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Provisional Programme

Day 1 - MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER, 2020

Virual Business to Business & Exhibition Session
MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MCs)
  • MAKADA MAHADIO, RWANDA, MYSTER PRATT – GHANA
  • THAMI NKADIMENG – SOUTH AFRICA
10H00 – 14H00
ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NETWORKING SESSION
09H00 – 12H00
MORNING B2B SESSION
12H00 – 13H00
LUNCH & NETWORKING SESSION
13H00 – 16H00
AFTERNOON B2B SESSION

Day 2 - TUESDAY, 20 OCTOBER, 2020

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
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR – THAMI NKADIMENG, SOUTH AFRICA
08H45 – 09H00
WELCOME REMARKS & VISIT RWANDA VIDEO
SPEECH BY RDB/RCB
BELISE KARIZA, CHIEF TOURISM OFFICER
09H00 – 09h05
INTRODUCTION
PROGRAMME FACILITATORS
  • KWAKYE DONKOR, CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS
  • Dr. CARMEN NUBIGIRA, KEY EXPERT, WORKPLACE LEARNING, GIZ, RWANDA
09H05 – 09H10
TRAVEL AND TOURISM – A PRIORITY SECTOR FOR YOUTH AND WOMEN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
SPEECH BY GUEST OF HONOUR
ELCIA GRANDCOURT, DIRECTOR, AFRICA, UNWTO
09h10 – 09h50
TRANSFORMING COVID-19 CHALLENGES INTO VIABLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

DIEDRIK WOKKE – COUNTRY MANAGER, AFRICA MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, RWANDA, CHARITY KABANGO, DIRECTOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SOLUTION, LLC (ESP), CANADA, JULIENNE OYLER, CEO, INKOMKO, RWANDA, WARINGA KIBE, COUNTRY DIRECTOR, ACCESS TO FINANCE, RWANDA

09H50 – 10H30
TOURISM TRAINING RE-IMAGINED WITH ONLINE AND ENGAGING LEARING
EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
DR. CARMEN NIBGIRA, WORKING LEARNING, TOURISM EXPERT GIZ, RWANDA, NICOLE BAMUKUNDE, DIRECTOR, VATEL HOTEL & TOURISM SCHOOL, RWANDA, JULIA MUT, GLOBAL PROGAM MANAGER, EDUCATE FIRST, KIM SZPIRO, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
10H30 – 11H10
UNDERSTANDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN TOURISM ECOSYSTEM FOR AFRICAN YOUTH – FROM TRAVEL MANAGEMENT TO AVIATION (CAREER GUIDANCE)
EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION
GIZ RWANDA, AKILA INSTITUTE, BDO SOUTH AFRICA AND, GIRLS FLY PROGRAMME AFRICA FOUNDATION
11H10 – 11H20
DEVELOPING YOUNG INDUSTRY LEADERS IN THE TIMES OF CHAOS – COVID-19 & 21 CENTURY PERSPECTIVE
MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH
DIANNE DUSAIDI, PROGRAM MANAGER, MASTERCARD FOUNDATION
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
NATALIA BAYONA – UNWTO SENIOR EXPERT, INNOVATION AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
12H00 – 13H00
BUSINESS UNUSUAL – INSIGHTS AND LESSONS FOR RUNNING SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM ENTERPRISES (SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES) NEW LANDSCAPE
EXPERT & INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS
BONITA MUTONI – CHAIRPERSON, RWANDA CHAMBER OF TOURISM , YAODAN TILAHUN, CEO, FLAWLESS EVENTS, ETHIOPIA, MWAI YEBOAH – FOUNDER, LOVE FROM MWAI, UK – UTB
13H00 – 13H30
NETWORKING LUNCH & MASTERCARD FOUNDATION VIDEO SHOWCASE
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE SESSION
13H30 – 14H00
ELEVATED PITCH FOR YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION COMPETITION & CONCLUSION
1 MINUTE VIDEO PRESENTATION BY EACH COMPETITOR
SHORTLISTED YOUTH IN TOURISM INNOVATION COMPETITORS

JUDGES

  • JACINTA NZIOKA, HEAD, KENYA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU,
  • KOJO BENTUM WILLIAMS, MANAGING EDITOR, VOYAGE AFRIQ,
  • BARRY CLEMENS – MANAGING DIRECTOR, PORTIER,
  • THOMAS MULLER, CEO RAINMAKER,
14H00 -17H00
AFRICA MICE INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP MASTERCLASS

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR:
THAMI NKADIMENG, FOUNDER & CEO, THAMI NKADIMENG, GROUP SOUTH AFRICA

