November 29-30 2018


Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi


300 Delegates


25 Speakers

GMS Summit

The Global MICE Summit is a two day gathering of global investors, practitioners, academicians and regulators from the MICE industry to discuss opportunities, trends and going concerns within the MICE space.
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GMS Expo

The Global MICE Summit Expo will bring together 100 Exhibitors from the MICE industry across the world, with a special focus on Africa.
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GMS Cocktail

The Global MICE Summit Cocktail will be held on the evening of Thursday, 30th November, 2018. It will offer a great opportunity for delegates, partners, sponsors, exhibitors and participants to network and share meaningful conversations.
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Africa MICE Awards

The Global MICE Summit will sponsor the Africa MICE Awards in a bid to recognize the players within the MICE Space who have exuded extra - ordinary character in line with the criteria set out by the Global MICE Summit Committee.
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It’s A MICE World

It's a MICE World! is a 48 page A4 e – magazine that will be published by the Global MICE Summit Secretariat. It will feature MICE Players within the region, MICE Trends and have a directory of the MICE stakeholders and players within the region.
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We have developed an incubation and development program for young start - ups to develop, test and get funding for their Solutions for the MICE industry.
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Esmaré Steinhöfel

Regional Director International Congress and Convention Association South Africa

Volkan Ataman

Managing Director Tourism Media Group Turkey

Mr. Rudi Van Der Vyer

CEO The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry South Africa

Prasant Saha

C.E.O CIM Global India

Dr. Richard Munang

Ebafosa Kenya

Yoadan Tilahun

Managing Director Flawless Events Ethiopia

Kezy Mukiri

CEO Zuri Events Kenya

Jeffers Miruka

President African Society of Association Executives Kenya

Judy Kepher Gona

CEO Sustainable Tourism and Travel Agenda Kenya

Dr. Bright Gameli Mawudor

Head of Cyber Security Internet Solutions Africa Kenya

Grace Nderitu

CEO Eco Tourism Kenya Kenya

Wambui Njoora

Chairperson EMAK Kenya

Kamal Budhabhatti

CEO Craft Silicon Kenya

Moderated By:

Johnson Mwakazi

Event Schedule

29th November, 2018

Theme: Sustainability within the MICE Space: How MICE Plays a critical role in efforts to attain Sustainability

  1. SDGS: What are the SDGs and how do they relate to the MICE Industry?
  2. CERTIFICATIONS: What is the criteria used to determine that a MICE Player is sustainable?
  3. SUSTAINABILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: Are sustainable Businesses more or less profitable?
  4. MICE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES. How do we empower the people in a MICE Destination?
  5. SUSTAINABLE VENUES: Challenges faced in efforts to make venues sustainable
  6. SUSTAINABLE EVENT MANAGEMENT: What are the practices of a sustainable MICE Player?

29th November, 2018

Theme: Technology and Globalisation of MICE: What is the value of technology within the MICE Space?

  1. E - MICE: The internet and its effects within the MICE Space
  2. KNOWLEDGE AND MICE: Research within the MICE Space – What is the future of the Industry?
  3. VIRTUAL EVENTS: Is this practical especially in Africa?
  4. EMERGING TRENDS: What are the upcoming trends within the MICE Industry?
  5. INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS: Importance of credible, reliable, affordable and sustainable industry partners
  6. TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE AND APPLICATIONS: What apps, programmes and software should mice Players adopt?

30th November, 2018

Theme: Economic Growth and MICE: How is MICE promoting the growth of the Economies of the destinations?

  1. DEVOLUTION: Devolution and its effects within the MICE industry – Case Study of Kenya
  2. ASSOCIATIONS AND MICE: Business Member Associations and their impact on MICE players
  3. THE ECONOMY AND MICE: Contribution of MICE towards the GDP of a country
  4. MICE AND TOURISM: Is it a case of the Egg and the Chicken?
  5. VENUES AND MICE: Trends that venues should adopt to stay in competition
  6. REGULATIONS WITHIN THE MICE INDUSTRY? Importance of the red tape


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