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#MeetingsAfrica: Exploring why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive edge

Africa has the ability to be a serious contender in the MICE industry...

25 Feb 2020

#MeetingsAfrica: Connecting people and ideas to strengthen Africa's tourism market

The first leg of this year's Meetings Africa kicked off with discussions between buyers and exhibitors centred around relationships and sharing of ideas, and how these can impact tourism across the continent...

25 Feb 2020

KZN to stake its claim as Africa's MICE and bleisure tourism destination

"There is a large market of travellers who come for business but extend their stay by a few extra days in order to explore the country...We want these 'bleisure' delegates to come to KwaZulu-Natal where we have, not only the finest business events venues and infrastructure but also culture, nature and wildlife."

24 Feb 2020

Meetings Africa's BONDay to provide educational sessions for attendees

Attendees will learn more about new industry trends which have the potential to contribute to the growth of their businesses...

21 Feb 2020

New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

How will future generations disrupt meetings and events?

Just when you thought you'd started to understand what makes millennials tick, a new generation has reared its head: Gen Z. And, they're about to disrupt the MICE industry drastically...

6 Feb 2020

Julie-May Ellingson steps down as CEO of the CTICC

Ellingson has stepped down from her CTICC CEO post after five and a half years...

5 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

By Natalie Tenzer Silva 21 Jan 2020

Updated Meetings Africa app now live

The app allows participants to create profiles of their business - making it easy for fellow attendees to book appointments with them before proceedings start. Buyers can glean information about each exhibitor, i.e who they are and what they do...

14 Jan 2020

AIME performance figures reveal positive ROIs for 2020

Following the success of 2019, with AIME awarded Best Trade Show of the year, hosted buyers are setting their sights on the upcoming event, with return on investment for 2020 top of mind...

27 Dec 2019

CTICC outlines 2019 integrated annual report with growing success

As outlined in its Economic Impact Report, the CTICC has generated more than 130,465 jobs since its inception in 2003. Despite an economy that is shedding jobs, assembled shareholders heard that CTICC created or sustained 14,620 jobs in the past financial year alone...

13 Dec 2019

#IBTM2019: SANCB reaffirms that SA is open for business

Six hundred and ninety-eight meetings were conducted at the South Africa stand which hosted 24 exhibitors from various sectors...

25 Nov 2019

#IBTM2019: Reinventing SA's MICE industry

The South African National Convention Bureau yesterday hosted a panel session highlighting why South Africa is the best place to meet, thrive and inspire business growth...

20 Nov 2019

5 insights into event success

According to brand experience expert and group managing director of CWDi, Samantha Gabriel, eventgoers no longer respond to a one-dimensional approach. In the information age, we're bombarded with data all the time and we're more likely to retain it if it's linked to a memorable experience...

By Samantha Gabriel 15 Nov 2019

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