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Provisional Programme

Day 1 - MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2020

Virual Business to Business & Exhibition Session
MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MCs)
  • MAKEDA MAHADEO – NEWS ANCHOR, CNBC AFRICA, RWANDA
  • MYSTER PRATT – GHANA
08H00 -17H00

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION & B2B NETWORKING SESSION

MODERATOR

09H00 – 09H50

HOW STIMULATING DEMAND FOR AFRICAN PRODUCTS IN USA, UK, EUROPEAN AND AFRICA M

IN CONVERSATION WITH RWANDA EXPERTS – VIRTUAL SESSION ONLY

  • BONITA MUTONI- CHAIR PERSON, RWANDA TOURISM AND TRAVEL ASSOCIATION
  • DR.SABIN NSANZIMANA – DIRECTOR-GENERAL  RWANDA BIOMEDICAL CENTRE 
  • ARIELLA KAGERUKA – HEAD OF TOURISM & CONSERVATION 
  • JAIME MAYAKI – DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AFRICA DEPARTMENT,  UNWTO

MODERATOR:   MYSTER PRATT

10H00 – 12H00

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION & B2B SESSION

12H00 – 13H00
LUNCH & NETWORKING SESSION

13H00 – 17H00

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION & B2B SESSION

Day 2 - TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 2020

NATALIA BAYONA – UNWTO SENIOR EXPERT, INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

AFRICA YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION SUMMIT PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

THEME
TRANSLATING COVID-19 CHALLENGES INTO CREATING FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND MARKET ACCESS FOR AFRICAN YOUTH AND ENTREPRENEURS
07h30 – 09h00
REGISTRATION
ONLINE & ONSITE REGISTRATION
  • MAKEDA MAHADEO – NEWS ANCHOR, CNBC AFRICA, RWANDA
  • MYSTER PRATT – GHANA
FACILITATORS & MODERATORS
08H45 – 09H00

WELCOME REMARKS

KWAKYE DONKOR – CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNER

09H00 – 09h05

TRAVEL AND TOURISM – A PRIORITY SECTOR FOR YOUTH AND WOMEN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ELCIA GRANDCOURT – DIRECTOR, AFRICA, UNWTO

09H05 – 09H10

OPENING REMARKS AND VISIT RWANDA VIDEO

GUEST OF HONOUR

CLARE AKAMANZI -CEO,  RWANDA DEVELOPMENT BOARD

09h10 – 09h50
TRANSFORMING COVID-19 CHALLENGES INTO VIABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
  • ELVINE BINAMUNGU – AFRICA MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, RWANDA
  • NIMA YUSSUF –  SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, ESP,  RWANDA 
  • JULIENNE OYLER – CEO, INKOMOKO, RWANDA 
  • JOHN-BOSCO  IYACU – DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES, ACCESS TO FINANCE, RWANDA

DIANNE DUSAIDI – PROGRAM MANAGER, MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

09H50 – 10H30

TOURISM TRAINING RE-IMAGINED WITH ONLINE AND ENGAGING LEARNING

EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
  • DR. CARMEN NIBIGIRA -WORKING LEARNING, TOURISM EXPERT, GIZ, RWANDA
  • NICOLE BAMUKUNDE-DIRECTOR, VATEL HOTEL & TOURISM  SCHOOL, RWANDA
  • JULIA MUT – GLOBAL PROGRAMME MANAGER, EDUCATE FIRST 
  • KIM SZPIRO – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY

EMMANUEL NSABIMANA –  HEAD TOURISM REGULATION DEPARTMENT, RDB

10H30 – 11H10
UNDERSTANDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURISM ECOSYSTEM FOR AFRICAN YOUTH – FROM TRAVEL MANAGEMENT TO AVIATION (CAREER GUIDANCE)
EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
  • REFILWE  LEDWABA – FOUNDER, GILRS FLY AFRICA FOUNDATION 
  • JABULANI DEBEDU- SENIOR CONSULTANT, BDO SOUTH AFRICA
  • PROF NELLIE SWART (CMP) – TOURISM MANAGEMENT, DEPT OF APPLIED MANAGEMENT,  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • NALEDI KHABO – CEO AFRICA TOURISM ASSOCIATION
  • YOADAN TILAHUN – CEO, FLAWLESS EVENTS, ETHIOPIA

