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25 February 2019
26 February 2019

Meetings Africa 2019, Johannesburg

In recent years, the global meetings industry has begun to recognise Africa as a sought after destination. Meetings Africa showcases Africa’s diverse offering of services and products where African associations and African meetings industry professionals can partner to help transform our continent.

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15 August 2018

ICCA Africa Client/Supplier Business Workshop, Mombasa, Kenya

No other event offers the same opportunity for clients and for suppliers to meet face-to-face and discuss future co-operation in a tailor-made Workshop environment. A minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 ICCA Africa members each invite an African Association Executive to the Workshop to discuss their specific meetings requirements. Client must conform to a…

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Africa: Ready for Association Legacies

Jeffers Miruka is President of the African Society of Association Executives, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has over ten years of experience across association management and the meetings industry, and shares his views on how Africa is fast developing, both as an association and a meetings destination. From Boardroom…

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Inaugural GainingEdge Scholars Announced

Two young scholars from Africa, Stalin Tawanda Mau Mau and Mercy Cherono Too, are the first awarded by the inaugural GainingEdge Scholar Programme, which recognises the importance of meaningful work experience for students who wish to pursue careers in the business events industry and who also demonstrate outstanding potential for future leadership. From Boardroom…

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UFI’s Next Generation Leadership Grant Recipients Announced

An international jury headed up by UFI President Corrado Peraboni has selected five lucky sector recipients of the exhibition industry global association’s 2018 Next Generation Leadership Grant. This year there were over 70 percent more applications received than in 2017. Responses were handed in from 15 different countries, representing all of UFI’s regional chapters. From CIM news Magazine…

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“Shared Economies” at Meetings Africa 2018

Meetings Africa 2018 is about to open its doors, as the travel and tourism trade, plus local and international buyers and media, head for the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This year’s theme is “shared economies”, meaning the importance of collaboration in destination marketing and boosting development in Africa through business meetings. From the Event…

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2017’s Business Event Lessons

From politics, security and safety to the dipping of congress statistics and how learning and education is at the forefront of growth, South African thought leaders, association heads and professionals share thoughts and predictions on where the local business events industry is heading. What lessons has 2017 taught, and what will 2018 bring? From the Event…

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Africa: Business Events Insights and Predictions

The Event, a partner of The Iceberg, has just produced a five part series of video interviews called “Business Events Insights and Predictions”. These examine Africa’s current meetings industry and its future opportunities from a number of differing industry perspectives. The series includes Gary Grimmer, CEO of The Iceberg partner GainingEdge, on business events as…

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19 April 2018

ibtm africa, Cape Town

ibtm africa is where meetings, events and incentives industry decision makers meet for business adventures across Africa. If you do business in Africa, join us in Cape Town on the 19th – 20th April 2018 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) where elite meeting planners and buyers will join exhibitors for an exclusive opportunity access quality education and networking events….

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Africa: The Event / The Iceberg Special Report

At Meetings Africa 2017, South Africa announced a bidding fund to target and win international association conferences and meetings. But subvention can be a mistake if not clearly linked to encouraging growth in key knowledge sectors. A special Event video report – produced in partnership with The Iceberg – explores the role the meetings industry will play in African economic development.

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27 February 2017

Meetings Africa, Johannesburg

Meetings Africa serves as the primary platform to enable the growth of South Africa and the rest of the continent’s business events industry and ultimately contribute towards the continent’s economic growth. Meetings Africa is a 2-day trade show with a dedicated Educational Day which is executed in conjunction with the key industry associations.

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