This year’s Meetings Africa was launched to the media at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton on Friday 7 February. The event was kicked off by the blowing of the kudu horn by Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, to signify the opening of the day’s trading on the JSE.
This year, Meetings Africa will be celebrating 15 years of promoting Africa’s diverse offering of business events, services and products.
The event is a three-day affair that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. It will begin with the BONDay (an acronym for Business Opportunity Networking Day) on 24 February 2020, with the next two days dedicated to exhibitions, panel discussions and awards for the industry’s best performers.
The media launch featured a panel discussion on “the role of corporates in driving Africa’s business events agenda”, with Black Business Council CEO Kganki Matabane, consulting economist Xhanti Payi, South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona and Makhotso Lekhooa of the South African Society for Basic and Clinical Pharmacology as panellists. Their discussion was facilitated by award-winning broadcaster and financial journalist Gugulethu Mfuphi.