Indaba 2015 to platform Africa’s business growth, SAT assures

Posted: January 27, 2015 in general

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The South African Tourism (SAT) has assured that the forthcoming Indaba 2015 will be used as platfom to grow business on the African continent just as the agency further stressed it is working to make sure that the event exceeds the business expectations of both exhibitors and buyers

“Every single INDABA element must give exhibitors an unrivalled and effective platform to showcase their products and services, and to do business. Indada belongs to them,” said South African Tourism CEO, Mr Thulani Nzima.

Continuing, Nzima stressed: “Indaba is the single biggest platform for African tourism businesses to come and meet global buyer delegates. This tradeshow attracts the cream and the best cross section of the African tourism and travel trade which in turn, attracts the best buyers in the world to INDABA.”

The prestigious Indaba 2015 takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from May 9 through to 11, 2015.

The Indaba Early Bird registrations for exhibitors closed on 30 November 30, last year with over 400 exhibitors having already confirmed their places on the tradeshow floor. However, applications for the INDABA buyer lounge have opened, and registrations are now open for both hosted-and non-hosted buyer applicants on http://www.indaba-southafrica.

According to Nzima, the useful online diary system will be refreshed to ensure Indaba 2015 delivers an optimal number of exhibitor and buyer connections.

“Indaba 2014 saw increased use of the matchmaking system, with 4.4 meetings per participant scheduled as opposed to 3.3 meetings per participant in 2013. In 2015, there will be better matching of exhibitor offerings to the individual business interests of buyers,” Nzima stressed.
The system will also incorporate search filters to help exhibitors easily and quickly identify buyers of most relevance to them.

Concluding, Nzima further assured that the forthcoming Indaba 2015 ‘will give exhibitors an unrivalled and effective platform to showcase their products and services, and to do business.’

“There would be no Indaba if it were not for the exhibitors, and the larger African and South African travel and tourism trade. This is the biggest team of African trade exhibitors in the world who come to Durban each year to do business,” Nzima enthused.

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