIMULATING INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL THROUGH THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

07H00 – 08H00

REGISTRATION
IKHONO COMMUNICATIONS
08H00 – 08H05
INTRODUCTION OF CEOs & EXECUTIVES’ DIALOGUE
  • Victor Kgomoeswana – Author & Founder, Africa is Open for Business
WELCOME REMARKS
  • Ethekwini Mayor
OPENING REMARKS
  • Phindile Makwakwa – CEO, Tourism KwaZulu Natal
SESSION I – CEOs & EXECUTIVES’ FORUM – BREAKFAST FUNCTION
08H05-08H20
MICE TOURISM/BUSINESS EVENTS IN FOCUS
GROWING AFRICA’S KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT THROUGH BUSINESS /MICE TOURISM LEADERSHIP
  • Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO – South Africa

08H20 -09H15

CEOs & EXECUTIVES’ DIALOGUE
Unlocking the value of Africa’s business and MICE tourism assets to diversify African economies – lessons from Africa.

  • Phindile Makwakwa – CEO, Tourism KwaZulu Natal
  • Akwasi Agyeman – CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority
  • Frank Murangwa – Director of Destination Marketing, Rwanda Convention Bureau
  • Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO – South Africa
  • Kagiso Dumasi – Commercial Manager – Global Network, BCD Travel

Moderator – Kwakye Donkor – CEO, Africa Tourism Partners

09H20 -10H00

ASSOCIATIONS’ EXPERT PANEL
The significance of association meetings in bridging the seasonality gap – From travel and destination management to accommodation.

  • Jeffers Miruka – CEO, African Association of Agricultural Economics (AAAE) & President – African Society of Association Executives (AFSAE)
  • Esmare Steinhofel – Africa Regional Director, ICCA
  • Elishilia Kaaya – Managing Director, AICC, Tanzania & African

Moderator – Miller Matola – CEO, Millvest & Director ATLF

10H05-10H35

INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION
National quality assurance program – Strategic vehicle for winning impactful mega events’ bids in Africa.

  • Darryl Erasmus – Chief Quality Assurance Officer, South African Tourism
10H35- 10H45
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
SESSION II – MASTERCLASS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL & MICE TOURISM

10H50-11H10

EXPERT PRESENTATION
  • Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi – Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Ministry,
    Ghana

11H10-12H00

EXHIBITION INDUSTRY FOCUS
Optimizing domestic and international exhibitions as a strategic pillar tourism development in Africa – Global best practice.

  • Rita Likukuma – Acting Chief Executive, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
  • Jacinta Nzioka – Marketing Director, Kenya Tourism Board
  • Donald Djobo – Co-Founder, myGo Worldwide – Africa
  • Thulani Nzima – Independent Consultant

Moderator – Prof. Ernie Heath – Emeritus Professor, University of Pretoria

12H05-13H00

TRAVEL TECH – THINK TANK SESSION
Exploiting technology for informed decision making across the travel and tourism ecosystem.

  • Femi Lawson – Skyview Communications
  • Linda Balme – Senior Commercial Manager, Travelstart
  • Thomas Muller – Founder & CEO, Rainmaker Digital
  • Paul de Waal – Founder & CEO, Wetu
  • Barry Clemens – Managing Director – Commercial, Portier Technologies

Moderator – Kagiso Dumasi – Commercial Manger – Global Network, BCD Travel

13H00-13H55
NETWORKING LUNCH

14H00-14H20

ONE-ON-ONE WITH ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY & DURBAN
Strengthening city destinations’ competitiveness and brand equity through strategic public – private collaboration.

INTERVIEWER: Gillian Saunders – Tourism Independent Consultant

  • Philip Sithole – Deputy City Manager, Ethekwini Municipality

14H20-14H50

LEARNING FROM LEADING MICE/BUSINESS EVENTS DESTINATIONS
An innovative approach to preparing winnable mega events proposals – The case of South Africa.

  • Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo – Chief Convention Bureau Officer, South African Tourism

14H50-15H50

EXPERT PRESENTATION
Incentive travel industry – An untapped industry for tourist destinations in Africa.

  • Daryl Keywood – Managing Director & CEO, Walthers and SITE International Board Member for Africa, Middle/East

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE SOCIETY FOR INCENTIVE TRAVEL EXCELLENCE

  • Daryl Keywood – Managing Director & CEO, Walthers and SITE International Board Member for Africa, Middle/East
  • Tes Proos – Founder & Owner, Crystal Events Africa
  • Brad Glen – Managing Director, Inside Edge
  • Bonita Mutoni – Chairperson, Rwanda Tours and Travel Association

Moderator – Jeffers Miruka – CEO, African Association of Agricultural Economics (AAAE) & President – African Society of Association Executives (AFSAE)

15H50-16H30

SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY
Corporate social responsibility – The key to building a financially viable travel & tourism organization.

  • Alan Renaud – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles
  • Judy Kepher-Gona – Executive Director, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA)
  • Julie May-Ellingson – CEO, Cape Town International Convetion Centre

Moderator – Prof. Wolfgang Thorne – Publisher, ATC

16H30-16H50

WRAP-UP/SYNTHESIS

  • Prof. Ernie Heath – Emeritus Professor, University of Pretoria
  • Kwakye Donkor – CEO, Africa Tourism Partners

17H00-19H00

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