The 2020 Meetings Africa currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa has generated huge interest across the continent. 321 exhibitors from 20 African countries exhibited at convention happening at Sandton Convention Centre.
The 15th edition of the annual Meetings Africa is a two-day event that started yesterday and ends on Wednesday 26th February. It is a platform for Africa’s business events professionals to showcase their diverse services and product offerings to global buyers. The meeting has attracted 313 buyers from across the world.
South Africa Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Tuesday officially opened the meetings. She expressed joy at the fact that this year the meeting was oversubscribed with 100% of the floor space booked.
She welcomed 20 African countries that were represented at the convention and also extended a special welcome to Democratic Republic of Congo.
“To all buyers from across the world, we can assure you that you have come to the right place. Africa is a capable, globally competitive business events destination and with warm people coupled with authentic and unique experiences, and any event you host here is set to be a memorable one”, she said.
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) won the Green Stand Award in the Small Stand category for their recyclable stand including their gift bags made with recycled banners, business card and cell phone stands made from wood as well as using spekboom for decorations.
Uganda Convention Bureau won the Green Stand Award in the Small Stand category for their reusable stand made of untreated wood and tension stretch fabric.
Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, were the winners in the Large Stands category for using re-purposed materials from their Meetings Africa stand over the last 5 years.