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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
Session 1  SPOTLIGHT on SAACI Congress 2019
Facilitator: Kim Roberts
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Venue: 1
14:00 – 14:15 Opening & Mission Statement
Wayne Smith, SAACI National Chairperson and 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 Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
South African Minister of Tourism
15:00 – 15:30 ‘Ask the Minister’ with Kim Roberts, SAACI Vice-Chair of the Board
15:30 – 16:00 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
  Session 2  SPOTLIGHT on A-list Performers
Venue:  Great Ilanga
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
Venue: 1
08:30 – 08:45 Mystery Moment  
08:45 – 09:30 Business Transformation as an Imperative for Industry Growth Across the Continent
Miller Matola, CEO: Millvest, South Africa
 
09:30 – 10:15 How to Create Authentic, World-Class Customer Experiences
Eric Szymanski, Sales & Marketing Expert, Leadership Solutions International, USA
 
10:15 – 10:30 Audience Engagement  
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
  Session 4  IGNITE – Business Transformation
Facilitator: Esmare Steinhofel
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Venue: 1 Session 5  IGNITE – Professional Development
Venue:  North East Ilanga
Venue: 2
11:00 – 11:30 Power of Culture in Organisations
Jane Stevenson, Strategic Director, Magnetic Minds, South Africa
Education for Employment – Myth or Fact
Ahmed Shaikh, Managing Director: Regent Business School, South Africa
11:30 – 12:00 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
12:00 – 12:30 Audience Engagement Audience Engagement
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
  Session 6  IGNITE – Professionalism
Venue:  Great Ilanga
Venue: 1 Session 7  IGNITE – 4IR
Venue:  North East Ilanga
Venue: 2
13:30 – 14:00 Sorcerers & Saints
Thami Nkadimeng, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Events Specialist, South Africa
Ramping up the Business Events Industry  
Gavin Burgess, Managing Director, Ultimate Data Sciences, South Africa
 
14:00 – 14:30 Benchmarks for Success 
Anuschka Coovadia, Head of Healthcare for Africa, KPMG, South Africa
Becoming a 4th Industrial Revolutionary
Lerato Motsamai, Founder & CEO of Petrolink, South Africa
 
14:30 – 15:00 Audience Engagement Audience Engagement  
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break & Exhibition
Exhibition Hall – Suites 1 – 4
15:30 – 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
Venue: 1
09:00 – 09:15 Mystery Moment
09:15 – 11:00 Victor Kgomoeswana, Africa is Open for Business, South Africa
Yoadan Tilahun, Founder and Managing Director: Flawless Events, Ethiopia
Lilly Ajarova, Chief Executive Officer: Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Uganda
Carmen Nibigira, Project Director: Horwath HTL, Rwanda
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, Director: Geneva Convention Bureau, Switzerland
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

 

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 Race course Silver Ring Room

Time: 18h30 for 19h00

Dress code: Switched on to Culture

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LEARNING | GROWTH | COLLABORATION

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SAACI Official
SAACI Official
Thank you to our wonderful SAACI Congress 2019 sponsors - without your valuable input and expertise hosting the flagship event in the business events calendar would not be possible! Visit http://saacicongress.org/ for info.

IEBE: Conference Sponsor. Iebe provides rental, sales and manufacturing of bespoke audio visual and interpreting solutions for all your business events.

#saaci #eventprofs #IEBE
SAACI Official
SAACI Official
Thank you to our wonderful SAACI Congress 2019 sponsors - without your valuable input and expertise hosting the flagship event in the business events calendar would not be possible! Visit http://saacicongress.org/ for info.

Council Of Events Professionals Africa: Conference Sponsor. The Council of Events Professionals Africa (CEPA) was formed by the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Africa and the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI). The objective of CEPA is to provide a quality control platform for professionals, clients and suppliers who are involved or want to be involved in the Events Industry.

#saaci #eventprofs #CEPA
SAACI Official
SAACI Official
Thank you to our wonderful SAACI Congress 2019 sponsors - without your valuable input and expertise hosting the flagship event in the business events calendar would not be possible! Visit http://saacicongress.org/ for info.

Bidvest Car Hire: Conference Sponsor. Bidvest Car Rental operates in over 120 network locations in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana making it a truly ‘Proudly South African’ vehicle rental company. They have an extensive range of products to meet your needs and a fleet of 13 500 economy, luxury and specialty vehicles.

#saaci #eventprofs #BidvestCarRentals

INDUSTRY NEWS
SAACI and the African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE) have announced a multi-year collaboration to bring global association management education to the Southern African Region: https://t.co/Ihow5Uv2Y1 #saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs @af_sae

DAY DELEGATE REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY: SAACI Congress 2019, 28-30 July, Durban

Member: R2500.00 per day | Non-Members: R2700.00 per day. Please go here to register for members (https://t.co/pUwP0IRqjK) and non-members (https://t.co/sGwTEHBGcc)

#saaci #eventprofs #meetingprofs

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SAACI 2019 Congress Secretariat

Turners Conferences

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