Investment Opportunities for MICE Tourism : Case Study – Kiambu County
Breakfast Session Keynote :
Enabling destinations to compete globally through sustainable attractions
Developing a culture of inclusion and empowerment in the M.I.C.E Industry
Championing Sustainable Growth through objective use of Technology and Innovative M.I.C.E Practices
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Regional Director (Africa) - International Convention and Congress Association
She is the Regional Director, Africa for International Congress and Convention Association. Responsible for delivery of ICCA services, products and events, for the recruitment and retention of members, and for the maintaining and enhancing ICCA's reputation and awareness amongst target markets.
Senior Regional Tourism Adviser - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
He is the Senior Regional Tourism adviser for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa at the Sub- Regional Office for Eastern Africa. Dr Manyara holds a PhD from the University of Wales in Cardiff and is also a research fellow at National Economic and Social Council in Kenya, where he advises the Kenyan Government on tourism development. His main interests are on tourism planning, policy formulation, management, and sustainable tourism development with special emphasis on Sub-Sahara Africa. Dr Manyara has also published a number of papers on tourism, socio-economic development and poverty alleviation.
Senior Partner - Global Dubai
United Arab Emirates
She is a Senior Partner and consultant at Global Management Consultants headquartered in United Arab Emirates. She is a tourism strategist, destination developer, senior partner, consultant, author and an Industry veteran. She has over 25 years’ experience working within tourism and business tourism industry, supporting and developing some of the most prolific winning tourism destinations. She has worked as both a destination practitioner (DMC, PCO) and as an advisor consultant to Tourist Boards, Associations and Local Governments in Africa, Middle East, India and north America. She specializes in tourism to MICE development, destination strategy development and action planning.
Digital Marketing Manager - SocialB
She is a Digital Marketing Expert and Trainer at Norwich, United Kingdom. She is also a speaker working with businesses from around the globe in a variety of industries, such as Alpro, Feefo, Carl Zeiss, National Film and Television School, and the University of East Anglia. She is a regular trainer with the Department of International Trade and speaker at international conferences, such as Squaremeal Venues and Events
Managing Director - Tourism Finance Corporation
He is the Managing Director at Tourism Finance Corporation. Orumoi is a passionate senior management professional with strong expertise and experience Investment, finance accounting in the public and private sectors. An executive that has demonstrated strong leadership, strategy, innovation, change management and motivated ordinary people to be leaders of success in their areas of expertise. Committed to the development of a sustainable investment, financial models that are conducive to communities and investors.
C.E.O - Resource Design
He is the Director for Resource Design in South Africa. They take care of design manufacture and implementation of Sustainable Exhibitions, Events and Conferencing. Gary is creative, diligent, optimistic and persistent and has strong conceptual visualization. He also has Strong project management skills and keen problem-solving ability.
Founder & C.E.O - City Blue Hotels
Born and raised in England, Jameel began his career as a Lawyer in London which he left to develop several fast growth companies. He is the Founder and C.E.O. of CityBlue Hotels which is a chain of mid- market hotels operating in East Africa. CityBlue operates four hotels in Rwanda and Uganda. He is a passionate entrepreneur, has absolute persistence and loves every moment of his work. Jameel Verjee believes in the unlimited opportunity for almost every sector in Africa and loves to share on how to create real intrinsic value through businesses.
C.E.O - Hotelstuff
She is an International professional speaker, African Climate Reality leader, sustainability facilitator, green procurement consultant and ethical food activist. Lorraine Jenks is a leader in motivating better practices in both the corporate and private sectors. With over 45 years of experience in environmental activism and a sense of humor to match, she offers her audience a professional but personal experience. She is “The Little Green Queen” whose personality and positive energy balances the seriousness of the topics at hand.
Gloria is the C.E.O. at Association of Uganda Tour Operators. The Association of Uganda Tour Operators is Uganda's leading and only recognized tourism association representing the interests of the country's registered, professional and most trusted tour companies. She is a champion of Sustainable Tourism and continuously drums the conversation on sustainability in Africa.
President - African Society of Association Executives
He is the President of African Society of Association Executives. He brings together association executives in Africa to speak with one voice while overseeing the growth of the society. He has represented the society in international events and meetings worldwide including IMEX, IBTM and GMS. He is also the C.E.O. of African Association Management Company.
Founder & C.E.O - Real Innovations
She is the Managing Director at Real Innovations. She works to promote the interests and image of her clients by developing communication strategies and providing comprehensive event management services. Her skills -set includes training, communications, operations, HR and leadership. A self-starter, solution oriented professional, she is driven to succeed whilst remaining open to opportunities. She is less structured about the future and more open where opportunities lead her.
Founder & Group Managing Director - Pride Group
He is the founder and group CEO of PrideGROUP, Kenyan-based conglomerate invested in diverse sectors, including hospitality, the travel industry, transport and energy. Pride Group consists of eight individually run companies. PrideInn Hotels, a chain of eight hotels dotted across Kenya, are the flagbearers in the group.
