This is what it takes to be a woman in the competitive MICE industry

2019-03-25 08:05 - PARTNER CONTENT
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Women and their role within the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) industry took centre stage at a business breakfast at Meetings Africa 2019, held at the Sandton International Convention Centre, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

It brought together influential women from across travel and tourism to discuss the important role they have in within the industry and also saw the launch of the Top 40 Women in MICE Awards. 

South Africa National Convention Bureau Chief Convention Bureau Officer, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo believes women are the backbone of the business events industry, with "passion, collaboration, along with quality buyers and exhibitors" being essential for making this sector successful, especially when it comes to South Africa and Africa as a whole. 

Lindiwe Rakhurebe, the CEO of the Durban International Convention Centre who spoke at the event, highlighted how women within the industry can uplift and support each other, saying "it's the role of women to impart the knowledge that we have so we can grow this sector". 

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