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SAACI CONGRESS 2014

FINAL PROGRAMME 


Date

Time

Event Details

Sat 16th August

Morning

Arrival of delegates.

Hippo and Boat cruises (included in the congress registration fee) available for early arrivals from midday)
.

11h00
SAACI Finance and EXCO Meeting ( AmaZulu Lodge)
12h00
Board Lunch and Meeting followed by Board dinner

Sun 17th August

08h00 – 12h00

Arrival of delegates.

Hippo and Boat cruises (included in the congress registration fee) available for early arrivals up until Sunday midday.

10h00
Secretariat Meeting (Thyme Square)

12h00 – 13h00

Opening Lunch.

13h00 - 13h30
Official Welcome: South African National Convention Bureau and Safety Briefing in the Town Hall

13h45

Breakaway session- Industry Feedback (6 sessions run in sets of 2 x 30 min)

14h45 - 15h15 Feedback Session on Industry feedback

15h15 – 16h00

Transport of delegates to Welcome Reception function at the Siyabonga Centre on the jetty

16h00 – 19h00

Welcome Reception including finger food and welcome drinks.
Cash bar will be available

19h00 onwards Evening at leisure (delegates encouraged to go to dinner to support local businesses in St Lucia - List of restaurants to be provided)

Mon 18th

August

08h00 – 08h15

Introduction by Sadha Naidoo, TKZN Chair

08h15 - 09h00

Welcome by KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs followed by Opening Address from National Minister of Tourism.

09h00 - 10h15

Keynote Speaker: DION CHANG - WHY TRADITIONAL CONFERENCING NO LONGER WORKS

10h15 – 10h45

Tea (Sponsored by MCI) 
10h45 - 11h45
Breakaway Session x 2
  1. Dion Chang: Data pollution and the rise of the Buddhist Geek- Hippo Dome
  2. Nicci Deiderichs Mander: Responsible conferencing; Lessons from COP17/CMP7- Crocodile Dome

12h00 - 13h00

Plenary x1

  1. JASON XENOPOLOUS: ETHICAL CONSUMERISM / RESPONSIBLE MARKETING.

13h00 – 14h00

Lunch (Sponsored by MCI)

14h00 – 15h00

Breakaway sessions x 2

  1. Lawrence Munro: Role of the environment.- Crocodile Dome
  2. Tshifhiwa Mamaila: Advancing Africa- Challenges of Associations and Conferencing in Africa - Hippo Dome

15h00 – 15h15

Tea ( Sponsored by MCI)

15h15 – 16h30

Plenary 2

  1. JUAN JOSE GARCIA:SMART MEETINGS BUSINESS DESTINATIONS: MOVING FROM SUPPLIERS TO STRATEGIC PARTNERS
16h45 - 17h45
SAACI AGM

19h00

Gala Dinner and Awards

Tues 19th

August

08h30 – 09h30

Plenary 3

  1. Alex Smith: ECONOMIC TRENDS & THEIR IMPACT ON THE CONFERENCE INDUSTRY 

09h45 – 10h45

Breakaway sessions x 3

  1. Mark Berger: Sales focus: How to win business/ how to prepare budget. - Hippo Dome
  2. Dorcas Dlamini- Succeeding at a young age.- Crocodile Dome
  3. Juan-Jose Garcia: The importance of the KYC factor to succeed in the meetings business - Plenary Room

10h45 - 11h00

Tea (Sponsored By Joburg Tourism) 

11h00 – 12h00

Breakaway sessions x 3 Practical Learning sessions

  1. Conrad Travis David: Are you technically challenged? Idiots Guide to LinkedIn & Twitter - Crocodile Dome
  2. Belinda Davies: How to prepare a Business Plan/Strategy that will take your business to the next level - Hippo Dome
  3. Cheryl Reddy: Tendering for work? What you need to know - Plenary Room

12h00 – 13h00

Lunch (Sponsored by Joburg Tourism)

13h00 – 14h00

Plenary 5:

  1. Dr Steve Harris: Mental Toughness - Mastering your mind: Are you tough enough to survive the conference industry.
14h00 – 14h45

Adriaan Liebetrau: Congress closure and prize giving

Adriaan Liebetrau and Nick Papadopoulos: Rhino a prize giving

14h45 – 15h15

Next Destination cocktail (Cape Town).