Chairperson - Event Greening Forum
He is the Managing Director for Heritage Environmental Management Company. Greg McManus has worked in tourism for the past forty years and has in that time held a number of positions, from operational management in hotels, to Director of Standards for the former SATOUR. In 1996, he established Heritage as South Africa’s first tourism-based environmental certification label, and grew the brand to over 400 hotels, resorts and lodges across eight African countries. He has served on the ISO T228 committee for sustainable tourism and is Chairman of the Event Greening Forum, Africa’s only industry association focused on sustainable events and conferences.
County Minister - Tourism, Arts & Culture and Sports Kisumu County
She is the Kisumu County Executive for Tourism, Arts, Culture, Information and Sports.
C.E.O - Motivation Africa
He is a managing partner at Motivation and Motivation Africa Network. At Motivation, he does B2B Conference and event design and does designing and delivering conferences and events in Africa with local partners at Motivation Africa.
Founder & C.E.O - Conference.place
He is the Founder and C.E.O. of Conference.place. Conference.place is a unique online platform hosting conferencing venue in Kenya. He created Conference.place driven by rapid growth of MICE (part of Kenya 2030 Vision) in the country. The platform aims to provide potential conference or meeting organizers with a wide choice of relevant venues, saving the organizers a lot of time, effort and money. He is also an Advisory Board Member-East Africa for NamePolish Investment and Trade Agency.
Head of Cyber Security - Internet Solutions Kenya
Dr. Mawudor is the Head of Cyber Security Services at Internet Solutions Kenya. He is a self-driven Information security enthusiast that will go all lengths to keep updated with the latest methodologies and help the entire community to be Information Security aware. He constantly likes to get involved in Information Technology forums and discussions that are a lot more focused on Cyber Security. He has been a Cyber Security Engineer for 10 years and helps companies with Corporate Governance, Risk assessment, web applications amongst others.
C.E.O - Flawless Events
Managing Director at Flawless Events (Ethiopia). They are an event management agency specializing in international conferences, trade fairs, expos and special corporate events. They conceptualize, design and produce events with impeccable detail and care to our clients’ vision. They take the role of strategic advisory to their clients, tapping into their extensive network diplomats, executives and vendors alike to deliver memorable events.
C.E.O - East Africa Data Handlers
He is the Group Managing Director and C.E.O of Data Handlers. He is accountable for advancing the strategic vision of East African Data Handlers (K) LTD and growing the company’s business lines through continued investments in technology innovations and service enhancement. George holds extensive Executive experience with over 10 years’ experience in the IT software industry, leading teams across all functional disciplines.
She is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda. She is an advisor and analyst for Sustainable tourism, community conservation and tourism boosted development. She is also the winner of the Sustainable Citizen Award 2019 from Forbes Woman Africa. Judy has over 18 years’ experience contributing to and working with policies, models, approaches, tools and instruments that create links between ecotourism, conservation and community development. She is a leader, implementer, trainer, public speaker, mentor and advocate of tourism.
Founder & C.E.O - Zuri Events
Kezy is the C.E.O. and founder of Zuri Events, the leading sustainable Events Management firm in East Africa. She is an Africa-Focused Impact Entrepreneur and lawyer at Mukiri Global Advocates. She’s also the Executive Director of Ignite Trade Africa, a Capacity development firm that champions for Inclusive Trade for Sustainable Development in Africa. Kezy is also a Mandela Washington Fellow and Vital Voices Fellow.
She is the Managing Director at Motivation and Motivation Africa. She handles Organization of international high-profile corporate events, special events and data management in relation with these events.
Founder & C.E.O - HTorex Global
He is the Founder and C.E.O. at HTorex Global. HTorex is the world's first Integrated Tourism Platform (ITP) that has six platforms in one making it the Greatest Tourism System Globally. He is a Tourism Tech Expert, Serial Entrepreneur and Hospitality Consultant.
Founder & C.E.O - izone Africa
He is the Executive Director at izone Africa. He is passionate about developing experiences for Business Events within Africa through innovative use of Technology. He is a champion for experiential marketing and event marketing.
C.E.O - Efficaxx
He is the C.E.O. and team leader at Efficaxx Africa. Efficaxx Support Consultants is an African based ICT firm whose mission is to make ICT easy, relevant and effective for companies in the region. From Business Process Automation, Digitization, Paperless operations, Business Intelligence, Social Intranets and IT Support. It is situated in six countries in Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. He offers IT related solutions that a company would require to stay ahead of their competition.
Deputy Corporate General Manager - Trademark Hotel
She is the Deputy Corporate General Manager at Trademark Hotels. She worked as the Hospitality Project Manager at Village Market where she oversaw the hotel pre-opening activity and operations during the pre-construction phase. She was also the Meetings & Events Sales Executive at Thistle Hotels. She is passionate, motivated and driven by the hospitality industry.
