South African Tourism is a member of many prestigous organisations and associations

Our affiliations

South African Tourism is affiliated to many local and international organisations, some working to promote trade relations between our destinations, and others that represent the interests of the meetings sector itself.


 Our affiliations

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is the global community for the meetings industry, enabling its members to generate and maintain significant competitive advantages. ICCA is the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events. Its network of 900 suppliers to the international meetings industry spans the globe, with members in 86 countries.

The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of efficiency and professionalism for the conference and events industry in southern Africa. SAACI is aware of the increasing importance of southern Africa as an international conference destination and is endeavouring to ensure that the industry meets the required standards. The association comprises more than 1 250 members from a variety of sectors within the conference industry, including conference venues, conference and event organisers and a large variety of providers of audio visual, entertainment, decor, and catering services.

Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE) is a professional association devoted to the pursuit of excellence in incentives travel. Today, this global network of meeting, travel and event professionals has over 2 100 members in 87 countries, with 35 local and regional chapters - all dedicated to delivering business results. SITE serves as the source of expertise, knowledge and personnel connections in the incentives industry.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)  was established over 30 years ago to sustain and protect the industry, its members, exhibitors and visitors. Strict codes of ethics and conduct have been set for members of the association. Members include venues, organisers and suppliers to the industry. Through the Events Chamber Board of the Services SETA, EXSA is committed to developing skills training and development within the industry.  

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) is the collective voice of US investment in South Africa and serves as a representative voice for US business and South African/American commerce and industry. Its focus remains primarily US investment in South Africa.

The French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents more than 200 members with business interests in France and South Africa. The organisation promotes reciprocal trade between the 2 countries by providing a range of services and activities aimed at facilitating business opportunities within the French and South African business communities. It has a head office in Johannesburg and a regional office in Cape Town.

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the official representative of German industry and trade in southern Africa. It has facilitated the establishment of business links between South Africa and Germany for more than 50 years, Its primary goal is to offer the best service for building bilateral business relationships between southern Africa and Germany.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Johannesburg? founded in 1890, promotes and facilitates international trade between South Africa and the rest of the commercial world. It acts as an impartial third party in the promotion of business and has lobbied government on issues such as taxes, transport, monopolies and price control. It provides members with meaningful intelligence, opportunities for growth, and links to local and international partners, suppliers, and markets.

The aim of the South African - Netherlands Chamber of Commerce is to foster business relations between South Africa and The Netherlands and thus to achieve closer economic ties and a better mutual understanding to the benefit of both countries. It aims to promote increased exports, imports, business services, tourism and investments.  

The primary objective of the British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa is to facilitate the nurturing of mutually beneficial relationships between British and South African businesses in SA and the UK. The chamber serves as a networking platform and provides a common forum to discuss and share best practice information and business intelligence.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) aims to build a rich global meeting industry community and to make its members successful by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI has more than 24 000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide.

Destination Marketing Association International is the world’s largest and most reliable resource for official destination marketing organisations (DMOs) It is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of more than 2 800 professionals from nearly 650 destination marketing organisations in more than 30 countries. It provides members with educational resources, networking opportunities and marketing benefits worldwide.

The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels, that has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organisations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.