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33rd Annual SAACI Congress

28- 30 July 2019

Elangeni Maharani, Durban

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In Partnership with

Raise your Game

This congress brings together professionals from a variety of conference industry sectors including conference and event organisers, events management companies, service providers and industry stakeholders representing government, venues, destinations and more.

SAACI is focused on raising the bar in the business events industry across all member interactions and in DOING so, creating true, tangible value to our members and the greater industry in Southern Africa.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

Prospectus

Please download the following prospectus document for more information regarding sponsorship and exhibition space available.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Taylor

CatherineT@turnersconferences.co.za

 

Provisional Programme at a Glance

This programme is subject to change

Day 1 – Sunday 28 July 2019
12:00 – 14:00 Registration and Lunch
Elangeni Meeting Level Foyer
13:30 – 14:00 Onboarding Session
14:00 – 15:15 Session 1  SPOTLIGHT on SAACI Congress 2019
Facilitator: Kim Roberts
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Venue: 1
14:00 – 14:15 Opening & Mission Statement
Kim Roberts, SAACI National Vice-Chairperson
14:15 – 14:30 MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube
KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
14:30 – 15:00 Deputy Minister Mr Amos Fish Mahlalela
South African Deputy Minister of Tourism
15:00 – 15:15 Get to know the Deputy Minister with Kim Roberts, SAACI National Vice-Chairperson of the Board
15:15 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
  Session 2  SPOTLIGHT on A-list Performers
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Facilitator: Tracey Delport
Venue: 1
16:00 – 16:45 Winds of change are blowing; do we build walls or windmills?
Hixonia Nyasulu, Founder, Ayavuna Women’s Investments (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
16:45 – 17:30 What it Takes to Become the Best
Justin van Wyk, CEO, Big Concerts, South Africa
17:30 – 17:45 Audience Engagement
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome Function

 

Day 2 – Monday 29 July 2019
08:00 Registration
Elangeni Meeting Level Foyer
  Session 3  SPOTLIGHT on Innovation & Business Transformation
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Facilitator: Minister Kganyago
Venue: 1
08:30 – 09:00

How’s and Why’s of Wow Experiences

Marcel Oudejans, Managing Director, Magic Africa Productions (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

 
09:00 – 09:45 How to Create Authentic, World-Class Customer Experiences
Eric Szymanski, Sales & Marketing Expert, Leadership Solutions International, USA
 
09:45 – 10:00 Audience Engagement  
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
 10:30 – 12:00 Session 4  IGNITE – Business Transformation
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Facilitator: Esmare Steinhofel
Venue: 1 Session 5  IGNITE – Professional Development
Venue:  North East Ilanga
Facilitator:  Tarannum Banatwalla
Venue: 2
10:30 – 11:00 Power of Culture in Organisations
Jane Stevenson, Strategic Director, Magnetic Minds, South Africa
Innovation for Education 4.0
Ridwaan Asvat, Director: Operations, Regent Business School, South Africa
11:00 – 11:30 High Performance Teams – How to create, measure and manage them!
Holly Duckworth CAE, CMP, Leadership Solutions International, USA
Education and Experience:  A Formidable Combination
Craig Duff, Founder and CEO of NewBridge, South Africa
11:30 – 11:50 Audience Engagement Audience Engagement
11:50 – 12:50 Lunch Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
 12:50 – 14:10 Session 6  IGNITE – Professionalism
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Facilitator:  Rudi van der Vyver
Venue: 1 Session 7  IGNITE – 4IR
Venue:  North East Ilanga
Facilitator:  Irene Vallihu
Venue: 2
12:50 – 13:20 Sorcerers & Saints
Thami Nkadimeng, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Events Specialist, South Africa
Becoming a 4th Industrial Revolutionary
Lerato Motsamai, Founder & CEO of Petrolink, South Africa
 
13:20 – 13:50 Benchmarks for Success 
Anuschka Coovadia, Head of Healthcare for Africa, KPMG, South Africa

Ramping up the Business Events Industry  
Gavin Burgess, Managing Director, Ultimate Data Sciences, South Africa

