A new exhibition company has been appointed to manage South African Tourism’s key strategic events – Meetings Africaand Africa’s Travel Indaba – for the next three years.

Synergy Business Events (Pty) Ltd was appointed to host these two prestigious events following an official tender process in compliance with Public Finance Management Act and National Treasury regulations.

The exhibitions and events company is 60% owned by Tiisetso Tau (of Tau Management Consulting), with additional shareholding by Scan Display and the Scan Display BEE Trust.

Meetings Africa 2018 is set to take place on 27 and 28 February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, preceded by the Business Opportunity Networking Day (BONDay), dedicated solely to exhibitors, on 26 February 2018.

While Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place from the 8-10 May 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

According to South African Tourism’s chief executive officer, Sisa Ntshona, the newly-inked three-year partnership with this service provider is testament to South African Tourism’s mandate of sustainably empowering black-owned businesses.

With just less than three months to go, Meetings Africa, will enter its 13th year in 2018 with the logistical support of a new exhibition management company.

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