(Posted 30th September 2023)
University of South Africa, Millat Investments and Africa Tourism Partners have joined forces to deliver Transformational Entrepreneurship Masterclasses for African women, youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs in tourism through a transformational entrepreneurship Masterclass. This will serve as precursor to Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards 2023. This is scheduled to take place on 3 October 2023 at the Gaborone International Conferences (GICC). As one of flagship initiative of this year’s Forum, these masterclasses aim to transform knowledge into impact, drive innovation, change and operational excellence across African tourism ecosystem. Owing to limited space, only pre-selected participants will gain access to these Masterclasses.
Hosted by the Government of Botswana through the Botswana Tourism Organisation in partnership with Africa Tourism Partners, the 6th edition of ATLF will continue at the same venue from the 4th to the 6th of October 2023. This will bring together African and non-African tourism sector Thought-Leaders and stakeholders across for advocacy, dialogue, networking, learning and actionable resolutions. Among notable supporting partners are UNWTO, AfCFTA, BDO Millvest Advisory, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) – South Africa, Protea by Marriott (Massa), Hilton Garden Inn, Grandeur, Airlink, South African Airways and SABC’s Channel Africa.
The highlights of 2023 edition of ATLF include the launch of AfCFTA’s inaugural Forum on
Tourism, Creatives and Cultural industries in partnership Africa Tourism Partners and the
endorsement of the newly established Africa Private Sector Alliance (ATPSA) by AfCFTA.
Adding to these is an intra-Africa travel and tourism Business Exchange characterised by high
level B2B session which is also slated for 03 October at the GICC for trading, destination
marketing and product showcases.
SOME OF THE THOUGHT LEADERS SPEAKING AT THE 2023 ATLF.
Among the high-level thought leaders and policy-makers joining the speaker line-up are H.E Wankele Mine – Secretary General AfCFTA, H.E. Elias M. Magosi – SADC Executive Secretary, Hon. Mmusi Kgafela – Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry, Republic of Botswana; Hon. Patricia de Lille (MP) , South Africa and H.E. Pretoria Pereyra, EU Ambassador to Botswana and SADC
6TH AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM & AWARDS
4th -6th October 2023
Physical delegate registration is now closed. Owing to the huge numbers of delegate registrations received, other delegates had to be put on standby. If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can attend virtually or live stream the event on social media. You will still be able to interact with the speakers in real time if you join the event virtually.
DESTINATION SHOWCASE AT THE AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM
The Destinations Showcase at the ATLF 2023 is uniquely designed to promote tourism destinations and their unique qualities. Countries are submitting their promotional videos showcasing their destination and product offerings. This may include landmarks, local hotspots, arts, culture, accommodation facilities, cuisine, activities and many more.
AFRICA TOURISM LEADERSHIP FORUM & AWARDS 2023 LEAD PARTNERS
BLEISURE TOURISM TRENDS RESEARCH
MICE Knowledge – Education, Research, and Consultancy Services for the MICE Industry is undertaking a research project with Conferli on association conference participants who extend their stay to enjoy the leisure activities of the conference destination: “Bleisure”.
We ask that you please take 5 minutes to complete the survey.
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Space is still available for desk-top exhibition and destination showcase. Register now via
www.tourismleadershipforum.africa or contact the Registration Hotline on +27 (0)81 303 7030 or email