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8 December 2021

ICCA Meetings Africa Association Summit, Hybrid Event

Meet new business partners and gain fresh insights during the ICCA Meetings Africa Association Summit. This hybrid educational summit is an ideal opportunity for ICCA Africa members to informally network with association buyers hosted by the South Africa National Convention Bureau. The event is being organised in lieu of the ICCA Meetings Africa Association Day…

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8 December 2021

ICCA Meetings Africa Association Summit, Hybrid Event

Meet new business partners and gain fresh insights during the ICCA Meetings Africa Association Summit. This hybrid educational summit is an ideal opportunity for ICCA Africa members to informally network with association buyers hosted by the South Africa National Convention Bureau. The event is being organised in lieu of the ICCA Meetings Africa Association Day…

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Planners’ Travel Budget Concerns in Survey

Shrinking budgets for travel and “increasingly difficult” visa issues are among the biggest concerns among planners of international association meetings, according to a survey. The Union of International Associations has released findings from its latest Survey on International Meetings Issues. From Association Meetings International…

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South Africa: Meeting for a Knowledge Economy

Meetings Africa 2020 is currently preparing to open up shop at the Sandton Convention Centre. The show is celebrating fifteen years as the continent’s premier industry event. The Iceberg has been hearing about South Africa’s own approach to its meetings business from the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona. As a young democracy…

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Intellectual Capitals: South Africa’s Knowledge Horizons

South Africa boasts the most advanced broad-based economy in the continent, and meetings business across Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban which includes the 5th BRICS Summit, COP17 and the recent World Economic Forum on Africa. Clusters include healthcare and ICT, the $233 million MeetKAT radio telescope also leading in astronomy. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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SA’s Bidding Support Figures Unveiled

At Meetings Africa 2017, South Africa launched a bidding fund to target international association meetings. Now at the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry congress, Deputy Minister of Tourism Fish Mahlalela has discussed its 2018-19 submissions. These total 108 event bids, with an economic impact of around R2.5 billion. From the Event…

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“Madiba’s Children”: Bridging the Generation Divide

During Meetings Africa 2019 held recently in Johannesburg, a noticeable change of tone was detected in the young doctors and scientists attending the Association Day presented by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It was a clear message to established medical association leaders that “Madiba’s Children” have arrived with legacy in their hearts. One…

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Wesgro Holds Meeting on Medical Cannabis

Wesgro, the tourism, trade and investment agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, has hosted a first meeting around the potential of medical cannabis in South Africa. CEO Tim Harris said: “It is not often that an entire new global industry emerges from nothing to a $50 billion-plus sector”. From the Event…

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25 February 2019

ICCA Meetings Africa Association Day, Johannesburg

The seminar is an ideal opportunity for ICCA Africa members and Association Executives to come together to exchange knowledge and network.  The Seminar will cover all aspects of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of meetings and at the same time is a unique opportunity for ICCA Africa members to understand client objectives and for the…

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