CHRISTELLE GROHMAN – DIRECTOR, BDO SOUTH AFRICA

11H10 – 11H20
DEVELOPING YOUNG INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE TIMES OF CHAOS – COVID-19 & 21 CENTURY PERSPECTIVE
MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH

NIMA YUSSUF –  SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER, ESP

11H20 – 11H35
REFRESHMENT & NETWORKING BREAK
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE SESSION
11H35 -12H00
INSIGHTS INTO TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS IN GLOBAL TRAVEL & TOURISM – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN YOUTH AND START-UPS
EXPERT PRESENTATION
12H00 -13H00
BRAND AFRICA – JOINING OUR VOICES TO BUILD A STRONG IMAGE & MARKET CONFIDENCE FOR AFRICA
12H00 – 12H10

AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM CEOS FORUM

INTRODUCTION BRAND AFRICA & #MYAFRICA CAMPAIGN INITIATIVE

  • KWAKYE DONKOR – CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS 
  • ELCIA GRANDCOURT – DIRECTOR, UNWTO AFRICA DEPARTMENT

12H10 – 12H20

BRANDING IN TIMES OF COVID 19
AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM CEOS FORUM
JOSE FILIPE TORRES – PARTNER & CEO, BLOOM CONSULTING
12H20 – 12H50
JOINING OUR VOICES TO BUILD A STRONG IMAGE & MARKET CONFIDENCE FOR AFRICA – THE WAY FORWARD
AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM CEOS FORUM
  • DR. BETTY ADDERO-RADIER – CEO, KENYA TOURISM BOARD
  • AKWASI AGYEMAN – CEO GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY
  • SISA NSTHONA – CEO SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM
  • SHERIN FRANCIS – CEO, SEYCHELLES TOURISM BOARD
  • BELISE KARISA – CHIEF TOURISM OFFICER, RWANDA
  • CEO – MOROCCAN NATIONAL TOURISM OFFICE, REPRESENTATIVE OF EXPEDIA

SANDRA CARVAO – CHIEF, MARKET INTELLIGENCE AND COMPETITIVENESS, UNWTO

12H50 – 13H00
UNWTO AFRICA CAMPAIGN
MARCELO RISI – CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS, UNWTO
13H00 – 13H40
NETWORKING LUNCH & MASTERCARD FOUNDATION VIDEO SHOWCASE
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE SESSION
13H40 – 14H00
ELEVATED PITCH FOR YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION COMPETITION & CONCLUSION

VIDEO PRESENTATION BY 5 SHORTLISTED COMPETITORS

JUDGES

  • JUDGES – JACINTA NZIOKA,  COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON & HEAD, KENYA  NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU  
  • KOJO BENTUM WILLIAMS, MANAGING EDITOR, VOYAGE AFRIQ
  • BARRY CLEMENS – CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HOSPITALITY EQ
  • MARANG MAREKIMANE – MANAGING PARTNER, LEAN BUSINESS

THOMAS MULLER, FOUNDER & CEO, RAINMAKER – MODERATOR

14H00 -17H00
AFRICA MICE INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP MASTERCLASS
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: MAKEDA MAHADEO – NEWS ANCHOR, CNBC AFRICA, RWANDA
14H00-14h30
STRATEGIC APPROACH TO STIMULATING DEMAND FOR MICE BUSINESS IN AFRICA (MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCES AND EXHIBITIONS/EVENTS) INDUSTRY IN A CHANGED WORLD – INSIGHTS INTO RISK ADJUSTMENT STRATEGIES
EXPERT PRESENTATION

IN CONVERSATION WITH BDO DIRECTORS – CHRISTELLE GROHMANN & LEE-ANN BAC

PROF NELLIE SWART (CMP), TOURISM MANAGEMENT, DEPT OF APPLIED MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA – MODERATOR

14H30 -15H15
COALITION OF AFRICAN CONVENTION BUREAUX – A COLLABORATIVE ACTION PLAN TO EXPLOITING JOINT AND INDEPENDENT DESTINATION BIDDING AND HOSTING OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA
AFRICA MICE/BUSINESS EXECUTIVES PANEL
  • AMANDA KOTZE –  CHIEF CONVENTION BUREAU OFFICER, SOUTH AFRICA  
  • NELLY MUKAZAYIRE – CEO, RCB, RWANDA
  • BRADFORD OCHIENG -DEPUTY CEO, UGANDA TOURISM BOARD
  • AKWASI AGYEMAN – GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY
  • JACINTA NZIOKA, KENYA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU
  • ESMARE STEINHOFEL, ICCA, AFRICA

