Published on : Sunday, May 26, 2019
In Africa, South Africa has the largest economy in terms of travel and tourism, generating 1.5 million jobs and contributing R425.8 billion to the economy, explains the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Al set to build on this; the Tourism Business Council of South Africa has a fresh plan with the possibility to raise international arrivals to 21 million and create an additional 2 million jobs by 2030.
At the forthcoming Hospitality Leadership Forum, sponsored by Diversey, authorities of trade, industry and hospitality will evaluate the effect of a changing environment on the aforesaid sectors all over Africa, unpacking opportunities and growth potential.
The Hospitality Leadership Forum, managed next to The Hotel Show Africa as part of Africa Trade Week, will evaluate investment as well as business leadership in the 4th Industrial revolution, whether hospitality can manage to line up with the sustainability trend, driving real transformation in tourism, the Tourism Business Council of South Africa’s Strategy 2030, and future hospitality trends.
Some eminent names will be among the speakers taking to the stage like Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of SA, Victor Tharage, Director General of the National Department of Tourism, Wendy Alberts, CEO of the Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) and several investment, business and hospitality industry leaders.
At The Hotel Show, the Hospitality Leadership Forum is just one of many highlights, which offers a 360 degree view of the market with global exhibitors highlighting their products across interiors, lighting and design, technology, security, catering equipment and more. Drawing thousands of hospitality sector stakeholders – from shebeen owners to luxury resort chains – The Hotel Show Africa will be co-located with the SAITEX trade show and Big 7 food and beverage trade show of Africa during the Trade Week from 23- 25 June at Gallagher Estate.