Investment Opportunities for MICE Tourism : Case Study – Kiambu County
Breakfast Session Keynote :
Track 1: Innovation & New Product Development to promote destinations
This workshop is tailored for participants who are responsible for destination marketing eg counties, convention bureaus and tourist boards to develop innovative products to meet the ever changing demands of today’s consumer
Track 2: Purpose-built convention venues for MICE development
This session is specially tailored for meeting venues, hotels and convention centres. The aim is to showcase leading meeting venues on the continent and identify emerging trends, best practices and consumer demands with regard to meeting venues
Women in MICE: Empowering Communities through MICE Tourism
Track 3: Safety First : Cyber Security, Threat Mitigation & Data Management
With the enhanced use of technology, organisations are more exposed to cyber-attacks and data manipulation. This workshop is specially tailored for IT teams within hotels, organisations and institutions. Participants will be exposed to emerging threats and will be equipped with threat mitigation and data management skills.
Track 4: Brand Development : Digital & Experiential Marketing
Today’s consumer wants to pre-experience a destination before making the decision to buy. 74% of people who engage with branded marketing experiences are more likely to purchase the product/services being marketed by the brand. This workshop will enable participants to create digital & experiential marketing strategies for their properties and/or services. This workshop is specially tailored for Digital Marketing teams within hotels, corporate organisations and institutions.
Track 5: Sustainable Event Management : Practical Implementation Toolkit
The Sustainable event trend is continuing to grow and it’s time to get all stakeholders on board! We include this workshop as a plenary session to give all summit participants an opportunity to brainstorm on how to implement ways to make their events environmentally friendly. Participants will interact with the realities of climate change and get exposed to tools and ideas for executing sustainable events.
Exhibition Tour & Scheduled B2B meetings
Future Leaders Workshop:
Skills development for developing the MICE industry in Africa.
This workshop is for outstanding hospitality, tourism and event management students considering a career in the meetings industry.
Building Collaborations & Linkages for Driving Africa Forward
|DELEGATE (Exclusive of V.A.T)
Inclusive of 3 Day conference package, Ticket to Africa MICE Awards Cocktail and an Excursion at Village Market
(1st June, 2019 – 30th July, 2019)
(August 2019 – September, 2019)
|SINGLE TICKET||$ 450||$ 500|
|GROUP TICKET (3 PAX)||$ 1215||$ 1350|
|CORPORATE TICKET (8 PAX)||$ 3168||$ 3520|
Inclusive of 1 Day Delegate Ticket, Basic Booth Branding, Octanorm Stalls, 1 Table and 2 chairs
|Knight: 2m by 2m||$ 870 (Inclusive of V.A.T)|
|King: 3m by 3m||$ 1160 (Inclusive of V.A.T)|
|Customised||From $ 2320 (Inclusive of V.A.T)|
|Platinum Partner||The Global MICE Summit is emerging as the leading platform for the Business Events & Meetings Industry in East and Central Africa. As a Platinum Sponsor, you get exclusive branding rights during the entire pre-conference and conference period and showcase your brand to a fast growing industry.||
|Expo Partner||Sponsor the entire Expo setup and get unlimited visibility at the entire exhibition area||
|Travel Sponsor||Sponsor the on-ground and air travel for our key speakers. Our key speakers are reputable industry icons drawn from around the world. The travel sponsor gets an opportunity to market themselves as the exclusive travel partner for the Global MICE Summit 2019.||
|Live Streaming Partner||Sponsor the Live Stream for the 3 day conference||
|Customized Sponsorship||Your Organisation can customize benefits applicable as per the Terms and Conditions of the Global MICE Summit||
|Africa M.I.C.E Awards Partner||Sponsor the 1st Ever Africa M.I.C.E Awards (AMA) Cocktail. The Africa MICE Awards seek to recognise industry leaders and companies that promote and practice sustainability consciousness in the Meetings & Events Industry across Africa||
|Women In MICE Cocktail||Day 1 of the conference will feature a unique “Women in MICE Networking Cocktail” which seeks to honor Women who are the movers and shakers in the Meetings and Events Industry on the continent. This is in recognition that the industry is vastly a women-driven industry with vast potential to enhance the economic growth of Women in Africa.||
|Future Leaders Program||The conference has included a special session which will address emerging leaders in the Meetings & Events industry. The audience will be student, recent graduates and young professionals in the Tourism sector||
|Sports Events Panel||This year’s program includes a unique panel discussion on Africa’s untapped potential in Sports Event Management. The audience includes sports management agencies, companies in the sports industry, sports facilities management executives and investors within the sports industry.||
|Tech & Innovation Session||The Global MICE Summit acts as a platform for showcasing emerging technologies and innovations driving the Meetings & Events Industry||
|Sustainability Session||As a Sustainable Event, the Global MICE Summit presents an opportunity for Forward-Thinking and Sustainable Brands to showcase trends that have an impact on business, people and environment. The audience is vast and diverse.||
|Excursion Partner||Every year, the Global MICE Summit provides an opportunity for delegates to experience the vast and unique offerings of the host destination. As a sponsor, you get to engage the audience during the excursion.||
|Speaking Opportunity||We offer an opportunity for thought-leaders and industry icons who wish to join the speakers’ list at the Global MICE Summit||