MILLER MATOLA – CEO, MILLVEST – MODERATOR

15H15 – 15H30
REFRESHMENT & NETWORKING BREAK
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE SESSION
15h30 -16H00
ACCESSING AND HOSTING GOVERNMENT & POLITICAL EVENTS – A PARADIGM SHIFT IN SUSTAINING DESTINATION MICE BUSINESSES AND VISITOR ECONOMY IN A CHANGED WORLD
EXPERT PRESENTATION
DR. ROB DAVIDSON, MICE KNOWLEDGE, UK
16h00 – 16h10

INSIGHTS INTO ASSOCIATION MEETINGS – A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO REBUILDING AFRICA’S MICE SECTOR

STRATEGIC INSIGHTS FROM ICCA
SENTHIL GOPINATH, CEO, ICCA
16H10 – 17H00

BIDDING AND HOSTING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

THINK TANK SESSION
  • SENTHIL GOPINATH – CEO, ICCA  
  • AMANDA KOTZE-NHLAPO – CHIEF CONVENTION BUREAU OFFICER, SAT   
  • TAUBIE MOUTHABANE – CEO, CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONAL CENTRE (CTICC)
  • SUMATHI RAMANATHAN – DIRECTOR MARKET STRATEGY & SALES EXPO 2020 
  • FRANK MURANGWA – DIRECTOR,  DESTINATION MARKERTING, RCB, RWANDA

LINDA PEREIRA – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CPL EVENTS, PORTUGAL – MODERATOR

17H00

THE WAY FORWARD & CLOSING REMARKS
  • PROF. NELLIE  SWART & BRENDA ANDERSON, FOUNDER, IKAZE PCO, RWANDA

Day 3 - WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER

AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM & AWARDS

07h00 – 08h45
REGISTRATION
09H00 – 09h10
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
SPEECH

KWAKYE DONKOR – CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS
BELISE KARIZA – CHIEF TOURISM OFFICER, RWANDA

09H10 – 09H20

LEVERAGING TRAVEL AND TOURISM TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL AFRICANS THROUGH TRAVEL AND TOURISM
GUEST OF HONOUR
ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI- UNWTO, SECRETARY GENERAL

09H20 – 10H20

INNOVATIVE AND PROGRESSIVE VISA REGIMES – A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING AFRICA’S COMPETITIVENESS IN A NEW WORLD
EXECUTIVES AND MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE
  • FRED ODEK – CHAIRMAN, EAST AFRICA TOURISM PLATFORM 
  • SUSAN ONGARO, CEO- KENYA TOURISM FEDERATION 
  • RICHARD RUGIMBALA – EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, TANZANIA TOURISM CONFIDERATION 
  • HON. ADJANY DA SILVA COSTA – MINISTER OF CULTURE, TOURISM & CULTURE,  ANGOLA

DR. GEOFFREY MANYARA –  ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, UNECA AND KWAKYE DONKOR – CEO AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS – MODERATOR

10H20 – 11H20

OPERATIONALIZING THE SINGLE MARKET AIR TRANSPORT – AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OPTIMIZING THE VALUE OF AFRICA CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AFCTA) THROUGH TRAVEL & TOURISM
EXECUTIVES AND MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE
  • ALAN RENAUD – PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, DEPT OF CIVIL AVIATION,PORTS & MARINE, SEYCHELLES 
  • MINISTER, ADEFUNKE ADEYEMI- REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ADVOCACY & STRATEGIC RELATIONS, IATA
  • AARON MUNETSI, INDEPENDENT AVIATION CONSULTANT, 
  • ERIC NTAGENGERWA –  SENIOR POLICY OFFICER,  AIR TRANSPORT, AFRICAN UNION

JON HOWELL – MANAGING DIRECTOR, AVIADEV – MODERATOR

11H20 – 11H45

REFRESHMENT BREAK & RWANDA SHOWCASE
11H45 – 12H15
DIGITALIZATION AND INNOVATION – THE “NEW NORMAL” FOR ACHIEVING SUSTAINED GROWTH IN DOMESTIC TOURIST ARRIVALS AND REVENUES – THE CASE OF SOUTH AFRICA
DESTINATION CASE STUDY

