The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with Africa Tourism Partners (ATP) and its lead partner Grant Thornton have opened registration for the Inaugural Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards 2018 today.
As a Pan-African project, this is the first-ever Africa travel and tourism industry gathering designed by Africans, for Africans and to be hosted in Africa. The Forum will convene global and African Travel and Tourism business leaders, thought leaders, ministers, policymakers, tourism authorities, investors, destination marketing organisations, travel trade and media to deliberate on initiatives to enhance intra-Africa travel and growth in tourism industry across the continent.
The Forum and Awards will take place from 30 to 31 August, 2018 at the Accra International Conference (AICC), Ghana. It will host more than 30 distinguished experts including Hon. Minister Catherine Abelema Afeku, targeted Africa Ministers responsible for Tourism, Ms. Elcia Grandcourt of UNWTO, Ms. Virginia Messina of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Mr. Vincent Oparah of NEPAD (Africa Union), Ms. Gillian Saunders former Deputy CEO of Grant Thornton and Advisor to South Africa Minister of Tourism, Prof. Marina Novelli of University of Brighton, Mr. Miller Matola, Former CEO of Brand South Africa, Dr. Kobby Mensah, Mr. Jerome Touze of Travelstart, Ms. Rosette Rugamba of Songa Africa, Mr. Akwasi Agyeman of Ghana Tourism Authority, Ms. Carmen Nibigira of Horwath PTL and East Africa Platform, Ms. Carol Hay of Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Aaron Munetsi of South Africa Airways (SAA) and more.
“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, supporting partners and attendees for this unique conference and the masteclass,” says Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority. “We look forward to bringing together the many global and African Travel and Tourism leaders to Ghana for a substantive discussion on thought and innovation leadership, progressive policies, intra-travel Africa, air access, business tourism, innovation and other real-world solutions to key issues facing the industry, as well as the opportunities it presents today.” He highlights.
The programme for the Forum is as follows:
• 30 August – CEOs’ and Executives Breakfast function
• 30 August – Masterclass in sustainable tourism product development and business tourism
• 31 August – Africa Tourism Leadership Forum and Awards Dinner
To register or for further information kindly contact (South Africa):
South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 84 682 7676 | +27 (0) 21 551 3305
Ghana: Ms. Doris Delong: email@example.com – Tel: +233 20 222 2078 | +233 24 412 000