Owners of tourism businesses looking to use this year's Tourism INDABA to
grow their enterprises should prepare to be blown away , as this year's
offering includes more quality networking opportunities, more industry
experts behind the microphone, and a renewed focus and perspective on
creating future growth through tourism.
South African Tourism Acting CEO, Sthembiso Dlamini, today said care has
been taken to re-focus the event on the things that really matter to the
industry, but more especially on the smaller players.
"In our planning we kept coming back to wanting to create an event that
embodies the spirit and soul of what Africa is about but in a business
setting. Visitors and exhibitors should expect to come and connect with
the roots of Africa's unique tourism offering; and leave with business
opportunities in hand."
INDABA will create more quality engagements for small business owners and
buyers in the form of daily speed-marketing sessions. Through the online
diary and matchmaking system, care will be taken to facilitate suitably
matched meetings between exhibitors and credible buyers. The series of
carefully tailored tech and trade talks, will see leading industry
specialists in their respective fields deliver keynote addresses to equip
businesses for future growth.
"The INDABA 2016 programme is being designed in response to feedback from
exhibitors who unanimously said that they want a business-enabling and
informative show that will allow them opportunities to access the
speakers, have face time with media and meet with reputable buyers. There
are other changes we are working on to implement but all in all, we are
excited that the programme we're designing will meet the needs and
expectations of exhibitors and cannot wait to reveal more," says Dlamini.
INDABA 2016 takes place from 7-9 May 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli
International Convention Centre in the coastal city of Durban,
For more information visit www.indaba-southafrica.co.za
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