SISA NTSHONA – CEO, SOUTH AFRICA TOURISM

12h15 – 13H25

BRANDED HOTEL SHOWCASE 

12H25 – 13H10

BUSINESS UNUSUAL – INSIGHTS AND LESSONS FOR RUNNING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM ENTERPRISES

EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS
  • FRANK MUGISHA – DIRECTOR GENERAL, RWANDA CHAMBER OF TOURISM
  • YOADAN TILAHUN – CEO, FLAWLESS EVENTS, ETHIOPIA
  • MWAI YEBOAH – FOUNDER, LOVE FROM MWAI, UK
  • TES PROS – PRESIDENT, SITE AFRICA & FOUNDER, CRYSTAL EVENTS  
  • RICHARD KAWERE – CEO, UGANDA TOURISM ASSOCIATION

DORIS PARSONS – MANAGING PARTNERS, SRC AGENCY, RWANDA – MODERATOR

13H15 – 14H00
LUNCH AND AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP AWARDS

JUDY KEPHER GONA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STTA KENYA

14H00- 14H30
CULTIVATING PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION: A SUSTAINED APPROACH TO SMALL TO LARGE TOURISM PROJECTS FUNDING AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
INSIGHTFUL & EXPERT PRESENTATION

HERMIONE NEVILLE, SENIOR TOURISM SPECIALIST &  GODFREY TAPELA, SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER FOR REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION 

14H30 -15h15
DEVELOPING NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICE THAT ARE ALIGNED WITH AFRICAN TOURIST AND DOMESTIC MARKETS NEEDS – AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
EXPERTS INSIGHTS INTO DOMESTIC TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
  • JABULANI DEBEDU – SENIOR CONSULTANT, BDO, SOUTH AFRICA   
  • SHAMILLA CHETTIAR – DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL,  NATIONAL DEPT OF TOURISM, SOUTH AFRICA
  • MOSEKETSI MPETA, HEAD, LIGHT MANUFACTURING & TOURISM BUSINESS UNIT, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, SOUTH AFRICA
  • IWONA FLUDA – FOUNDER & CEO, CREATIVE SWITZERLAND

LEE-ANNE BAC – DIRECTOR, BDO – MODERATOR

15h15- 15h25

REFRESHMENT BREAK

15H25- 16H00
ADAPTING INNOVATIVE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS (OTA) PLATFORMS AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS: VEHICLES FOR COMMERCIALIZING INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL
INTERACTIVE EXPERT PANEL
  • ALICE KILONZO-ZULU – MANAGING DIRECTOR’S ECOBANK RWANDA LTD
  • BUKKY AKOMOLAFE – COUNTRY MANAGER TRAVELSTART NIGERIA
  • MITWA KAEMBA NG’AMBI – CEO, RWANDA
  • BAYO ‘LION’ ADEDEJ – CEO, WAKANOW
  • YVES NGENZI, TECHNICAL ADVISER, EAST AFRICA TOURISM PLATFORM 

REPRESENTATIVE – BANK OF KIGALI – MODERATOR

16H00 – 16H40
EMBEDDING COVID-PROTOCOLS INTO BUSINESS OPERATIONS – A SUSTAINABLE REVENUE GROWTH PROSPECT IN COVID-19 ERA FOR DESTINATIONS, PRODUCTS AND ACCOMMODATION/FACILITIES
INTERACTIVE EXPERT PANEL
  • DENIS DERNAULT- COMPLEX GENERAL MANAGER, RADISSON BLU & KIGALI CONVENTION CENTRE, KIGALI
  • JUDY KEPHER-GONA – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM AGENDA 
  • GIVEMORE CHIDZIDZI, CEO, ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY 
  • EMMANUEL NSABIMANA HEAD OF DEPARTMENT – TOURISM REGULATION, RDB 
  • BETTY ADDERO RADIER – KENYA TOURISM BOARD

PROF. MARINA NOVELLI -UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON – MODERATOR

16h40 – 17H50
VISIT RWANDA – AN AFRICAN TOURISM & MICE SUCCESS STORY
LESSONS FROM RWANDA
FRANK MURANGWA, DIRECTOR, DESTINATION MARKETING, RCB
16H50 – 17H00
SYNTHESIS OF KEY OUTCOMES & CLOSING REMARKS
SYNTHESIS OF KEY OUTCOMES

BELISE KARIZA – CHIEF TOURISM OFFICER, RWANDA AND KWAKYE DONKOR 

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