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 – CHRISTELLE GROHMANN & LEE-ANN BAC
CNBC AFRICA – RWANDA ANCHOR
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, LILY ARJOVA – CEO, UGANDA TOURISM BOARD, AKWASI AGYEMAN – GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY AND JACINTA NZIOKA, KENYA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU
MILLER MATOLA, CEO, MILLVEST
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, LILY ARJOVA – CEO, UGANDA TOURISM BOARD, AKWASI AGYEMAN – GHANA TOURISM AUTHORITY AND JACINTA NZIOKA, KENYA NATIONAL CONVENTION BUREAU
MILLER MATOLA, CEO, MILLVEST
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 – 16h15
IGNITING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS AFRICA TRAVEL & TOURISM SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES – GOOGLE PERSPECTIVE
INSGIHTS FROM GOOGLE
ALISTAIR MOKOENA – COUNTRY DIRECTOR, GOOGLE SOUTH AFRICA
16H15 – 17H00
BIDDING AND HOSTING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EVENTS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19
THINK TANK SESSION
ICCA, ROB DAVIDSON, CTICC, FRANK MURANGWA, DUBAI EXPO 2021
LINDA PEREIRA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CPL EVENTS, PORTUGAL

17H00

THE WAY FORWARD & CLOSING REMARKS
CONCLUSION
  • PROF NELLIE SWART (CMP), TOURISM MANAGEMENT, DEPT OF APPLIED MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • KWAKYE DONKOR, CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS

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
POWERING AFRICA’S ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH INNOVATIVE & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SECTOR – THE CASE OF RWANDA
KEYNOTE SPEECH
CLARE AKAMANZI – CEO, RDB
09H20 – 9H30
LEVERAGING TRAVEL AND TOURISM TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL AFRICANS THROUGH TRAVEL AND TOURISM
GUEST OF HONOUR
ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI- UNWTO, SECRETARY GENERAL
09H30 – 10H30
INNOVATIVE AND PROGRESSIVE VISA REGIMES – A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR IMPROVING AFRICA’S COMPETITIVENESS IN A NEW WORLD
EXECUTIVES AND MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE
CLARE AKAMANZI – CEO, RDB, ZURAB POLOLIKASHVILI – UNWTO, SECRETARY GENERAL, GHANA MINISTER, NIGERIA MINISTER, EU & UNECA
CNBC AFRICA – RWANDA ANCHOR
10H30 – 11H30
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
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY- AFRAA, CEO – RWANDAIAR, SOUTH AFRICA MINISTER, SEYCHELLES MINISTER, QATAR AIRWAYS, IATA & CHAIRPERSON, KENYA TOURISM FEDERATION, ZAMBIA MINISTER, AARON MUNETSI, INDEPEND
JON HOWELL – MANAING DIRECTOR, AVIADEV
11H30 – 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 – 13H15
AFRICA TRAVEL AND TOURISM FORUM – BRAND AFRICA & “ONE AFRICA” CAMPAIGN INITIATIVE – AN ACTION PLAN FOR BUILDING MARKET CONFIDENCE FOR AFRICA IN COVID-19 ERA
STRATEGY & IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR CEOS/EXECUTIVES, EU AMBASSADOR, AfDB COUNTRY REP
DR GEOFFREY MANYARA – ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER IN CHARGE OF TOURISM, UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA (UNECA)
13H15 – 14H00
LUNCH AND AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP AWARDS
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, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION
14H30 -15h15
DEVELOPING NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICE THAT ARE ALIGNED WITH AFRICAN TOURIST AND DOMESTIC MARKETS NEEDS
IN CONVERSATION WITH SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND BDO
JABULANI DEBEDU – SENIOR CONSULTANT BDO, SOUTH AFRICA, KWAKYE DONKOR – CEO, AFRICA TOURISM PARTNERS, & SHAMILLA CHETTIAR, DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL DEPT OF TOURISM, SOUTH AFRICA
LEE- ANN BAC, DIRECTOR, BDO
15h15- 15h25
RESHMENT BREAK
15H25- 16H00
ADAPTING INNOVATIVE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ONLINE TRAVEL AGENTS (OTA) PLATFORMS AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS: VEHICLES FOR COMMERCIALIZING INTRA-AFRICA TRAVEL
INTERACTIVE EXPERT PANEL
TRAVELSTART, MTN, ECOBANK AND GOOGLE
THOMAS MULLER, CEO, RAINMAKER
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 KEPNER-GONA – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM AGENDA, DR. BETTY ADDERO RADIER- CEO KENYA TOURISM BOARD, GIVEMORE CHIDZIDZI, CEO, ZIMBABWE TOURISM AUTHORITY
PROF. MARINA NOVELLI, UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
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
FRANK GISHA MUGISHA – DIRECTOR GENERAL, RWANDA CHAMBER OF TOURISM
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SOUTH AFRICA –Johannesburg
Dimpho Mashabela
- Media Contact
Mobile : +27 81 303 7030
Landline : +27 (0) 11 318 1741
Email :
dimpho@africatourismpartners.com
ATP Partnerships Johannesburg
Rejoice Chishamba
- Projects Co-ordinator
Mobile : +27 81 303 7030
Landline : +27 11 318 1741
Email :
info@africatourismpartners.com
Rwanda Convention Bureau
Yves Gahonzire
- Business Development Manager
Mobile : +250 788 357 850
Landline : +250 788 357 850
Email : yves.gahonzire@rcb.rw
Web : www.rcb.rw
Ikaze PCO, Events Organiser -Rwanda
Ms Nshuti Bunyenyezi
-Events Manager
Mobile : +250 788 254 476
Landline : +250 788 770 820
Email : nshuti@ikazepco.com
Web : www.ikazepco.com
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