The day’s programme includes AAVEA board members Hulisani Thabela, the acting divisional head for the City of Tshwane, and Mpume Mabuza, CEO of the Downtown Music Hub, presenting the results of the first-ever Benchmark Survey of South African attractions, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Javett Art Centre, and a safe social meetup for industry professionals to engage and network with each other
Thabela is thrilled to be hosting the Gauteng meetup. "At the City of Tshwane, we’re transitioning from a facilities management approach towards holistic attractions management by benchmarking and exposing our attractions managers to organisations such as AAVEA.
By hosting this regional meetup, we hope to educate and encourage our Tshwane attractions to learn everything they can about improving their operations and delivering the best visitor experiences to local and international visitors.”
Lakin Morgan Baatjies, the Javett Art Centre’s brand and partnerships manager, concurs: "Javett-UP is proud to host the African Association of Visitor Experiences and Attractions (AAVEA) Gauteng Regional Meet-up in June. Gauteng tourism leaders will gather at Javett-UP to discuss some of the latest developments in attraction management and unpack critical findings of the 2021 AAVEA Benchmark Survey. This event affirms Javett-UP's goal to become a key stakeholder in the Tshwane tourism landscape."
With limited space available, professionals who represent visitor experiences, museums, art galleries, zoos, parks, wine farms, cultural experiences, theme parks, aquariums, markets, festivals, and family entertainment centres are invited to attend.