#MeetingsAfrica20:Insights filled BONDay set to precede Meetings Africa


On Monday, 24 February 2020, a Business Opportunities Networking Day (BONDay) will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on the eve of Meetings Africa 2020 that will run from 25 – 26 February.

BONDay will offer exhibitors and buyers the opportunity to engage with captains of the industry who will provide insights into how they can advance their businesses. This is also a chance to connect with like-minded individuals and explore ways of advancing their business and the continent together.

Given the magnitude of Meetings Africa – a premier tourism business event that will be held for a record 15th time this year – giving business owners a chance to network ahead of the main event is highly valuable in setting the stage.

BONDay will feature two streams of talks:

Stream 1: Enabling Your Business Growth within a Flourishing Business Events Industry, aimed at new entrants into the Business Events industry who have a foothold in the industry, but are still in the process of establishing their organisations. The session will provide insights into capacity building and how to leverage innovations and collaborations.

Esmare Steinhofel, Director of ICCA Africa and Sisa Ntshona CEO of South Africa Tourism at last year’s Meetings Africa

Stream 2: Enhancing Your Business Strategy to achieve Competitive Advantage, aimed at experienced members within the field of Business Events, who have grown established organisations and are looking for strategic ways in which to further establish points of difference. The session aims to shed light on the continental value proposition and how we collectively contribute to creating shared value.

Both streams will feature Ted Talks, panel discussions and case study presentations. Some of the enriching topics to be discussed on BONDay will include:

Examining how technology could be used to improve business delivery at business events.

Leveraging investment into the business events industry.

Professional development and capacity building.

Building Africa’s value proposition and the global economy.

Africa’s readiness to host business events.

Developing an inclusive and sustainable business events industry in Africa.

The keynote address will be by Shaun Vorster, who will showcase Expo 2020, the World’s Greatest Show.

BONDay promises to offer insightful discussions that will be beneficial for exhibitors as well as media.


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