Neil Nagooroo brings a wealth of experience to his new position as sales and marketing manager of the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) after eight years' experience with South African Tourism, which he joined as logistics manager in 2004. He was promoted to supply chain manager in 2006 and then to executive project manager in 2008.
"I have always aspired to be a part of a team that values strategic input, hard work and determination in delivering an award-winning product, and am proud to join SCC," said Nagooroo.
He has ensured optimum career development with continued education through the years. He began his tertiary education at the University of Natal with a Diploma in Business Administration in 2002. This was followed by a Postgraduate Diploma and then a Master's in Business Administration, which he completed in 2005 and which led to his promotion within SA Tourism.
As executive project manager of SA Tourism, Nagooroo was responsible for the organising and delivery of all SA Tourism's exhibitions, including the Tourism Indaba, the largest trade show in Africa. For this he developed marketing strategies to drive attendance figures, while also managing the logistics, marketing plans, contract negotiation, and budget management on all projects.
A key understanding of the South African tourism industry
Through his experience at SA Tourism, Nagooroo has developed a key understanding of the South African tourism industry and how to market the country both domestically and internationally, making him an ideal candidate for his new position at Sandton Convention Centre.
Mati Nyazema, executive director of the Sandton Convention Centre, said: "We are proud to bring on board such an accomplished and driven individual who aligns so closely with our area of expertise as well as our organisation's internal ethos. Neil will be a strong asset as the SCC seeks to expand our footprint in international sales. We look forward to an extended and beneficial relationship that will drive the Sandton Convention Centre to even greater heights."
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