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Provisional Programme

Day 3 - Thursday, 29 August 2019

THEME
AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM AND AWARDS
07h00 – 08h45
REGISTRATION
08h00 – 08h15
WELCOME MESSAGE – MEC OF TOURISM: KWAZULU-NATAL
MESSAGE BY KWAZULU-NATAL POLICY LEADERSHIP
08h15 – 08h30
OPENING REMARKS
MINISTER OF TOURISM, SOUTH AFRICA
08h30 – 08h45
SPOTLIGHT ON KWAZULU NATAL – CEO: TOURISM KWAZULU-NATAL
SPOTLIGHT ON KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE
08h45 – 09h00
STIMULATING INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL THROUGH THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
KEYNOTE MESSAGE
09h00 – 09h15
THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OUTLOOK OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM IN AFRICA
MESSAGE BY UNWTO
09H15 – 10h00
WOMEN AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT – A FORCE FOR TOURISM GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

10h00 – 10h25

REFRESHMENT BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
10h30 – 11h55
THE STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES OF VISA OPENNESS FOR GROWTH IN INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL AND DEVELOPMENT
MINISTERIAL & PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE SESSION
12h00 – 13H00
INSIGHTS INTO WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ASSETS IN AFRICAN ECONOMIES
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
13h00 – 13h45
NETWORKING LUNCH AND PARTNERS’ PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
14h00 – 14h50
INTRA-AFRICA AIR ACCESS AND CONNECTIVITY – A FORCE FOR  BOOSTING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TOURISM SECTOR IN AFRICAN  COUNTRIES
INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION AND INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
14h50 – 15h45
CRITICAL TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING MODELS THAT DRIVE GROWTH IN AFRICA – FROM HOTELS AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FACILITIES TO AIRPORTS
INSIGHTFUL PRESENTATION & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
15h45 – 16h30

STRENGTHENING INDEPENDENT AFRICAN HOTELS’ BRAND EQUITY IN THE GLOBAL MARKET PLACE – THE AFRICAN CASE STUDY

IN CONVERSATION WITH KEY THRIVING AFRICAN BRANDS
16h30 -17h00
EXPLORING THE MULTI-LEVEL CHINESE OUTBOUND TRAVEL MARKET AS A GROWTH PROSPECT FOR INBOUND TOURISM
THINK TANK SESSION
17h00
CONCLUSION & CLOSING MESSAGE
SYNTHESIS OF KEY OUTCOMES
19h00-22h00

AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP AWARDS

DINNER AND AWARDS EVENING 
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SOUTH AFRICA – JOHANNESBURG
Dimpho Mashabela
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dimpho@africatourismpartners.com

B2B WORKSHOP Johannesburg
Ms Aretha Bohlela
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