Don't miss the free Online SA Business Travel Show

At 09:00 on May 30, the online SA Business Travel show will open with a great line-up of speakers and the opportunity to interact online with suppliers, all free of charge and accessed from your desk.

This is the second SA Business Travel Show.

Twenty-nine of the 30 delegates who answered the post-event survey from the 2018 event said they would recommend attending the show to their colleagues.

The same survey showed that 90% of delegates found exhibitors relevant, and all the speakers scored more than four out of five for content and relevance to the delegates.

“I thought it was very professional and informative,” said Irene Simpson, Carlson Wagonlit Travel. “Just fantastic,” said Wesley Herrington, Travel Vision.

We have added more speakers this year and extended the show times to run from 09:00 to 15:00.

The auditorium line-up this year includes;

  • Business travel in South Africa and its role in the travel and tourism industry – Kwakye Donkor, CEO, Africa Tourism Partners.
  • Customer care: Going back to our roots – Maureen Masuku, Head: Travel & Marketing Sourcing, RMB.
  • How to incorporate technology into your travel programme – Oz Desai, General Manager, Corporate Traveller SA.
  • Importance of collaboration within the business travel industry – Rudi van der Vyver, CEO, SAACI.
  • Precision in travel – Olive Makhafola, Travel co-ordinator, AXIM.

There will also be talks by Robyn Christie, Founder of Just Saying & Board Member, GBTA, and Nonnie Kubeka, Head of Gauteng Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gauteng Tourism Authority.

Rudi van der Vyver, CEO of SAACI says: “Virtual talks are not new in the business events industry but speaking at a fully virtual event is something new and exciting. I’m looking forward to the close interaction and engagement the post-presentation questions session could offer. My main goal with my talk is highlighting the importance of business travel within the business events and larger tourism industry as well as why it is so crucial for us to collaborate across all sectors of the larger tourism industry to drive growth for South Africa.”

As an exhibitor, Lizaan Schnettler from Cruises International, says: “Having all our documents, videos and flyers digitally available for all to download is amazing and the fact that they can choose to download, save and look at everything later is really fantastic.”

I am very excited for the next online event! It gives awareness of our brand on a different level.”

“Online Expos are a great way to provide a traditional expo experience at much reduced costs, creating great efficiency in terms of time management for both delegates and exhibitors while still providing the platform for effective interaction. This is a great example of how the 4th Industrial Revolution will innovate the business events space,” says Van der Vyver.