 
13:50 – 14:10 Audience Engagement Audience Engagement  
14:10 – 14:40 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
14:40 – 15:25 Business Transformation as an Imperative for Industry Growth Across the Continent
Miller Matola, CEO, Millvest, South Africa
15:25 – 16:00 The NEW Face of Business Tourism
Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer, SANCB, South Africa
16:00 – 17:30 Session 8  SAACI AGM @ Proposal / Adoption of Congress Resolution/s
Elangeni Meeting Level Foyer
Venue: 1
19:00 Gala Dinner
Day 3 – Tuesday 30 July 2019
08:00 Registration
Elangeni Meeting Level Foyer
Session 9  SPOTLIGHT on Regional Collaboration
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Facilitator:  Victor Kgomoeswana
Venue: 1
09:00 – 09:15 Mystery Moment
09:15 – 11:00 Victor Kgomoeswana, Africa is Open for Business, South Africa
Kezy Mukiri, Founder & CEO, Zuri Events Kenya
Lilly Ajarova, CEO, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Uganda
Audience Engagement
11:00 – 11:30

Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4

Session 10  SPOTLIGHT on Global Collaboration
Facilitator: Nina Freysen-Pretorius
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Venue: 1
11:30 – 12:00 Anja Loetscher, Executive Consultant & DestinationNEXT Facilitator, Germany
12:00 – 12:30 Sherrif Karamat, CEO: PCMA, USA
12:30 – 12:45 Audience Engagement
12:45 – 13:00 It’s a Wrap  Lunch & Departure

 

Bookings are now closed

Please contact Leanne Armoogam on leannea@turnersconferences.co.za to be placed on a wait list.

Welcome Reception

Date: 28 July 2019

Venue: Durban ICC Fig Tree Courtyard

Time: 18h30 for 19h00

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SAACI Gala Dinner

Date: 29 July 2019

Venue: Greyville Convention Centre

Silver Ring Room

Time: 18h30 for 19h00

Dress code: Switched on to Culture

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LEARNING | GROWTH | COLLABORATION

Register

Online Registration is now closed, only onsite registrations will be accepted.

SAACI Official
SAACI Official
SAACI MATTERS: OCTOBER 2019
SAACI’s newsletter, SAACI Matters is a concise, informative way to stay up to date with what is happening in the SAACI sphere and the business events industry. The October edition is online! Read it here: http://www.saaci.org/saaci-matters-october-2019/ | Read about industry news, updates, our updated calendar of events, new SAACI members and more! If you would like to know more about SAACI and how to become a member, kindly visit our website: http://www.saaci.org/

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs
SAACI Official
SAACI Official
Join the SAACI Eastern Cape branch as we listen to Event Horror Stories as told by four guest speakers and how they learnt from their scary experiences!

REGISTER: https://saaci.eventsair.com/saaci-ec-event-horror-stories/ec-horror-stories/Site/Register
DATE: 31 October 2019
TIME: 07h30 - 09h30
VENUE: The Cave, 1 Lodge Road, Humewood, Algoa Military Base
COST: Members → Free, Non-members → R50 | Includes the scariest finger snacks and hottest coffee/tea

After signing in at the entrance, kindly park on the grass patch on the left. We look forward to seeing you there!

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs
SAACI Official
SAACI Official
Imagine an industry dedicated to best practice standards, ethical conduct and ongoing training to inspire and grow new talent, while facilitating networking platforms to share knowledge and opportunities... Welcome to SAACI! Kindly visit our website for more information and how to become a member: http://www.saaci.org/

THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE CONFERENCE INDUSTRY: With over 1500 members, we protect the integrity and professional image of the business events industry ensuring the industry gains the respect and admiration of the business leaders we serve.

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs

SAACI’s newsletter, SAACI Matters is a concise, informative way to stay up to date with what is happening in the SAACI sphere and the business events industry. The October edition is online! Read it here: https://t.co/PicT1y6iK6

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs

Join the SAACI Eastern Cape branch as we listen to Event Horror Stories as told by four guest speakers and how they learnt from their scary experiences! Event info: https://t.co/YBBx7nG4W8

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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SAACI 2019 Congress Secretariat

Turners Conferences

Tel: +27 31 368 8000
Email: GillS@turnersconferences.co.za