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    2017 ibtm africa event programme took place on the 20-21 April 2017 for a 1.5 day conference during Africa Travel Week at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

    Day 1 - 20 April 2017

    10:00 - 10:30 Welcome and House Rules 
      MC: Alex Granger
      Introduction by Carol Weaving and Rudi Van Der Vyver
    10:30 - 11:00 Feature Movie: What's Hot & What's Not in MICE

    Presenter: Rashid Toefey

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    11:00 - 11:30 Talk Show - Hear it from the Source's Mouths!
      Panel Discussion: ConFex & Bleisure - the new travel trend in MICE
      Moderator: Enver Duminy
      Panelists: Adriaan Liebetrau, David Frost, Craig Drysdale and Monique Swart
    11:30 - 12:00 AD BREAK - Networking / Make your own water-based cocktail
    12:00 - 12:30 Documentary: A Case Study-  Rwanda in Africa's MICE Sector 
      How from nowhere just a few years ago this country has installed meeting capacity and facilitated its airline to become a major connector from across the continent, and soon beyond.
      Presenter: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome 
      Business Events into and on the African Continent
      Researcher : Gillian Saunders and Allan Wantenaar from Grant Thornton with Carol Weaving
    13:00 -13:30 City of Cape Town
    13:30 – 13:45 CLOSE


    Day 2 - 21 April 2017


    Online Evolution: Change is now such a constant in the world of technology and travel that it has become a challenge for destinations to keep pace. In this session you will see how several key trends are evolving into new directions, driven by experience, mobile lifestyles, sharing of content and business and a coming ‘vertical revolution’.
    By: Damian Cook

    From: E-Tourism Frontiers

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    10:30am Twitter continues to define ‘realtime’ and is playing a key role in the new media landscape, but what role does it play in the travel landscape as ‘moments’ become marketing resources?
    By: Felicia De Agrela
    From: Twitter
    11:15am The world’s largest travel site and source of trusted travel information is going from strength to strength, and is now a vital resource for turning satisfied clients into future business, as visitor experience becomes a valued commodity.

    Get the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the local, regional and international travel business from the World’s largest online travel seller.
    By: Amanda Owen

    From: Expedia

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    Managing your reputation online is more important than ever. South Africa based GuestRevu helps you learn more about your clients and turn you reviews into revenue.
    By: Dirk Meiring

    From: Guestrevu

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    Easy realtime online payments are a vital part of the online travel business, but can be a challenge in the African market. Direct Pay Online offers solutions for our unique local business landscape.
    By: Eran Feinstein

    From: Direct Pay Online

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    Nightsbridge is the go-to local provider of simple, practical realtime booking solutions for accommodation and activities and are constantly developing new ways to make it easier to do business online.
    By: Theresa Emerick

    From: Nightsbridge

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