The business event show takes place from February 24-26 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
Meetings Africa 2014 will kick off with the annual BOND Day (Business Opportunity Networking Day) on Monday, 24 February.
BOND Day is designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for the South African business events industry. The day will start with the Event Greening Forum’s 2014 Conference at Meetings Africa. This half-day event will be packed with information on responsible tourism, with a specific focus on business events.
The event will be attended by over 800 local and regional corporate buyers (ABSA, Liberty Life, Discovery, etc.) and 40 of USB’s top speakers – of which 20 are leading global presenters.
“Meetings Africa is attended by local and international buyers from South Africa and the rest of the continent. We are all set to deliver what we promise this industry: a world-class business events trade exhibition show and, possibly most important, a show which is truly representative of our theme: Advancing Africa Together,” said Kotze-Nhlapo
Confirmed panelists include Mati Nyazema, CEO of the Sandton Convention Centre; Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, executive manager of the SANCB, Beatrice Makawiti, former MD of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, and Martin Sirk, CEO of ICCA.
Other panellists will be confirmed closer to the opening of the event.
National Tourism Minister, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, will officially open the exhibition on Tuesday 25.