Industry Leaders Convene for Business Tourism Indaba 2018

Event Africa Contributor 20/07/2018 Industry Events
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Stellenbosch 360 is currently hosting the second Business Tourism Indaba 2018 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape with the theme ‘Small changes, big impact’.

The event began on Thursday, July 19 and ends today on Friday, July 20, with 166 confirmed delegates attending.

Keynote addresses and panel discussion held on both days have featured a variety of notable speakers, including Derek Hanekom, South Africa’s Minster of Tourism; James Vos, Shadow Minister of Tourism South Africa; and Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South African Tourism, who will be moderating a panel discussion on Thursday titled, ‘Business Tourism 2025’.

The ‘Business Tourism 2025’ discussion includes the following panellists: Peter-John Mitrovich, Chairperson of the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), Solly Moeng, CEO of DonValley Marketing & Communications, and Ilhaam Groenwald, Director Maties Sport at the University of Stellenbosch.

Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO will make a keynote address on today, titled ‘Economic disruptors – the new normal’, and Dr Leslie van Rooi, Senior Director Social Impact and Transformation at Stellenbosch University will be moderating a panel discussion titled, ‘Transformation in business tourism’.

Panellists include: Gwyn Matthews, CEO and Owner of Southern Cross Conferences; Enver Mally, Chairperson of Cape Town Tourism; Vivian Kleynhans, Director of Seven Sister Vineyards; and Nocawe Piedt, Business Owner and Dine with the Locals Host, Stellenbosch.

Another panel discussion today, titled, ‘Growing end empowering destinations through Business Tourism,’ will be moderated by Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, CEO of SA National Convention Bureau.

Panellists for this discussion include, Nonnie Kubeka, CEO of the Gauteng Convention Bureau; Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism; and Corne Koch, CEO of Cape Town & Western Cape Convention Bureau.