I love working in the Conference & Event industry
Destination South African has such a diverse capacity of meeting venues, unique locations, and sensational products that bring a unique edge to every event hosted in the borders of the country on the Southern Tip of Africa. I remain humbled by the amazing ability the country showcases with every event, and how our guests and customers are frequently amazed by the more than expected superb levels of service
My most memorable Conference or Event
There is never the most memorable, as each event brings with it a memorable moment or two. Be it the amazing nature of the conference, outstanding dinner events on the opulent Vergelegen Wine Estate, or the simple majestic view from the ballroom in the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Cape Town sunset are always special, and best enjoyed from Signal Hill or from the top of Table Mountain.
My top planning tip
I think my most engaging event planned to date was the hosting of 6500 delegate events in December 2009 which operated over a period of 24 days with the main conferences happening in Durban for 3000 delegates, 1500 in Cape Town and 2000 in Pretoria from the 10th – 14th December of that years. It involved more than 54 hotesl over three cities, and included pre & post safari experiences that in total involved 38 game lodges and 30 charter flights. The strength of our business is our ownership of our own fleet of luxury coaches that gave us the ability to move the above number in our our transport in three major cities without any need for concern that should we have a breakdown we could back it up quickly, as we are the source.
What makes me an excellent event & meeting planner
I never assume, adapting an attitude that every event we do is unique and has not been done before, and that the devil is always in the detail