Global Conferences Africa, with offices nationally and a staff count of 30, has become a proud patron member of the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and the first South African Core Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) to join the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Global Conferences Africa is also one of the business units of Southern Africa’s largest tourism company, Tourvest Inbound Operations.
“Global Conferences Africa is absolutely delighted to be a new member of the African Bureau of Conventions and see this as a new and exciting initiative for our industry”, said Managing Director Melanie Campbell. “Business Tourism in South Africa and indeed Africa is on the increase. Due to the success of the Soccer World Cup, we already know that South Africa can deliver events of the highest international standards. The expertise that was gained should not go to waste, and without sounding arrogant perhaps, we will now be able to assist by providing knowledge, training, and procedures to the rest of Africa, she added.
Through this initiative, Global Conferences Africa will be well positioned to assist any association or company who may wish to hold their event on this incredible continent”, concluded Campbell.
Over the last two weeks, the African Bureau in Conventions has secured another two international bids, that have been placed for South Africa, totalling approximately 3,000 delegates.
With the inflow of strategic members joining the Bureau, and the number of international bids being placed, industry and clients have demonstrated the vital need that has been fulfilled by the African Bureau of Conventions.