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Provisional Programme

Day 3 - Thursday, 29 August 2019

THEME
AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM – DURBAN EDITION

07H00 – 08H00

REGISTRATION
IKHONO COMMUNICATIONS, DURBAN

08H00 – 08H10

INTRODUCTION
  • Victor Kgomoeswana – Author & Founder, Africa is Open for Business
WELCOME REMARKS
  • Mayor of eThekwini
KEYNOTE MESSAGE
  • Hon. Nomusa Dube-Ncube – MPL, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

08H10 – 08H15

MESSAGE BY
  • H.E Zurab Pololikashvili – Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

08H15 – 08H40

EXPERT PRESENTATION
Stimulating intra-Africa travel through thought leadership.

  • Jillian Blackheard – Regional Director – Africa, World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC)

08H45 – 09H45

MINISTERIAL, POLICY-MAKERS & PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP PANEL DISCUSSION
The strategic imperatives of visa Openness for growth in intra-African travel and tourism development.

  • Hon. Nomusa Dube-Ncube – MEC Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu Natal
  • Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi – Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Ministry, Ghana
  • Njabulo Nzuza – Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, South Africa
  • Alan Renaud – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles
  • Jillian Blackheard – Regional Director – Africa, World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • Gillian Saunders – Independent Tourism Consultant
MINISTERIAL & PRIVATE SECTOR INTERVENTION
  • Hon. Ronald Kaoma Chitotela – Minister of Tourism & Arts, Zambia
  • Prof. Wolfgang Thome – Publisher, ACT News
  • Miller Matola – CEO, Millvest

Moderator – Chris Bishop – Head of Programming CNBC Africa

09H45 – 10H00

EXPERT DISCUSSION
A critical future tourism leadership challenge: Facilitating innovative and thought leadership learning opportunities for African destinations and tourism industry.

  • Prof Ernie Heath – Emeritus Professor, University of Pretoria and Visiting Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany
10H00-10H15
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

10H15 – 11H00

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
Insights into wildlife & biodiversity conservation as sustainable tourism assets in African economies.

  • Dr. Sue Snyman – Senior Programme Officer, BIOPAMA Coordinator, IUCN Esaro, IUCN
  • Dr. Neil Midlane – Sustainability Manager, Wilderness Safaris
  • Kathleen H. Fitzgerald – Senior Conservation Advisor, AWF & Head, Conservation Capital Business Consulting – Africa Division
  • Givemore Chidzidzi – COO, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

Moderator – Judy Kepher-Gona – Executive Director, Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA)

11H00 – 12H00

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
Women and youth empowerment – A force for tourism growth and development.

  • Phindile Makwakwa – CEO, Tourism KwaZulu Natal
  • Dr. Dennis Sunday – Director General, National Center for Youth Development
  • Prof Nellie Swart – Associate Professor: Tourism Management Department of Applied Management, University of South Africa
  • Maureen Masuku – Chairman, Global Business Travel Association & Head, Travel & Marketing Sourcing Procurement Department, Rand Merchant
    Bank

Moderator – Phumelele Bohlela – Managing Director, Yachichima Social Enterprise

12H05-13H00

INSIGHTS INTO AIR CONNECTIVITY IN AFRICA
INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION BY IATA

  • Sandile Chipunza – Manager, Advisory & Strategic Relations, IATA – Africa
    Intra-Africa air access and connectivity – A force for boosting the economic impact of tourism sector in African countries.
  • Linda Balme – Senior Commercial Manager, Travelstart
  • Sandile Chipunza – Manager, Advisory & Strategic Relations, IATA – Africa
  • Xavier Masule – Interim CEO, Air Namibia
  • Stella Fubara-Obinwa – Director International Operations, Department of Tourism & Commerce, Dubai
  • Tim Harris – CEO, Wesgro
  • Alan Renaud – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, Seychelles

Moderator – Victor Kgomoeswana – Author & Founder, Africa is Open for Business

13H00 – 13H55
NETWORKING LUNCH
14H00-14H15

EXPERT PRESENTATION ON DUBE TRADE PORT, KWAZULU NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA
Integrated infrastructure development as a path for sustainable tourism growth in Africa.

  • Hamish Erskine – CEO, Dube Trade Port
14H15-15H00

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
A critical infrastructure development as a path for sustainable tourism growth in Africa.

  • Christelle Grohmann – Director, BDO – South Africa
  • Moseketsi Mpeta – Head of Light Manufacturing & Tourism Business Unit, Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (IDC)
  • Akwasi Agyeman – CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority
  • Hamish Erskine – CEO, Dube Trade Port, KwaZulu Natal
  • Pearl Bengu – CEO, Ithala Development Finance Corporation

Moderator – Miller Matola – CEO, Millvest

15H00-15H45

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
Strengthening independent African hotels brand equity in the global market place – The African Case Study.

  • Kwakye Donkor – CEO, Africa Tourism Partners
  • Jean Byamugisha – CEO, Uganda Hotel Association
  • Samantha Annandale – Regional Operations Director, Onomo Hotels
  • Minor Hotels’ Representative

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

15H45-16H45

EXPERT PRESENTATION

  • Hanneli Slabber – Regional General Manager – Asia, Australia & Middle East, South Africa Tourism

THINK TANK SESSION
Exploring the multi-level Chinese Outbound travel market as growth prospect for inbound tourism.

  • Hanneli Slabber – Regional General Manager – Asia, Australia & Middle East, South Africa Tourism
  • Craig Drysdale – Global Sales, Thompsons Africa
  • Brad Glen – Managing Director, Inside Edge
  • Mark Fang – Sales & Marketing Manager, Sun International
  • Xing Gang – Union Pay
16H45 – 17H00
KEY OUTCOMES AND VOTE OF THANKS
Prof. Ernie Heath & Miller Matola

Day 3 - Thursday, 29 August 2019

THEME
Awards Programme

19H00 – 19H05

INTRODUCTION

19H05 – 19H15

OPENING REMARKS

Judy Kepher-Gona / Executive Director / Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda (STTA), Kenya

MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

Prof. Marina Novelli / Professor – Tourism and International Development and Responsible Futures’ / University of Brighton – UK

19H15 – 19H25

KEYNOTE MESSAGE

Hon. Nomusa Dube-Ncube / MEC Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, / KwaZulu Natal

19H25 – 19H40

MUSIC PRESENTATION

19H40 – 20H40

INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

Judy Kepher-Gona / Co-Chairperson / Africa Tourism Leadership Awards

20H40 – 20H50

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS AND CLOSING REMARKS

Kwakye Donkor / CEO / Africa Tourism Partners

20H50 – 21H00

VOTE OF THANKS

Miller Matola / CEO / Millvest Director / Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

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