The maiden Africa Tourism Summit has assembled some of the finest brains in the African tourism industry for this year’s event scheduled to take place in three cities: Johannesburg, Durban and Lagos form September 19-21, 2021.
More than 1000 participants from 45 countries, including CEOs, Ambassadors, Investors and Academics, have registered to meet virtually with limited physical option to engage and network in igniting opportunities in the tourism and trade.
The speaker lineup is a stellar group of international specialists and a blend of industry veterans and young dynamic individuals making waves in their respective fields. South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu leads the pack of public sector leaders who will officially open the conference.
Others are Regional Director of Africa at UNWTO Elcia Grandcourt, Akwasi Agyeman-CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority, Betty Radier- CEO Kenya Tourism Board, Ambassador Bene L M’Poko Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Republic of South Africa and Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps.
The line-up also includes: Newton-Smith, Interim Executive Commercial at South Africa Airways, Nellie Swart, Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of South Africa, Didier Dogley, and Former Seychelles’ Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine.
Also speaking is Judy Kepher-Gona, Linda Pererira, David Frost, CEO of SATSA, Chris Lehane, Global Head of Public Policy at Airbnb, Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments (UNWTO), Gillian Saunders, Independent Tourism and Hospitality Adviser among many others from the broad spectrum of the tourism and travel sector.
As a precursor event, SMEs will be the focus on how to empower future pioneers in a new tourism sector with a special session dedicated to SMEs in tourism.
The Africa Tourism Summit is a unique platform where the continent’s leading tourism, travel and hospitality companies meet to build a more sustainable future. It provides decision-makers with in-depth insight into key tourism issues and a unique global network.
A novel feature of this hybrid Summit is that you can personalise the sessions you wish to attend in any of the three host cities. Delegates outside of Africa can design their schedules according to their time zone so that they can also be a part of the Summit and benefit from all it has to offer.
Delegates can choose to attend the Summit physically or virtually. However, physical attendance is limited and not guaranteed. All venues will adhere to strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
You can select sessions using the Business Matchmaking tool. It will also match you with the right delegates for one-on-one sessions based on the information you have provided in your profile, thus creating a great opportunity to connect and share knowledge with fellow industry stakeholders.
Click here to register to attend the event.