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South Africa unveils ‘accelerated drive’ to attract more business events Barcelona, Spain: At IBTM World on Tuesday, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Elizabeth Thabethe, announced a “bold and ambitious” delegate-boosting plan as part of a Bidding Support Programme to propel the country’s business events industry forward. IBTM World, a leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, is taking place in Barcelona from 28 to 30 November 2017.
September 15th 2017, JOHANNESBURG– South African Tourism’s US office is taking an innovative approach to growing the country’s arts, culture and heritage offering with the announcement of a month-long partnership with Citi Bike which will bring South Africa’s unique art and culture to the streets of New York City and encourage New Yorkers and visitors to the city, to be inspired to travel to South Africa.
The South Africa National Convention Bureau (SANCB) was on hand to guide Professor Douglas Oliver (a Professor based in the School of Pharmacy at the North-West University) and his team through the complex process of planning and executing a world-class conference, namely the World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 2014.
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) hit a record high in its tenth year of operations and added R 2.99 billion to the national economy and more than R 1 billion to the Western Cape’s coffers.
It’s a 15-week countdown to the opening of Africa’s premier tradeshow where the continent’s suppliers of business events, products and services meet to showcase their offerings to key decision makers with strong purchasing power.
An invitation for the world to bring its business events to Africa; and a call to action for the South African sector to work together to realise the great potential of the business events industry.
Top 30 Meetings Africa Exhibitors honoured “We welcome the exhibitors into the inaugural Meetings Africa Top 30 Honorary Guild. It is their loyalty and support that has contributed to the success of Meetings Africa,” Amanda KotzeNhlapo, Executive Manager: South African National Convention Bureau