Programme Schedule

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Schedule at a glance

IAPCO 2016 Annual Meeting and General Assembly
Provisional Programme (as at 16 February 2016)
Date Time Event Details Venue
Monday, 15 February – Thursday, 18 February All day Optional Safari Kapama Game Reserve
Thursday, 18 February 15h30 – 16h30 Ambassadors Meeting Victoria and Alfred Room, The Westin Cape Town
15h30 – 16h30 First-timers Networking Reception Duncan Dock Room, The Westin Cape Town
17h00 – 21h00 Reconnect Cocktail Reception
Transport will be leaving from The Westin Cape Town Hotel. Coaches will be returning to the hotel after the evening event.
Table Mountain
Friday, 19 February 08h30 – 09h00 Opening Remarks
Welcome to South Africa: Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, South African National Convention Bureau
Welcome to the Western Cape: Corne Koch, Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau
Introduction to IAPCO 2016: Michel Neijmann, IAPCO President
The Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
09h00 – 09h45 Keynote Address: An African Inspiration
The Power of the Pride
Ian Thomas
09h45 – 10h15 Refreshment break
10h15 – 11h15 IAPCO General Assembly Part 1 (IAPCO members only)
11h15 – 12h30 World Cafe Session (IAPCO members only)
The Elephant in the Room
12h30 – 12h40 Presentation by Hong Kong
12h40 – 13h30 Lunch – sponsored by Hong Kong
13h30 – 15h00 Quality Seminar
Scaling up your Business, Part 1
Hazel Jackson
15h00 – 15h30 Refreshment break
15h30 – 16h00 Presentation Session
Recent and future developments in the meeting industry in Africa
Dirk Elzinga
16h00 – 17h30 Corporate Partner Session
How do PCO’s & DMO’s work more closely to increase business to a destination
18h00 Transfer to evening event
Transport will be leaving from The Westin Cape Town Hotel. Coaches will be returning to the hotel after the evening event
The Westin Cape Town
18h30 – 23h00 A slightly more formal dinner Gold Restaurant
Saturday, 20 February 08h00 – 09h00 IAPCO Working Groups Breakfast The Chef’s Table Restaurant Thirty7,
The Westin Cape Town
09h00 – 09h30 Keynote Address: An African Tale
The Waterless Bath
Ludwick Marishane
The Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
09h30 – 10h30 IAPCO Matters (IAPCO members only)
IAPCO Communication on the current status of Strategy, Accreditation and a Case Study Working Group
10h30 – 11h00 Refreshment break
11h00 – 12h15 Quality Seminar
Scaling up your Business, Part 2
Hazel Jackson
12h15 – 12h25 Presentation by Toronto
12h25 – 13h30 Lunch – sponsored by Toronto
13h30 – 18h00 Afternoon Activity
Important note: transport to the evening event will directly follow the afternoon activity. Coaches will be returning to the hotel after the evening event.
A surprise!
18h00 Transfer to evening event
This transfer is for those who are not attending the afternoon activity. Coaches will be returning to the hotel after the evening event.
The Westin Cape Town
18h30 Informal evening event Oudekraal Beach
Sunday, 21 February 07h00 – 08h00 IAPCO Working Groups Breakfast The Chef’s Table Restaurant Thirty7,
The Westin Cape Town
08h45 – 09h45 IAPCO General Assembly Part 2 (IAPCO members only) The Roof Terrace, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
09h45 – 10h30 Keynote Address
Doing it Differently
Deborah Sexton
10h30 – 10h40 Presentation by Dubai
10h40 – 11h40 Next Hosts Brunch by Dubai
11h40 – 12h25 Keynote Address
Mindfulness
Helen Nicholson
12h25 – 13h00 Closing Plenary Session, Elections, 2018 Announcement, Farewells
13h15 – 17h00 Volunteer Activity
Transport will be leaving from The Westin Cape Town Hotel. Coaches will be returning to the hotel after the activity.
Samora Machel Community
Monday, 22 February 11h00 – 17h00

Meetings Africa 2016 BOND Day

IAPCO Seminar

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Tuesday, 23 February – Wednesday, 24 February All day

Meetings Africa 2016

Hosted Buyer Programme

Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg