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Elias Mpedi Magosi, Adefunke Adeyemi, Dr. Ibrahim Awal, others to lead 5th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum

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The fifth edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum will host top industry experts, speakers, business leaders, ministers, policymakers, and diplomats across the globe, the organisers have revealed.

The event scheduled for October 24 to 26, 2022, at the Grand Palm, Gaborone International Convention Centre, in Botswana, will host more than 30 world-renowned global industry experts. Further, more than 300 delegates from 30 countries will attend the event.

According to African Tourism Partners (ATP), the organisers of the annual event, the 5th Africa Tourism Leadership Forum will host a roundtable discussion among Chairpersons, CEOs, and Executives of private sector tourism associations and bodies across the continent.

Considering the decrease in non-African inbound travel as a result of COVID-19, this leadership forum is aimed at prioritising the role that national tourism private associations and bodies in unblocking intra-Africa travel bottlenecks.

The Executive Secretary of SADC Secretariat, H.E. Elias Mpedi Magosi has already been confirmed to grace the occasion.

Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Dr. Ibrahim Awal, and Francis Doku of Media General, have been booked to share their experiences and expertise.

The long list also includes Hon. Heather Sibungo – Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia; Emily Mburu-Ndoria – Director, Trade in Services, Investment, IPR and Digital Trade, AfCFTA, Ghana; Senthil Gopinath – CEO, ICCA, Netherlands; Dr. Rob Davidson – Managing Director, MICE Knowledge UK; John Friel – Country Manager, Travelstart, South Africa; Didier Scaillet, Chief Executive Officer, Meeting Profile, Belgium; Michaella Rugwizangoga – Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board (RDB); Adefunke Adeyemi – Secretary General of the Commission, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC); Moseketsi Mpeta – Head, Tourism and Services, IDC; Ms. Elcia Grandcourt, Director, Africa Department UNWTO and many more.

Delegates can register at to attend the event physically or virtually. – a credible 24/7 travel news website that provides travelers and industry stakeholders with real-time travel and tourism news, travel tips, and updates on various destinations across the world – is a proud media partner of this year’s Africa Tourism Leadership Forum.


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