Africa Tourism Partners reveals line up for 2nd Master Class


(Posted 29th April 2019)


Organisers of the annual Africa Business and MICE Tourism Master Class, today unveiled world-class faculty for the second annual Africa Business and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions(MICE) Master Class to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 10th to the 12th of June, 2019 at BDO South Africa Offices.

Among the headline and renowned faculty members for this year are:

· Dr. Rob Davidson, Managing Director, MICE Knowledge, London, United Kingdom;

· Nelly Mukaazayire, CEO, Rwanda Convention Bureau;

· Kagiso Dumasi, Commercial Director, Global Networks, BCD Travel;

· Prof. Ernie Heath, Emeritus Professor, University of Pretoria;

· Christelle Grohmann, Director, BDO South Africa;

· Dr. Kobby Mensah, University of Ghana, Business School and Marketing Expert;

· Julie-May Ellington, CEO, Cape Town ICC;

· Doris Parsons, Managing Partner, SRC Agency, Tanzania;

· Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer, SA Tourism;

· Nonnie Kubeka, Head, Gauteng Convention and Events Bureau;

· Gillian Saunders, Advisor to South Africa Minister of Tourism;

· Rudi van der Vyer, CEO, SAACI and

· Jeanette Moloto, Marriott International.

BDO South Africa and all the strategic partners supporting the initiative are delighted to assemble this world-class faculty of experts to deliver the 2019 edition of Africa Business and MICE Master Class,” said Christelle Grohmann, Director at BDO South Africa before adding: “This underscores our commitment to push Africa’s tourism growth agenda through Business and MICE Tourism across Africa”.

Similar to the 2018 Master Class, this year’s event is anticipated to welcome professionals, practitioners and senior executives such as CEOs and Senior Executives of Convention Bureaus, Conference Centres and Venues, Chief Marketing Officers, Sales Directors and Managers, Hotel General Managers, Policy Makers, National and Municipal Tourism Officials, Professional Conference Organisers, Meeting Planners, Tour Operators, Corporate Event Managers, and more from across the rest of Africa.

Other key supporting partners for the programme are South Africa Tourism, Gauteng Tourism, SAACI, SITE Southern Africa, Africa Travel Association(ATA), NEPAD and University of Ghana’ s Business School – Executive Development Progamme. All these partners share a common vision of leveraging this unique programme to upskill industry stakeholders across the board, and also to inspire innovation and creativity in growing Africa’s tourist arrivals through Business Tourism.

To register to attend, kindly contact: Ms. Aretha Nozipho Bohlela +27 83 630 4063.

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