This significant step has been made possible with the support of both Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
“We are particularly upbeat about Meetings Africa as the convention bureau alone has more than 40 meetings with international meeting, exhibition and incentive buyers over the three days. We are convinced this will lead to an increased awareness of Durban and the rest of KZN’s business tourism product and the actual conclusion of future meeting deals”, stated James Seymour CEO of the Durban KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau.
The Convention Bureau has also been given the opportunity to present the successful bid proposal that they put together with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Southern Africa (WESSA) and ICC Durban to secure the International Wildlife Management Conference in Durban. The event will be hosted in Durban later this year, and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates and generate in the region of R20million for the city of Durban and province of KwaZulu-Natal.
“The purpose of this presentation will be to demonstrate the manner in which convention bureaus can assist professional associations in preparing bid documents and the other forms of support they can provide.
These events are building the professional capacity of the residents of KwaZulu-Natal and are raising the profile and awareness of our province,” he said.