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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
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO CEOS/EXECUTIVES DIALOGUE
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
SESSION I – CEOS & EXECUTIVES’ FORUM
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 -09H20

CEO/EXECUTIVES’ DIALOGUE
UNLOCKING THE VALUE O AFRICA’S BUSINESS AND MICE TOURISM ASSETS TO DIVERSIFY AFRICAN ECONOMIES – LESSONS FROM AFRICA

MODERATOR – KWAKYE DONKOR, CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTMERS

  • PHINDILE MAKWAKWA – CEO, TOURISM KWAZULU-NATAL
  • AKWASI AGYEMAN – CEO, GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY
  • NELLY MUKAZAYIRE – CEO, RWANDA CONVENTION BUREAU
  • CHRISTELLE GROHMANN- DIRECTOR, BDO, SOUTH AFRICA

09H15 -10H00

ASSOCIATIONS’ EXPERT PANEL
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ASSOCIATION MEETINGS IN BRIDGING THE SEASONALITY GAP – FROM TRAVEL AND DESTINATION MANAGEMENT TO ACCOMMODATION

MODERATOR: MILLER MATOLA, CEO, MILLVEST & DIRECTOR, ATLF

  • JEFFERS MIRUKA- CEO, AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS (AAAE) & PRESIDENT: AFRICAN SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES (AFSAE).
  • NOMASONTO NDLOVU – CEO, LIMPOPO TOURISM
  • ESMARE STONHEIFEL – AFRICA REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ICCA,
  • MR ELISHILIA KAAYA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, AICC, TANZANIA & AFRICAN REPRESENTATIVE ON ICCA BOARD.

10H05-10H35

INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION
NATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMME – STRATEGIC VEHICHLE FOR WINNING IMPACTFUL MEGA EVENTS’ BIDS IN AFRICA

  • DARRYL ERAMUS – CHIEF QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER, SOUTH AFRICA.
10H35- 11H00
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
SESSION II – MASTERCLASS IN BUSINESS TRAVEL & MICE TOURISM
11H05-12H00

EXHIBITION INDUSTRY FOCUS
OPTIMISING DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS AS A STRATEGIC PILLAR FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA – GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE 

MODERATOR – PROF. ERNEST HEATH

  • RITA LIKUKUMA – ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY
  • JACINTA NZIOKA – MARKETING DIRECTOR, KENYA TOURISM BOARD
  • DONALD DJOBO – CO-FOUNDER (myGO WORLWIDE – AFRICA), COTE D’IVOIRE
  • THULANI NZIMA, INDEPEDEPENT CONSULTANT
  • THULISILE GALELEKILE, GENERAL MANAGER, TOURISM KWAZULU-NATAL (TBC)

12H05 -13H00

TRAVEL TECH THINK TANK SESSION
EXPLOITING TECHNOLOGY FOR INFORMED DECISION MAKING ACROSS THE TRAVEL & TOURISM ECOYSTEM

MODERATOR – OLUFEMI BARRISON LAWSON, CEO, SKYVIEW COMMUNICATIONS, NIGERIA.

  • VELMA CORCORAN, AIR BNB, REGIONAL MANAGER, SUB SAHARAN AFRICA,
  • LINDA BALM, SENIOR COMMERCIAL MANAGER, TRAVELSTART, AFRICA
  • THOMAS MULLER, FOUNDER AND CEO OF RAINMAKER DIGITAL – NAMIBIA
  • PAUL DE WAAL, CEO & FOUNDER, WETU, GLOBAL
  • DR. MENSAH, SENIOR LECTURER AND MARKETING EXPERT, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA BUSINESS SCHOOL.
13H00-14H00
NETWORKING LUNCH
14H00-14H30

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 (TO BE FACILITATED THROUGH THE CITY OF eTHEKWINI)
14H30-15H00

LEARNING FROM LEADING MICE/BUSINESS EVENTS DESTINATIONS
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO PREPARING WINNABLE MEGA EVENTS PROPOSALS – THE CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA

  • AMANDA KOTZE-NHLAPO, NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU OFICER, SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM 

15H00 – 15H40

IN CONVERSATION WITH THE SOCIETY FOR INCENTIVE TRAVEL EXCELLENCE
INCENTIVE TRAVEL INDUSTRY – AN UNTAPPED FOR TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN AFRICA

  • DARYL KEYWOOD, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO, WALTHERS AND SITE INTERNATIONAL BOARD MEMBER FOR AFRICA MIDDLE/EAST
15H40-16H20

SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THE KEY TO BUILDING A FINANCIALLY VIABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM ORGANISATION

MODERATOR – PROF. WOLFGANG THOME, PUBLISHER, ATC, UGANDA

  • DIEDIER DOGLEY, MINISTER OF TOURISM, CIVIL AVIATION AND MARINES, SEYCHELLES
  • JUDY KEPNER GONA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM AGENDA, KENYA
  • JULIE-MAY ELLINGSON, CEO, CITCC, SOUTH AFRICA 
16H20-16H40

WRAP-UP/SYNTHESIS
PROF. ERNEST HEATH & KWAKYE DONKOR

17H00 – 19H00

WELCOME NETWORKING RECEPTION
uSHAKA MARINE, DURBAN (TBC)

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